Carved Obsidian Goddess Of Mercy Buddha Pendant
☯ Carved Black Obsidian Pendant
☯ Black Onyx Beaded Rope Necklace
☯ Tibetan Mantra Bead with Gold Engraved Tibetan script
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ - ཨོཾ་མ་ཎི་པ་དྨེ་ཧཱུྃ
Guan Yin (観音 Chinese: Guānyīn, Japanese: Kannon), is knows as the Goddess of Mercy in China and Japan.
She was once a Buddhist who through great love and sacrifice during life, had earned the right to enter Nirvana after death. She is based on the Indian Buddha, Avlokiteshvara.
In China, she has many names and is also known as "great mercy, great pity; salvation from misery, salvation from woe; self-existent; thousand arms and thousand eyes," etc. In addition she is often referred to as the Goddess of the Southern Sea and has been compared to the Virgin Mary.
Quan Yin is a shortened form of a name that means One Who Sees and Hears the Cry from the Human World. Her Chinese title signifies, "She who always observes or pays attention to sounds," i.e., she who hears prayers. She cares for suffering souls the next world.