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Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Wheel C024

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Prayer wheel, also called a revolving lection barrel, with scriptures written on the inside of the barrel. The monks chanted the 6-syllable mantra constantly while making these prayer wheels. Hand-painted kyungbur on all surfaces; the gold is 24kt. Made of Juniper which is the prescribed wood for sending prayers to the Wind Horse. This is the smallest of the three sizes of post cultural revolution prayer wheels. The barrel is painted in a mandala fashion, with 6 rings. The top ring is a ring of gold as is the bottom ring. The second ring is the parasol. The 3rd ring alternates Zipaks and double dorjes. the 4th ring is a continuous 6-syllable Mantra of Avalokiteshvara, OM MANI PADME HUM. The 5th ring is a double set of gilded lotus petals forming a lotus throne. The concentric gold cirles on the frame represent torma offerings. The barrel lifts out of frame by lifting and tilting from bottom.  The swivel mounts are metal.  This prayer wheel comes with a certificate of authenticity brush-signed by Tse Rang Don Dup.

Age: circa 1988.  Dimensions: Frame H= 20.5" W=11.5" D=9.25"  Barrel H=11" Diameter =7"


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The mantra is OM MANI PADME HUM. The  6 syllables are the famous mantra of Avalokiteshvara, which is sometimes explained as ”The jewel in the heart of the Lotus.” The first OM refers to Buddha’s body, speech and mind, as in possessing this oneself; the MA of MANI is a jewel or treasure, (wisdom/thinking). The NI of the MANI is the altruistic mind. PADMI is the lotus flower, the nature of reality of Buddha’s wisdom. HUM is the determination and resolution to acquire and retain these qualities.

Expanded iconography will be supplied to the purchaser: this prayer wheel has been blessed by the Living Buddha.

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