The bamboo is the most popular plant in China. Every village in Southern China is surrounded by bamboo groves. To be Chinese, is to feel at home with bamboo. The drooping bamboo leaves cross one another, as if they are composing the Chinese character "An" (tranquility).
The bamboo is considered a gentleman with perfect virtues. It combines upright integrity with accommodating flexibility; it has the perfect balance of grace and strength, or the Yin and the Yang.
Bamboo are commonly known to symbolize:
Respect for elders
"The Heart Sutra" is a popular sutra in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Its Sanskrit title, Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya, can be translated as "The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom".
The Heart Sutra is a teaching by the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion, to the monk Shariputra.
The Heart Sutra is "the single most commonly recited, copied and studied scripture in East Asian Buddhism.
Briefly, the sutra describes the wisdom, Avalokiteśvara gained while engaged in deep meditation. The insight refers to the fundamental emptiness of all phenomena, known through and as the five aggregates of human existence:
This exquisite ring has the Heart Sutra engraved on the inner side and the bamboo stem and leaves carved on the grooved outer side. The black tone accentuate and enhance the unique design to bring out each beautiful details.
A perfect emblem that gives a deep significance meaning.