Our master artisan in Patan, Nepal created this Masterpiece Manjushri statue using the traditional lost wax sculpting method. The buyer can rest assured that they will receive a monastic quality sculpture that reflects the detailed craftsmanship of the master artisan. This artisan also used the fire gilding method apply a 24k pure gold finish and embedded turquoise and red coral stones in the crown and jewels of the the statue. As a result, the statue will stand out and inspire all who see it. The statue is indeed a one of a kind original that you can treasure for many lifetimes.
Manjushri Statue Meaning
Our Masterpiece Manjushri statue is the embodiment of “panna” the pali word for the highest form of wisdom. Also known as insight knowledge, it permeates the teachings of Gautama Buddha and it is the most important component of enlightenment. The wisdom held by Manjushri is essential to understand the true nature of all phenomenon.
A flaming sword held in Manjushri’s raised right hand is the embodiment of wisdom in action. Although our Manjushri statues are very bold in pose, this is misleading. Therefore, it is important not to confuse the gallant pose of Manjushri with the western concept of chivalry. Indeed, our statue represents the nonviolent annihilation of ignorance using elegance and precision.
The Book of Transcendent Wisdom
Our Manjushri is holding the stem of a blue lotus in the palm of his left hand. In addition, in his left hand he holds the book of transcendent wisdom. The Book is a symbol of supreme enlightenment while the blue lotus blossoms over his left shoulder. Devotees of Manjushri are inspired to fearlessly develop “panna” and follow the Dharma path.
Masterpiece Manjushri Youth and Mantra
Manjushri is frequently portrayed as very young, although he is not a youth. This is because wisdom awakens the devotee and they see the world anew. Indeed, practicing meditation and acquiring insight knowledge can propagate eternal youth. Additionally, to renew your perspective and enhance insight knowledge recite the Manjushri mantra: “om arapacana dhih”. Click here to learn more about the “Bodhisattva of Wisdom”.