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21 07, 2017

Boddhisatva – Buddhism – religion

By |2018-04-18T17:33:57-07:00July 21st, 2017|India, Religion|2 Comments

A Song Dynasty statue of the boddhisatva Guanyin What is a boddhisatva? A boddhisatva, in Buddhist religion, was a holy man or woman.  They were special, closer to God than other people. They were like holy men in ancient West Asia, or saints in Christianity. Buddhists who were enlightened Among Buddhists, the main goal of life was to [...]

7 06, 2017

Who was Guanyin? Chinese Buddhist goddess

By |2018-04-18T17:37:45-07:00June 7th, 2017|China, Religion|0 Comments

Guanyin, from the Liao Dynasty (about 1000 AD) Guanyin was a Chinese Buddhist goddess based on a real woman, the way Guanti was based on a real man. According to the story, her father murdered her. Guanyin went down to the underworld. But when she got there, she recited the holy books, and that prevented [...]