This beautifully inlaid TIBETAN PRAYER WHEEL features copper, laminate, and wood with Coral accents. Measuring 10" long and 2" across, this unique piece is complete with a scroll of prayers inside! Please see photos --there is a small chip in the handle of this wheel which does not detract from its beauty!
Tibetan prayer wheels—also called Mani wheels—are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well-being. Rolls of thin paper, imprinted with numerous copies of the mantra (prayer) Om Mani Padme Hum are placed inside the prayer wheel. It is then spun clockwise during prayer, meditation, and at the beginning and end of each day. Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying this mantra, out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion. The following is an interpretation of Om Mani Padme Hum, the six-syllable mantra of loving kindness used while spinning the prayer wheel. This mantra represents the six rivers or paths to ease suffering and attain wisdom. Om (ohm)- Om is the sound or “vibration” of the universe. This sound is the most important of all; but in the context of chanting and mantras, it is meant destroy attachments to ego and establish generosity. Ma (mah)- Removes the attachment to jealousy and establishes ethics. Ni (nee)- Removes the attachment to desire and establishes patience. Pad (pahd)- Removes the attachment to prejudice and establishes perseverance. Me (meh)- Removes the attachment to possessiveness and establishes concentration. Hum (hum)- Removes the attachment to hatred and establishes wisdom. Using a prayer wheel can enhance visualizations and intentions for the highest good of all beings. Adding this beautiful, meditative tool to your own spiritual practice can help you brings about positive benefit and transformation!