The transcendent Decalogue of Mother Kwan-Yin
Kwan-Yin or Guanyin, is what Avalokilesvara is called in China, a bodhisattva or "being enlightened", honored and revered in Buddhism. The value traditionally associated with this bodhisattva is Compassion. Kwan Yin means "who hears the laments of the world."
In the West, she is known as the Goddess of Mercy, because they confuse the buddhas and bodhisattvas with gods. In Taoist mythology it is known as Ci Hang Zhen Ren and is considered immortal.
The origins of Kwan Yin
The first Buddhist monk who referred to Kwan-Yin in feminine was Kumarakiva, when he made the Chinese translation of the Lotus Sutra in 406 AD. C.
In his translation, seven of the thirty-three appearances of the Bodhisattva are female. As Tantric Buddhism or Vajrayana prevailed in China, during the Tan dynasty in the eighth century, its popularity was growing and it was represented as a beautiful figure of feminine features and dressed in white .
In the popular feeling, Kwan-Yin helps those who come to her in times of difficulty . Especially in the face of the dangers that fire, water or weapons can produce.
The Bodhisattva understands the requests that are made to her and responds to them with her Compassion . As a Merciful Mother, she also listens to those requests of those who want to have children and in her they have put their prayers.
There is a movement called Mahakaruna (The Great Compassion) that has released 108 Glories to Kwan-Yin . They have become an effective transformative prayer.
Kwan Yin has vowed not to enter the heavenly kingdoms until all living beings have not reached the end of their learning and completed their enlightenment process.
When all beings are released from the cycle of birth, death and reincarnation (samsara), Kwan Yin will enter the heavens.
Decalogue of Kwan-Yin
Nobody is going to give me happiness, only I can get it.
In this first thought, the human being assumes responsibility for his life and begins an effort to find what he longs for.
I am a unique Being on the entire planet Earth. No one understands me better than me. No one knows or can know what I need, better than me.
In this principle the foundations are laid to eliminate any offense that people receive from others. Anything that depresses a person can be annulled under this mandate.
The person understands and acknowledges that no one can comment on her, since no one knows her better than herself.
What I receive now is what I sowed yesterday and what I sow now will be what I will receive tomorrow.
This principle speaks of the fact that human beings must understand that their current problems are the result of incorrect actions of the past and that, at the same time, they must take advantage of their present to properly sow what they will later reap.
Neither the past nor the future can hurt me. Only the present has value in my life.
Understanding this principle fully will make the person give the importance it deserves to its present moment, it will downplay the events that have already happened and that cause remorse and future events that cause distress.
Only I decide what I should do at this time.
It must be understood and assumed that external influences are just that, influences. It is the person himself who can decide what to do at all times.
Only in Love and in inner Peace can I make the right decisions.
When we must act in the present tense we will have to do it in peace and with love. When we act in this way, what we do will be inspired by our highest service capacity.
In my decisions I will always take into account the benefit of others.
When I have to make decisions, I will do it for those who benefit the most people.
Acting like this, my own life will be heading towards the highest glory: to receive compensation for the service rendered to others.
My face is the reflection of my inner state.
Let us pay attention to the appearance of our face and always adorn it with a smile. That the eyes are always ready for a look of love since in this way, they will be reflecting the serene harmony of those who have learned to walk on the path of happiness.
I am a Being at the service of humanity.
Everything you do or everything you say and everything you think or everything you feel will be in the benefit and glory of all mankind.
I have a mission in life and it is to be happy and make others happy.
This last principle gives meaning to our existence and at the same time guides our efforts to bring benefits to all humanity.
What we know about Mother Kwan-Yin
- Chinese name: Wuan Yin, Kuan Yin, Guanyin or Koon Yum.
- Japanese name: Kannon, Kwannon or Shokakanzeon Bosatsu.
- Tibetan name: Chenrezig or Tara.
- Scripted name: Avalokitesvara
- Korean name: Kuan-Te Am Bosa, Kwanseum Bosal or Kwan Um.
- Vietnamese name: Quan`Am or Quan-Te Am Botat
- Flower: Lotus
- Color: Violet
- Stone: Lapisl zuli
- Sacred animal: Dragon
- Represents: Mercy and Protection
- Symbols: Lotus of 5 petals, water bowl, willow branch.
Figures associated with Kwan Yin
In the West there are many trends that associate the figure of Kwan-Yin with mother goddesses and mother figures of other religions. The similarities are notorious with the Virgin Mary of Catholicism, Isis of Ancient Egypt, Tara in Tibetan Buddhism and Radha in Hinduism.
The number of temples and statues dedicated to this bodhisattva in the East is innumerable.
Master Kwan-YIn is revered in China and there has her temple called Temple of Mercy. It is ethereally located very close to Beijing and surrounded by 12 small temples, where all the legions of beings are at your service .
In this temple burns the flame of mercy and compassion for the Earth and its evolutions . This enormous force magnetizes this flame from the very heart of God and projects it in the Earth's atmosphere.
Seen in Sacred Alchemy, by Peter, editor of the White Brotherhood
. com / dec-logo-de-kwan-yin-.html