The older generation of people have a calm heart, watching the rosary that grandma has twisted for decades, the natural beauty that exudes is simply beautiful!
Playmate @ Jianghu Yizhimei used to dry the Xingyue Bodhi rosary beads used by my grandmother, and the old beads have been polished day by day, leaving a thick slurry, which is far from the batter that can be compared with the batter repeatedly polished and oiled after the high throw now.
The size is not large, the 0.9 positive bead type is suitable for repeated rubbing of fingertips, decades of companionship, although there is no shiny glass bottom, but it gives this string of stars and moons more years of tenderness.
Many playmates sighed:
Grandma’s rosary is so beautiful, kill my dozen bracelets in seconds!
There are no more strings, it is in the heart.
Recently, the playmate @EMINEM898 posted six wooden rosaries that he had been with for 5 years.
Playmates@EMINEM898 This rosary for holding spells has more personalized accessories than the older generation of grandmothers, but it does not affect the use of spells, and it has more appreciation on the basis of practicality.
This is the trend of the new class of literary players to combine faith with board play.
Some new players may say, isn’t this the 108 long string of literary players? This is true in form, the bracelet evolved from the rosary earlier, but the bracelet and the rosary are still different.
The number of beads is exquisite
Rosaries, also known as counting beads, are magic tools used by practitioners to count when chanting Buddha and mantras. There are a certain number of rosaries, 108 is one of the styles. There are also 54, 27, 14, etc., the number is different, and the meaning is different.
The number of bracelets is not strictly required, usually 9 large sizes form a single circle, 18 are matched into handheld, and 108 is a long string, depending on personal preference and hand size.
The coiling method is more rigorous
Rosary, not everyone can hang around their necks. For Chinese Buddhism, only monks who have been ordained for more than 10 years can hang the rosary, and lay people at home cannot hang the rosary.
Usually, when chanting Buddha or mantras, start with the first bead next to the largest one (mother bead), one bead at a time, or one bead at a time. When pinching the beads to the mother bead, turn your head from left to in, and then pinch the first bead next to the mother bead. The rosary is generally hung around the neck in one circle, two circles when held in the hand, and three circles when placed on the table.
Hand skewer hanging is a lot more arbitrary.
Rosary comes in a variety of materials
There are many materials for rosaries, common ones are linden seeds, coral, agate, jade, etc. Except for the class with wealth and status in the family, the rosary in the homes of ordinary people is Bodhi seed.
Many of the grandmothers and grandmothers of playmates use grass bodhi rosaries.
From the original simple appearance, grass bodhi seeds can be twisted and pulped, which is the power of faith.
Star Moon Bodhi Rosary We just mentioned that the bead type is not a novelty, just a handy. After all, the size texture is smooth, and it is more calm!
Remember the 200-year-old stars and moons displayed in the museum? It is mentioned in the note that it is also used as a magic weapon.
In the three major bodhi, the Vajra pattern is cruel to the hand, which is not very suitable for the rosary, and the phoenix-eye bodhi can usually be used as a rosary, especially in the Tibetan prayer bead, many of which are used with old phoenix eyes.
Of course, there are also woody rosaries, sandalwood with its own quiet fragrance, and six woods with elegant grains, all of which can be used as rosaries.
It is said that this is a Qing Dynasty rosewood rosary, which is really a black briquette!
Of course, rich and powerful families can use high-end materials to make rosaries to show their status more noblely. High-grade materials that are not afraid of falling and cracking are precious jade. It’s true that a little hand pressure is ~~
In addition, there is a special material rosary, which is unique to Tibetan tantra
Human bone magic weapon
Moreover, ordinary people’s bones are not qualified to make rosaries, and in Tibet only the bones of lamas can be used as rosaries.
The style varies from place to place
The rosary is not unique to China, but the style in China has local characteristics.
Chinese Zen style
It is our common simple style, quiet and natural.
Counters, clips, back clouds… Exotic, quaint and luxurious.
There are twelve Taoist rosaries, twenty-four, twenty-eight, thirty-two, thirty-six, and eighty-one.
In the early days, especially in the practice of the Shangqing Sect, it was mainly used for internal refining and as a belief in the Dharma, and later there was a sacrificial prayer bead as a magic weapon to ward off evil spirits and voldemons.
The Islamic rosary is called “Taisbiha”. The materials are generally made of glass, plastic, wood, etc., and there are also expensive materials such as gemstones, agate, amber, beeswax, etc., and there are round, conical, oval and so on.
Zanzhu is mostly 33 and 99.
Catholic Rosary Rosary
The Catholic rosary is generally considered to have been preserved in monastic traditions early as a tool for counting prayers.
Modern research suggests that the formation of the Rosary originated in the mid-15th century , and that the rosary was not associated with the scriptures until a later period , the 16th century or later.
The chanting of the Rosary begins with the image of suffering, and the cycle ends with the image of suffering. Rosaries also have a symbolic effect and increase the amount of contemplation.
The main function of the Christian rosary is to wear the cross! This is very different from Buddhism, and there are no strict restrictions on materials.
Orthodox prayer rope
In the Orthodox system, the rosary is called the prayer rope and still retains its relatively ancient form.
The Orthodox cross has an image of Jesus on it, while the Christian cross does not.
The Japanese Buddha bead bracelet also originated from Buddhism, but because after Buddhism was introduced to Japan, various Buddhist schools appeared, so in the magic instruments, they also began to differentiate, and the style of Buddha beads was more than in China.
Look at the rosary that the older generation has twisted for most of their lives, although it is not a “three-point plate and seven-point brush”, nor does it pursue coloring and slurry, but the company of the long days, plain but expensive!
I believe that literary players who do not believe in Buddhism and religion will definitely reap more beautiful surprises after decades with the mentality of twisting rosaries to string up!
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