Quan Yin, one of the major deities in Buddhism also known as the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. She helps to overcome sickness, family problems, relationship problems, career problem, conceiving problem, children problems, death of loved ones, all forms of stress, examination problems and other types of bad luck. As the Bodhisattva of Compassion, She hears the cries of all beings. Her kindred heart and compassionate character had touched the hearts of many Buddhist followers. She helps and guides all beings in attaining better merits and karma in life. Quan Yin is the Goddess you would go for when you are in deep depression and going through great difficulties in all areas of your life. Quan Yin can be a powerful cure in the annual feng shui flying star applications. Define where her energy is needed in a specific year and place the statue of Quan Yin in the affected bagua area to neutralize the negative energy and protect you. You can also place the statue of Quan Yin close to your front door, facing the entrance. This will create a protective quality of energy at your entrance. Her appearance would also ward off ill full forces and evil spirits from entering your home. Display this auspicious statute in praying altars if you wish to worship her. You can chant her mantras everyday for powerful protection and overcoming your problems.
Never place your Quan Yin statue on the floor, in the kitchen or in the bathroom. A height of at least 3 feet is recommended for the good feng shui placement of Quan Yin.
QUAN YIN: THE GODDESS OF COMPASSION AND MERCY
adapted from an essay by Bethleen Cole
Quan Yin is one of the most universally beloved of deities in the Buddhist tradition. Also known as Kuan Yin, Quan'Am (Vietnam), Kannon (Japan), and Kanin (Bali), She is the embodiment of compassionate loving kindness. As the Bodhisattva of Compassion, She hears the cries of all beings. Quan Yin enjoys a strong resonance with the Christian Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the Tibetan goddess Tara.
In many images She is depicted carrying the pearls of illumination. Often Quan Yin is shown pouring a stream of healing water, the "Water of Life," from a small vase. With this water devotees and all living things are blessed with physical and spiritual peace. She holds a sheaf of ripe rice or a bowl of rice seed as a metaphor for fertility and sustenance. The dragon, an ancient symbol for high spirituality, wisdom, strength, and divine powers of transformation, is a common motif found in combination with the Goddess of Mercy.
Sometimes Kuan Yin is represented as a many armed figure, with each hand either containing a different cosmic symbol or expressing a specific ritual position, or mudra. This characterizes the Goddess as the source and sustenance of all things. Her cupped hands often form the Yoni Mudra, symbolizing the womb as the door for entry to this world through the universal female principle.
Quan Yin, as a true Enlightened One, or Bodhisattva, vowed to remain in the earthly realms and not enter the heavenly worlds until all other living things have completed their own enlightenment and thus become liberated from the pain-filled cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.