In the tradition of the Great White Brotherhood Kuan Yin is known as the Ascended Lady Master who bears the office and title of "Goddess of Mercy" because she ensouls the God qualities of the law of mercy, compassion and forgiveness.
Avalokitesvara (Sanskrit) is the male aspect of the bodhisattva of compassion of Indian Buddhism whose worship was introduced into China in the third century.
Images of Avalokitesvara often show him holding a rosary; descriptions of his birth say he was born with a white crystal rosary in his right hand and a white lotus in his left. It is taught that the beads represent all living beings and the turning of the beads symbolizes that Avalokitesvara is leading them out of their state of misery and repeated rounds of rebirth into nirvana.
Unlaminated Poster, 14-3/4" x 25-1/8" (unlaminated)