A very interesting story, Guan Yin manifests herself as a beautiful young lady and uses an antique magic mirror to deliver great teaching to common people. Through her magic mirror, people can see their future life and past life reflected from this mirror. This is one of the Guan Yin bodhisattva’s 33 manifestations. This is a the 4th Guan Yin Avalokiteśvara Stories given by Abbess Master Miao Jing.
*****Summary of Playful Guan Yin Story*****
According to Buddhist legend, Guan Yin Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara once transformed into a young beautiful woman to teach sentient beings. She held a brocade with a very precious antique bronze mirror in her hand. Many people came forward to ask about the treasure mirror, how can they view this magic mirror? This young lady said: “This magic mirror is a true rare treasure, worth countless thousand ounces of gold.” When she said this, common people from this town asked curiously: ”Why is this precious mirror so special ? The young lady continued to explain: “This precious mirror can reflect everything you did in the past, and it can show your future in this mirror. These two points are worth more than thousand ounces of gold.”
There is one rich man who brought thousands ounces of gold and gave them to her and said: “I would like to view this magic mirror more times, because I want to view my future life. ” ………….to be continued.