... short form of Guanshiyin 觀世音 (one who
hears the sounds or prayers of the world).
Guanyin and Guanshiyin are the Chinese names
for the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, Lord of
Compassionate Glances. Bodhisattva is a being
who has attained enlightenment but delays his
own salvation (nirvana, meaning endin ...
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... depicted as a woman. Additionally, some people believe that Guanyin is both man and woman (or
In some Buddhist temples and monasteries, Guanyin's images are occasionally depicted as a young man
dressed in Northern Song Buddhist robes sitting gracefully. He is usually depicted looki ...
Guanyin is an East Asian deity of mercy, and a bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by Mahayana Buddhists. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means ""Perceiving the Sounds (or Cries) of the World"". She is also sometimes referred to as Guanyin Bodhisattva (Chinese: 觀音菩薩). Some Buddhists believe that when one of their adherents departs from this world, they are placed by Guanyin in the heart of a lotus, and then sent to the western pure land of Sukhāvatī.It is generally accepted among East Asian adherents that Guanyin originated as the Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara. Commonly known in English as the Mercy Goddess or Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin is also revered by Taoists as an immortal. In Chinese folk religion there are mythical accounts about Guanyin's origins that are not associated with the Avalokiteśvara described in Buddhist sutras.