Chenrezig is believed to embody the collective wisdom of all the buddhas and their compassionate nature. He is one of the Eight Great Close Sons, usually depicted as white and carrying a lotus.
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Iconography of Chenrezig
Chenrezig is depicted in a variety of ways, with differing numbers of faces and arms, and adorned with different colors and decorations. He is seated on a lotus flower, with a flat moon disc beneath him and a second moon disk behind, symbolizing his perfect purity.
THe has his hands in a prayerful pose, grasping a gem that is said to grant wishes. His left hand holds a lotus flower and his right hand holds a string of beads which he is using to keep track of his mantra recitations.