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“Avalokiteshvara: She Is the Loving Mother”

Avalokiteshvara: She who looks down on those in suffering. She is “Great Compassion.”

As Lafcadio Hearn writes, She “is the dream of the Indian Paradise.”*

She is the Loving Mother smiling down on us. She can be as everyone’s mother: the Mother every mother yearns to be.

Her smile transports us to Paradise.


* Kokoro (Rutland, VT: Tuttle, 1972), p. 214.