Sunday, September 19, 2010

Guan-Yin Art Magnets

Guan-Yin is the Chinese Goddess of Mercy. Here we have a set of art magnets depicting the goddess and attached to the side of my file cabinet.  They would look wonderful on you refrigerator, doncha think? Decorate the refrigerator. They measure 3.5 x 14 inches. One of a kind.
Guan Yin is the bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin (觀世音, pinyin: Guānshìyīn, Wade-Giles: kuan-shih yin) which means "Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the World".

It is generally accepted (in the Chinese community) that Guanyin originated as the Sanskrit AvalokiteśvaraGoddess of Mercy, Guanyin is also revered by Chinese Daoists (Taoists) as an Immortal. However, in Daoist mythology, Guanyin has other origination stories which are not directly related to Avalokiteśvara. Commonly known in English as the Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin is also revered by Chinese Daoists (Taoists) as an Immortal. However, in Daoist mythology, Guanyin has other origination stories which are not directly related to Avalokiteśvara.

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1 comment:

Thom said...

I love how you give all the information on so many of your posts. I always learn something. That is just awesome. Have a great week ahead :)