Kuan-yin by Chun-fang-yu

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Kuan-yin by Chun-fang-yu

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:29 pm

Columbia U. Press published this in 2001, but it is new to me. The authoress gives an in-depth account of the "Chinese Transformation of Avalokitesvara" as the sub-title says. Many miracle tales from canonical & native sutras are give. Much coverage is give to the male to female change in the iconography of Avalokita. Not finished it yet, but Ms Chun writes a worthy study.
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Kuan-yin by Chun-fang-yu

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:04 pm

Hard to see, but this statue has three heads; anyone know the meaning of this particular form of Kuan Yin?

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A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25


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