• It is a Buddhist deity who has attained the highest level of enlightenment (nirvana) but who delays their entry into paradise in order to help the earthbound.
AvalokitesvaraBodhisattva of compassion. Most universally acknowledged Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism.Has many avatars, most famous being Padmapani (Holding Lotus).
MaitreyaBodhisattva to be reborn. Future Buddha.
ManjushriBodhisattva of awareness and wisdom.
PadmasambhavaMost famous in Tibetan and Bhutanese Buddhism. Regarded as a second buddha there.
Vajrapani An early bodhisattva in Mahayana. Vajra means weapon.
TaraFemale bodhisattva in Tibetan Buddhism. A manifestation of Avalokitesvara.She represents the virtues of success in work and achievements. A manifestation of Avalokitesvara.
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