Gaia Community

compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion

Thousand Hand Guan Yin Performance by China Deaf Group. The Power of Teamwork and Perfect Co-ordination.

As long as you are kind and there is love in your heart, a thousand hands will naturally come to your aid. As long as you are kind and there is love in your heart, you will reach out with a thousand hands to help others.

A Zen Koan:

Thousand Hands and Eyes Kwan Seum Bosal, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. This Bodhisattva is very high class. She has a thousand hands and eyes. She is always helping your mind and body and saving all people. She is able to do everything. She is a great Bodhisattva. But,

Which of these eyes are the correct eyes?

Which hands are the correct hands?

If you attain this, you are Kwan Seum Bosal.

-- Zen Master Seung Sahn

  • Currently 0/5 stars.

Views: 46

Comment by Michael Grove on March 2, 2011 at 11:58

Guan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion, revered by Buddhists as the Goddess of Mercy.

Her name is short for Guan Shi Yin. Guan means to observe, watch, or monitor; Shi means the world;

Yin means sounds, specifically sounds of those who suffer.


Thus, Guan Yin is a compassionate being who watches for, and responds to, the people in the world who cry out for help.

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Gaia Community to add comments!

Join Gaia Community

© 2022   Created by Michael Grove.   Powered by

Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service