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If only we can see each other with the eyes of love and compassion; then things will be fine. Hate does not conquer hate. Only love does that. Darkness does not conquer darkness. Only light does that! For mankind to move into the stage of Higher Consciousness; it is important and required for us to start seeing others as a Jewel; seeing others with the eyes of compassion and love. Because we are all Divine! As Jimi Hendrix so eloquently puts it, “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”
The perfect example of this compassion and love for one another is Kwan Yin (also spelt as Kuan Yin; the Chinese Goddess of Mercy). She has and is still setting the pace for all to follow for those who want to enlighten their lives and embrace their Higher Self. She is an Ascended Master.
Now, many people are going to be wondering and may ask: what? Kwan Yin? What is Kwan Yin? Who is Kwan Yin? Kwan Yin is among the Myriads of Spirit Guides working for the benefit of mankind! Why should we develop the eyes of Kwan Yin? What are the eyes of Kwan Yin? In her song titled Roar, Katy Perry told us that she has got the eyes of a Tiger; having the eyes of a Tiger is good—that one has its own place and role. But this article is focusing on the eyes of Kwan Yin.
Before I go in details of the eyes of Kwan Yin; it behooves me to tell you about Kwan Yin and her role in humanity—not everyone is familiar with this powerful Deity. Kwan Yin was ‘born’ from a Ray of White Light which The Amitabha Buddha emitted from his right eye while he was deep in spiritual ecstasy. Kwan Yin is regarded as an emanation of The Amitabha Buddha and as an embodiment of compassion, the quality which Amitabha himself embodies in the highest sense. Kwan Yin is the sublime Goddess of Mercy whose beauty, grace and compassion have come to represent the ideal of womanhood in the East. (www.goodreads.com/kwanyinquotes).
Kuan Yin known as the Mother of Mercy in the East, has been worshipped by Buddhists for thousands of years. She is the greatest of Bodhisattvas and embodies the totality of compassion for humanity. She removes obstacles, erases past offenses, dispenses mercy, healing and spiritual graces, while always meeting the true inner needs of the soul. Her shortened Chinese name, Kuan Yin, means “Hearer of Sounds.” Her full name, Kuan Shih Yin, means “Hearer of the World’s Sounds.”
According to Eastern tradition, when Kuan Yin was about to enter Heaven, as she stood on the very threshold, she could hear the cries of humanity. She did not enter but returned to help all who suffer in the earth plane. The term “Hearer of Sounds” can also be translated as “perceiver” or “regarder” of the world’s sounds. She is known in much of Asia as a Divine emanation that answers the prayers of those who faithfully call upon her name.
Kuan Yin is a cross-cultural, nondenominational figure revered by many spiritual and religious traditions around the world. She serves the aspirants of all spiritual heritages and paths. Those who espouse a concept of an impersonal, formless divinity see her as an expression of the essence of compassion, or as a symbol of it. Others who acknowledge a personal Godhead view her as a divine embodiment of this virtue. Some view her as both the impersonal and personal manifestations of divine compassion, with no contradiction. She nurtures the growth of this quality in us through our devotions and our interpersonal relationships with others. (Excerpted from Kuan Yin’s Miracle Mantras by Josephine Stark. From www.heartcenter.org)
Kuan Yin is one of the most beloved and popular Eastern divinities. A physically and spiritually beautiful Chinese goddess of mercy, compassion, and protection, her name means “she who hears prayers.” Kuan Yin does, in fact, hear and answer every prayer sent her way. Kuan Yin is often called “the Mother Mary of the East,” because she represents feminine divinity and goddess energy in the Buddhist religion, in the same way that Mary radiates sweet loving femininity within Christianity. Kuan Yin teaches us to practice a life of harmlessness, using great care to ease suffering in the world and not add to it in any way.
Kuan Yin is a Friend, Guide, and Protector to humans. She banishes fear and hardship, and protects people from spiritual and physical harm. She is the Patroness of seafarers, farmers, and travelers. She rescues shipwrecked sailors. She is a Guardian. She has helped childless women conceive. Kuan Yin is kind and generous. She is a Healer. She is merciful and eases suffering. Kuan Yin helps humans forgive and make amends. She is the Goddess of Unconditional Love and Compassion.
