A bodhisattva is an individual who has attained Enlightenment/Buddha-hood but out of compassion chooses to be reborn to help others find their way out of Samsara. In terms of the Jerusalem tradition, this figure matches most closely with the idea of the Christ in Christianity. Both figures come to earth, by their own choice, to sacrifice themselves to help others escape pain and suffering (specifically illness, old age and death). Both the Christ and the Bodhisattva are motivated by love and compassion for creation and work tirelessly to see suffering come to an end. The story I have attached to this posting is about the Bodhisattva Guanyin (Guan-yin). She is a popular figure in Chinese Buddhism and has played a prominent role in Chinese Buddhism since about the 11th century CE. Read the story and respond to the following
Explain how the story of Guanyin (Princess Miaoshan) is a direct challenge to Confucian values and ideas concerning social hierarchy.