Meeting Manjushri

Awakening the wisdom mind

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A talk given at the Manjusri Library in Singapore.

  • Manjushri represents the wisdom aspect of buddha
  • Different ways to see the buddha figures
  • Believing other sentient beings can become Manjushri (have the potential to become awakened) causes us to have respect for them
  • Meaning of the prayer
    • Importance of reliable teachers on the path
    • The buddhas protect us by showing us the antidotes to our afflictions, teaching us the Dharma
    • Importance of seeing that we are wanderers caught in the prison of samsara, pushed by the force of craving (for a body) and karma into a rebirth
    • The three kinds of suffering (unsatisfactoriness)
    • Stopping and assessing our lives, considering the purpose of our lives and our potential
    • Setting our priorities wisely
    • Five paths of a bodhisattva
    • Transmitted and realized Dharma
  • Prayer often said before teachings, to prepare the mind
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The text of the Homage to Manjushri can be found here.

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