Starting with a literal Tibetan gem — turquoise-only and turquoise-alternating with (we`ll let you guess)
let us move to the metaphorical plane, and greet respectfully His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, or in simpler human terms — if you’d recall — Tenzin Gyatso.
and thank him for his encouraging messages such as this one:
More Tibetan monk accessories (combined mutual-culturally 🙂 with an Indian Shiva)
and as a special treat, Tibetan singing bowls (standing — instead of hanging — bells, really), used in prayer/meditation and for healing with sound vibrations
You tap and then can modulate the vibrations by gently touching the (padded/wooden) mallet to the bowl and moving it around.
Not surprisingly, above the Dalai Lama’s head are the syllables of a classic prayer, “Om mani padme hum” which one can repeat with a 108-bead rosary, or while spinning these two –inscribed with the mantra in Sanscrit, always to the left (!)
They are filled with a thousand each, for the manifold increase of the prayer`s power. (Recall also the symbolism of `the turning of the wheel` in Buddhism)
And on our way out — with a generous Tibetan gesture — let`s take a peak at adjacent Himalayan-and-area art-and-crafts tokens
- a couple bundles of Thai fishing pants (note the instructions), and
- an Indian hat
- `culturally expansive`, you could say, necklaces…
with a special `Tuk jai chei` (recall `material covered`)
for the tour 🙂 🙂 🙂