Human beings have been adorning their persons since the formation of rudimentary societies. Over time it has become something of a language that people express themselves with. Who they are, where they come from, and what role they play in the ambit of one's family as well as society at large, could be gleaned from the jewellery on their person.
While in ancient societies, jewellery was legally regulated and an all-important giveaway of one's place in society, today it is more a means of artistic expression than a social one. The jewellery we choose to adorn ourselves with reveals a lot about our temperament and even our affinities. For those of us who are spiritually inclined, this section offers a collection of signature pieces in Buddhist jewellery curated with an eye for beauty and rarity.
ARRAY OF BUDDHIST JEWELLERY COLLECTION
Pendants, bracelets, and studs abound, these pieces are timeless examples of Nepali handiwork. Of sterling silver foundation, the preferred base of jewellers from the subcontinent for such niche varieties, these come embossed with handpicked gems like rich red corals and brilliant blue turquoises. While some are fashioned from the finest beads strung together, some of these pieces of jewellery come with exquisite filigree. The delicate gold and silver tracery on the pendants and studs, the lustrous silver pieces, and the stunning inlay to be found in this section would leave you asking for more. Practically every imaginable Buddhist spiritual motif has gone into this collection.
Some of the widely popular Buddhist pieces of jewellery you can find online are -
To prayer wheels and purpose
Lesser-known gau boxes and
There is something for everyone in this section, no matter how deep you are yet to delve into Buddhist philosophy.
FAQs about Buddhist Jewellery
Is Buddha Jewelry good?
Buddha jewellery is said to bring good fortune, wealth, and happiness, which is why it is so popular among Buddhists, as well as individuals of other sects and sceptics. But it is good only if you're going to treat them ethically and respectfully when you're wearing them - remove them when you sleep, don't have them in the bedroom when you're having sex, remove them when you're swimming, don't put them on the floor, don't wear them below your waist, and don't put them in your trouser pockets.
Furthermore, if wearing these charms brings you inner peace, wisdom and other core values of Buddhism that ultimately lead to nirvana, then it's marvellous. The problem is that we stop seeing these things after a time, and they stop serving as a reminder. That is why practising Buddhists meditate and conduct the practises that establish patterns/intentions into the mind for an hour each day (typically first thing in the morning) (which they then hopefully carry with them through the day). Nothing scrutinises the amount of time you spend practising.
What jewellery do Buddhists wear?
Buddhists normally do not wear clothes or jewellery, which identifies them as Buddhists. Some Buddhists, however, do wear a prayer bead bracelet.
Now, if you are wondering, is this bracelet exclusive to one or several Buddhist sects, or is it more generic?"
Thus acknowledging that it's possible that the bracelet belongs to a certain sect. Some devotees in Sri Lanka use a rope with brown or dark brown beads as a meditation technique. It's known as 'nine-quality-cord.' There are around 100 beads in it (or maybe 108 as a multiple of nine). The beads are used to keep track of how many times the Buddha's qualities are reflected. The Supreme Buddha has nine major attributes.
Can I wear a Buddhist necklace?
YES! You can undoubtedly wear Buddha jewellery if you concede to Buddhism's principles and practices. However, don't get Buddha jewellery simply because it's cute or fashionable in your social group. It is not that it will cause any damage or misfortune, but to show reverence for what Buddha symbols signify.
Getting something solely for the purpose of getting it goes against one of the most fundamental Buddhist beliefs: over-indulgence. When we gain anything from an egocentric standpoint, we don't appreciate it. We desire it to impress others, to show off, or out of avarice. Before purchasing any Buddha jewellery to wear or display in your house or business, learn about its special meaning and how you might spiritually incorporate it into your life.
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