This pendant features Tibeto-Mongolian pakpa script on the front, which reads “dulshuk” (བརྟུལ་ཞུགས།), roughly translated as “disciplined engagement.”
While explanations and translations vary, I personally think it’s nicely encapsulated in Padampa Sangye’s first teaching to Machig Labdrön, which is written on the back of the piece in Tibetan. Sarah Harding translates this verse as:
“Expose your hidden faults.
Carry what you dare not.
Cut your fetters.
Give up attachments.
Keep to haunted places (or sensitive/difficult places, “nyensa”).
Know that beings are as vast as the sky.
In haunted places, seek the buddha within yourself.”
This piece is also available in gold - contact us for custom metal pricing.
This pendant is 6.5cm x 3cm and weighs 20g.