This handsome handcrafted bracelet combines traditional Eastern medicine with one of the most significant mantras in Buddhism for an accent that is as meaningful as it is beautiful. Saying, or even reading, the words Om mani padme hum is believed to invoke the Buddha of Compassion, called Avalokitesvara in Sanskrit or Chenrezig in Tibetan. Some traditions within Eastern medicine use copper and brass for their purported power to alleviate arthritis and increase circulation. These two beliefs intertwine in a hand-hammered copper, brass, and white metal cuff. The Tibetan script for Om mani padme hum is overlaid on the face of the bracelet.
Handmade in Kathmandu, Nepal. Copper, brass, and white metal. 2 3/8" diameter x 3/4"W.
I bought 5 bracelets because my 35 year old step-daughter is fighting brain cancer. I bought them for her and her two sisters, her mom and myself. My husband and her father studied Sandskrit at Berkeley when she was born. We are going to wear the bracelets when she gets her chemo and radiation. Because this bracelet combines Eastern medicine and one of the most significant mantras in Buddhism invoking the Budda of Compassion. I felt if we all wore them as she goes through her treatment it would give her support that she is not alone in this battle. We stand together in support and affirm the blessings of this mantra. I really believe it will help her spiritually and emotionally that we are with her while she is on this journey. The beauty of the bracelet is very powerful. We lost her father almost two years ago and I believe it will bring him into this show of support. It's about love and faith.
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend