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Kuan-yin: The Chinese Transformation of Avalokitesvara.
2011): "Culto del budhisattva Avalokitesvara en el archipielago de Zhoushan visto a traves de las obras literarias", Arte y literatura para las masas, vol.
With regards to ceramic sculpture, god, such as Avalokitesvara, Bodhisattva, was sculpted more into human like figures, ridding the sculptures of the traditional unattainable and solemn appearance of god, but was given more humanity and earthly value.
Lord Buddha, from the glorious country of India, prophesied that the reincarnations of Avalokitesvara, through successive rulers from the early religious kings to the present day, would look after the welfare of Tibet.
The rod (danda) is listed as an attribute of Brahma by Liebert (1976:46); (44) Monier-Williams' Sanskrit-English dictionary glosses brahmadanda as 'Brahma's staff', 'name of a mythical weapon', and 'name of Siva'; the word is also used as an epithet of Lokesvara, 'the Lord of the world' (Liebert 1976:47), which in turn may refer to Brahma as well as to the Buddha Avalokitesvara.
Before my father's body was refrigerated, Peng asked us to chant the names of the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva (Guanshiyin pusa [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] ) and Amitaba (Amituo Fo [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) ten times each in the hope earning their blessing for my father.
At other times, she suggests that by cultivating the Quan Yin meditation, her practitioners can become the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin): "If one attains the highest level in Quan Yin practice, then one becomes like Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, you know, Quan Yin Bodhisattva, who can hear everything, can see everything, and can help people in different corners of the universe, without having to be near them or without having to know their names or person.
Shotoku was also connected by rebirth or other means to central Buddhist figures including Sakyamuni Buddha, Maitreya (the Buddha of the future), Avalokitesvara (the bodhisattva of compassion), Queen Srimola (the protagonist of the Srimola-sutra), Bodhidharma (the first patriarch of Chan Buddhism), and Huisi (515-577; the third patriarch of Chinese Tiantai).
This phenomenon should also be understood in light of the very theology of Pure Land Buddhism, in which bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Japanese: Kannon) and Buddha Amitabha (Japanese: Amida) miraculously intervene and conduct soteriological works for sinful human beings.
Conviertete en un hombre justo (Judaismo), en otro Cristo (San Pablo), en un Avalokitesvara o ser compasivo (Budismo), se Hakim o agradable a los ojos de Dios (Islam), intenta convertirte en un Tirthankara (Jainismo) o un Khalsa (Sihkismo), trata de ser, en suma, alguien mas preocupado por cuidar al mundo que por explotarlo.
The arbitrary form of the linguistic sign is even more obvious in salutations to bodhisattvas that have Chinese names, as in the case of Avalokitesvara, whose salutation in Chinese is Namo Guanshiyin Pusa rather than the Sanskrit Namo Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva.
He considers religion and politics in Tibet's imperial government and the place of Buddhism there, the language and phraseology of early Tibetan politics and religion, rituals in the Imperium and later continuity in the rituals of Tibetan Buddhism, and the pivotal role of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara in the intersection of religion and politics.
The 13-inch-high statue, being said to be that of the Bodhisattva of compassion Avalokitesvara, may fetch 3,000-5,000 pounds.
Avalokitesvara comes to the personal aid of all those who request assistance during times of calamity.
A series of triads in the cave that archaeologists call Cave 26 shows the Buddha always flanked by the same two bodhisattvas: on his right is Avalokitesvara, identified by the padma lotus he holds, and on his left is Vajrapani, distinguished by the vajra, or thunderbolt, visible in his clenched fist.
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