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KANNON
Also known as KANNON-BOSATSU, KANZEON, KWANNON

Goddess of Compassion and Mercy.

She's the Japanese version of China's GUAN-YIN, who is really a female manifestation of India's AVALOKITESVARA.

Being a BOSATSU, she spends her time tending to tormented souls who haven't yet seen the light. If you're lost in Japan and looking for Nirvana, KANNON will put you straight. If anyone can, KANNON can.

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Article last updated on 27 August 2006
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT KANNON : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : KANNON
Location : Japan
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : KANNON-BOSATSU, KANZEON, KWANNON
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