Ding-hwa HSIEH

Guanyin takes good care of her devotees.

Guanyin 觀音, or Guanshiyin 觀世音, is one of the most popular deities worshipped among Chinese Buddhists. During the process of domestication, this Indian male deity was transformed into a female divine savior, characterized by great mercy and compassion (daci dabei 大慈大悲); she is known for her ability to bestow miracles on her devotees.

Guanyin (or Guanshiyin) is the Chinese name for Avalokite’svara, a male celestial bodhisattva (deity) in Indian Buddhism.

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