Beautifully hand-painted in rich traditional colors, this Mani prayer wheel, made of Polyresin, is mounted on a lotus base, flanked by two ornately carved pillars, with a roof featuring the dharma wheel and two deers.
The practice of turning the Prayer Wheel, is said to be of immeasurable benefit for oneself and others. Buddhist teachers and the ancient texts expound the profound benefits of the Prayer Wheel for its ability to quickly harmonize the environment, increase compassion, encourage a peaceful state of mind, and assist practitioners on their journeys to enlightenment.
It is suggested that one recites the six syllable mantra - OM MANI PADME HUM - while turning the Mani wheel. In the translation of a text by the Fourth Panchen Lama, Amitabha Buddha says “Anyone who recites the six syllables while turning the dharma wheel at the same time is equal in fortune to the Thousand Buddhas.” In the same text Shakyamuni Buddha says that "turning the prayer wheel once is better than having done one, seven, or nine years of retreat" The prayer wheel is a very powerful merit field; one accumulates extensive merit and purifies obstacles.