mala, Buddhist rosary, 108 pearls of mother-of-pearl of benign, amazonite, malachite, silver 925 partitioned.
This mala, is composed of 108 pearls of benitier from the Indian Ocean and of AAA quality.
Amazonite counter of Lake Baikal and silver 925 partitioned.
Finish with the representation of the infinity knot, double vajra and 925 silver bat.
For a Westerner, an amazing symbol than that of the bat, which is sometimes depicted, among other things, on some pieces of Chinese porcelain intended for tea.
But in China, the bat is a lucky charm and a Taoist symbol, integrated by syncretism in Buddhism. It is thus a link with the world of immortals, of which it can be the messenger, for it rests in underground places or dark caverns. She is also close to the same immortals because she has great abilities: Indeed, her brain is very heavy, she is forced to sleep upside down, the size of her brain being also a sign of her longevity.
Therefore, it is a beneficial symbol. This symbolism is reinforced by a play of meaning on the characters that represent it (pinyin pronunciation: Bianfu) and the term happiness (pronunciation in pinyin: Fu) or prosperity or blessing.
Finally, depending on its number or the other symbols that accompany it, its presence takes on a different meaning, always playing on the pronunciations of the sinograms.
The bat is a symbol of happiness for the Chinese, because the word "bat", biàn fû, plays on the word "happiness" fû. The drawing of two bats facing each other represents a "double happiness", shùang fû.
The bat is also a symbol of longevity. In "The Book of Plant Medicine," written at the end of the sixteenth century, it is said that the bat lives to a very advanced age and that its blood, gallbladder and wings have healing properties that improve vision and prolong life.
Image illustrating "harmony and 5 fortunes"
The pattern of five bats together is a particularly favorable and popular motif. These "five good fortunes," wù fû, represent longevity, wealth, health, love of virtue and natural death. The phrase "that five fortunes knock on your door," wù fû lin lin men, is a commonly formulated wish.
Five bats arranged in a circle around the ideogram of longevity are a rebus that is called wù fû pung shou, a very powerful motif of good fortune and longevity.
Five bats flying over a container or round box mean "harmony and five fortunes," wù fû hey, because "box" and "harmony" are both pronounced hey.
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