I am a woman.
I love my life but not every moment of every day.
I have 4 children, 3 daughters-in-law, 1 son-in-law, 5 grandsons and 4 granddaughters, 5 birth sisters (2 living), 10 adopted sisters and brothers (7 living) , one husband, nieces and nephews great- and grand- and too numerous to count.
I have wonderful friends.
When I think of anything else that is pertinent or interesting or not covered in my posts, I will add it…maybe.
***************The Bodhisattva* on my page is Avalokiteśvara. ****************
There are many names and permutations of this enlightened Buddhist. These vary by country and lineage of Buddhism. She is said to have great compassion and loving-kindness. I aspire to this. Most of all I love the description that says that the 1000 arms are for loving all people. (I’m thinking lots of hugs.) The fact that each hand holds an eye is a bit disconcerting…but I guess mothers are thought to have eyes in the back of their heads. Why not in their 1000 hands?
*Mahāyāna Buddhism encourages everyone to become a bodhisattva and to take the bodhisattva vows. With these vows, one makes the promise to work for the complete enlightenment of all sentient beings by practicing the six perfections.