Brass Quan Yin statue: Goddess of Compassion & Healing
Quan Yin : or Kuan Yin (also spelled Kwan
Yin, Guanyin or Quan Yin and known as Kuan Shih Yin), is known as the Goddess
of Compassion & Healing. She is one of the most popular deities in all of
Asia. Her name in Chinese roughly translates as "The One who Hears the Cries
of the World". She is the most beloved and revered of the Chinese deities.
Kuan Yin is the Divine Mother we all long for: merciful, tender,
compassionate, loving, protecting, caring, healing, and wise. This statue
portrays Quan Yin in a state of serenity, meditating in the lotus position.
The solid brass statue spares no attention to detail, from the folds of her
robes to the details of the cushion upon which she sits. With the whole statue
sitting only 4" tall, it is great for any altar or sacred space. Place it in
wherever you like to aid in your meditation and prayer. Or simply, gentle
[You might also be interested in
the Kuan Yin Tea; available on the "Tea for Two" Page.]
[More about Quan Yin below]
Quan Yin or Guanyin is an
extremely popular Goddess in Chinese folk belief and is worshiped in Chinese
communities throughout East and South East Asia. Guanyin is revered in the
general Chinese population due to her unconditional love, compassion and
mercy. She is generally regarded by many as the protector of women and
children. By this association she is also seen as a fertility goddess capable
of granting children. She is also seen as the champion of the unfortunate, the
sick, the disabled, the poor, and those in trouble. Some coastal and river
areas of China regard her as the protector of fishermen, sailors, and
generally people who are out at sea, thus many also come to believe that Mazu,
the Taoist Goddess of the sea, is a manifestation of Guanyin. Due to her
association with the legend of the Great Flood, where she sent down a dog
holding rice grains in its tail after the flood,(thus assuring future crops,
to replace what was lost in the flood).So she is worshiped as a rice Goddess.
In some quarters, especially among business people and traders, she is looked
upon as a Goddess of Luck and Fortune. In recent years there have been claims
of her being the protector of air travelers.