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Manjusri Bodhisattva

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In the sixth century BCE, about the same era as Sakyamuni Buddha, Manjusri Bodhisattva was born in Sravasti (in present-day India). He came out from the right armpit of his mother. In Mahayana Buddhism, he is regarded as the head of all Bodhisattvas and, together with Samantabhadra, frequently served Sakyamuni Buddha. All the Buddhists look up to Manjusri as the symbol of “wisdom.” During the 49 years that Sakyamuni Buddha preached the philosophy of Mahayana Buddhism, Manjusri attended all the ceremonies and was the most capable helper. His mount was a lion, as was depicted in the print.

30.5 x21 cm

National Museum of History