Jizō

 
 

Jizō is an enlightened being who has postponed nirvana in order to help suffering beings. He is dressed in monk’s robes, usually carrying a staff, and often the wish-granting jewel. He is the guardian of travelers and pilgrims, as well as unborn children. In particular, he is thought to give solace to stillborn and aborted foetuses who are suffering in limbo.

friend and saviour

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