3" Japanese Buddhist Bell - Hiro - Wide Bell

3" Japanese Buddhist Bell - Hiro - Wide Bell
Item# gu-japhirobowl
Retail Price: $90.00
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Yes, this comes with bowl, pillow, and inviter stick.

"Hiro" is the name of the Wide Bell in Japanese.

The unique bell-bowls are handmade in Japan. They produce a delicate, delightful tone when lightly struck, as well as layers of other tones if you play it like a singing bowl.





They are a type of bronze, being made mostly of copper with a slight amount of tin.

They may appear to be of a small diameter, but they are a nice thick metal and are strong with a strong tone.

The small company that makes them in Japan has been making specialty Buddhist items for hundreds of years.

The Japanese Name for this bowl is called "Orin."

Japanese and Buddhists will play this bowl for their ancestors and read their sutras.

This bell makes the mind calm before starting the sutra..

HOWEVER....People of all religions or beliefs can use these bells.

Thich Nhat Hanh, internationally known Vietnamese Buddhist Monk and Peace Activist, says this about small bells,

"There is Tranquility, Peace and Joy within us, but we have to call them forth so they can manifest. Inviting a bell to sound is one way to call forth the Joy and Tranquility Within.

I have been inviting the bell since I was 16. When I want to invite the small bell, I hold it in the palm of my hand, and I breathe in and out. Breathing in I calm myself, Breathing out, I smile.

If you want to invite the bell, here is a short poem to learn by heart. Recite the first line as you breath in, and the second line as you breath out. And so on.

Body, Speech and Mind are in Perfect Oneness
I send my heart, along with the sound of this bell
May all the hearers awaken from forgetfulness
And transcend the path of anxiety and sorrow.
"

The bell makers suggest they an heal a grieving heart. When people think of a loved one who has passed, or a difficult situation, or issue they would like to forgive, the bell can be struck and it can make the heart and mind calm. They can pray or meditate with calm heart and soothed mind.