A close friend of mine had studied Reiki who suggested to me to look at the Shrivatsa.
A Japanese study of healing has adopted the Shrivatsa as a symbol of their practice.
Srivatsa or Shrivatsa is Sanskrit for Endless Knot.
It is a mark on the breast of Vishnu where His consort Sri Lakshmi resides.
I has been suggested it may have evolved from an ancient naga symbol
with two stylized snakes signifying the dramatic interplay and interaction
of conflicting forces in the dualistic world
primary to their union and harmony of the universe.
This is reflected in the symmetrical form of the endless knot.
The intertwining of lines illustrates
how manifestation is bound together as a closed cycle of cause and effect.
Thus the knot is a pattern of simplicity and harmony.
Since all phenomena are interrelated,
the Shrivatsa Amulet
is to establish a connection between the giver and the receiver.
At the same time,
the recipient is blessed with Virtue
and encouraged to practice Virtue themselves;
the knot represents a bond with our karmic destiny.
Although a favorite symbol of Buddhists,
Hindus and those that practice Reiki,
this amulet would be an appropriate for any one who welcomes balance,
harmony and eternal wisdom into their lives.
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