(Jamyang) is the manifestation of the highest wisdom-knowledge of enlightenment
and the highest ranking bodhisattva-aspect in Tibetan Buddhism. According
to the elements he can appear in all kind of colors (like blue for the
highest wisdom-knowledge of the water element, green for the highest wisdom-knowledge
of the air element etc.). Very popular forms are the orange
and the white Manjushri. Manjushri can also emanate
in various wrathful forms like Yamantaka.
In Buddhism he is also the patron of Astrology and all esoteric sciences
(- an Eastern version of Mercury in his function as Hermes Trismegistos).
The book on his left shoulder symbolizes that his mind holds the complete
philosophical- and tantric wisdom-knowledge of the universe. The flaming
wisdom-sword in his right hand demonstrates, that he uses this knowledge
to free the deluded mind from karmic bondages and illusions. His most popular
mantra or magic sound invocation is OM AH RA PA TZA NA DHI. His seed-syllable
(basic sound) is DHI. The Buddha family he is most associated with is the
Vajra family (water element). His holy mountain is the Wu Tai Chan on the
border between Tibet and China.
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