tidathep wrote:Hi Yawares,
I have beautiful pictures of Guan-yin temples in Singapore.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/i ... +singapore
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http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/v ... 1nqOzM9cW1
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yawares wrote:Dear Pegembara,
Thank you very much for the lovely photo...In Thailand too, temples near many beaches have Guan-Yin statue face to the sea. People around the world love Goddess Guan-Yin.
GraemeR wrote:Hi Yawares
How are you today, not seen you write much recently.
I think Guan Ying is popular with Thai Chinese as many were nautical traders who relied on the sea. Hence we see her and the Chinese community around the Thai coast.
I think the biggest one was being constructed in Surat when I lived there.
alan wrote:Rituals and reverence for this type of thing are not really Theravada.
One must venerate the omniscient (or nearly so0 god Google:alan wrote:Venration of nats? What is that?
yawares wrote:Dear Members,
When I was very young , my family went to Bang-Saen Beach, Cholburi. Our first stop was Guan-Yin Temple on the hill that look over the sea where we often saw a few big whales jumping above the sea-waves.
My mom so loved beautiful Guan-Yin "Metta Goddess" that stood right by the hill surrounded with cute monkeys.
A monkey snatched my silky red baby-blanket and ran away up on the hill. My mom gave a big bunch of bananas to those monkeys by put them under a big tree.[/color]
[color=#0000BF]That day was an important day of Guan-Yin Temple, people came to pray and eat vegetarian, as the temple cooks vegetarian to share with the prayer. So they invited us to have brunch with them..oh so yummy. I was the youngest kid in there..a Chinese nun liked me enough to sit me on her lap and kissed me, gave me a small jade bracelet, I loved it alot..it made me forget the silk blanket that the monkey snatched away.
Love Goddess Guan-Yin,
What is Feng Shui mirrors??....Oh I've been to 3 Guan-Yin temples BUT never witness anything that you described
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 , so he bought a Cadillac car toy and put it in front of Guan-Yin and made his wish.
NO...Yee (my childhood friend) 's wish never came true
yawares wrote:Dear Graham,
Thank you so very much for the pictures...I've never seen them before...I only saw Chinese lion statues/Dragon statues/Chinese gods statues at Chinese temples/Chinese restaurants:
PS: The monkey in the picture might be great great great grandson of the monkey that snatched my silky blanket.
Love all the pictures
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