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Buddhist worthy of nirvana who postpones it to help others


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Caption: 1 Bodhisatva Avalokiteshvara, south Vietnam, c.
The former is the feminine vocative of the word padma, the lotus, as it appears in the sadhana "om mani padme hum" related to the Bodhisatva Avalokiteshvara, but actually addressing his female coefficient, the goddess Tara, according to a tantric interpretation of those two originally Mahayana figures.
Indeed every aspect of this standing Bodhisatva communicates spiritual abundance expressed through an ideal form.
Geology confirms this region was indeed once a vast and ancient lake, and tradition tells of how the Bodhisatva Manjushri drained that immense lake through a stroke of his flaming Wisdom Sword.
In Part B, taking up Buddhist images, Bhattacharya emphasizes the influence of Gandharan art, as seen in the Buddha and Bodhisatva images of Marhura, infused with a certain dynamism.
However, the emphasis is always on the central figure of the Bodhisatva which in every panel is perceptibly larger than the other figures.
The kings and their families with priests and courtiers would have ascended Borobudur to achieve ultimate being (like Sudhana guided by Bodhisatva Samantabhadra in the reliefs), power, and the benefits of the mandala rituals to assert themselves over their rivals, the Sanjayas.
The right-pillared slab with the birth scene (see figure 3) does not make a sequence with either the left-pillared slab showing the descent of the Bodhisatva from the Tushita heaven in the form of an elephant (slab no.
Caption: 2 Travelling shrine with Vairochana and bodhisatvas, Kashmir (?
Dominating everything are the famous portraits of Bodhisatvas of other-worldly beauty, elegance and compassion, eyes half-closed, inward-looking, weightlessly swaying on the threshold of Enlightenment, caught in what Stella Kramrisch described wonderfully as "a gale of stillness".
Gathered in the halls of this majestic mansion are examples of the many forms developed over the centuries to portray the gods of the Hindu pantheon, along with Buddha and the various bodhisatvas in their many attitudes.
The discussion on Buddhist images by Johne falls into the following sections: the historical Buddha and the transcendent Buddhas, the Bodhisatvas Avalokiteshvara and Manjushri, the male divinities Heruka, Vajrasattva, Bhaishajyaguru and Jambhala, and the female deities Tara, Pancharakshas, Chunda, Parnashavari and Marichi.