AvalokiteÅ›vara (Sanskrit), known in many forms including that of Chenrezig (Tibetan) and Quan-Yin (Chinese), is the Boddhisattva Buddha of Compassion. According to Mahayana tradition, AvalokiteÅ›vara, after witnessing the suffering of beings here opted to postpone his own full Enlightenment until all sentient beings had been liberated from samsara (the illusion of the physical world; the cycle of birth-suffering-death-rebirth). He is often depicted with 1,000 hands and 11 heads to help him with this task. The all-encompassing “Om Mani Padme Hum” mantra is often attributed to him, as are the Lotus Sutra and the Diamond Sutra texts.
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