Hand-carved Natural White Bodhi Seed Flower & Tagua Nut Necklace
This splendid Tibetan necklace is carefully handmade with a natural Bodhi seed that has been traditionally hand-carved in a flower shape. It features also a Natural Tagua Nut beautifully hand-carved in a Lotus root shape and a white copper fish symbol of wealth and good luck. Length 72 cm and is adjustable.
Bodhi in sanskrit translates to “enlightened” or "awakenened," therefore the bodhi seed means “enlightened seed.” Bodhi is also a term in Buddhism to reflect a Buddha's understanding of the true nature of things. Many Buddhist wear the bodhi seeds during their meditation practices to ultimately reach enlightenment. The seeds have a special significance to all seekers of divine wisdom as it is under the bodhi tree that Buddha became enlightened. Each seed brings a sense of peace and wisdom on the path to one's own enlightenment.
In Buddhism, the Lotus flower is known as the “flower of heaven”. It is said that it stands for four essential virtues, which are loveliness, softness, scent and purity. The Lotus is symbolic of purity of the body, speech and mind as while rooted in the mud. Its flowers blossom on long stalks as if floating above the muddy waters of attachment and desire. It is also symbolic of detachment as drops of water easily slide off its petals. Buddhists also consider the petals to depict the opening of the heart. The flower represents our ability to come from a place of suffering into the light, much like the lotus, whose roots start in the muddy earth and rise up through the water to the light of the sun.