Friday, July 27, 2012

Lilla Jizo

Beach Glass, Kanzeon Bodhisattva (Kuan Yin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion)
"Lilla Jizo is Swedish for Little Jizo. Jizo is a helper and protector in Japanese Buddhism, pictured as a wandering monk and often with childlike appearance. Traditionally, he is the helper and protector of women, children and travellers. Since we are all travellers between Birth and Death, that means everyone is included... His vow is to not stop his efforts as long as there is still a single being suffering in the world. I chose my name Lilla Jizo because I have a strong personal connection to this being, and he often appears in my art, as you will notice if you visit my shop."
bio written by LillaJizo via the etsy profile

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