Guan Yin: Chinese goddess of Mercy and Forgiveness

Guan Yin is the Chinese goddess of mercy and forgiveness. Its history dates back more than 2000 years, and today we are going to discover it.

Guan Yin is often depicted with a soothing smile, her hands clasped in prayer. She is revered for her compassion and her power to grant wishes.

She is said to be able to grant wishes, heal the sick and bring peace and prosperity to those who pray to her. She is also known as the Bodhisattva of Compassion.

In short, let's now take a look at this popular figure in Chinese religion and folklore.

Contents :

The legend of Guan Yin

Powers and Attributes of Quan Yin

What to think of this divinity?

Marble sculpture of Guan Yin, in front of a temple in China

The legend of Guan Yin

The legend of Guan Yin begins with a young woman named Miao Shan. Miao Shan was the daughter of a cruel king who wanted her to marry a rich but ugly man. Miao Shan logically refused and became a female monk.

Enraged, her father had her imprisoned and put to death. As she was about to be killed, Miao Shan prayed to be saved from her terrible fate. Suddenly a cloud appeared and took her to the sky.

Miao Shan was then reborn as Guan Yin and given the mission of helping all beings achieve enlightenment.

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Powers and Attributes of Quan Yin

As said in the introduction, Guan Yin is capable of granting wishes, healing the sick and bringing peace and prosperity to those who pray to it.

As you can see with this statuette that we offer to our community, she is generally represented in the form of a female bodhisattva (an enlightened being) with long white hair and dressed in robes with flowing curves. It is thus associated with the color white, which symbolizes purity and compassion.

The goddess Quan Yin is often depicted holding a lotus flower, a symbol of her purity and compassion.

Sometimes she also wears a pearl necklace. These beads are known as the "Quan Yin bead" and are said to have the power to grant wishes.

Gold-covered statue showing the goddess Guan Yin

What to think of this divinity?

In conclusion, Guan Yin is a popular figure in Chinese religion and folklore. She is revered for her compassion and wish-granting powers. If you ever need help, remember to call on Guan Yin, the Chinese goddess of mercy and forgiveness.

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Cyril Gendarme is a writer whose website "The Lucky Door" ("La Porte Du Bonheur" in French, his native language) has become a reference in the field of esotericism. Born in Belgium, Cyril has been attracted to the mysteries of the world since he was a child. When his interest in occultism was awakened, a particular subject caught his attention: lucky charms.

After years of study and in-depth research on esoteric traditions from around the world, Cyril decided to share his knowledge with the public through the internet. In 2019, he launched "The Lucky Door," a website dedicated to exploring lucky charms, magical symbols, and esoteric arts.

The Lucky Door is much more than just a showcase for those curious about magic, divination, or tradition. It is the result of Cyril's passion for researching and understanding the mysteries of the universe. Every piece of information available on the site testifies to his dedication to sharing his knowledge of the most hidden symbols and their unique powers.

In addition to his online work, Cyril regularly organizes workshops and conferences in different countries. His presence on social media is also highly appreciated, where he offers personalized advice and happily answers questions from his community.