Who is Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara ?

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Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or also known as Padmapani and considered as “The Bodhisattva of infinite compassion”. Avalokiteshvara is derived from three words “Ava” which means “Down” and “Okita” means “to notice” or “Observe” and “Isvara” means ” Lord”, “Ruler”, or “Master” Combiningly called as “Lord Avalokiteshvara -who gazes down”. Bodhisattva is believed to be everywhere and is always helping us when we are in a problem. Therefore, he is also called ” The one who hears the cries of the world” and ” The Lord who will look in every direction.”

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Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Name in a different country.

Avalokiteshvara is a Sanskrit word which means the Lord who gazes down and helps us every moment we have a problem. Bodhisattva followers, especially from Nepal and Other countries, called him as Lord Avalokiteshvara. However, there is the variable name used in various countries describe Lord Avalokiteshvara which are.

CountryBodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Name
NepalKaruna Maya, अवलोकितेश्वर
MyanmarLokanat
ChinaGuānshìyīn Púsà or Guānyīn Púsà (觀世音菩薩 or 觀音菩薩)
JapanKanjizai Bosatsu
Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Name in a different country.

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Appearance

Different Buddhist text explains Lord Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara has more than 30 iconographic appearances of Avalokiteshvara. Often images of Lord Avalokiteshvara describe Lord Avalokiteshvara as having multiple head and arms, which represent her infinite care and love to her perceive suffering and help for all being (Brien,2017). In various schools, Lord Avalokiteshvara is explained to be a manifestation of Amitabha buddha when Lord bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara heard the suffering of the world her head burst cause of pain. Amitabha Buddha- Teacher of Avalokiteshvara who gathers the pieces of head and remade with eleven heads in its place. In addition, Amitabha Buddha gave thousands the arms to help beings from suffering.

GuanYin- Birthday of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara

Festivals of China

Guan Yin or Guanyin is Bodhisattva of compassion. Guan Yin is celebrated on the Lunar Calendar of the 19th of 2nd moon, 19th of 6th moon and 19th of the 9th moon. The first date represents the day she was born and the Second day represents the day she receives achievement enlightenment and the third day she becomes Nun. In China, Devotees offer Ping as a light for health and peace (Dan,2008).

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Mantra

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Mantra in Nepali Language

नमो रत्न त्रयाय नमः आर्य ज्ञान सागर वैरोचन व्यूह राजाय तथागताय अर्हते सम्यक् सम्बुद्धय नमह् सर्व तथगतेब्यह् अर्हतेब्यः सम्यक्संबुद्धे ब्यः नमः अर्य अवलोकिते श्वराय बोद्धिसत्त्वाय महासत्त्वाय महाकारुणिकाय तद्यथा ॐ धर धर धिरि धिरि धुरु धुरु इते वत्ते चले चले प्र चले प्र चले कुसुमे कुसुमे वरे इलि मिलि चितिज्वल मापनाये स्वाहा

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Mantra in English Language

Namo Ratna Trayāya Namaḥ Ārya Jñāna Sāgara Vairocana Vyūha Rājāya Tathāgatāya Arhate Samyak Sambuddhaya Namah Sarva Tathagatebyah Arhatebyaḥ Samyaksaṃbuddhe Byaḥ Namaḥ Arya Avalokite Śvarāya Boddhisattvāya Mahāsattvāya Mahākāruṇikāya Tadyathā Oṃ Dhara Dhara Dhiri Dhiri Dhuru Dhuru Ite Vatte Cale Cale Pra Cale Pra Cale Kusume Kusume Vare Ili Mili Citijvala māpanāye Svāhā

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References

Thian Hock Keng (n d). Birthday of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Retrieved from: https://thianhockkeng.com.sg/site/portfolio-archive/birthday-of-bodhisattva-avalokitesvara-guan-yin/

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