Quanyin, the Goddess of Mercy
Guanyin has been popular among ordinary worshipers for the belief that the buddha is able to save people from poverty, disease and sorrow. The Chinese bodhisattva (Buddhistic prophet) to whom childless women turn for help. He manifests himself in any conceivable form wherever a being needs his help, especially when someone is menaced by water, demons, fire, or sword.
Guanyin is one of the four great bodishattvas of Buddhism. Guanyin is a savior and deliverer, a sea goddess prayed to by sailors in a storm, the bestower of children and the idealization of all that is considered gentle, graceful and compassionate in women. Guanyin has a profound influence on traditional Chinese culture. According to a Buddhist sutra, whenever those in distress murmur Guanyin's name, the Goddess will never fail to come to their rescue. That's why Guanyin is also known as the 'Goddess of Great Mercy'. Avalokiteshvara is the spiritual son/daughter of Amitabha Buddha and serves as his "right-hand man."
Founder Qin's Karma with Quanyin Buddha
Founder Qin received authentic
training at Sacred Mt. Puto, one of the four Buddhist holy mountains
in China, where it is said Quanyin achieved enlightenment.
Qin's lineage as a disciple flows directly from Quanyin Buddha
and other immortal Daoist Qigong masters.
As Qinway students all know, many exercises in the Qinway Qigong
System directly come from the Quanyin Tradition.
Furthermore, Quanyin Buddha is the primary higher being that the
Qinway System connects to.
of Qinway's missions from Quanyin Buddha is to apply Quanyin knowledge
and Qigong techniques, in particular Qinway Qigong, to uplift
the mind/body/spirit of people living in today's world and to
train Qigong instructors and Qigong healers in the Quanyin tradition.
What Does "Qinway" Mean?
word "Qinway" in "Qinway" means the
"Way of Qin".
Chinese, the character "Qin" consists of two parts with
"water" on the left and "heart" (fire) on
the whole character symbolizes "water-fire balance"
or Yin Yang balance.
is also an important bagua symbol (eight trigrams) where the water
trigram and the fire trigram mingle together.
literal meaning of "Qin" is "to nourish with pure
water or fragrance".
Qinyin's name was thus given by her mentor Abbess Huikong at Sacred
Mt. Puto (related to Quanyin Buddha).
second part "yin" means "sound" (the same
as the "yin" in "Quanyin").
"Qinyin" means to "use the sound of truth to nourish
the public's mind and spirit".
this way, Abbess Huikong made it clear that Founder Qin has a mission.