Kuan Yin


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Kuan Yin

(kwan jɪn) or

Kwan Yin

n
(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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Noun1.Kuan Yin - (Buddhism) a female BodhisattvaKuan 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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Emma dismisses her unbidden guest, though not before relinquishing a cherished stone carving of Kuan Yin an unwitting concession that bestows on her an unusual power.
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* Kuan Yin was a courageous Chinese girl known for her compassion for all beings.
(1) Martin Palmer and Jay Ramsey with Man-Ho Kwok, Kuan Yin: myths and prophesies of the Chinese goddess of compassion, London, 1995, p.
The Mystical Tradition of Kuan Yin, Shambhalla dragon editions, Boston, 160 p.
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