This combo includes a traditional Chinese gong mallet.
The Eternal Present is a verbal paradox that reminds you not to remain in the past, for that is done, or to fly into the future trying to control it for how you think it should happen...for otherwise you have an empty shell of a body, which has things done to it, or is run by spirits that are not you.
Get yourself into the Eternal Present, the Ever Now, and enjoy the moment, the moment, the moment. The past can be forgiven, the future not worried about, if you are in the present.
Gong Stand Measurements:
Width of Base: 5"
The 11” Night Gong was used an alarm back in Chinese villages back in the day back when robbers and brigands might come riding in on their horses looking to steal and plunder. Those on watch in the village or farm would then sound the alarm, the Night Gong, to wake up the rest of the citizens who could them arm themselves and protect their homes and crops.
Now we have security cameras and locks... but wouldn't it be fun, if our security guards, or mall cops, or undercover detectives walked about with a Night Gong at the ready. Ready to alert the locals when danger approached?
The Night Gong has a definite declarative tone that is also musical. It is not blaring like a siren, nor honky like a goose. It is a good solid gong for the counter at a Gelato Palace, or the desk of a vocational high school professor of CAD, or just as a panacea to a irrational panic based on pandas.
The 12” Chau Gong is a classic Chinese gong. Like Confucius, like a red booth in a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown, like an Emperor in silk clothes. This gong's a classic!
And we hung this gong on a hardwood attractive stand made in India. India... Another ancient culture moving into the present. Both China and India have eyes on the past, but eyes to the future too. But stop a second, you two gigantic nations! The trick is to look at the present. And not to believe the past needs to be repeated, or used as a painful inspiration or a revenge motivation. And not to believe that the future holds your happiness.
Cultures believe they last forever, and they never do. For even in the present, everything is changing. Let it flow. Power is elusive and God-given. And God-removed. And basically a temporal illusion. What's Alexander the Great up to now? What's Catherine the Great doing these days? How's Ivan the Terrible?
The Gong is a good meditation tool. It helps you get to the center of the matter, the juicy bits. But don't stare at it too long... or you can see below what starts to happen.
If you're anything like the romantic Malletheads at Gongs Unlimited, you're constantly trying to think of new and exciting ways to honor that special someone in your life.
Tapdancing on the wing of a bi-plane before skydiving onto their Toyota?
Writing sonnets on the walls of the middle school teacher's bathroom?
Building a neo-Taj Mahal on the same land that Henry David Thoreau lived while writing that Walden book?
Sure... we've done it all.
We know how hard it can be to keep your love life fresh when you get stuck in a cycle of gifts like a box of chocolates. How many times can you smear it over your face and lean against the window before the restraining order is issued.
So calm down romantic person!
Make your sweetheart say, "Wow, maybe I do love you!" by surprising them with the gift that keeps on giving, eternally: The 12” Chocolate Drop Gong.
The 12" Galactic Ring Gong is a small gong that is eclectic in sound: it takes the best of a Chau Gong, mixes it with a Subatomic and then plays it in its own unique style.
You get a lot of tones and a lot of fun out of this unique gong. This is the sort of instrument you pass down to future generations; they will both appreciate it and wonder about you, by then long gone in body, but still there, smiling like the Cheshire Cat, via this gong.
The 12” Heng Gong is like the freshman college student who sits silently in the back row of "Intro to Philosophy." This not-so-deep thinking class, a requirement for all first year students who take mushrooms on the weekend. He or she says nothing for the early classes, just looking like a uninvolved normal freshman.
One day, before midterms, this student raises their hand and speaks for the first time. He or she utters something so deep, so profound, so magnificent that the teacher is stunned, and thinks about it for a moment, and then begins weeping. The other students don't understand what their fellow scholar said, but they either applaud or cry, or having their minds blown, just start banging their head on their desk. Insights flow into everyone in that room and the minds that change their worlds.
That utterance is like the 12” Heng Gong.
