Avalokiteśvara (Sanskrit: अवलोकितेश्वर, "Laird wha leuks doun", Tibetan: སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་Wylie: spyan ras gzigs, THL: Chenrézik) is a bodhisattva wha embouks the compassion o aw Buddhas. This bodhisattva is variably depictit an descrived an is portrayed in different culturs as either female or male.[1] In Cheenese Buddhism, Avalokiteśvara haes acome the somewhit different female figur Guanyin. In Cambodie, he appears as Lokeśvara.

Avalokiteśvara haildin a lotus flouer. Nālandā, Bihar, Indie, 9t century CE.


  1. Leighton, Taigen Dan (1998). Bodhisattva Archetypes: Classic Buddhist Guides to Awakening and Their Modern Expression. New York: Penguin Arkana. pp. 158–205. ISBN 0140195564. OCLC 37211178.