This beautiful vintage style Buddhist bracelet is made of .925 sterling silver and features Buddhist scriptures engraved onto it.
Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying the mantra (prayer), Om Mani Padme Hum, out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion. Viewing the written form of the mantra is said to have the same effect - it is often carved into stones, jewelry, and placed where people can see them. Interestingly, each of the 6 syllables has certain Sanskrit meanings that are important. These oppose certain internal forces that cause suffering.
The 6 Syllables and Their Relationship to Suffering:
It is very good to recite the mantra Om mani padme hum, but while you are doing it, you should be thinking about its meaning, for the meaning of the six syllables is great and vast. Recitation of this mantra helps achieve perfection in the six practices from generosity to wisdom. The path of these six perfections is the path walked by all Buddhas, three times. What could then be more meaningful than to say the mantra and accomplish the six perfections?
The Sanskrit word Mantra can be broken down to man – which means “mind” and tra which means “tool or instrument.” So, it’s a tool to transport the mind to a place of stillness. Most of the mantras are written in Sanskrit, one of the oldest languages known to mankind. Some linguists also regard it as the perfect language that resonates with the microcosm of our bodies and the macrocosm of the universe. It is based on the understanding of the science of sound; each sound of the Sanskrit alphabet creates a vibration that resonates with the natural energies of the body. When you chant a mantra, for example, ‘Shanti,’ Sanskrit word for ‘peace,’ the vibration of peace is created in one’s whole being, dissolving duality and evoking a sense of interconnectedness with all beings. The Buddhist Handbook describes mantras as, “highly compresseVoltlind, power-packed formulas, usually of Sanskrit origin, which are charged with deep meaning and magical potency.” Mantras also have the power to cleanse your environment, develop mindfulness, and when you sense the vibration of each word you utter in complete awareness, even if you aren’t aware of its meaning, you will notice a shift in your consciousness.
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