Buddha and Kuan-Yin are eternal images of Virtue and Harmony, Wisdom and Compassion. They are the healers of the suffering world and their images remind us that life is eternal. When we gaze on their serene faces, we will see our own beauty reflected in our heart.
Approximately 700 years ago, after Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings reached China, magnificant images of Buddha were created for temples and kings. His divine image has made its way throughout the world and is believed to empower those who practice his teachings.
China is the original place of inspiration and development of Kuan-Yin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, the One who Hears the Cry of the Suffering World . From the ninth century onwards, the worship of Kuan-Yin spread right across China into Korea and Japan.
Kuan-Yin is best known as Mother of Compassion. Her appeal is that she is accessible to the most ordinary people. She is the friend you call upon in times of trouble. She is the hand that guides. The stories and images of Kuan-Yin are amazing and are familiar to the Chinese families around the world.
I like to be surrounded by the beautiful statues and images of Buddha and Kuan-Yin, especially gazing at their serene faces. It makes me feel that I am protected and supported.
While going through tragedies and crises, the eternal images of Buddha and Kuan-Yin changed my consciousness that gave me the courgae and strength to change the atmosphere.
It is always a good feng shui to display the eternal images of Buddha and Kuan-Yin in our home and workplace to benefit from their blessings. Calmly gaze upon their gentle faces and learn how to focus within and enjoy the serenity of inner stillness and deep peace.
Praise of Kuan Yin
Avalokitesvara (Kuan Yin) Bodhisattva,
Honored and worshipped by all,
As the fully Enlightened One.
On the turbulent sea of life,
She provides the ferry-boat to those in needs,
And guides the way.
She brings the comforts to the sufferers
Who invoke her name sincerely and mindfully,
And bestows blessings.
She, the Most Merciful and Compassionate Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva,
Manifests herself and showers mercy just in time in all realms.