It looks like nothing special, a small simple Chinese gong.
But then you play it.
This thick rimmed gong can unleash shimmering brightness or provide deep, profound tones. Hidden inside this gong is an eternal tangible truth, waiting in the back row to bring everyone to tears.
The 12” Mother Tesla Gong doesn't crash, it calls to you with a steady tone. It is unlathed, which is how the gong comes out of the oven. Most Chinese gongs are then lathed to create different tones, but this one is not at all.
With this gong, you'll find that things are truly different today. For this is the gong that makes you happy. Oh yeah, baby.
Do you need to alert your posse of your presence?
Perhaps you are not like Jesus, whose sparkling energy alerted his 12 core homies that he was near.
Perhaps you are a pretty bubble of energy and want to wake people up to the fun.
Whatever your reason, the 12” Pasi Gong is the perfect gong to add a surprising splash to you and your friend group. Now is the time!
The 12” Subatomic Gong is a classy and unique gong.
Can one learn to be unique? Take a class in it?
The Malletheads at Gongs Unlimited are predisposed to say "no," you can't learn to be unique from a class...But then we thought about it for a while, and said! Wait! Taking a class specifically designed to learn how to be unique... well that would be pretty unique. Provided the class was not open to hundreds of people.
Some would say that having even more than one person in the class would make them less than unique, but we would argue that if the teacher taught the students to find their specific uniqueness, then it could work. Of course this teacher would need a gong to help him, or her, or hir or hym, or John Hurt, or Ben Hur, or Her Majesty... whoever was teaching... they would need a gong to help the students know when something they had done had reached uniqueness...
Do you long to hear the roar of a tiger?
Then, the pitch-bending, shimmering and roaring tones of the 12" Tiger Gong are for you.
Strike the center directly and hard, like a tiger pouncing for a tone bending explosion. Tap it gently to hear the mystical yawn of the jungle master, and its teeth showing, like shimmering, bright sounds.
"Bworng! Bworng!" roared the master of the forest. "Bworng! Bworng!" the tones bent through the trees.
Let the tiger roar on the Eternal Present Stand and it will remain with you now, forever, now and forever, bending through the jungle of time.
The 12" Wind Gong has a clear refreshing tone at this size. We want you to have it all so you can get back to being present, eternally.
Do you find yourself worrying about the future? Do you think, "Sure, I can be present right now, but what about my future presence of mind?" Well, you're overthinking it, bucko. Part with the future imperfect and get into present tense without tension!
With this 12" Wind Gong, presently affixed to the Eternal Present Stand, you will be eternally present.
And now, some conflicting quotes on the matter:
"You shouldn't chase after the past or place expectations on the future. What is past is left behind. The future is as yet unreached. Whatever quality is present you clearly see right there, right there." -Buddha
"There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.” -George Carlin
The 12" White Gong has a sweet dulcet depth when played gently, and then a bright sparkly splash when struck a bit harder.
It is a gong that can be used for meditation, or to end meditation. A gong to celebrate, inaugurate, or calibrate one's thoughts.
It is a perfect complement to the tones of your day, and a smooth transition as you head to rest.
Deep in the jungle of your soul there roams a fierce predator. When it wakes, it has the appetite of a thousand warriors. It's not huge, barely over a foot, but its energy is ferocious... it is your personal 13” Tiger Gong.
Sure, it looks cute, a tiger, but if it sees the lamb traipsing about... WATCH OUT. For the Tiger may not want to share the space with the Lamb.
Why so few gongs named after animals, we do not know, but like William Blake, we ask of the Tiger, "Did he who made the Lamb make thee?" But unlike William Blake, Gongs Unlimited does not question the creation of the Tiger versus the Lamb.
The 13" Tiger Gong is for the eternally present tiger in you. Satiate your inner-tiger's ever-present, eternal hunger with these complex sounds and bronze textures. Only then will you write such beautiful stanzas as William Blake:
“Tyger Tyger. burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?.”