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11 July 2012 @ 02:57 pm
AKCILJ: Translating a mantra  
Do any of you know what "Na Mo Kuan Yin Bodhisattva" means in English? Specifically, I know that Kwan Yin is a Bodhisattva of mercy and compassion, and that a bodhisattva is an enlightened one, but I don't have any reference for the first two words.

(I'm also going to post this on Facebook and FL, so you may see it more than once, but my various social media aren't one-to-one correspondent.)
 
 
 
Buddha Buckblaisepascal on July 11th, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
"Namo" is basically "saluations" or "greetings". "namo guan yin bodhisattva" is basically "hail to Guan Yin".

A "Buddha" is an enlightened one. A Bodhisattva is someone who has achieved enlightenment, but chose to come back to help others do the same.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on July 11th, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
Ah! Thank you so much.
gh4acws on July 11th, 2012 11:08 pm (UTC)
googling led me to
Into The Depths Of Self Discoverydesertdreams67 on July 11th, 2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
I love this stuff :)
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on July 12th, 2012 01:05 am (UTC)
Me, too. I have amazing friends.