Samantabhadra on the sacred, six tusked elephant.
The word Samanta means, “universally extending.” Bhadra means “great virtue.” The word samantabhadra means as Universal Virtue and Universal Worthy. This bodhisattva usually rides on a six-tusked white elephant. The six tusks represent overcoming attachment to the six senses. They also represent the Six Perfection’s (paramitas)- charity, morality, patience, diligence, contemplation, and wisdom - or the six ways in which the bodhisattvas pursue their spiritual cultivation so that they may attain enlightenment and save other living creatures.