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visitheworld: Buddha statue at Tōkei-ji Temple, Kita Kamakura, Japan (by Katie & Ian).

Kuan Yin, goddess of compassion. Kuan means Earth and Yin is the female life force. She is a completely enlightened Buddha who made a promise in the distant past that after reaching complete enlightenment she would always appear in female form for the benefit of all beings. By iconographic category and hierarchy she is a meditational deity and her appearance is that of a peaceful deity. Kuan Yin has strength which is embraced by softness.

Hasedera temple, Kamakura, Japan

"Desenvolver uma atitude de gratidão é dar graças por tudo o que acontece com você. Saiba que cada gesto é um passo para alcançar algo maior e melhor que a sua situação atual." (Tracey Brian)