This statue of the Mahayana Bodhisattva Manjushri, whose name means "Gentle Glory," features the divinity in a relaxed pose with a calm face and demeanor. This statue is made from Bronze Resin, which is a special casting method mixing resin as well as bronze powder. The statue is then painted to add detail.
Manjusrhi is venerated in both the Vajrayana (Tantric) school of Tibetan Buddhism as a deity on which to meditate, as well as in Mahayana Buddhism as a Bodhisattva, Manjushri is one of the earliest known of the Mahayana deities.
Manjushri is known for imparting wisdom; in some statues, he is depicted holding a flaming sword of wisdom which cuts through the fog of ignorance. In this statue, however, the lotus blossom symbolizes the blooming of Transcendental Wisdom in lieu of the flaming sword.
Manjushri is mentioned often in the Lotus Sutra, one of the most widely regarded early Buddhist texts. In that book, Manjushri is given credit for leading others on in their cultivation of wisdom. So influential and appealing is Manjushri that it is believed that the people of Manchuria are named after him, as the general who founded the Qing Dynasty in China considered himself a reincarnation of Manjushri.
Dimensions: 11 Inches Tall by 7 Inches Wide by 5 Inches Deep
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