Gong Stand Dimensions: Height: 37" Width: 36" Depth of Base: 16"
Joy is the sound this gong brings us when we hear it. It reminds us to be lighthearted in the midst of a difficult day. If you focus on just your next step as you walk your path, as opposed to staring at its long distance and steepness, you won’t see it as suffering. This was something us monks used to tell ourselves back in 1300’s when hiking up the mountains to get home.
Like the eight nipples surrounding the center one on this gong helping with the tone, the elements of the Noble Eightfold Path surround who we truly are, spirit, helping us. Right Understanding, Right Intent, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration are the supporting sounds.
The Noble Eightfold Path in Buddhism is not an edict like the Ten Commandments or an exact recipe you must follow to get your Korean BBQ tacos perfect like the foodies demand. It is simply a process to get you beyond conditioned responses to life so you can recognize and exist in your true spiritual nature. Once you are awakened, your path will naturally include them.