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In Mahayana, love for creatures is exalted to the highest; a bodhisattva is
encouraged to offer the merit he derives from good deeds for the good of others.
The tension between morality and mysticism that agitated India also entered the ...
the pantheon as a great protector. In accord with later developments, these three
bodhisattvas were associated with particular buddhas. With the development of
the set of Five Buddhas, attendant bodhisattvas were allocated symmetrically to ...
Tara, the saviouress, is a closely related and much more popular figure who has
often been taken to be the female counterpart of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.
In China and Japan Avalokitesvara himself gradually assumed a female form.
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