Gold plated Jade Guan Yin Pendant Necklace
Chain: 18K Gold Plated
"Guanyin is the bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin which means "Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the World". She is also sometimes referred to as Guanyin Pusa. Some Buddhists believe that when one of their adherents departs from this world, they are placed by Guanyin in the heart of a lotus then sent home to the western pure land of SukhÄvatÄ«. It is generally accepted (in the Chinese community) that Guanyin originated as the Sanskrit AvalokiteÅvara (ą¤ ą¤µą¤²ą„ą¤ą¤æą¤¤ą„ą¤¶ą„ą¤µą¤°), which is her male form. Commonly known in English as the Mercy Goddess or Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin is also revered by Chinese Taoists (sometimes called Daoists) as an Immortal. However, in Taoist mythology, Guanyin has other origination stories which are not directly related to AvalokiteÅvara."