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Manjushri's sword of discriminating wisdom is tipped with flames to show that it severs all notions of duality.
According to one Manjushri sadhana, we repeat the DHIH as often as possible in the one, same breath while visualizing a golden-orange DHIH on our tongue from which millions of other DHIHs spring, to be swallowed and fill the body purifying all negative energy and stains, especially the shadow of ignorance.
As Yamantaka, Manjusri assumes a fierce blue-fl bull-headed form to defeat Yama, god of death: Once, a holy man, practicing meditation in a cave, was the unintentional witness of the slaughter of a stolen bull by two thieves.
www.khandro.net /deity_Manjushri.htm   (1525 words)

 Manjushri - Prince of Wisdom
Manjushri's youth signifies that his wisdom is not acquired based on experience or long years of study, but is immanent and ever available.
Manjushri exhibits penetrating brilliance or intellect, with insight into the essence of existence in general or insight into the heart of some particular mode of expression.
Manjushri's concern with ethics is exemplified by Dylan in his many songs about contemporary injustices, whether of persons wrongfully imprisoned, or "masters of war" not held accountable for true crimes.
www.purifymind.com /PrinceWisdom.htm   (1547 words)

 Manjushri or Manjughosha
In Buddhism, Manjushri is the Bodhisatva (Buddha-to-be) of Wisdom, although he is believed to have the enlightenment of a Buddha.
Manjushri's sword is also considered a sword of quick detachment and a symbol of enlightened will.
Manjushri's mantra can be given to help develop wisdom, memory, and the understanding of the scriptures.
www.tsl.org /Masters/buddhas/majushri.htm   (312 words)

 Buddhas Introduction
To Gautama's left is Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of wisdom, who is the head of the "profound view" stage of the path of enlightenment.
Manjushri is an Ascended Master and a great sage to whom we may appeal.
To Shakyamuni's left is Manjushri, at the head of the lineage of the "profound view" stage of the path of enlightenment, and to his right is Maitreya, at the head of the lineage of the "magnificent deeds" stage of the path of enlightenment.
www.tsl.org /Masters/buddhas/default_buddhas.htm   (614 words)

 Who's Who on the Gohonzon? The Provisional Bodhisattvas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
However, Manjushri is one of the most prominent bodhisattvas in all of the Mahayana sutras, and is sometimes considered to be based on a historical person associated with Shakyamuni Buddha.
Manjushri Bodhisattva revealed that in a past life, when he was known as Wonderful Light Bodhisattva, he had witnessed Sun-Moon-Light Buddha also produce a ray of light just before teaching the Lotus Sutra, so he surmised that Shakyamuni Buddha was also about to teach the Lotus Sutra.
Manjushri Bodhisattva reappears in the middle of chapter 12, "Devadatta," from the palace of the Dragon-King Sagara in the ocean where he had been teaching the Lotus Sutra.
nichirenscoffeehouse.net /ShuteiMandala/bodhisattvas.html   (3828 words)

 Silk Thangka Gallery - Manjushri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Manjushri is the embodiment of all the buddhas’ wisdom.
Tibetan school children learn to recite Manjushri’s mantra in order to enhance their ability to study.
And monks and spiritual practitioners request Manjushri’s assistance in cultivating the insight necessary to understand profound truths and subtle explanations.
www.silkthangka.com /gallery_manjushri.htm   (106 words)

 EMAHO Foundation
Manjushri represents Buddha's infinite wisdom: the embodiment of all the Buddha's wisdom identified with penetrating insight into the nature of reality and interdependent origination.
In the aspect of Orange Manjushri, Manjushri demonstrates the qualities of enlightened wisdom by holding a flaming sword that symbolizes the ability to cut through the roots of ignorance.
Manjushri's realization of Bodchitta, his ultimate compassion, never loses sight of the welfare of those who, like ourselves, wish only to be happy and to escape from suffering and reminds us that we seek happiness and the causes of happiness not for only ourselves but for all sentient beings throughout the vastness of limitless space.
www.emahofoundation.org /programs2006/Orange_Manjushri_retreat.htm   (612 words)

