This is a Tibetan Prayer Wheel, also known as Mani Wheels by the Tibetans. The wheel is embossed with the well-known mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” in Tibetan scripts and decorated with colorful turquoise and coral stones. It spins in an ornate shrine-shaped frame and sits on a lotus-shaped base. A small solar cell strip on one side of the base catches the light of the sun or a bright lamp to generate power so that your prayer wheel will self-spin continuously-high tech spirituality indeed! Gold plated yet lightweight, it fits nicely on a window sill or on the dashboard of your car.
Found all over Tibet and in areas influenced by Tibetan culture, the use of a Tibetan Prayer Wheel is an ancient and mystical practice that has long been popular with Buddhists in these areas for its ability to bless the environment, spread spiritual blessings and well-being, transform bad luck to good luck, promote healing, increase compassion, and assist practitioners on their journeys to enlightenment. Buddhists believe that each turn of the wheel generates as much merit as reciting the mantras out loud. Quoting Lama Zopa, Rinpoche: “Just touching and turning a prayer wheel brings incredible purification and accumulates unbelievable merit.”
OM MANI PADME HUM is probably the most famous mantra in Buddhism. It is the six syllabled mantras of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara (Tibetan Chenrezig, Chinese Kuan Yin). The mantra is easy to recite yet powerful because it contains the essence of the entire teachings of Buddha. It 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, developing positive qualities and so, happiness naturally increases in one’s life. Keeping this auspicious prayer wheel close to you is a wonderful way to bring the energy and positive benefits of this powerful mantra wherever you may be.
Keep the Solar Powered Tibetan Prayer Wheel near you at all times to attract all the bountiful blessings associated with the OM MANI PADME HUM mantra for a more enlightened and enhanced life. Stick it on the dashboard of your car, display it on a well-lit desk or favorite window sill, and watch it spin throughout the day, emitting blessings and prayers of well-being & compassion.