Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheel
Tibetan buddhist prayer wheel on a spindle made from brass metal and studded with stones such turquoise and coral.
The mantra Om Mani Padme Hum is written in Sanskrit and written in and outside of the wheel. A
collectable piece not just for prayers but it would be a nice piece on Altar.
According to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, spinning a Tibetan Prayer wheel will have much the same meritorious effect as orally reciting the prayers.
OM MANI PADME HUM ཨོཾ་མ་ཎི་པ་དྨེ་ཧཱུྃ། Buddhist Prayer Wheel
Meaning of “om mani padme hūṃ”, by H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
The first, Om […] symbolizes the practitioner’s impure body, speech, and mind; it also symbolizes the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha[…]”
“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.[…]”
“The two syllables, padme, meaning lotus, symbolize wisdom[…]”
“Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllable hum, which indicates indivisibility[…]”
“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[…]”