 7 Manjushri
Discovering a pure self-emanating light in the middle of a vast lake, he cut a gorge for the water to empty out leaving only a lotus that was the throne for the pure light.
To keep it safe, Manjushri covered the light with what now is Swayambunath stupa, and left, leaving behind a valley where the ancient lake used to be.
This depiction of Manjushri has him in the classical pose of his right hand raising up his sword while his left hand is in jnan mudra, or teaching pose.
www.sarvaloka.com /thankaspages/7manju/7manju.htm   (246 words)

 Menlha Buddhist Centre - offering meditation classes and education in The New Kadampa Tradition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Manjushri Institute had been established in 1975 by Lama Thubten Yeshe, also a disciple of Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, and former classmate of Geshe Kelsang.
From his earliest days at Manjushri Center, Geshe-la worked tirelessly to guide and inspire his students in every aspect of their spiritual life, and continues to do so for the benefit of his many disciples throughout the world.
Despite repeated offers from Manjushri Center to prepare more spacious accommodation, Geshe-la continues to live there simply in the one small room that he moved into in 1977, never displaying the slightest discontent.
www.geocities.com /menlhaorg/geshe.html   (1834 words)

Manjushri here is seated in the lotus posture upon a lotus base.
Manjushri's right hand brandishes the sword which dispels ignorance and the other holds the stem of a lotus which finds full bloom on his left shoulder.
This is a symbol of auspiciousness and a sign of 'pure birth.' While Manjushri's complete body is achieved in a silver hue, his ornaments are exclusively golden.
www.exoticindiaart.com /read/manjushri.htm   (253 words)

 Manjushri Thanka or Thangka Painting Paintings
Manjushri is also one of the forms of Bodhisattva.In Nepal, he is considered as the founder of Nepalese civilization and the creator of Kathamndu valley.
Manjushri went there to offer worship, but could not rech because of the water.
Most of the parts are painted with gold color which makes this Manjushri Thangka or Thanka Paintings beautiful and glow the color of gold when light is given to it.
www.thangkapaintings.com /Content/ManjushriThanka/manjushri_thanka.php   (355 words)

 The Pure Spirit of Enlightenment
Seated on a multi-petalled fully-blooming lotus is the young prince Manjushri with his flaming sword raised aloft above his head and the book of wisdom resting at his left shoulder on a lotus, the stalk of which he holds in his left hand.
Manjushri appropriately suggests not the path of renunciation but that of righteous karma.
According to Min Bahadur Shakya, "Manjushri embodies the wisdom aspect of an enlightened spirit, the ability to recognize the true nature of reality, including humans and phenomena...He holds a flaming sword in his right hand.
www.hindupaintings.com /product/TI34   (270 words)

 Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre | Home
Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, based at Conishead Priory in Ulverston, provides an extraordinarily peaceful and inspiring environment in which people can learn about Buddhism and meditation.
Manjushri Centre provides an opportunity for people from all walks of life to learn about Buddha's teachings and meditation.
The meditations and Buddhist practices taught at Manjushri Centre are suitable for everyone whatever their level of interest, from those who seek simple relaxation to those who wish to find lasting inner peace and contentment through following the Buddhist path.
www.manjushri.org.uk /learn_to_meditate.php   (231 words)

 8 Bodhisattvas
Youthful Manjushri, glorious Vajrapani, Avalokiteshvara, the protector Maitreya, Kshitigarbha, Nivaranaviskambin, Akashagabha, and the most noble Samantabhadra: Homage to the eight bodhisattvas, supreme in granting auspiciousness and success, gracefully holding your emblems: utpala flower, vajra, white lotus, naga-tree, jewel, moon, sword and sun.
Though in the Mipham description (at top) he holds an utpala flower, he is most usually depicted as raising a sword in his right hand (often wound with the utpala) and holding scriptures in his left; either seated on a throne or on an elephant.
The Sanskrit name Manjushri means "sweetly glorious" and an aspect associated with him and a great historical teacher is known as Manjughosha (the sweet-voiced.) An epithet is Vakishvara (Lord of Speech.) He is the patron bodhisattva of the Kadampa (ie.
www.khandro.net /deities_bodhisattvas.htm   (2354 words)

