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Guan Yin is not another Virgin Mary, and the Virgin Mary is not a mother goddess

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


Sound vs Silence - and letting go of both in your meditation - The Shurangama Sutra

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

Avalokiteshvara Buddha

Avalokiteshvara Buddha, Chinese sculpture.