Manjushri represents the Wisdom of all the Buddhas. His name means "wonderfully auspicious," or "sweetly glorious." In Tibetan he is known as Jampel-yang (contracted to Jamyang) meaning "gentle friend. As the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, he is one of the 3 main representations of Enlightened. Mind (Wisdom, Compassion, Skillful Means). He has great power to rescue living beings from confusion and suffering. Hisblessings are said to be the light which dispels all darkness within the mind. He is usually depicted as orange or red-orange in color.
Manjushri holds two tools essential to Wisdom: in his right hand he wields the double-edged sword of logic or analytic discrimination tipped with the flames of enlightenment, severing all notions of duality. His left hand holds, the Prajnaparamita Sutra, the text of the teaching on Emptiness, cushioned on the lotus of Compassion.
This a traditional thangka, nicely drawn and rendered.
Canvas Size: 15"x20" Brocade Size: 25"x42"
(see paragraph 4 of the thangka catagory page for information on brocade borders)