Manjusri Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom Statue
Manjusri statue shows this bodhisattva associated with transcendent wisdom in Mahāyāna Buddhism riding his lion consort. In Esoteric Buddhism he helps with meditation and in Sanskrit his name means "Gentle Glory."
Scholars have identified Mañjuśrī as the oldest and most significant bodhisattva in Mahāyāna literature. Mañjuśrī is first referred to in early Mahāyāna texts such as the Prajñāpāramitā sūtras and through this association very early in the tradition he came to symbolize the embodiment of transcendent wisdom.
Mañjuśrī is often depicted as riding on a blue lion, or sitting on the skin of a lion. This represents the use of wisdom to tame the mind, which is compared to riding or subduing a ferocious lion.
Mañjuśrī Pala Dynasty, India, 9th century CE.
Bodhisattva Manjusri Statue
10 inches high / 25.4 cm
Material: hand finished with subtle colors in warm brown this is a warm faux bronze statue