Weight: 17.8 g
Size: length with loop 53 mm, width 45mm
The Garuda is a a mythical bird-like deity of protection symbolizing various elements of the Buddhist path. According to the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the Garuda was born fully grown symbolizing our primordial nature, which is already completely perfect. The garuda chick has all its wing feathers fully developed inside the egg, but it cannot fly before it hatches. Only at the moment when the shell cracks open can it burst out and soar into the sky. Similarly, the masters tell us, the qualities of buddhahood are veiled by the body, and as soon as the body is discarded, they will be radiantly displayed.