The Eye of the Buddha Image is seen in a pair or as a single eye, whose gaze is cast down as if in a meditation state.
It is a reference to accept the Buddha within each of us. In traditional Buddhist belief, there are two layers to the eye. First, the inner eye or "eye of wisdom" which seeks the truth within ourselves while acting in accordance to the Buddha's teachings. Second, the outer eye or "material eye" which sees the true nature of world around us. In traditional Buddhist teachings, if we are wise we can see beyond material things. It is believed that people can become distracted and deluded by greed, hatred and ignorance. These desires confuse and then lead us to suffering. People can become distressed, depressed, anxious and angry. These things can be called the Darkness of Life. Only the wisdom to see truth within ourselves and outside ourselves will lead the world out of the darkness.
Materials: cast terracotta heart shaped amulet with inset glass surrounded by a hand macrame wax cotton bale to hang as a pendant.