‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ Prayer Wheel

Prayer Wheel

This Tibetan Buddhist hand prayer wheel has ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ written on it in Sanskrit.

prayer wheel :: original fine artwork by Astrid Lee :: Tibetan Buddhist Art

Acrylics on canvas.
Size: 24 x24 inches , on 1.5 inch gallery-quality canvas.

Fine Art Giclee Print size: approx. 12×12 inch (frames up nicely to a significantly larger size).
Price: approx. £ 50, depending on your paper or canvas choice. Plus shipping & handling cost if applicable. Inquiries: email info @ astridlee.com

Prayer Wheel Painting

While this spiritual original artwork has been sold, I will take commissions for a similar painting in 24 x24 inches ( 2×2 ft) or larger. A 2×2 ft deep gallery-wrap frame and painted on sides artwork would be priced at £ 890 pounds, plus shipping and handling cost if applicable. For larger than 2×2 ft, email me with your interest in this art work and to obtain pricing details. For all original artwork, a certificate of authenticity is provided.

What is the meaning of ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’?

‘Om mani padme hum’ is the six-syllabled Sanskrit mantra to four-armed Chenrezig, the deity who symbolizes compassion in action. To Tibetan Buddhists, the importance of the mantra comes through the syllables rather the words. Each syllable purifies an aspect of our reality:

  • Om purifies bliss and pride (realm of the gods);
  • Ma purifies jealousy and need for entertainment (realm of the jealous gods);
  • Ni purifies passion and desire (human realm);
  • Pad purifies ignorance and prejudice (animal realm);
  • Me purifies greed and possessiveness (realm of the hungry ghosts);
  • Hum purifies aggression and hatred (hell realm).

What is a Prayer Wheel?

A Tibetan Prayer wheel is a device for spreading spiritual blessings and well being. Rolls of thin paper, imprinted with many, many copies of the mantra (prayer) ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ are wound around an axle in a protective container, and spun around and around.

Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying this mantra, out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion.”

This series of Tibetan Buddhist art is special. To bring in the energy of the object into the artwork, I listen to Buddhist chants & do the mantras that relate to the art. In this case, the chant is ‘Om Mani Peme Hung’.

I also infuse Reiki in all my artwork. Learn more about “reiki in art”.

May 04 2014 02:15 pm | Buddhist Art

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