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Thousand Hand Bodhisattva (Guan Yin)

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Thousand Hand Bodhisattva (Guan Yin) (千手观音). Fragment from the movie Samsara by Ron Fricke. © 2012 – Oscilloscope Pictures.

From wikipedia:

Guanyin is an East Asian spiritual figure of mercy, and a bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by Mahayana Buddhists. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means “Perceiving the Sounds (or Cries) of the World”. She[A] is also sometimes referred to as Guanyin Bodhisattva (Chinese: 觀音菩薩, Guān Yīn Pú Sà).[1]

The coreography was created by Zang Jigang.

See the full coreography here:

I find some of the figures extremely similar to the Assyrian Tree of Life:

Assyrian Tree of Life - 644824bed6009c447254e920e67359f2

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1 CE to Present · China · Photography · Sculpture

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