Mala Buddhist rosary
108 red sandalwood beads 7mm in diameter from India
protective talisman Feng Shui Pixiu son of the dragon propagator of good fortune also in red sandalwood
Jaspe of the Alashan Mountains (Gobi Desert)
This red sandalwood, from India, much rarer than white sandalwood has no characteristic smell and is part of the very precious woods.
In Buddhism, sandalwood is one of the Padma (lotus) and corresponds to the Amitabha Buddha, plus the element of this Buddha is fire and its color, red. Sandalwood is considered capable of transforming desires and retaining 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.
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 his hand or wrapped around the wrist.
The mala is first of all a utilitarian onjet: it serves as a tactile medium for the recitation of mantras, at the same time as it is used to count them if one has set a set to repeat a defined number.
The mala is composed of 108 strung beads, which justifies its name, since it simply means "garland" (beads). The various components each contain a symbolic meaning specify: The big pearl (or Buddha's head) that closes the loop meets the knowledge of emptiness. The small cone that overcomes it is the mark of emptiness itself. The cord on which the beads are threaded must, theoretically, present itself as a braid of several threads:
three sons symbolize the "three bodies" of a Buddha (Absolute Body, Body of Glory and Body of Emanation);
five sons symbolize the "five wisdoms" or the "five families" of Buddhas (Buddha family, vajra family, jewel family, lotus family, activity family)
nine threads symbolize the primordial Buddha Vajradhara and the eight great bodhisattvas.
one of the 5 best known animals in Chinese mythology. It was born on the 18th day of the second lunar month, an extremely symbolic date in Asia. This is the ninth child of the celestial dragon of the emperor jade 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 adorns itself with a pair of wings, for good measure. Today, the pixiu 貔貅, or pi xiu or pi yao - male or female - a single horn remains. Whereas in the past, the female wore two horns to distinguish her from the male, who wore only one. An air of strength and ferocity emerges from the set, accentuated by the clearly exposed fangs. It is that the pixiu is a heavenly guardian, charged with 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 recounts that the latter deliberately disobeyed a heavenly law and that the jade emperor got into a black rage. To teach him the lesson and punish him, he would have condemned him to feed solely on gold and silver. He would then make her disappear the anus in order to prevent him from evacuating everything he ate. He would therefore be obliged to keep his loot in his stomach but could never access it or use it. A horrible punishment when you love money and gold so much! History says that the pixiu attacks demons and evil spirits whose vital essence it turns 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 the evil demons and spirits that cause disease. In traditional feng shui, a metal pixiu is used as a remedy against some delicate qi. It is placed in particular: In the annual sector afflicted by the three killers (san sha, 煞). · The area of Tai Sui (Grand Duke Jupiter, 太歲) or Sui Po in particular if this area is frequently disturbed (for example if the main entrance door is there). It is in relation to this reason that 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 statutes are very common in Asian households. Considered a guardian and protector, they are revered. 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 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 mission to protect against evil spirits, one does not turn the pixiu towards another person, unless of course you want to tell them that they are a declared enemy and have decided on some dubious magic operation. Pixiu pendants are commonly found. In this case, pixiu acts more as a protection against harmful influences, especially for health. Pi Xiu remains very loyal and loyal to his 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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