Over the last few months many of us, I am sure, have been feeling some anguish and despair over the state of the world. Where is it all leading? Where are we going? What can Buddhists actually do for the world and for themselves when faced with the full horror of samsara (the conditioned realm)?
Buddhism, by its very nature, leads practitioners towards compassion for all beings. This aspect is often represented in Mahayana Buddhism by Kuan-yin (Ch.), for example, a figure which brings out the feminine characteristics of one’s nature and often thought of as female. Another such form is Avalokiteshvara (Skt.), which is variously interpreted as `The Lord Who looks Down,’ or, `He who hears the cries of the world.’ >>>read on to conclusion.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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