He sits on a lotus, an important suite or symbol in Buddhism which signifies purity and compassion. Meanwhile, his throne is that of pink color, and pink lotus is usually reserved for the main deities. On his right hand is a flaming sword as a sign of cutting ties with ignorance, duality, and worldly knowledge as well as the darkness it brings. Meanwhile, he can also be seen holding a lily flower which signifies detachment to troubling emotions. His left hand is also in a Vitarka mudra (or gesture of teaching). Zoom in on the lily and you will see a parchment-like object which is the Prajnaparamita sutra (symbol for ultimate realization and wisdom). According to Sutras, He is also said to have a pure land in the East, believed to be among the best pure lands in all of the universe for all time. This painting depicts Manjushri in a bright, lively setting filled with ideal skies and lush greenery, a nod to his pure land. The mountain ranges also represent the Wu Tai Shan Mountain where the deity is said to dwell.
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