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    Re: The temporary what are you thinking about but if it's politics can you not thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Näre View Post
    Aahh, okay, no problem. The common link between Brigantia (I know nothing about her) and Kannon sounds interesting as I've been thinking about how Kannon would fit in pagan beliefs.

    I found the statues from some random stone/home deco shops, they were labeled as feng shui items (both are Chinese style).
    I do know some web sites (don't know about 'good' but ranging from traditional Chinese Buddhism to New Age. I can PM you some links (tomorrow or on Sunday). I also know plenty of chants on Youtube, mostly in Chinese.
    I haven't read so many (if any) books about her but I know there are some:
    https://www.amazon.com/Bodhisattva-C.../dp/1590307356
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/15717...RSPRE588JHWGT9
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/08118...words=kuan+yin
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/08070...3N3PYDXHBK9NRW
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001P...words=kuan+yin

    (I don't know about the quality of these books. I should read some of them as well..)

    Also, I have this statue (although my statue has a slightly deformed face on the other side. My other statue got accidentally broken by my mother but it's fixed now.. Both are charming in their imperfection.)
    I'm not basing my idea on much more than a hunch. Not everyone agrees that the Celtic cultures originated in India (and some people get far too upset when others disagree with their version of history -it makes researching this stuff a tedious slog). I'm absolutely convinced of this fact myself, not least because of the linguistic similarities between Sanskrit and Celtic languages, but also because some deities seem to be common to both Hinduism and Celtic faiths, most notably the Danu who like Brigantia, saw widespread worship throughout Europe. I even looked to Hinduism when I was exploring the ways in which I can honour Brigantia, having so little information about what the Brythonic Celts really did. If I were to compare my reconstruction attempts to Jurassic Park, then Hinduism was my frog DNA! Lol

    So if Kannon/Guanyin originated in the same part of the world, my inner fantasist wants to imagine that they share the same root but then spread in different directions, being shaped by different cultures. Thing is, there's no way of proving this even if compelling evidence exists because of the whole chicken and egg effect. That is, how can you be sure which culture influenced which? Or even that similarities aren't nothing more than coincidence?

    That said, I think nothing kills spirituality more than the thirst for historical accuracy. If you have to ignore your instincts and gut feelings, then surely you've missed the point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    I noticed your links go to Kuan Yin as well. Is there a connection between Kannon and Kuan Yin. If you look at my sig,my graphic has Kuan Yin. in it.

    I personally find the image very soothing for me.
    As far as I can tell they're the same deity. Kannon is just her Japanese name.
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    夕方に急なにわか雨は「夕立」と呼ばれるなら、なぜ朝ににわか雨は「朝立ち」と呼ばれないの? ^^If a sudden rain shower in the evening is referred to as an 'evening stand', then why isn't a shower in the morning called 'morning stand'?

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    Re: The temporary what are you thinking about but if it's politics can you not thread

    Why I mentioned how the image makes me FEEL..the connection is on a spiritual level...
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    Re: The temporary what are you thinking about but if it's politics can you not thread

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    Why I mentioned how the image makes me FEEL..the connection is on a spiritual level...
    It's actually really nice to see that other members of PF have been moved by this deity. Saitou-San doesn't actually talk about her in his lectures but rather just mentions a general connection to Deity or the universe (he talks about 'universal energy' quite a lot actually). Yet I can somehow feel her presence while I listen to him, and it feels like Brigantia. Even though it's in an foreign language and I can't always understand what he's saying, it feels familiar somehow, like he's just reminding me of what I already know. I probably sound a little crazy now.
    夕方に急なにわか雨は「夕立」と呼ばれるなら、なぜ朝ににわか雨は「朝立ち」と呼ばれないの? ^^If a sudden rain shower in the evening is referred to as an 'evening stand', then why isn't a shower in the morning called 'morning stand'?

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    Re: The temporary what are you thinking about but if it's politics can you not thread

    Am glad that Black Friday is only once a year. Went out to Barnes and Noble to shop for books. Got some at great prices, and B&N wasn't as crowded as I thought. However, getting back home was another matter. Crazy.
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    Re: The temporary what are you thinking about but if it's politics can you not thread

    Quote Originally Posted by anubisa View Post
    Am glad that Black Friday is only once a year. Went out to Barnes and Noble to shop for books. Got some at great prices, and B&N wasn't as crowded as I thought. However, getting back home was another matter. Crazy.
    I forgot it was black Friday. I bought a kitchen bin and a shiney new coffee machine (an upgrade from the one my sister gave me.. this one has a timer, and is shiney!!). Neither were in the sales but both were reasonably priced anyway. Still, I now feel a bit cheated that I didn't get a few quid off for black Friday!
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    夕方に急なにわか雨は「夕立」と呼ばれるなら、なぜ朝ににわか雨は「朝立ち」と呼ばれないの? ^^If a sudden rain shower in the evening is referred to as an 'evening stand', then why isn't a shower in the morning called 'morning stand'?

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    One Black Friday a year is one too many Black Fridays a year. I've still got three hours of this insanity left when my break ends.
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    Re: The temporary what are you thinking about but if it's politics can you not thread

    Thinking about my Daughter-in-law and Grandson. She was driving home and slide on a wet road flipped on side and slide into a tree and totaled the thing. Lucky they are ok though Ashley is banged up a bit and Miles is ok. Lovely holiday add's to our niece going to the hospital for seizures.
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    I made it through Black Friday at work. We were mad busy! I have one shift to go (closing tomorrow) then I'm off Sunday!!!!!
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    Re: The temporary what are you thinking about but if it's politics can you not thread

    So. During the last hour at work (We were dead due to being open later and the pouring rain)...a customer wandered in. Shopping. Like you are apt to do. But apparently he was also in need of a little snack. So he proceeded to browse around our empty store eating peanut butter. Out of the jar. While wearing gloves.

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