Avalokiteśvara Mantra

Posted on September 24, 2007 By

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.


  1. Nancy says:

    My favorite 🙂

    Thank you for sharing


  2. LOL. Glad to be of service, Nancy. *bows*

  3. Liara Covert says:

    This is absolutely beautiful. Spiritual discovery is so uplifting to me. Everything always seems so new, so revitalizing. This can continue so long as we choose to really listen to ourselves beyond silent music.

  4. Thank you Liara. I’m glad you found the post and the clip inspiring.

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