The Manjushri Thangka Painting offered by Himalayas Shop is a stunning depiction of this Bodhisattva, crafted in the traditional style using natural stone colors, gold, and other pigments. Each Thangka painting is meticulously hand-painted on cotton canvas, taking anywhere from one month to years to complete depending on the quality.
Manjushri is typically portrayed as a male Bodhisattva holding a flaming sword in his right hand, representing his supreme realization of transcendent wisdom that cuts through duality, ignorance, and suffering. His left hand holds a Prajnaparamita sutra (the Perfection of Wisdom), which symbolizes Manjushri s ultimate realization from the flowering of wisdom and knowledge.
The Mantra associated with Manjushri is A RA PA CA NA, with each syllable holding a symbolic connection to various spiritual qualities. The syllable A leads to the realization that the essence of all things is unproduced, while RA signifies that all things are pure and free of defilements. PA leads to the insight that all dharmas have been "expounded in the ultimate sense," while CA highlights the fact that the arising and ceasing of things cannot be apprehended because there is ultimately no arising or ceasing. Finally, NA leads to the realization that although the names of things may change, the nature of things behind their names remains constant and cannot be gained or lost.
The Manjushri Thangka Painting can be used to enhance your meditation practice, adorn your living space, or decorate your study area to create a calming and peaceful environment. This beautiful piece of sacred Buddhist art is a wonderful addition to any home.