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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby yawares » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:39 pm

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Dear Annapurna,

Chinese Ivory Guan-Yin
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This youtube Guan-Yin is pretty with chanting too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpwqEIhY ... re=related

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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby GraemeR » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:22 am

yawares wrote:I met my wife, who is Thai, in Britain and the kids were bilingual. It's funny; I met my wife wandering in a park with food.. I liked the food, didn't realise she hadn't made it. :thinking:
yawares: Love at first sight?

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Love at first bite, it was the food that did it! :heart:

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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby yawares » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:54 am

GraemeR wrote:
yawares wrote:I met my wife, who is Thai, in Britain and the kids were bilingual. It's funny; I met my wife wandering in a park with food.. I liked the food, didn't realise she hadn't made it. :thinking:
yawares: Love at first sight?

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Love at first bite, it was the food that did it! :heart:

Graham

Dear Graham,
You met your wife in the park? And she let you taste her food? ...Thai food??? Well, this is my theory: you were attracted to her so you approached her by complementing her food...and she liked you too so she let you taste the food...one thing let to another!! Am I right?? :thinking:

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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby GraemeR » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:14 am

yawares wrote:]Dear Graham,
You met your wife in the park? And she let you taste her food? ...Thai food??? Well, this is my theory: you were attracted to her so you approached her by complementing her food...and she liked you too so she let you taste the food...one thing let to another!! Am I right?? :thinking:

NOTE: Now you know that 40 members like to read your story :thumbsup:

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Dear Yawares

No!!!! The food was a trap! :tantrum: She hadn't even made it herself :stirthepot:

In fact I went to meet an old Turkish friend who was studying in the UK. We went for a walk in the park. My future wife was at the same language school and they knew each other. That is how we met and she gave me some of her lunch. She had been given it from a restaurant she worked part time in.

I met my Turkish friend on a bus in Istanbul. I still know old students I taught in the late 1990s! Now they are doctors, lawyers and teaches etc :clap: .

Was I trapped by the food? :tongue: Maybe I'll never know :shrug:

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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby Hanzze » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:54 am

"Love goes through the belly" (a german proverb tells), that is maybe also the reason why Guan-Yin (or Avalokitasvara, or Chenrezig, or Phra Mae Kuan Im, or Preah Mae Kun Ci Iem) is so populare. What ever is able to make us contented and pleased... for the six mothes even 1000 arms are to less.
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_
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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby yawares » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:34 pm

Dear Yawares
No!!!! The food was a trap! :tantrum: She hadn't even made it herself :stirthepot:
In fact I went to meet an old Turkish friend who was studying in the UK. We went for a walk in the park. My future wife was at the same language school and they knew each other. That is how we met and she gave me some of her lunch. She had been given it from a restaurant she worked part time in.
I met my Turkish friend on a bus in Istanbul. I still know old students I taught in the late 1990s! Now they are doctors, lawyers and teaches etc :clap: .

Was I trapped by the food? :tongue: Maybe I'll never know :shrug:
Graham[/quote]
Dear Graham,
I know that you're playful/love Thai food...soon I'll post a story about my dear friend in Illinois who taught me to cook yummy Thai foods. Please ask your wife to cook: Tod-Mun/Pork-Satay/Som-Tum/Por-pia with sweet/sour sauce/Yum-Yai . If she can't cook these foods then please take her to a restaurant and order these foods :thumbsup: ...you'll love love love...like you get love in your tummy!!!
Song for you/wife : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u21Kg_PzmMA
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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby yawares » Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:38 am

Hanzze wrote:"Love goes through the belly" (a german proverb tells), that is maybe also the reason why Guan-Yin (or Avalokitasvara, or Chenrezig, or Phra Mae Kuan Im, or Preah Mae Kun Ci Iem) is so populare. What ever is able to make us contented and pleased... for the six mothes even 1000 arms are to less.

Dear Hanzze,

Chinese Carved Ivory Standing Figure of Guanyin
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If "Love goes through the belly" is for everyman...then Yawares would be an old maid!...I didn't know how to cook anything until Tep took me and our 8 months old daughter to come to live in Columbus,Ohio, USA where I met many Thai students who taught me to cook...best of all ..I met a Thai restaurant owner who showed me how to cook HONEY ROASTED DUCK/CHICKEN SHANGHAI !!! After 6 years in Ohio, Tep got a new job in Illinois...then I met a Thai nurse who was so good in cooking foods/desserts...we became best friends she taught me everything I wanted to learn!! She was so fabulous!! And I was a fast learner...right now I'm a pretty good cook...my husband/daughter are so proud of my cooking ability.

