Kwan-shi-in one of the three divinities unknown to the original Buddhists, but worshipped in China as scarcely inferior to Gotama Buddha himself. He is also known by the name of Padma-pani, or lotus bearer. In many districts of Thibet he is incarnate, under the name of Padma-pani, in the person of the Dalai-Lama (q.v.). In Thibet and Mongolia he is represented with innumerable eyes and hands, and sometimes with as many as ten heads. In China this deity is exhibited with a female figure and female decorations.

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