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Introduction to Ancient Tibetan Dzi
For thousands of years, Tibetans have treated the Dzi (also spelled gZi, ghzi, zi, or tzi) beads as a type of living gemstone. The word 'Dzi' may be translated from Tibetan to mean 'luminous' or 'splendour' in English.
Dzi beads are meant for devout worship and reverently kept and passed down over generations within the family. The ancient Dzi beads absorb cosmic energy from the Universe, hence Dzi beads can guard against misfortune and bring about blessings, stabilize blood pressure, increase the internal 'qi' and promote good fortune and bliss. Dzi beads enjoy great popularity around the world, and they are revered sacred charms for protection, worship, health, as well as symbols of wealth.
There are many myths and legends that follow the dZi beads:-
Besides being a very rare and precious gemstone, Tibetan Dzi beads are also one of the seven treasures in Tibetan Buddhism. The main places of origin are Western Tibet, Eastern Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, Ladakh and certain regions in the Himalayas. Dzi have been around for at least 2000 to 3000 years. According to legend, Dzi is actually a “God’s treasure” which has descended to earth and was discovered by the Tibetans. Hence the Tibetans still regard Dzi as the “heavenly stone”.
A more recent urban legend doing the rounds on the Internet is that of the 'Nagoya plane crash'. A Taiwanese businessman escaped from a plane crash where there were only two survivors. He claimed that this was due to the 9-Eyed dZi he had recently purchased for his own protection. As a result of this story making the news, dZi stones have become extremely sought after in Taiwan and the surrounding Asian regions of China, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Tibetan Dzi beads may be eons-old antiques, yet they
remain fashionable. The different patterns are an ideal trendy ornament
for the young and are also suitable for all ages.
But most importantly, besides wearing dzi beads for protection purposes, the magnetic energy from the Dzi can regulate the body’s blood and 'qi' circulation, balance the body’s yin yang and five elements, improve the body’s immune system and henceforth, achieve overall improvement in one's health. The effects are similar to acupuncture. It can improve the health of those suffering from heart diseases, high blood pressure and diabetes as well as reduce various symptoms such as poor blood circulation, blocked nose, sprains, insomnia and aching bones. Dzi beads may also be made into medical pills for various medical benefits.