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Goddess of Mercy and Compassion

This is the long or more formal version of this title
guān shì yīn
Goddess of Mercy and Compassion Vertical Wall Scroll

觀世音 is the longer, and perhaps more formal title for the Buddhist deity known as the Goddess of Mercy or Bodhisattva of Compassion.

The longer title of this bodhisattva is Romanized in the following ways:
Mandarin Chinese: Guanshi Yin, Kuan-shih Yin.
Japanese: Kanzeon.
Sanskrit: Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.
Korean: Gwan-se-eum.
Vietnamese: Quan Thế Âm.
Thai: Prah Mae Kuan Eim.
English: Bodhisattva of Mercy and Salvation, Goddess of Compassion, Buddha of Mercy, et al.

Please view our more common and shorter version "Guan Yin" before you make a decision. Also, note that the first character has a slight variation in Japanese. If your audience is specifically Japanese, you may want to select that version.

Guan Shi Yin: Protector Of Life

guān shì yīn
kanzeon
Guan Shi Yin: Protector Of Life Vertical Wall Scroll

觀世音 is an alternate title for Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion or Goddess of Mercy.

觀世音 is the Buddhist bestower of children, the protector of life and all in distress (especially of those at sea).


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Goddess of Mercy and Compassion觀世音
观世音
guān shì yīn
guan1 shi4 yin1
guan shi yin
guanshiyin
kuan shih yin
kuanshihyin
Guan Shi Yin: Protector Of Life觀世音
观世音
kanzeonguān shì yīn
guan1 shi4 yin1
guan shi yin
guanshiyin
kuan shih yin
kuanshihyin
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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觀世音


观世音

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guān shì yīn / guan1 shi4 yin1
kuan shih yin
 Kanzeon / かんぜおん
Guan Shi Yin: Protector Of Life Vertical Wall Scroll
Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion or Goddess of Mercy (Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara)
(out-dated kanji) Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva); Avalokitesvara; Kannon; Kwannon; Guanyin; Buddhist deity of compassion
Regarder of the world's sounds, or cries, the so-called Goddess of Mercy; also known as 觀音; 觀世音善薩; 觀自在 (觀世自在); 觀尹; 光世音 (the last being the older form). Avalokiteśvara, v. 阿 8. Originally represented as a male, the images are now generally those of a female figure. The meaning of the term is in doubt; it is intp. as above, but the term 觀自在 (觀世自在) accords with the idea of Sovereign Regarder and is not associated with sounds or cries. Guanyin is one of the triad of Amida, is represented on his left, and is also represented as crowned with Amida; but there are as many as thirty-three different forms of Guanyin, sometimes with a bird, a vase, a willow wand, a pearl, a 'thousand' eyes and hands, etc., and, when as bestower of children, carrying a child. The island of Putuo (Potala) is the chief centre of Guanyin worship, where she is the protector of all in distress, especially of those who go to sea. There are many sūtras, etc., devoted to the cult, but its provenance and the date of its introduction to China are still in doubt. Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sūtra is devoted to Guanyin, and is the principal scripture of the cult; its date is uncertain. Guanyin is sometimes confounded with Amitābha and Maitreya. She is said to be the daughter of king Śubhavyūha 妙莊王, who had her killed by 'stifling because the sword of the executioner broke without hurting her. Her spirit went to hell; but hell changed into paradise. Yama sent her back to life to save his hell, when she was miraculously transported on a Lotus flower to the island of Poo-too'. Eitel; Avalokitêśvara

六觀世音


六观世音

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liù guān shì yīn / liu4 guan1 shi4 yin1
liu kuan shih yin
 Roku Kanzeon
six [incarnations of] Avalokitêśvara

觀世音母


观世音母

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guān shì yīn mǔ / guan1 shi4 yin1 mu3
kuan shih yin mu
 Kanzeon mo
Tara, the śakti, or female energy of the masculine Avalokiteśvara.

觀世音經


观世音经

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guān shì yīn jīng / guan1 shi4 yin1 jing1
kuan shih yin ching
 Kanzeion kyō
Guanshiyin jing

大悲觀世音


大悲观世音

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dà bēi guān shì yīn / da4 bei1 guan1 shi4 yin1
ta pei kuan shih yin
 Daihi Kanzeon
Avalokitêśvara as Great Compassion

小觀世音經


小观世音经

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xiǎo guān shì yīn jīng / xiao3 guan1 shi4 yin1 jing1
hsiao kuan shih yin ching
 Shō Kanzeon kyō
Small Avalokitêśvara Sūtra

觀世音懺法


观世音忏法

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guān shì yīn chàn fǎ / guan1 shi4 yin1 chan4 fa3
kuan shih yin ch`an fa / kuan shih yin chan fa
 kanseon senbō
Avalokitêśvara confessional