Guan Yin is also known as patron Bodhisattva of Putuo Shan (Mount Putuo), Mistress of the Southern Sea and Patroness of fishermen. As such She is shown crossing the sea seated or standing on a lotus or on the head of a dragon. The Dragon being an ancient symbol for high spirituality, wisdom, strength, and divine powers of transformation.
“…As a member of the Karmic Board, I Kwan Yin, am the first to speak out for those who have struggled against all odds and have no place to turn in their life save to the Presence of God. When they have recognized this as the Court of Last Resort with which they can count on, I will then plea for their case and put into the Treasury of the Allness of God my Momentum in the Violet Flame as Mercy, Forgiveness and Love, so that that one may try once more to hold on to the Hand of God.
For many years, I have been known as the Spirit of the Flame of Mercy and Compassion. I would like to speak to you about that Flame of Mercy, because Its presence is so important in the feeling world of those who desire to heal. No permanent healing of mind and body can come, just through effort of human will, beloved ones! Now, these Flames of Mercy and Compassion stir within the breasts of many men and women as a vocation, although not all of them are necessarily spiritual healers. I would like to bring this to your attention today, because compassion is a positive quality. Sympathy is a negative quality.
Compassion, witnessing the requirement of the moment, does not allow the feelings to leave the Heart Flame with an acceptance of the discordant appearance. It does not accept that there is a power greater than God. For instance, in the case of an accident, if an individual with sympathy were to look upon a person whose life-blood was ebbing away, the sympathetic individual would probably faint, while the compassionate person would give immediate assistance to the injured one by stopping the flow of blood. It is most important that you understand this.” (Kwan Yin-www.ascenscion-research.org)
Having known who Kwan Yin is let me tell you what the eyes of Kwan Yin means. The eyes of Kwan Yin means: compassion, wisdom and benevolence. Now don’t assume that mercy is cheap. Even if we get it free. Mercy should NEVER be considered a “cheap” way out of sin, as being forgiven seems just too quick and easy. It takes wisdom, knowledge, understanding and power to show mercy. The benefit and relevance of showing mercy cannot be overemphasized! We hear people say “please, tamper justice with mercy, have mercy on me…” And we all know a type of reality one finds himself/herself for these words to come out!
How do we develop the eyes of Kwan Yin? And why should we develop it? Here are the instructions from Kwan Yin: “Appreciate the godliness within yourself, within each of you. Do not chide yourself for your errors and mistakes, but laugh, grow, and learn from them instead.” Kuan Yin always hears and answers our prayers, and no “special” ritual is necessary to contact her. Though there is a Kwan Yin mantra that can help you develop a deeper and personal relationship with Kwan Yin—it is called Om Mani Padme Hum, which means “Hail to the jewel in the lotus flower.”
As a Bodhisattva, freed from attachments, Kuan Yin demands nothing of Her followers. She asks only one thing—that you share her value of Compassion for all sentient beings. On my own personal experience, I have experienced the power of this mantra. It is really powerful; sublime, healing, soothing and ethereal—it raises my vibration! Matter of fact, I am a mantra-minded person. There are times (and to date) I am able to chant mantra to a Theta state! If you are familiar with meditation and mantras; you will understand what it means. What that means is that in that state, I am able to enter into the etheric realm and working with my subconscious mind. It was the mantra played as I typed this article (of course on repeat; Lols). The benefits of reciting the Compassionate mantra (Om Mani Padme Hum) are infinite, like the limitless sky.
Mantra is the bridge over which we pass from the natural to the spiritual order of things. The word itself originated from the Sanskrit language. In the words of Kalu Rinpoche, mantra is enlightened sound, the speech of the Bhodisattva of Compassion.
One thing you must understand is this; you were not sent here on earth alone. You have Spirit Guides assigned to assist you in fulfilling your destiny and using your unique gifts and talents to make great change in the world. There are myriads of Light Beings working for the benefit of humanity (of which Kwan Yin is among them).
