Origin and strength of Thai amulets.
Amulets and small bronze Buddha
For centuries throughout the world certain values are assigned to amulets
and talismans .
Nowhere is the sale and trade of amulets as large as in Thailand. The use
goes back to BC .
With the emergence of Buddhism preserved relic particles of deceased monks
and relatives were kept, they were contributed as a stark reminder as well
as protection and for good luck. It were not just pieces of clothing or hair
of the deceased as well as bones or teeth. Some stupas, pagodas or chedi
claimes that they containing bones of the Buddha himself. Until now this
attract many pilgrims to the tombs.
Through the centuries, Buddhism gained a large following and only in
Thailand there are tens of thousands of temples built, and there are
hundreds of very famous pilgrimages occur less known. All these temples and
places have one thing in common, each temple has its own things, with its
own story and its own history . There are about ten very famous monks in
Thailand who in their lives have gotten through meditation the status
to achieve enlightenment.
All these have meant something for the Thai people causing diseases,
Here there are hundreds of stories that are told. Using the finest scents
and colors The monks of earlier centuries had no fixed residence yet, like a
temple or monastery then.
They traveled around the country to preach Buddha's teachings. They
sometimes slept in convents or with locals, but usually in the open air or
in caves where they prayed and meditated.
A monk became known as he could enthrall many people with his stories and
certain forces were deployed as curing diseases, helping in poverty or
restoring peace and tranquility. When these monks were old and could no
longer travel, there was often in their birthplace a temple set in front of
him, where they stayed for the rest of their lives. Because of the
prominence of these monks came many people from near and far to be blessed .
by this man As also
in our present civilization, we often want a souvenir of a person or place
we have ever been.
The monks made then a mold made with a small image of a Buddha. The monk
himself put together a mix of clay mixed with other ingredients such as
spices, for example, the shaft or leg- remains of animals. This clay was
kneaded into a ball, and pushed into the mold so you got a perfect
impression of a miniature Buddha. Sometimes there is a prayer on the back
engraved or there are stones or sticks pushed into the amultet. The amulet
was taken from the mold , after being updated and was laid out to dry. All
this happened during the prayer of the monk.
The power of the amulet .
The force is not derived from the material of which it is made,
so can an amulet of lead have more value as an amulet of silver and so can
an amulet in a brass box have more value and force as an amulet encased in a
diamond- machined gold holder.
The power of amulets stems from two main points, the first is the origin of
the amulet and
the monk and is blessed. The second main thing is the energy that the
amulets have absorbed
by wearing. The longer an amulet is worn, so the more it is passed from
parent to child (usually
from father to son or grandson) the stronger the protection and power of the
talisman. So an amulet which was located in a closet for 100 years has less
power as than an amulet that 10 years has been worn by someone.
Mini bronze Buddhas and taxis
In Thailand ther is not a taxi to find where no amulets or small bronze
Buddha's are located on the dashboard. These are in Thailand the ultimate
lucky charms and there are more of these Buddhas in Thailand than there are
people . The most famous are the small and indeed also the larger Buddhas
who symbolize the day of the week, waarbij de woensdag
2 beeldjes kent.