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1000 hands and 1000 eyes Avalokiteshvara

Avalokiteshvara, Ekadasamukha (Tibetan: chen re zig, shal chu jig. English: the Eleven Faced Lord Gazing on the World): the bodhisattva of compassion with 1000 hands (Sanskrit: sahasrabhuja).

Peaceful in appearance, with eleven faces rising upward in groups of three, the 10th is wrathful and the face at the top is that of the buddha Amitabha. Each face has two eyes and long black hair flows across the shoulders. With 5000 pairs of hands, the first 8 are distinct. The first pair at the heart holds a single precious jewel. The three right hands extended to the side are in the mudra of generosity, holding a Dharma wheel and a crystal prayer bead mala. The three on the left hold a water flask, a bow and arrow and a lotus blossom. Each face is adorned with a gold crown, ribbons and earrings. Necklaces, bracelets and precious jewels adorn the body and a scarf is wrapped about the neck. A deerskin is worn across the left shoulder and the lower body is covered in various silk fabrics. With the two legs together he stands atop a lotus flower surrounded by radiant light forming a thin green and orange nimbus around the body and smaller green areolas about the heads.

Avalokiteshvara is the Bodhisattva of the Great Compassion, excepted by all Buddhist traditions and famously known as Kuan Yin (a feminine form) by the Chinese. His vast vows is to deliver all sentient beings from falling into evil states and lead them towards salvation or enlightenment. He is mostly represented by the seed mantra OM MANI PADME HUM ("Hail the jewel in the lotus!").

NO. AVS002 1000 hands and 1000 eyes Avalokiteshvara

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4 hands Avalokiteshvara

Chaturbhuja Avalokiteshvara (Tibetan: chen re zi, chag shi pa, English: the Four Handed Lord Gazing Downward): the bodhisattva of compassion and the patron deity of Tibet.

Peaceful in appearance, white in colour (gold filled), he gazes forward with a beautiful countenance. The black hair is piled on the top of the head with some falling loose across the shoulders. The first pair of hands placed at the heart holds a precious wishing jewel. The first left upraised at the side holds a mala of prayer beads. The left also upraised holds a lotus blossom delicately between the fingers. Adorned with a crown of gold and jewels, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and anklets, he wears a krishnasara deerskin across the left shoulder. With a silk scarf wrapped about the shoulders, the lower body is attired in a silk skirt. The legs are folded in vajra posture atop a moon disc and multi-coloured lotus seat surrounded by a large red nimbus and orange areola of radiant light. Pink lotus flowers and green foliage appears to adorn the edges. The ground in front is strewn with heaps of wishing gems, gold ornaments, elephant tusks, cymbals, a shell with scented water, lamp and flower vase.

The exalted Avalokiteshvara is the arising, in divine form, of the compassionate aspect of all buddhas. He is renowned as the deity of compassion-of supreme love for all beings that is never biased. He has the capacity to bring happiness to the minds of all who hear his name; for example, just as mother would do for her child; he releases from their sufferings those who are miserable and enmeshed in various kinds of pain as a result of having committed such negative actions as killing others.

At the top center is Amitayus Buddha.

NO. AVF002 Trinity: Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani

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Avalokiteshvara Jinasagara (Yabyum, with consort)

Red Avalokiteshvara, Ocean of Conquerors (Tibetan: chen re zi gyal wa gya tso. Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara Jinasagara); a special tutelary deity of the Karma Kagyu (Kamtsangpa) School originating from the 'Revealed Treasure' tradition of the Nyingma School.

Peaceful in appearance with eyes semi-closed, he holds a jewel mala of beads in the right hand and a red jewel lotus in the left. Adorned with a gold crown, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. He seated in the center of the multi-coloured lotus throne and bosomed his bright consort Dorje Phagmo.She is nacarat at every pore, with left hand raising a skull bowl and right hand raising a drum of death's head (Kabala Drum).

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Maha Cundi Bodhisattva (Cundi - Avalokitesvara)

Maha Cundi Bodhisattva is known as the mother of Buddhas, also is one form of Avalokitesvara. She is the seated figure with 18 arms, various Dharma implements she holds represent the many skillful means of Tantra.

NO. CUN002 Maha Cundi Bodhisattva

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