Monday, August 07, 2006

Artist Alter of Intention : (28) Kuan Yin

This little statue of Kwan Yin has been with me for a long time, on many alters. She is worshipped by Asian Buddhists, usually depicted as female. Known as a Goddess of Mercy and Compassion, the name Kuan Yin is short for Kuan-shih Yin which means "Observing the Sounds of the World." She, of course, is one of many representations of feminine divinity on my alter, but she is also a reminder to me to step outside my limited view and see other views with compassion as well. That truth is sometimes mutable, no one view owns it in entirety.

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