Metta Peridot, Tourmaline, Topaz, & Sapphire Sterling Silver Mandala Pendant #5
This beautiful mandala pendant is named after the practice of Metta. Metta is one of the four Brahmaviharas or abodes of the heart. Metta translates from Pali, the language of the Buddha, as loving-kindness.
When we practice loving-kindness towards ourselves and others, we are sending well wishes into the universe. Traditional phrases include but are not limited to:
- May we be filled with loving-kindness
- May we be well
- May we peaceful and at ease
- May we be truly happy
Wearing our Metta Mandala Pendant reminds one of this practice, which is especially useful when confronted with challenging individuals, behaviors, or self-deprecation.
Four large stunning peridot gemstones create the focal point on this lovely mandala pendant. 13 multi-colored tourmalines, 8 blue topaz, and 4 blue sapphires fill in the mandala design. The sterling silver pendant measures about 1 1/2" across.
Monks, even if bandits were to savagely sever you, limb by limb, with a double-handled saw, even then, whoever of you harbors ill will at heart would not be upholding my Teaching. Monks, even in such a situation you should train yourselves thus: 'Neither shall our minds be affected by this, nor for this matter shall we give vent to evil words, but we shall remain full of concern and pity, with a mind of love, and we shall not give in to hatred. On the contrary, we shall live projecting thoughts of universal love to those very persons, making them as well as the whole world the object of our thoughts of universal love — thoughts that have grown great, exalted and measureless. We shall dwell radiating these thoughts which are void of hostility and ill will.' It is in this way, monks, that you should train yourselves.