|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 26 May 2010 16:45|
Manjushri (Tib: 'jam dpal dbyangs; The Glorious One with a Melodious Voice), along with Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) and Tara (Drolma), is one of the most popular bodhisattvas and meditational deity figures in Tantric Buddhism. Practiced in all schools, there are dozens of lineages, forms and variations of practice. In the Vajrabhairava tantra, the yellow (or Arapachana) youthful form of Manjushri represents the peaceful form of Yamantaka. He has one face and two hands holding aloft a sword of wisdom and a book upon a lotus blossom. For the Vajrabhairava practice the visualization of oneself as Yamantaka with yellow Manjushri in one's heart, and at Manjushri's heart the dark-blue syllable HUM is known as the "triple stack being".
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