Chinese Myths – Mercy Goddess

There are a well-known god called Guanyin Bodhisattva in Taiwan.

Guanyin Bodhisattva is a very compassionate god and often changes into a variety of faces to help people who pray to her.

Guanyin can change herself to have a thousand arms with a thousand eyes each in the palm in order to help many of her believers at the same time.

People call this special appearance “Thousand-armed Guanyin”.

The Chinese “Guanyin” is a shorter name for “Guanshiyin“, which means the one who perceives people’s prayers all over the world. (See more Guanyin)

There are many people in Taiwan believing in Guanyin Bodhisattva very much and they sincerely pray for help from her.

Sometimes we hit a rough patch and we have nothing to do. Then we pray to gods.
By doing so, our hearts may be comforted and we may be stronger to move on.

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