Translations:Kuan Yin/6/en

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Kuan Yin was worshiped in China before the advent of Buddhism and thereafter adopted by Buddhists as an incarnation of Avalokitesvara (Padmapani). Devotees invoke the bodhisattva’s power and merciful intercession with the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum—“Hail to the jewel in the lotus!” or, as it has also been interpreted, “Hail to Avalokitesvara, who is the jewel in the heart of the lotus of the devotee’s heart!”