Tibetan Buddhist Ritual Kettle Embossed With Four Harmonious Brothers (Made In Nepal)
The boiling kettle is a simple item, so thoroughly annealed into our lives that one could not possibly give it any meaning beyond its utilitarian role. As everyday and easy to overlook as it is, it has been written about in great detail in the tripithakas. When the whistle blows, it takes one aback by the senses; one naturally realises that is time to take it off the fire, and the moment this action is performed, it is like nothing ever happened. Somewhere in the Buddhist texts, they say that the whistling kettle is akin to the anger in us (or restlessness, jealousy, any emotion that induces unease in the mind), and that these emotions are triggers for us to take some action. They take us aback by the soul, and giving in to them would be akin to letting the jarring sound of the kettle's whistle go on and on whilst trying to otherwise live our lives.
The symbolic kettle that you see on this page is therefore more than a work of art. It is sculpted from copper and gilded with gold and silver, with a finesse that is the hallmark of Nepalese workmanship. Embossed on the surface are images with a spiritual significance in Tibetan Buddhism, such as the four harmonious brothers. However, there is more to this buy than just the irresistible aesthetics. The kettle conveys the lesson that through anger, your mind is indicating to you that something needs to be done. You need to take control of the situation that angers you instead of venting it and doing away with whatever harmony that is left. Like taking the kettle off the fire, that decisive action - if it is the right one - would satiate your anger such that you would no longer suffer from it.
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Copper Statue Gilded with 24 Karat Gold9.5 inch Height x 11.4 inch Width x 6.7 inch Depth