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Manifestations of Avalokitesvara 观音万象 Chamber 1 第一堂

Aryavalokitesvara 圣观音 "Holy Hearer of Cries" is the root form of the Bodhisattva. Also know as the Vajra of Correct Dharma, Fundamental Purity & the Lotus, he represents the heart of compassion of all Buddhas. As mentioned before he is also the Chief of the Lotus Section & successor of Buddha Amitabha in his Pure Land. In reality they are inseparable from each other.

In the 胎藏界曼荼罗 Garbhakosa Dhatu Mandala, he is located on the northwest petal of the central Court of 8 petals (Astadala), in the middle of the 1st row of the Court of the Lotus, & also in the Courts of Sakyamuni & Manjusri. In the Vajradhatu Mandala he is known as Vajradharma. The top 2 images are the ones in the Astadala Court & the Lotus Court. Their flesh is white. For the left image, his left hand forms a Mudra of Bestowing Fearlessness in front of his chest, whereas the right holds a full bloomed red lotus. He seats on a Pundarika (white lotus). For the right image, his left hand holds a half bloomed red lotus whereas the right holds one of its petals, with the intention of spreading it. This is the ability to open the heart of compassion in sentient beings. The bottom 2 images are the ones in the Courts of Sakyamuni & Manjusri respectively. The left image is standing & flesh colored. He holds a white duster in the right hand & the left is held by the waist. This signifies the readiness to wipe away the dust of klesa covering the minds of sentient beings. The right image is seated on a lotus & white colored. He holds a full bloomed red lotus in the left hand, & the right forms an open palm placed on the right thigh. This signifies the ability to accept any means possible to save sentient beings from the sea of suffering. The common mantra for Aryavalokitesvara is: Om arolik svaha There are also 4 Garbhakosa versions. The Astadala version is:

Namah samanta buddhanam buddha-dharani smrti-bala-dhana-kari dharaya sarvam bhagavatya-akaravati samaye svaha The Lotus Court version is: Namah samanta buddhanam sarva-tathagata-valokitakaruna-maya ra ra ra hum jah svaha The Sakyamuni Court version is: Namah samanta buddhanam sa The Manjusri Court version is: Namah samanta buddhanam sah

Sahasra-bhuja Sahasra-netra Avalokitesvara 千手千眼观音 the Bodhisattva in his most majestic form adorned with a

The third pair holds a white lotus on the left & blue lotus on the right. & the second pair is clasp in 莲花合掌 Padma Anjali Mudra in front of the chest. this image on the right have 27 faces front & back as well as 40 main arms plus 960 minor arms each with its own eye. The rest of the hands hold 32 different kinds of 法器 Dharma Instruments. one recites his heart Mantra thus: Om vajra dharma hrih Ekadasmukha 十一面观音 (eleven-faced) Avalokitesvara. Gold in color. The fourth holds a jade bangle on the left & the right forms the Mudra of Wish Fulfillment. Like Buddha Amitabha. He is situated at the left (north) end of the Court of . who possesses 10 extra faces to teach all the different sentient beings in the 10 realms of existence. Forming the Mudra of the 9 Peaks of Potala.thousand hands & eyes to see & help all suffering sentient beings in the 10 directions. each with its individual Mantra & purpose. The first pair of hands form the Amitayus Dhyana Mudra under his navel. also known as the Vajra of Adapting. In the Garbhakosa Mandala he is situated at the northern end of the Court of Akasagarbha. he is also known as the Vajra of Compassion.

and the last face behind is one of laughter. The hand holding the vial signifies the Wisdom of Universal Equanimity. The hand holding a full bloomed Lotus signifies the Wisdom of Excellent Observation. The Buddha face represents complete enlightenment. This deity has 4 arms representing the 4 Buddha wisdoms. The hand forming the Mudra of Bestowing Fearlessness signifies the Wisdom of Perfect Achievement. Finally the one holding the Mala signifies the Wisdom of Mirror Clarity. the 3 on the left are fierce and the 3 on the right are awe-inspiring. His heart mantra is: Om mahakarunika svaha The Garbhakosa version is: Om lokeshvara hrih .Susiddhi in the Garbhakosa Mandala. According to the sadhanas. the fierce faces for teaching stubborn unwholesome ones & the awe-inspring. This is another symbolic form to show the extent of his all-embracing compassion. The one right at the top is the face of Amitabha. laughing faces for teaching beings of mixed nature. The serene faces are for teaching beings of wholesome nature. the frontal 3 faces are serene.

Otherwise known as 马头明王 Hayagriva Vidyaraja.Hayagriva Avalokitesvara 马头观音. situated at the bottom of the 1st row of the Lotus Section of the Garbhakosa Mandala. the fierce 3-eyed horseheaded burning-red form. He is both a Bodhisattva & a Guardian Deity. and the Vajra of Chewing or Speed. The .

He is also able to give sentient beings all kinds of worldly and spiritual benefits. He is the esoteric guardian of the Lotus Section. or the great running speed of the horse. depicted as being 4-armed. all devotees of Avalokitesvara. the Tibetan form. The image of Avalokitesvara in the Grand Hall of Space is Cintamani.horse head represents the single-minded desire of the horse for water and grass. & the teacher of sentient beings in the animal realm. This one above from the . His common mantra is: Om amritodbhave hum phat The Garbhakosa version is: Namah samanta buddhanam khadaya bhanja sphataya svaha Cintamani-cakra Avalokitesvara 如意轮观音 turner of the Wheel. such that their wishes are fulfilled. That is Chenrezig. which is like his will to save sentient beings. Cintamani represents the Bodhisattva's absolute freedom to teach the Dharma in any of the realms of existence. which can be compared the speed that he appears to those who need him. the Vajra holding the Jewel.

