Manjushri (or manjusri) Bodhisattva is the embodiment of wisdom. The word manju means “charming, beautiful, pleasing” and Shri means “glory, brilliance”. The Bodhisattva is regarded as the crown prince of Buddhist teachings, or the one who can bring about enlightenment through sharing of wisdom. Manjushri has this title because he was the instructor for seven different Buddhas, and was the first among all disciples of Shakyamuni Buddha.
Manjusri Bodhisattva is a guardian Bodhisattva of those born on the Lunar Year of the Rabbit. Manjushri is often depicted holding an object known as the Ruyi and riding a lion. Holding a Ruyi represents that the path to happiness lies in attaining wisdom. The lion symbolizes the stern majesty of wisdom.
It is said that Manjushri came from the land of Ratnaketu Buddha in the east. Manjushri was known for his unconventionally straightforward style of teaching. Unlike other gradual methods of progressing from elementary to more complex doctrines, Manjushri would jump directly to the top, the meaning of the supreme truth known as the ultimate nirvana.
This Bodhisattva statue is suitable for placing together with Shakyamuni Buddha and Pu Xian Bodhisattva. It is recommended to place Shakyamuni Buddha in the center, and the two Bodhisattvas on the left and right of Shakyamuni Buddha.
(Height: 25 cm approx.)
(Material: Clay, Porcelain, Ceramic Composite)
(Finish: Bronze with Gold Plating)