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  Manjushri

 

Thailand

A life-sized marble statue of the bodhisattva Manjushri, the Mahayana god of learning and wisdom, holding a book, i.e. his main attribute. He is one of the Eight Great Bodhisattvas (fig.).

 

The book represents his attainment of ultimate wisdom and Enlightenment, whilst his mount is a lion.  In China, he is known as ‘the bodhisattva of keen awareness’ and is called Wen Shu (fig.).

 

  Manjushri