White-fleshed. The rest of the hands hold a full bloomed Lotus. such that they will not fall into the 3 evil realms. Cakra (wheel).Garbhakosa Mandala is the Japanese form. His heart mantra is similar with the mantra of 6 syllables: Om varada padme hum And the middle mantra: Om padma cintamani jvala hum Amoghapasa Avalokitesvara 不空绢索观音 holder of the infallible lasso. a sign of deep contemplation. In the Garbhakosa Mandala he is situated in the middle of the 3rd row of the Lotus . always guiding them on the Correct Path. Amoghapasa is 3-eyed. he has 6 arms to teach the sentient beings in each of the 6 realms of existence. Mani Jewel & Mala. Yellow-fleshed & seated on a red lotus. situated in the middle of the 2nd row of the Lotus Section. Vajra of Equal Guidance. His first 2 hands are rested on his face & lotus seat. This lasso of compassion is used to rope in all wayward sentient beings to the Dharma. In his Crown manifests the seated Buddha Amitabha. 4-armed & wears a robe of deerskin.

he is situated at the top of the 3rd row of the Lotus Section. He has great powers to protect all those who call on him. the Vajra of Special Practice. His heart mantra is: Om amogha vijaya hum phat And the Dharani is: Om amogha-padma-pasa-krodhakarsaya praveshaya maha-pashupati-yama-varuna-kuvera brahma-vesa-dhara padma-kula-samayan hum hum Parnashabari Avalokitesvara 披叶衣观音 he who is cloaked with leaves. thrice one's family. In the Sutras it is said that reciting his mantra once protects one. wars. He can relieve sentient beings from all sorts of unwholesome happenings like disasters. According to the Amoghapasa Sutra those who recite his Dharani will be able to receive 20 kinds of merits in this life & 8 kinds of benefits at the moment of death. twice protects one's partner. plagues etc. The Gabhakosa Mandala image above depicts him with staff and lasso.Section. The mantra is thus: . 4 times one's tribe & 5 times the entire nation. Fleshcolored & seated on a red lotus.

So-called because she constantly dwells in the pure. undefiled place in her heart that is neither within. Her Garbhakosa mantra. which can purify both physical and spiritual impurities. is thus: Namah samanta buddhanam tathagata vishaya-sambhave padma-malini svaha . In the Garbhakosa Mandala she is situated at the bottom of the 3rd row. This image is pale yellow.Om parnashavari hum phat Pandaravasini Avalokitesvara 白处尊观音. Japan and Southeast Asia. She is a female deity of the Lotus Section. also known as the Vajra free of Impurities & White Robe Guanyin 白衣观音. It is a popular form in China. The left hand holds a white lotus & the right forms a mudra of wish fulfillment. without nor in between. & seated on a red lotus.

His mantra is: Om aryodakasri svaha . These are the waters of wisdom from Vairocana himself. In the Garbhakosa Mandala he is situated in the 3rd row of the Lotus Section. Pale yellow & seated on a red lotus.Udaka-sri Avalokitesvara 水吉祥观音 meaning 'water auspicious'. spiritually refreshing water gushes forth from his lotus or directly from his hand for the benefit & nourishment of all sentient beings. 3rd from the bottom. the Vajra born of Moisture. This is to show the calming effect he has on sentient beings. he holds a half-bloomed lotus in the left hand & the right forms the mudra of bestowing fearlessness. According to the Commentary of the Maha-vairocana Sutra. Another name for this manifestation is 水月观音 Water Moon Guanyin.

or fierce eye. 3rd from the top. Its purpose is to strike fear into the egoism and self-centered minds of stubborn sentient beings. She is situated in the 1st row of the Lotus Section. and is a fierce form. lotus. According to the Maha-vairocana Commentary. The last hand forms a wish fulfilling mudra.Bhrkuti Avalokitesvara 比俱底观音 bhrkuti means wrinkled. she has 3 eyes and 4 arms. The above is the Garbhakosa Mandala image. Her Garbhakosa mantra is: Namah samanta buddhanam sarva-bhaya-trasani hum sphotaya svaha . and a vial of elixir. carrying rosary. This female deity is born from the wrinkle on the forehead of Avalokitesvara. also known as the Vajra of Subduing.

She is born of the purest allseeing samadhi of Tathagata Maha-vairocana. resting on her knee. 2nd from the top.Svetabhagavati Avalokitesvara 白身观音 she with the white body. holding a half-bloomed lotus in the left hand. sharing the same fundamental vow. & the right palm. the Vajra of Universal Conversion. In the Garbhakosa Mandala she is in the 3rd row of the Lotus Section. She is pale yellow. It is similar with Pandaravasini Avalokitesvara. This represents the ability to convert all sentient beings to their fundamental purity. covers her shoulder. Her mantra is: Om mahapadme shvetange huru huru svaha .

The left & right faces are blue. 4-armed.Amoghanikusa Avalokitesava 不空钩观音 holder of the infallible hook. His left hands hold a lotus with a single prong hook & a rope. His left hands hold a 3-prong hook & a 3-prong vajra. In the Garbhakosa Mandala he is situated in the left end of the 2nd row in the Court of Akasagarbha. which never fails to draw all sentient beings to the Dharma & fulfill their wishes. His hook is like the lasso of Amoghapasa Avalokitesvara. Thus they are similar deities. He is described as 4-faced. also known as the Vajra of Transformed Appearance. His mantra is: Namah samanta buddhanam dhi ram padmalaya svaha . each with 3 eyes. flesh colored & sitting on a red lotus.

& is named by his Teacher. beside Amoghankusa above. the right hands hold a tasseled iron hook & form a Mudra of Wish Fulfillment. this fearsome hook is used to pierce their ignorance & draw them to the Dharma. In the Garbhakosa Mandala he is situated in the Court of Akasagarbha. The left hands hold a lotus & a lasso. The left face is blue. He is also described as 4-faced. A Bodhisattva (Akasagarbha?) holding 2 swords seats upon his crown. This fierce deity is able to manifest Avalokitesvara's Samadhi of Anger. 4-armed. each with 3 eyes. His mantra is: Namah samanta buddhanam kuvalaya svaha . When there are sentient beings who are stubborn & egoistic. All 4 faces have a Buddha manifesting above them. & flesh colored.Amogha-krodhanikusa-raja Avalokitesava 忿怒钩观音 holder of the fearsome hook. also known as the Vajra holding the Hook. the right green. Bodhisattva Akasagarbha.

The Gandharaja Dharani Sutra says that he is white in color. Thus named as this form bestows blessings on all sentient beings like a penetrating & powerful fragrance. Classified as a deity of the Garbhakosa & as a manifestation of Avalokitevara. Under his feet also grows a pink lotus. . but not situated in the Mandala itself. whereas the left holds a stalk of pink lotus. crown & necklace. There is a 5-colored umbrella draped in red & yellow beads above his hallow. & is dressed in celestial robes. His right hand forms the Mudra of Bestowing Fearlessness.Gandharaja Avalokitevara 香王观音 the king of fragrance.

hatred & ignorance in sentient beings. Another fierce form. His mantra is: Padma narakindi isvara buru buru hum . As he is able to swallow the 3 poisons of craving. his throat became blue as a result. The image above is a Tibetan depiction. this image looks very much like Shiva.Nilakantha Avalokitesvara 青颈观音 he with the blue-throat. the Isvaradeva in Buddhism. But there are many references to Avalokitesvara as the blue-throated one in the Dharani of Great Compassion. so there's this relation to Blue Shiva. the Hindu God.

the other an auspicious bird that can sing away the klesa of all sentient beings. and rides a white lion.Amate Avalokitesvara 阿麽提观音 the forgiving. the fearless one. He has 3 eyes and 4 arms. His mantra is: Om amate svaha . Amate deals fairly with all sentient beings and bestows fearlessness. One of the arms holds a Majya fish.

