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Guanyin

Postby Annicca » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:24 pm

Hi, everybody !

Here's a beautiful picture of Guanyin!
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Re: Guanyin

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:35 pm

Hubba-hubba.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Re: Guanyin

Postby plwk » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:36 pm

Maybe you can try posting that at http://dharmawheel.net/index.php
They might appreciate it better over there :anjali:
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If this single thing is recollected and made much,
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Re: Guanyin

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:40 pm

Just to explain a little Annicca, this is a Theravadin Forum and the Mahayana Bodhisattvas like Guanyin are not recognised as having any validity in the Theravada as they were not taught by Shakyamuni Buddha.
But welcome to the Forum.

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Re: Guanyin

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:53 pm

Although not a Theravada figure, there has been growing interest in Kwan-Yin in Theravada countries / adherents; see: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=662

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Re: Guanyin

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:54 pm

Sanghamitta wrote:Just to explain a little Annicca, this is a Theravadin Forum and the Mahayana Bodhisattvas like Guanyin are not recognised as having any validity in the Theravada as they were not taught by Shakyamuni Buddha.
But welcome to the Forum.

:anjali:
While all that may be true, the above representation is hot. I think, however, I would prefer somethinmg a bit more tradtional, some of which are very lovely in their visual expressions of compassion.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: Guanyin

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:25 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:Although not a Theravada figure, there has been growing interest in Kwan-Yin in Theravada countries / adherents; see: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=662

Yes, we have a (more traditional) statue in the garden at out local Thai Wat...

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Re: Guanyin

Postby Anders » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:50 pm

tiltbillings wrote:While all that may be true, the above representation is hot.


:rofl: ergo, justified post. :D

I think, however, I would prefer somethinmg a bit more tradtional, some of which are very lovely in their visual expressions of compassion.


As a fan of Guanyin on facebook, I love her in all incarnations. This one is is a sight. I am sure she's opted for being smoking hot in an emanation or two now and then. For the sake of all sentient beings of course.

While we on the topic of modern representations of the soundseer, this one impressed me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgHmSdpjEIk

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Re: Guanyin

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:59 am

Anders Honore wrote: this one impressed me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgHmSdpjEIk

Stunning ... though I do wonder about the comment 'the original music is much better'. Do you know anything about that?

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Re: Guanyin

Postby daverupa » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:00 pm

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Anders Honore wrote: this one impressed me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgHmSdpjEIk

Stunning ... though I do wonder about the comment 'the original music is much better'. Do you know anything about that?

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Maybe this one?
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: Guanyin

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:13 pm

Thanks, daverupa- seems very likely.
I don't know if you noticed, but the one you linked to is a little longer than the other, as well as having music that fits and is far more convincingly Chinese. It includes the curtain call and a couple of moments in which the conductors appear, which I didn't remember from the one Anders linked, and probably a few other little chunks.

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Re: Guanyin

Postby daverupa » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:19 pm

Kim O'Hara wrote:...a few other little chunks.


Such as:

"Buddha Avalokiteshwara with Thousand arms, from the China Disabled Peoples Performance Art Troupe. They are all deaf and mute. The amazing leading dancer is Tai Lihua , who is a dance teacher at a deaf-mute school in Hubei, China."

:heart:
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: Guanyin

Postby Viscid » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:18 pm

Who cares if she's not Theravada, Guanyin can sit on my altar anyday.
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Re: Guanyin

Postby Justsit » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:36 pm

You think she's hot?

Wait til you meet Vajrayogini...he he he. :thumbsup:

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Re: Guanyin

Postby Ben » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:43 pm

Do remember that this is a thread on Guanyin, who has some adherents in Theravada, and that this is the shrine room.
Thanks for your mindful and very sensitive attention.
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Re: Guanyin

Postby Justsit » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:09 pm

Sorry, being unmindful, sincere apologies
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Re: Guanyin

Postby Ben » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:11 pm

Justsit wrote:Sorry, being unmindful, sincere apologies
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No worries, Justsit!
Learn this from the waters:
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loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Guanyin

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:31 pm

Justsit wrote:Sorry, being unmindful, sincere apologies
:bow:
Nothing to apologize for. Honestly, if one finds Mahayana moving, there really is not a problem with that.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: Guanyin

Postby Anders » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:53 pm

At the risk of continuing to be off-topic, I'm going to be bold anyway as I think there's an amusing and slight dhamma related point in it:

I was once told, secondhand, that one Asutralian bhikkhu (don't recall his name, no one famous), once remarked that once he actually got to see a female deva himself, it really took the gloss off what desire he might have for ordinary human women. Apparently, they are so ridiculously beautiful, he could just never look at human women again without them looking utterly flawed and plain in comparison.

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Re: Guanyin

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:01 pm

Anders Honore wrote:At the risk of continuing to be off-topic, I'm going to be bold anyway as I think there's an amusing and slight dhamma related point in it:

I was once told, secondhand, that one Asutralian bhikkhu (don't recall his name, no one famous), once remarked that once he actually got to see a female deva himself, it really took the gloss off what desire he might have for ordinary human women. Apparently, they are so ridiculously beautiful, he could just never look at human women again without them looking utterly flawed and plain in comparison.
And it was with The Buddha's cousin, Nanda:


http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .irel.html
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson


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