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Trinity: Manjushri,Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani

(Tibetan: ri song gyal po.)

Manjushri is frequently represented in a trinity with Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani, representing the Buddhas' wisdom, compassion and power respectively.

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Vajrapani(Chana Dorje)

Vajrapani (Tibetan: chag na dor je. English: the Vajra Holder): wrathful Tutelary Deity, representing the power of all Buddhas.

Blue in colour, with one face and two hands he holds aloft in the right a golden vajra. The left hand extended to the side displays a wrathful gesture. Yellow hair flows upward from the top of the head. Adorned with gold and jewel ornaments, a crown, bracelets and the like, the upper body is covered with the skin of a snow lion, white, with a green mane. The lower body is wrapped with a tiger skin. Treading upon two prone forms, a sun disc and multi-coloured lotus blossom, he stands surrounded by the orange-red flames of pristine awareness.

Vajrapani is alsocalled The Secret King. It is one of the Vajras, the incarnation of the Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva. In the legend, the canon of Esotericism which has been taken out from the iron tower by Nagarjuna is edited by Vajrapani who gained the name because of holding a Vajra's poke.

In the past, when the yogin Nuden Dorje conferred empowerment on those who were to become the one thousand and tow buddhas of this eon, Vajrapani vowed to codify and protect their teachings. He is empowered as the one upholding the treasury of secrets of all the victorious ones and acts as the basis for the emanation of countless miraculous powers. The form depicted here is from a hidden treasure teaching conferred by the precious master Padma on the king and his subjects, and especially on Lhalung Palgyi Dorje. It hold the power to dispels obstacles such as illness.


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Manjushri

Manjushri (Tibetan: jam pal yang. English: The Glorious One with a Melodious Voice).The bodhisattva that represents the wisdom of all the buddhas of the ten directions and three times.

Orange in colour, Manjushri has one face and two hands held to the heart in the Dharma Teaching gesture (mudra) delicately holding the stems of two lotus flowers blossoming at each ear. The blossom on his right supports the flaming sword of wisdom and the left supports the Prajnaparamita Sutra. Very peaceful and smiling, he is adorned with a crown, jewel and gold ornaments and variously coloured silk garments, seated in vajra posture above a moon disc, multi-coloured lotus and lion supported tiered throne.

 

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Black Mangjushri

With black and blue body, one face and two arms and three eyes, Black Manjushri is adorned with the coronal with five death's-head, the necklace with 51 new and wet heads, jewel and gold ornaments and tiger-skin apron. With left hand grasping the code front his chest and right hand raising the sapiential double-edged sword, stood extend left body and bend right body in the center of the multi-coloured lotus throne, and behind him there was strong burnable teaching flame.


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Namasangiti Manjushri-four arms Manjushri(yellow)

Manjushri,Namasangiti (Tibetan: jam pal tsan jod) the bodhisattva of wisdom; from the Manjushri Namasangiti Tantra.

In a peaceful manner, yellow in colour, with one face and four hands Manjushri holds in the first right a blue sword of wisdom wrapped with licks of flame and in the left held to the heart the stem of a pink utpala flower blossoming at the left ear supporting the Prajnaparamita text. In the lower two hands are an arrow and a bow. Adorned with fine ornaments of gold and jewels as a crown, earrings, necklaces and bracelets he is draped in a variety of scarves, silks and a lower garment of rainbow colours. Seated atop a moon and multi-coloured lotus seat he emanates a pale yellow nimbus of fine light rays and a green areola completely enclosed by dark green leaves and lotus blossoms.

In front, from a dark blue pool with water fowl sporting rises a pink lotus as a foundation for an array of rich offerings of a golden Dharma Wheel, wishing jewels, auspicious emblems, vases and delicious foods offered to the noble Manjushri.

This form of Manjushri from the Namasangiti Tantra belongs to the Yoga Tantra classification, however many early mahasiddhas chose to comment from the Anuttarayoga level of explanation while others made associations with the Kalachakra Tantra. White Manjushri arises from the Siddhaikavira Tantra of the Kriya classification. Manjushri in a variety of forms is practiced universally within the various Tibetan traditions.


