compassion and is quick to answer pleas from her devotees for help." Her name, Kwan Yin, means "the one who hears the cries of the world."
Kwan Yin can be called upon when you are in danger. It is said that if you are in danger and you "concentrate on the powers of Kwan Yin," you will be
saved. Another way in which Kwan Yin can help those in need is if your are in want of a child. If you pray to Kwan Yin for a child she will grant your wish.
Kwan yin has not always been worshiped as a women. Kwan Yin is considered to be the feminine form of the Indian Bodhisattva of compassion,
Avalokitesvara, which is a male. In the Sutra of the Lotus of the Wondrous Law, more commonly known as the Lotus Sutra, which is a Buddhist text written
in Sanskrit, is a description of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. It says that his name means "the Lord who Regards the Cries of the World".
In the Lotus Sutra, when translated into Chinese, the title Avalokitesvara becomes Kwan Shih Yin. There is still a lot of debate by Chinese scholars as
to when Kuan Yin made the transition from male to female. From the 1st century AD to the early 8th century AD Kuan Yin was portrayed as a male. Around the mid 9th century statues of Kuan Yin began appearing as statues that were distinctly
Kuan Yin is not generally regarded as a goddess, but rather a Bodhisattva. A Bodhisattva, "is a being destined for full enlightenment and nirvana who, out
of compassion for the suffering of other beings, has taken a vow to postpone his or her entry into nirvana in order to remain in the world to help other beings."
**This necklace features a hand carved Kwan Yin. She is the female Buddha. She is carved out of yellow Jade. The necklace itself is Brown Jade. I used a Thai silver connector and toggle. This necklace is about 22" in length and the drop is about a little over 4". #489
In ancient China and Egypt jade was used as a talisman to attract good fortune and friendship. Worn as an amulet it is believed to protect one from evil while traveling and to promote wisdom and ensure a long life.
Helps to protect the kidney, heart, larynx, liver, spleen, thymus, thyroid and strengthens the body. Jade is known as a symbol of love and virtue.
I am not a Gemologist or a Lapidary. Gemstones were identified at the time of purchase by the supplier. Any errors, discrepancies, or omissions are not intentional. All gemstone meanings, metaphysical properties and associated verbiage are not claims of fact but have been gathered from writing, books, folklore and various sources
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