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Exquisite Auspicious One; Glorious One with Melodious Voice; regarded as wisest bodhisattva

Monju 文殊
Monjushiri 文殊師利
Manjushiri 曼殊室利
Myōkichijō 妙吉祥

Wén shū
Wenshu
Wen-shu
文殊

Manjusri, Manjushri, MañjuŚrī, Manju = beautiful; Sri = good fortune & virtue

Munsu
문수

Jam pal, Jam-dpal, Jam pal yang, Jam pal tsan chu

Amulet of Monju Sitting Atop Lion
Lord of Wisdom, Voice of the Law
Patron of Calligraphers and Students

PRICE: $95
+ $20 Shipping x 5% Tax = GRAND TOTAL $120.75

Monju Bosatsu (Monju Bodhisattva)
Jp. = Monju Bosatsu, Ch. = Wén shū Púsà

  • Wood = Boxwood (Jp. = Tsuge)
     
  • Centimeters = H = 6.8 W = 4.8 D = 2.0
     
  • Two pieces: (1) protective cover with lotus design; (2) main piece with the deity's effigy; both pieces snap together snugly for compact-safe storage
     
  • Monju sitting atop a roaring lion, symbolizing the voice of Buddhist Law and the power of Buddhism to overcome all obstacles
     
  • In right hand, Monju holds sword of wisdom to cut through ignorance and dispel the darkness of the deluded mind; in left holds the Sutra of Wisdom outlining the virtues one must practice to attain enlightenment 
     
  • See Monju background notes for more details on this deity.

Monju Bosatsu Protective Amulet, Lotus Design
Monju also serves as patron for people
born in the Year of the Rabbit.

1903,
1915, 1927, 1939, 1951
1963, 1975, 1987, 1999

See Zodiac Page for more details


Monju atop lion - Protective Zodiac Amulet
Monju is shown sitting atop a roaring lion, symbolizing the voice
of Buddhist Law and the power of Buddhism to overcome all obstacles.


Size of this Amulet
Comes in two pieces with Lotus Design.
Both pieces snap together snugly for compact-safe storage.


Plain-Style Pocket Amulets - Buddha Statues from Japan and China
Deity shown here is not Monju.
But Monju piece is made in same two-piece fashion.


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