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The Bodhi tree under which the Buddha reached enlightenment still remains the most important place of pilgrimage today. As the Bodhi tree grows from cuttings, this species is charged with the Buddha’s presence. #Buddhism

The Bodhi tree under which the Buddha reached enlightenment still remains the most important place of pilgrimage today. As the Bodhi tree grows from cuttings, this species is charged with the Buddha’s presence. #Buddhism

Bodhisattva  Avalokiteshvara Amoghapasha, late 8th–early 9th century. Western Indonesia. Lent by a private collection. | In this eight-armed form, Avalokiteshvara is known as Amoghapasha, “he whose noose is unfailing,” after the noose (pasha) he uses to remove impediments to enlightenment. #LostKingdoms

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Amoghapasha, late 8th–early 9th century. Western Indonesia. Lent by a private collection. | In this eight-armed form, Avalokiteshvara is known as Amoghapasha, “he whose noose is unfailing,” after the noose (pasha) he uses to remove impediments to enlightenment. #LostKingdoms

Eleven-Headed Kannon (Ekadashamukha) : Nanbokuchô period (1336–92) 13th–14th century, Japan / Wood with lacquer and gold-leaf decoration; inlaid crystal eyes

Eleven-Headed Kannon (Ekadashamukha) : Nanbokuchô period (1336–92) 13th–14th century, Japan / Wood with lacquer and gold-leaf decoration; inlaid crystal eyes

Kuan Yin - the Buddhist goddess of compassion @ Green Gulch Zen Center by edwinsail

Kuan Yin - the Buddhist goddess of compassion @ Green Gulch Zen Center by edwinsail

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