Posted by David S. (220.127.116.11) on October 10, 2000 at 06:48:29:
In Reply to: diffrent buddhas posted by kundagbo on October 09, 2000 at 13:09:44:
I am not saying that refering to Kuan Yin as a Buddha is wrong, but in the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean schools where she is most prominent, she is considered a Bodhisattva, and not yet a Buddha. She is considered the female manifestation of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.
Isn't Avalokitesvara also a figure in Tibetan Buddhism? If so, how are Tara and Avalokitesvara related in Tibetan Buddhism? Are they male and female manifestations of the same Buddha/Bodhisattva? I am not so familiar with the Tibetan Buddhist "cosmology."
: frist i need to thank you for all the help you
: have given to me whan questions arise.
: you truly are my sanga
: now my question,
: i recenty was given a wonderful white female buddah.
: i have placed this on my meditation area and she is a
: real added bonus to me. i am told she is the female
: buddha of compassion and i belive her name is
: quin yin (i think). since she is not tara is this ok
: to have her, and where can i find info on her?
: ga le bzhugs
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