Qilin(chinese mythological beast) Riding Guanyin 麒麟观音. chaotic beasts. this depiction aims to tame the demon within our minds with Guanyin's compassion. courtesy of Peter Yeh. This rare bronze image is brought to LA fm China in the 1920s.perhaps suggesting a cross btw Cintamani & Bhaisajraja Avalokitesvara. As Qilins are fierce. Notice its resemblance to Amate Avalokitesvara above. This image carries a Mani Jewel in his right hand & a Vial of elixir in his left . .

The Lion represents the majesty & might of the Dharma. & the . quite similar to Qilin Riding Guanyin above.Lion Riding Guanyin 骑吼观音 The bronze image on the left carries a Mani Jewel in the left hand & the right forms the Mudra of Wish Fufillment.

who is depicted riding a Lion most of the time. Southern Sea Guanyin 南海观音 This painting of Guanyin on an island at sea (Putuo Shan?) was most popular in South China during the final part of the 1800s and the early part of the 1900s.to proclaim the doctrine of Truth far & wide. Praying for their individual safeties at sea. This is of course personified as Guanyin of the Southern Seas. millions of Southern Chinese migrants commit their fortunes to the great sea to escape the turmoil on the Mainland. There are also many that worship the Chinese Sea Goddess 妈祖 Mazu aka 天后 Tianhou for the very same purpose. He can be found in Temples in both China & Tibet (like the image on the right). So we can see there's a close relation between Taoist & Buddhist deities. they felt a great need for spiritual consolation. In this aspect he is no different from Bodhisattva Manjusri 文殊菩萨. Then. . hoping to find greener pastures in other countries.ability of Avalokitesvara to give the 狮子吼 Lion's Roar . hoping to survive the waves.

the same as the one in the Hall of Space. Avalokitesvara in Tibet is called Chenrezig. full bloomed Lotus & a Mani Jewel. except the latter has 6 arms. This form. This form is always white in color & sometimes Buddha Amitabha is depicted manifesting above his head. the Mantra of 6 Syllables. which is similar to Cintamani Avalokitesvara. is similar to Cintamani's heart mantra. carries Mala.Four Armed Chenrezig 四臂观音 As we all know. . & his 4 armed image is by far the most well popular form there. So it is safe to say 4 armed Chenrezig is derived from 6 armed Cintamani. Even his mantra. the most popular mantra in Tibet.

Yab Yum Chenrezig 双身观音 This seated. shows Chenrezig in union with his consort. sometimes standing image. Notice that .

though the posture is the same. so the lotus is coiled around the other hand instead. which has the Lotus & Diamond Courts on the right & left of the Central Astadala Court. sometimes seated image. & the red lotus is changed into a blue one. except that the right hand is now used to support his body. which means "holder of the lotus". The seated image is also the same. who is also known as Vajrapani or Vajradhara. . shows Padmapani holding a full bloomed red lotus in the right hand & the left forms a mudra of Wish Fufillment. as in the Garbhakosa Mandala. as opposed to Vajrasattva. Padmapani is always white in color. His color has also changed from white to red like Buddha Amitabha. Bodhisattva Padmapani 莲花手菩萨 In Vajrayana Buddhism Avalokitesvara is also known as Padmapani. Like Aryavalokitesvara & 4 armed Chenrezig. Instead of a Mala he now carries a Vajra. This standing. Usually both of them are depicted waiting at the right & left of Tathagata Vairocana. He is found in Indian & Tibetan buddhist art. but not in China. This is actually Chenrezig in Anuttara Yoga Tantra 无上 瑜伽部 form. His consort has one arm around his body & the other holding a skull cap high above her head. the items he carries have changed. & is thus found only in Tibet.

& Bodhisattva Maha Sthama Prapta is in the left hand corner with palms clasped in reverence. Similar depictions can also be found in China. .Sukhavativyuha Avalokitesvara 极乐观音 Here we have Avalokitesvara in the bottom right hand corner as part of the Receiving Party of the Three Noble Ones of the West 西方三圣. which is common due to the popularity of the Pure Land School of Buddhism. In this Japanese painting we see Avalokitesvara kneeling & holding a Golden Lotus Pedestal 金莲台 to take whoever is ready back to the Pureland. who will appear to those virtuous ones seeking to be reborn in the World of Ultimate Bliss 极乐世界 when their time is up. Buddha Amitabha is in the middle froming the Mudra of Guiding 接引印.

so this is also another popular form in China and South East Asia.The 33 Transformation Bodies of Guanyin 三十三应化 身 Willow Leaf Guanyin 杨柳观音 otherwise known as Bhaisajyaraja Avalokitesvara 药王观音. liken to willow leaves swaying in the wind. Her mantra is: Om vajra dharmaya bhaisajya raja svaha . This refers to the flexibility of the Bodhisattva to adept to the mind of sentient beings. who holds a vial of elixir in the left hand and a stalk of willow leaves in the right. Devotees suffering from illnesses therefore pray especially to this manifestation. The above form is 1st of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. The elixir can cure all their physical and spiritual illnesses.

"If there are those that can be liberated by a Naga or Yaksa. who appears as 天龙夜叉身 a Naga or Yaksa.Dragon Head Guanyin 龙头观音. it can be compared to the might of Guanyin's powers." They are all celestial or supernatural beings. This form is sitting or standing on the back of a dragon flying through the clouds. The above image is 2nd of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says. . But as the Dragon is the highest of all beasts. the Bodhisattva will appear in these forms to teach them the Dharma.

the Bodhisattva will appear in this form to teach them the Dharma." A Sravaka is an enlightened disciple of the Buddha. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says: "If there are those that can be liberated by a Sravaka. who appears as 声闻身 a Sravaka. This form is seated on a rock with a scroll in the right hand. The above image is 3rd of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. As Sravakas attain enlightenment through listening to the Dharma. the Sutra is used as a symbol of teaching. .Sutra Holding Guanyin 持经观音.

