Om Mani Copper Metal Sheet Cut Desktop Prayer Wheel
This is a desktop prayer wheel which has a copper base and a cylindrical hollow body in which a paper roll full of mantras is placed and lid. This Prayer wheel is a Buddhist Ritual Item or a Buddhist Altar item and is associated with the Buddha Of Compassion. The 6 syllables Om Mani Padme Humis cut from the copper metal sheet are believed to bring good fortune, excellent merits to the ones reciting the mantra. It also serves as a decorative piece.
Prayer Wheels are a manifestation of the Compassion Buddha's holy speech. Turning the prayer wheel with bodhichitta motivation while reciting the 6-syllable mantra will allow "one to collect more extensive merit to quickly achieve enlightenment than an arhat who abides for many years in the blissful state of peace for oneself alone." (Lama tubten Zopa Rinpoche) "..in the text by the 4th Panchen Lama, I translated a section in which Amitabha Buddha says, 'Anyone who recites the six syllables while turning the Dharma wheel at the same time is equal in fortune to the Thousand Buddhas,' and in which Shakyamuni Buddha says that turning the prayer wheel once is better than having done one, seven, or nine years of retreat." (Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche from the forward to WHEEL OF GREAT COMPASSION~ The Practice of the Prayer Wheel in Tibetan Buddhism by Lorne Ladner.