- 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.
|Avalokitesvara||Bodhisattva of compassion. Most universally acknowledged Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism.Has many avatars, most famous being Padmapani (Holding Lotus).|
|Maitreya||Bodhisattva to be reborn. Future Buddha.|
|Manjushri||Bodhisattva of awareness and wisdom.|
|Padmasambhava||Most famous in Tibetan and Bhutanese Buddhism. Regarded as a second buddha there.|
|Vajrapani||An early bodhisattva in Mahayana. Vajra means weapon.|
|Tara||Female bodhisattva in Tibetan Buddhism. A manifestation of Avalokitesvara.She represents the virtues of success in work and achievements. A manifestation of Avalokitesvara.|