Guanyin's appeal is universal in Asian cultures, each with its own manifestation:
Hong Kong: Kwun Yum
Indonesia: Dewi Kwan Im
Thai: Kuan Eim
Vietnamese: Quan Am
The Bodhisattva, Guanyin, is a source of unconditional love and salvation. Seen in a female form of a mother figure, since the 12th century, Guanyin represents everything a loving mother is to a child.
- The act, thought and feeling of compassion and love is viewed as Guanyin.
- A merciful, compassionate, loving individual is said to be Guanyin .
- A meditative contemplative state of being at peace with oneself and others is seen as Guanyin .
Among modern traders and merchants, Guanyin is looked upon as a Goddess of Luck and Fortune.