Definitions for "MANJUSHRI"
The Bodhisattva of Wisdom ( prajna), one of the two key Mahayana concepts; the other is compassion (represented by Avalokiteshvara). His two main symbols are the sword of knowledge and a book of the Prajna-Paramita Sutra. His wisdom casts away the darkness of ignorance.
(Tib. jam pe yang, Eng.: the One with a Melodious Voice): the bodhisattva of wisdom - unofficial patron deity of the Sakya lineage. [ See Image
(Skt. = Tib. Jambeyang) Mahayana and Vajrayana deity of transcendent insight ( prajna), patron of scholarship.