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Some commentators, usually Christian or New Age, believe that the Buddhist entity Guan Yin and the Christian Virgin Mary are similar if not almost identical. Here I use this opportunity to tell you how they’re not. 445 more words
In the Shurangama Sutra, the Buddha gives a simple, real life example.
Ring a bell – diiiing….
You hear a sound. And then the sound gradually fades away – until there is no sound anymore: 537 more words
Without the classical tradition of androgyny in male aesthetics within East Asian culture, the masculine Avalokitesvara from India may never have been able to transition into the feminine Guan Yin who is so revered and beloved across East Asia and highly respected on a global level.
Avalokitesvara: Masculine form from India and Southeast Asia: