Thursday, August 9, 2007

Tibetan Prayer Wheel

Tibetan prayer wheels (Tib: Mani wheels ) are Prayer devices for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. Rolls of thin paper, imprinted or written with many mantra (prayer) "Om Mani Padme Hum", Written in an ancient Newari(Ranjana) script or in Tibetan script, are spin around an axle in a protective container, and spin 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 "Om mani padame hum" mantra, out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig Avalokiteshwor, the embodiment of compassion. (Click Link on Avlokiteshwor to Read about Him and click back Button to come back to this page again)

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 where 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 benefit.

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Hand held wheels, the most common type, are made to be spin with one hand. They are generally made of a round body of metal (sometimes of wood), penetrated along its axis by a metal axle mounted in wooden or metal handle. The cylinder, along with the mantra "Om mani padame hum" roll it contains, can be kept turning with a slight rotation of the wrist, With the help of a weighted cord or chain.

This particular image on the left shows the wheel leaning on a wooden rest, and shows the mantra roll removed from the protective case. In the case of a small hand-held wheel like this one the scroll can be a 20 or more yards (meters) in length.
Some of Prayer wheel also for table-top prayer wheels like the shown: which you can spin during your working our to relief your stress.



Anonymous said...

Whooaaa, they're all really beautiful!!! I like to have one and put it in my closet :D when do you want to present to me one?? hehe

Anonymous said...

Buddhists will turn prayer wheels to wish for a good rebirth or a safe journey.

notosz said...

Anonymous said...

Thanks Trotechnikus for your Live Prayer wheel Link.
I have made a wish on it.

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