Definition of Avalokiteshvara
1. Noun. A male Bodhisattva; widely associated with various gods and people.
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Literary usage of Avalokiteshvara
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Buddhism: Its Historical, Theoretical and Popular Aspects. In Three Lectures by Ernest John Eitel (1873)
"It is impossible to say where and by whom this dogma of Avalokiteshvara was got up. ... This school gave Avalokiteshvara even a place in the trinity, ..."
2. The Theosophist by Theosophical Society (Madras, India) (1900)
"The Deity addressed is Avalokiteshvara ... Avalokiteshvara, whom they call ... Avalokiteshvara and his wife, the goddess Tata, represented standing and ..."
3. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophyby Helena Petrovna Blavatsky by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1895)
"... living, of nature, ii, 114; Atom becomes seven rays on plane of, i, 696; Avalokiteshvara-Kwan-Shi. Yin is omnipresent universal, i, 512; Awakening of, ..."
4. Nepal by Susanne von der Heide (2000)
"Avalokiteshvara means literally "the god who gazes downward." an expression of the compassion by which this Bodhisattva is primarily characterized. ..."
5. The Theosophical Glossary by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, George Robert Stow Mead (1892)
"... Avalokiteshvara and Maitreya Buddha ; ie, in " Boundless Light " or Universal Wisdom, an impersonal principle which is the correct meaning of Adi-Buddha ..."