CHIEN-SHOU-CHIEN-YEN -- KUAN SHIH YIN P'USA  


CHIEN-SHOU-CHIEN-YEN -- KUAN SHIH YIN P'USA

Many other Kuan Yin transformations are described ful y in
the various Mahayana Sutras and the underlying concept for all
are basical y the same -- an expression of the limitless compas-
sion of this great bodhisat va. One of the most important forms
which all Kuan Yin devotees should recognise and revere is that
of the Four-arm Avalokitesvara, worshipped by all Tibetans as
CHENRIZIG, the Holder of the White Lotus. It is in the male
form which has two hands in the praying-gesture known as the
`namaskara-mudra' while the other two hands hold his symbols,
the Crystal Rosary and the Lotus Flower. He is the emana-
tion and therefore the spiritual son of Amitabha Buddha, who
blessed him and whereupon the Bodhisat va brought forth the
famous prayer, known as the Mani Mantra:

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