~SPECIAL HAND-STAMPED BRASS 4.3" OM MANTRA TIBETAN BUDDHIST SINGING BOWL NEPAL NEW~
~COMPLETE SET! CUSHION & MALLET INCLUDED!~
~free Priority shipping & USA seller!!!~
~This beautiful and unique Singing Bowl is custom hand-stamped around its face, interior and bottom by craftsmen in Nepal. These bowls often show some flaws of character, as they are hand-painted then hand-stamped. Each one is unique and their attractive appearance (I've noticed many of the other Singing Bowls on eBay are plain...), as well as the fact this bowl did NOT come from CHINA, adds to its appeal. The brass has a rich, warm cast, very shiny and the stamped portions show over black areas that are hand-crafted, looking hand-painted, making each bowl a unique work of art. The ornamentation is extensive. On the outside surface of the bowl is included the Om Mani Padme Hung mantra in the outer top row above another decorative row, added solely for beauty. On the bottom is a very large OM symbol, visible above left. As always, my shipping is done at actual cost! Please enlarge my pictures. They are non-eBay served, and quite large.~
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~If you want or require flawless cosmetic perfection, please do not buy these bowls, as they are a bit rustic, as things made in Nepal tend to be. If the cosmetic qualities are more important than the sound, please do not buy this singing bowl set! The design inside the bowl, shown below left and above, right, also shows as a shiny area, and displays one of the 8 Auspicious Symbols, the conch shell, which symbolizes the thoughts of Buddha. The precise design of the conch shell may vary a bit. On the bottom of the bowl, pictured on the right, is the Om symbol, a sacred mystical symbol. For more information about the Om Mantra, please see below.***~
~This Singing Bowl weighs 11 ounces. It measures 4.3" in diameter at its widest point and 2 in height. The sound that resonates from metal singing bowls is pure and very powerful in centering the mind and body, and helping create a meditative state. Scientific research has been done on Singing Bowls and it has been discovered that the sound wave pattern of the Bowls is equivalent to the alpha waves naturally produced in the brain. Singing Bowls create a deep sense of relaxation.~
~The OM mantra is the familiar mantra of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. For a discourse on the meaning of this mantra by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, please see below.***. Pictured below is the colorful brocrade fabric cushion, included at no extra charge. They come in a variety of colors.~
~Singing Bowls are used worldwide for meditation, relaxation, healthcare and mystical and religious practice. At my Gompa, they are used at the beginning of the "calm abiding" meditation session, to help to focus the mind.~
~The included wooden mallet, which measures 5 1/2 inches in length, is the perfect instrument with which to strike the bowl without damaging the metal surface. It has a plain wooden end and also, a padded end, which produces a softer sound. It may also be run rapidly around the outside rim of the Singing Bowl for a unique vibratory sound--this takes some practice!~
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~Om Mani Padme Hum~
~May all beings have happiness, and the causes of happiness~
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OM MANI PADME HUM
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama
It is very good to recite the mantra Om mani padme hum, but while you are doing it, you should be thinking on its meaning, for the meaning of the six syllables is great and vast. The first, Om is composed of three letters, A, U, and M. These symbolize the practitioner's impure body, speech, and mind; they also symbolize the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha.
Can impure body, speech, and mind be transformed into pure body, speech, and mind, or are they entirely separate? All Buddhas are cases of beings who were like ourselves and then in dependence on the path became enlightened; Buddhism does not assert that there is anyone who from the beginning is free from faults and possesses all good qualities. The development of pure body, speech, and mind comes from gradually leaving the impure states arid their being transformed into the pure.
How is this done? The path is indicated by the next four syllables. Mani, meaning jewel, symbolizes the factors of method-the altruistic intention to become enlightened, compassion, and love. Just as a jewel is capable of removing poverty, so the altruistic mind of enlightenment is capable of removing the poverty, or difficulties, of cyclic existence and of solitary peace. Similarly, just as a jewel fulfills the wishes of sentient beings, so the altruistic intention to become enlightened fulfills the wishes of sentient beings.
The two syllables, padme, meaning lotus, symbolize wisdom. Just as a lotus grows forth from mud but is not sullied by the faults of mud, so wisdom is capable of putting you in a situation of non-contradiction whereas there would be contradiction if you did not have wisdom. There is wisdom realizing impermanence, wisdom realizing that persons are empty, of being self-sufficient or substantially existent, wisdom that realizes the emptiness of duality-that is to say, of difference of entity between subject an object-and wisdom that realizes the emptiness of inherent existence. Though there are many different types of wisdom, the main of all these is the wisdom realizing emptiness.
Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllable hum, which indicates indivisibility. According to the sutra system, this indivisibility of method and wisdom refers to wisdom affected by method and method affected by wisdom. In the mantra, or tantric, vehicle, it refers to one consciousness in which there is the full form of both wisdom and method as one undifferentiable entity. In terms of the seed syllables of the five Conqueror Buddhas, hum is the seed syllable of Akshobhya - the immovable, the unfluctuating, that which cannot be disturbed by anything.
Thus the six syllables, om mani padme hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha. It is said that you should not seek for Buddhahood outside of yourself; the substances for the achievement of Buddhahood are within. As Maitreya says in his Sublime Continuum of the Great Vehicle (Uttaratantra), all beings naturally have the Buddha nature in their own continuum. We have within us the seed of purity, the essence of a One Gone Thus (Tathagatagarbha), that is to be transformed and fully developed into Buddhahood.
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