This is a beautiful tassel featuring a Wulou-shape pendant made of the Obsidian crystal and sand-blasted with golden sands to etch the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum on it. It’s embellished with a mystic knot and finished off with red oriental tassels. Wu Lou is a popular symbol in Feng Shui for good health luck.
Om Mani Padme Hum, on the other hand, 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 to bring a strong sense of determination to conquer fear and face reality in a practical and courageous way. Obsidian is also a very protective stone and is excellent for blocking out and dissolving negative energies, thus protecting you against evil intentions. Obsidians are also effective at fighting stress and depression; promoting the release of grievances and acceptance of the past.
This sacred Om Mani Padme Hum Wu Lou Tassel will bring the blessings of the bodhisattva of compassion as well as health energies into your life.