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Tibetan Buddhist Gau Pendant - Buddha Eyes

$24.00
SKU: j0228

Product Dimensions: Pendant 1.75 W & 2.75 L inches

Availability: In stock

Quick Overview:

Attractive circular shaped brass <em>Gau</em> box pendant decorated with the symbol <span>for Buddha Eyes, or as sometimes called, Wisdom Eyes. This Gau (also spelled Ghau or Gao) is a Tibetan Buddhist amulet container, made to be worn as jewelry. Use it to hold and carry your small sacred amulets such as images, mantras (prayers), or relics. This style is a fitted back Gau which has&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12px;">a pressure fit back meant to be pried open with your fingernails. Buddha eyes appear upside down, but the symbol is meant to be viewed from the perspecitive of the wearer looking down at it.  Comes in assorted colors.  Pick yours below.  Handcrafted in Nepal.

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  • Fair Trade
  • Hand Made
 

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On virtually every stupa (Buddhist shrine) in Nepal, there are giant pairs of eyes staring out from the four sides of the main tower. These are Buddha Eyes (also known as Wisdom Eyes), and they look out in the four directions to symbolize the omniscience (all-seeing) of a Buddha. The Buddha eyes are so prevalent throughout the country that they have become a symbol of Nepal itself. Between the Buddha's eyes where the nose would be is a curly symbol that looks like question mark. This is the Nepali character for the number 1, which symbolizes unity of all the things as well as the one way to reach enlightenment—through the Buddha's teachings. Above this is a third eye, symbolizing the all-seeing wisdom of the Buddha.

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