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Guanyin

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:24 pm
by Annicca
Hi, everybody !

Here's a beautiful picture of Guanyin!

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:35 pm
by tiltbillings
Hubba-hubba.

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:36 pm
by plwk
Maybe you can try posting that at http://dharmawheel.net/index.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
They might appreciate it better over there :anjali:

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:40 pm
by Sanghamitta
Just to explain a little Annicca, this is a Theravadin Forum and the Mahayana Bodhisattvas like Guanyin are not recognised as having any validity in the Theravada as they were not taught by Shakyamuni Buddha.
But welcome to the Forum.

:anjali:

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:53 pm
by DNS
Although not a Theravada figure, there has been growing interest in Kwan-Yin in Theravada countries / adherents; see: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=662" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:54 pm
by tiltbillings
Sanghamitta wrote:Just to explain a little Annicca, this is a Theravadin Forum and the Mahayana Bodhisattvas like Guanyin are not recognised as having any validity in the Theravada as they were not taught by Shakyamuni Buddha.
But welcome to the Forum.

:anjali:
While all that may be true, the above representation is hot. I think, however, I would prefer somethinmg a bit more tradtional, some of which are very lovely in their visual expressions of compassion.

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:25 pm
by mikenz66
David N. Snyder wrote:Although not a Theravada figure, there has been growing interest in Kwan-Yin in Theravada countries / adherents; see: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=662" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Yes, we have a (more traditional) statue in the garden at out local Thai Wat...

:anjali:
Mike

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:50 pm
by Anders
tiltbillings wrote:While all that may be true, the above representation is hot.
:rofl: ergo, justified post. :D
I think, however, I would prefer somethinmg a bit more tradtional, some of which are very lovely in their visual expressions of compassion.
As a fan of Guanyin on facebook, I love her in all incarnations. This one is is a sight. I am sure she's opted for being smoking hot in an emanation or two now and then. For the sake of all sentient beings of course.

While we on the topic of modern representations of the soundseer, this one impressed me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgHmSdpjEIk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:59 am
by Kim OHara
Anders Honore wrote: this one impressed me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgHmSdpjEIk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Stunning ... though I do wonder about the comment 'the original music is much better'. Do you know anything about that?

:namaste:
Kim

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:00 pm
by daverupa
Kim O'Hara wrote:
Anders Honore wrote: this one impressed me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgHmSdpjEIk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Stunning ... though I do wonder about the comment 'the original music is much better'. Do you know anything about that?

:namaste:
Kim
Maybe this one?

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:13 pm
by Kim OHara
Thanks, daverupa- seems very likely.
I don't know if you noticed, but the one you linked to is a little longer than the other, as well as having music that fits and is far more convincingly Chinese. It includes the curtain call and a couple of moments in which the conductors appear, which I didn't remember from the one Anders linked, and probably a few other little chunks.

:namaste:
Kim

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:19 pm
by daverupa
Kim O'Hara wrote:...a few other little chunks.
Such as:

"Buddha Avalokiteshwara with Thousand arms, from the China Disabled Peoples Performance Art Troupe. They are all deaf and mute. The amazing leading dancer is Tai Lihua , who is a dance teacher at a deaf-mute school in Hubei, China."

:heart:

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:18 pm
by Viscid
Who cares if she's not Theravada, Guanyin can sit on my altar anyday.

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:36 pm
by Justsit
You think she's hot?

Wait til you meet Vajrayogini...he he he. :thumbsup:

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:43 pm
by Ben
Do remember that this is a thread on Guanyin, who has some adherents in Theravada, and that this is the shrine room.
Thanks for your mindful and very sensitive attention.
kind regards

Ben

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:09 pm
by Justsit
Sorry, being unmindful, sincere apologies
:bow:

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:11 pm
by Ben
Justsit wrote:Sorry, being unmindful, sincere apologies
:bow:
No worries, Justsit!

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:31 pm
by tiltbillings
Justsit wrote:Sorry, being unmindful, sincere apologies
:bow:
Nothing to apologize for. Honestly, if one finds Mahayana moving, there really is not a problem with that.

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:53 pm
by Anders
At the risk of continuing to be off-topic, I'm going to be bold anyway as I think there's an amusing and slight dhamma related point in it:

I was once told, secondhand, that one Asutralian bhikkhu (don't recall his name, no one famous), once remarked that once he actually got to see a female deva himself, it really took the gloss off what desire he might have for ordinary human women. Apparently, they are so ridiculously beautiful, he could just never look at human women again without them looking utterly flawed and plain in comparison.

Re: Guanyin

Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:01 pm
by tiltbillings
Anders Honore wrote:At the risk of continuing to be off-topic, I'm going to be bold anyway as I think there's an amusing and slight dhamma related point in it:

I was once told, secondhand, that one Asutralian bhikkhu (don't recall his name, no one famous), once remarked that once he actually got to see a female deva himself, it really took the gloss off what desire he might have for ordinary human women. Apparently, they are so ridiculously beautiful, he could just never look at human women again without them looking utterly flawed and plain in comparison.
And it was with The Buddha's cousin, Nanda:


http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .irel.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;