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A religious image or symbol can work at a deep level to help nurture specific spiritual focus. Buddhist and Hindu images and symbols represent a rich tradition. Our malas and jewelry use many different traditional images and symbols that have addressed the different currents of spiritual practice for centuries.
Dorje The dorje (Tibetan) or vajra (Sanskrit) represents the Unborn, Uncreated, immaculate Essence underlying all phenomena, or the penetrating nature of Compassion through all suffering.
like heavenly space,
How wonderful to know the true face of reality."
like a diamond,
may not be cut by an ax, nor burned, nor destroyed."
Ox Herding Pictures A series of six sometimes seven pictures representing stages of practice and understanding beginning with a youth setting off to look for a wandering ox, representing beginning spiritual endeavor to find and tame human misdirection, and ending with the youth riding the ox and playing the flute, representing spiritual understanding now setting direction and at peace and moving in harmony with the human condition.
Footprint of the Buddha The Buddha's footprint represents the imprint of the Buddha's life and teaching on the world and a quiet invitation to follow in His footsteps toward peace and Enlightenment.
The Endless Knot The Endless Knot, sometimes called the Knot of Eternity, represents the turns and interweaving of the spiritual path, or the nature of all phenomena as contained within That Which is Unchanging, Unborn, Eternal.