Guan-Yin, THE GODDESS OF METTA

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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*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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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:
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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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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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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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Getting back to the topic ...
A book about the symbolism of wats (What's What in a Wat by Carol Stratton ) 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:
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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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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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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?

Graham

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