Re: Amitabha and Kuan Yin
- --- In email@example.com, "Richard St. Clair" <stclair@m...>
> Since no one has said so thus far, I just wanted to note thatAvalokitesvara
> bodhisattva Kwan Yin (or Kannon, or Avalokitesvara) and another
> bodhisattva Seishi (Mahasthamaprapta) are the two bodhisattvas that
> attend Amida Buddha, as noted in the Meditation Sutra.
> represents the boundless compassion of Amida, whileMahasthamaprapta
> represents Amida's boundless wisdom.Thanks for your reply Richard. Interesting note here is that I
recently came across your Shin Homepage for the Boston Sangha as I
was looking for a Sangha close to me. I'm in Pittsburgh, which is a
ways away, but so far Boston is the closest Sangha I found. Do you
know of any other Sanghas or anyone that practices near Pittsburgh?
Happy New Year,
- --- About the links between Amida and Kuan Yin:
** Thank you for the hint towards the Meditation Sutra, which
speaks about this theme (the Lotus Sutra is very clear also and
honors greatly Avalokitesvara/Kwannon/Kuan Yin).
--I found it at:
--(as usually, Richard St Clair gives us easy-to-find web sites for
reading the major sutras. Thanks, R.S.C.!)
** Yes, the "Amida trio", the classic picture of Amitabha with His
two Bodisattvas, among them Kuan Yin, is a good inspiring
demonstration of the links between them. So, it is very popular.
**Namu Amida Butsu.
- --- "Eric Jautee & family <eric.jauteev@...>"
> ** The official Shinshu seems having no officialJodo-Shinshu has no cult for Avalokitesvara at all,
> cult for Kuan Yin.
> (but the domestic cult probably has more statues of
> Kuan Yin,
> the popularity of which is widespread).
because all buddhas and bodhisattvas are included
within Amida Butsu. Accordingly Amida Butsu is the
only object of reverence (go-honzon) in Shinshu.
While Jodo-shu altars may include Amida Triad
Amida, Kannon and Daiseishi.
> ** But the Shin Buddhism diffuses widely the LotusNo, Shin Buddhism does not diffuses the Lotus Sutra at
> Sutra, which
> has a chapter about Avalokitesvara-Kuan Yin.
all. It is not quoted by Shinran.
> ** A major fact: Shinran recognized Shotoku TaishiRight. And Shinran identified also his wife Eshin-ni
> as a
> reincarnation of Avalokitesvara-Kuan Yin.
as a manifestation of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (jap.
Happy new year!
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