Ghau, Gau, Tibetan Buddhist pendant vajrayana.
Protector of Buddha Siddharta Gautama
Silver Amulet 925
sutra inside the unscrewing Ghau.
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Pendant dimensions: 37mm high by 11mm diameter
Total weight of 12 grams
The whole is embellished with Tibetan DZI Pearls (Tibetan sacred agates), protection with two eyes.
The two eyes, in the Tibetan tradition helps to rebalance the harmony between the male principle and the female principle.
Delivered with adjustable cord embellished with a pearl on which the mantra of compassion "om mani padme hum" is engraved and pearls in agate nan hong, this agate holding its intense red color to its high cinnabar content comes from the Yunnan region.
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.
Vajrapāni is a compound word in Sanskrit in which "Vajra" means "diamond or lightning" and "pāni" means "in hand"
Vajrapani is one of the first bodhisattvas to appear in Mahayana Buddhism. He is the protector and guide of Gautama Buddha and stood up to symbolize the buddha's power.
Vajrapāni is widely represented in Buddhist iconography as one of the first three protective deities or bodhisattvas surrounding the Buddha. Each of them symbolizes one of the virtues of the Buddha: Manjushri manifests all the wisdom of the Buddhas, Avalokiteśvara manifests all the immense compassion of the Buddhas, and Vajrapāni protects Buddha and manifests all the power of the Buddhas.
Vajrapāni is one of the first Dharmapalas of Mahayana Buddhism and also appears as a deity in the Pali Canon of the Theravada school. He is revered in Shaolin Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism and Pure Land Buddhism (where he is known as Mahasthamaprapta and forms a triad with Amitābha and Avalokiteśvara). Manifestations of Vajrapāni can also be found in many Buddhist temples in Japan as Dharma protectors called Nio. Vajrapāni is also associated with Acala, revered as Fudō-Myōō in Japan, where he is revered as a vajra holder.
Vajrapāni's expression is wrathful, to generate "fear in the individual to relax his dogmatism".
In early Buddhist legends, Vajrapāni is a minor deity who accompanied Gautama during his career as a wandering beggar. In some texts, it is said to be a manifestation of Śakra, king of the trāyastriṃśa paradise of Buddhist and Hindu cosmology and god of rain as depicted in the idols of Gandharva. Like akra, it is said that he was present when Tathagata was born. As Vajrapāni, he was the god who helped Gautama escape from the palace at the time of his renunciation. When Sakyamuni returned from Kapilavastu, he is said to have taken eight forms of devas that escorted him.
Vajrapāni is considered a manifestation of Vajradhara and the "spiritual reflex", the Dhyani Bodhisattva of Akshobhya. At the popular level, Vajrapāni is the bodhisattva who represents the power of all Buddhas just as Avalokiteśvara represents their great compassion and Mañjuśrī their wisdom. He is called the Master of the Unfathomable Mysteries who sustains the truth even in the adversities of darkness and ignorance.
According to the Pañcaviṃsatisāhasrikā- and Aṣṭasāhasrikāprajñāpāramitā s, any bodhisattva on the path to Buddhahood is eligible for Vajrapāni's protection, making him invincible to any attack "by men or ghosts".
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