WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF BELIEFS.
SPIRITS, GOOD WISHES, BAD KARMA, OCCULT AND THE BUDDHA.
Do your luck vibes, the personal luck eco system need an Overhaul?
Should the Current Phase end for the better?
Will the Girl smile at you, peace at last with the wife, that Brooding Boss at office, decides you are worth the trouble, to retain even in the Corona?
Ask a Thai, he will tell you it’s in the realm of the possible, but you need to wear something, a charm; something like a Locket a Billion Indians wear,
They call it an AMULET.
A THAI AMULET
What is an Amulet?
The votive tablet is a medallion like, with the face of Buddha. An Amulet could be made of plaster, bone, wood, metal. Its divine, blessed by a Monk, and often given as a gift when you give a donation or oil to a Buddhist temple. While building a Stupa, zillion Amulets are placed underneath; so, when the Stupa comes down, decades are Centuries later; the buried Amulets are recovered and become blessed pieces. New ones are also always made. Therefore there are new Amulets, Old Amulets, and a hierarchy of divinise, power, but all of them have in common, the same thing – a charm, a luck. Every Thai wear one, some two, some a chain of them all around the neck.
How much luck do you need?
Out there, there is fascinating world of Amulets. You can embark on the millions of pages in thousands of Blogs, Videos, all over the Internet, can join the Buddha Magic Project, a channel on You Tube of Ajarm Spencer.
Better still Order it up on Amazon; if not in the markets of Bangkok for a few cents and see if it can get you a few Dollars more.
The types of Amulets
Wikipedia lists a few rare Thai amulets are:
Benja Pakhai, Phra Somdej, Phara Rod, Phra Nang Phaya, Phra Phong Suphan, Phra Sum Kor, Phra Khun Phaen; Jatukham Rammathep, Phra Kring
The list goes on.
Customs and tradition dictate that an AMULET is more than a charm. Its a symbolic declaration of a complete belief in Buddha. There are a few Dos and Donts to wear it and procedures on How to wear it, and how to conduct.
The world has about 506 million Buddhists, comprising about 7% of the world population to about 31% of Christians and 15% of Hindus.
Beliefs are the business of the soul. Ancient Christians, used to wear a Fish Charm, today a Jesus; Hindus have Gods on Necklaces, rings, the modern Cricketer comng into Bowl, stops, takes a look at a motif, the sky, berore run up; to deliver a 140Kmper minute Ball, a war pilot remembers a God before a sojourn, the soilder in the war field. Romilla Thapar, the Indian Historian writes, (History of India, Volume 1, Penguin) all religions have a common base, and that The Noahs Arc is some what similar to the great tide when Krishna is born. The Laughing Buddha is found worldover, to fetch luck.
Does an Amulet really brings Luck??
Try with all the Dos and Donts and discover, with Vandana a Prayer; the Thai does it three times a day, its called :
Kata Ārātanā Pra Krueang (Incidentally the wording is not Thai, Its Sanskrit and Pali, the commoan mans laguage of the day:
The Mother Indian Languages in the ttimes of the Buddha ! An Indian.
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Puttang Ārātanānang Tammang Ārātanānang Sangkang Ārātanānang (make a wish or prayer) Puttang Bprasittimē Tammang Bprasittimē Sangkang Bprasittimē.