The Om Mani Padme Hum Swastika Talisman is a beautiful talisman featuring a sandalwood swastika with the well-known 6 syllable mantra in Chinese characters (唵嘛呢叭彌吽) printed in gold on one side and protective mantras on the reverse. The swastika strung on four strings of round sandalwood beads. Adjust to lengthen or shorten the tassel. These beads totalling 108 (27 x 4) can conveniently double as prayer beads too. The sandalwood amulet is stained a rich dark brown which harmonises well with the gold highlights and ends charmingly with a matching tassel.
The swastika (Sanskrit svastika, “all is well”), a simple geometric symbol of a cross with four arms of equal length, has a long history in nearly every culture of the world. Also known as Wan Zi (Chinese), Man Ji (Japanese) or Yung Drung (Tibetan). It used in many places as a symbol of health and good luck, as well as to represent the idea of the eternal return or continuous flow. In Buddhism, the swastika signifies auspiciousness and good fortune as well as Buddha’s footprints and heart.
The Buddhist swastika is thus considered a symbol of plurality, eternity, abundance, prosperity and long life. It used as an auspicious mark on Buddhist temples and as decorative borders around paintings, altar cloths and banners. Many of these symbols are the clockwise or right turning whilst the older ones are the left turning symbol. But whether it is right turning or left turn, the meaning and origin is always the same – auspicious well-being.
OM MANI PADME HUM is probably the most famous mantra in Buddhism. It is the six-syllable mantra of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara (Tibetan Chenrezig, Chinese Kuan Yin). It helps to achieve perfection in the practice of generosity, pure ethics, tolerance, perseverance, concentration and wisdom. Mantras are actually powerful scriptures that invoke spiritual guardians or divine help in times of need. Also, are sacred versions of positive affirmations that work wonders in times of uncertainty, danger and weakness.
This mantra has the power to bless the heart and mind of any who come into contact with it. Its special benefit is to uncover and foster the compassion innate in all beings. The mantra OM MANI PADME HUM is easy to recite yet powerful. It contains the essence of the entire teachings of Buddha. Through contact with and, especially, a meditation on this mantra of compassion, positive qualities developed. Hence, happiness naturally increases in one’s life.
Sandalwood has a very ancient history and has long revered many cultures for its vast diversity in attributes. Many Asian temples and religious accessories such as rosaries and staffs made from sandalwood. This aromatic wood, with its delicate, soft woody scent, relaxes the muscles, clears the mind and has a generally soothing and uplifting influence. Its healing fragrance popularly used to clear the space of negative energy and stimulate the flow of good chi.
The Sandalwood Swastika Talisman with Om Mani Padme Hum Tassel, besides being an elegant accessory, is a handy Feng Shui amulet to invoke the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Buddha as well as the Goddess of Mercy. Hang it in your home or car, or pop it in your bag to enjoy peace of mind and prepare to welcome greater prosperity, improved health and better luck into your life!