Who is Kuan Yin?
Kuan Yin is short for Kuan Shi Yin, which means “the one who hears the sounds or cries of the world.” As Kuan Shi Yin Pusa, she is known as the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
There are different stories and legends about Kuan Yin’s origins and gender. It is said that Kuan Yin can incarnate at will, in any form, to save beings from suffering and ignorance. In the west and much of China, she is often depicted and referred to as female.
Guan Yin is revered around the world for her compassion and mercy. She made many vows that demonstrate her deep and total commitment to end suffering. She will help any soul who calls her name. There are a multitude of heart touching stories from those who have called upon her in times of need, to save their lives, restore health and more.
In Taoism, records indicate that Kuan Yin became immortal. Yet she is very humble. Kuan Yin calls herself a bodhisattva – representing one who is not quite at total enlightenment, but she is indeed a Buddha. In 2003, Kuan Yin’s new name – Ling Hui Sheng Shi (pronounced ling hway sheng shr), was revealed to humanity. “Ling” means soul. “Hui” means intelligence. “Sheng” means saint. “Shi” means servant.
What is the Da Bei Zhou?
Da Bei Zhou (pronounced dah bay joe) is the Big Compassion Mantra. “Da” means big. “Bei” means compassion. “Zhou” means mantra. It is said that Kuan Yin learned to chant the Da Bei Zhou from her spiritual father, Qian Guang Jing Wang. She was so profoundly touched by its power that she vowed to chant it every day.
Let us chant Kuan Yin’s Compassionate Mantras, including the Da Bei Zhou.
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