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As you walk this Labyrinth you take a Journey into your own Heart
and the Heart of the Mother through Quan Yin.
"The Goddess of Compassion"
Quan Yin, as a true Enlightened One, or Bodhisattva, vowed to remain in
the earthly realms and not enter the heavenly worlds until all other living
things have completed their own enlightenment and thus become liberated
from the pain-filled cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
Contemplating the Goddess of Mercy involves little dogma or ritual. The
simplicity of this gentle being and Her standards tends to lead Her devotees
towards becoming more compassionate and loving themselves. A deep sense
of service to all fellow beings naturally follows any devotion to the Goddess
Kuan Yin and the Lotus Flower
Shortly before her enlightenment, Kuan Yin was sitting in Meditation upon
a rock near a lake when she overheard two people in conversation. As she
listened when pleasure to their melodic voices, she heard one of them say,
“Look at these marvelous lotus flower unfolding above the surface of the
water!” “Yes.” the other one said, “and on each one of them sits a Buddha.”
After looking at the flowers for awhile, the first person said.
“But look---one of the flowers is empty.”
That night Kuan Yin dreamed that her heart transformed into a white lotus,
radiantly unfolding its petals. In its center she recognized the silhouette of
a Buddha. She approached the lotus to look at the Buddha more closely, and
saw that herself was to occupy the last flower in the lotus pond from then on.
Walk and meditiate on the jewel of the lotus as,“you,”
and feel the compassion of
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