Kwan yin


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prop. n.1.(Buddhism) A female Bodhisattva; often called Goddess of Mercy and considered an aspect of the Bodisattva Avalokitesvara; identified with Japanese Kwannon.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Guan Yin (aka Kwan Yin) is one of the most well-known and beloved saints of East Asia.
Valente, Lucille Clifton, Muriel Rukeyser, Alice Jones, Denise Levertov, Pamela White Hadas, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Gloria Anzaldua, and Anne Sexton retell and reinterpret the myths of Helen, goddesses of Nigeria, the Buddhist goddess Kwan Yin, Coatlicue and Aztec goddesses, Pele of Hawaii, Indian heroines, Australia national myth, Sumerian Inanna, Eurydice, and others.
The authors refer to larger Buddhist temples often including a Hall of the 500 Lohans--that is to say disciples of Buddha --'and there will always be one which the Chinese guide will proudly point out as the statue of "Marco Polo." Naturally this figure has nothing to do with Marco Polo, whom these disciples ante-date by many centuries, but the name has come to be a generic term for a traveller from the West.' The Hart Burlings also note how from the 16th century onwards statues of the Chinese Goddess of Mercy Kwan Yin began strongly to resemble those of the Christian Madonna; similarly attired, assuming equivalent poses and holding an infant in her arms.
Tim Emerson will be joining me to talk about the personal power available when we choose the Kwan Yin Healing path,” announces Andrea Dykstra, host of the “Shortcuts to Spirituality” radio show.