Bodhisattva of Compassion: The Mystical Tradition of Kuan Yin (Shambhala Classics)

Bodhisattva of Compassion: The Mystical Tradition of Kuan Yin (Shambhala Classics)

John Blofeld


She is the embodiment of selfless love, the superb image of radical compassion, and, for greater than a millennium all through Asia, she has been respected as “The one that Hearkens to the Cries of the World.” Kuan Yin is either a Buddhist image and a loved deity of chinese language people faith. John Blofeld’s vintage learn lines the background of this most famed of all of the bodhisattvas from her origins in India (as the male determine Avalokiteshvara) to Tibet, China, and past, alongside the best way highlighting her shut connection to different figures akin to Tara and Amitabha. The account is filled with captivating tales of Blofeld’s encounters with Kuan Yin’s devotees in the course of his trips in China. The booklet additionally comprises meditation and visualization ideas linked to the Bodhisattva of Compassion, and translations of poems and yogic texts dedicated to her.

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