By CHEUNG PUI MAN
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Guanyin (觀音, pinyin guānyīn, Wade-Giles: kuan-yin) is the bodhisattva of compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. She is also known as the Chinese Bodhisattva of Compassion. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshi'yin (觀世音, pinyin: guānshì yīn, Wade-Giles: kuan-shih yin) which means "Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the World".
It is generally accepted that Guanyin originated as the Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara, which is her male form. Commonly known in the West as the Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin is also revered by Chinese Taoists as an Immortal. It should be noted that in Taoist mythology, Guan Yin has other origination stories which are not directly related to Avalokiteśvara.
Guanyin's origin is debated among scholars. The root of this debate lies in the history of religion in China. China's indigenous religion is Taoism. It is possible that Guanshi'yin originated as a Taoist deity, the Queen Mother of the West. With the introduction of Mahayana Buddhism to China in around the fourth to fifth centuries AD, Taoism and Buddhism became religious rivals in China. The Buddhist tact was to change, and even supplant, indigenous Taoist deities in favor of Buddhist deities. Over the centuries, this trend has had the effect that it is now virtually impossible to determine Guanshi'yin's true origin. The official Buddhist view is that Guanyin originated with the male Avalokiteśvara, though Guanyin's origin may be more complex than this simple, linear derivation. While it is certain that the name "Guanshi'yin" is derived from the name "Avalokiteśvara", the image of the Chinese/Korean/Japanese/Vietnamese Bodhisattva (along with her femininity) may be at least partly derived from other sources.
* Hold the iPhone or iPod Touch in your hand, the hearts of meditation, call "Guan Shi Yin Pu Sa"
* Meditation on behalf of themselves or those who seek to sign his actual name, your sex, and your virtual age.
* Meditation you would like to request advice.
* Shake your iPhone or iPod Touch!
***Notice:This Software Only Support Chinese Language!!!
傳說中，觀音菩薩有求必應，靈驗無比。 “觀世音”三字名號就是菩薩以無漏圓通大智觀照六道眾生因痛苦而念誦其名號的聲音。如果菩薩聽到世上有人念其名號，就會立即去尋聲解救，給之救助。 觀音這一快速、方便的救苦方法完全體現了慈悲濟世的迫切心願。正因為如此，觀音成了佛教大慈大悲的象徵，被佛教徒譽以“大慈大悲救苦救難觀世音菩薩”、“大悲觀音”、“救世觀音”等種種美稱。
- USD 1.99
- Category: Entertainment
- Released: 18 February 2010
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 14.0 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: CHEUNG PUI MAN
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.