Buddha of Wisdom - Manjushri

(tib: Jam pal ara pa tsa / skt: Manjushri Arapachana)

Manjushri represents the infinite wisdom of all Buddhas of the ten directions and the three times (past, present, future). He appears in many peaceful and protective forms depending on the focus. Here in his simple form he is assigned to the Kriya-Tantra and belongs to the Diamond family of the Buddha Akshobya. When Manjushri appears in the power field of the Buddha Amitaba however, he belongs to the Lotus family. He is sometimes considered the oldest Bodhisattva with many stories about him. The most well known Nepali legend tells of how Manjushri drained a lake in the Katmandu Valley by splitting the mountain range to the south with a single blow of his sword. This exposed a radiant island of light which was created by a previous Buddha who planted the root of a lotus there. Manjushri made this special place accessible to all beings for the spread of the Buddhadharma. The name Kathmandu comes from the root kath which means town and Mandu a modification of Manju. As the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu translates to ”Manjushri City”. The famous stupa of Swayambhunath now stands where the island once was.

Manjushri is golden orange in color with his right hand holding the sword of wisdom that cuts through all dualistic concepts. His left hand holds the stem of an open lotus flower which supports the book of infinite wisdom.

Meditating on Manjushri promotes the development of relative and absolute wisdom.

Material: Crystal    |    Dimensions: 4”x 4”x 3/4”    |    Weight: 1 lb

Price: $108.00 (includes legs)

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Buddha Manjushri - Buddha of Wisdom - Crystal Engraving