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04 May, 2009

Kuan Yin, Avalokiteshvara

My friend Toby just told me the name of the goddess in my header. So, of course, I went to read about her. She is Kuan Yin, Avalokiteshvara, the goddess of compassion and healing. I had taken the photograph because I thought she was beautiful and because she brought me a sense of comfort--as many beautiful images do--and now I find that she is a healer.

I will have much more to write about this at a later time, but I did want to share the story of this little god with you.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

How great to have it identified. It is such a peaceful image.

May 4, 2009 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger K. said...

Oh, she's lovely. How perfect.

May 4, 2009 at 3:37 PM  
Anonymous apathy lounge said...

Coincidence? I think not. :)

May 4, 2009 at 6:27 PM  
Blogger Scout said...

Where is this goddess that you were able to photo of her? She looks very serene, like she's saying, "It's going to be OK."

May 6, 2009 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger patinkc said...

Love the photo. Learn more about Kuan Yin and please leave a comment in my guestbook with a link to your page.
http://www.squidoo.com/kuanyin

May 7, 2009 at 12:20 AM  

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