Someone will want to ask how did you know Kwan Yin? I was a former baptized Jehovah’s Witness. In one of the publication published by Jehovah’s Witness, they talked about Kwan Yin, Mother Mary and their “worship.” They condemned and demonized these two beautiful Goddesses of Light. I was familiar with Mother Mary; but I was intuitively drawn to Kwan Yin. In that book, Kwan Yin was drawn with a golden gown, an umbrella and carrying a baby. Curious, I began to read about Kwan Yin in that Jehovah’s Witness book. I loved what I read.
After I left Jehovah’s Witness, I began to explore metaphysics, Eastern philosophy/spirituality and comparative religion. In 2018 I read about Kwan Yin in my favourite book An Awakening: Mapping Your Dream by Suzanne Hosang. I was moved with what I read about Kwan Yin again. I was like “oh, I read about this Goddess before…” then I began a personal exploration about Kwan Yin. Everything I read about Kwan Yin appealed to me and yes, it made sense to me. I began to develop a personal relationship with Kwan Yin. I have actually had epiphanies with Kwan Yin. Yes, I am a child of Kwan Yin and I am happy, grateful and happy to be Kwan Yin’s child. Kwan Yin revealed Herself to me.
In my full transparency, the world would have been a better place if we all have the eyes of Kwan Yin! For example, those people who practice racism, terrorist and suicide bombing; do they have the eyes of compassion on their fellow humans? How about the animosity on the LGBT people? Talk about religious intolerance? If people start developing the eyes of Kwan Yin, I am sure these chaoses will begin to fizzle out among humanity—and the world will become a better place to live! What are the eyes of Kwan Yin? The eyes of Kwan Yin are the eyes of wisdom, compassion, benevolence, understanding and love.
Going back to Nigeria where I come from—the corrupt leaders in Africa do not have the eyes of Kwan Yin. Most of the poorest countries in the world come from Africa. Here is what Lazaris (a Non Physical Entity channeled by Jach Pursel has to say concerning Africa) “Africa has a unique relationship with pain and suffering and this is evidenced by genocide, starving poverty…buried in the corruption, pain and suffering that exist in Africa.” If the leaders in Africa start developing the eyes of Kwan Yin; Africa will begin to experience progress, prosperity and transformation—ultimately taking back its power and fulfilling its destiny.
Finally, I want you to meditate on these words from Kwan Yin:
“A life should definitely belong to the one who tries to saves it, not one who tries to take it.” – Kwan Yin
“The universe will bring people whatever they want…Let the magic happen. It’s always there. Abundance and love are always there. Believe in the highest good. There is a higher essence to everything. The realm you’re in has a heaviness that mutes energy. You can penetrate through it, no matter how dark and heavy. Sometimes it has nothing to do with karma. Just don’t forget to keep it open. Don’t get too bogged down…Prosperity can happen at any time. I want to give you everything that you need.” – Kwan Yin
“Sit with me in divine faith and believe in me. And I will be there. This goes for all beings…It is difficult for some to hear the voices of the Divine Spirit. This may be because some are so invested in material things. I understand. I feel a deep compassion for these human beings. Material things are a temporary relief from pain.” – Kwan Yin
“Loving people is the most helpful thing anyone can do. Your society has the resources, at this very moment, to fashion industries and lifestyles conducive to a non-harmful environment. There is a popular belief that over-population is the threat to the earth’s environment. However, for many places upon the earth it is also very much a question of resource availability and distribution. There is a real need for creating a holistic infrastructure that can support everyone.” – Kwan Yin
“Some believe I am in servitude to Buddha. However, Buddha doesn’t see it like that. We’re more like brother and sister. There is a difference. I come to people in many forms, forms constructed from people’s own perceptions of how I should come to them. And it is individual spiritual needs that create these unique perceptions. In the end, it does not matter what form I take.” – Kwan Yin
About the Author
Kingsley Osajie is an emissary of light passionate and determined to raise the consciousness of planet earth to a higher dimension. He is a talented, prolific heart-based writer, Mantra-Minded and a Child of Kwan Yin. His mission is to heal and enlighten the world through his writings. To know more about him, visit www.goodinthehead.com/kingsley-osajie/
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