900 Posts: A Hope For Peace

Let me start by saying thank you for patiently embarking on this journey with me. As I enter the 900+ club on this space, the easiest thing I have learnt in my life so far is to be grateful. Grateful for all things that happen, whether good or better only time can tell.

This journey to 900 has been long and slow, mainly because I let a lot of life consume me a little more than I am proud of. I celebrate this milestone with traditional Buddhist Prayer wheels from Nepal. The Nepali guide mentioned that the wheels are filled with prayers that resonate positive energy, every time anyone turns it. The larger the bell, the more prayers it can accommodate.

The core of the bell has a “Life Tree” often made of wood or metal with the prayer sheets wrapped around it. The outside of the bell bears the mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” written in Newari. Aum/Om is considered the sound of resonance or reverberance. Mani means a “jewel” or “bead” and Padme refers to the sacred “lotus flower” in Buddhism, and Hum represents the spirit of enlightenment.

According to the Tibetan Buddhist traditions, spinning the wheel has the same effect as orally reciting the prayers. As the prayer wheels catch speed, I wish you love, luck, health, contentment and peace of mind, always.

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