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Kuan Yin (also spelled Guan Yin, Kwan Yin) is the enlightened being of compassion venerated by East Asian Buddhists. Commonly known as the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin is also revered by Chinese Taoists as an Immortal. The name Kuan Yin is short for Kuan Shih Yin (Guan Shi Yin) which means “Observing the Sounds of the World”.

A Taoist story describes Kuan Yin as the daughter of a cruel father who wanted her to marry a wealthy but uncaring man. She begged to be able to enter a temple and become a nun instead. Her father allowed her to work in the temple, but asked the monks to give her very hard chores in order to discourage her. The monks forced Kuan Yin to work all day and all night, while others slept, in order to finish her work. However, she was such a good person that the animals living around the temple began to help her with her chores. Her father, seeing this, became so frustrated that he attempted to burn down the temple. Kuan Yin put out the fire with her bare hands and suffered no burns. Now struck with fear, her father ordered her to be put to death. After she died she was made into a goddess for all of her kindness and began her journey to heaven. She was about to cross over into heaven when she heard a cry of suffering back on earth. She asked to be sent back and vowed to stay until all suffering had ended.

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Comments

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 1 year ago

    Great looking statue and capture Cee.

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartabout 1 year ago

    Marvelous work!

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 1 year ago

    Superb DOF for a subject like this, super clarity and detail

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 1 year ago

    Wow, fascinating. Awesome statue and capture!! xoxoxoxxoxo

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful, Cee!!! Thank you for adding this to International Women’s Photography!

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserabout 1 year ago

    Fabulous Cee

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 1 year ago

    Great tones, and loved the story of Kuan Yin!

  • Dana Horne
    Dana Horneabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations! You have been featured in Strictly B&W Photography! 12/07/2013

    Please visit the group’s homepage to see this week’s features.

    From your hosts,

    Nick, Michael and Dana

  • How wonderful to have been featured in your group!! Marvelous news … thanks so much!

    – Cee Neuner

  • EvilTwin
    EvilTwinabout 1 year ago

    Great work. Congrats on the feature..ET

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 1 year ago

    December 20,2013 Congratulations, you can go to forums also to see your images.

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