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Definition 1: (Buddhism) a female Bodhisattva; often called goddess of mercy and considered an aspect of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara; identified with Japanese Kwannon - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for kwan-yin in the sense of this definition

(kwan-yin is an instance of ...) a deity worshipped by the ancient Chinese

(kwan-yin belongs to category ...) the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth

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