The Mantra of Compassion, Om Mani Padme Hung, is on the outside of this sterling silver mini-prayer wheel. Wheel really spins, sending out the mantra of compassion.
Use of the prayer wheel is one of the easiest ways to purify past negative karma, non virtuous actions, defilements, and obstacles that prevent us from realizing our true self and becoming enlightened. Buddha said, “One benefit is that the karma and disturbing thought obscurations that have been accumulated for beginning less rebirths are purified without effort.” As the texts cited below teach, other prayer wheel benefits include:
Transforming one’s own body, speech and mind into the Body, Speech and Mind of a Buddha. One’s own body becomes like a holy place.
Transforming one’s home and property into a very peaceful, pleasant, holy, and precious Potala pure land, “high heavenly realm” or “Heaven on Earth.”
Saving all the beings in the area around prayer wheels from rebirth in the lower realms (e.g., animal incarnation).
Purifying our body, speech and mind.
Accumulating extensive merit for oneself and all beings in the area.
Protects and prevents harm from spirits, ghosts and negative beings.
Helps to heal sicknesses and protect from contagious diseases and epidemics.
Acts as an antidote to war and fear in the world by radiating peace, kindness, and relief from suffering.