Guanyin or Guanshihyin is the Chinese name for Avalokiteśvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, who has been worshiped throughout the Buddhist world.
The annual Durgā Pūjā is the climax of Navarātrī, literally “nine nights,” which is in fact a ten day observance. I like to call this the “Hindu High Holy Days,” because it is a very special time of year.
The Pali/Sanskrit word for “intention,” cetanā, derives from two words meaning “to think” or “thinking,” and it can also just mean “mind.” But it also carries some less static meanings. Two of these, “intention” and “volition”, are arguably the most commonly known among both scholars and Buddhist practitioners alike.
There in the midst of both armies, Arjuna’s mind reels as he foresees the imminent death of his teacher, relatives, and friends. He throws down his bow and arrows and decides not to fight.
7-DAY FREE TRIAL