|Size(cm):||80CM X 60 CM|
|Material:||Printed on canvas|
|Description:||the Thangka piece can be directly set inside a frame. It has been blessed by the Abbot of the Emei Shan Huazang Temple. It come with the Consecrated Certificate and the Blessed Mantra to protect the owner from evil.A Tibetan Thangka is a painting of a sacred image or deity on cloth (usually cotton canvas or silk). The delicate, detailed imagery is hung in meditation centers, personal ritual spaces, and even yoga classrooms – anywhere we would like to remind ourselves of the Divine. These richly colored paintings are intended to bring the essence of Spirit into our homes and sacred spaces.
Five forms of Manjushri
Manjushri is the bodhisattva of transcendent wisdom. He carries in his right hand the double-edged sword able to cut through illusion and with his left hand a blooming lotus that supports a book, the Prajnaparamita Sutra. In the Buddhist pantheon he is depicted as a youth of sixteen years in order to convey the Buddhist insight that wisdom is not a matter of mere experience or years., but results from the cultivation of intellectual genius, which can penetrate directly to the bedrock of reality. Wisdom is the most honored virtue in Buddhism, called the Mother of all Buddhas, since only wisdom makes possible the great bliss of total freedom from all suffering that is the goal of all living beings.
The first day of the year is dedicated to Manjushri. He is looked upon by certain sects as the god of Agriculture, by others as the Celestial Architect, and is believed to have inspired with his divine intelligence those who have been active in the propagation of the Buddhist doctrine. He is the god of science, and swings his sword of wisdom with its flaming point to dissipate the darkness among men, to cleave the clouds of ignorance. The Chinese say that when he preaches the Law every demon is subjugated, and every error that might deceive man is dissipated. He is an extremely popular deity in all the Northern Buddhist countries, and one often sees his image in magic paintings, charms, and mandalas.
In the four corners of the painting can be seen five different forms of Manjushri. In the upper can be seen In his form called Manjughosha. In this form both the sword and book are supported by lotus-flowers and the stems are held by the hands. In the upper left corner can be seen Manjushri in his four-handed incarnation.
In the lower left corner is the White Manjushri called Siddhaikavira. His right hand is the varada mudra and left holds the stem of a lotus, which supports the book and sword. The figure in the lower right corner is similar to the central image, other than it is a manifestation of Manjushri in blue color.
Manjushri is the same age of Buddha and has almost same power of Buddha, too. In his tale, Manjushri speaks since the date he come in to world, this is also same as Buddha.
Holds aloft in his right hand is flaming blue sword of awareness that ‘cuts through the net of misunderstanding’.
In his left hand Manjushri holds the stem of a blue utpala flower at the level of his heart, which blossoms near his ear.Royally seated atop this flower is a book, which contains the 100,000 stanzas which make up the Prajnaparamita Sutra. More generally it represents wisdom, science and scholarship, as also divine revelation.
In Tibetan Vajrayana books, Manjushri has Five Wisdoms: Wisdom of Sex and Body, Wisdom of Full Achievement, Wisdom of Even and Fair, Wisdom of Inspect and Wisdom of Dream into Ture. In Tibet, Many buddhist(like DaLai Lama) serve Manjushri as Yidam (the god or personel for personal think and watch, in order to gain hint and help).