Hyangga of Korea - Hymn to the Thousand Eyed Observer - Huimyong
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Columbia Anthology of Traditional Korean Poetry – edited by Peter Lee
HUIMYONG (fl 742-765)
Hymn to the Thousand Eyed Observer
Huimyong composed this song on behalf of her 5 year old blind son and had him recite it and pray
Falling on my knees,
Pressing my hands together,
Thousand Eyed Observer*,
I implore thee.
One among your thousand eyes;
By your mystery restore me whole.
If you grant me one of your many eyes
Oh, the bounty, then of your charity.
* Kwanum is the bodhisattva who observes the sounds of the world