Becoming Kuan Yin

The Evolution of Compassion

Author: Stephen Levine

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 160925919X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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In his long career as a poet, Buddhist teacher, spiritual advisor, and writer, Stephen Levine has changed our understanding of death and dying. In Becoming Kuan Yin, Levine’s first new book in many years, he turns to the legend of Kuan Yin, the Bbodhistitva venerated by East Asian Buddhists for her compassion. In Becoming Kuan Yin, Levine shares the tale of Miao Shan, born centuries ago to a cruel king who wanted her to marry a wealthy but uncaring man. This is the story of how Miao Shan refused to follow the path her father had in mind and, instead, became Kuan Yin, the first acknowledged female Buddha who watches over the dying and those who work with them. Levine weaves together story and practice and helps readers discover their own infinite capacity for mercy and compassion under difficult circumstances. This book will have resonance for Kuan Yin's millions of followers.
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The Goddesses' Mirror

Visions of the Divine from East and West

Author: David R. Kinsley

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887068355

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 9992

Discusses the cultural background and meaning of ten goddesses, including Aphrodite, Isis, Athena, Durga, Laksmi, and Sita
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The Kuan Yin Chronicles

The Myths and Prophecies of the Chinese Goddess of Compassion

Author: Martin Palmer,Jay Ramsay,Man-Ho Kwok

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 1571746080

Category: Religion

Page: 190

View: 8024

"An introduction to the Chinese goddess Kuan Yin, this book includes the myths and legends of her origins and 100 of her prophecies, translated into English"--Provided by publisher.
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The Chinese Transformation of Avalokitesvara

Author: Chün-fang Yü

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502753

Category: Religion

Page: 688

View: 5295

By far one of the most important objects of worship in the Buddhist traditions, the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is regarded as the embodiment of compassion. He has been widely revered throughout the Buddhist countries of Asia since the early centuries of the Common Era. While he was closely identified with the royalty in South and Southeast Asia, and the Tibetans continue to this day to view the Dalai Lamas as his incarnations, in China he became a she—Kuan-yin, the "Goddess of Mercy"—and has a very different history. The causes and processes of this metamorphosis have perplexed Buddhist scholars for centuries. In this groundbreaking, comprehensive study, Chün-fang Yü discusses this dramatic transformation of the (male) Indian bodhisattva Avalokitesvara into the (female) Chinese Kuan-yin—from a relatively minor figure in the Buddha's retinue to a universal savior and one of the most popular deities in Chinese religion. Focusing on the various media through which the feminine Kuan-yin became constructed and domesticated in China, Yü thoroughly examines Buddhist scriptures, miracle stories, pilgrimages, popular literature, and monastic and local gazetteers—as well as the changing iconography reflected in Kuan-yin's images and artistic representations—to determine the role this material played in this amazing transformation. The book eloquently depicts the domestication of Kuan-yin as a case study of the indigenization of Buddhism in China and illuminates the ways this beloved deity has affected the lives of all Chinese people down the ages.
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The Hidden Lamp

Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

Author: Zenshin Florence Caplow,Reigetsu Susan Moon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614291330

Category: Religion

Page: 440

View: 7167

The Hidden Lamp is a collection of one hundred koans and stories of Buddhist women from the time of the Buddha to the present day. This revolutionary book brings together many teaching stories that were hidden for centuries, unknown until this volume. These stories are extraordinary expressions of freedom and fearlessness, relevant for men and women of any time or place. In these pages we meet nuns, laywomen practicing with their families, famous teachers honored by emperors, and old women selling tea on the side of the road. Each story is accompanied by a reflection by a contemporary woman teacher--personal responses that help bring the old stories alive for readers today--and concluded by a final meditation for the reader, a question from the editors meant to spark further rumination and inquiry. These are the voices of the women ancestors of every contemporary Buddhist.
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Who dies

Wege durch den Tod

Author: Stephen Levine

Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag

ISBN: 3958833128

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 400

View: 9086

Levine ermutigt uns im ersten Teil des Buches, unsere eigenen Gedanken, Ängste, Sorgen und unser Verlangen - ohne zu bewerten - zu erforschen und unser Herz für uns selbst zu öffnen. So erkennen wir, wie wir durch unseren eigenen Widerstand gegen das, was ist, uns unsere eigene Hölle schaffen. Im zweiten Teil des Buches erfahren wir hilfreiche Unterstützung für unsere Arbeit mit leidenden Menschen: Bei der Begleitung Kranker und Sterbender lösen sich die Hindernisse zwischen unseren Herzen auf, wenn wir uns der Einzigartigkeit des Anderen gegenüber öffnen und Gedanken und Bewertungen loslassen. Dieses Buch ist eine wertvolle Hilfe für alle auf ihrem Lebensweg, seien sie erkrankt oder gesund, für "Helfer" oder "Betroffene". 'Wege durch den Tod' ist das erste Buch, das uns zeigt, wie die Beschäftigung mit dem Prozess des Sterbens uns für die Unermesslichkeit des Lebens öffnet. Stephen Levine führt uns einfühlsam und voller Poesie auf den Weg des vollkommenen Gewahrseins am Lebens, um uns für alles vorzubereiten, was unerwartet auf uns zukommen kann: Trauer oder Freude, Verlust oder Bereicherung, Tod oder ein anderes neues Lebenswunder.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Listen to yourself, think everything over

