Wealth vases

13 May 2009 - 2:45am Comments Off

Wealth vases

A Short explanation on Wealth Vases

by Tsem Rinpoche

There are many types of Buddhas. Healing, wisdom, compassion, wealth, harmony, etc. are the different types of Buddhas we may invoke for blessings.

Wealth Buddhas are propitiated to invoke their blessings to help us in our material needs. But invoking them for materialistic ends in itself is improper. If we can solve our material needs, it is easier to develop higher insights on the path to enlightenment.

So Wealth Buddhas may be invoked by their individual prayers. Recitation of their Sutras. Making offerings to them. Or by Wealth Vases.

Wealth Vases is a tradition that came from India to Tibet 1,100 years ago. We may either have a Wealth Deity’s statue or a Wealth Vase instead.

Wealth Vases represents the Wealth deities themselves. Wealth Vases contain:-

Incense

Semi-precious gems or precious gems

Symbols of wealth such as coral, turquoise, gold, etc.

The seven symbols of royalty such as houses, carriages, etc.

Grains – beans, rice, lentils, etc.

A Photo(s) of the actual Wealth Deity

Those are the basic ingredients; it can be more elaborate.

Then the above items are sealed into a vase. All day chanting of wealth sutras are done by senior monks to bless and energize the vases.

Then people who bring a wealth vase home and keep it will be blessed. It is like inviting a wealthy friend home. The wealth vases bless the environment, the people and bring luck. If it’s kept in offices, it changes the luck of the business helping the person to do better financially.

If one brings the vase home or returns it to the temple, it makes no difference. It is a Wealth Buddha. Buddhas do not harm. Even if we have returned the vase back to a temple, there is no way it will bring bad luck. Your luck just returns to normal. It is impossible it brings harm, as it is a Buddhist practice. No Buddhist practice can bring harm. It can only bring luck. Hundreds and thousands of families have it and experience the benefits.



His Holiness Zong Rinpoche sitting on the throne on the left, and on the right, nearer to the altar is His Eminence Khensur Konchok Tsering Rinpoche, the Abbot Emeritus of Gaden Shartse, and next to him is His Eminence Ken Rinpoche the Abbot himself


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