Manjushri

Manjushri is the Wisdom Buddha, the embodiment of the wisdom of all the Buddhas. By relying upon Manjushri we shall naturally increase our wisdom. Wisdom is a virtuous, intelligent mind that understands its object unmistakenly and functions to dispel deluded doubt. Since it is a virtuous mind, wisdom always causes happiness; it never causes suffering or problems. Moreover, because it understands its object unmistakenly, wisdom always leads to correct paths and correct actions; it never deceives living beings. Wisdom is like an inner Teacher that we carry in our hearts, and like a Protector that protects us from engaging in wrong actions and having to experience their unpleasant results. With wisdom our mind is always balanced and comfortable.

© Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and New Kadampa Tradition 2001