Quan Yin (“KWAN-yin”). Her name means “She who hears the cries of the world.” She is a goddess of mercy in Taosim, and Bodhisattva of compassion, empathy, forgiveness and agape (or Big “L” Love) in Buddhism. It is said that saying her name alleviates suffering.
Contrary to prevailing misconceptions, Hindus all worship a one Supreme Being, though by different names. This is because the peoples of India with different languages and cultures have understood the one God in their own distinct way. Through history there arose four principal Hindu denominations—Saivism, Shaktism, Vaishnavism and Smartism.