Avalokiteśvara

In previous posts, I discussed how the spirit of the primeval man and the link between the Ein Sof and the Ohr Ein Sof are concepts common among various spiritual traditions.

Depictions of the extremely close bond between the energy of Mary and that of Jesus are also common among different spiritual traditions.

In Christianity and Islam, Jesus’ energy is so intertwined to that of Mary that he manifests from her through virgin birth.

The Buddhist equivalent of Mary is Guanyin, “Bodhisattva of Mercy and Compassion.”  In Pure Land Buddhism, Guanyin is described as the “Barque of Salvation.” [1]

The energy of Jesus also has a Buddhist equivalent: the male Avalokiteśvara.

The Buddhist variant of Jesus and the Buddhist variant of Mary are also fundamentally linked.  Their energies are so close that they are considered the same person and there are stories that depict the male Avalokiteśvara transforming into Guanyin, the female Avalokiteśvara.

Prince Buxuan transforms into GuanYin:

Capture GuanShiYinCapture GuanShiYin2


Sources:

[1] Guanyin – Role in East Asian Buddhism

The Question is “Why?”

All untruth will lead to greater harm in the end.

People should question the leaders of a country. But when Joe Biden tells this to the people of China, is he saying it to try to make the world a better place or is he saying it to create instability in a rival country?

When Sharon Stone argues for independence for the Tibetan people; does she do it because she cares about people or because she is jumping on the bandwagon of liberal Hollywood fads?

So with this new exuberance for gay rights sparked by the Sochi Olympics, it’s hard not to be skeptical over the genuine sincerity of this enormous and sudden liberal push in the Western media in support of gay rights. The problem is that those who are sincerely in support of such are done an injustice by various media outlets that are merely looking for an easy target. Any chance to paint Russia or China as wicked regimes (even if true) is exploited relentlessly by media outlets. Western media loves the tactic of flaunting the “rights” provided by the West denied by other countries.

However, insincerity always backfires in the long run. Countries like Russia, resentful of such exploitative tactics by the West, will merely become more resistant to change since any concession will now feel like capitulation to insincere Western forces.

The solution to the problem is to not let the artifice diminish the genuine support. Sincere activists should continue to support human rights; but with AWARENESS of the media’s flair for sensationalism and their device of creating more conflict than which genuinely exists just to attract (as well as distract) audiences.

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And is every colourful pattern that pops up going to garner an article about a statement being made?

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