【VANACH资讯】观音菩萨的典故

【VANACH Information】Allusions of Guanyin Bodhisattva

Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva is a bodhisattva that is widely admired and worshipped by the people of East Asia. The statue of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva is also the most common in various Mahayana Buddhist images or statues, and there are many kinds and great changes. There are many incarnations and shapes.

Buddhist scriptures say that Guanyin Bodhisattva has a vast compassionate heart. No matter what kind of disasters the world encounters, if you recite the holy name of Guanyin Bodhisattva wholeheartedly, the Bodhisattva will immediately seek out the sound and feel it, so that he can be free from suffering and achieve happiness. ", is the most famous great bodhisattva in Buddhism, and has the praise of "every family Amitabha, every household Guanyin".

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【Green Tara】

Green Tara is the incarnation of Avalokitesvara. It is said that White Tara and Green Tara are the two tears of Avalokitesvara.

Green Tara is a great savior of the world. She sits on a white lotus seat. According to her original oath, she is the transformed body of Guanyin Bodhisattva, who sheds tears when she is sad because she is compassionate to all living beings, so she is the most compassionate.

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"The Book of Tara's Origin" says: Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva has saved countless sentient beings before countless kalpas, but one day, the Bodhisattva observed the six realms with her eyes and found that the suffering sentient beings have not decreased. , the tears became lotus, the lotus became green Tara, and then the twenty-one Tara. "Ode to Green Tara": The Twenty-One Mother is the Buddha Mother embodied by the different undertakings of the Green Tara, and the Green Tara is the total collection of all the merits of the Twenty-One Mother.

【Puqing Guanyin】

Guanyin Bodhisattva is holding a willow branch and a bottle. This is the image of Guanyin Bodhisattva we usually see. Why is Guanyin Bodhisattva holding these two? There are different opinions on what these two things are.

A more widely circulated statement is this: This willow branch is a tool used for brushing teeth, and it can also be a poplar branch. In ancient times, there was no such thing as a toothbrush, and those Buddhists used poplar branches to brush their teeth, or chew the branches of poplar branches to achieve the purpose of cleaning their teeth. The white bottle is a clean bottle, used to store water, and is used to wash hands with you. Because the Buddhists in ancient India were very particular about personal hygiene, this statement is quite credible.

Advertisements But some people do not agree with this statement . They think that the earliest time that Guanyin Bodhisattva held in his hand should be the samaya-shaped aquarium in the treasure vase in the secret method. Guanyin has only begun to be widely depicted by tantric monks. In the Ming Dynasty, Guanyin, the female figure, was popular, but the esoteric sect has returned to the west, and the treasure vase has been transformed into a pure vase in line with the concept of Chinese Buddhism. The willow in the bottle did not exist originally, but was invented and created by people after the Yuan and Ming Dynasties.

Advertisements So what is the use of the willow branch and the clean bottle that have been used to this day?

The Buddhist saying is as follows: tooth wood and pure water can be used as things to beg Guanyin Bodhisattva, pure water also has the effect of eliminating the nameless anger in people's hearts, willow can eliminate disasters and cure diseases, and the nectar in the pure bottle is good. Happiness can be spread. Therefore, when someone asks what Guanyin Bodhisattva is holding in his hand, we can say that it is a clean bottle and a willow branch. Click to know: DIY Puqing Guanyin Material Kit {Diamond Painting}

【Sitting lotus Guanyin】

Avalokitesvara is sitting on a hundred lotus flowers and holding lotus flowers. Avalokitesvara's legs are crossed, and the soles of the feet are upward. It is said that Sakyamuni was originally a bodhisattva in the sky, and he descended to the earth to be born to the King of Pure Rice in Kapilavastu. Mrs. Maya, the concubine of the King of Pure Rice, is as beautiful as a fairy, with a gentle and virtuous temperament, and her love for the king is as deep as the sea. Mrs. Maya recalled that on her wedding night, she vaguely saw a person riding a white elephant walking towards her in the distance and gradually getting smaller, burrowing into her abdomen from her right flank.

Advertisements She had a vague premonition in her heart that the Bodhisattva transformed into a white elephant and entered the womb. In the future, Mrs. Maya, who was pregnant, had a slight blush on her face. The bright green lace around her neckline was like a lotus leaf, and her face was like a blooming lotus flower.

Later, when Mrs. Maya gave birth to the Buddha under the sala tree, hundreds of birds gathered and sang together, the heaven and the sky were in harmony, and the flowers and trees bloomed together in the four seasons. As soon as the Buddha was born, he stood on the lotus flower, pointed to the sky and the ground, and said, "I am the only one in the sky and the world."

Advertisements This day is April 8th, and it will become the "Buddha Bathing Festival" in Buddhism. After Sakyamuni became enlightened, he got up from his seat and headed north, walking around the tree, "watching the tree and walking". Whenever he preaches, he sits in a "lotus seat", and his sitting posture is also a "lotus seat", that is, his legs are crossed and the soles of his feet are upward.

Advertisements The lotus is regarded as a "sacred object" in Buddhism. The lotus flower in Buddhism symbolizes a completely oriental culture, serenity, joy, detachment and smile. Lotus contains pure merit and cool wisdom. The immeasurable Buddha is like a lotus, the boundless Buddha is like a lotus, and life should be like a lotus. The sentient beings in the three realms are born with lust; the saints in the Pure Land are incarnated with lotus flowers, and they can appear in the image that the world is familiar with. Click to know: DIY Lotus Sitting Guanyin Material Kit {Diamond Painting}

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