Om Mani Padme Hum
is the central mantra of Tibetan Buddhism. People recite this mantra primarily to awaken feelings of love and compassion towards themselves and others.
The first part, Om is composed of three letters. A, U, and M. These symbolize the practitioner’s impure body, speech, and mind; they also symbolize the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha. The second part, Mani (meaning jewel), symbolizes the altruistic intention to become enlightened, compassionate and loving. Padme, meaning jewel & Hum which represents indivisibility. Thus the six syllables, om mani padme hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha.
~Excerpt from the Dalai Lama
It is said that you should not seek for Buddhahood outside of yourself; the substances for the achievement of Buddhahood are within.
This is also a Fire Burial bead( noticeable by the fine 'crackles' on the crystal itself) which means it has been through the ceremony of placing it in hot coals, imbueing these properties within the bead itself.
The process of hand making Dzi beads has been kept a secret in Tibet for untold centuries. Only the highest grade materials are used, which include over a dozen types of Tibetan minerals and crystals.Details:
- You will receive the exact piece shown
- Measures approx 1 9/16" x 1/2"