Gau, reliquary, Buddhist protective pendant, Garuda,
Arizona turquoise "sleeping beauty"
Agate nan hong of Yunnan baoshan site this particular agate, owes its red color to its sinnabar content (hgs)
As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology (ING), Paris, France. All our materials are appraised and certified by us.
Reliquary dimensions: 76.16/44.43/19.54mm
Approximate weight of 50 grams
The reliquary is of course open to deposit scrolls of prayers, mantra or any other consecrated object of Buddhism
3 models available to choose from: Silver eyes, eyes with turquoise set, eyes with agate nan hong set
Garuda, fabulous bird-man of Hindu and then Buddhist mythology, son of Kashyapa and Vinatâ and brother of Aruna, the driver of the chariot of the god Sûrya. It is the vâhana, or mount, of the god Vishnu. He is also considered the king of birds.
In Tibet, Khyung (ཁྱུང) is the Tibetan name for Garuda. Coming from India, he was assimilated to the khading of the Bön religion, the golden-horned eagle. The black garuda is a deity of the Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism that is held to suppress the affections caused by the naga and spirits of the earth. It is depicted on the Lungta. It is represented in the iconography of Shambhala by Chogyam Trungpa for whom it is associated with great speed and power. Like the phoenix, it rises from the ashes of destruction, it is indestructible.
On the back of the reliquary is engraved three auspicious symbols of Buddhism
The Tibetan Endless Knot or Infinite Knot is a Buddhist symbol that represents the movement of what is eternal, intertwined spiritual paths and time. The form of the Endless Knot is evocative of wisdom and compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. The top and bottom of the symbol symbolize the interaction of opposing and two-strong forces, which eventually come together and unite in the universe. The Tibetan infinite knot also represents the inseparability of the Void and the reality of existence. Finally, since the Knot has no beginning or end, it is also defined as the Wisdom of Buddha.
The Dharma wheel remains the most important symbol of Tibetan Buddhism, it symbolizes Buddhist law as well as the teaching of the Buddha who was the first to set this Wheel in motion. The Dharma Wheel represents the eternal movement of the cycle of rebirths (or karma). It is also the continuity of the Buddha's teachings, in all its forms and in all directions, teaching that leads to Happiness and Liberation The Dharma Wheel is often represented with four or eight branches, embodying the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Steps.
The parasol symbolizes the activity that protects men from all evils: diseases, accidents, evil spirits. It also protects beings from the lower worlds. In Tibetan Buddhism, the umbrella protects us from suffering. The Tibetan umbrella is the guarantor of wisdom.
From a Buddhist point of view, the umbrella represents a form of protection and welcome to anyone who would like to enter the path of Dharma and progress on the path of Enlightenment.
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