One of my freind guessed like “The prototype of Avalokitesvara would be Brahma Sahampati’s Avatar”.
I was very interested in this and searched the Pāli dictionary.
As a result, I made the following assumptions.
[Sahampati = Savana + pāti]
Savana means hearing, and pāti means watching.
It has similar meaning to the original Sanskrit form, Avalokitasvara, “who looked down upon sound”.
I was surprised.
A lot of legend in Mahayana culture is explained if this guess is true.
In Korea, where I live, A LOT OF PEOPLE say that they received the help of the Avalokitesvara chanting.
In the past, I didn’t believe it.
But it’s understandable if Brahma Sahampati helped the people.
Is this assumption appropriate?
If someone know any evidence related to this, please write it please.
I want many Mahayana Buddhists to enjoy the benefits of Real Dhamma.