觀世音菩薩


观世音菩萨

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guān shì yīn pú sà / guan1 shi4 yin1 pu2 sa4
kuan shih yin p`u sa / kuan shih yin pu sa
 Kanzeon Bosatsu
Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion or Goddess of Mercy (Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara)
Avalokitêśvara-bodhisattva

請觀世音經


请观世音经

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qǐng guān shì yīn jīng / qing3 guan1 shi4 yin1 jing1
ch`ing kuan shih yin ching / ching kuan shih yin ching
 Shō kanzeion kyō
Qing guanshiyin jing

觀世音三昧經


观世音三昧经

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guān shì yīn sān mèi jīng / guan1 shi4 yin1 san1 mei4 jing1
kuan shih yin san mei ching
 Kanzeon zanmai kyō
Avalokitêśvara Samādhi-sūtra

高王觀世音經

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gāo wáng guān shì yīn jīng / gao1 wang2 guan1 shi4 yin1 jing1
kao wang kuan shih yin ching
The Avalokitêśvara Sūtra of King Gao

千眼千臂觀世音


千眼千臂观世音

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qiān yǎn qiān bì guān shì yīn / qian1 yan3 qian1 bi4 guan1 shi4 yin1
ch`ien yen ch`ien pi kuan shih yin / chien yen chien pi kuan shih yin
 Sengensenhi Kanseon
Sahasrabhuja-sahasranetra. One of the six forms of Kuanyin with a thousand arms and a thousand eyes. The image usually has forty arms, one eye in each hand; and forty multiplied by twenty-five is the number of regions in this universe. For the 二十八部 or retinue, the maṇḍala and signs v. 千手經; Thousand Eyes Thousand Arms Avalokitêśvara

南無觀世音菩薩


南无观世音菩萨

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nán wú guān shì yīn pú sà / nan2 wu2 guan1 shi4 yin1 pu2 sa4
nan wu kuan shih yin p`u sa / nan wu kuan shih yin pu sa
 namu Kanzeon bosatsu
homage to the bodhisattva Avalokitêśvara

大悲觀世音菩薩


大悲观世音菩萨

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dà bēi guān shì yīn pú sà / da4 bei1 guan1 shi4 yin1 pu2 sa4
ta pei kuan shih yin p`u sa / ta pei kuan shih yin pu sa
 Daihi Kanzeon Bosatsu
Avalokitêśvara Bodhisattva, of great compassion

繫觀世音應驗記


系观世音应验记

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xì guān shì yīn yìng yàn jì / xi4 guan1 shi4 yin1 ying4 yan4 ji4
hsi kuan shih yin ying yen chi
 Ke Kanzeon ōken ki
Xi guanshiyin yingyan ji

佛說觀世音三昧經


佛说观世音三昧经

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fó shuō guān shì yīn sān mèi jīng / fo2 shuo1 guan1 shi4 yin1 san1 mei4 jing1
fo shuo kuan shih yin san mei ching
 Bussetsu Kanzeon sanmaikyō
Avalokitêśvara Samādhi Sūtra Spoken by the Buddha

觀世音折刀除罪經


观世音折刀除罪经

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guān shì yīn zhé dāo chú zuì jīng / guan1 shi4 yin1 zhe2 dao1 chu2 zui4 jing1
kuan shih yin che tao ch`u tsui ching / kuan shih yin che tao chu tsui ching
 Kanzeon settō jozai kyō
Sūtra of Avalokitêśvara Cutting and Removing Wrongs

觀世音菩薩普門品


观世音菩萨普门品

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guān shì yīn pú sà pǔ mén pǐn / guan1 shi4 yin1 pu2 sa4 pu3 men2 pin3
kuan shih yin p`u sa p`u men p`in / kuan shih yin pu sa pu men pin
 Kanzeon Bosatsu fumon bon
Guanshiyin pusa pumen pin

十一面觀世音神呪經


十一面观世音神呪经

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shí yī miàn guān shì yīn shén zhòu jīng / shi2 yi1 mian4 guan1 shi4 yin1 shen2 zhou4 jing1
shih i mien kuan shih yin shen chou ching
 Jūichimen kanzeon shinjukyō
Avalokitêśvara-ekadaśamukha-dhāraṇī

妙法蓮華經觀世音門品


妙法莲华经观世音门品

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miào fǎ lián huá jīng guān shì yīn mén pǐn / miao4 fa3 lian2 hua2 jing1 guan1 shi4 yin1 men2 pin3
miao fa lien hua ching kuan shih yin men p`in / miao fa lien hua ching kuan shih yin men pin
 Myōhō renge kyō Kanzeon fumon bon
Avalokitêśvara Universal Gate Chapter of Sūtra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma

千轉陀羅尼觀世音菩薩呪


千转陀罗尼观世音菩萨呪

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qiān zhuàn tuó luó ní guān shì yīn pú sà zhòu / qian1 zhuan4 tuo2 luo2 ni2 guan1 shi4 yin1 pu2 sa4 zhou4
ch`ien chuan t`o lo ni kuan shih yin p`u sa chou / chien chuan to lo ni kuan shih yin pu sa chou
 Senten darani kanzeon bosatsu ju
Dhāraṇī of a Thousand Turns [A Spell of the Bodhisattva who Heeds the Sounds of the World]

淸淨觀世音普賢陀羅尼經


淸淨观世音普贤陀罗尼经

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qīng jìng guān shì yīn pǔ xián tuó luó ní jīng / qing1 jing4 guan1 shi4 yin1 pu3 xian2 tuo2 luo2 ni2 jing1
ch`ing ching kuan shih yin p`u hsien t`o lo ni ching / ching ching kuan shih yin pu hsien to lo ni ching
 Shōjō kanzeion fugen darani kyō
Qingjing guanshiyin puxian tuoluoni jing

観世音;觀世音(oK)

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 kanzeon / かんぜおん (See 観音) Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva); Avalokitesvara; Kannon; Kwannon; Guanyin; Buddhist deity of compassion

千手千眼觀世音菩薩治病合藥經


千手千眼观世音菩萨治病合药经

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qiān shǒu qiān yǎn guān shì yīn pú sà zhì bìng hé yào jīng / qian1 shou3 qian1 yan3 guan1 shi4 yin1 pu2 sa4 zhi4 bing4 he2 yao4 jing1
ch`ien shou ch`ien yen kuan shih yin p`u sa chih ping ho yao ching / chien shou chien yen kuan shih yin pu sa chih ping ho yao ching
 Senshu sengen kanzeon bosatsu jibyō gōyaku kyō
Sūtra on the Use of Medicinal Herbs for Healing by the Thousand-eyed, Thousand-hands Avalokitêśvara

千手千眼觀世音菩薩大悲心陀羅尼


千手千眼观世音菩萨大悲心陀罗尼

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qiān shǒu qiān yǎn guān shì yīn pú sà dà bēi xīn tuó luó ní / qian1 shou3 qian1 yan3 guan1 shi4 yin1 pu2 sa4 da4 bei1 xin1 tuo2 luo2 ni2
ch`ien shou ch`ien yen kuan shih yin p`u sa ta pei hsin t`o lo ni / chien shou chien yen kuan shih yin pu sa ta pei hsin to lo ni
 Senju sengen kanzeon bosatsu daihishin darani
Dhāraṇī of the Bodhisattva With a Thousand Hands and Eyes Who Regards the World's Sounds with Great Compassion

請觀世音菩薩消伏毒害陀羅尼呪經


请观世音菩萨消伏毒害陀罗尼呪经

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qǐng guān shì yīn pú sà xiāo fú dú hài tuó luó ní zhòu jīng / qing3 guan1 shi4 yin1 pu2 sa4 xiao1 fu2 du2 hai4 tuo2 luo2 ni2 zhou4 jing1
ch`ing kuan shih yin p`u sa hsiao fu tu hai t`o lo ni chou ching / ching kuan shih yin pu sa hsiao fu tu hai to lo ni chou ching
 Shō kanzeion bosatsu shōfuku dokugai taraniju kyō
Qing guanshiyin pusa xiaofu duhai tuoluonizhou jing

千手千眼觀世音菩薩廣大圓滿無礙大悲心陀羅尼呪本


千手千眼观世音菩萨广大圆满无碍大悲心陀罗尼呪本

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qiān shǒu qiān yǎn guān shì yīn pú sà guǎng dà yuán mǎn wú ài dà bēi xīn tuó luó ní zhòu běn / qian1 shou3 qian1 yan3 guan1 shi4 yin1 pu2 sa4 guang3 da4 yuan2 man3 wu2 ai4 da4 bei1 xin1 tuo2 luo2 ni2 zhou4 ben3
ch`ien shou ch`ien yen kuan shih yin p`u sa kuang ta yüan man wu ai ta pei hsin t`o lo ni chou pen / chien shou chien yen kuan shih yin pu sa kuang ta yüan man wu ai ta pei hsin to lo ni chou pen
 Senju sengen kanjizai bosatsu kōdai emman muge daihi shin darani juhon
Dhāraṇī Spellbook of the Thousand-Eyed, Thousand-Armed Bodhisattva Who Regards the World's Sounds with a Vast, Wholly Perfect, Unimpeded, Greatly Compassionate Heart

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