Chapter 2.7 - Origin Based on the Development of Avalokitesvara Images
This page describes Origin Based on the Development of Avalokitesvara Images which is Chapter 2.7 located on page 16 of the The Origins of Eleven-Headed Avalokitesvara Some Suggested Origins in the book: Eleven Headed Avalokiteshvara by Tove E. Neville. This book recounts the occurence of the eleven-headed form of Avalokitesvara (Avalokiteshvara); also known as Chenresigs, Kuan-yin, or Kannon. It is part of the series “The Origins of Eleven-Headed Avalokitesvara Some Suggested Origins”. This page contains an online preview of the full text and summarizes technical terms, as well as information if you want to buy this book.
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The gods of northern Buddhism [by Alice Getty]
In the earliest representations of Avalokita, the hair is drawn up in a high ushnisha, but in later images he wears the five-leaved crown, in the centre leaf of which is usually a small image of his spiritual father Amitabha. In the paintings, however, according to M. Foucher, the image is usually omitted, and, if standing, the left hand is almost invariably in vara (charity) mudra....
Read full contents: Chapter VI - The Principal Forms Of Avalokitesvara
The Indian Buddhist Iconography [by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya]
As this particular form of Lokeshvara has also the same name, it may well be that its origin was the Hindu god Shiva Nilakantha. A confusion is likely to arise in the identification of the images of Nilakantha and Vajraraga, a variety of Manjushri, if their respective sires are not represented. The only point of distinction in that case would be the total absence of ornaments and rich garments in the case of Nilakantha....
Read full contents: Figure 116 - (Avalokiteshvara): Nilakantha
Sutra of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva's Fundamental Vows
" Shakyamuni Buddha said to Avalokiteshvara, "Listen to me. To describe the supernatural powers of the Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva would take endless kalpas and still I could not be able to enumerate them all" "People receive great bliss if they hear Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva's name and pay homage to his image and make offerings to him....
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