ghau, gau amulet Buddha Sakyamuni, Siddartha Gautama, Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism. 925 silver, 24K gold plated, two sizes available

ghau, gau amulet Buddha Sakyamuni, Siddartha Gautama, Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism. 925 silver, 24K gold plated, two sizes available


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ghau, gau amulet Buddha Buddha Sakyamuni, Siddartha Gautama (description below)
Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism and Japanese Shingon.
Silver 925, gold plated 24K,
Deity protected by a protective glass made of leuco sapphire like high-end watches.
Arizona Turquoise

Agate nan hong (southern red) of Yunnan, site of Baoshan. This exceptional agate owes its red color to the presence of cinnabar.

As a gemologist graduated from the Institut National de Gemmologie (ING), Paris, France. All our materials are appraised and certified by us.

Two sizes available
LARGE MODEL: 52.81mm diameter, 13.18mm thick
Weight of 84 grams
Wheel of life rotating on the back

SMALL MODEL: 40.5mm diameter by 9.5mm thick
Weight of 39.7 grams
Mantra of compassion on the back (description below)

Comes with a mala consisting of 108 coconut, silver and copper beads.

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Siddhartha Gautama (better known as the Buddha, circa 563-483 BCE) was, according to legend, a Hindu prince who renounced his position and wealth to seek enlightenment as a spiritual ascetic, who achieved his goal, and who, by preaching his way to others, founded Buddhism in India in the 6th-5th centuries BCE. The events of his life are largely legendary, however he is considered a real historical figure and young contemporary of Mahavira (also known as Vardhamana, c. 599-527 BCE) who established the principles of Jainism shortly before the time of Siddhartha.

According to Buddhist texts, a prophecy was given at Siddhartha's birth that he would become either a powerful king or a great spiritual teacher. His father, fearing that he would become the second if exposed to the suffering of the world, protected him from sight and experience of anything unpleasant or upsetting for him for the first 29 years of his life. One day (during a few days), he escaped his father's measurements and saw what Buddhists call the Four Signs:

An elderly man
A sick man
A dead man
A religious ascetic
Through these signs, he realized that he too could get sick, grow old, die and lose everything he loved. He understood that the life he led guaranteed that he would suffer, and furthermore, that all of life was essentially defined by the suffering of desire or loss. So he followed the example of the religious ascetic, and tried different teachers and disciplines. He eventually attained enlightenment on his own and became known as the Buddha ("the Enlightened One" or "the Enlightened"). Then he preached his "Middle Way" of detachment from the objects of the senses and renunciation of ignorance and illusion through his Four Noble Truths, the Wheel of Becoming and the Eightfold Path to Enlightenment. After his death, his followers preserved and developed his teachings until they were disseminated from India to other countries by the Maurya king Ashoka the Great (reigned 268-232 BCE). From the time of Ashoka, Buddhism continued to flourish and, today, it is one of the world's leading religions.

According to Tibetan Buddhism, reciting the mantra of Chenrezi Om Mani Padme Hum, out loud or inwardly, is an invocation to Chenrezig's benevolent and powerful mindfulness, the expression of the Buddha's compassion. Seeing the written mantra can have the same effect, which is why it is found in clearly visible places, even engraved in stone. It can also be invoked using prayer wheels on which the mantra is inscribed, sometimes thousands of times. There are different formats of prayer wheels: there are those that you can carry with you and spin with one hand, and there are others that are so big and heavy that it takes several people to spin them. According to Tibetan Buddhist monks, the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum (Hung) alone brings together all of the Buddha's teachings.

Each syllable closes a door of reincarnation:

OM: Close the door to the world of the Devas (gods). MA: Close the door to the world of asuras (demigods). NI: Close the door to the human world. PAD: Close the door to the animal world. ME: Close the door to the world of pretas ("greedy spirits"). HUNG: Close the gate of hell.

Each syllable purifies a veil:

OM: purifies the veil of the body. MA: purifies the veil of speech. NI: purifies the veil of the spirit. PAD: purifies the veil of contradictory emotions. ME: purifies the veil of substantial existence. HUNG: purifies the veil that covers knowledge.

Each syllable is a mantra in itself:

OM: for the body of Buddhas. MA: for the word of the Buddhas. NI: for the spirit of the Buddhas. PAD: for the virtues of the Buddhas. ME: for the achievements of the Buddhas. HUNG: For the grace of body, speech, spirit, virtue and all the achievements of the Buddhas.

Each syllable corresponds to one of six transcendental paradigms or perfects:

OM: generosity. MA: Ethics. NI: tolerance. PAD: perseverance. ME: concentration. HUNG: Discernment.

Each syllable is also connected to a Buddha:

OM: Ratnasambhava. MA: Amaoghasiddi. NI: Vajradhara PAD: Vairocana. ME: Amitabha. HUNG: Akshobya.

Each syllable of the mantra cleanses us of a defect:

OM: pride. MA: the desire / desire to be entertained. NI: passionate desire. PAD: stupidity / prejudice. ME: poverty / possessiveness. HUNG: Aggressiveness/hatred.

Finally, each syllable corresponds to one of the six wisdoms:

OM: the wisdom of stability. MA: Fulfilling wisdom NI: wisdom emanates from oneself PAD: Kissing wisdom (dharma) ME: discriminating wisdom HUNG: mirror-like wisdom.

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