When we are truly at peace, we are able to move throughout the world in harmony. A layerable necklace featuring an 18k gold plate Buddha pendant encourages truth, peace and calm as it accompanies its wearer on the journey to truth.
Buddha - Sanskrit for the awakened one - is an enlightened being upon whose teachings Buddhism was founded. A Buddha is one who as reached wisdom, or "Bodhi" - an intellectual and ethical ideal that can be achieved by humankind. Buddhists believe that a Buddha is born in each aeon of time, and Gotama - the sage who achieved enlightenment at Bodh Gaya under the bodhi tree - is our Buddha, and the seventh Buddha in succession.
In his form, Buddha is depicted in form seated with his legs crossed in the lotus position, a symbol of wisdom and spiritual growth. Buddha's hands may appear in different symbolic gestures, or "mudras," signifying inner peace, fearlessness or imparting of knowledge.
Prayer: Om Mani Padma Hum ("Om," pure body, mind and speech of Buddha; "Mani," practices that alleviate suffering, such as compassion, love and intention to achieve enlightenment; "Padma," wisdom; "Hum," pure unity of wisdom and Buddhist practices).