Saturday, June 19, 2010

Goddess of Mercy



She hears the cries of the world
From within each weeping heart
Tears dried by a wondrous vow
The silence ever alert within us

Blood-stained and heavy-laden
We seem too far to be caught
In her thousand motherly arms
Yet her reach covers the cosmos

In her boundless compassion
Appearing in countless guises
She is each and every reflection
Smiling back through our delusion

Revealing the true unborn nature
Of both herself and her children
Merged in the beautiful light
That is Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva

8 comments:

Baldovino Matsumoto said...

http://www2.fodian.net/old/English/0262_25.html

Namo Kannon Bosatsu! (bow)

G said...

Baldovino - thanks for the important link to the twenty-fifth chapter of the Lotus Sutra which is about Guan Yin (Japanese Kannon):

Namo Kanzeon Bosatsu!
(Namo Guanshiyin Pusa!)

Baldovino Matsumoto said...

Thanks to you for your very interesting, helpful and ponder inspiring blog. Every time a real breathing space. In every sense.

Peace. (bow)

Koten said...

Link to YouTube Video of Kwan Yin Festival on June 22, 2014 in Lytton B.C. Canada:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNPIcu5giJw

G said...

Thanks for the interesting link to the Guan Yin ceremony, Koten. Good to see Guan Yin being honored in British Columbia!

Koten said...

Photo of the 150 year old statue of Kwan Yin that will be donated to the restored Joss House temple in Lytton B.C.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZcEFksUAAA5dru.jpg

G said...

Beautiful. Namu Kanzeon Bosatsu!

Koten Benson said...

Opening of the new Chinese History Museum in Lytton B.C. on the site of the old Chinese temple dedicated to Kwan Yin.:
http://www.ashcroftcachecreekjournal.com/news/new-lytton-chinese-museum-opens/

Included is a Kwan Yin shrine (see photo) Incense may be offered and prayers made.