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To those who withhold refuge, I cradle you in safety at the core of my Being. To those that cause a child to cry out, I grant you the freedom to express your own choked agony. To those that inflict terror, I remind you that you shine with the purity of a thousand suns. To those who would confine, suppress, or deny, I offer the limitless expanse of the sky. To those who cling and grasp, I promise more abundance than you could ever hold onto. To those who must frighten into submission, I hold you in the bosom of your original mother. To those who cause agony to others, I give the gift of free flowing tears. To those that deny another's right to be, I remind you that the angels sang in celebration of you on the day of your birth. For those who have forgotten the tender mercy of a mother's embrace, I send a gentle breeze to caress your brow. To those who still feel somehow incomplete, I offer the perfect sanctity of this very moment.
Lady Guanyin (east Asian depiction)
Lady Guanyin (southeast Asian depiction)
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Well, Lady Guanyin is a Buddhist deity, but she is also an ancient Chinese shamanic deity.
With the incoming of Buddhism into China, Buddhism and ancient Chinese animistic/Taoist beliefs blended together.
Most Chinese are actually not Buddhists, but rather Taoists and Lady Guanyin is one of the most important deity in the East.
"Kuan Yin, Chinese Goddess of Compassion and Mercy’s is the highly venerated deity in the Chinese Pantheon. Her legend reaching far and wide, She has many names and forms. Known as Kannon in Japan, Avalokitesvara in India, Quan Am in Vietnam and Spyan-rasgzigs or Bodhisattva Chenresi in Tibet, She is the Eastern Deity who weeps for those upon the earth. And indeed, Goddess Kuan Yin is sharer of both misfortune and joy of the masses. Showing the Way, clasping in her hand the mythic weeping willow twig, She showers love, wisdom and compassion upon those who would follow."
She is more like "the goddess of fertility and compassion" in most East Asian cultures.