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Kuan Yin(kwan jɪn) or
(Buddhism) a female Chinese Bodhisattva of compassion, regarded as the protector of women and children and patron of sailors. Japanese name: Kannon
[from Chinese: one who hears the sounds of the world]
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|Noun||1.||Kuan 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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