Buddhist Mythology

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CHENREZIG

Tibetan Compassion God

Also known as Chenresig, Chenresik, Chenrezik, 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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Chenresig, Chenresik, Chenrezik, Spyan-Ras-Gzigs

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Compassion
Area of expertise: Compassion

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 1017

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Article last revised on November 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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