The above image is 4th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. about to meet their ends by execution.Complete Hallow Guanyin 圆光观音. who appears inside an all encompassing hallow of light. the blade will shatter into many pieces. . The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says: "If there are sentient beings punished by kings. This form is seated on a rock with clasped palms." The blazing flames behind this form is a symbol of such strength. by the power of invoking Avalokitesvara.

" The rainbow clouds are used as a symbol of such freedom of flight. The above image is 5th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin.Wander Jest Guanyin 游戏观音. This form is seated on rainbow colored clouds with one hand holding her raised knee & the other supporting her body. who appears falling from the admantine mountain. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says: "If there are sentinet beings pursued by evil men. by the power of invoking Avalokitesvara. . not a single hair on them will be injured. and as a result fall off the admantine mountain.

the Bodhisattva will appear in these forms to teach them the Dharma. as almost all chinese depictions of Guanyin are modelled in this image. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says: "If there are those that can be liberated by a Bhikku or Bhikkuni. It is the same as Pandaravasini Avalokitesvara of the Garbhadhatu Mandala. who appears as 比丘比丘尼身 a Bhikku or Bhikkuni.the bodhicitta. The above image is 6th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. This form is seated in meditation on a rock wearing a white robe. . Incidentally this Guanyin is also called the "motherform"." A Bhikku/Bhikkuni is an ordained disciple of the Buddha.White Robe Guanyin 白衣观音. White symbolises the pure undefiled heart of enlightenment .

who appears as 小王身 a Prince. the Bodhisattva will appear in this form to teach them the Dharma. The above image is 7th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says: "If there are those that can be liberated by a Prince. ." The exalted lotus seat represents his or her natural noblity. This form wears a crown & is seated in a lotus pond with clasped palms.Lotus Seated Guanyin 莲卧观音.

who appears as transforming a burning pit into a pond. by the power of invoking Avalokitesvara.Gush Seeing Guanyin 泷见观音. by being pushed into a pit of fire. The above image is 8th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. . This form is seated on a cliff gazing at a distant waterfall. the burning pit will become a pond." The gushing waters are used as a symbol of such salvation. Thus it is also known as Waterfall Observing Guanyin 观瀑观音 The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says: "If there are sentinet beings to be harmed.

This form sits beside a pond gazing at nearby lotuses. all worldly suffering can be saved.Joy Giving Guanyin 施乐观音. with one hand placed on her knee & the other on her cheek. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says although "Sentinet beings are in great trouble and distress." She constatly contemplates on how to relieve the suffering of sentient beings using her limitless wisdom. as if in deep contemplation. The above image is 9th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. . but through Avalokitesvara's wonderful wisdom. subjected to endless cycles of suffering. who appears like the sun in the sky. thus giving them true joy.

Fish Basket Guanyin 鱼篮观音. & the basket is where they will be contained. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says: "If sentinet beings meet with evil raksas. . nagas & demons into submission. immediately none will dare to harm them. This form is standing on a great koi fish with crossed hands. sometimes holding a fish basket. poisonous nagas and other demons. who appears to save those running into evil 罗刹 raksas. by the power of invoking Avalokitesvara." The great koi fish is a symbol of majesty that awes the raksas. The above image is 10th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin.

Virtuous King Guanyin 德王观音, who appears as 梵王身 Mahabrahma. This form sits in the lotus posture on a rock, holding a branch of willow leaves in the right hand & the left hand rests below his navel. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says: "If there are those that can be liberated by Mahabrahma, the Bodhisattva will appear in this form to teach them the Dharma." Mahabrahma is the Primal Sentient Being & the Creator deity of the Hindu faith. After the Buddha appeared he has since become a guardian deity. He is Lord of the Realm of Form, thus extremely exalted in virtue. This is comparable to the virtue of Guanyin, so this form is named Virtuous King. The above image is 11th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin.

Water Moon Guanyin 水月观音, who appears as 辟支佛身 a Pratyeka Buddha. This form is standing on a lotus petal floating on water with clapsed palms, gazing at the Moon. It is the same as Udakasri Avalokitesvara of the Garbhakosa Mandala. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says, "If there are those that can be liberated by a Pratyeka Buddha, the Bodhisattva will appear in this form to teach them the Dharma." A Pratyeka Buddha is a silent saint who is enlightened from realizing the 12 Causal Links of Existence. This Pratyeka Buddha form is shown to be able to realize the the truth of Dependent Origination by gazing at the Moon & observing its reflection in the water. The above image is 12th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin.

Single Petal Guanyin 一叶观音, who appears as 宰官身 a Minister. This form sits on a lotus petal floating on the water with one hand placed on his raised knee & the other supporting his body. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says: "If there are sentient beings washed away by great waters, drifting helplessly in the flood; by the power of invoking Avalokitesvara, they will be able to reach shallow areas." This form of Guanyin is venerated for his ability to drift anywhere to help victims of water disasters. The above image is 13th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin.

Blue Neck Guanyin 青颈观音, who appears as 佛身 a Buddha. This form is sitting on a rock with one hand placed on his raised knee & the other resting on another rock nearby. A vial with a willow branch is placed beside him. This form is the same as Nilakantha Avalokitesvara in Vajrayana Buddhism. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says, "If there are those that can be liberated by a Buddha, the Bodhisattva will appear in this form to teach them the Dharma." This form is venerated for its ability to cure diseases, alleviate sins & lengthen lifespans by swallowing the defilements of sentient beings into his throat, turning it dark. That is why Guanyin is sometimes called he with the blue neck. The above image is 14th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin.

who appears as 天大将军身 a Celestial General. "If there are those that can be liberated by a Celestial General. The above image is 15th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. This form is sitting on a rock gazing at the water with one hand placed on the ground & the other holding a stalk of lotus. .Majestic Virtue Guanyin 威德观音." This form is venerated for its ability to command awe & respect among all sentient beings with his majestic powers. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says. the Bodhisattva will appear in this form to teach them the Dharma.

. by the power of invoking Avalokitesvara.Life Lengthening Guanyin 延命观音. they will be returned to the original senders." This form of Guanyin is venerated for she is able to protect sentient beings from harm by all curses & poisons. & her body is a deep yellow color. The above image is 16th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. This form rests behind a rock with one hand placed on his cheek in contemplation & the other placed on the rock. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says: "If there are sentient beings plagued by curses & poisons. intending to cause bodily harm. thus lengthening their lifespan. She wears a precious crown with Buddha Amitabha manifested above. who appears protected from harm by curses & poisons.

