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  KUAN YIN: Compassionate Saviouress
Although Kuan Yin was still being portrayed as a male as late as the tenth century, with the introduction of Tantric Buddhism into China in the eighth century during the T'ang Dynasty, the image of the celestial bodhisattva as a beautiful white-robed goddess was predominant and the devotional cult surrounding her became increasingly popular.
Today Kuan Yin is worshipped by Taoists as well as Mahayana Buddhists--especially in Taiwan, Japan, Korea and once again in her homeland of China, where the practice of Buddhism had been suppressed by the Communists during the Cultural Revolution (1966-69).
She is hierarch of the etheric Temple of Mercy over Peking, China, where she focuses the light of the Divine Mother on behalf of the children of the ancient land of China, the souls of humanity, and the sons and daughters of God.
www.geocities.com /zennun12_8/kuan-yin.html   (1785 words)

 Dharma Realm Buddhist Association - Dharma
Guan Shih Yin Bodhisattva appears in the form of a Buddha to save those who are ready to become Buddhas.
That's why I say that Guan Shih Yin Bodhisattva is not necessarily male or female; he could be male or he could be female.
As to Guan Shih Yin Bodhisattva's own body, he is in a state of unmoving Suchness.
www.drba.org /dharma/guanyin.asp   (591 words)

 GUAN YIN HALL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Inside the Guan Yin Hall of the Temple of Dule is a 16-metre-high statue of the Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin, the largest extant clay statue in China.
There are ten small Guan Yin heads to the top of the statue's head, therefore this statue is known as the Eleven-Faced Guan Yin.
Guan Yin has the power to transform herself into 33 different incarnations and save humans from 13 different types of disasters.
www.wayabroad.com /tianjin/vtour/vtour7.htm   (116 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Guan Yin (觀音菩薩, Pinyin: Guānyīn Púsà, literal meaning: "The bodhisattva who observes the sounds (of the people from the secular world)"), also written Kuan Yin, Kwan Yin, Kwan-yin and Kwun Yam, is a bodhisattva of compassion, worshipped by East Asian Buddhists.
Kwan Yin put out the fire with her bare hands and suffered no burns.
Kwan Yin is associated across Asia with vegetarianism.
www.informationgenius.com /encyclopedia/g/gu/guan_yin.html   (691 words)

 Guan Yin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, also known as Guan Shih Yin or Guan Yin, is the one with the highest kindness and compassion amongst the Bodhisattvas.
As Guan Yin can accomplish in thirty-two response bodies, and enter all the lands, from the Buddha Realm to the Hell Realm, to rescue all living beings, there are many names, forms, legends about Guan Yin as reflected by her holy statuts.
Guan Yin Bodhisattva and Great Strength Bodhisattva, are the assistants of Amitabha Buddha in the Land of Ultimate Bliss.
www.buddhistdoor.com /passissue/9603/sources/guanyin.htm   (573 words)

Kuan Yin is also know as the Goddess of fertility, healing, love and "She who hears the cries of the world".
Kuan Yin, the merciful and gentle mother, knows and does what is best so quietly and gently, she guides without the need to punish or coerce.
Yin was the youngest daughter of a cruel father.
members.fortunecity.com /tramanor/godkuanyin.html   (804 words)

 Namo Guan Shih Yin Pusa
uan Yin or Kuan Yin is widely known as the Goddess of Mercy in Chinese and Siamese culture, and as Kannon or Kanzeon to the Japanese.
Guan Yin), and a small section on the left with a tablet for clan ancestors.
Guan Yin is my particular favourite...because of the serenity that she radiates.
www.geocities.com /charmain_s_lee/online-temple.html   (1427 words)

 Vintage Arts, Furnishings, Garden on Trocadero
This sitting Guan Yin is holding a without fear gesture, Her leg is in the Lalita Asana position, which is a pose of ease-one leg while another leg in the usual position of Bddha.
Guan Yin, the goddess of compassion and mercy, is found in this position in this statue.
Guan Yin, an Avaloktesvara, is said to be the Chinese version of Tara, is seen in this position in this stone sculpture.
www.trocadero.com /directory/Vintage_Arts:Furnishings:Garden20.html   (753 words)

