Ghau, Tibetan Buddhist amulet, Vairocana Buddha
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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Vairocana Buddha, the supreme Buddha, is the protector of people born under the sign of the goat and the monkey.
"Great Sun", "Great Light" or the "Resplendent" is the central Buddha of the Tantric schools (Tibetan or Shingon), as well as the Chinese and Japanese Mahayana schools Tiantai-Tendai and Huayan-Kegon. He is one of the major Buddhas in East Asia. He is one of the five Wisdom Buddhas (the dhyani Buddhas) holding the central place on the cardinal points. In the conception of the five Tathagatas (Buddhas) of Mahayana and Vajrayana, Vairocana is at the center and is considered a Primordial Buddha or Adhi Buddha. The term Tathata in Chinese zhenru, in Japanese shinnyo refers to the supreme principle, the other 4 meditation Buddhas being its emanations (Akshobhya to the east, Amoghasiddhi to the north, Amitabha to the west, Ratnasambhava to the south)
His color being white, his mount a lion or a dragon, his element is metal, often depicted making the dharmachakra mudra of his hands, representing the initiation of the dharma wheel, his bodhisattvas are Samantabhadra and Manjushri
Vairocana is also considered the embodiment of the Buddhist concept of Śūnyatā, a principle that "all things are empty of intrinsic existence and nature (svabhava)", but can also refer to the teachings of Buddha nature and primordial or empty consciousness, as in the Dzogchen, Shentong or Chan/Zen.
Vairocana is often presented as the supreme form (dharmakāya) in the mahāyāna sutras, particularly the Avataṃsaka sūtra and the Lotus Sutra.
Vairocana's role is explained by the theory of the three bodies (Sanskrit: trikāya, Chinese: Sānshēn), developed by the early Mahayānā schools. According to this theory, three aspects or bodies of the Buddha are identified:
• The "body of transformation" (Nirmāṇakāya), historical body of the Buddha
• The "body of rejoicing" (Sambhogakāya), the Buddha as a deity, as it appears for example in meditations
• The "Buddha body" (Dharmakāya), the Buddha as supreme reality, truth or emptiness
Vairocana Buddha is first introduced into the Brahmajala Sutra:
"Now I, Buddha Vairocana, am sitting on a lotus pedestal; Out of a thousand flowers that surround me are a thousand Sakyamuni Buddhas. Each flower supports one hundred million worlds; in each world appears a Sakyamuni Buddha. All of them sit under a Bodhi tree, all simultaneously reach Buddhahood. All these countless Buddhas have the Vairocana as their original body. »
In Sino-Japanese Buddhism, Vairocana was gradually replaced as an object of veneration by Amitābha, largely due to the growing popularity of Pure Land Buddhism, but Vairocana's legacy remains at Tōdai-ji Temple with its massive bronze statue. Shingon current important Japanese vajrayana Buddhist current.
The connotation of "light" or "sun" of the name Vairocana makes it possible to envisage a proto-Iranian origin. A Persian influence has also been proposed for Amitabha, another Buddha whose name evokes light. Some aspects of Shinto's main deity, Amaterasu, may have been attributed to him in popular Japanese Buddhism.
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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