Meaning of KUAN YIN in English

KUAN YIN

The Chinese manifestation of Avalokiteshvara , the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Although originally depicted as male, he gradually became represented as female. She appears to all who need her help, especially those threatened by water, demons, sword or fire. Childless women often turn to her for help.

Buddhism English glossary.      Английский глоссарий буддизма.