 Buddhist Deity: Descriiption of Wen Shu Shih-Li / Manjushri
The image of Manjushri Bodhisattva is often seen in meditation halls, libraries and scripture study rooms in monasteries.
There is a famous place in China which is the centre for the worship of Manjushri Bodhisattva - the Wutai Mountain in the province of Shanxi in China.
As written in a sutra, the Buddha predicted that after He passed away in Final Nirvana, Manjushri Bodhisattva would reside on a mountain name Wuting in a country in the east called "Great China", where he would teach the dharma.
www.buddhanet.net /e-learning/history/wenshu-txt.htm   (337 words)

 Wutai Trek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Wutai Mountain is the sacred abode of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri and is one of the most famous of the sacred mountains in the Far East.
Wutai Mountain and the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri are the subject of countless Buddhist scriptures,sutras and tantras.
Several of their emperors were reincarnations of Manjushri and the Manchurian people were considered his emanations.
www.sacredjourneys.org /schedule/a_wutai2006.html   (1071 words)

 Tantric Practice of Meditation (5)
The right hand holds a sword to show that his wisdom is as sharp as a sword, and the left hand forms this mudra: the thumb presses on the middle and ring fingers, with the index and the little fingers pointing up.
Bodhisattva Manjushri is partly yellow and partly red, one head on two shoulders, sitting in a full-lotus posture.
The mudra to use now is that of the Dharma Prince Manjushri: the right hand holding the sword of wisdom and the left hand with the thumb upon the middle and ring fingers and the index and little fingers pointing to the sky.
www.tbsn.org /ebooks/aom/aomch~10.htm   (1497 words)

 The Primordial Teacher, Namasangiti Manjushri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In Newar Buddhism, Manjushri is the primordial teacher (Adi Guru) and serves as the transmitter of the Chakrasamvara practice to the initiated Vajracharya priests.
This form of Manjushri is Namasangiti “Singing the Songs of Praise”, who is identical with Vairochana (Vairochana atman).
Images of Manjushri Namasangiti are frequently seen in the toranas, the arches over temple shrine doors, emphasizing his relationship to exoteric deities like Shakyamuni, and his role as the exoteric face of Chakrasamvara.
kaladarshan.arts.ohio-state.edu /exhib/circleofbliss/NamaPrimor01B.html   (137 words)

 Visit of SMR to HHGKR, Surmang, and Dudtsi-til
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche seated at the Golden Temple of Namdroling Monastery during the Manjushri abhishekas.
He is seen here touching the Sakyong's head with an image of four-armed Manjushri, one of the bodhisattva's peaceful emanations.
The main hall of the four-storey temple is devoted to Padmasambhava and his consort Yeshe Tsogyal.
www.shambhala.org /int/sns/SMR_manjushri_05.php   (145 words)

 Manjushri - Our Mentor
According to the elements he can appear in all kind of colors (like blue for the highest wisdom-knowledge of the water element, green for the highest wisdom-knowledge of the air element etc.).
Very popular forms are the orange and the white Manjushri.
Manjushri can also emanate in various wrathful forms like Yamantaka.
www.iol.ie /~taeger/mentor/mentor.html   (193 words)

 Manjushri Statues : Manjushree Statue, Manjuvajra - God of Divine Wisdom & Dharma.
According to the tradition, Manjushri was a Chinese Saint.
Manjushri went there to offer worship, but could not reach because of the water.
We have wide collection of manjushree or manjushri statues or god of divine wisdom statue ranging from copper statue, gold plated and painted statue, oxidised and antique finish statue, fine carved statue,decoratd statue and more for online sales directly from artisans workshop.
www.nepalscraft.com /manjushri_statues.asp   (356 words)

 In the Spirit of Manjushri
In the Spirit of Manjushri is a video-document of three days in May, 1998, in which H.H. the Dalai Lama presented the teachings in New York City at Roseland Auditorium.
At Vulture Peak, the Buddha is said to have pronounced the teachings of Transcendent Wisdom and Universal Compassion, the Prajnaparamita Sutra, also known as The Heart Sutra, dealing primarily with the teachings on emptiness.
The Bodhisattva Manjushri, the embodiment of wisdom, taught these to the 14th century Lama Tsong Khapa.
www.mysticfire.com /ntsc/76427/76427.html?cart=106574623136301112   (276 words)

