eated Manjushri Stone Statue Huayan Sansheng Manjushri
Puxian Bodhisattva, Manjusri Bodhisattva and Tathagata Buddha are known as the “Three Sages of Huayan”. Manjusri Bodhisattva and Puxian Bodhisattva often accompany Sakyamuni Buddha to spread Buddhism in the world. The head, also known as Prince Manjushri, can kill demons and cut off all troubles. This stone carved Manjushri Bodhisattva holds a jade ruyi symbolizing auspiciousness and wisdom. Divided by the shape of the topknot, it is Manjushri with five topknots, and five topknots represent the five wisdoms of internal evidence (the wisdom of the Dharma Realm, the wisdom of the Great Circle Mirror, the wisdom of equality, the wisdom of wonderful observation, and the wisdom of accomplishment). The temple enshrines the stone-carved Manjusri Bodhisattva, who is the embodiment of wisdom. He often cooperates with Sakyamuni to preach the metaphysics of Mahayana Buddhism.
This Manjushri Bodhisattva is made of sesame gray stone. The whole work is made of three colors of black, white and gray, forming a dense hierarchical structure. With the concave and convex shape of the carving, the overall work looks lifelike, simple and elegant, giving people A nice and peaceful feeling.
The head part of this Buddha statue starts from the towering bun, the towering three-chased bun goes up, and then there is a hairband on the bun and the head, and the hairband is made of gold hoop iron art. The expression of flower lines, we can regard this shape as a blooming fake flower.
On the Bodhisattva’s face, under the arched round eyebrows are slightly closed eyes, overlooking the world, the nose is square and upright, the mouth is delicate and small, and the double chin is very obvious when viewed from the front. As for the ears, the bun covers the upper part of the ears of the Buddha statue, but the earlobe is too long, so it can be seen very clearly. There are many creases on the neck, expressing the shape of the Buddha statue bowing its head.
For the body part, the clothing of this Buddha statue is the Buddhist clothing commonly used in the Southern and Northern Dynasties. The chest is exposed, and the muscles and shape of the entire chest can be seen. It extends to the belly, and only the Buddhist clothing is used to cover it. By the Tang Dynasty, the Buddhist clothing had already It was changed to only showing the chest, and in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it was almost showing the arms. In terms of clothing, the short-sleeved Buddhist robes and smooth fabrics form a lot of creases, plus the sash across the right shoulder and left waist obliquely. The whole style is heroic, free and very Buddha-like. The left hand of the arm part of the Buddha statue is holding Jade Ruyi. We all know that Yu Ruyi means peace, so this processing means to bless everyone’s safety. On the right hand part, it is holding the lion below,
As for the base, a double base is used, and the lotus base is on top of the lion base, which is a typical single-layer lotus platform shape. The carving of the lion part of the whole work is not simpler than that of the Buddha statue above. We can see the mane, eyes, nose, mouth teeth, animal belt, animal blanket on the lion’s head, tail at the back, and minions in front. And so on are all carved and processed meticulously, majestic, showing a unique beauty and artistic charm.
The combination of the lion and Manjusri Bodhisattva, one still and one movement, one falling and one falling, shows the boundless, majestic and solemn atmosphere of Buddhism, as well as the fearless spirit of saving people from water and fire.