This beautiful Handcrafted 100% pure Copper Bracelet contains the Asta Mangala Symbols, featuring the 8 auspicious symbols of Buddhism. The use our Copper for medicinal and healing purposes is found throughout recorded history. Each bracelet contains a card explaining the healing properties of the bracelets.
This is a fair trade item made by our Fair Trade partners in Nepal. The proceeds from your purchases are used to financially support a large Tibetan Buddhist monastery that houses over 200 young monks living in exile.
The Eight Auspicious Symbols are:
Right-coiled White Conch: The white conch which coils to the right symbolizes the deep, far-reaching and melodious sound of the Dharma teachings, which being appropriate to different natures, predispositions and aspirations of disciples, awakens them from the deep slumber of ignorance and urges them to accomplish their own and others' welfare.
Precious Umbrella: The precious umbrella 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.
Victory Banner: The victory banner symbolizes the victory of the activities of one's own and others body, speech and mind over obstacles and negativitities. It also stands for the complete victory of the Buddhist Doctrine over all harmful and pernicious forces.
Golden Fish: The golden fish symbolizes 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.
Dharma Wheel: The golden wheel symbolizes the auspiciousness of the turning of the precious wheel of Buddha's doctrine, both in its teachings and realizations, in all realms and at all times, enabling beings to experience the joy of wholesome deeds and liberation.
Auspicious Drawing: The auspicious drawing symbolizes the mutual dependence of religious doctrine and secular affairs. Similarly, it represents the union of wisdom and method, the inseparability of emptiness and dependent arising at the time of path, and finally, at the time of enlightenment, the complete union of wisdom and great compassion.
Lotus Flower: The lotus flower symbolizes the complete purification of the defilement's of the body, speech and mind, and the full blossoming of wholesome deeds in blissful liberation.
Vase of Treasure: The treasure vase symbolizes an endless rain of long life, wealth and prosperity and all the benefits of this world and liberation.
- Handcrafted copper bracelet with Asta Mangala Symbols
- 100% Pure copper
- 6" length