Dharma talks

Author: Hsüan Hua,Tripitaka Master Hua

Publisher: Buddhist Text Translation Society


Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 6306

Instructions on how to practice the method of reciting the names of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Also includes a straightforward explanation of how to cultivate Chan meditation.
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Freddy's War

Author: Judy Schultz

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 1926972317

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 8149

In 1941, a young man imagines thrilling battles and heroic acts when he lies about his age and joins the army. ?Assigned to the Winnipeg Grenadiers, part of the Canadian army in Hong Kong, Freddy McKee becomes a prisoner of war six weeks after arriving in Hong Kong. Five years pass and Freddy finally returns home from the war, but three women—Joanna Keegan, her daughter Hope, and the beautiful and mysterious Su Li—feel echoes of Freddy’s ordeal in each of their lives. For Freddy, the memory of war is a heavier burden than the weapon he once carried. Freddy must fight to survive in a world that has left him behind. “Veterans traditionally have never shared the hell of their war. Often the only way to get close to their experiences is via skillful fiction. Gritty and well-researched, Freddy’s War takes us to the siege of Hong Kong and back.” —Ted Barris, author and military historian “Wartime love stories are the stuff of cliché, but there’s no false sentimentality in Freddy’s War. With a cool reporter’s eye, Schultz draws on her deep knowledge of China, and of prairie social history, to craft an understated, elegaic story of loneliness, loss, and dislocation.” —Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal
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Ändere deine Gedanken - und dein Leben ändert sich

Die lebendige Weisheit des Tao

Author: Wayne W. Dyer

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641212103

Category: Self-Help

Page: 512

View: 3062

Laotses Tao Te King gilt als der spirituelle Klassiker schlechthin. Ausgehend von Laotses 81 Weisheitssprüchen beschreibt Amerikas populärster Lebenshilfe-Lehrer, wie wir die ewige Weisheit des Tao in unsere Gegenwart übertragen und im Alltag anwenden. Die Texte lesen sich leicht und offenbaren Rat und Beistand für sämtliche Lebenslagen – alle mit dem einen Grundgedanken, den Menschen in harmonischen Einklang mit sich und seiner Umwelt zu bringen.
Posted in Self-Help

Welten des Bewußtseins

Multidisziplinäre Entwürfe / Rolf Verres ... (Hg.). Bd. 7

Author: Rolf Verres

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783861354093

Category: Consciousness

Page: 180

View: 1056

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The Dawning of Wisdom

Author: Raghavan Iyer

Publisher: Theosophy Trust Books

ISBN: 0979320569

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 5507

Posted in Philosophy

Kuan Yün Shih

Author: Richard John Lynn

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: 9780805764048

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 3203

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Kuan Yün Shih

Author: Richard John Lynn

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 2209

Posted in Literary Criticism

Kuan Yin

Author: Kath Lock

Publisher: Era Publications

ISBN: 9781863742047

Category: Avalokiteśvara (Buddhist deity)

Page: 30

View: 8666

A simplified retelling of a Chinese folk tale about a young fifth wife who is befriended by the goddess of mercy, Kuan Yin. Easy-to-read text and full page colour illustrations at every opening make this suitable for readers of 8 - 10.
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Storytelling Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Folklore

Page: N.A

View: 9166

Posted in Folklore

Kuan Yin

The Legends of the Eight Immortals

Author: Harry Titterton Morgan,Thomas Cameron Taylor

Publisher: N.A


Category: Taoism

Page: 16

View: 9422

Posted in Taoism

Global History of Philosophy

The Han-Hellenistic-Bactrian period

Author: John C. Plott,Russell E. Hatton,James Michael Dolin

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120804562

Category: Philosophy

Page: 339

View: 8298

function in Tulasi Dasa's Ramacaritamanasa, written circa 1575 C.E.
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I Ging : Das Buch der Wandlungen

Author: Unbekannter chinesischer Autor

Publisher: FV Éditions


Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 2962

Das I Ging ist ein altes chinesisches Orakel, das bei Beantwortung von ungelösten Fragen hilft.
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