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This altar display at a temple in Taiwan shows Amitabha in the center, flanked by Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva on the viewer's right and Avalokitesvara on the right.
This altar display at a temple in Taiwan shows Amitabha in the center, flanked by Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva on the viewer's right and Avalokitesvara on the right.

Mahāsthāmaprāpta (Ch 大勢至 Da Shì Zhì, Jp. 勢至 Seishi) is a Buddhist bodhisattva that represents the power of wisdom and is often depicted in a trinity with Amitabha and Avalokitesvara. In Chinese Buddhism, he is usually portrayed as a woman, with a likeness similar to Guan Yin. He is also one of the Japanese Thirteen Buddhas. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (846x1404, 263 KB) Summary Buddha Amitabha and two bodhisattvas (Avalokiteshvara on his right, Mahasthamaprapta on his left)in a temple near Meinong, Kaohsiung county, Taiwan. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (846x1404, 263 KB) Summary Buddha Amitabha and two bodhisattvas (Avalokiteshvara on his right, Mahasthamaprapta on his left)in a temple near Meinong, Kaohsiung county, Taiwan. ... Avalokitesvara with a 1,000 arms, part of the Dazu Stone Carvings at Mount Baoding, Dazu County, Chongqing, China. ... Chinese (written) language (pinyin: zhōngw n) written in Chinese characters The Chinese language (汉语/漢語, 华语/華語, or 中文; Pinyin: H nyǔ, Hu yǔ, or Zhōngw n) is a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. ... Japanese (Japanese: 日本語; â–¶ (help· info)) is a language spoken by over 127 million people, mainly in Japan, but also by Japanese emigrant communities around the world. ... A replica of an ancient statue of Gautama Buddha, found from Sarnath, near Varanasi Buddhism is a religion and philosophy from ancient India & is based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, who lived in Northern India and Nepal between 563 and 483 BCE. Buddhism spread throughout the... Prince Siddhartha Gautama as a bodhisattva, before becoming a Buddha. ... The Big Buddha or Daibatsu in Kamakura, an image of Amitabha Amitābha or Amida (阿彌陀佛 Ch. ... Avalokitesvara with a 1,000 arms, part of the Dazu Stone Carvings at Mount Baoding, Dazu County, Chongqing, China. ... Kuan Yin (Pinyin: Guanyin; also written Kwan Yin or in other variants which hyphenate or remove the space between the two words) is the bodhisattva of compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists. ... The Thirteen Buddhas (Jp. ...


Unlike many of the bodhisattvas of Buddhism, Mahasthamaprapta has not gained as much popularity as many of the bodhisattvas that are usually mentioned. In the Surangama Sutra, Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva tells of how he gained enlightenment through Buddha recitation, or continuous pure mindfulness of the Buddha, to obtain samadhi. Samadhi is a term used in Hindu and Buddhist yogic meditation. ...

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This altar display at a temple in Taiwan shows Amitabha in the center, flanked by Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva on the viewer's right and Avalokitesvara on the right.
Unlike many of the bodhisattvas of Buddhism, Mahasthamaprapta has not gained as much popularity as many of the bodhisattvas that are usually mentioned.
In the Surangama Sutra, Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva tells of how he gained enlightenment through Buddha recitation, or continuous pure mindfulness of the Buddha, to obtain samadhi.
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