Kwan-yin


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Noun1.Kwan-yin - (Buddhism) a female BodhisattvaKwan-yin - (Buddhism) a female Bodhisattva; often called goddess of mercy and considered an aspect of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara; identified with Japanese Kwannon
Buddhism - the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
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Among the titles are the princess Kwan-yin, the ogre of Rashomon, the quarrel of the monkey and the crab, and an encounter with a hobgoblin.
At the entrance of the room a little statue of Kwan-Yin strikes me, next to one of the Virgin Mary.
Whether accepted as religious truths or as empowering myths, goddesses such as Gaia, Isis, All-Mother, Durga, Kwan-Yin and, yes, Mary, at the very least serve as paradigms, role models or "insight tools" (Bolen) to remind us of the goddess in every woman.