Reverend Windhorse

Reverence for All Life

 

 

AVALOKITESVARA

BUDDHA OF COMPASSION

This page honors Avalokitesvara...

Reverence for life...

Ahimsa, Sanskrit for: first, do no harm~

it's like the Hippocratic oath, only not just for professionals!

Transcendance indicates eons of psycho/philosophical change~
~of Oneself in response to the world

"as Above so below" guides us to see the Oneness, sameness;

the seed of all encapsulated in one
and nothing in the all...

AVALOKITESVARA IS THE PRIMAL BUDDHA

               

In his form as Chenrizig, he is the Creator.  It is He who is reborn in the Dalai Lama.  

Chenrizig is the Tibetan name for Avalokitesvara.  

Compassion for all Beings is the Gift He Brings

from the beginning of time
to what we perceive as our present and our end

the 17th Karmapa, on the occasion of the celebration at Rumtek Monastery of his 18th birthday in 2006, commented:

Generally, samsara--the cycle of birth, sickness, old age, and death--is a cause of suffering and is to be abandoned. There is nothing about it to celebrate and honor.  However, if a person born in this world is helpful to all sentient beings and serves the teachings of the Buddha, then this kind of birth is not to be belittled and should be praised and honored.

find more of interest at this wonderful site:    

http://www.khandro.net/practice_calendar.htm#Flags 

 

Om Aim Hrm Klng Chamundaiyi Viche Nama

Here we see the many aspects and thousand arms and heirarchy of 

Chenrizig~~Avalokitesvara~~Quan Yin

Chenrizig is His Tibetan Name.  Avalokitesvara, His India/Vedic Name.

Quan Yin is the Name for this diety's Feminine Aspect. 

The Goddess Quan Yin, Her Chinese spelling...Kwan Yin, Her Japanese spelling.

In this picture Quan Yin is infused with Chenrizig and His thousand arms.

In various other countries, ie Cambodia...the spelling may vary yet again.

Quan Yin had lead such a good life upon the Earth that She was given a Boon...She had

earned the right to live forever in Paradise.  As She ascended into the Heavens, she heard

the mournful cries of Humanity; weeping and writhing in misery.  She turned back, vowing

to remain on Earth as a Boddhisatva, helping humans until the last one achieves Consciousness.

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Tibetan Year 2138 be auspicious for all beings!

 

She has blessed me for 49 years...I knew not who she was, but from the first time I saw her, I

"knew" her...I loved her, and this likeness of Her was the first object, before a bed, to be brought

into my first home, and She is with me still.  She was in the furniture store when my Husband and I, 

newly married, went to look for a bedroom set, and I walked around the corner of one room into 

another; and as if it were a person there, I looked up into her eyes and knew that if I'd had to sleep 

on the floor, I wanted Her!  Both our Parents agreed to gift her to us.  The furniture salesman 

said she was the Goddess of Fertility, and that's what I believed for over 30 years, until my studies

of Taoism, and various aspects of Tibetan culture began.

Here She holds the Sacred Pearl; the secret and seed of Life.

 

The rosy stone felt almost alive; Her beauty filled my heart...Sedona respects Art, Artists, Nature and Spirit.

The phenomenal artist Alex Gray has depicted the ideal vision of Avalokitesvara.

Notice the thousand arms, and varied shamanic tools with which Avalokitesvara is able to accomplish all things.  The eye in each hand gives Him all-seeing.  His many heads see in every direction, and exist in all dimensions and finer and finer realms.  The ghoulish looking head denotes the reality that part of a Compassionate Attitude is one that destroys Illusion; our delusions.  Hearing that we are wrong can feel like someone is 'beating us up,' treating us monstrously...thus the monster face.

(I found this with credits somewhere on the web, so I don't think I am violating any copyrite, but if so, I will remove it immediately.)

Beautiful Mt. Xiannari is associated with Avalokitesvara in Sichuan Buddhism

Windhorse Flags are flown all around Tibet, and even by me...here is the meaning of the glyphs, and you will notice Avalokitesvara and Padmasambhava at the top left:

Links to other sites on the Web

He was the change he wanted to see.


   


This Teacher's work on himself created change in many lives; in fact, in the world.  He is proof that to take Responsibility is to initiate a response that blossoms throughout society.  Shivamokshananda is his Spiritual Name, given him by Muktananda, I believe...and it means that he cuts through the illusion and delusion of life, like Shiva; he is conscious, moksha and one who helps other to See.  He introduced me to Avalokitesvara and many other diety from all religions.

Robert Sohn is the reason I made this page...it was and is in honor of him, and now also in honor of His Holiness the Dali Lama.  Dr. Sohn is the reason I had any courage or desire to touch a computer!  lol...and now, I have learned much and keep learning, as he had promised.

I made a collage about him, and the great transformation he afforded me.  This is the picture that describes what he did for me:

Dr. Robert C. Sohn:

His vision, continuity, clarity, consitency became a world-changing institution.
 


A gifted healer continued the work she and her husband had created.  She is sorely missed by those of us who knew her and received her gifts of Healing and Power of Example.  My gratitude abounds for my good fortune to have had these two in my life.

Mrs. Tina Sohn/Grandmaster of Ammatherapy

  Attitude is everything!  Bring Grace to Each Day!

 

These pages will continue to develop according to my understanding of the subjects. Here you find influences that brought me from frantic search for Truth...for what Truth IS...to all Possibility AND Probability. 

Constructive feedback is appreciated, for this is a quest for 

Honesty, Integrity and Meaningful Life. 

Avalokitesvara was the first webpage I ever made... 1997 ...in response to the man; the Visionary, who taught that if one fails to learn to use a computer, they will be lost in the dust of a world that was becoming; and as he promised, HAS become totally computer-oriented.  When he passed on, something in my resistance broke down, and I bought a computer and learned how to use it with the help of my friend Lilith and sheer determination and experimentation.
 

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Sogyal Rinpoche

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at last it begins to take fuller form...more to come!

  Reverend Irene Windhorse

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