Pendant, Tibetan Buddhist protective amulet, tantric.
Kartika, chopper of daikinis.
DZI inspiration, Tibetan sacred agate
Turquoise "sleeping Beauty" from Arizona
Agate called "nan hong" (southern red) of Yunnan. This agate owes its beautiful red color to the presence of cinnabar in inclusion.
Dimensions: 10cm by about 6cm
Inspiration DZI, tibetan sacred agate has 4 eyes.
helps to overcome negative forces, eliminate obstacles, increase merit and longevity, subdue demons. It is the symbol of the 4 major Boddhisatva of Buddhism: Maitreya, Avalokitesvara, Manjushri and Mahasthamaprapta. These enlightened beings protect the faithful and lift up souls
The Dzi is rotating as shown in the video thanks to a high precision ball system developed in Germany
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A kartika or kartrika is a small ritual skin knife in the shape of a crescent used in them. Tantric ceremonies of Vajrayana Buddhism. It is said that kartari is "one of the attributes par excellence of wrathful tantric deities". It is commonly referred to as the "knife of the dakinis". Its shape is similar to that of the Inuitulu or woman's knife, which is used for many things, including cleaning skins.
While kartari is normally held in the right hand of a dakini in the iconography and spiritual practice of vajrayana, it can sometimes be seen held by esoteric male deities, such as some forms of Yamantaka. It is also frequently found in the iconography of Chöd's Tibetan Buddhist spiritual practice.
In the same way that the bell and the vajra are usually paired ritual elements in the spiritual practice and iconography of the vajrayana (one is held in the right hand and the other simultaneously held in the left), the kartika usually appears as a pair with the kapala or "skull-Cup".
The shape of the kartika, or trigug, with its crescent shape and hook at the end, is derived from the shape of a traditional shape of the Indian butcher knife .
Vajrayogini representations usually contain kartika as one of its attributes. In the iconography of enlightened dakinis and tantric female yidams, it is common to find the hooked kartika knife in her right hand and the skull cut in her left, representing "the inseparable union of wisdom and skillful means".
Mahakala is practiced and venerated in all "tantric" schools of Tibetan Buddhism. However, it is depicted in different ways, each with distinct qualities and aspects. It is also considered to be the emanation of different beings, namely Avalokiteśvara (in Tibetan Chenrezig) or Cakrasamvara (in Tibetan Korlo Demchog, or 'khor-lo bde-mchog according to the Wylie system) in the Kagyüpa and Shangpa traditions. There are several kinds of forms of Mahakala which as a protector is emanated from the essence of tantra for which he is responsible. Thus, there are particular protectors in the father, mother and non-duel tantras of the Mahamudra, other types and forms of protectors exist in the schools that claim to be from the Dzogchen....
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