Nice to see your reply again/miss you,
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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby GraemeR » Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:27 am

yawares wrote:Graham
Dear Graham,
I know that you're playful/love Thai food...soon I'll post a story about my dear friend in Illinois who taught me to cook yummy Thai foods. Please ask your wife to cook: Tod-Mun/Pork-Satay/Som-Tum/Por-pia with sweet/sour sauce/Yum-Yai . If she can't cook these foods then please take her to a restaurant and order these foods :thumbsup: ...you'll love love love...like you get love in your tummy!!!
Song for you/wife : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u21Kg_PzmMA
yawares :thumbsup:


Hi Yawares,

In English there is a proverb 'The way to a man's heart, is through his stomach' I'm sure it's true. :heart:

I don't eat meat so life is quite hard in Thailand. Almost everything contains fish sauce, shrimp paste or the like so I tend to go to J food restaurants. My wife is almost used to it now, the kids eat meat, especially Jimmy who won't eat rice or veg unless forced :guns:

You're lucky you got taught to cook properly! My wife has had to learn by her mistakes :jawdrop:

This weekend she is going to a Temple for meditation, so I will be off to Makro, get pizza bases, pasta, it's going to be an Italian weekend :clap:

Enjoy your meals too :tongue:

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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby yawares » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:28 am

Hi Yawares,

In English there is a proverb 'The way to a man's heart, is through his stomach' I'm sure it's true. :heart:
yawares: not so true with Tep..he loves me because I'm a happy person/he first saw me when I was 12:
Stoney: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeHv2Wd5 ... re=related

I don't eat meat so life is quite hard in Thailand. Almost everything contains fish sauce, shrimp paste or the like so I tend to go to J food restaurants. My wife is almost used to it now, the kids eat meat, especially Jimmy who won't eat rice or veg unless forced
yawares: Does she work? Must be hard for her to cook meat for kids and veg. for you. :thumbsup:

You're lucky you got taught to cook properly! My wife has had to learn by her mistakes :jawdrop:
yawares: I just showed my appreciation to their foods/desserts...and they taught me how to cook.

This weekend she is going to a Temple for meditation, so I will be off to Makro, get pizza bases, pasta, it's going to be an Italian weekend :clap:
:namaste: yawares: I truly admire her for going to a temple/meditation.
yawares: Bon Appetit!!

Enjoy your meals too :tongue:
yawares: I'll cook TOD-MUN/Somtum..yummy yummo!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby yawares » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:45 pm

Dear Graham/wife,

You see any Guan-Yin temple in Rayong and Chanthaburi??

And the dragon tail at Wat Leng Hua Yi. Chanthaburi Province. The three positions of the dragon lies a land of rich fertile land of the Trade Shop. City Paetrew land of abundant vegetation with cereal and Chanthaburi. City of gemstone jewelry. Chinese temple in a public club like many things, such as Tao Heeuoeubre four large body of paper at the principal entrance door body 18 and the third body is made of paper, the saint from China Handsome god of good fortune (Chai Seng Eia) to. . the right of the principal body and the body of a god many Chinese motto. A large bell weight over a ton in the first three cards in the world around Bell Park philosophical text Maha Mitra formula that considered any of the toll. Like a Prayer, which has merit. There is also a sacred temple sanctuary such as parents Guan Yin Temple. Ti Temple Jang Sa Uang and Tea Garden etc.

May be both of you will enjoy " aaharn-jay" there.

How about Guan-yin Famille Rose-Enameled Porcelain Standing Guanyin
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yawares..please say "HI" to your wife for me.
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Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby GraemeR » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:01 pm

yawares wrote:Dear Graham/wife,

You see any Guan-Yin temple in Rayong and Chanthaburi??

And the dragon tail at Wat Leng Hua Yi. Chanthaburi Province. The three positions of the dragon lies a land of rich fertile land of the Trade Shop. City Paetrew land of abundant vegetation with cereal and Chanthaburi. City of gemstone jewelry. Chinese temple in a public club like many things, such as Tao Heeuoeubre four large body of paper at the principal entrance door body 18 and the third body is made of paper, the saint from China Handsome god of good fortune (Chai Seng Eia) to. . the right of the principal body and the body of a god many Chinese motto. A large bell weight over a ton in the first three cards in the world around Bell Park philosophical text Maha Mitra formula that considered any of the toll. Like a Prayer, which has merit. There is also a sacred temple sanctuary such as parents Guan Yin Temple. Ti Temple Jang Sa Uang and Tea Garden etc.

May be both of you will enjoy " aaharn-jay" there.

How about Guan-yin tattoos?
http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/v ... Q5s3jI23x8

I really like this tattoo design!
yawares..please say "HI" to your wife for me.Please tell me her name...


Hi

My wife is Faeng. No I haven't been to the Chinese Temple in Rayong yet, another good place to visit. School has just finished and we are moving house. The in-Laws came round today and we went to the beach together.

All the best for now.

