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Guanyin or Guan Yin, in Chinese pinyin literally means Observe World Sound, is an East Asian Bodhisattva of Compassion venerated by Mahayana Buddhists. When she hears people suffering she is said to shed Tears Of Compassion.

As a Bodhisattva, she has awakened to the stage where she is allowed to leave the mortal world, but she is committed to remaining until she relieves all the suffering in the world.

She is also known as Chenrezig and Kannon, and is considered one of the Immortals by Daoists. Alternate spellings are Kuan Yin, Kwun Yam, Kun Iam, Kanzeon, Kwannon. She often is depicted carrying a willow branch, or a vase or jar of pure water. Her mantra is Guan Shi Yin, Pu`sa.

The statue is of green glass. The Hindu prayer beads are a string of 108 rose quartz, and the Rosary contains 54 beads with a crucifix.
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Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva
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Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva
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Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva
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Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva
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Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva
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Blue Violet Bearded Iris
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Bearded Iris
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Bearded Iris
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A bit uncommon, an autumn photo of golds reflected in a blue pond.
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Autumn golds and blues
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These were taken on two different days at different places on the Boise Greenbelt.

Cormorant on post
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Cormorant on post
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This is one of my favorite photos from India; a family asked me to pose with them in front of the Great Buddha Statue in Bodhgaya.
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Great Buddha Statue
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Several interesting photos here of the architecture and details, a group of young monks, and a man riding a camel!
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Temple
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Temple
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Temple Roof Detail
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Roof Detail
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Detail of door frame decorative painting
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Temple Door Frame
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Detail of lintel decorative painting
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Temple Lintel
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Young Monks at the monastery.
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Yong Monks
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Man riding a camel outside the temple
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Man Riding Camel
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A wide selection – nine gorgeous, colorful landscapes highlighting the fall foliage and wildflowers.
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Fall Foliage
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Fall Foliage
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Fall Foliage
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Fall Foliage
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Fall Foliage
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Fall Foliage
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Fall Foliage
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Fall Foliage
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Fall Foliage
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Cattails, reeds, and grasses on the shore of Cascade Lake in Boise, Idaho.
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Cattails Reeds Grasses
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Cattails Reeds Grasses
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Old-Fashioned Ornaments

Old Fashioned Round Ornament
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Old Fashioned Round Ornament
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Old Fashioned Round Ornament
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Spun Glass Ornaments

Spun Glass Ornament
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Spun Glass Ornament
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New Ornaments

Santa Joy Ornament
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Eight fun and amazing photos of light trails of sparkling and colorful lights in rainbow colors – Christmas Tree lights during the holidays. Rainbow rain!
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Light Trails of Christmas Tree Lights
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Light Trails of Christmas Tree Lights
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Light Trails of Christmas Tree Lights
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Light Trails of Christmas Tree Lights
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Light Trails of Christmas Tree Lights
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Light Trails of Christmas Tree Lights
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Light Trails of Christmas Tree Lights
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Light Trails of Christmas Tree Lights
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