Padmapani (Art Print) – Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo
Avalokiteshvara is the embodiment of the buddhas’ infinite compassion. Among the many forms of Avalokiteshvara, this two-armed, single-faced form called Padmapani is probably the oldest.
Padmapani means lotus-in-hand, and his left hand does hold a lotus. His right hand is outstretched in a gesture of generosity, which also indicates his readiness to help. Draped over his left shoulder is the skin of a wild deer renowned for its compassionate nature.