Auspicious symbols zen bracelet for compassion and protection
Auspicious symbols zen bracelet was Made in Nepal, not designed by Zenmundi but very zen just the same. You should not resist getting this bracelet! Suspended between solid black cord are metal discs inscribed with one of the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. More on each of the symbols appears below. On the reverse side of the discs there is an image of the double Vajra, a spiritual tool associated with compassion and protection.
Vajra symbol: Vajrayana is translated as “Diamond Way” and can imply the thunderbolt experience of Buddhist enlightenment or bodhi. It also implies indestructibility, just as diamonds are harder than other gemstones.
The symbols on the outer edge include:
Auspicious symbols – The Golden Fish
The golden fish represents the auspiciousness of all living beings in a state of fearlessness, without danger of drowning in the ocean of sufferings, and migrating from place to place freely and spontaneously, just as fish swim freely without fear through water.
Auspicious symbols – The Parasol
The parasol symbolizes the wholesome activity of preserving beings from illness, harmful forces, obstacles and so forth in this life and all kinds of temporary and enduring sufferings of the three lower realms, and the realms of men and gods in future lives. It also represents the enjoyment of a feast of benefit under its cool shade.
Auspicious symbols – The Urn
The urn represents the never-ending abundance. Like the lamp of the genie, the vase encloses countless vast, rich spiritual benefits that one could ever imagine. The urn is also referred to as, “The Vase of Inexhaustible Treasures”, or “The Urn of Wisdom”. The vase also symbolizes a long life and magnificent prosperity.
Auspicious symbols -The Lotus Flower
The lotus flower symbolizes the complete purification of the defilements of the body, speech and mind, and the full blossoming of wholesome deeds in blissful liberation.
Auspicious symbols – The Conch Shell
The Conch shell is a symbol that is used in many cultures and is seen throughout history. Together with the circle and the spiral, it is perhaps one of the oldest symbols used for esoteric wisdom. Used for practical purposes as a horn in ancient times, it is typically associated with the sound used to wake people up.
Auspicious symbols – The Infinite Knot
he endless knot is a symbol that contains many figurative interpretations. It represents the interconnection and union of opposing or unlike forces such as: wisdom and compassion, religious and secular affairs, or birth and death. The seemingly endless nature of this lattice type design also gives an impression of infinity, much like the Buddha’s divine eternal consciousness.
Auspicious symbols – The Wheel
There are three parts to the symbol of the wheel. The first part is the hub, which represents the training in moral discipline. The hub is the center and support of all spiritual growth. The second is the spokes, which signify the proper application of the teachings. The spokes connect the hub to the third and final part, which is the rim. The rim signifies concentration. As a whole, the wheel represents learning from past experiences and eventual liberation from suffering.
Auspicious symbols – The Banner
The victory banner represents utilizing the Dharma to perfect one’s body, speech and mind to become triumphant over troubles and unhappiness.
Discs are approximately .375” x .375” each, the cord is easily adjustable and easily glides on to fit most wrists. Made in Nepal, I had to acquire some of these when that zen feel hit me. Always want to share that zen style with those who would also appreciate it. This item may contain variations and slight imperfections in surface, finish, appearance and color. Due to handmade nature the engraving may appear slightly washed out on some spots.