Kuan Yin is the Goddess of Compassion. Often you will see statues of her with many arms and eyes. She became a Bodhisattva – an enlightened one – one who has earned the right to enter nirvana but instead chose to stay on earth to continue her work of compassion. Her story is beautiful.
Kuan Yin has become one of the most beloved symbols of Buddhism in China, Japan, Korea and the United States. In these countries shrines are often found by water. Her temples are all over the world. People of all religions know her and revere her. I invite you to study her more.
For those that seek Kuan Yin’s wisdom and guidance, she is the symbol of unconditional love, unity and compassion, as was Christ and Buddha, but she has a feminine face of energy.