Ghau, Tibetan Buddhism amulet, Vajrapani
The ghau is a kind of transportable altar in which the image of the chosen deity of the possessor is kept, wrapped in silk garments. The vast majority of Tibetans use the ghau at home and carry it during their travels. They keep it on a real altar at home. During travels, it is hung on the back belt. It serves as a protective symbol during travels and also allows its owner to prove his devotion to his deity.
Arizona turquoise "sleeping beauty"
Agate known as nan hong (southern red), a baoshan deposit in Yunnan province.
An exclusively Chinese mineral, this agate called nan hong (southern red) holds its very particular color by its link with cinnabar on the deposits. . Places of deposits (volcanic) Yunnan region baoshan site, Sichuan site of Liangshan for the only two deposits.
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Dimension of the Ghau: 26mm high by 32mm wide by 10mm thick for a weight of 21 grams
Thangka painted by hand
Tangka is painted at Longwu Temple, also called Wutun. Tibetan lamaserie located in Rebkong Tibetan Prefecture, Amdo Province, called Huangnan in Qinghai Province in China and is 186 km from Xining.
Renowned center of Tibetan thangka painting. Regong arts were inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The colors of this tangka are composed of pure gold and crushed minerals.
sold with certificate of authenticity.
The protective windows are made of leuco sapphire like high-end watches.
Mandala and dorje turning on the back thanks to an elegant precision ball bearing system in Germany
The Ghau is open to receive small prayer scrolls or mantras.
Sold with a adjustable cord, enhanced with 925 silver and 23K gold plating adaptable to all sizes
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Vajrapani is a bodhisattva that represents the energy of the awakened mind and its mantra also symbolizes this quality.
Vajrapani is a very popular figure of Tantric Buddhism He is depicted dancing wildly in the center of a halo of flames, which represent transformation. He holds in his right hand a vajra (lightning or diamond lightning) that shows with what force he slices in the darkness of illusion. Vajrapani looks angry but, as a representation of the awakened mind, he is completely devoid of hatred.
Vajrapani is a deva in Hinduism but also a boddhisattva for Buddhists. "He appears as early as the 2nd century in Mahāyāna iconography as endowed with great strength and as protector of the Buddha. In Greco-Buddhist art he resembles Heracles, holding in his hand a short club in the shape of a vajra. He is identified with the "powerful elephant"" protector who is said to have watched over Shākyamuni at birth. Similarly, it is claimed that it was he who protected the Buddha from a landslide during his preaching at the Vulture Peak. »
Vajra, in Tibetan dorje. It is arguably the most important symbol of Tibetan Buddhism. The term means "diamond" and refers to the indestructible nature of the mind in itself, awakening, which is both imperishable and indivisible. The small scepter seems to be, originally, the diamond lightning of the god Indra, it is a mark of royalty and power.
(1) the five upper points represent the five wisdoms, five facets of the diamond that is the awakened mind:
mirror-like wisdom, which means that the awakened mind, just like a perfectly polished mirror, clearly reflects all things, possesses the ability to know everything, without any confusion.
the wisdom of equality, which recognizes that all the phenomena of samsara (my ordinary world) and nirvana (the pure fields or paradise of the Buddhas) are of an equal nature in that they are of a unique essence: emptiness
the wisdom of distinction, which denotes that the awakened mind perceives not only the emptiness of all phenomena (which is what the wisdom of equality operates) but also, in an uncontroduction simultaneity, all phenomena as they manifest themselves;
the fulfilling wisdom, which allows the Buddhas to create pure fields and emanations working for the good of beings;
the wisdom of universal space, which indicates that all phenomenes, beyond all concept and duality, dwell in the pure knowledge of the spirit.
2° At the same time as the five wisdoms, these five upper points symbolize the Five Conquerors or five main Male Buddhas on a mystical level. The five lower points symbolize the Five Female Buddhas.
3° The mouths of makara (sea monster) from which emerge the tips denote the liberation of the cycle of existences.
4° The eight upper petals represent the eight male bodhisattvas, in other words eight large bodhisattvas dwelling in celestial domains.
5° The eight lower petals are the eight female bodhisattvas.
6 ° The round part in the middle designates emptiness.
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