Handmade Statue of Sahasrabhuja Avalokitesvara is made in Nepal by statue artists. He is the Lord who, despite having attained complete enlightenment, refuses to enter the blissful state of nirvana in order to save the earth’s living beings. The profound compassion is emphasized by this devotion to the salvation of others.
In early Buddhism, compassion for others was always regarded as a virtue, but it was regarded as secondary to wisdom. Compassion and wisdom were given equal weight in Mahayana Buddhism, possibly because the Mahayana was more consciously universal and encompassed a broader segment of society. All men and women, not just those living a monastic life, could achieve nirvana in this worldview.
|Size||22 x 6 x 14.5cm|