Pendant, Tibetan Buddhist amulet, Buddha.
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sutra of the heart in nanoscript visible by transparency to the light by magnifying glass effect.
Mantra turning on the back thanks to a precision ball bearing system developed in Germany.
With cord decorated with red sandalwood.
Pendant dimension: 60mm high by 40mm wide by 10mm thick
Pendant weight: 54 grams
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CINNABAR (HGS (mercury sulphide))
From the ancient Greek Kinnaburi. Cinnabar was already known since the Neolithic for its use as a pigment in murals and religious ceremonies.
The Chinese used cinnabar 3500 years ago as a pigment for pottery or as ink. They would have been the first to have made vermilion, at the beginning of our era. Used in Chinese medicine either orally to clarify the heart and calm the mind, or locally to eliminate toxicity.
Its ancient use has also been attested in China, the Shang dynasty (-1570 to -1045) used it during divinations (scapulomancy) to make appear and interpret cracks on turtle shells.
Chinese taoists used it as a drug of immortality, hence mercury poisonings. The most famous is that of Emperor Qin Shi Huang in 210 BCE.
Renowned in China also as a ghost hunt, a tradition that continues to this day, as well as in the Tibetan tradition.
Akashagarbha is the protector of people born under the sign of buffalo and tiger.
He is one of the eight great boddhisattva of the vajrayana. and one of the thirteen Buddhas of the Japanese Tantric Shingon school. Its name is formed from ākāśa, "unlimited space", and garbha, "matrix". invoked to develop wisdom.
His cult was maintained mainly in Japan.
Ākāśagarbha represents the essence of the ether and belongs on the mandalas to the family of the ratna (jewel). According to the Akashagarbha Sutra, it is prayed to the east while waiting for dawn (aruņa) which is its manifestation. It is also said that the moon, the sun and the stars are its manifestations. Given that part of its name may have the meaning of "sky", some have proposed to see a celestial or stellar deity at the origin of the bodhisattva.
This bodhisattva is associated with a memory-enhancing ritual described in the Bodhisattva Sutra Ākāśagarbha that was introduced to Japan during the Nara period (645-794). Even today, many recite his mantra in the hope of revitalizing a failing memory. On the island of Honshu, children used to pay tribute to Kokuzo on their thirteenth birthday to solicit the improvement of their intellectual abilities. Ākāśagarbha is also prayed for manual skill; he is considered the patron saint of craftsmen.
Apart from its utilitarian aspects, the Mantra of Kokûzô also has a spiritual effect. It is recited to develop wisdom. Kukai, founder of Shingon Buddhism, did several times his particular asceticism, "the Goumanji" ritual of 100 days consisting of repeating the mantra a million times in isolation. At the end of the 10th century, it is said that the star of dawn, symbolized by the bodhisattva, descended to blend into him, bringing him enlightenment.
Last on the list of the Thirteen Buddhas of the Shingon current, Ākāśagarbha also closes the cycle of funeral rituals by presiding over the last commemorative ceremony 32 years after the death.
Ākāśagarbha also has some importance in Nichiren Buddhism. The Seicho-ji (Kiyosumi-dera), a temple where the founder of the current studied, was built around a statue of this bodhisattva. According to the Gosho, a collection of his writings, Nichiren saw one day Kokûzô appear before him and then change into an old monk who gave him a pearl of wisdom.
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