Ghau, Tibetan Buddhist amulet, bodhisattva Manjushri
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.
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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.
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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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Manjushri is the protector of people born under the sign of lievre.
Manjushrî was a disciple of Shâkyamuni of whom he is, with Samanta-bhadra, one of the acolytes in the groups of images called in Japan Shaka Sanzon, "the three venerable of Shâkyamuni". He is "the one whose beauty is charming", the Bodhisattva "of wonderful virtue and sweet majesty".
Important in Mahayana and Vajrayāna Buddhisms. It is invoked for, among other things, success in studies. It represents wisdom, intelligence and the power of the mind. "His worship confers divine Wisdom, Dharma mastery, faithful memory, mental perfection, eloquence. He would have indefinitely delayed his accession to the state of Buddha, moved by an infinite compassion that drove him to remain in this world until there was no longer a single being left to bring on the path of supreme enlightenment.
He is the protector of people born under the sign of lievre/ rabbit.
The two main emblems of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom, are the fiery sword and the sutra of perfection, in his left hand, near the heart. The fiery sword represents manjushri's penetrating intelligence, which slices all illusions, revealing the empty nature of everything. The sword represents above all wisdom, the discernment that tears the veils of ignorance.
Manjushrî would have been the initiator and master of the Buddha of past ages. It should also be that of the Buddha of the future, Maitreya. "Manjushrî is the father and mother of the Bodhisattva, and he is their spiritual friend." The Buddha Himself describes Manjushrî and praises him in the Manjushrîparinirvâna-sûtra. This Bodhisattva was therefore very often represented, both in India and tibet, in China and Japan, as well as in Nepal of which he would be, according to tradition, the founder from China. His images appear only late in Central Asia and on some Chinese stelae, associated with Vimalakîrti (jap. Yuima Koji) in the sixth century.
According to Nepalese legend, Majushri opened the Kathmandu Valley by cutting a breach in the mountains surrounding the valley with his flaming sword. The lake occupying the latter was thus emptied by the chobar gorges, which bear the mark of this blow.
The best known Mantra of Mañjuśrī is Om Ah Ra Pa Tcha Na Dhih, The syllables-germs Dhih and Mum are associated with Manjushri. To have a good memory or develop one's intelligence one often turns to the bodhisattva of great wisdom, and the recitation of the mantra is widely practiced in China.
Long version: Namah samanta buddhānām. He he Kumāraka vimukti pathasthita smara smara pratijñā svāhā.
His cult in China developed from the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420 — 589) on Mount Wutai (五台山 / 五臺山, wǔtáishān, "Mountain of the Five Terraces"). Wutai Shan is one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China. It rises to 3,058 m at Yedou Peak. It is located on the territory of the prefecture-level city of Xinzhou, in Shanxi Province, just a few dozen kilometers south of one of the five sacred mountains of China: Mount Heng and less than 300 km from Beijing. It was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List on 26 June 2009.
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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