Born from a ray of clear light emitted by Buddha Amitabha, the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (also known as Chenrezig in Tibet) made the vow to continuously look after all sentient beings who are in need of help. Thus, the lord looks down from the heavens with the spiritual wisdom eye of compassion, constantly on the look out to benefit others. The sungkhor locket features an image of the deity in Tibetan style, while a maṇḍala from sacred prayer thread is placed at the reverse side of the pendant. The mystical diagram is a symbolic representation of the entire cosmos, which, in this case, is considered to be the embodiment of universal compassion.
Owing to the ritual blessing that was performed by several senior Tibetan Buddhist monks, this esoteric item is endowed with their merit and virtue. Therefore, the locket has multiple powers, including the ability to protect its wearer from physical harm, as well as to prevent any potential detriment to spiritual development. Also, through the act of ritual prayer (see mantra below) the locket can help improve the person’s health and even increase his or her lifespan.
Mantra for Chenrezig Amulet
Oṃ Maṇi Padme Hūṃ
Chanting the mantra mentioned above will lead to increased awareness of all the Buddhas’ and Bodhisattva’s compassion in one’s life. Consequently, the blessed amulet helps the wearer to overcome his or her pain and hardships, thereby simultaneously improving the quality of life.