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Who is Mizuko Jizo Bosatsu (Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva)?

While I was searching for information about Jizo Bosatsu's statue (Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva) in Japan, I found a video which shows and briefly introduce the famous savior for Japanese Buddhist believers. They worship and express their prayers to Jizo Bosatsu for many things: good health, safety, safe-pregnancy and delivery, protection for the soul of the dead (including babies, aborted soul, etc.), all success of living, and many other wishes.

Jizo Bosatsu although a figure in Buddhism as Hell-Saviour, in fact a savior who will answer prayers of all being for all wishes. You should recite (repeatedly) and learn the Ksitigarbha Sutra for deep understanding. Also to develop the faith in Him.

According to the Ksitigarbha Sutra, we worship by praising the His Name "Namo Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva" which means I take refuge in Jizo Bosatsu. Also by reciting the Ksitigarbha Sutra, then transferring the merit accumulated from reciting the Sutra. We can do worship on bended knees, too. Sincerity and repentance are very important in this worship.

In Japan, people also splash water on Jizo Bosatsu's statue when they say their prayers.

Let's pray to Jizo Bosatsu for the sake of those Tsunami victims. May all beings (especially those tsunami victims) ends their sufferings and free from harms, dangers and all kind of disasters. Namo Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva.