This beautiful ''Awakening of Enlightenment'' pendant features the silhouette of a buddha sitting within a lotus flower. Words of compassion are delicately engraved across the body of the buddha, who is nestled in a 3 dimensional lotus flower. Inspiring words encompass the entire reverse of the buddha, so you can wear this pendant on either side. " Compassion, Karma, Peace, Love, Kindness, Respect and Tranquility " - words to inspire each of us.
Buddha comes from the Sanskrit root 'budh', meaning to awaken. Anyone who has become enlightened or fully awakened to the true nature of things is considered a Buddha. The important function of a Buddha is to act as a teacher and to lead others. Buddhists liken the unfolding of the lotus petals to the unfolding of the divine within the human self. The closed bloom represents the heart with its infinite potential for enlightenment; the open blossom represents the enlightened self. In Buddhism the lotus blossom represents a heart opening. The lotus flower blooms on the surface of water, with its roots deep below in mud - making it a symbol of light and beauty emerging from darkness.
This buddha and lotus flower pendant measures 1'' long x 5/8'' wide and is crafted of solid sterling silver. The pendant is suspended from a 18" sterling silver oxidized box chain. Made in the USA.
As gifted at the 2012 GBK Golden Globes Gift Lounge!
Zoe and Piper, in association with The Artisan Group, participated in a luxury celebrity gift lounge for The 2012 Golden Globe Awards Nominees and Presenters, hosted by GBK Productions. Our Buddha necklace was gifted to celebrities and members of the press. In a separate gifting, Denise Richards received our buddha necklace.