Tibetan protection amulet of the bodhisattva Kshitigarbha (Dizang) in solid silver 925, gold plated 18k, garnets, kalachakra tantra engraved on the back.
Dimensions: 45/35 mm
Total weight of 45 grams
A mala made of coconut pearl, copper and rock crystal is offered with the pendant
Kshitigarbha known in China as Dizang Wang or Dizang Pusa (地藏王菩薩), is the savior of the underworld in Buddhism. Its name "Hidden treasure of the earth" is the translation of the Sanskrit Ksitigharba, which means "he who conceals the earth".
It belongs to the tetralogy of the great bodhisattvas masters of the four sacred Buddhist mountains. Dizang is often depicted as a young monk with a tonsured skull, holding in his hand a pilgrim's bumblebee and in the other a luminous pearl. Both serve him to guide the souls of the dead out of the underworld. Both serve him to guide the souls of the dead out of the underworld.on place of pilgrimage is on Mount Jiuhua located in the province of Anhui, in the east of China.
He was under the Tang Dynasty the main deity of the Sanjie school which contributed to the multiplication of its representations.seriously ill people are invited to read this sutra and to pray to this bodhisattva to help them recover. There are many legends from this sutra. Buddha Shakyamuni says that the one who recites the name of Kṣitigarbha a thousand times a day for a thousand days will be protected from accidents and diseases throughout his life by divine beings sent by the bodhisattva.
"OM HA HA HA VISMAYE SVAHA" or "Namo Kshitigarbha bodhisattvāya!"
Dizang shares with Guanyin the great wish to be present as long as there are men to rescue, for all the endless "period without Buddha" that will end only with the regenerative coming of Maitreya, the Buddha of the Future.
But if Guanyin deploys his infinite compassion in this world, Dizang extends his action into the afterlife, repatriating his deceased faithful into the peaceful sojourn of Nirvana.
His cult has therefore developed mainly in China where he is one of the four great bodhisattvas. Like those of Amituofo and Guan Yin, it is centered around the function of spiritual deliverance that is attributed to it. Nevertheless, while the previous two focus on the six categories of creatures without distinction, Dizangwang's specialty is the help of the souls of hell.
worship in China is also related to a monk of the Tang period considered his incarnation, founder of the temple of Mount Jiuhua where his mummy was kept. Jiuhua is one of the four great Buddhist mountains each associated with one of the four great bodhisattvas.
Like Amitabha and Avalokiteshvara, Dizangwang made a vow, that of delivering souls from hell. This tradition is recorded in the Dizangwang Vow Sutra. The coming of Ksitigarbha is announced by Shakyamuni Buddha in trayastrimsa paradise as a mark of gratitude to his mother Maya. The Buddha explains that Ksitigarbha was once a young Brahmin whose mother had often shown impurety; she had then resolved to save her by dint of offerings and prayers; she had on this occasion seen hell and vowed to become Buddha (or bodhisattva) to deliver all its inhabitants.
Two childish-looking Japanese Jizos wearing the red bibs offered by the grieving mothers. According to the sutra, the Buddha entrusted Ksitigarbha with the task of watching over the "Buddhaless world" after him while waiting for the arrival of the Buddha of the future, Maitreya. This text had familiar resonances for the Chinese: millenarianism announcing the loss of dharma transmission until the arrival of the future Buddha; importance of filial piety.
In some temples, photos of the deceased or tablets bearing the names of the deceased are placed around his portrait or statue so that he can save them. In Japan, Jizō is especially solicited by women who have had a miscarriage or aborted, and placed at crossroads and cemeteries to free wandering spirits.
This Bodhisattva and its Sutra are of great importance and are the subject of great veneration in East Asia in Buddhism of the Great Vehicle
In Japan, Jizo is especially solicited by women who have had a miscarriage or aborted, and placed at crossroads because these places particularly attract ghosts and other demons.
Apart from helping souls in pain, he occasionally acts as a purveyor of wealth by virtue of the pearl he holds in hand over tantric representations and his name, which sometimes appears on lottery tickets, in Hong Kong for example.
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