early Northern Wei dynasty (386 AD), Manjusri was worshipped through out China
( his name in Chinese : Wen Chu ). He is believed to be the presiding Buddha of
the sacred mountain Wu-tai Shan in Shansi, the seat of Mongol Lamaism. A later
branch of the Mahayana School of Buddhism Yi-Sing Cheung ( School of One Nature
) also claimed Wen Chu as the founder.
of Manjusri ( Japanese : Monju Bosatu ) began in Japan since the Nara period (
8th century ), and flourished during the thirteen and fourteen centuries, when
Monju became the patron of the suffering peasants, particularly during the warring
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