TING - SHA
Words in Mind:
Bell, Breath, Buddha, Clear, Endless, Healing,
Journey, Meditation, Prana, Prayer , Sound, Symbols.
~Associated with hungry ghost or Preta.
~Conch Shell: Educating and Self-care.
~Darma Wheel: Represents all of Buddha's teachings. The wheel is a symbol of the never ending journey to self improvement. There is no end.
~Golden Fishes: Represent breath & prana (life force) Reminiscent of the ida and pingala energy channels of the body which regulate the breath.
~Endless Knot: Everything in life is interwoven and interdependent. Your future outcomes are rooted in what you do today.
Other forms of symbolism from these fish include freedom & abundance with the fish having complete freedom of movement throughout the water.
~Henry Wolff & Nancy Hennings - Tibetian Bells 1972 album.
~It's simbology is similar to that of the Ghanta.
Lotus: Purity of the mind, body, & speech represented. With non-attachment we can find this purity within. The lotus floats above the muddy waters of attachment & desire, as should we.
~Often used in rites in conjunction with the phurba and namkha.
~Parasol: Represents protection from harm and illness, just like a parasol protects from the sun. Represents the expansiveness of your crown chakra, through the expansiveness of the canopy. ~ Rabbit
~Traditionally believed to originate in Zhangzhung
~The shang was believed to be useful in receiving information from the Eastern or Oriental conception of aether.
~They are concecrated to a special purpose.
~TING the sound produced by the metals. SHA: Hanging
~Treasure Vase: Represents health, longevity, prosperity, and empowerment. This symbol is seen a lot through different sects of Buddhism.
~Used in prayer and rituals by Bonpos, Chamans, and Tibetan Buddhist practitioners.
~Victory Banner: The type of banner that was flown once battles were won. The Victory Banner represents overcoming defeat & attaining happiness.