The mala, trengwa, in Tibetan is the buddhist's rosary, the object from which the monk (or even the lay practitioner) almost never separates, holding it in his hand or wrapped around the wrist.
The mala is first of all a utilitarian onjet: it serves as a tactile support for the recitation of mantras, at the same time as it is used to count them if one has set to repeat a defined number.
The mala is composed of 108 strung pearls, which justifies its name, since it simply means "garland" (of pearls). The different components each contain a symbolic meaning specify: The large pearl (or Buddha's head) that closes the loop represents the knowledge of emptiness. The small cone that surmounts it is the mark of emptiness itself.
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Mala, Tibetan Buddhist rosary,
mala 108 pearls, Tibetan sacred agates "DZI" "tiger teeth" .
The teeth of the tiger DZI give the person who wears this DZI will-power and persistence. It is believed that this stone helps to focus the mind and realize one's personal aspirations.
The Dzi is a Tibetan pearl, of distant origin, bringing many mystical benefits and benefits to its wearer. It is a Tibetan talisman or amulet, the king of good luck charms, sometimes worshipped as a true deity. The success of the Tibetan pearl comes from its multiple eyes, up to 21.
Dzis are supposed to bring good fortune, ward off evil spirits, and protect its wearer from dangers and accidents, and even bring longevity and good health.
The DZI originates from the Central Asian region and is usually found in a region that covers Afghanistan, Iran, Tibet, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Buthan to Burma and Thailand. They are found in many sizes and shapes, with multiple eyes and stripes. Tibetans cherish these pearls and consider them hereditary jewels. The meaning of the Tibetan word "Dzi" translates to "brilliance, clarity, splendor". In Mandarin Chinese, dzi are called "pearl of the sky". Tibetans recognize, without being envious or jealous, the qualities of brilliant people, those people who shine intellectually and attract the attention and admiration of all. For Tibetans, wearing a Dzi pearl can develop in everyone that natural brilliance called Talent.
The Dzis that can be translated as "brilliantly polished", "luminous" are agate pearls of elongated shape having on their surfaces a decoration of various and varied geometric shapes, but each having a very specific meaning. Dzi are considered by Tibetans to be powerful protections. According to legend, these stones are not of earthly origin, but, shaped by the gods and sown on earth so that whoever finds them, has a better Karma.
Many legends attribute to them a divine origin. One of them claims that they sometimes fall from the sky escaped from the treasures of the Gods, another says that they "mature" at the bottom of the earth and that they can sometimes be found inside some geodes. Some legends say that they are fossil insects, and others finally Garuda droppings.
The Dzi are also mentioned in some ancient Buddhist texts because some malas intended for the advanced practices of Vajrayana must be made in Dzi Dzi dating back 4500 years were found in Tibet during archaeological excavations, so in the middle of the Bön shamanism period long before the arrival of Buddhism.
Our contemporary Dzis are made according to tradition, by Tibetan craftsmen located at the crossroads of Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet in the Tibetan prefecture of Gyaltran at 4000 meters above sea level.
The stone is agate, and the drawings on its surface are made by the hand of man, but according to a secret technique. A mixture of plant and lead is applied to their surface, the whole thing is cooked (at about 1200 degrees); at the exit and once the mixture is removed the drawings appear. According to some sources, some of the oldest Dzi were colored FROM THE INSIDE using secret techniques lost for a long time...
A lot of counterfeits are circulating, as well as modern DZIs sold as antiques at astronomical prices.
We have incorporated in the finish of this mala an agate pixiu, entirely handmade
Pendant dimension 50mm by 24mm
one of the 5 best known animals in Chinese mythology. He was born on the 18th day of the second lunar month, an extremely symbolic date in Asia. This is the ninth child of the jade emperor's celestial dragon The ninth son of the dragon borrows the massive and powerful allure of the lion. His body is surmounted by a dragon's head. And it is adorned with a pair of wings, for good measure. Today the pixiu 貔貅, or pi xiu or pi yao – male or female – has only one horn left. Whereas, in the past, the female wore two horns to distinguish her from the male, who wore only one. From the whole emerges an air of strength and ferocity, accentuated by the clearly exposed fangs. It is that the pixiu is a celestial guardian, responsible for preventing the intrusion of demons and evil spirits, he fiercely protects his master. The pixiu is of noble extraction, it feeds on precious stones and metal symbols of its nobility of character. The legend of Pi Xiu or Pi Yao tells that the latter deliberately disobeyed a celestial law and that the Jade Emperor put himself in a black anger. To teach him the lesson and punish him, he would have condemned the latter to feed only on gold and silver. He then made her disappear the anus in order to prevent her from evacuating everything he ate. He would therefore be forced to keep his loot in his belly but could never access or use it. A horrible punishment when you love silver and gold so much! History says that the pixiu attacks demons and evil spirits whose vital essence it transforms into riches. It is therefore often used to attract a certain financial prosperity, hence the gold bars or coins that accompany it. The pixiu is also used to defeat or prevent malicious demons and spirits that cause disease. In traditional feng shui, a metal pixiu is used as a remedy for some delicate qi. It is placed in particular: · In the annual sector afflicted by the three killers (san sha, 三煞). · The tai Sui sector (Grand Duke Jupiter, 太歲) or Sui Po especially if this sector is frequently disturbed (for example if the main entrance gate is there). It is for this reason that the Pi Xiu or Pi Yao is, in Asia, the symbol of conquest and gain.
It brings luck and fortune,
it promotes the proper circulation of Qi.
it increases wealth,
it protects people and homes,
it removes bad luck and obstacles,
and it promotes good opportunities.
Pi Xiu's statuses are very common in Asian homes. Considered a guardian and protector, the latter are revered. To properly place and use them, the best is still to follow the rules of feng shui. they are used as are tigers and dragons so, mainly, that they ward off bad luck and repel harmful energies. The pixiu is placed near a door, facing outwards. Given its ferocious nature and its mission of protection against evil spirits, one does not turn the pixiu in the direction of another person, unless of course you want to tell him that he is a declared enemy and have decided some dubious magic operation. Pendants depicting a pixiu are commonly found. In this case, the pixiu acts rather as a protection against harmful influences, especially for health. Pi Xiu remains very loyal and loyal to his assigned master. If you are moving into a new house or have done a lot of work, it is advisable to place the statue of Pi Xiu in your living room.
Agate of the Alashan Mountains are also used as a Inner Mongolian counterperle, recognizable by its remarkable colors.
Pin a mala, and a second copper pixiu.
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