 Manjushri Institute of Buddhist Studies
The Manjushri Institute of Buddhist Studies was established to organize and host opportunities for serious study and practice of the Dharma in the Indo-Tibetan and other Asian traditions.
It provides access to teachers from the great monastic learning centers of India and Asia as well as the growing community of western Buddhist scholars and yogis, to benefit students at all levels, through retreats and regular programs of study and practice.
Generosity is a key element of Buddhist practice and the Manjushri Institute works to support young students, monks, nuns and Buddhist institutions of learning in Asia and the U.S. The Manjushri Institute is a non-profit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
www.manjushriinstitute.org /index.html   (534 words)

He had a statue of Manjushri which he placed on our crowns and then other items followed as we made our way down the line.
While everyone chanted, for a few minutes Manjushri seemed to be very close, and that the Buddhist "ideals" of peace and compassion were really not that distant or impossible to attain!
It is said that the Rinpoche is an embodiment of Manjushri, and our center is named after Manjushri and my Dharma name is Jamyang or Manjushri, so there was much connection that night.Manjushri certainly came near to us.
www.beliefnet.com /study_groups/studygroup_message_list.asp?studyGroupID=476&discussionID=16399   (493 words)

 Buddhism & Meditation in the English Lake Distirct
Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, based at Conishead Priory at the southern end of the English Lake District, provides an extraordinarily peaceful and inspiring environment in which we can learn about Buddhism and meditation
Established in 1975, it is home to a spiritual community that includes many Buddhist monks and nuns as well as lay practitioners from all different backgrounds and countries.
Manjushri Centre provides an opportunity for people from all walks of life to learn about Buddha's teachings and meditation, and to enter into a spiritual life.
www.manjushri.org /index.php   (247 words)

 Manjushri Statuette
Only with the blessings of this pinnacle of enlightened wisdom will one and all be able to see the true nature of all negativities within cyclic existence.
The statuette of The Lord of Wisdom: Manjushri is a small symbolic heart token of Ven.
Rinpoche would like to present this sacred relic to followers who aspire to be a part of this auspicious effort to build a retreat centre and Buddhist Institute so that practitioners from anywhere around the world may come and do retreat and practice the BuddhaDharma in a peaceful and pleasant environment.
www.shangpa.org /e_manjushri_statuette.html   (628 words)

 Manjushri Arapatsana - The Foundation Store Buddhist Supplies
SKU: E-MAA-HC A short practice of Orange Manjushri composed by Gelong Dharmabadra using “the best aspects of many other practices of Manjushri.” Includes self-generation practice and mantra recitation.
Kriya Tantra empowerment of Orange Manjushri is required to do the practice in full.
However, one may do the practice without such an empowerment as long as one does not generate oneself as the deity.
www.fpmt.org /shop/product1.aspx?SID=1&Product_ID=524&   (71 words)

 SNS - 2005-03-03 - - Sakyong receives Manjushri empowerments
The abhishekas, for both peaceful and wrathful emanations of the bodhisattva of wisdom, are said to have been received as terma by the Sakyong's predecessor Mipham the Great and given to His Holiness Penor Rinpoche by His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
This abhisheka for the peaceful emanation of Manjushri includes the lung and empowerment for the text "Reciting the Names of Manjushri" (Manjushri Nama Samgiti) and the Manjushri Mandala empowerment embracing the five buddha families.
The abhishekas were preceded by two evenings of the complete cycle of Gesar dances composed by Mipham the Great and performed by sixty dancers and singers trained under Namkha Drimed Rinpoche, who received abhishekas from the Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche before he fled Tibet.
www.shambhala.org /int/sns/sns-article.php?id=88   (386 words)

Manjushri Temple, founded by Venerable Lama Migmar in September 1996 and is based upon the ideal of supporting the precepts that Sakyamuni Buddha propagated 2500 years ago in India.
In 1990, Lama Migmar became the head of the Sakya Retreat Center in Barre, MA.
He founded the Sakya Manjushri Institute in Cambridge, MA and the Manjushri Temple in Shrewsbury, MA.
home.earthlink.net /~sakyacenter/index_files/page0002.htm   (335 words)

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