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.
Article last updated on 28 January 2014
by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
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Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "CHENREZIG: God of Compassion from Tibetan mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 28 Jan. 2014. Web. 29 July 2014.