" This form is venerated for its ability to protect sentient beings seeking treasures from harm if they ever meet with raksas in unknown lands. who appears as 长者身 an Elder. The above image is 17th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. This form is sitting on a coastal rock in contemplation with one hand placed on the ground & the other holding his raised left knee. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says.All Treasures Guanyin 众宝观音. the Bodhisattva will appear in this form to teach them the Dharma. "If there are those that can be liberated by an Elder. .

. breathing out venom like smoky fire. scorpians & their venom. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says: "If there are snakes & scorpians.Rock Enclave Guanyin 岩户观音. they will all go away seeking this sound. The above image is 18th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. gazing at the water. This form sits meditating inside a rocky cave. who appears protected from snakes & scorpians. by the power of invoking Avalokitesvara." This form of Guanyin is venerated for she is able to protect sentient beings from harm by all snakes.

The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says." This form is venerated for its ability to give peace to sentient beings who become victims of disasters. The above image is 19th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. sincerely call on him.Tranquility Able Guanyin 能静观音. This form is leaning on a rock with both hands folded in front. the Bodhisattva will immediately answer their prayer and relieve them of all suffering. who appears in deep contemplation. who upon hearing the name of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. "If there are measureless sentient beings going through from all kinds of suffering. .

at the mercy of water dragons. gazing at a waterfall.Anuda Guanyin 阿耨观音. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says. by the power of invoking Avalokitesvara. . "If there are sentient beings castaway at sea." This form is venerated for its ability to protect sentient beings who become shipwreck victims lost at sea. The above image is 20th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. fish & demons. This form is sits on a rock with both hands placed on the raised left knee. who appears protected from hostile denizens of the sea. waves will not be able to drown them.

The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says. . The above image is 21st of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. This form is the same as the 4 armed Amate Avalokitesvara of the Garbhakosa.Amate Guanyin 阿麽提观音. the Bodhisattva will appear in this form to teach them the Dharma. He is sitting on a rock with both hands placed on the raised left knee. gazing out at sea. "If there are those that can be liberated by Vaisramana." This form is venerated for its ability to bestow fearlessness towards all sentient beings. who appears as 毗沙门身 Celestial King Vaisramana.

who appears as 帝释天身 Sakra. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says. the Bodhisattva will appear in this form to teach them the Dharma. lengthening life & also to protect households. He is sitting in the lotus posture on a rock with both hands folded infront. . which is on the peak of Mount Sumeru. This form is the same as Parnashabari Avalokitesvara of the Garbhakosa. King of the Tavatimsa heaven. "If there are those that can be liberated by Sakra.Leaf Cloaked Guanyin 叶衣观音. The above image is 22nd of the 33 Chinese Guanyin." This form is venerated for its ability to protect sentient beings from various diseases.

who appears as 自在天身 Isvaradeva. The above image is 23rd of the 33 Chinese Guanyin.Colored Glaze Guanyin 琉璃观音. This form is the same as Gandharaja Avalokitesvara of the Garbhakosa. Isvaradeva is Lord of the Paranirmita-vashavartin Heaven. . He is standing on a lotus petal floating on the water. the highest heaven in the Realm of Desire (where we dwell). Also known as 高王观音 High King Guanyin. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says. In his hands is a incense burner made of colored glaze. the Bodhisattva will appear in this form to teach them the Dharma. "If there are those that can be liberated by Isvaradeva. In this realm he is considered the supreme deity." This form is venerated for its ability to protect sentient beings from many types of untimely death.

The above image is 24th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. they will immediately turn merciful. by the power of invoking Avalokitesvara. He is standing on a cloud floating in the sky. who appears protected from hostile bandits. As we know Tara means 'eye' or 'deliverer'. each wielding a sword ready to slay." This form is venerated for its ability to protect sentient beings from being harmed by vicious bandits.Tara Guanyin 多罗观音. This form is the same as Bodhisattva Tara of the Garbhakosa. . The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says. "If there are sentient beings surrounded by hostile bandits.

& is venerated by them for its ability to protect them on their fishing trips out to sea. . who appears who appears as a 菩萨身 Bodhisattva. "If there are those that can be liberated by a Bodhisattva. the Bodhisattva will appear as himself to teach them the Dharma. This form seats in meditation behind a giant clam.Clam Guanyin 蛤蜊观音. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says." This form originated from the legends among China's coastal fishermen. The above image is 25th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin.

. The above image is 26th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. This form stands on a rock holding a Sutra text in his right hand. throughout the six 2-hourly periods of both day & night. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says. "If there are those that can be liberated by a Upasaka.Six Period Guanyin 六时观音. the Bodhisattva will appear in this form to teach them the Dharma." This form is so called because it constantly radiates compassion towards all sentient beings. who appears who appears as a 居士身 Upasaka (Layman).

but after being converted by the Buddha he has since become a guardian deity. the Bodhisattva will appear in this form to teach them the Dharma. This form stands on a mountain top with both hands crossed & concealed in his robes. Mahesvara is originally Shiva of the Hindu faith. The above image is 27th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. who appears who appears as 大自在天身 Mahesvara.Universal Compassion Guanyin 普悲观音. thus very exalted in power & virtue. just as the power & virtue of Mahevsara is known by all. "If there are those that can be liberated by Mahesvara. He is also thought to be the highest deity in the Realm of Form." This form is so called because its universal & equal compassion is able to benefit all sentient beings. . The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says.

in the year 817 AD this form appeared in the 陕右 Shanyou district to convert the populace there. asking that the grave be lifted. only to die the next day. So she married this young man. The people of Shanyou is fond of hunting & archery. the Bodhisattva will appear in this form to teach them the Dharma. . A few days after she was buried an old monk appeared. Thus the Bodhisattva appeared as a beautiful lady & enticed the men to ask for her hand. This form stands with both hands crossed infront. who took pity on the people here & thus came to teach them. but on the condition that they can memorize 3 Mahayana Sutra texts. So after 3 rounds of competition only a young man of the Ma family could memorize all the texts. who appears who appears as a 妇女身 Lady. In it they found that only a golden collar bone remained. From then on the populace of Shanyou mostly became devout Buddhists. & have never heard of the Dharma. "If there are those that can be liberated by a Lady. & is garbed in a celestial dress. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says." During the reign of Emperor Xianzong of the Tang Dynasty. The old monk then revealed to them that this lady is actually a manifestation of Guanyin. As he finished his words the old monk simply vanished. The above image is 28th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin.Lady Ma Guanyin 马郎妇观音.

. The above image is 29th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. but it is free from egoistic pride." Although this form is of noble caste.Clasped Palms Guanyin 合掌观音. who appears as a 婆罗门身 Brahmin. This form stands on a lotus with both palms clasped in salute. thus having the highest standing in Indian society. "If there are those that can be liberated by a Brahmin. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says. humbly saluting all sentinet beings as future Buddhas. Brahmins are people of the priest caste. the Bodhisattva will appear in this form to teach them the Dharma.

