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Old 05-01-2013, 02:11 AM   #134
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Arrow Sword of Wisdom

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A Japanese sword is a traditionally made bladed weapon otherwise known as nihontō (Japanese sword). There are many types of Japanese swords that differ by size, shape, field of application and method of manufacture. Some of the more commonly known types of Japanese swords are the tachi, katana, wakizashi, tanto, ōdachi, nagamaki, and naginata..



Mañjuśrī is depicted as a male bodhisattva wielding a flaming sword in his right hand, representing the realization of transcendent wisdom which cuts down ignorance and duality.. The scripture supported by the lotus held in his left hand is a Prajñāpāramitā sūtra, representing his attainment of ultimate realization from the blossoming of wisdom. Mañjuśrī is often depicted as riding on a blue lion, or sitting on the skin of a lion. This represents the use of wisdom to tame the mind, which is compared to riding or subduing a ferocious lion...

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