Pendant, bodhisattva Mahasthamaprapta
Buddhist amulet in obsidian celeste eye.
Obsidian natural celeste eye from Mexico of high quality
As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology of Paris, all our stones are appraised and certified.
Total dimension of the pendant 42mm high by 27mm wide by 10mm thick
Weight of 24 grams
Cord, with two grade B nephrite jade beads from Qinghai
Necklace length 32cm
The whole is enhanced by a carnelian just above the pendant
Assembly by us
Total length of the set 38cm
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Mahāsthāmaprāpta is a bodhisattva mahāsattva who represents the power of wisdom. Its name literally means "the arrival of the great force".
Mahāsthāmaprāpta is one of the eight great bodhisattvas of Mahayana Buddhism, along with Mañjuśrī, Samantabhadra, Avalokiteśvara, Ākāśagarbha, Kṣitigarbha, Maitreya and Sarvanivarana-Vishkambhin.
In Chinese Buddhism, she is usually portrayed as a woman, with a similar resemblance to Avalokiteśvara. He is also one of the thirteen Buddhas of the Japanese school of Shingon Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhism, Mahāsthāmaprāpta is equated with Vajrapani, which is one of his incarnations and was known as the protector of Gautama Buddha.
Mahāsthāmaprāpta is one of the oldest bodhisattvas and is considered powerful, especially in the Pure Land school, where he plays an important role in the great Sutra of Infinite Life.
In the Śūraṅgama Sūtra, Mahāsthāmaprāpta tells how he gained enlightenment through the practice of nianfo, or the pure and continuous attention of Amitābha, to obtain samādhi. In the Amitayurdhyana Sutra, Mahāsthāmaprāpta is symbolized by the moon while Avalokiteśvara is represented by the sun.
In the introductory chapter of the Lotus Sutra, Mahāsthāmaprāpta is present among the 80,000 bodhisattva mahāsattvas who gather on Mount Gṛdhrakūṭa to hear the Buddha's preaching on the wonderful Lotus Flower Sutra Dharma. The Buddha also addresses Mahāsthāmaprāpta in Chapter 20 of the Lotus Sutra to recount the Buddha's past life as Bodhisattva Sadāparibhūta ("Never despise"), a monk who was abused and insulted by arrogant monks, nuns, lay people and lay people when he paid homage to them by saying that they would all become Buddhas. The Buddha explains to Mahāsthāmaprāpta how these arrogant people were punished, but are now bodhisattvas present in the congregation on the path to enlightenment. The Buddha then praises the great strength of the Lotus Sutra as follows: "O Mahāsthāmaprāpta, know that this Lotus Sutra will greatly benefit the bodhisattva mahāsattvas and lead them to the highest and complete enlightenment. For this reason, after the parinirvāṇa of the Tathāgata, the bodhisattva mahāsattvas should always preserve, recite, explain and copy this sutra.
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