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Sanpshot View of This Deity

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

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Monju Bosatsu, Lord of Wisdom, Voice of the Law
Patron of Calligraphers and Students
Zodiac Guardian for People Born in Year of the Rabbit
1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011

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

  • Wood = Boxwood (Jp. = Tsuge)
  • Inches = 2.36 (H) x 1.77 (W) x 0.43 (D)
  • Centimeters = 6.0 (H) x 4.5 (W) x 1.1 (D)
  • Two pieces: (1) protective cover with deity's Sanskrit seed syllable on outer side and Japanese name on inner side; and (2) main piece with deity's effigy; both snap together snugly for compact-safe storage
  • Monju (Sanskrit = Manjusri); sitting atop a roaring lion, symbolizing the voice of Buddhist Law and the power of Buddhism to overcome all obstacles; in right hand 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 
  • Rabbit Years are 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999. See Zodiac Amulet Page for more details.
  • See Monju background notes for more details on this deity.

Monju Bosatsu Zodiac Amulet, Year of the Rabbit

Monju Bodhisattva - 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


Inner Cap -- Monju's Japanese spellingOuter Protection Cap with Sanskrit Seed SyllableBack side of the deity's image

Japanese name on inside cover and circular Sanskrit Seed Syllable on outer cover.

Monju Bodhisattva, Wood, Zodiac Amulet


Size of Zodiac Amulet


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