Avalokitesvara: The Transgender Bodhisattva
Avalokitesvara: The Transgender Bodhisattva:
I didn’t fully support trans or gay rights until I converted to Buddhism and became a devotee of Avalokitesvara (Guanyin), the transgender Bodhisattva of compassion.
According to the Lotus Sutra, the most revered of all Buddhist scriptures, Guanyin will appear in whatever gender necessary to save all beings from suffering.
That’s right, the most beloved figure in the Buddhist world is a full-blown trans. This is why he/she is so often depicted as an androgynous being:
If all things are empty of inherent existence, that includes the distinction between gay and straight, male and female.
NAMO GUAN SHI YIN PUSA