Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Good Goddess

Robed in pure white and sometimes depicted on a lotus flower, the goddess Guan Yin is worshiped throughout Asia, including Thailand. Admired for her kindness, mercy, and unconditional love, many believe she can relieve suffering. And due to her compassion toward all living things, she's associated with vegetarianism. This particular goddess doesn't appear in Bangkok cabs very often, but when you see her on the dashboard, you can usually trust that the driver is good-natured and kind-hearted just like Guan Yin.