Kannon ishigami

Kannon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.

Kannon represents the very ideal of the bodhisattva (Bosatsu in Japanese). Bodhisattvas are beings who have reached the highest degree of Enlightenment, but who, having vowed to help living beings on the path to knowledge, remain in the earthly world until all are saved. Kannon Bosatsu, who embodies Divine Compassion, adopts multiple forms to accomplish his mission and rescue simple humans.