 Buddhist Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
An example is the Guan Yin with poplar branch and sweet dew we presented in the last issue.
On the other hand, the Guan Yin in the "ink and wash" paintings are all in white, dressed plainly and with no ornaments.
With mountains and waters in the background, Guan Yin sits in a forest or beside a stream or lake, meditating.
www.buddhistdoor.com /passissue/9604/sources/art.htm   (534 words)

 Kuan Yin
It was said that Kuan Yin was so concerned for humanity that, upon receiving enlightenment, she chose to retain human form rather than transcend it as pure energy.
Even better was the observance of Kuan Yin's own testimony of peace and mercy; her most devout worshipers ate no flesh and lived entirely without doing violence to other beings.
As this story is also told of the male Indian bodhisattva Avalokita, some scholars believe that Kuan Yin represents a merger of that compassionate figure with the Tibetan star-goddess Tara.
www.hranajanto.com /goddessgallery/kuanyin.html   (552 words)

 World Religions- Taoism
An official named Guan Yin Zi who was in charge of the Pass begged the sage for a book of his teachings, and Lao Tsethen wrote the Dao De Jing.
In Taoism, Yin and Yang are negative and positive principles of the universe.
The Yin Yang symbol (circle with fl and white sections) depicts this clearly.
www.allaboutsikhs.com /religion/tao3.htm   (612 words)

Kuan Yin (also spelled Kwan Yin or Quan Yin and known as Kuan Shih Yin), is known as the Goddess of Compassion and Healing.
Kuan Yin is the Divine Mother we all long for: merciful, tender, compassionate, loving, protecting, caring, healing, and wise.
Her mantra is 'Om Mani Padme Hum.' (that is, 'Hail the Jewel -or pearl- in the Lotus.') Many believe that she is the female representation of Avalokitesvara, who is the Tibetan and Nepalese God of Compassion.
www.circle-of-light.com /Mantras/KuanYin.html   (1282 words)

 dragonherbs | gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Guan Yin is the 'goddess born of the lotus.' Guan Yin is the goddess who hears prayers.
It is said by Buddhists and Daoists that it is Guan Yin’s disposition to save the lost, miserable and woeful.
In the other hand she holds a vase containing a miraculous healing herb, which we now know is the incredible healing herb Pterocarya.
www.dragonherbs.com /gallery/gallery7.asp   (143 words)

 PuTuoShan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I respectfully bow to Guan Yin, who holds the bowl of pure water and willow branch, who took the vow to sprinkle sacred water to calm the mind of humankind.
I respectfully bow to Guan Yin, who day and night is the destroyer of obstacles, who took the vow to destroy the three realms of suffering.
I respectfully bow to Guan Yin, who resides in Realm of the Buddha of Unlimited Life, who took the vow to be the helper of Amitabha Buddha.
www.advite.com /PuTouShan.htm   (954 words)

 Kuan Yin-The Way of Mercy
The significance of the bodhisattva Kuan Yin, the "Hearer of Sounds," is that there is a Principle and a Person, both beyond and in ourselves, that meditates on the vibration and tone which every part of life gives off, the music of every living thing.
Kuan Yin plants the replica of her Humble Heart in all who yearn to be little and therefore great.
Kuan Yin's mercy is infinite, and she can help a million as easily as she can help one individual, and at the same time.
groups.msn.com /KuanYinTheWayofMercy/10hearts.msnw   (6327 words)

 Seven Cups Teas :: Oolong Tea :: Organic Silk Tie Guan Yin 2005
To create this true Tie Guan Yin wulong, the unfurling bud along with the first 2 to 3 leaves is picked in the afternoon.
The steeped leaf is glossy and unbroken in its appearance with a delicate, silky texture.
Guan Yin told him to look in the cave behind the local shrine.
www.sevencups.com /tea-shop/product.php?productid=16382   (261 words)

