“Jade’s brightness represents heaven; its substance, born of mountain and water, represents the earth”
Chinese Jade Jewellery And Amulets
Jade is an important part of Chinese culture. The Jade that appears on my website is from my province, Xin Jiang, and is famous throughout China for its beautiful natural colour and high quality. My province borders on Mongolia, Russia and Pakistan. Because of the remoteness of the region, Xin Jiang Jade is difficult to find in the West. Some of the jade is called Gobi Desert Jade because it comes from the Gobi sand stone, Wood Jade because the jade was originally wood before it became stone, there are also varying shades of light and dark green jades. The origins of the jade is what gives jade its life.
Carved Chinese Jade is so highly prized by the Chinese that they value it above gold and silver. The Chinese have a famous saying, "Gold has a value; jade is invaluable." The Chinese word for jade is “Yu”.
The English word jade comes from the Spanish term piedra de ijada or "loin stone", from its reputed efficacy in curing ailments of the loins or kidneys. This may be the reason why Chinese Jade is believed to aid in lowering raised blood pressure and alleviating kidney and bladder problems.
Just as a tree can purify the air, we believe that jade has healing powers; helping to purify the body and protect us against the harmful effects of computers, mobile phones or negative energy. Chinese Jade Jewelry has been used by the Chinese for many thousands of years. We believe that Chinese Jade has the power to bring longevity, good health and peace of mind into our life.
Jade alongside Qigong is another tool for peace and longevity. Most of the Chinese Jade pendants and healing bracelets that are on my website are carved from a mountain which lies behind a Buddhist Temple close to my home. Because the pendants, amulets and beads are formed from the natural rock, each piece of jade jewelery is unique and there is no one piece which is the same. Some are hand carved and some are carved from machine.
The Power Of Jade Jewelry Images
My master used to joke that it was only advertising companies and Buddhists who studied the mind. The advertising companies study our minds to find out what slogans and images will increase our desire to buy the products they are selling, while Buddhists study the mind to help them become closer to the Buddha. Both know the power of the image. Images work unconsciously on our mind and we are bombared with thousand of them every day. I have chosen the jade amulets, pendants and bracelets for their healing powers. Carved Chinese Jade has a harmonizing effect on the wearer.
Amulets – Amulet Jewelry
Amulet ( also called talisman) means “an object that protects a person from trouble”. In China many non-Buddhists wear Buddha and Guan Yin jade talisman because they recognize the healing properties of this image and believe these are powerful amulets. When the amulets are not being worn they should be kept in an amulet bag.
Amulets For Safe Travel
Guan Yin ( sometimes called Kuan Yin or Avalokita) is the Buddha of Compassion but before the birth of Buddhism in China, Guan Yin was a Goddess, and Chinese fishermen used to pray to her before they set out to sea. This tradition is still carried out today by modern travellers. When I was asked by his master to leave China and come to the West to teach, my sister gave me a carved Guan Yin pendant so that I would travel well. Many Chinese drivers have a statue of Guan Yin on their dashboard and travellers wear a Guan Yin amulet tied with a red or green chord.
Amulets For Protection
It is believed that Guan Yin can protect us from dangers whether real or imagined. This might be why she is the most popular Buddhist Bodhisattva. A Buddhist Sutra advises us to rely on Guan Yin in situations of pain, distress, calamity or death. Her name means “she who hears the cries of the world”.
Amulets For Good Luck
All Chinese Jade pendants are believed to bring good luck. But there is one in particular which is called the prosperity amulet and that is the laughing Buddha pendant. Chinese people wear this Jade Buddha amulet to increase health, happiness and prosperity.
Amulets For Happiness
As well as being an amulet for good luck, the laughing Buddha is also an amulet for happiness. He can help us to let go of negative energy and have a more positive energy. A great Indian Buddhist master said, “If there is a cure when trouble comes. What need is there for being sad? And if no cure can be found, what use is there in sorrow.” Wearing the laughing Buddha pendant can remind us of this saying and help us to let go of our worries and doubts.
Amulets For Power
Jade bead bracelets are used to count prayers and mantras. They are sometimes called power bracelets or charm bracelets because they give us the power to transform ourselves.
Authentic Buddhist Amulets
Chinese Amulet Jewellery are worn by non-Buddhists as well as Buddhists. Carved Jade pendants can act as a reminder for us to be awake to the present moment. This simple act of mindfulness can help us to overcome stress. Mantras have been recited over the amulets to increase the power of the amulet. If you are a Buddhist then you can recite a mantra in the morning and in the evening.
Being present in the moment is a very effective way to combat stress and increase happiness. You can do this by simply follow your breathing or an alternative meditation is to recite the mantra of Guan Yin – Om Mani Padme Hum - as you touch the amulet of Guan Yin or recite the mantra of the Buddha – Amituofo - as you touch the amulet of the Buddha. This should be done a minimum of three times. It can be chanted silently or out loud. Letting go is one of the arts of happiness.
Jade is part of traditional Chinese culture which include alternative Chinese medicine, acupuncture, Kung Fu, and Qigong. It is another tool we can use to increase our health, wellness and longevity.
You can purchase these along with Jade energy stones at: http://www.shifuyanlei.co.uk/merchandise_wrist_mala.html