An amulet is a wearable object that is believed to have magical powers to bring good luck (energetic, sacramental effect) and protect against harm. Tibetan amulets are more than just a piece of jewelry. They require respectful handling. You can wear the amulet (as a pendant) on your body or put it under your pillow or in your car to be blessed and protected from evil spirits.
In the Guru Rinpochen amulet, an image of Guru Rinpochen and the Guru Mantras are rolled up with a colorful thread and sealed in a protective plastic cover. Guru Rinpochen is considered an incarnation of the Buddha Amitabha, in whom the siddhis of all the Buddhas of all times manifested. It is believed that reciting the Mantra of Guru Rinpoche or wearing the Mantra amulet can free one from difficulties or obstacles in life.
- An image of Guru Rinpoche and Guru Mantras rolled up and sealed
- Can be worn as a pendant. Or put it under the pillow or in the car.
- Dimensions: approx. 3.5 x 3.5 cm
- Weight: 4 g
Guru Rinpochen (Padmasambhava) is considered the founder of Buddhism in Tibet at the time of King Thrisong Detsen (756 to 796) in Tibet. He subdued the spirits and demons of the snow land who opposed Buddhism through tantric powers and bound many of them to the Buddha's teachings as Dharma protectors. Because of his special abilities, he was instrumental in establishing the first Buddhist monastery, Samye, in Tibet. With the establishment of this monastery (in 769 or 775) by the Tibetan king Thrisong Detsen (759-797), the first wave of translations of Buddhist scriptures from India to Tibet began.