Mala rosary of meditation and Buddhist prayer.
Ghau, portable altar bodhisattva Jizo- Dizang.
108 rock crystal beads from Brazil, diameter of 6mm for each pearl.
Cinnabar pearls every 27 crystal pearls as tradition dictates.
The mantra of compassion "om mani padme hum" is engraved on these pearls
Finishing pearl, or guru pearl or "Buddha's head" in carnelian also from Brazil.
Mala made to order, count about a week of making after order
As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology of Paris, all our stones are appraised and certified.
As a Malakara, we make all our malas ourselves while scrupulously respecting tradition.
Sliding knot in finish like all our malas, object of practice, as shown in this video as an example.
We assemble our malas on a traditional cord, a braid of 5 threads of the 5 colors of the 5 meditation Buddhas.
The Ghau opens thanks to a push button located at the bottom of the latter, allowing the doors to be opened as shown in the video
Silver 925 plated 24K gold.
Turquoise from Arizona,
agate called nan hong (southern red), from Yunnan
Pendant dimension: 70/18mm
The part is also available alone via this link
The ghau is a kind of transportable altar in which the image of the chosen deity of the possessor is kept, wrapped in silk garments. The vast majority of Tibetans use the ghau at home and carry it during their travels. They keep it on a real altar at home. During travels, it is hung on the back belt. It serves as a protective symbol during travels and also allows its owner to prove his devotion to his deity.
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, who holds in his hand a pilgrim's bumblebee and in the other a luminous pearl. Both serve him to guide the souls of the dead to get them out of the underworld. Both serve him to guide the souls of the dead to get them out of the underworld.a place of pilgrimage is on Mount Jiuhua located in the province of Anhui, in the east of China.
He was during the Tang Dynasty the main deity of the Sanjie school that contributed to the multiplication of its representations.seriously ill people are invited to read this sutra and pray to this bodhisattva to help them recover. There are many legends from this sutra. Buddha Shakyamuni says that whoever 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 interminable "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 faithful departed in the peaceful stay 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 are interested in the six categories of creatures without distinction, Dizangwang's specialty is the rescue of souls from 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 took a vow to deliver souls from hell. This tradition is recorded in the Dizangwang Vow Sutra. The coming of Ksitigarbha is announced by Buddha Shakyamuni in the Paradise Trayastrimsa as a mark of gratitude to his mother Maya. The Buddha explains that Ksitigarbha was once a young Brahmin whose mother had often shown impiety; she had then resolved to save her by dint of offerings and prayers; on this occasion she had seen hell and vowed to become Buddha (or bodhisattva) to deliver all its inhabitants.
Two childlike Japanese Jizos wearing the red bibs offered by the grieving mothers. According to the sutra, the Buddha entrusted Ksitigarbha with the task of watching after him over the "world without Buddha" 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 had an abortion, and placed at crossroads and cemeteries to free wandering spirits.
This Bodhisattva and his Sutra have great importance and are the object of great veneration in East Asia in the Buddhism of the Great Vehicle
In Japan, Jizo is especially solicited by women who have had a miscarriage or had an abortion, and placed at crossroads because these places particularly attract ghosts and other demons.
Apart from his help to souls in pain, he occasionally performs the function of a purveyor of wealth by virtue of the pearl he holds in his hand on tantric representations and his name, which sometimes appears on lottery tickets, in Hong Kong for example.
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