Sunday, January 31, 2016

Goddess of Mercy - Thousand Hands Guan Yin (Kuan Yin) and Mantra


History of Goddess of Mercy - Thousand Hands Guan Yin (Kuan Yin)

Goddess's Name
Guan yin (Kuan Yin) (观世音、观音) 
Other Chinese Name :- 觀世音 (Guānshìyīn) / 觀自在 (Guānzìzài) / 觀音 (Guānyīn)
Tibetan's Name in Tibet :- སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་

    About a thousand years ago, in China have heavy rainfall in the Yellow River (Traditional Chinese 黃河
) (Huang Ho River). Chinese have confronted flood hazard which is huge tragical situation.

          photo of Huang Ho River (Yellow River)

A lot of people have been swept away with stroms and huge of flood to the river, so people asked to Guan Yin to help them who were flooded but Guan Yin have two hands only. She've vowed by herself to get more hand for helping to many people at a time. That's why Guan Yin have a thousand hands. With very Kindly and Mercy of Goddess, After that, people in China conjoined to created the Statue of A Thousand Hands Guan Yin.

          photo of Thousand Hands Guan Yin Shrine

Magic Mantra of Guan Yin
"Om mani padme hum" Powerful Six Words — One of the Guan Yin's Mantra from Tibetan that very short and easily to pray.

  photo of place that all of montra's words are written on the rock in Tibet

"Om Mani Padme Hūṃ", All of words are written in Tibetan script on a rock outside the 'Potala Palace' in Tibet. – It is very good to recite the mantra "Om mani padme hum", but while you are doing it, you should be thinking on its meaning, for the meaning of the six words is great.

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Meaning of Mantra
Om - It's often placed at the beginning of mantras meaning similar to Hinduism – the totality of sound, existence and consciousness. it's the symbol of pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha"
Mani - meaning jewel, symbolizes the factors of method, altruistic intention to become enlightene, compassion, and love.
Padme -  meaning Lotus, symbolize "wisdom"
Hum - the last word of montra "Hum" Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllhum, which indicates indivisibility.

All of Six words "om mani padme hum", mean that the dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a buddha, so meaning of each words is means "the Jewel of Consciousness has reached to Heart of Lotus".


How to pray for Guan Yin's Mantra
• Just Relax and sit down get into a comfortable seated postition with your back straight, don't bend.
• Close your eyes and then deep breathe slowly for a few minutes.  
 Start to pray the mantra slowly - "Om-mani-padme-hum" with meditation.

You can also listen to this mantra with music hereand try to pray to this Guan Yin's mantra, then notice how you respond and how it makes you feel.

 Ancient idiom : { 神佛自心出 : mean "Gods or Buddha will be created in the mind of the believer."}


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