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Five forms of Manjushri

Manjushri is the bodhisattva of transcendent wisdom. He carries in his right hand the double-edged sword able to cut through illusion and with his left hand a blooming lotus that supports a book, the Prajnaparamita Sutra. In the Buddhist pantheon he is depicted as a youth of sixteen years in order to convey the Buddhist insight that wisdom is not a matter of mere experience or years., but results from the cultivation of intellectual genius, which can penetrate directly to the bedrock of reality. Wisdom is the most honoured virtue in Buddhism, called the Mother of all Buddhas, since only wisdom makes possible the great bliss of total freedom from all suffering that is the goal of all living beings.

The first day of the year is dedicated to Manjushri. He is looked upon by certain sects as the god of Agriculture, by others as the Celestial Architect, and is believed to have inspired with his divine intelligence those who have been active in the propagation of the Buddhist doctrine. He is the god of science, and swings his sword of wisdom with its flaming point to dissipate the darkness among men, to cleave the clouds of ignorance. The Chinese say that when he preaches the Law every demon is subjugated, and every error that might deceive man is dissipated. He is an extremely popular deity in all the Northern Buddhist countries, and one often sees his image in magic paintings, charms, and mandalas.

In the four corners of the painting can be seen four different forms of Manjushri. In the upper left corner can be seen In his form called Manjughosha. In this form both the sword and book are supported by lotus-flowers and the stems are held by the hands. In the upper right corner can be seen Manjushri in his four-handed incarnation.

In the lower left corner is the White Manjushri called Siddhaikavira. His right hand is the varada mudra and left holds the stem of a lotus, which supports the book and sword. The figure in the lower right corner is similar to the central image, other than it is a manifestation of Manjushri in blue color.

This description by Nitin Kumar, Executive Editor, Exotic India.

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Maitreya

Maitreya, Bodhisattva (Tibetan: cham pa. English: the One of Love), currently residing in the Tushita heaven, the next Buddha to appear in the world.

Beautiful and peaceful, Maitreya is yellow in colour (gold painted) with one face and two hands performing the Dharma Teaching mudra (gesture) at the heart while holding the stems of two utpala flowers blossoming at both ears supporting on the right a water flask and on the left a Dharma Wheel. Adorned with gold and jewel ornaments, a crown, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and the like, he wears various flowing silk scarves and lower robes; he sits upright atop a red lotus seat and white snow lion supported throne with the legs extended in front resting on a lotus stand.

The venerable Maitreya was invested as the king of the gods in the Tushita heaven by the Victorious One himself and is the archetypal model for the Mahayana tradition of the paramita approach. In the future, following the period of the Sage's teachings, he will turn the wheel of the dharma in this world and demonstrate the deeds of a buddha, opening the eyes of those to be guided to liberation and so forth. He has mastery over enlightened activity, such as ensuring that those who have faith in him will be the foremost of his retinue.

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Vajrasattva

Vajrasattva (Tibetan: dor je sem pa. English: the Vajra Hero), buddha of purification.

Vajrasattva, white in colour, has one face and two hands and holds with the right a gold vajra to the heart and with the left an upturned bell at the left hip. Richly adorned with gold and jewels in the form of a crown, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and the like, he is lavishly attired in fine silks of green and red colour. With the back swaying slightly to the left Vajrasattva sits in vajra posture on a moon disc seat above a white lotus blossom. His gentle face is framed by an orange and green areola and from the body rays of fine dark blue light radiate out to form a nimbus of gold adorned with wishing jewels and an outer rainbow glow.

The glorious Vajrasattva is the manifestation in divine form of the totally purified aspect of aversion, and is in essence the union of the one hundred families of peaceful and wrathful deities. He is a deity who is an antidote, for he purifies various kinds of negativity and ensures that beings gain abundant power to receive benefit. This deity has the power definitely to bestow rare enlightened qualities on those who have faith in and rely on him.

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Vajrasattva (Yabyum)

Vajrasattva (Tibetan: dor je sem pa. English: the Vajra Hero), buddha of purification.

Vajrasattva, white in colour, has one face and two hands and holds with the right a gold vajra to the heart and with the left an upturned bell at the left hip. He seated in the center of the multi-coloured lotus throne and bosomed his consort.

The glorious Vajrasattva is the manifestation in divine form of the totally purified aspect of aversion, and is in essence the union of the one hundred families of peaceful and wrathful deities. He is a deity who is an antidote, for he purifies various kinds of negativity and ensures that beings gain abundant power to receive benefit. This deity has the power definitely to bestow rare enlightened qualities on those who have faith in and rely on him.

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