Avalokiteshvara Balinese Statue

Price: $350.00
  • SKU3200-3-0155
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8.12 lbs 18 x 8 x 3 inches

(Sanskrit: avalokita, “looking on”; ishivara, “lord”)
Chinese Guanyin or Kuan-yin.

In Buddhism, and primarily in Mahayana (“Greater Vehicle”) Buddhism, the bodhisattva (“buddha-to-be”) of infinite compassion and mercy, possibly the most popular of all figures in Buddhist legend.

Avalokiteshvara is beloved throughout the Buddhist world. Avalokiteshvara supremely exemplifies the bodhisattva’s resolve to postpone his own buddhahood until he has helped every sentient being on earth achieve liberation from suffering and the process of death and rebirth.

Avalokiteshvara is the earthly manifestation of the self-born eternal Buddha Amitabha, whose figure is represented in his headdress, and he guards the world in the interval between the departure of the historical Buddha, Gautama, and the appearance of the future buddha. Avalokiteshvara protects against shipwreck, fire, assassins, robbers, and wild beasts. He is the creator of the fourth world, which is the actual universe.