Samantabhadra, is one of the four major Bodhisattvas in Buddhism. Samantabhadra is the patron saint of those born with the Zodiac of the Dragon or Snake.
Samantabhadra Bodhisattva symbolizes the virtue of attaining wisdom. The word Samanta means, “universally extending.” Bhadra means “great virtue.” This Bodhisattva is portrayed riding on a six-tusked white elephant. The six tusks represent overcoming attachment to the six senses. They also represent the Six Perfection’s (paramitas)- charity, morality, patience, diligence, contemplation, and wisdom – or the six ways in which the bodhisattvas pursue their spiritual cultivation so that they may attain enlightenment and save other living creatures. Those who follow Bodhisattva Samantabadhra would gradually receive his blessing and would become energetic and persistent in their practice of the six paramitas.
Like the Manjusri Bodhisattva, Samantabhadra Bodhisattva is the assistant of Shakyamuni Buddha, and it is suitable to place all three of them together. It is recommended to place Shakyamuni Buddha in the center, and the two bodhisattvas to the left and right of Shakyamuni Buddha.
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