One Eye Bead
The brightly shining Sun is associated with
one. It represents confidence and strength. One eye bead is well received
by those entering new ventures. One eye bead is often denoted with the
symbol of a light at the opposite side. Such symbol represents a glowing
light showing the path and instilling creative inspiration. The number one
also signifies the desire to excel. Having the strength to move others to
perform above their natural abilities is also an important characteristic
of a leader. Like the Dharma, one is perfect in beginning, in the middle,
and in the end. Each human being has the potential for growth and even
enlightenment. We must treasure such an opportunity.
Two Eyes Bead
Ying-Yang speaks of the important of balance
and harmony. The symbol of two eyes represents Generation and Completion.
As there are two sides to a coin, and various views to a situation, two
eye bead remind us of the importance of balance which bring about harmony.
There is seldom a situation, which is absolutely good/bad or right/wrong.
It takes effort to built harmony among people, and the reward can be
great. In particular, salesman and negotiators will find a two eyes bead
meaningful. Balanced views, harmony, cooperation, peaceful settlement are
what the symbol of two eyes represents.
Three Eyes Bead
Three represent creativity and wisdom, thus
often the three eyes bead is the choice of businessman as wisdom often
result in bringing wealth. Wisdom and a creative nature is certainly an
asset in solving problems and creating wealth. Being able to envisage
obstacles is as important as being able to spot business opportunities.
That's wisdom. We must be reminded that all the things we may gain are
only for this lifetime. Thus, the important of sharing our blessings.
Four Eyes Bead
The four eyes bead is said to represent the
working of the four protective Bodhisattvas namely Kuan Yin, Manjusri,
Ksitigarbha and Sthamaprapta. These Bodhisattvas reminds us of the
constant protection from them. Whether one is religious worker or a lay
practitioner, one should be reminded that good is triumphant over evil,
ultimately. If one is facing difficulties, remember that there is
stability in chaos. There are many things which money can't buy -
blessings and protection from heaven are among them. Thus, we need not
value items, be it beads or amulets, by their value in dollars and cents.
Five Eyes Bead
Many auspicious symbols come in sets of five.
Among such set is the Five Buddha Families comprising of Vairochana,
Vajrasatvva, Amitaba, Amoghasiddhi and Ratnasambhava. Another set is the
popular Five Auspicious Bats representing the Five Gods of Good Luck (Five
Blessing). Wealth is important. But without health, one is left with
little strength and time, to seek the deeper depth of the spiritual path.
The secret working of the world is something that fascinates mankind. We
may know the names associated with Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas but we hardly
can comprehend their mysterious workings. With Discipline, Determination
and an Adventurous spirit, one can reach new grounds beyond one's
imagination, be it a religious or business venture. Remember that wealth
isn't everything, and blessings are to be used for good.
Six Eyes Bead
With much responsibility at hand, one may go
for the six eye beads. This is because the six eyes bead is said to
energize one's mental ability and enhance the physical ability as well.
Providing the strength and balance needed to accomplish more. It is also
said to provide the tolerant needed for keeping the harmony and peace
among people. This meant, "liberation" from the strive and struggle which
is a naturally part of our daily living. More importantly, LIBERATION from
the six realms of suffering, as taught by the Buddha should be The Goal.
Seven Eyes Bead
In Astrology, Saturn, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury,
Mars, the Moon and Sun are the traditional seven planets. The seven eyes
beads is said to provide wisdom. It keeps one analytical and calm at the
same time. It is associated to spiritual progress, wealth, health and
longevity. Heaven can definitely bless and answer prayers. But lessons
from the University of Hard Knocks provide us numerous opportunities for
progress through difficulties. Heaven's guidance and help is never too
far, thus obstacles will not be overwhelming.
Eight Eyes Bead
The eight eyes beads are associated to the
Buddhist Eight Auspicious symbols. It represents the gifts given by
celestial beings to Sakayamuni on his enlightenment. The eight eyes bead
is said to be "wish-fulfilling". It is to endow one with the ability to
take command and solve problems. The eight eyes bead is also said to be
associated to the eight directional Bodhisattvas of protection.
Nine Eyes Bead
Wisdom is what the nine eyes bead is best
known for. Wisdom enables one to understand, and it also includes the
ability to express such profound understanding of life in artistic field
as well as in other areas of work. Thus it is also related to making one
well liked and popular. It helps to convert seemingly insignificant ideas
into great ones, even turning obstacles into assets. It is also associated
with the giving of the nine-fold blessing. With so many positive
attributes associated with the nine eyes bead, it is well liked by
Ten Eyes Bead
COMPLETION is what the ten eyes bead
represents. This bead is often associated with Completeness and Unity.
Completing a cycle will naturally bring about another fresh beginning,
signifying an expansion into more inspiring ventures. Ten is said to be
helpful in clearing obstacles, providing the much needed push to complete
a task. It is useful for those who are doing many things at one time.
Success and expansion can be achieved as each task is skillfully and
mindfully brought to completion. Ten eyes bead also represent the cosmic's
collective mind and the intellect, a vase resources of wisdom we can tap
into for the good of humanity.
Eleven Eyes Bead
Among the lesser known bead is the eleven eye
bead. Eleven represents the stars, and man's yearning to reach for them.
The urge to reach for and understand the Divine is among man's quest since
history immemorial. Perhaps what man is looking for is not to be found in
the distant stars, but is as near as inside the human hearts. Though one's
heart can be heaven-ward, the feet should be firmly rooted on the ground.
Eleven eyes bead is suitable for the fervent religious practitioners.
Simple chants and deeds expressed from the heart can bring about enormous
effect on oneself as well as on all sentient beings.
Twelve Eyes Bead
There are twelve months in the Solar as well
as the Chinese Lunar year. There are twelve ornaments on the Emperor's
robes, and twelve gemstones on the High Priest breast plate. In the
Buddhist tradition, these are the "twelve links of causation" and "twelve
deeds of the Buddha". Twelve eyes bead is often associated with authority,
fearlessness, divine protection and providence. It is natural that all
beings want to be happy. As a wish-fulfilling bead, the twelve eyes bead
is also a reminder that one should look beyond one's own happiness and