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T
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posted January 08, 2013 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
stopping by to pass this along. give me goosebumps, it's breathtaking.

(watch in full screen mode on your computer. you won't regret it)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUl0JRoQeG4

Thousand Hand Bodhisattva (Guan Yin) (千手观音 ))

As long as you are kind and there is love in your heart
A thousand hands will naturally come to your aid
As long as you are kind and there is love in your heart
You will reach out with a thousand hands to help others

Guan Yin is the bodhisattva of compassion, revered by Buddhists as the Goddess of Mercy. Her name is short for Guan Shi Yin. Guan means to observe, watch, or monitor; Shi means the world; Yin means sounds, specifically sounds of those who suffer. Thus, Guan Yin is a compassionate being who watches for, and responds to, the people in the world who cry out for help.

The bewitching performance of Thousand-hand Bodhisattva dance performed at the 2005 CCTV Spring Festival Gala by 21 hearing impaired girls and boys with the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe (CDPPAT) in Beijing caused a nationwide sensation. The movements were of breathtaking precision. The marvelous choreography, lavish costumes and perfect lighting were a thrilling experience. The audience never stopped wondering at the extraordinary accuracy of the 21 dancers' "thousand hands" gesticulating as if they belonged to one body. The dance was led by Tai lihua and choreographed and directed by Zhang Jigang. On September 28, 2004 at the Closing Ceremony of the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games the eight-minute debut of Thousand-hand Bodhisattva as a "theme song" wonderfully shocked the whole world.

more:

Thousand Hand Kuan Yin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUlphlT_nV4

There is an awesome dance, called the Thousand-Hand Guanyin .
Considering the tight coordination required, their accomplishment is
Nothing short of amazing, even if they were not all DEAF. Yes, you
Read correctly. All 21 of the dancers are complete deaf-mutes . Relying
Only on signals from trainers at the four corners of the stage, these
Extraordinary dancers deliver a visual spectacle that is at once
Intricate and stirring. Its first major international debut was in
Athens at the closing ceremonies for the 2004 Paralympics.
But it had long been in the repertoire of the China Disabled People's
Performing Art Troupe and had traveled to more than 40 countries.
Its lead dancer is 29-year-old Tai Lihua, who has a BA from The Hubei
Fine Art s Institute. The video was recorded in Beijing during the Spring
Festival celebrations this year.

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SunChild
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posted January 08, 2013 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SunChild     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing!

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posted January 09, 2013 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lovely!

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We need to listen to our own song, and share it with others, but not force it on them. Our songs are different. They should be in harmony with each other. ~ Mattie Stepanek

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posted January 09, 2013 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mirage29     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
T --- That was incredibly inspiring to me! Thankyou deeply...

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posted January 09, 2013 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Faith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
^ Ditto! So inspiring!

Thanks so much for posting it.

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posted January 10, 2013 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Had a feeling I'd find you lovely ladies here - that you'd all "respond" to this one.

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posted January 11, 2013 01:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for teasel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I still haven't watched this, but I meant to. Be back later.

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posted January 11, 2013 07:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Yin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very pretty.

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mirage29
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posted January 25, 2013 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mirage29     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This was sooo amazing T! Lay in bed last night, remembering this beautiful performance... I bump it forward, one more time. So beautiful!

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