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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:44 pm

Guan Yin.JPG
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Getting back to the topic ...
A book about the symbolism of wats (What's What in a Wat by Carol Stratton http://www.amazon.com/Whats-What-Wat-Buddhist-Temples/dp/9749511999) mentions that figures of Guan Yin are appearing more often in Thai temples these days.
I think this statue must represent her. I saw it in Wat Bupparam in Chiang Mai, placed to one side of the main Buddha images but still quite large and quite prominent.

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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby yawares » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:07 pm

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Guan Yin.JPG


Getting back to the topic ...
A book about the symbolism of wats (What's What in a Wat by Carol Stratton http://www.amazon.com/Whats-What-Wat-Buddhist-Temples/dp/9749511999) mentions that figures of Guan Yin are appearing more often in Thai temples these days.
I think this statue must represent her. I saw it in Wat Bupparam in Chiang Mai, placed to one side of the main Buddha images but still quite large and quite prominent.

:namaste:
Kim


Dear Kim,

I love your Guan-Yin picture :anjali: ..I hope you had great time in Thailand..please write about it so we all can enjoy reading and I would like to see your pictures with Thai temples too..please,please! :smile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHu01i4B ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLF-pqLY ... re=related

:heart: Love Guan-Yin pictures/songs :heart:
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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:28 am

yawares wrote:Dear Kim,

I love your Guan-Yin picture :anjali: ..I hope you had great time in Thailand..please write about it so we all can enjoy reading and I would like to see your pictures with Thai temples too..please,please! :smile:
:heart: Love Guan-Yin pictures/songs :heart:
yawares :heart:

Thanks, Yawares.
Here's one place I went: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=14009&p=211085#p211085

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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby yawares » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:38 pm

Kim O'Hara wrote:
yawares wrote:Dear Kim,

I love your Guan-Yin picture :anjali: ..I hope you had great time in Thailand..please write about it so we all can enjoy reading and I would like to see your pictures with Thai temples too..please,please! :smile:
:heart: Love Guan-Yin pictures/songs :heart:
yawares :heart:

Thanks, Yawares.
Here's one place I went: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=14009&p=211085#p211085

:namaste:
Kim

Dear Kim,
Did you see Guan-Yin statues at the White Temple?? I only saw many Kinnaree statues.
yawares :thanks: :smile:
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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby yawares » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:32 am

Dear Members,

I found many beautiful Guan-Yin tattoos..

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/i ... in+tattoos

My favorite ones :

http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/v ... sfswByEDid

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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby yawares » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:14 pm

Dear Members,

Guanyin or Kwanyin, the Goddess of Mercy.

Thousand Hand Guan Yin DANCE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vs-H7xL ... sults_main

~ China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe, "Thousand-hand Guan Yin" Guan Yin is a Chinese goddess.Feeling music through speakers and guided by hand gestures, a troupe of deaf dancers in Beijing take steps to champion the rights of disabled people across the world ~

" Being deaf and mute, these disabled female performers endure pain and suffering in vigorous training, simply to deliver a message of love to mankind.

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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby Kim OHara » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:31 pm

yawares wrote:Dear Members,

Guanyin or Kwanyin, the Goddess of Mercy.

Thousand Hand Guan Yin DANCE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vs-H7xL ... sults_main
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yawares :thumbsup:

Hi, Yawares,
This is beautiful. It was discussed on another thread sometime ago and this version of it - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE-jPFqvUTo&feature=related seems to be the original. It is a bit longer and the music fits better.

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Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby GraemeR » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:58 am

Hi

I went a Chinese Temple in Rayong, with a large Guan Yin statue last night.

My wife wanted to dedicate some Feng Shui mirrors.

I don't really understand quite what happened, but it was a mixture of Tao and Buddhist ceremony. Two men with a forked stick traced Chinese letters with a forked stick, another dictated them, a third who recorded them. These gave answers to people's questions.

From what I could gather, a representative of the 8 Immortals was interceding to give the answers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Immortals

They gave a blessing for new cars, motorbikes, statues for household shrines and Feng Shui items.

Does anyone know any more about this sort of ceremony?

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Re: Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

Postby yawares » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:04 pm

GraemeR wrote:Hi

I went a Chinese Temple in Rayong, with a large Guan Yin statue last night.

My wife wanted to dedicate some Feng Shui mirrors.

I don't really understand quite what happened, but it was a mixture of Tao and Buddhist ceremony. Two men with a forked stick traced Chinese letters with a forked stick, another dictated them, a third who recorded them. These gave answers to people's questions.

Graham


Dear Graham,
What is Feng Shui mirrors??....Oh I've been to 3 Guan-Yin temples BUT never witness anything that you described :thinking:
When I was young, I went to Chinese temple with my Chinese friend( his parents rented a place that belonged to my family as his dry-cleaning shop), he wanted Green Cadillac :heart: , so he bought a Cadillac car toy and put it in front of Guan-Yin and made his wish.

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NO...Yee (my childhood friend) 's wish never came true :tongue:
yawares :shrug:
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