The widely loved Quan Yin is synonymous with the Bodhisattva
Avalokitesvara, the goddess of mercy, great compassion, kindness and
love. In the Lotus Sutra, Shakyamuni Buddha said that if a suffering
being hears the name of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva and earnestly calls
out to the bodhisattva, Avalokitesvara will hear the call and relieve
that being from his suffering.
In her hands, Quan Yin may hold a willow branch, a vase with water or
occasionally, a lotus flower. The willow branch is used to heal people's
illnesses or bring fulfillment to their requests. The water ( the dew
of compassion) has the quality of removing suffering, purifying the
defilements of our body, speech and mind, and lengthening life.
Cold Cast Bronze H: 15"