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Guan Yin

Guanyin or Guan Yin () is the most commonly used Chinese translation of the bodhisattva known today as 'Avalokitesvara'. In English usage, Guanyin refers to the Buddhist bodhisattva associated with compassion and venerated chiefly by followers of Mahayana Buddhist schools as practiced in the sinosphere. Guanyin also refers to the bodhisattva as adopted by non-Buddhist religions such as Daoism, Chinese folk religions and other (mainly East Asian) religions, where she is often known as the "Goddess of Mercy" in English. The Chinese name Guanyin, is short for Guanshiyin, which means "[The One Who] Perceives the Sounds of the World".Some Buddhists believe that when one of their adherents departs from this world, they are placed by Guanyin in the heart of a lotus, and then sent to the western Pure Land of Sukhāvatī. →Wikipedia

Guanyin观世音菩萨觀世音菩薩KannonKwan Im観音菩薩അവലോകിതേശ്വരൻQuan ÂmKuan YinГуаньиньกวนอิมKuan-jinKvamon观世音ကွမ်ယင်မယ်တော်Guăng-ĭngGuanjinKôn-yîmГуаньіньअवलोकितेश्वर觀音관세음보살Koan-imអវលោកិតេស្វរगुयानयिन

Depicted by

Jao Tsung-I
Hong Kong academic

Depicted in

Standing figure of the bodhisattva Guanyin
Figure of the bodhisattva Guanyin
Seated figure of the bodhisattva Guanyin
Standing figure of the bodhisattva Guanyin
Bodhisattva Guanyin
hanging scroll, calligraphic work1998

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