The mala, trengwa, in Tibetan is the rosary of the Buddhist, the object from which the monk (or even the lay practitioner) almost never separates, holding it in the hand or wrapped around the wrist.
The mala is first of all a utilitarian object: 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 oneself to repeat a definite 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 precise symbolic meaning: The big pearl (or Buddha's head) that closes the loop marks the knowledge of emptiness. The small cone that surmounts it is the mark of emptiness itself.
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Netsuke Pixiu the son of the dragon in deer antlers. (Description of Pixiu below)
Netsuke in finish entirely hand-carved by a craftsman specializing in the carving and painting of netsukes in deer antlers.
The deer antler is of course harvested at the fall of these once a year in spring.
Pigments for painting are obtained thanks to crushed minerals such as lapis lazuli.
Dimension of the netsuke: 54mm long by 25mm wide by 24mm thick.
108 red sandalwood pearls
Dimensions of each pearl: 7mm by 7mm
This mala is composed of 108 red sandalwood pearls, a rare quality collection from India.
Much rarer than white sandalwood has no characteristic smell and is one of the very precious woods.
In Buddhism, sandalwood is one of the Padma (lotus) and corresponds to the Buddha Amitabha, moreover the element of this Buddha is fire and its color, red. Sandalwood is considered capable of transforming desires and keeping the attention of a person practicing meditation.
Sandalwood is one of the main constituents of incense made in China, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, and is intended to be lit in temples or during worship. It is also widely used in India for these same applications.
One of the 5 most famous 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 appearance of the lion. His body is topped by a dragon's head. And it adorns itself 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. Whereas, in the past, the female wore two horns to distinguish her from the male, who wore only one. There emerges from the whole 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 stones and precious metal symbols of its nobility of character. The legend of Pi Xiu or Pi Yao tells that the latter deliberately disobeyed a heavenly law and that the jade emperor went into a black rage. 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 anus disappear in order to prevent her from evacuating everything he ate. He would therefore be obliged 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! The story says that the pixiu attacks demons and evil spirits whose vital essence it transforms into riches. It is therefore often used to attract some financial prosperity, hence the gold bars or coins that accompany it. Pixiu is also used to defeat or prevent demons and evil 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 sector of Tai Sui (Grand Duke Jupiter, 太歲) or Sui Po especially if this sector is frequently disturbed (for example if the main entrance door 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 fosters good opportunities.
Pi Xiu statutes are very common in Asian households. Considered a guardian and protector, the latter are venerated. To place them well and use them, it is still best to follow the rules of feng shui. They are used as are tigers and dragons in order, mainly, to ward off bad luck and repel harmful energies. The pixiu is placed near a door, facing outwards. Given its fierce nature and its mission to protect 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, 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 Pi Xiu statue in your living room.
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