“KANNON BODHISATTVA, KANNON BOSATSU LORD OF COMPASSION, GODDESS OF MERCY

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“KANNON BODHISATTVA, KANNON BOSATSU LORD OF COMPASSION, GODDESS OF MERCY

Comes in Many Forms, Many Manifestations Represented in Artwork as Male or Female Assists People in Distress in Earthly Realm and in all Six Realms of Karmic Rebirth”

“ORIGIN = India. Kannon personifies compassion and is one of the most widely worshipped divinities in Asia and Japan in both ancient and modern times. Kannon’s origins are unclear, but most scholars agree that Kannon worship began in India around the 1st or 2nd century AD and then spread to Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and most other Asian nations. Veneration of Kannon in Japan began in the late 6th century, soon after Buddhism reached Japan by way of Korea and China. In Japan, Kannon’s paradise is known as Fudarakusen. It is commonly said to be located at the southern tip of India (which supports theories of Kannon’s Indian origin). Many Kannon statues from Japan’s Asuka Era (538 to 710) are still extant. Originally male in form, Kannon is now often portrayed as female in China, Japan, and other East Asian countries. Each of these nations dressed Kannon in different forms to suit their own temperaments and spiritual concepts.”TRADITIONAL FORMS
6 Kannon
11 Headed Kannon
33 Forms of Kannon
1000 Armed Kannon
Batō Kannon (Horse Headed)
Byakue Kannon (White Robed)
Esoteric (Tantric) Forms of Kannon
Feminized Forms of Kannon
Fudarakusen (Kannon’s Paradise)
Fukūkenjaku (Never Empty Lasso)
Guze Kannon (Prince Shōtoku)
Gyoran Kannon (Fish Basket)
Hatakiri Kannon (Cloth Ripping)
Henge Kannon (Esoteric Forms)
Hitokoto Kannon (One Prayer)
Jibo Kannon (Loving Mother)
Juntei Kannon (Mother of All Deities)
Jūichimen Kannon (Eleven-Headed)
Kanzeon or Kanjizai (aka Kannon)
Kebutsu (small image attached)
Koyasu Kannon (Child Giving)
Kudara Kannon (Korea), 7th C.
Kumen Kannon (Nine Headed)
Kuse Kannon, Kuze Kannon
Maria Kannon (Christian)
Miracle Stories About Kannon
Nyoirin Kannon (Omnipotent One)
Roku Kannon (Six Kannon)
Ryūzu Kannon (Dragon-Riding)
Sanjūsanshin (33 Forms of Kannon)
Senchū Yūgen Kannon (Calms Raging Sea)

Senju Kannon (1000 Armed)
Shō Kannon (Sacred, Non-Esoteric)
Six Kannon (Esoteric)
Suigetsu Kannon (Water-Moon)
Tara Bosatsu (Female Manifestation)
Yakuō Kannon (Medicine King)
Yōkihi Kannon (Feminine Ideal)
Yōryū Kannon (Willow Kannon)
Yume-Chigai Kannon (Dream Changer)
Yumedono Kannon (Guze Kannon)

MODERN FORMS
Big Kannon Statues (Attract Tourism)
Bokefuji Kannon (Stop Dementia)
Dōbutsu Kannon (Pet Cemetaries)
Karamatsu Kannon (Safe Delivery)
Mizuko Kannon (Abortion)
War Dead Kannon (Patroness)

28 Legions Serving Kannon
Amida Triad (Kannon)
Kannon Photo Tour

Kannon Photo Tour (Asuka)
Kannon Pilgrimage Kamakura
Kannon Pilgrimages Nationwide

Maria Kannon (Christianity)
Objects / Symbols / Weapons
Patrons of Motherhood

GREAT RESOURCE FOR KANNON INFORMATION

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About Collected Works of Sri Bhakti Ananda Goswami

This site is a repository of the written work of Bhakti Ananda Goswami managed by one of his students, Vrndavan Brannon Parker. Bhakti Ananda Goswami is a practicing Catholic Hermit under private vows, and a Vedic Monk in the Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya-Vaishnava Lineage Tridanda Sannyasi and Siksha (Instructing) Master. His research provides the evidence proving that at the ultimate source there is only One Religion and Divinity yet there are multiple expressions of that religion and Divinity. Read the various collected articles on this site revealing that ancient Humanity was highly evolved and motivated by transcendent and life affirming impulses leading to High Civilization. (Please Note that this site is not maintained and updated by Bhakti Ananda Goswami himself but is managed by one of his students. Though he does scan the site he is not always able to respond to messages or comments.)

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