Do you want to know the history of Avalokitesvara? Avalokitesvara (Sanskrit: vara), Avalokitesvara is the old translation of kumarosh, and the new translation of Xuanzang is Guanzi. In China, it is abbreviated as Avalokitesvara. Whether in Mahayana Buddhism or in folk belief, it has an extremely important position. Next, let’s take a look at the detailed articles compiled by China story.com.
The great compassion spirit led by Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva is regarded as the root of Mahayana Buddhism. According to the Buddhist scriptures, Avalokitesvara is the manifestation of the past Dharma enlightened Tathagata. He seeks the voice of Bodhisattva everywhere to save suffering in the boundless land. Avalokitesvara has a special relationship with Amitabha Buddha. He is one of the three saints in the West. He is also a Dharma body guru who mends all his life. He is a Bodhisattva who inherits the throne of Amitabha. In addition, it is said that Avalokitesvara is the embodiment of Amitabha.
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva has the broad compassion of equality and selflessness. When all sentient beings encounter any difficulties and pain, if they can sincerely recite Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, they will be rescued by the Bodhisattva. Moreover, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva can best adapt to the requirements of all sentient beings. For different sentient beings, he embodies different body forms and speaks different Dharma. Among the numerous Bodhisattvas in Buddhism, Guanyin Bodhisattva is also the most well-known and believed by the people. Guanyin belief is very popular in China’s Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, Taiwan, and among overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia. The so-called “Amitabha every family, Guanyin every family”. Zhoushan archipelago in Zhejiang Province has been regarded as a Taoist temple for Guanyin Bodhisattva since ancient times.
In China, Avalokitesvara is often called the great Bodhisattva, mainly because of the prevalence of the universal door of the Dharma Sutra. In China, the translation of kumarosh is commonly used. The popularity of Pu men pin was first attributed to the serious illness of Juqu Mengxun, the leader of the northern Liang state in the five Hu and Luanhua era. At the moment when the doctors were holding their hands and all the drugs failed, Tan Wuchen from India persuaded him to recite Pu men pin sincerely. Juqu Mengxun followed the instructions and really healed him without medicine. Therefore, the Lord of China has made a wide range of products in China. The Pu men pin declares that if all sentient beings read the name of Guanyin Bodhisattva when suffering, Guanyin Bodhisattva can free them.
The Sutra of compassion describes that Amitabha Buddha used to be the Runner King Wu Zhengnian in his past life. He had a thousand sons, and his eldest son was not named. He became a monk in front of the treasure Buddha and vowed that if all sentient beings suffered from all kinds of distress and terror, if he could remember me and recite my name, he would relieve them of all kinds of suffering and worry. The treasure Buddha recorded and named him GuanShiYin.
According to the Sutra of Prajna paramita multi interest interpretation of Dharma Sutra translated by Bukong Sanzang, the Amitabha Buddha (another name of Amitabha Buddha), also known as “the Dharma Tathagata with pure nature” and “the king Tathagata with pure nature”, appears in the Western pure Buddhist land. However, in the five turbid evil world, he appeared in the form of a Bodhisattva.
According to the great compassion heart Dharma Sutra, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva also called Avalokitesvara free, twirling rope and thousand light eyes. With incredible power, Avalokitesvara has become a Buddha in the past. He is called the righteous Dharma Buddha. However, with great compassion and willpower, and with Bodhisattva’s actions, all sentient beings will be broadened.
Just because Guanyin has been widely welcomed, there have been novels with the theme of Guanyin Bodhisattva among the Chinese people. The most famous is a legendary novel named Guanyin Dedao, also known as Da Xiang Shan. The content of this novel is that there was a king Miaozhuang who gave birth to three princesses. The first princess loved literary talents and recruited a Wen emperor’s son-in-law. The second princess loved martial talents and recruited a Wu Emperor’s son-in-law. The third princess loved Buddhism, filial piety, chastity, compassion, love things, and sacrifice themselves for others. Later, she became a positive result in Daxiang mountain. This story is not contained in orthodox Buddhist classics, nor is it recognized by Buddhism. The legend of Miaoshan can be traced back to the record of Wansong old man commenting on singing tiantongjue monk’s Ode to the ancient leisurely nunnery by daoxuan lawyer of the Tang Dynasty, in which he mentioned that he had heard that Guanyin was Princess Miaoshan in the past. Volume 13 of the general annals of Longxing Buddhism completely records this legend. Disclaimer: the above content originates from the Internet, and the copyright belongs to the original author. Please inform us if your original copyright is infringed, and we will delete the relevant content as soon as possible.