"If there thunderous clouds spitting bolts of lightning. . dropping hailstones & showering great rain. by the power of invoking Avalokitesvara. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says. This form sits on a lotus seat on top of a floating storm cloud." This form is venerated for its ability to protect sentient beings from disasterous storms. who appears in control of storms.Oneness Guanyin 一如观音. they will all disperse in due time. with both hands placed on her raised left knee. The above image is 30th of the 33 Chinese Guanyin.

the Bodhisattva will appear in this form to teach them the Dharma." This form is venerated for its ability to protect all Buddhas from unwholesome forces. The above image is 31st of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. Non-dual refers to the nature of the Bodhisattva's fierce & peaceful manifestations. . who appears as a 执金刚身 Vajra Holder (guardian deity). "If there are those that can be liberated by a Vajra Holder.Non-dual Guanyin 不二观音. with both hands lowered & crossed infront. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says. This form stands on a lotus leaf floating on the water.

The above image is 32nd of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. . one bloomed & the other half-bloomed. is the same as Bodhisattva Padmapani of the Garbhakosa.Lotus Holding Guanyin 持莲观音. who appears as a 童男童女身 Boy/Girl Child. the Bodhisattva will appear in this form to teach them the Dharma. "If there are those that can be liberated by a Boy or Girl Child. who wears a crown. It symbolizes the fully enlightened mind together with the mind journeying towards enlightenment." As we may know. this lotus is a symbol of the Bodhisattva's fundamental vow. with both hands holding a long stalk of 2 lotuses. It stands on a floating lotus leaf. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says. This form.

" This is exactly the same as Single Petal Guanyin. who appears controlling the flood waters.Water Sprinkling Guanyin 洒水观音. Likewise. this form is venerated for its ability to save victims of water disasters. they will be able to reach shallow areas. . The above image is the last & 33rd of the 33 Chinese Guanyin. "If there are sentient beings washed away by great waters. The Universal Gate Chapter of the Lotus Sutra says. by the power of invoking Avalokitesvara. drifting helplessly in the flood. It stands on a rock holding a bowl in the left hand & sprinkling water from it with a willow stalk in the right hand.

These 2 names reveal the deep karmic link between Avalokitevara & Amitabha.Deities of the Lotus 莲花部诸尊 Buddha Amitayus/Amitabha 无量寿. as well as the Saddharma & Karuna Pundarika sutras. Vajra of Compassion. He represents one of the 4 Buddhawisdom of Tathagaha Maha-vairocana. Amitabha also plays a significant role in Vajrayana Buddhism. The above statue at Nara.无量光如来 the Tathagata of the Lotus Court. Amitabha is mentioned in many Mahayana sutras. representing the . Thus Buddha Sakyamuni taught us that whoever recites Amitabha's name sincerely can also attain this wonderful merit & Pure Land. Also known as Avalokitesvara-raja & Amrita-raja 观自在王. It is said all Buddhas in the 10 directions praise his name. Once the bhikku Dharmakara 法藏比丘 he made 48 incomparable vows to benefit all sentient beings.甘露王. the 妙观察智 Wisdom of Excellent Observation. Japan is shown forming the 弥陀定印 Amitayus Dhyana Mudra. but the most detailed info on this famous Buddha is in the Sukhavati Vyuha sutras. resulting in his attainment of the Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss upon full enlightenment.

said Wisdom. Flesh-colored. 金刚法菩萨 the Vajra of Purity. In the Garbhakosa & Vajradhatu Mandala Buddha Amitabha is always situated west of Vairocana. where all sentient beings all none other than the Tathagata Maha-vairocana. followers of Vajrayana also recites his Dharani & Heart Mantra. which is: Om amrita teje hara hum Or the more common: Om ami dewa hrih And the Garbhakosa Mantra is: Namah samanta buddhanam sam sah svaha The Vajradhatu Mantra is: Om lokeshvara-raja hrih Bodhisattva Vajradharma. Besides reciting his name. it's the fundamental esoteric . one of the 16 Mahasattvas of the 金刚界曼荼罗 Vajradhatu Mandala.

form of Avalokitesvara. The function & vow of this form is basically the same as Aryavalokiesvara. 准提七俱底佛母. However she is not situated in the Lotus Court but at the left end of the Court of Sarvajna. Her mantra. even unto enlightenement. the Vajra of Highest Glory. which represents the tranquil. This is used to compare to her all-encompassing virtues. undefiled samadhi of Vairocana. He is situated directly below Buddha Amitabha in the Vajradhatu Mandala. Light yellow in appearance. she is an 18-armed Buddhabhagavati (female Buddha) deity who is chief of all merits of the Lotus Court of the 胎藏界曼荼罗 Garbhakosa Mandala. to open the Lotus in the hearts of all beings. is thus: Om vajra dharma hrih Cundhi Saptakoti. is thus: . which is the same with the heart mantra of Sahasra-bhuja Avalokitesvara. Also called Cundhi Avalokitesvara 准 提观音 sometimes. His Mantra. 'Sapta' means 7 & 'koti' is an astronomical number. & thus able to perform the functions of all the other Lotus deities. which is a source of generating measureless merit with infinite applications. In this case he goes further to reveal to them the absolute truth.

. He seldom appears in our world. and closely related to Avalokitesvara. 2nd from the top. His fundemntal vow is to awaken the Bodhicitta (the seed of enlightenment) in all sentient beings. He is situated in the 1st row of the Lotus Section. He is the left-hand man of Amitabha Buddha in his Pure Land. 大势至菩萨. at least to most of our knowledge. the Vajra of the Wheel. 'Great strength reaching'. This represents the ability to nurture & protect the inherent good in all sentient beings. In the Garbhakosa Mandala. His common mantra is: Om sam jam jam sah svaha The Garbhakosa Mantra is: Namah samanta buddhanam jam jam sah svaha .Namo saptanam samyaksambuddha kotinam tadyatha om cale cule cunde svaha Bodhisattva Maha-sthama-prapta. So-called because the strength and light of his wisdom is able to illuminate all worlds. he is usually flesh colored & portrayed as carrying a half-bloomed lotus.

