This BUDDHA OF COMPASSION is published to benefit all beings and brings great positive energy for the benefactors and for the whole planet Earth. It is embeded in the CHINA BEIJING OLYMPIC VIDEO.
On the Buddhist path, the Bodhisattvas are seen as emanations of Buddhas or completely enlightened Beings. Avalokiteshvara (tib. Chenresig, chinese: Quan Yin-female form, vn.Quan Am) is one of three main Bodhisattvas along with Manjushri and Vajrapani -- Holder of the Vajra.
Avalokitesvara is a Bodhisattva from Pure land of Buddha Amitabha (tib. Dewa Chen). Avalokiteshvara has many forms ; the best known is the 4-armed Chenresig (depicted in this Visual Dharma).
Another form is 1000-armed Chenresig whose sadhana is practiced in Nyungne -- fasting retreat. His name means : He/She who is listening for the cries of the world. His mantra OM MANI PADME HUM is included in many initiations and sadhanas with detailed visualisations, gestures (mudras) etc.
Pú-tó mountain in China is dedicated to Quan Yin.
Avatamsaka sutra refers to a mythical island of Avalokiteshvara.
OM MANI PADME HUM mantra is engraved on many rocks, painted in temples, and included as in this Visual Dharma.
Statue represents Padmapani, another form of Chenresig. Six syllable mantra OM MANI PADME HUM is very important : it closes the door to the suffering of being reborn in six realms of samsara.
OM closes the door for rebirth in gods realms which comes from pride. Gods experience suffering when one falls from the gods realms.
MA closes the door of rebirth in asura/demigods realms which comes from jealousy. Asuras experience constant fighting.
NI closes the door for rebirth in human realms which comes from desire. Humans experience birth, sickness, old age and death.
PAD closes the door for rebirth in the animal realm which comes from ignorance. Animals experience suffering of stupidity, preying upon one another, being killed by men for meat, skin...and being animals for burden.
ME closes the door for rebirth in hungry ghosts realm which comes from greed. Hungry ghosts experinece hunger and thirst.
HUM closes the door for rebirth in hell realms which comes from anger and hatred. Hell beings experinece suffering of cold and heat.