Miao Shan Kuan Forms  


cure being an ointment made from the hands and eyes of a `Pu
T'ien Jen', or `One Who Is Never Angry'.
Aware of her father's plight due to her acquired spiritual powers
and out of compassion, Miao Shan freely despatched the heal-
ing parts of her body, which effected the recovery. In gratitude
the King then sent a delegation with his minister to thank the
kind donor only to find, to his great shock, that those precious
gifts came from none other than the daughter that he had kil ed.
He was so overcome with remorse that he renounced his throne
and accepted the Buddhist faith. us ended the legend of the
`unfilial' daughter who became the saviour to her father, and to
all mankind.
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Miao Shan Kuan Yin is often represented as seated, her hands in
the gesture of meditation, holding a flaming pearl, or with the
hands in the praying gesture. Many famous paintings depict her
as seated on a rock near running water, or on an island in the sea.
Other pictures present her having a scroll of prayers which rep-
resents the Heart Sutra or a wil ow sprig with which to sprinkle
divine nectar (Amritha) which has the quality of removing suf-
fering, cleansing evil karma and lenghtening life. Other pictures
also show her carrying a rosary of pearls in her hand or it may be
held in the beak of a heavenly bird. She is general y dressed in
a white robe and is represented, standing upon a cloud, a lotus
flower, or even a lotus petal on the sea. Another popular picture

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