Manjushree meaning “gentle glory” is often perceived as a divine being who brought order to the Kathmandu valley when it was a Paleo Kathmandu Lake, by cutting down the Chobhar gorge, draining out the water and making the land suitable for life.
Even more intriguing is the way he did it, by using a supernatural armament, a sword of godly might, cutting the valley into two. On the historical side of affairs, there are .
Nyingma Tradition is the old school of Tibetan Buddhism is the name given to the followers of those original translations of the teachings of the Buddha into Tibetan.
The Nyingma teachings are divided into the Long Transmission (Tib. ring gyü) of the Kama and the Short Transmission (Tib. nyé gyü) of Terma; other teachings were received by masters directly in Pure Visions (Tib. dak nang) from deities or gurus, in experiences or in dreams.
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Manjushri is the Bodhisattva of Wisdom. The sword in the hand of Manjushri is called the Prajna khadga or the Sword of Wisdom, which is believed to destroy the darkness of ignorance by the luminous rays issuing out of it.
Manjushri, the full name of Manjushri, is a transliteration of the Brahman, which translates into a wonderful virtue, a wonderful head, and wonderful auspiciousness. Manjushri is a representative of prajna wisdom, often appearing in the classics of .
Swayambhunath is an ancientreligious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. Swambhunath is also called the "Monkey Temple". it the most sacred among Buddhist pilgrimage sites. Swayambhunath stupa is a religious site for both Buddhists and Hindus. Located at the center of Kathmandu, the stupa is situated atop a hill at 1,336 meters above the sea level and is 77 meters from the ground. You must climb 365 steps .
The Buddha that neither has beginning or ending is Adi Buddha. He is considered to be the original Buddha. He has infinite existence, self-created and representing himself in a blue flame emitting out of a lotus.
The great stupa of Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is devoted as an Adi Buddha. The concept of Adi Buddha was first acknowledged by the Kalachakra Yana group of Vajrayana section that belongs to the Mahayana branch of Buddhism. The .
Mandala, a Sanskrit word that means a circle and represents the wholeness. Mandalas are recognized generally by concentric circles and probably many other geometric figures.
Mandalas are the most admired and discussed symbol in Buddhism. These are the geometric designs intended to symbolize the universe, and the link is made to their use in Buddhist and Hindu practices.
The word mandala has two parts. The root word is Manda and -la is a suffix .