Four-armed Chenrezig is a form of Avalokiteswara. The Avalokitesvara, the left attendant of the Buddha Amitabha,is one of the triumvirate sants in Wester Pure Land.
Avalokiteshvara is the Bodhisattva of compassion, and compassion is the distinguishing mark of the Bodhisattva. He represents the active manifestation in the world of the boundless love and compassion of the Buddha Amitabha. The four-arms of Avalokiteshvara represent the four Tantric functions of pacifying, increasing, attracting, and destroying.
He carrying an open lotus flower in one left hand. The other two hands are raised to the chest with the palms joined in Namaskar Mudra, which is a symbol of knowledge.
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