kuan-shih-yin and kuan-yin

“Like Avalokitesvara, Kuan-shih-yin has passed through several transformations, but it is an error to say of him that he is a modern invention of the Northern Buddhists, for under another appellation he has been known from the earliest times.

 
The Secret Doctrine teaches that “He who is the first to appear at Renovation will be the last to come before Re-absorption (pralaya).”

 
Thus the Logoi of all nations, from the Vedic Visvakarman of the Mysteries down to the Savior of the present civilized nations, are the “Word” who was “in the beginning” (or the reawakening of the energizing powers of Nature) with the One ABSOLUTE.

 
Born of Fire and Water, before these became distinct elements, IT was the “Maker” (fashioner or modeler) of all things; “without him was not anything made that was made”; in whom “was life, and the life was the light of men” (John 1:3-4);

 
and who finally may be called, as he ever has been, the Alpha and the Omega of manifested Nature.

 
“The great Dragon of Wisdom is born of Fire and Water, and into Fire and Water will all be re-absorbed with him” (Fa-hua-ching, or “Lotus Sutra”).”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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