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Quan Yin

Updated: Apr 30, 2021

Quan Yin is a figure of compassion and mercy, she helps those in need and is one of the deities that is most frequently seen on altars in China’s temples.

Quan Yin (also spelt Kwan Yin, Kuanyin, in Pinyin,Guanyin,) In Sanskrit,her name is Padma-pani or “Born of the Lotus”.

Regarded by the Chinese as the goddess of Mercy, she was originally male ’til the early part of the 12th century, known as Avalokitseshvara,”the merciful lord of utter enlightenment “, an Indian bodhisattva who chose to stay on earth to bring relief to the suffering rather than enjoy the ecstasies of Nirvana.

One of the many stories surrounding Quan Yin that she was a Buddhist who through sacrifice and great love through her lifetime had earned the right to enter Nirvana after death. However, just like Avalokitseshvara,while standing before the gates to paradise, she heard cries of anguish from the earth below.

Turning back to earth ,she renounced her reward of eternal bliss ,but in it’s place found immortality in the hearts of the suffering.

Qua Yin is a shortened name meaning,One Who Sees and Hears the Cry from the Human World.

Her Chinese title signifies , “She who always observes or pays attention to sounds”, ie: she who hears prayers,.

Sometimes possessing eleven heads, she is surnamed Sung-Tzu-Niang-Niang,”Lady who brings children”. She is the goddess of fecundity as well as mercy.

She is especially worshipped by women, this goddess comforts the sick , the frail ,the troubled, the unfortunate.Through the centuries her popularity has grown and is now regarded as the protector of Seafarers, travellers and farmers.

By Psychic Medium -Debra Rechter.

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