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  • Item Category: Fraternal, Political, Organizations
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 03, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House


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~Up for auction is a beautiful prayer (mani, blessing) wheel made from bronze, and has a warm, gold-tone. Imported directly from the Kingdom of Nepal, NOT FROM CHINA , who has invaded and occupied peace-loving Tibet, this is the largest prayer wheel I carry. It has many colorful stones, turquoise and red, set into the sides and top. The brass is beautifully and ornately detailed, giving it an almost antique look. Please enlarge my pictures. They are non-eBay served and quite large.~

~This prayer wheel is a nice comfortable size and weight in my hand. It has a 5" wooden handle, the rotating head is large, almost 3 1/2" in length and the total length is close to 9". A brass weight is attached to the side by a chain, and it is this weight, combined with the motion of your hand, that sets the prayer wheel spinning out its blessings.~

~Mani, or prayer wheels (mani meaning "blessing") are always spun in a clock-wise direction, when viewed from above. This is old tradition. To learn more about prayer wheels, please see the attached information, below .*** ~

~T is a large paper scroll of Om Mani Padme Hum mantras inside. The top can be easily removed to view these. Even I was able to figure out how to take the top off and put it back together so it worked!! The picture below shows the top removed, and what the roll of mantras inside looks like. The belief is that ALL these mantras and their blessings go out to all sentient beings by spinning the wheel, so the more mantras, the better!!~

~To view a wide array of Tibetan Buddhist-related items, as well as lots of neat Fair Trade global imports, including everything from Nepali ceramic incense burners to African Bolga baskets, please visit my Store .~

~Om Mani Padme Hum~

~May all beings have happiness, and the causes of happiness~

~As always, please feel free to contact me if I can provide more information or pictures. I combine shipping gladly and try to keep my single item shipping prices as low as I can. It is my goal to always ship the next business day , and I rarely fail! This item will have to be shipped in a box, so the choices will be either Parcel Post or Priority Mail .~

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*** Tibetan prayer wheels (called Mani wheels by the Tibetans) are devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. Rolls of thin paper, imprinted with many, many copies of the mantra (prayer) Om Mani Padme Hum , printed in an ancient Indian script or in Tibetan script, are wound around an axle in a protective container, and spun around and around. Typically, larger decorative versions of the syllables of the mantra are also carved on the outside cover of the wheel.

Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying this mantra, out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion.
Viewing a written copy of the mantra is said to have the same effect -- and the mantra is carved into stones left in piles near paths w travelers will see them. Spinning the written form of the mantra around in a Mani wheel is also supposed to have the same effect; the more copies of the mantra, the more the benefit.
a mani stone

Traditionally wheels were not used at all in Tib...