Bodhisattva Maha-pratisara. trident. These represent his fundamental vows which gives him infinite powers to protect. axe. his past sins will be relieved. 大随求菩萨. teach. blades cannot cut him & poison cannot hurt him. He is situated at the top of the 2nd row of the Lotus Section. fascicle and banner. & if the person constantly recites it. lasso. The image above from the Garbhakosa Mandala is in a deep yellow color & has 8 arms. carrying vajra. sword. wheel. know that he will be indestructible. According to the Maha-vairocana Sutra: "The moment a person hears his Mantra. Fire cannot burn him. 'Great fulfiller of wishes' or the Vajra of Wish Fulfillment." His Mantra is: Om bhara bhara sambhara sambhra indriya visudhani hum hum ruru cale svaha And the alternative: Om vajra parasu pasa kharga cakra trisula cintamani mahavidya dharani svaha . and remove obstacles and fulfill the wishes of all sentient beings.

His Mantra is. speech & mind of sentient beings. raised to the shoulder level. His right hand. According to the sadhanas he is white in color. Together they represent the equality of sentient beings & the Buddhas in fundamental purity.Bodhisattva Bhogavati 丰财菩萨. and the one bloom represents the heart of compassion that transforms them. whose fundamental vow is to give freely to all sentient beings. The 3 shoots represent the body. 'He who is endowed with wealth'. He is situated at in the 3rd row of the Lotus Section. Om arya dharari svaha Or the alternative: Om aryabhogavati svaha . is formed into a Mudra of Tri-karma. So called because he is in charge of bestowing blessings & virtues. The image above from the Garbhakosa Mandala is white. also called the Vajra of Satisfaction. whereas the one over his right is a fully bloomed one. garbed in celestial robes & sits upon a red lotus. 3rd from the top. holds 2 stalks of Lotuses in his left hand. The one over his left shoulder is a 3shoot lotus bud.

He is a deity in charge of the usage of the 33 transformation bodies of Avalokitesvara. holding a half-bloomed lotus in the left hand. he is located at the 3rd row. 'Transformed from the greatly auspicious'. as if accepting something. The right hand is pressed to the chest. His mantra is: Om laksma-mahavidya svaha . and appear to gaze attentively at it. His body is white. This represents the ability to adopt any skillful means necessary to cause the inherent good in sentient beings to grow. also called the Vajra of Activation. palm faced up. 2nd from the bottom.Bodhisattva Laksma-mahavidya 大吉祥变菩萨. In the Lotus Section of the Garbhakosa Mandala.

for she is like the compassionate mother of all sentient beings.Bodhisattva Tara 多罗菩萨 also known as the Vajra born from Compassion. Her palms are clasp in Padma-anjali. Some Sutras call her the 世间母 "Worldly Mother". she is smiling & clad in fresh white robes. holding a blue lotus. She is situated on the 1st row. Hallowed like shining gold. 3rd from the bottom of the Lotus Court. It is believed that Green Tara comes from Avalokitesvara or Amitabha's left eye. which are 2 similar deities. in Tibet Tara has evolved into both Green & White (see images below). born from Avalokitesvara's tears. resembling a matured lady (see above image). . A female deity of the Lotus Court in the Garbhakosa Mandala. & White Tara is also known as the 7 eyed buddhabhagavati (she has 3 eyes on the head & 1 on each limb). & the 智慧 母 "Wisdom Mother". Tara means 'eye' or 'deliverer'. Green Tara is the chief deity in the 21 Tara Mandala formation. where she is known as the "Deliverance Mother" or 度母. In the Mahavairocana Sutra she is described as colored a mixture of blue & white (green). Together they perform Avalokitesvara's work of deliverance in Tibet without fail. the 出世间母 "Renounced Mother". Very popular in Tibet. Though she is neither strictly green nor white. whereas White Tara comes from the right. she represents the virtue of concentration of Avalokitesvara.

Green & White Tara 绿度母. which is: Om tare tuttare ture svaha And there is the longer. which is: Om tare tuttare ture mama ayubunirjana bujen inkuruya svaha .白度母 The Garbhakosa Mantra for Tara is: Namah samanta buddhanam tare tarini karunobhava svaha Then there is the more commonly known Mantra of Green Tara. less known Mantra of White Tara.

& the one in the right the mind of the Buddhas. Together they represent that the mind of a sentient being is fundamentally no different from that of a Buddha . he is located in the middle row of the Lotus Court. This deity manifests the joy of liberation in the midst of the endless cycles of birth & death that sentient beings experience. His mantra is: Om aryastupa-mahasri svaha . & in each hand holds a fully bloomed lotus.the non-dual truth.Bodhisattva Stupa-mahasri 卒都波大吉祥菩萨 also known as the Vajra of Joyous Benefit. His flesh is white. The lotus in the left hand represents the mind of sentient beings. Stupa refers to the 5 Elements that constitutes all sentient beings. In the Garbhakosa Mandala. 2nd from the top.

Her Garbhakosa mantra is: Namah samanta buddhanam yam yashodharaya svaha . resembling a celestial maiden. Yashodhara means "maintaining honor". & the mother of Thera Rahula. & she is richly adorned with jewels. Her fundamental vow is the same as that of Willow-Leaf Avalokitesvara .to adapt to the different minds of sentient beings in order to teach them the truth. She is the consort of Prince Siddhartha. In the Garbhakosa Mandala she is located in the middle row of the Lotus Court.Bodhisattva Yashodhara 耶输陀罗菩萨 also known as the Vajra of Demonstration. In her left hand is a branch of leaves. the Buddha's human form. which can appear as ever changing to demonstrate her skillful means. The right hand forms the mudra of wish fulfillment. Her flesh is golden. 3rd from the top.

3rd from the bottom. His Garbhakosa mantra is: Namah samanta buddhanam ksah dah ra yam kam . In the Garbhakosa Mandala he is located in the middle row of the Lotus Court. seated on a red lotus. He is flesh-colored.the highest gift. & mahavidya implies limitless opportunity to be guided to the Dharma .Bodhisattva Mahasri-mahavidya 大吉祥大明菩萨 also known as the Vajra of Spiritual Gift. Mahasri implies pure lotus samadhi. free from birth & death. He holds a stalk of fully bloomed lotus in his left hand & his right hand forms fist with the little finger protruded.

