Guan Yin is one of the major deities in Buddhism and one of the most popular deities used in Feng Shui. Known as the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion, Guan Yin is a well-known deity not only in China but also in Korea, Japan, and Malaysia, as well as with numerous Buddhism followers around the world.
The Energy of Guanyin
The terms "compassion and mercy" are actually not the best interpretation of Quan Yin's energy. The energy Quan Yin expresses is akin to what a mother feels for her child—it is fiercely loving and protective, which is much stronger energy than what we usually associate with compassion. As the legend goes, even though Quan Yin attained enlightenment, just as she was about to enter heaven's gate, she paused at the doorway and, hearing the cries of the world, decided to return and help humankind find the right path.