kannon

A Quote by Lena Lees on kuan yin quotes, kannon, kwan yin, possibilities of the present, and vehicle for changing reality

"Do not drag the negative past or future into the present. Understanding the possibilities of the present. It's a skill useful for discovering the divine," comments Kuan Yin.
"Kuan Yin is showing me something-a tube, I think. I don't fully understand this diagram. It is as if one end is the past, the other the future. The middle of the tube, the present, is our way, our vehicle for changing reality. You slip into the universe, while living in this dream, this present. Your escape hatch is right here."

Lena Lees

Source: The Living Word of Kuan Yin: The Teachings & Prophecies of The Goddess of Compassion & Mercy

Contributed by: Hope

A Quote by Lena Lees on kuan yin quotes, avalokitesvara, kannon, and the great mix of free will and karma

"It's a good time to ask ourselves to look at the lies we are telling ourselves. It's a time to examine our thoughts and the thoughts of the people of the world. Let us all reflect upon the "great mix" of free will and karma. Reread the past chapters and ponder what I have said. Karma is intricate, detailed. One cannot dwell on only one particle of this great collective energy. Your life is but one frame of an entire reel of film."

Lena Lees

Source: The Living Word of Kuan Yin: The Teachings & Prophecies of The Goddess of Compassion & Mercy

Contributed by: Hope

A Quote by Bernard Glassman on compassion, kannon, kuan yin, avalokitesvara, attachment, skillful means, and buddhist compassion

In Buddhism we have different images and symbols. One of my favorites is Kannon, the image of compassion. Kannon can be a male or a female. There are different physical images of Kannon, but one shows Kannon with many, many arms. Why does Kannon have so many arms? I believe it is because Kannon took the the vos to make peace among all sentient beings she was so overwhelmed by the enormity of what that meant that she burst apart into millions of pieces. But the energy of that same vow brought all those pieces back in the shape of a million arms. Each arm holds something different. One arm holds a watch, one holds glasses, one arm bears a pen, one a hoe, one arm a Christmas bag, one a condom. Each arm has something different for the proper occasion.

Each of is an arm of Kannon, enabling Kannon to do her work. Like her, we're also overwhelmed, but when we reallize that the millions of pieces are all operating as one, then there's no problem. The reason we get overwhelmed is that we're attached to a certain result or taht we want to achieve a certain result or that we to achieve a certain goal. If we weren't attached we wouldn't be overwhelmed. It's endless. And we just take one step after the next

Bernard Glassman

Source: Buddhist Acts of Compassion by Pemela Bloom

Contributed by: Ryan

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