This is a beautiful tassel featuring an Obsidian crystal ball sand-blasted with golden sands to etch the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum on it.
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 molten lava that cooled so quickly it had no time to crystallize. As a result, it works extremely fast and with great power. Obsidian is a perfect crystal for you if you need to boost your personal self-esteem and confidence. It is also a very strong protective stone and is exceedingly valuable in forming a shield against negatives. This crystal, when placed by the bed or under the pillow, is effective in drawing out mental tension and stress, promoting the release of grievances and acceptance of the past, bringing clarity to the mind, clearing confusion and constricting beliefs, and expanding one’s consciousness.
This sacred Obsidian with Gold Sanded Om Mani Padme Hum Crystal Ball Tassel will bring the blessings of the bodhisattva of compassion into your life.