Quan Yin is a symbol of compassion that brings a calm presence into your home. My blog features some of my artwork based on this wonderful, loving, Buddhist icon.
Quan Yin Is A Symbol of Compassion
Who is Quan Yin?
Known by many different names across the world, Quan Yin is the Buddhist bodhisattva of great compassion. A bodhisattva is a human being that has made a vow to dedicate all of their lifetimes to the enlightenment of all humankind. So, it is said that bodhisattvas continue to reincarnate and return to the world to help guide others to enlightenment.
Quan Yin is the East Asian equivalent of Avalokiteshvara (Chenezig in Tibetan).
Depictions of Quan Yin
Quan Yin has many different incarnations and is often portrayed seated or standing holding a lotus flower or a vase of water. One of the most popular beings in Mahayana Buddhism, Quan Yin is a figure of mercy and compassion who helps those in need. Quan Yin tells us that benevolence towards others has to begin with self-acceptance.
Bringing Calm Into Your Home
Statues and images of Quan Yin can be used in the home to enhance the flow of energy following the principles of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is an ancient system of laws that govern the use of space to allow the flow of energy or ‘chi’. I wrote about Feng Shui in an older blog.
A Calm Presence
Statues or images of Quan Yin have a calming presence and are a wonderful addition to your home. We have several in different rooms because Quan Yin is a symbol of compassion and that is an emotion we all need to cultivate in these troubled times.
Before you go
My name is Dorothy Berry-Lound an artist and writer. You can find out more about my art and writing at https://dorothyberryloundart.com.
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