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CHENREZIG

Tibetan Compassion God

Also known as CHENRESIG, SPYAN-RAS-GZIGS

All-seeing Lord of Compassion

One of the BODHISATTVAS, he is the original Tibetan form of the more widely known and popular AVALOKITESVARA.

He’s ‘looking with clear eyes’ — he has a thousand arms with an eye in the palm of each hand. He also has quite a lot of heads — all complete with eyes and probably third eyes. He seems very well-equipped, until he has a weeping session.

For hundreds of years, he has been looking after mortals as part of an extended missionary field trip. His earthly incarnation is the DALAI-LAMA.

CHENREZIG FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : CHENREZIG
Location : Tibet
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Compassion
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : CHENRESIG, SPYAN-RAS-GZIGS
Popularity index : 324

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Article last updated on 28 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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