 Kuan Yin
Kuan Yin, the goddess of mercy, is originally known as Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva in the Lotus Sutra, a Buddhist text written in the ancient Indian language Sanscript.
Some of the popular images of Kuan Yin are seen as a thousand arms and eyes, a goddess figure dressed in white holding a willow branch, riding on a dragon or a carp in swirling water or surrounded by children.
Kuan Yin is also pronounced as Quan Yin, Kwan Yin or Guan Yin.
www.luckywonders.com /scCBKYV18.htm   (198 words)

 Next Days in Search for the Buddha
A guy in one shop told me that most Chinese families traditionally had a Guan Yin in their home, and lions at the front door.
The one that sticks in my mind is the metal Guan Yin with fake rubies in her hair and necklace.
The Guan Yin was wooden, but too small at ~12", too expensive at ~US$1000, and (to my taste) too light colored.
www.oz.net /~anngene/guanyin/nextdays.html   (560 words)

 Catalog of stock photos of Pu Tou Shan, China - Photos of Buddhist Temples - Bill Irwin Photography
The bodhisattva of compassion, she who hears the cries of the suffering, is the queen of Pu Tuo Shan, in Sanskrit she is known as Avalokitesvara.
Here she rules supreme from the 100 foot tall statue of Guan Yin of the South Sea to a diminutive figure of her a small cave grotto, all of Pu Tuo Shan is devoted to her.
The latest addition to Pu Tuo Shan's collection of temples is the new Nan Hai Guan Yin (South Sea Guan Yin) with its giant statue of Guan Yin, exquisite stone carvings, Buddhist art, and museum-like murals depicting the Guan Yin story.
www.billirwinphotography.com /putuoshan.htm   (362 words)

 Hexagram 30
She is the "one who hears the cries of the world." She is often depicted holding a basket or on the back of a tortoise which symbolizes her fundamental role the mystical transition from pre to later heaven in I Ching cosmology.
Quan Yin is often a yidam (chosen deity or protector) because it said that she will wait on earth until all sentient beings have achieved enlightenment.
Quan Yin is associated with the ancient clan of distaff diviners and the Queen Mother of the West, their deity.
www.fortunecity.com /business/influence/1805/the_page_of_li__the_middle_daughter.htm   (2605 words)

 Guan Yin Goddess of Mercy
uan Yin is known to help couples who are wanting a baby and she is also known to protect to Mother's and Children of all ages especially if you have a sick child.
Quan Yin Abundance Bell with gold ingots and two money carps hanging in the middle is used to attract wealth in abundance into your home.
This bell shows Quan Yin, the female Buddha of mercy, compassion and healing; with a child standing to her left and to her right.
www.all-about-feng-shui.co.uk /quan-yin.html   (516 words)

 The Chrysler Museum of Art : Education & Events
Guan-yin (Kuan Yin) is the Buddhist personification of mercy in China.
Although she may be unknown to most Westerners, Guan-yin has been a familiar religious figure in many Far Eastern countries for centuries.
Carved from wood, the sculpture was originally covered with a thin coat of gesso (fine plaster and glue) which prevented the brilliant paint and gilding (gold) from being absorbed into the wood.
www.chrysler.org /wom/wom0500.asp   (711 words)

 Kwan Yin Reiki Meditations, Inspiration, and Poetry
Kwan Yin's energy is very encouraging, loving, patient, forgiving, as well as healing.
She made me aware of the things that needed to be healed surrounding my life before personal (emotional) healing could take place.
Kwan Yin Reiki® is a channeled healing method using the 'goddess'symbol and Kwan Yin Reiki Oil, while learning how to in-tune yourself with the channeling of Kwan Yin.
www.kwanyinreiki.com   (346 words)

