Avalokiteshvara is a bodhisattva who has vowed to always listen to the cries of life’s suffering and then find a way to help sentient beings. According to the Lotus Sutra, the bodhisattva has the ability to manifest an unlimited body depending on the circumstances, which is an embodiment suitable for the salvation of all beings. Therefore day of guanyin What is that? Please refer to the following article on Buddhist objects for more information.
I. Who is Guan Yin Bodhisattva?
The bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, also known as Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, appears greatly in Mahayana sutras such as the Hoa Nghiem, the Dharma Flower, the Heart Sutra, the Great Tu Da La Ni, the Criterion Da La Ni…and many more allusions, stories, explanations gives. and Commentary on the Bodhisattva. He is a man of great compassion, who vows to protect all sentient beings.
Buddha statue in India, Nalanda
All of the above texts refer to the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara as male, not female. The bodhisattva is a symbol of compassion and wisdom, he hears the cries of all suffering, uttering names, praying to him to fulfill their wishes, avoid suffering, accidents, etc.
The bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara is conceived as an image of women, mothers, Buddhas, etc., probably because many cultures, beliefs, and religions have female saints. Tibetan Tantric Buddhism worships the goddess Tara, which includes many deities. According to legend, Tara was born from the tears of Avalokiteshvara. In her old life, Tara’s mother was a princess determined to practice and maintain her feminine form until she became a Buddha.
The meaning of freedom from suffering is symbolized by the vow of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara
In the Lotus Sutra, the Universal Gate chapter clearly states and affects the meaning of suffering and avoidance, which are considered symbols of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara’s vow.
The Lotus Sutra shows us that the Guanyin bodhisattvas are foremost figures of great compassion, their incarnations consisting of 33 or 35 appearances capable of easily alleviating suffering and saving sentient beings. That great compassion can be seen as a mother’s love for her children, in line with the tradition of many religions, where a woman is considered the mother of all: Maa Kali, Maa Maryam, Maa Maa, … so , even though Avalokiteshvara can transform into the Bodhisattva Buddha, Bich Chi, Thanh Wan, Brahma King, Self in Heaven, Dai Tu in Heaven, Monk in Heaven, etc., the most outstanding feature of his incarnation is still the image of a woman, a The image of the gentle mother.
The Mahayana Sutras, especially the Lotus Sutra, which visualizes the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara as a female figure, were gradually created. By the Tang dynasty, the form was almost entirely popular, especially among the common people. constitutes an important sect.
Second. Why are there 3 days in the form of Bodhisattva Guanyin?
Every year, Buddhists around the world often have a very dignified ceremony on the days of February 19, June 19 and September 19 according to the lunar calendar, but most of them know it as just a ceremony.
In ancient Zen chanting, it was clearly stated:
- 19/02: Avalokiteshvara’s birthday.
- 19/06: Day of Quan the Am Than Dao.
- 19/09: Day of Quan the Yin Sacrifice.
Third. What are the five meditations of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara?
1. Foot Shop
True contemplation means having a foothold to break Wong. First of all, we have to turn the hearing-nature free from sound, back to the self-nature. If the hearing department is spent, then the ability to listen will also end. So the two generals are not born, so the use of the six senses (six senses) to communicate with each other is the common sense of the ear, also known as the “opposition lesson of self-nature”.
2. Peace Shop
Purity meditation means using purity to combat the impurities of possessions. The ability to hear ends, there is no ability to hear at all, even the sense of not standing is not there.
3. From the shop
Contemplation refers to allowing sentient beings to be happy without the ability to say unrighteous words.
4. Bi Pub
Double-thinking is keeping sentient beings away from suffering without the facility called double-compassion.
When compassion is expressed, ego (self-obsessed) is cleansed, affection and affection are fostered to the utmost, just as light shines upon all sentient beings in the universe. Thus, having a hoa quang dong moat means that many lamps share the same light, therefore energy and facilities are wasted.
5. Liberal Wisdom Shop
Liberal knowledge contemplation means that knowledge which is spread liberally in the entire religious world beyond quantity. All facilities, birth and death are destroyed, then exist again, this is a permanent truth.
IV. Incarnation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in Vietnam
According to the Pho Mon Sutra, if someone asks for help and needs to appear, Quan Am will reveal that body for salvation such as: the body of a king, the body of a prime minister, the body of a child, the body of a woman, etc. Quan Am Thi Kinh, Quan Am Nam Hai in Vietnam was formed through the process of cultural acculturation and on the basis of this “show”.
Quan Am Thi Kinh statue in Vietnam
The legend of Quan Am Thi Kinh has been passed down from ancient times in Vietnamese folk through the art of Chéo singing, poetry and prose. Based on the content of Quan Am Thi Kinh’s story, it may be a version of Goryeo Buddhism: “Thi Kinh is the daughter of Mang family, Lung Tai district, Dai Bang stronghold, Goryeo.” However, the reference to the story of Quan Am Thi Kinh is linked to Phap Van Tu and Phap Ba, Dau Pagoda, an ancient temple in the north of our country, which is believed to be the Buddha Quan Am Thi Kinh.
The image of Quan Am Thi Kinh holding a child is similar to the stories of Quan Am with the disciple and Quan Am with death. According to researchers, the statue of Quan Am with hands on his pupils first appeared in the history of beliefs in Vietnam in the 17th century and became famous in the 18th century and is still preserved in many places today.
The story of Quan Am Nam Hai consists of 1,426 sentences given in the folklore before the story of Quan Am Thi Kinh. The oldest Nam version of the story of Quan Am Nam Hai is still unknown in which era it was carved. The first Vietnamese edition of Guanyin’s Performance of the Song of Huynh Tinh Cua was published in 1897.
Statue of Guanyin Nam Hai in Vietnam
According to the Vietnamese version, Quan Am Nam Hai Hung Lam is Diu Thien, the third princess of King Diu Trang in the country. She renounced the luxurious life of the imperial court, defying all obstacles from her father and persevering across the ocean to practice and testify at Huang Tiech Cave (the present Perfume Pagoda). According to legend, after attaining enlightenment, Princess Diệu Thien transformed into a thousand-eyed, thousand-handed Guanyin to save the royal family and all nations.
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The name Guanyin, Quan Am Thi Kinh, Quan Am with the pupils, Quan Am the Death Sender, and Quan Am Diu Thien all originate in compassion, the embodiment of the suffering and rescue of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in the sutras. French Flowers. Quan Am’s stories and beliefs are extremely popular in Asian countries such as China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. Currently, the idol of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, worshiped in the temples of our country, is very diverse, based on one of the 33 incarnations of the bodhisattva.
The above article has provided you information about Guanyin Day. Buddhist objects Hopefully, this has helped you understand more about the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara – the One of Great Compassion who vows to save all sentient beings.
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