An American tourist was visiting a temple in Singapore when he
noticed two statues, a man and a woman by the altar.
He asked the monk what was the significance of the two. The
monk explained that in the Chinese system of yin and yang, positives must always
be balanced by negatives, and having the two statues ensures that the universal
balance was maintained.
"This statue of the woman is the Goddess of Mercy,
"What about the other one?" asked the tourist.
"This one is the God of No Mercy, Kuan-Yew."