Vintage brass censer painted black with the heart sutra. The Heart Sutra ( 心經 ) is the most used and recited text in the Buddhist tradition. Once used in the temple before. Made in Taiwan.
Dimensions: 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 6″
*About the ancient swastika, it is one of the oldest symbols on Earth. It is a symbol of peace, good luck, and positivity. It is also used in Vedic mathematics. The Sanskrit translation meaning as “being good,” or “being with higher self.” In Buddhism, the swastika symbolizes the seal of the Buddha’s heart and contains within it the entire mind of the Buddha. It can be seen imprinted on the body, palms, chest, or feet of Buddha images.
Until the 1930s, the right-facing tilted form became a feature of Nazi symbolism. As a result of World War II and the Holocaust, many people in the West still strongly associate it with Nazism and antisemitism.
The swastika continues to be used as a symbol of good luck and prosperity in Hindu and Buddhist countries such as Nepal, India, Mongolia, China and Japan. It is also commonly used in Hindu marriage ceremonies.