Manjushri is identified as the oldest and most significant Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism literature. In early Mahayana texts called “Prajnaparamita Sutra”, referred Manjushri as the embodiment of transcendent wisdom. Vimala, a pure land assigned to him by Lotus Sutra, is considered as the one of two best pure lands existed in the past, present, and future. Manjushri is considered as a fully enlightened Bodhi sattva and is greatly respected and worshipped as a “ Meditational Deity ”.
Manjusri is often shown seated on a lotus or lion, with a blazing sword in one hand and a scroll in the other. The sword symbolizes his insight or wisdom, which, when wielded, can cut through the bonds of ignorance and material desires that lead to human misery. The scripture is the Prajnaparamita, which represents his attainment of enlightenment.
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