You may not be sitting around the Bodhi Tree listening to Buddha share his insights, but experiencing this gong, you can feel a connection to that time and place, and be reminded that you have an innate spiritual awareness that has been clouded over by your life’s demands. Your awareness is a beautiful and necessary thing to experience, just like this gong.
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 triple lutz you must do to get a perfect score to win a gold medal. 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.
Gong Measurements: Diameter: 40" Depth: 8"
Stand Measurements: Height: 62" Width: 64" Depth of Base: 19.25" Interior Height: 48.5" Interior Width: 43"