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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.
One is Phan's own experience of the Church in Vietnam: popular devotion to Mary in the context of the feminine divine mercy figure in the Buddhist tradition (Kwan-Yin), the history of the controversy on the Chinese Rites with reference to the veneration of ancestors, and the comparative theology of Alexandre de Rhodes.