 Guan Yin with followers in the Garden Statue Jade Carving | Unique Thai crafts Craft-Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In Tibet Guan Yin is also known as Chenrersi One Who Hears the Cries of the World.
In more recent forms Guan Yin is represented as a woman and with influence from Christian religions is often in a form inspired by the Virgin Mary.
Guan Yin is also worshipped in Japan as Kannon.
www.craft-asia.com /product_info.php/cPath/33/products_id/501   (258 words)

 Kuan Yin, Goddess of Compassion, Quan Yin, Kwan Yin, Kwonnen, Guan Yin, Statues, Kwan Yin Jewelry, Kwan Yin Incense ...
KWAN YIN (aka Kuan Yin, Quan Yin, Kwonnen)
Kuan Yin is a bodhisattva of compassion, refusing to enter Nirvana until all sentient beings reach enlightenment.
Here Kuan Yin is depicted in the casual "royal" pose, with her foot placed upon a lotus, representing domination over the ignorance of hatred, greed and selfishness
www.mandarava.com /Retail/kuan_yin_gifts.htm   (469 words)

 phorum - Life! Forum at Asiawind - Guan Yin(or Kuan Yin) - The "goddess" of mercy in Chinese art
In Chinese Buddhism,the "goddess" of compassion is so very deep-rooted in the Chinese belief since 12th and 13th centuries by taking on a female form.
Bodhisattva,in Mahayana Buddhism is the title given to a person who is to become a Buddha and it's an ideal of those seeking "enlightenment" not for themselve alone but for all beings.
Buddha(Gautama) before his enlightenment was termed or described only as "Bodhisattva" - the one who,having gained degrees of enlightenment,remains in the world in order to help other beings to their release.Hence Chinese people say of: - 'Guan Yin Pu2 Sa4' and 'Pu'sa Xin1 Chang2'(compassion in one's heart).
www.asiawind.com /forums/read.php?f=6&t=1083&a=1   (232 words)

 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> The Dharani Sutra & 42 Hands And Eyes Of Guan Yin
I know that it is the 42 arms of the thousand hands and the thousand eyes ofguan yin which hold many symbolic items such as blue,red, white,purple lotus and etc.
Which Guan Yin bodhisattva see that the 5 agregates are empty when he contemplate it.
or qian shou qian yan guan shi yin pu sa, actually the 42 hands and eyes secret mantra is basically the 42 hands and eyes of the thousand hands and thousand eyes guan yin.
www.lioncity.net /buddhism/index.php?showtopic=2187   (4016 words)

 Teaching Materials - Lesson - a Comparison of Images
READING 1 ("Gentle Gwan Yin, " from Noah and the Golden Turtle Stories from the East and West for the ESL Student by Sarah Skinner Dunn)
One of the most popular figures in Chinese Buddhism is the Bodhisattva (Buddhist saint) Gwan Yin (Gwanyin).
Having originated from Indian Buddhism as a superior being who aids the suffering of the world, Gwan Yin is a key figure in the devotional practices of Chinese Buddhists.
www.globaled.org /chinaproject/teachingmaterials/comparison_image/lesson.php   (319 words)

 Quan Yin (Guan Yin) Method -- Meditation on Light and Sound
The Chinese characters "Quan Yin (Guan Yin) " mean contemplation of the Sound Vibration.
into the Quan Yin Method is not an esoteric ritual or a ceremony for entering a new religion.
Daily practice of the Guan Yin Method of meditation, and the keeping of the Five Precepts are your only requirements after initiation.
godsdirectcontact.us /method.html   (697 words)

 Double Brass Guan Yin (Kwan Yin) 9"
Weighing in at almost four and a half pounds, this magnificent statue is simply an amazing piece of art.
Fashioned of brass this statue depicts the most compassionate Goddess Guan Yin.
Guan Yin (or Kwan Yin) is a Goddess of Compassion who hears the cries of all in the world.
www.somaluna.com /product.asp?p=781   (82 words)

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