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Kuan Yin, goddess of compassion. Kuan means Earth and Yin is the female life force. She is a completely enlightened Buddha who made a promise in the distant past that after reaching complete enlightenment she would always appear in female form for the benefit of all beings. By iconographic category and hierarchy she is a meditational deity and her appearance is that of a peaceful deity. Kuan Yin has strength that is embraced by softness.

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Kwan Yin ~ Bodhisattva of Compassion

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A seated Bodhisattva Guanyin , China , Ming dynasty , 1367-1644.

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Guanyin Seated in Royal Ease with Small Attendant late Ming dynasty (1368–1644)–early Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Date: 17th–18th century Culture: China

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Quan Yin* Arielle Gabriel's memoir The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept. of Miracles, a unique tale of a mystic suffering financial devastation among the world's richest ex-pats *

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Kuan Lin - http://25.media.tumblr.com/e942b6d1394a6109e8c912e1f1dae828/tumblr_mf3smvnAzK1r4p4ago1_500.jpg

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