Explaining White Manjushri Bodhisattva Buddhist Deity

White Manjushri Bodhisattva Buddhist Deity

Explaining White Manjushri Bodhisattva Buddhist Deity

White is of , from the in the tradition of Mati Panchen. An ocean of nectar, white and cool, with many elephants, geese, and waterfowl sporting and playing, calling out with sweet sounds, in the middle of that a with a stem, branches, leaves, fruit and a marvelous sweet fragrance. Above a moon disc seat with cool rays of light shining forth to the ten directions.

The Life of White Manjushri

In this portion, we are going to learn about the life of white Manjushri, after that, we will learn the short etymological description of the word White Manjushri itself.

Etymology of white Manjushri

White Manjushri is known as jam pal Kar PO in Tiet. The meaning of White Manjushri is known as the White one of Glorious Melodious Speech in English.

Earlier, we learn about the life of White Manjushri. Now, we are going to learn about the of the White Manjushri.

Iconograhy of the White Manjushri

In the iconography of the White Manjushri, We are going to learn about his posture, hand and leg gesture, and different representations of White Manjushri in and statue.

Posture of White Manjushri

White Manjushri is beautiful, youthful, and in expression. He is white in color. he has one face and two hands. The hair is piled on the crown of the head with some falling loose across the shoulders.

The right hand is extended forward atop the knee performing the of generosity with the palm facing outward. At the heart, delicately held between the of the left hand, a green lotus stem rises above the left shoulder supporting a pink blossom topped with the .

A gold and jewel crown, hair ribbons, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and anklets beautifully adorn the body. Draped across the shoulders a blue scarf twist around the arms and unfurls at both sides.

The lower body is covered with a short orange skirt and beneath that a long skirt of rainbow colors. With the legs folded in posture, right over left, above a moon disc and multi-colored lotus blossom seat rising from a blue lotus pond he sits surrounded by a of radiant red light.

In pond below two elephants, white and grey, sport in the amongst pink blossoms and waterfowl. Along the green earthen bank piles of heaped jewels display an array of color while the deep azure blue sky above is decorated with billowing clouds in shades of white, green, and blue.

The right hand is in the mudra of supreme generosity. The left holds a blue lotus to the heart, blossoming at the left shoulder and marked with the Prajnaparamita book. Seated firmly with the feet in vajra posture, with the major marks and blazing with light, adorned with various jewel ornaments, and wearing white .

Earlier, we learn about the life of White Manjushri and the iconography of the White Manjushri. Now, we are going to learn about prajnaparamita.

Prajnaparamita

We will learn about the prajnaparamita.

It means “the Perfection of Wisdom” in . Prajnaparamita refers to this perfected way of seeing the nature of reality, as well as to a particular body of sutras and to the personification of the concept in the known as the “Great Mother”. The word Prajnaparamita combines the words prajna “wisdom” with” paramita” perfection”.

Prajnaparamita is a central concept in Mahayana and is generally associated with the doctrine of emptiness or ‘lack of ’ and the of . Its practice and understanding are taken to be indispensable of the Bodhisattva path.

Earlier, we learn about the life of White Manjushri, the iconography of the White Manjushri, and about prajnaparamita. Now, we are going to learn about Manjushri’s and wrathful deity.

Manjushri peaceful and wrathful deity

We are going to learn about Manjushri’s peaceful and wrathful deity.

The Siddhaikavira Tantra was first translated into in the 11th century at the of Lord and is classified as a Tantra. It describes numerous of Manjushri along with a host of other both peaceful and wrathful: Sarasvati, , , Achala, etc.

Earlier, we learn about the life of White Manjushri, the iconography of the White Manjushri,  about prajnaparamita, and Manjushri’s peaceful and wrathful deity. Now, we are going to learn about the lineage of White Manjushri.

Lineages of White Manjushri

We will learn about the list and the description of the lineages of White Manjushri.

The lineage of Teachers of Manjushri

Lord Manjushri

Manjushri is a bodhisattva associated with prajna (insight) in Mahayana Buddhism. In , he is also a . His name means “Gentle Glory” in Sanskrit.

Manjushri is also known by the fuller name of Manjushrikumarabhuta, literally “Manjushri, Still a Youth” or, less literally, “”. Another deity name of Manjushri is Manjughoṣa.

Acharya Jetari

Indian Pandits Engaged in Tibetan Translations of Logic  Acharya Jetari is the author of this book. The Buddhist logic had been manifested as a consequence of the writings of Kirti in the 7lh century and reappearing later.

Kashmiri Pandita Shakyashri

Shri , whose immense learning was incomparable even in , who was head of the famed dharma universities of and , and who was continually with visions of the mother of the , , was the last of the great Indian pandits to visit .

He is somehow less well­known to  Westerners than his two predecessors, perhaps because, unlike them, he did not compose a major text of his own; yet his impact was immense.

Devashri

Devashri means something in , Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, , , or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Sharchen Yeshe Gyeltsen

Sharchen Yeshe Gyeltsen was born in 1359, most probably at , as the son of Dampa Sharchen Rinchen Gyeltsen Pelzangpo and Machik Deden Bum.

Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo

Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo was born in 1382 at in Tibet. His mother was Sonam Pelden. The identity of his father is somewhat complicated.

According to the biography written by his chief disciple, Muchen Konchok Gyeltsen, Ngorchen’s father was Pontsang Drubpa Yonten, the “great attendant” of the Sakya , which was most likely a special section of the Sakya general assembly.

Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo was one of the most influential of all Sakyapa and is credited with founding the subschool.

Earlier, we learn about the life of White Manjushri, the iconography of the White Manjushri,  about prajnaparamita, and Manjushri’s peaceful and wrathful deity. And finally, we learn about the lineage of White Manjushri.

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