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“I was the White Buffalo Calf Woman!” March 4, 2008


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Interesting story about the White Buffalo Calf Woman. 

I heard about the White Buffalo Calf Woman from Shri Mataji at Sydney, Australia. I can’t recall the exact date or venue, but I believe it was one of the two “main times” I saw Her.

By “main time” I mean those times when we also attended a Weekend Camp of 2-3 days with Shri Mataji. However i still clearly remember the day when Shri  Mataji talked about the ‘White Buffalo Calf Woman’! It was during a Talk when Shri Mataji touched on many topics, as is Her wont to do.


She started to talk about this ‘White Buffalo Calf Woman’ which I believe was being reported about on the news, that it was of significance to the indigenous people of America. The ears of the Sahaja Yogis of course ‘perked up’.
Most of us had never heard of any prophecy related to a White Buffalo Calf Woman before!Shri Mataji talked for about 15-20 minutes, recounting lovingly how this ‘White Buffalo Calf Woman’ had come to the Native People and given them cleansing rituals for purification, and that the use of smoke, was one of these cleansing rituals. Shri Mataji recounted how this Woman taught them the sacred dances, which if done to the Great White Spirit would ‘rain down on them’ the love, joy, protection and blessing of the Almighty, the Great White Spirit. Shri Mataji stated that this Woman sorted out some ‘specific relationship issue’ between men and women which would allow relationships to continue in a dharmic way within the whole group or nation. Shri Mataji talked about this Woman introducing the Peace Pipe Ceremony, which was to ‘make peace’ among themselves and other neighbouring indigenous nations. i believe that Shri Mataji mentioned that this Woman gave the indigenous people seven sacred ceremonies in all, but i am not sure if my memory recall is exactly right on that count of ‘7’.

However, Shri Mataji said that this ‘White Buffalo Calf Woman’ had promised the indigenous people, that She would return some day, and She had left them a pouch with sacred things in it, among them, the Peace Pipe!
As already stated, Shri Mataji recounted all this in a very loving manner. We had no idea as to what Shri Mataji was ‘leading up to’.
 Then, in a very relaxed loving manner with radiating joy on Her Face,
 Shri Mataji said:
“I was the White Buffalo Calf Woman!”

I think we Sahaja Yogis were all shocked and stunned into Silence!
Most had not even heard about any ‘White Buffalo Calf Woman’ before, although as already mentioned, I believe it had started to come out in the news, that this special white buffalo calf had been born.


However, we did not know that the birth of a ‘white buffalo calf’ was going to be connected to a prophecy relating to Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, our spiritual Mother!!!

 

QUAN YIN: THE GODDESS OF COMPASSION AND MERCY March 2, 2008

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 Quan Yin is one of the most universally beloved of deities in the Buddhist tradition. Also known as Kuan Yin, Quan’Am  (Vietnam), Kannon   (Japan), and Kanin (Bali), She is the embodiment of compassionate loving kindness. As the Bodhisattva of  Compassion, She hears the cries of all beings. Quan Yin enjoys a strong resonance with the Christian Mary, the Mother of  Jesus, and the Tibetan goddess Tara.

In many images She is depicted carrying the pearls of illumination. Often Quan Yin is shown pouring a stream of healing water, the “Water of Life” from a small vase. With this water devotees and all living things are blessed with physical and spiritual peace. She holds a sheaf of ripe rice or a bowl of rice seed as a metaphor for fertility and sustenance. The dragon, an ancient symbol for high spirituality, wisdom, strength, and divine powers of transformation, is a common motif found in combination with the Goddess of Mercy.

Sometimes Kuan Yin is represented as a many armed figure, with each hand either containing a different cosmic symbol or expressing a specific ritual position, or mudra. This characterizes the Goddess as the source and sustenance of all things. Her cupped hands often form the Yoni Mudra, symbolizing the womb as the door for entry to this world through the universal female principle.

Quan Yin, as a true Enlightened One, or Bodhisattva, vowed to remain in the earthly realms and not enter the heavenly worlds until all other living things have completed their own enlightenment and thus become liberated from the pain-filled cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.

 There are numerous legends that recount the miracles which Quan Yin performs to help those who call on Her. Like Artemis, She is a virgin Goddess who protects women, offers them a religious life as an alternative to marriage, and grants children to those who desire them. 

The Goddess of Mercy is unique among the heavenly hierarchy in that She is so utterly free from pride or vengefulness that She remains reluctant to punish even those to whom a severe lesson might be appropriate. Individuals who could be sentenced to dreadful penance in other systems can attain rebirth and renewal by simply calling upon Her graces with utter and absolute sincerity. It is said that, even for one kneeling beneath the executioner’s sword already raised to strike, a single heartfelt cry to Bodhisattva Quan Yin will cause the blade to fall shattered to the ground.

The many stories and anecdotes featuring this Goddess serve to convey the idea of an enlightened being who embodies the attributes of an all pervasive, all consuming, unwavering loving compassion and who is accessible to everyone. Quan Yin counsels us by Her actions to cultivate within ourselves those particular refined qualities that all beings are said to naturally possess in some vestigial form.

 Contemplating the Goddess of Mercy involves little dogma or ritual. The simplicity of this gentle being and Her standards tends to lead Her devotees towards becoming more compassionate and loving themselves. A deep sense of service to all fellow beings naturally follows any devotion to the Goddess.

by Bethleen Cole

Please enjoy :1000-Hand Guan-Yin Dance

 

 

 
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