The Wooden Om Mani Padme Hum & Swastika Peace Tassel is a beautiful talisman featuring a Swastika with the well-known 6-syllable mantra in Chinese characters (唵嘛呢叭咪吽) on one side and the four Chinese characters 出入平安 “Chu Ru Ping An” which means “safe journey wherever you go” on the other. Enhanced with decorative beads and creative knots, the amulet 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 has been 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 is used as an auspicious mark on Buddhist temples and as decorative borders around paintings, altar cloths, and banners. Many of these symbols are clockwise or right turning whilst the older ones are 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) that 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 and are a sacred version 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 because it contains the essence of the entire teachings of Buddha. Through contact with and, especially, a meditation on this mantra of compassion, positive qualities are developed and so, happiness naturally increases in one’s life.
The Wooden Om Mani Padme Hum & Swastika Peace 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!