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Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva ¨C The Earth Treasury

Also known as Jizo Bosatsu in Japan, this Diety vowed to save all sentient beings in all Six Realms of rebirth between the time of Shakyamuni¡¯s death and the appeareance of Maitreya, the Buddha of Future. He is often seen in priestly garb with a tonsured head. In Japan, sets of six Jizo are erected at crossroads, town entrances, and cemeteries...