Guanyin And The Thousand Arms wooden statue. Legend has it that Guanyin vowed never to rest until she had freed all sentient beings from the endless cycle of reincarnation. Despite strenuous effort she realized that there were still many unhappy beings yet to be saved. After struggling to comprehend the needs of so many, her head split into 11 pieces, allowing her to hear the cries of all those suffering. However two arms were not enough so the buddha Amitabha came to her aid and bestowed her with a thousand arms to help reach all those in need. This has been your daily HoliDaze history lesson, thanks for reading :)

Guanyin And The Thousand Arms wooden statue. Legend has it that Guanyin vowed never to rest until she had freed all sentient beings from the endless cycle of reincarnation. Despite strenuous effort she realized that there were still many unhappy beings yet to be saved. After struggling to comprehend the needs of so many, her head split into 11 pieces, allowing her to hear the cries of all those suffering. However two arms were not enough so the buddha Amitabha came to her aid and bestowed her with a thousand arms to help reach all those in need. This has been your daily HoliDaze history lesson, thanks for reading 🙂 http://ift.tt/1e3nqZ0 For more great travel photos follow me on Instagram: http://ift.tt/1hbCw24
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