Item Description: This is a very nice vintage Tibetan solid copper crafted gold gilt unique Chakra extra large singing bowl with wooden striker, circling around the edge of the bowl with the wooden striker will produce a peaceful humming sound item width is approximately 5-1/2 inches across and approximately 2-1/8 inches thick. 1 Inch = 2.54 Centimeter (CM). Meaning of Tibetan Sacred Mantra "OM MANI PADME HUM". The Mani mantra is the most widely used of all Buddhist mantras, and open to anyone who feels inspired to practice it -- it does not require prior initiation by a lama (meditation master).
The six syllables of the mantra, as it is often pronounced by Tibetans -- Om Mani Padme Hum It is said that all the teachings of the Buddha are contained in this mantra: Om Mani Padme Hum can not really be translated into a simple phrase or sentence. The mantra Om Mani Pädme Hum is easy to say yet quite powerful, because it contains the essence of the entire teaching. When you say the first syllable Om it is blessed to help you achieve perfection in the practice of generosity, Ma helps perfect the practice of pure ethics, and Ni helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and patience. Päd, the fourth syllable, helps to achieve perfection of perseverance, Me helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration, and the final sixth syllable Hum helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom. So in this way recitation of the mantra helps achieve perfection in the six practices from generosity to wisdom.
The path of these six perfections is the path walked by all the Buddhas of the three times. What could then be more meaningful than to say the mantra and accomplish the six perfections? Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying the mantra (prayer), Om Mani Padme Hum, out loud or silently to oneself, the embodiment of compassion, it is often carved into stones, and placed where people can see them. Written form of Mantra on bracelets is also beleived to give the same benefit as saying the mantra.
Vibration is the most essential characteristic of singing bowls. Vibration is life, and it adds life. The deeper meaning has something to do with the sound of HUM , which permeates the space, according to the Tibetan tradition. The sound of a Tibetan singing bowl is like HUM, natural, harmonious and deep.
The bowls contain seven metals, one for each planet of the Tibetan astrology. Gold represents the Sun, silver the moon, copper Venus, tin Jupiter, etc. Each component is a part of the purifying effect of the bowl, which is important in feng shui also. The portions are different in every bowl, and not all the bowls contain all the 7 metals. Quite little is known about the origin of the singing bowls.It seems likely, that shamans started to use them in Tibet over 1000 years ago. The process of making them, as well as the methods of using them were a well kept secret. Western people are starting to find these secrets by experimenting with the bowls in the areas of healing, meditation, music and purifying negative impulses. Include all relevant information pertaining to the item in question ie. The item "Vintage Tibetan Copper Gold Gilt Chakra EXTRA LARGE Singing Bowl & Striker #R1" is in sale since Thursday, February 11, 2016.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Nepalese & Tibetan". The seller is "valuetreasure" and is located in Flushing, New York.This item can be shipped worldwide.