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Gandhanra Handmade Tibetan Amulet,Scorpion Guru of Padmasambhava, Scorpion Totem, Buddhist Tailsman,Made of Thokcha,Inlaid With Silver

Gandhanra Handmade Tibetan Amulet,Scorpion Guru of Padmasambhava, Scorpion Totem, Buddhist Tailsman,Made of Thokcha,Inlaid With Silver





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This is collect from Tibet, a badge or pandent, made of thokcha (Cold Iron or meteoric iron), the shape is scorpion guru (from Guru Rinpoche), used the silver inlaid and carved craftsmanship. The whole is inlaid with silver,Engraved on the back is a Tibetan Guanyin mantra: Om You can make it into a necklace, or a keychain, or just put it on your desk,as an ornament. All our crafts are directly handmade from Tibet. When you purchase this craft it helps and support the artisan and their families in Tibet. Your support is highly appreciated. 100% Handmade Pendant material:thokcha Pattern: scorpion guru of Padmasambhava Length: 35mm /1.58 inches Width: :35mm /1.38 inches Weight: 20g ————————————————————————————— ABOUT Thokcha -Thunder Iron Thokcha (Tibetan: ཐོག་ལྕགས, གནམ་ལྕགས) are tektites and meteorites which serve as amulets.Typically high in iron content, also called Thunder Iron,Cold Iron.These are traditionally believed to contain a magical, protective power comparable to Tibetan dzi beads. Most thokcha are made of a copper alloy. Thogchags or Thokcha are worn as amulets by Tibetans, specifically people of the Himalayan regions, for spiritual protection and healing. Created in several forms, they often depict tantric deities, sacred animals, auspicious symbols, and mantras. Many represent ritual supports such as a mirror, phurba, or vajra. Some pieces may be abstract in nature, and the meaning of the form has since been lost in antiquity. Further research is still in the process. Other Thokcha were simply used as ancient arrow points, buckles, body armour, or even old horse trappings. ————————————————————————————— ABOUT SCORPION GURU (Padmasambhava) Padmasambhava received the siddhi of the kīla transmission from a gigantic scorpion at the charnel ground of Rajgriha: The sting of the scorpion's whip-like tail transfixes and poisons its prey, and in this respect it is identified with the wrathful activity of the ritual dagger or kīla. Padmasambhava's biography relates how he received the siddhi of the kīla transmission at the great charnel ground of Rajgriha from a gigantic scorpion with nine heads, eighteen pincers and twenty-seven eyes. This scorpion reveals the kīla texts from a triangular stone box hidden beneath a rock in the cemetery. As Padmasambhava reads this terma text spontaneous understanding arises, and the heads, pincers, and eyes of the scorpion are 'revealed' as different vehicles or yanas of spiritual attainment. Here, at Rajgriha, Padmasambhava is given the title of 'the scorpion guru', and in one of his eight forms as Guru Dragpo or Pema Drago ('wrathful lotus'), he is depicted with a scorpion in his left hand. As an emblem of the wrathful kīla transmission the image of the scorpion took on a strong symbolic meaning in the early development of the Nyingma or 'ancient school' of Tibetan Buddhism...".

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