A stunning Sterling Silver Buddhist mantra ring from the Egret collection. Carry the teachings of Buddha where-ever you go with this beautifully made ring. The inscriptions on the ring are the “Heart of Sūtra” which translate into "The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom" and in the centre, is a perfectly formed lotus flower.
Material: Sterling Silver
The Great Heart of Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, was deep through the Perfection of Wisdom, saw clearly that the five aggregates of human existence are empty, and so released himself from suffering.
"Sariputra! Form is nothing more than emptiness, emptiness is nothing more than Form. Form is exactly emptiness, and emptiness is exactly Form. The other four aggregates of human existence -- feeling, thought, will, and consciousness -- are also nothing more than emptiness."
"Sariputra! All things are empty: Nothing is born, nothing dies, nothing is pure, nothing is stained, nothing increases and nothing decreases. So, in emptiness, there is no form, no feeling, no thought, no will, no consciousness. There are no eyes, no ears, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind. There is no seeing, no hearing, no smelling, no tasting, no touching, no imagining. No plane of sight, no plane of thought. There is no ignorance, and no end to ignorance. There is no old age and death, and no end to old age and death. There is no suffering, no cause of suffering, no end to suffering, no path to suffering. There is no attainment of wisdom, and no wisdom to attain."
The Bodhisattvas rely on the Perfection of Wisdom, their hearts without delusions; they have no reason for delusion, no fear within, abandoning their confused thoughts, finally experiencing Nirvana.
The Buddha’s, past, present, and future, rely on the Perfection of Wisdom, and live in full enlightenment. The Perfection of Wisdom is the greatest mantra. It is the wisest mantra, the highest mantra, the mantra of the rest. Remove all suffering. This is truth that cannot be falsity. The reason of the Perfection of Wisdom Mantra, The Mantra is thus: Gaté, gaté, paragaté, parasamgaté. Bodhi! Svaha!
For centuries, the lotus flower has been a symbol of growth and rebirth. It is considered to be a sacred flower across many cultures. Rising with the morning sun it rises from its muddy waters to bloom with unparalleled beauty. Once the sun has set it then submerges into the murky river and undaunted by its dark environment it miraculously re-blooms the next day. Because of its behaviours the Egyptians associated it with rebirth, the Sun and creation. As the sun ascends in the morning so did the flower. The Egyptian book of the dead is known to include spells that can transform a person into a lotus flower, allowing them to be resurrected or reborn. In Buddhism, the lotus flower is associated with purity, spiritual awakening and faith. As the flower resurfaces from its muddy river-bed clean and pure so do we move into our spiritual awakening born again. Many people in western cultures wear lotus jewellery to signify spirituality, divine rebirth, purity and faith. Whatever the reason for obtaining one, it usually has a relationship to a change of path in life or some kind or spiritual growth.