About Kwan Yin and Tao ( 談 觀音與「道」-電郵交流 )

Gerald ( Singapore)  2007/2/16

Hi everyone, 
Shri Mataji mentioned about Kwan Yin at the 1983 Shri Buddha Puja in Brighton. Specifically, Mother said something to this effect, "They traced the history of China and found that long time back, Adi Shakti lived in China as Kwan Yin." So it's a definite thing. I recalled there's this videotape at the HK ashram. Mother also mentioned the connection with Guan Yin and Buddha etc - i.e. Buddha's mother, Queen Maya, is Adi Shakti incarnation herself.

If Kwan Yin is worshipped by the seamen, fishermen, etc, then it appears like its similar to the Mahalakshmi aspect right? Mirriam or Mary?
They also worhip Kwan Yin as the Goddess The Giver of Children, "Kwan Yin Song Zi"....that appears like Shri Saraswati, the Goddess of Creativity & Fertility, doesn't it?





Gerald ( Singapore)  2007/2/16

Dear Edwin and Ioana,
Jai Shri Mataji!
Do get the 1983 Brighton Buddha Puja talk if you can. I also wanted to share my personal insights from the tape which also revealed, in addition to Kwan Yin, a lot about the TAO. Mother said the TAO is the Adi Shakti, the Feminine Primordial Power of God. I heard it just 1 month ago, thats why I remembered clearly :)

In it, Shri Mataji mentioned that Lord Buddha said one has to become desireless, and that there's only one person in this world who can be that (..the Adi Shakti). She said that's why she always asked us to write to Her, to pray to Her, otherwise She cannot work it out - because She Herself is desireless - Shri Nishkama. She also added that being desireless, everything is being worked out, and why should she desire it. And this, She said, is what is the TAO. 

I'd like to share my personal insights on this part of Her speech in relation to the Tao Te-ching Chapter 1 which I read sometime ago. This few lines that describe the TAO are excerpted from a fine translation by Gia 

常无欲, 以观其奥,常有欲, 以观其徼, 此两者,同出而异名, 同谓之玄,玄之又玄,众妙之门"
"(1) Eternally Without Desire, One Witnesses the Miracles, the Wonders,
(2) Eternally With Desire, One Witnesses the Return.
(3) Both are borne of the same origin, but are of different names
(4) Both are of the mysterious;
(5) Mysterious within the Mysterious,
(6) The Gate to all Miracles/Wonders."

In my view, the paragraph could be understood as such:
(1) would refer to what Shri Mataji just said - Her incarnation who is ever desireless, Shri Nishkama (Ever Desireless) but watches the Paramchaitanya does everything. One of the names of Shri Mahakali is Shri Nishkama. (Ever Desireless) 

(2) would refer to the Kundalini, Her reflection, which is also the Pure Desire, the Eternal Desire, to be One with the Almighty. (the return)

(3) As we know both the Kundalini and Shri Mahakali are both borne out of Adi Shakti Herself - that is the TAO, but whose forms are different.

 (4)-(5) The Chinese word 玄 refers to something mysterious, hard to understand. Of course, because these lines are describing the Tao as Maya, Mahamaya, the Great Ilusion, That which cannot be Understood! 

(6) The use of the word 门 ("Gate") suggests that one has to enter through into it, a state, a realm of divinity, to understand it. Doesn't it?

Have a happy Chinese New Year and joyous Mahashivaratri Day!

Best regards



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