Mantras are special sayings and incantations that have the power to protect, awaken compassion and attract happiness. The newest collection of Mantra Rings comprise the mantras of five powerful Deities. These rings have been crafted with the utmost precision and care, and each one is enhanced with the colour associated with the Buddha and mantra.
Amitabha Mantra Ring
Amitabha Buddha is a very popular Deity and worshipped by many Chinese communities. The story of Amitabha Buddha is that once there was a king who was so deeply moved by the suffering of beings in the world that he gave up his throne and became a monk named Dharmakara. Dharmakara was heavily influenced by the 81st Buddha and vowed to become a Buddha himself, with the aim of creating a Buddha-land that would be free of all limitations.
He meditated at length on other Buddha lands and set down what he learned in 48 vows. Eventually, he achieved enlightenment and became Amitabha Buddha and established his Buddha-land of Sukhavati.
His most important vow was the 18th, which said: "If I were to become a Buddha, and people, hearing my Name, have faith and joy and recite it for even ten times, but are not born into my Pure Land, may I not gain enlightenment." Since he did gain enlightenment, it follows that those who do have faith and joy and who recite his name will be born into the Pure Land.
The sacred Amitabha mantra ring carries the Amitabha mantra. This mantra helps bring joy and happiness.
Reciting the below mantra while wearing the ring will enhance its power and effectiveness.
"Om Ami Dewa Hrih"
Green Tara Mantra Ring
Green Tara is the female form of Deities. It is said that Avalokiteshvara was looking down from his heaven on the world of suffering beings, and he wept to see that more and more of them were in pain. From the tears streaming down his face, Green Tara was born. And Green Tara vowed to help all the suffering beings to overcome their problems and difficulties.
The Green Tara sacred mantra ring carries the Green Tara mantra. It has the power to overcome all obstacles and problems, and helps anyone in danger or those who request help from Green Tara.
"Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha"
Wearing this ring will help to overcome your problems swiftly.
Namgyalma Mantra Ring
Namgyalma, is a Buddha Mother who arises from the Buddha's Crown. Namgyalma also represents the "Mother of All Buddhas". Like all Buddhist deities, she is essentially a manifestation of Emptiness acting as a Bodhisattva. She is able to bestow longevity on beings not for selfish reasons, but for the purpose of helping all others towards enlightenment.
This Namgyalma mantra rings has the power to bring long life and good health luck.
"Om Bhrun Svaha Om Amrita Ayur Da Dai Svaha"
Wearing this ring promotes long life and good health.
Medicine Buddha Mantra Ring
Medicine Buddha's function is to release living beings from physical and mental sickness by bestowing blessings on them. His body of blue wisdom light indicates that he is an emanation of the healing power of all enlightened beings. Through this practice, we develop a special power of body, speech and mind, which we can then use to help others through healing actions.
The Medicine Buddha sacred mantra ring carries the power to cure one from sickness and to protect against falling ill.
"Tadyatha Om Bhekhandzye Bhekhandzye Maha Bhekhandzye (Bhekhandzye) Raja Samudgate Svaha"
Wearing this ring brings good health luck.
Dzambhala Mantra Ring
Dzambhala is one of the best known wealth deities in Tibetan society. It is said that when Buddha Shakyamuni was giving the teachings of Maha Prajnaparamita, maras came to obstruct the teaching by collapsing the mountains. While all the rocks were rolling down from the top of the mountains, Yellow Dzambhala manifested and used his mighty powers to stop them from falling on Buddha and the students. Afterwards, Buddha Shakyamuni requested Yellow Dzambhala to take refuge with the Three Jewels and become a Dharma Protector who would protect all beings from the suffering of poverty in the future. The sacred Yellow Dzambala mantra ring carries the Dzambhala mantra. It has the power to cast away poverty and bring wealth luck to the wearer.
"Om Dzambhala Jalan Draye Svaha"
The following article is taken from the "Feng Shui World (August/September 2008)". To subscribe, please click here.