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Shihchih

Shihchih Amitabha Buddha is usually pictured with two Bodhisattvas who are personified as women. One is Great Strength Bodhisattva (Ta Shih Chih) who represents wisdom, knowledge and strength, and the other is Kuan Yin Bodhisattva who represents kindness, compassion and forgiveness. They are complementary. Kuan Yin is represented in the iconography as having forty-two hands; as part of the teaching of the Secret School, each hand has a special power for protection. http://www.purifymind.com/InterviewBaur.htm Amitabha Buddha is usually pictured with two Bodhisattvas who are personified as women. One is Great Strength Bodhisattva (Ta Shih Chih) who represents wisdom, knowledge and strength, and the other is Kuan Yin Bodhisattva who represents kindness, compassion and forgiveness. They are complementary. Kuan Yin is represented in the iconography as having forty-two hands; as part of the teaching of the Secret School, each hand has a special power for protection. http://www.purifymind.com/InterviewBaur.htm Shih-chi (史記老子傅) http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/110004668255/
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