Sunday, July 01, 2007



TOP 10 THINGS YOU GOTTA LOVE ABOUT KUAN YIN


10. Her father wanted her to marry, she wanted to be a nun.
9. She is the Chinese goddess known as the compassionate rebel.
8. There is a form of healing in which the healer taps into the higher frequency of Kuan Yin and healing is magnified.
7. Her name translates to mean, compassionate listener to the cries of the world.
6. She is often depicted with a weeping willow branch. The ever-green aspect symbolic of her fertility, and love for others like a mother with her child.
5. Also like a willow, she has the ability to bend during the most ferocious winds and then spring back into shape again.
4. She has more names than you can shake a stick at, and they all have cool meanings.
3. She is sometimes a he, depending on the religion, she/he doesn't get too worked up about gender identity.
2. When she was born, her body glowed with an almost unearthly light so much so that the palace seemed on fire.
1. When she was sent to hell, she played music and flowers blossomed all around her - she turned hell into paradise by her presence.

All I'm sayin'...

8 comments:

Jerri said...

Another great top 10 list, Carrie. And great stuff to know.

She set the palace on fire? Whoa.

jennifer said...

...that's all I'm hearing you say!

And Q.Y. is Green Tara of the Tibetan tradition.

Michelle O'Neil said...

Love that she turned hell into heaven.

Love that she is Green Tara!

Deb said...

Wow! Cool list. Cool lady - both the goddess type and you. Just read your new bio - I agree with Kim, it's awesome.

Eileen said...

All I'm saying is that we may not have Kuan Yin's magical powers but all off us can be a Kuan Yin with COMPASSION, using our eyes and hands to help others and our COMPASSION to help bring peace and tranquility to this beautiful planet. Thanks for the 10 ten list, it is really great stuff to know, a lot I did not know. Love.

Anonymous said...

i don't get it.

Kim said...

Amazing list! I'm going to have to read more about this new fantastic goddess. Takes one to know one.

And anonymous, I don't get what's not to get??

grammer said...

Kuan Yin rocks, no two ways about it. Great list, Carrie! xo t