Kwan Yin Temple

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Kwan Yin Temple

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Tradition/Linage Chinese, Pure Land
Main School Mahayana
Sub School Chinese, Pure Land
Contact Infotmation
Address 2 Second Avenue
Canley Vale
New South Wales 2166
Australia
Country Australia
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Phone (02) 9726 5713, (04) 1913 8682
Website http://kwanyin-temple.org/
Email phongky88@optusnet.com.au
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Kwan Yin - God of Mercy

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Kwan Yin Temple

Kwan Yin, God of Mercy, is also known as Avalokitesvara. The word avalokira means observes the sounds of the world and isvara means lord. The full name has been widely interpreted as the lord who hears/looks in even direction and the lord of hearing the deepest.

The great vow of Kwan Yin is to listen to the supplications from those in difficult in the world and to postpone her own Buddhahood until she has helped every being on earth achieving enlightenment. Therefore, she is treated as the embodiment of all the Buddhas' compassion.

It is believed that Kwan Yin has 33 manifestations, including Avalokitesvara who wears white robes, Avalokitesvara the King of Merit, Avalokiresvara of 1,000 hands and eyes, Avalokitesvara of the fish basket.

Legend of Kwan Yin: The god was born as the third daughter of Prince Zhuang of Chu (722 B. C. - 481 B.C.) named Miao Shan. Miao Shan was a devoted Buddhist who abstained from taking meat and chanted Buddhist sutras every day. She enters nunhood in her teenage years and attains enlightenment to help human beings, relieving them of their distress.

The legend said Kwan Yin's birthday was on the nineteenth of February (Lunar Calendar), enters nunhood on the nineteenth of June, and attains enlightenment on the nineteenth of September.

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