This is a beautiful tassel featuring a cylindrical bead made of the crystal Obsidian and etched with the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum in Sanskrit.
Om Mani Padme Hum is probably the most famous mantra in Buddhism, the six syllabled mantras of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteshvara (Tibetan Chenrezig, Chinese Guanyin). The Dalai Lama is said to be an incarnation of Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara, so the mantra is especially revered by his devotees and it is commonly carved onto rocks and written on paper which is then inserted into prayer wheels to increase its effects.
The mantra Om Mani Padme Hum is easy to say yet quite powerful because it contains the essence of the entire teachings of Buddha. 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. Pä, 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.
Obsidian is a perfect crystal for you if your personal self-esteem and confidence need a boost. Obsidian is a very protective stone and is excellent for blocking out and dissolving negative energies, thus protecting you against evil intentions. It is also effective at fighting stress and depression; promoting the release of grievances and acceptance of the past.
This beautiful Om Mani Padme Hum Obsidian Tassel will bring the blessings of the bodhisattva of compassion into your life.