Manjushri translates as “Gentle Glory” in Sanskrit. The deity Manjushri is also believed to be the embodiment of wisdom who accompanied the primordial Buddha. This Manjushri statue wields a flaming sword in his right hand which signifies that wisdom and analysis will always annihilate ignorance. As a result, the “sword” of wisdom is an effective weapon needed to stop the endless cycle of rebirth and suffering.
Also please note, in his left hand the Manjushri statue is holding the stem of a lotus blossom between his thumb and index finger. The lotus is believed to be surmounted by the book of transcendent wisdom.
Youthful Looking Manjushri Statue
The Manjushri statue features the youthfulness that is commonly associated with him. However, this does not indicate that he is merely a youth. Instead it is believed that an enlightened being will see the world from a refreshed perspective. Therefore, one who obtains insight knowledge will see the world anew and be reborn. The youthful features and association with wisdom make the Manjushri statue a popular selection among students.
Manjushri is also highly associated with the Manjushri Mantra “om arapacana dhih”. The association is so strong that he is also known by the name “Arapacana”. The Manjushri mantra Tibetan pronunciation has a slight deviation “om a ra pa tsa na dhih”. The Manjushri mantra benefits will enhance your ability to debate, memorize, read, write and absorb knowledge. Thus, it may enhance the academic performance of students.
“om a ra pa tsa na dhih”
Manjushri is a Meditation Deity
In Vajrayana Buddhism Manjushri is a meditation deity who is considered to be a fully enlightened Buddha. This is a typical variation in the significance of Buddhist deities. As a result, in some beliefs the deity is a Bodhisattva and in others he is a Buddha. Therefore, Manjushri is considered to be both a Buddha statue and also a Bodhisattva statue. Click here to learn more about Manjushri.
Special Adornments at your Request
Our Nepali master artisan created this beautiful Manjushri statue to include a Bodhisattva crown and jewelry. At the request of the buyer, we would be happy to adorn the crown and jewels of this statue with turquoise and red stones. At no extra charge, the skilled artisan can embellish the statue with these special decorations before delivery.
The color turquoise is a special combination of blue and green. Indeed, blue signifies the purity of the Buddhas and green symbolizes Manjushri’s readiness to act. He wears it well and will inspire all those who lay their eyes on this statue.