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Buddhist worthy of nirvana who postpones it to help others

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This is possibly Maitreya or a bodhisatva. There is also a detail that shows the base of the casket with a lotus design.
(2) The sites appear to have been renowned as places which the Buddha and bodhisatvas visited, but what seemed to have attracted most people, particularly the Chinese pilgrims, must have been relics of the Buddha.
Studies include Hiram Woodward, 'Southeast Asian traces of the Buddhist pilgrims', Muse, Annual of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 22 (1988): 75-91; Claudine Bautze-Picron, 'Le groupe des huit grands Bodhisatva en Inde: Genese et developpement', in Living a life in accord with Dhamma: Papers in honor of Professor Jean Boisselier on his eightieth birthday, ed.
Siblings had to learn to pronounce Cassiopeia, Caledonia, Bodhisatva and Ceallachan.
Caption: 5 Bodhisatva from Fondukistan (niche D), Ghorband valley, now at the Kabul Museum.
Other excavated works include a Bodhisatva Maitreya and a stupa-shaped relic casket in schist stone.
The studios are located in the Norbulingka complex, the floor plan of which is based on the 1,000-armed and 11-headed Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisatva of Compassion--of whom the Dalai Lama is considered a living incarnation.
A long panel, depicting eight life-size icons of the Bodhisatva Avalokiteshvara on its western gallery was once the highlight of the Banteay Chhmar temple.
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.
In Buddhist mythology, Garuda is one of the four animals that represent the characteristics of a bodhisatva: Garuda represents wisdom, just as the naga (hooded snake) or dragon represents power, the tiger confidence and the snow lion fearlessness (Morgan 2010).
Indeed every aspect of this standing Bodhisatva communicates spiritual abundance expressed through an ideal form.
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.
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.
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.
Leaving aside for the moment the question whether the panel was a stand-alone piece or part of a complete life story whose other parts are no longer extant, we can safely say that it was intended as a continuous narrative of the Bodhisatva's life from his adolescence to the Great Departure.