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Discovering Kwan Yin, Buddhist Goddess of Compassion: A Path Toward Clarity and Peace Paperback – May 12, 2000
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When institutions lose sight of universal compassion as a living principle, when tradition is monopolozed by an aristocracy of scholars and clerics indifferent to the suffering of everyday people, then people rediscover Kwan Yin - "she who hears the crying of the world." Sandy Boucher has gathered the stories of several women who have "discovered" Kwan Yin in their own lives, in their own ways, for their own reasons.
Sandy Boucher steps back and does not impose an aggressive point-of-view of her own. She is non-judgemental, not because she is a flake, but because her main purpose is to tell the stories of a few women, and let those stories speak for themselves. The "discovery" of Kwan Yin is the discovery of how, in a multitude of ways, compassion becomes a living reality in the lives of these women, based on THEIR experience of Kwan Yin. A more scholarly, critical, or polemical approach would have weakened -- not strengthened -- this book.
Try reading it with a beginner's mind.
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This is an interesting little book in some respects, but I was a bit disappointed. I only recently "discovered" Kuan Yin, so the educational elements of the book were... Read morePublished on March 11, 2002 by Erin K. Darling
I found this book to be quite interesting and insightful. However, I was turned off initially by the assumption by the author that the readers of her book were "European... Read morePublished on July 15, 2000 by MaryJaneParker