Kannon
   Kannon-sama (in Chinese: Kuan-yin; in Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara) the bodhisattva of compassion, is the most popular bosatsu in Japan as indeed throughout East Asia. She is female, is widely associated with childbirth (a notable exception to the general rule in Japan of 'born Shinto, die Buddhist') and takes many different forms, according to need, including in pre-Meiji times being identified with kami (see e.g. Kasuga, Tenjin). The new religious movement Sekai kyusei-kyo was founded by Okada, Mokichi as a consequence of possession by Kannon.

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  • Kannon — puede referirse a: Kannon: nombre en japonés de Kwan Yin, una deidad del mundo chino. Kannon: grupo de rock español. Kannon: artista ecuatoriano que se caracteriza por cantar reggaeton romántico. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Kannon — Kannon,   Kwannon, japanischer Name des Avalokiteshvara. Als Plastik häufig mit elf Köpfen oder tausendarmig dargestellt, stehend mit Weidenzweig in der Hand. Kannon ist als Begleiter des Amitabha (japanisch Amida) am Lotossitz oder auch an der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Kannon — Holzstatue, spätere Liao Dynastie, Provinz Shanxi Guanyin (chin. 觀音 / 观音, Guānyīn, W. G. Kuan yin) ist im ostasiatischen Mahayana Buddhismus ein weiblicher Bodhisattva des …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kannon — Avalokiteśvara Avalokiteśvara à quatre bras (version tibétaine) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kannon —       in Japanese Buddhism, the bodhisattva of infinite compassion and mercy. See Avalokiteśvara. * * * …   Universalium

  • KANNON —    the most revered BODHISATTVA in Japanese BUDDHISM to whom many TEMPLES are dedicated. He is the All Compassionate Lord of Mercy …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Kannon — n. most respected bodhisattva of compassion worshipped by East Asian Buddhists, goddess of mercy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kannōn — s. kannō ; …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • Kannon (banda) — Kannon Datos generales Origen Vigo, Galicia (España) Estado …   Wikipedia Español

  • Kannon Bosatsu — Avalokiteśvara Avalokiteśvara à quatre bras (version tibétaine) …   Wikipédia en Français

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