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By Stephen Levine

In his lengthy profession as a poet, Buddhist instructor, religious consultant, and author, Stephen Levine has replaced our figuring out of demise and demise. In Becoming Kuan Yin, Levine's first new booklet in lots of years, he turns to the legend of Kuan Yin, the Bodhistitva commemorated by means of East Asian Buddhists for her compassion.

In Becoming Kuan Yin, Levine stocks the story of Miao Shan, born centuries in the past to a merciless king who sought after her to marry a filthy rich yet uncaring guy. this is often the tale of the way Miao Shan refused to stick to the trail her father had in brain and, in its place, turned Kuan Yin, the 1st stated girl Buddha who watches over the loss of life and those that paintings with them.

Levine weaves jointly tale and perform and is helping readers become aware of their very own countless capability for mercy and compassion less than tough conditions. This booklet could have resonance for Kuan Yin's thousands of followers.

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