Manjusri is the embodiment of wisdom and is also called “Lord of Speech” (Vagishvara). According to vajrayana sources, Manjusri is said to be a fully-enlightened being (i.e. a Buddha) who nonetheless manifests in the form of a tenth level bodhisattva. He holds aloft the sword of wisdom that cuts through all illusions – this sword being an expression of his incisive wisdom mind. In his right hand he holds a lotus blossom that contains a volume of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras, thus expressing his ability to teach this wisdom to others.
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