HyperDic: kwan-yin

English > 1 sense of the word Kwan-yin:
NOUNperson Kwan-yin, Kuan Yin(Buddhism) a female Bodhisattva
English > Kwan-yin: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaning(Buddhism) a female Bodhisattva; often called goddess of mercy and considered an aspect of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara; identified with Japanese Kwannon.
SynonymKuan Yin
CategoryBuddhismThe teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation / meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
Instance ofChinese deityA deity worshipped by the ancient Chinese
SpanishKuan Yin
CatalanKuan Yin

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