Definition of Avalokitesvara
1. Noun. A male Bodhisattva; widely associated with various gods and people.
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Literary usage of Avalokitesvara
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Buddhist Art in India by Albert Grünwedel (1901)
"The eleven-headed standing form of avalokitesvara is very frequent in Nepal, Tibet, and Japan, and it occurs at an early date in the ..."
2. The Permanent Elements of Religion: Eight Lectures Preached Before the by William Boyd Carpenter (1889)
"avalokitesvara were worshipped.1 Manjusri is the personification of Wisdom ... But this was not all; later the god avalokitesvara was cleft asunder, and, ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Srong Tsan Gampo has also become a saint, being looked upon as an incarnation of avalokitesvara ; and the description in the ecclesiastical historians of ..."
4. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1917)
"Now, avalokitesvara is the great Logos in its higher aspect and in the divine ... Padmapani-avalokitesvara is called esoterically Bodhisattva (or Dhyan ..."
5. The Religions of the World by George Aaron Barton (1919)
"avalokitesvara is conceived as the Spirit of the Buddha who is present with his church. He is supposed to be incarnate in the Dalai Lama, the infallible ..."
6. The Sanskrit Buddhist Literature of Nepal by Rājendralāla Mitra (1882)
"... 6, on the feet of avalokitesvara; 7, Dharmadhatu, in another measure ; 8, ... 32, Ditto for redemption from hell; 33, Ditto; 34, avalokitesvara as ..."