Kuan Yin is a shortened name that means “One Who Sees and Hears the Cries of the World.” She made an unconditional vow to serve humanity–if anyone calls her in an emergency, she will come. She shines her light on those who need it most.
Kuan Yin Legends
There are many amazing legends demonstrating Kuan Yin’s miraculous acts of compassion. For example, there’s an ancient story about a fisherman who was caught in a violent storm, which capsized his boat. He cried for Kuan Yin for help and later awoke on the shore: Kuan Yin had saved his life.