The inlaid Buddhi ring is made in the shape of the leaves of the "Ficus religiosa" tree. This is the tree under which the prince Siddhartha Gautama reached awakening, the understanding of what is the source of all suffering.
The ring is inlaid with precious and semi-precious stones.
Around the stone there is a sentence in Hebrew – "Utterly senseless, everything is senseless!" taken from the book of Ecclesiastes written by King Solomon. Many Buddhists note the similarity between the message contained in Ecclesiastes and the essential themes that run through Buddhist philosophy. Both Buddha and King Solomon related to life as "Maya" – Illusory or Senseless.
The word Buddhi was mistakenly translated to “enlightenment” although its true meaning is ‘awakening’ or ‘awareness’. The use of the term ‘enlightenment’ leads to a basic miscomprehension of the Buddhi state, which often leads one to relate to enlightenment as something supreme, as something beyond... and therefore unattainable. Actually, the Buddhi state is simply a state of consciousness, an awakening characterized by a lack of illusionary thoughts.
The Buddhi ring reminds the wearer of the possibility of being compassionate and modest, two qualities that are essential to the awakening process.