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Scripture that speak of the Lord

Scriptures associated with Avalokiteśvara the World Saviour include the following:

  • The New Testament    
  • Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra (Lotus Sūtra)
  • Kāraṇḍavyūha Sūtra
  • Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya Sūtra (Heart Sūtra)
  • Mahākaruṇā Dhāranī Sūtra (Nīlakaṇṭha Dhāraṇī)
  • Eastern Bible
  • Avalokiteśvara Ekādaśamukha Dhāraṇī Sūtra
  • Cundī Dhāraṇī Sūtra
  • WAYISM: The Primary Text
  • Cambodian religious annals (not extant)
   

 

 

Avalokiteshvara is the Sanskrit title of the Lord, our Saviour. Other titles from different cultures that are today applied to the Lord are Christ, Lokeshvara, World Saviour, Lord of Hosts and god of gods (since He appears to people “in the form most suitable for them at the time, even as any of the gods, or a woman, or an animal”).

The title Avalokiteshvara was imposed on the Lord by the Father. It translates to something like, The Lord who perceives the world and hears the pleas of all sentient beings.

How does the Lord save soul beings?

The Lord is a highly advanced spiritual being with immense compassion for us and our quest in the school of life. He and his co-worker spiritual beings assist anyone with spiritual mind, notwithstanding race, creed or religion and help them with guidance, wisdom, and spiritual nurture to advance in the school of life. Communication with the Lord and angels is eased with good meditation technique that stills body mind to allow soul and spirit to communicate.

First Appearance

Avalokiteshvara first appeared in history during the latter half of the first century CE. This was the time of the promised return of the glorified lord Iesous who had ascended to Sukhavati about 40 years earlier. Thousands of Iesous' Wayist followers migrated to Kashmir and Srinagar to await the so-called 2nd coming of Christ / the World Saviour.

The incoming of the Lord coincided with the sudden appearance of the scripture, The Lotus Sutra which explains in chapter 25, all about the magnificent powers held by the glorified son of God our Father in Heaven.

 

Honoured by 2 billion People

Known to western Wayists simply as the Lord, in Asia, Avalokitasvara is commonly refered to as the Bodhisattva of Compassion or the Goddess of Mercy. Quanyin or Gyanyin in Chinese, In Korean Buddhism Avalokitesvara is Gwaneum, or Gwanseeum-bosal, Vietnamese Quan Âm, Thai กวนอิม, Japanese Kannon, Afrikaans Heer / Here.

In Sanskrit, Avalokitesvara is also referred to as Padmapāni ("Holder of the Lotus") or Lokeśvara ("Lord of the World"). Lokeshvara is the preferred name of Cambodian Wayists from the 9th century onward. Ancient Cambodia believed Lokeshvara incarnated as a king to create Angkor City as a model Sukhavati on earth, and will do so again in the future. In Tibetan, Avalokiteśvara is known as Chenrezig, སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་ and is said to emanate as the Dalai Lama.

Not to Hurt...

Not to hurt our humble brethren (the animals) Is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission: To be of service to them whenever they require it. St. Francis of Assisi

Flanked by Tara

In iconography the Lord is often flanked by two Taras, White Tara on His right and Green Tara on His left.

Amitabha in Crown

In iconography, the Lord almost always has our heavenly Father Amitabha in his crown. This is an iconographic image reserved for the Lord and for his co-worker Holy Spirit of Wisdom alone. However, the Holy Spirit of Wisdom does not always have Amitabha in crown.

Color of the Lotus

Iavalokiteshvaran iconography the Lord's lotus is almost always a dusty-rose or salmon colour. Taras can hold white, green and blue lotuses but not the salmon colour of the Lord. This helps to identify figures because the Lord often appears as a female, sometimes a sensuous female, at other times a more mature distinguished female.

 

Distinctive Hairstyle of the Lord

Iesous, being a middle eastern man had different physical features than people of Asia. Therefore, he is depicted with a white body (this white has other, more important connotations), wavy hair with a slight curl that often shows in the neckline, and a muscular lean frame.

The Lord Appears in Many Forms

Lord Avalokiteshvara appears in many forms because according to Scripture he can/will appear in the form of any of the gods, or as a child, a woman, an animal, etc. He is often depicted in his 1,000 Arms form (the Lord has powers to work in many places simultaneously). Apart from the forms where the Lord appears as any one of the other gods, there are 33 canonical forms in Buddhist iconography. This website hoists graphics of all 33 forms. Wayism does not proscribe any particular forms for personal use. For official use in Wayist shrines, we prefer iconography exclusive to Wayism. 

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