In a rocky cave in a solitary place,
I am never without disenchantment.
For my teacher, the Buddha of the three times,
I am never without a mind of yearning devotion.
From HŪM the wisdom vajra,
from ĀH the bell resounding with the sound of emptiness.
The signs of means and prajñā are taken in hand.
-The Practice of Trinley Nyingpo
Avalokiteshvara, known in Tibetan as Chenrezig, is the bodhisattva that embodies the compassion of all the buddhas. With his loving eyes, he looks upon each and every being as his only child.
*Prior to using this statue as a meditation support on your shrine, it is traditional to have a statue filled with the proper ritual substances and consecrated by a genuine lama.