Daruma for Perseverance
Bodhidharma is the name of the Buddhist monk who brought Zen Buddhism from India to China and Japan. The Japanese call him Daruma for short.
Legend says he meditated in a cave for nine years, eventually achieving Enlightenment. It is said that he meditated so long that his arms and legs fell off. Because of this, the Japanese portray him with a round body, and associate him with perseverance. People purchase these symbols at the New Year, or whenever they have a goal to persevere towards.
When you receive a doll, make a wish and fill in one eye. When your wish comes true you fill in the other eye. The Japanese believe that looking at your Daruma with one eye filled in will remind you of your goal or dream, and inspire you to go after it.
Three Different Sets of Daruma (while supply lasts . . . )
Two 3.5″ tall Red Daruma with boxes: $30 plus $12 shipping within the U.S.
Three 3.5″ tall Red Daruma with boxes: $40 plus $15 shipping within the U.S.
Three 4.5″ tall Daruma (one Green, one Blue, one Purple) with boxes: $55 plus $20 shipping. (Or while the supply lasts, mix and match colors . . . )