& is seated upon a white lotus. In his left-hand holds a stalk of half bloomed lotus. His mantra is: Om mahasrividye svaha And the Garbhakosa version is the same as that of Mahasrimahavidya above. His flesh is white. 2nd from the bottom. & the right forms a mudra of reverence.Bodhisattva Mahasrividya 大吉祥明菩萨 also known as the Vajra of Constant Rejoicing. In the Garbhakosa Mandala he is located in the middle row of the Lotus Court. . Together they represent this deity's constant reverence & joy for all sentient beings that are journeying towards enlightenment.

he resembles the Wind Deva. . & manifests the virtue of a calmed & unmoving mind. he is seated on a red lotus. This fierce deity represents the path of Amitabha Dhyana. & the right forms a palm facing outwards. His left hand forms the mudra of energy.Bodhisattva Sivavahavidya 寂留明菩萨 also known as the Vajra of the Light of Concentration. In the Garbhakosa Mandala he is located at the bottom of the middle row in the Lotus Court. His mantra is: Om sivavahavidye svaha And the Garbhakosa version is the same as that of Mahasrimahavidya above. Garbed in fluttering celestial robes & raising the left knee. Flesh-colored.

Together they represent the confirmation that the possibility for sentient beings to realize full enlightenment is infinite.Bodhisattva Padmakulodbhava 莲花部发生菩萨 also known as the Vajra of Limitlessness. & the right forms a mudra of consolation. & is seated on a red lotus. His flesh is white. Thus in the Garbhakosa Mandala he is located at the top of the 1st row in the Lotus Court. His name means "one who produced the Lotus Race". . He holds a stalk of fully bloomed lotus in the left hand. & he is limitless in his power to produce. His Garbhakosa mantra is the same as that of Mahasri-mahavidya above.

His Garbhakosa mantra is the same as that of Mahasri-mahavidya above.Bodhisattva Gauri-mahavidya 大明白身菩萨 also known as the Vajra of Releasing Light or Constant Purity. 2nd from the bottom. If there are sentient beings desiring absolute freedom this deity is able to grant their wishes by his virtue. In the left hand he holds a fully bloomed lotus & his right forms a mudra of wish fulfillment. & is seated on a red lotus. Thus named as he is a deity manifesting perfect purity & freedom from defilement. His flesh is pale yellow. In the Garbhakosa Mandala he is located in the 1st row of the Lotus Court. .

he waits by the right side of Aryavalokitesvara. His Garbhakosa mantra is: Namah samanta buddhanam dhi sri ham bram svaha . also called the Vajra of Subduing. wearing celestial robes. He holds a lotus bud in the left hand and forms a fist resting on his thigh with the right. This represents the ability to subdue obstacles preventing sentient beings from realizing their inherent Buddha nature. His body is green. In the Lotus Section of the Garbhakosa Dhatu Mandala. He is a Guardian Deity in charge of differentiating matters.Padma-kundali 莲花军荼利明王 'Kundali of the Lotus'. showing fierceness.

representing strength of belief. she holds a lotus in the left hand & her right is clenched in a fist on her lap. If she is present she will be found waiting on the right of Bodhisattva Bhrkuti. Flesh-colored. She is only present in some rare versions of the Garbhakosa Mandala. Her Garbhakosa mantra is the same as Padma-kundali above. .Pratihari 奉教使者 or Servant of the Doctrine.

Her Garbhakosa mantra is the same as Padma-kundali above. Right: Padmakula-ceti 莲花部使者 or Lotus Servant. she holds sword & lotus that represent wisdom & compassion. waits on the left of Bodhisattva Tara in the Lotus Court. She waits on the right of Bodhisattva Gaurimahavidya. Her Garbhakosa mantra is the same as Padma-kundali above. Flesh-colored.Left: Tara-ceti 多罗使者 or Servant of Tara. both hands clasping a lotus bud. Flesh-colored. They are celestial servant girls devoted to the service of the deities of the Lotus Court. .

Flesh-colored. her hands are clasped in Padma-anjali (lotus palms). This one waits on the right of Bodhisattva Yashodhara. . Right: Padmakula-ceti 莲花部使者 or Lotus Servant. Her Garbhakosa mantra is the same as Padma-kundali above. Her Garbhakosa mantra is the same as Padmakundali above. This one waits on the right of Bodhisattva Laksma-mahavidya in the Lotus Court. she holds a golden dish with a half-bloomed lotus on it. Flesh-colored.Left: Padmakula-ceti 莲花部使者 or Lotus Servant.

Their Garbhakosa mantra is the same as Padma-kundali above. All flesh-colored. Fleshcolored. These 3 wait on the right of Bodhisattva Maha-pratisara in the Lotus Court. Right: Padmakula-ceti 莲花部使者 or Lotus Servant. she holds with 1 hand a golden dish with a half-bloomed . the center one holds sword & lotus whereas the other 2 is clasped in Padma-anjali. This one waits on the right of Bodhisattva Gauri-mahavidya.Left: Tri-padmakula-ceti 莲花部三使者 or 3 Lotus Servants.

Her Garbhakosa mantra is the same as Padmakundali above. Her Garbhakosa mantra is the same as Padma-kundali above. she holds a golden dish with fresh flowers on it.lotus on it. This one waits on the right of Bodhisattva Bhogavati. Padmakula-ceti 莲花部使者 or Lotus Servant. Flesh-colored. .

The above Devi is kneeled to the right of Cintamani Avalokitevara. Flesh-colored. holding a gold plate with a Mani Jewel in it as her offering. also known as the Vajra of Offering. celestial beings presenting various offerings to the deities of the Lotus Court.Ratna-puja 宝供养女 or Jewel Offering. Her fundamental vow is to offer Mani Jewels to all Buddhas in the 10 directions. Her mantra is: Om amogha puja mani-padmavajre tathagata vilokite samanta prasara hum . They are Puja Devis.

Gandha-puja 涂香供养女 or Ground Incense Offering. holding a stalk of lotus bud in her clasped palms as her offering. Her fundamental vow is to develop the obstacle removing wisdom in all sentient beings. Her Garbhakosa mantra is: Namah samanta buddhanam vishudha gandhobhava svaha . Flesh-colored. The above Devi is kneeled to the right of Udaka-sri Avalokitevara.

holding a long incense burner as her offering. Her Garbhakosa mantra is: Namah samanta buddhanam dharma-dhatva-nugate svaha . Flesh-colored. Her fundamental vow is to teach all sentient beings to maintain the percepts with her incense.Dhupa-puja 烧香供养女 or Burning Incense Offering. The above Devi is seated to the left of Udaka-sri Avalokitevara.

holding a garland of flowers as her offering. Her Garbhakosa mantra is: Namah samanta buddhanam maha maitreya-bhyud-gate svaha . The above Devi is seated to the left of Bodhisattva Mahasri-mahavidya. Her fundamental vow is to show the teachings of impermanence & casual links of existence to all sentient beings with her garland. Flesh-colored.Mala-puja 蔓供养女 or Garland Offering. also known as the Vajra of the Great Wheel.

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