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Buddhist worthy of nirvana who postpones it to help others

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Siblings had to learn to pronounce Cassiopeia, Caledonia, Bodhisatva and Ceallachan.
The cult of Bodhisatva Avalokiteshvara was widespread in Southeast Asia and his role as a protector of all beings against perils and pitfalls led to an unparalleled popularity of this bodhisatva.
His use of the Western coinage "Dhyani" in connection with the Bodhisatva or Buddha--according to different Buddhist traditions--Vajrasatva is also explained, if not justified, by the sources available to him.
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.
The Medicine Buddha itself is safely in the National Museum in Phnom Penh, but the two accompanying bodhisatvas are presumably now in private collections abroad.
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.