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Mysterious Mani Stone








"Mani" comes from the short name of the Sanskrit Buddhist sutra "six-character mantra" Om mani beep moo ", which is called" mani stone "because it is engraved with" mani "on the stone;" mani pile "refers to the stone slab or stone piled up with Tibetan scriptures," six-character mantra "or engraved with animal patterns, god images, Langjiu Wang Dan patterns, etc. There are also piles of small stones without any engraved patterns. Tibetan areas of stone "Mani heap" can be seen everywhere, countless.

Tibetans have special feelings for Buddhist culture, and men, women and children all take doing Buddhist work as a noble thing. In the vast grasslands and remote ravines, people worked hard and carved scriptures and various Buddha statues and auspicious patterns on ordinary stones, and decorated them with colors, turning ordinary stones into Mani stones. Devout Tibetan believers believe that as long as they persistently engrave the six-character truth tattooed day and night on the stones, these stones will have a supernatural spirituality and bring them good luck. With the tireless engraving of people, all kinds of Mani stones of different sizes gathered together to form Mani piles and Mani walls.

As a carrier of human social culture, stone has become a powerful witness of the inheritance and creation of social civilization with its immortal texture. Stone can not only make all kinds of production tools, attack the beast to resist the enemy's weapons, but also build houses and cities, grinding powder and dispensing medicine, and some places also use stone town houses. A large number of stone tools, sarcophagi, stone hill tombs and stone towers discovered during the cultural relics survey can confirm how unusual stones were among the ancestors. Tibetans cherish strange stones and regard "Jean Jiong" (Tibetan, natural and natural) stones as sacred objects, such as Buddha statues, Buddha eyes, Buddha footprints, etc. In addition, Tibetan headdresses and necklaces are mostly decorated with coral stones, agate stones, fossils and various beautiful stones, which are proposed to be the derivative form of Lingshi worship.

According to the "Summary of Tibetan Archaeology", there was a kind of large stone culture in ancient Tibet, which was the traditional development of the Neolithic primitive culture, and it was believed that it entered the Tibetan hinterland from the northeastern Tibetan area around Qinghai Lake. This kind of large stone worship in Tibetan areas around the existence of many remains, in three forms: monolithic stone, stone circle, column stone. For example, 18 lines of stone pillars were found in Duoren, south of the Great Salt Lake in southern Tibet, in the east-west direction. There are also columns of stones. There are two concentric circles at the western end of the stone circle. There are three other boulders in the center of the stone circle. The larger one is 2.75 meters high. An altar is set in front of the boulder. There is also an arrow arranged with stones at the east end of the column stone. Similar monoliths are scattered all over Tibet, such as the stone pillars of Pulan, Tibet; the "long stones" of Gannan; and the "stone cattle" on the mountains, all of which are independent and tens of meters high, making the local Tibetan and Han people worship. In Tibetan areas, especially in Kang District and some Amdo Tibetans worship white stones on roofs, door tops, window sills and in the center of the land, and white stones are used as representatives where gods are worshipped. They believe that the white stone is the essence of the snow mountain, the protector of the family, the patron saint of the fields and crops, and that the huge white stone standing high is the embodiment of the dragon lady and the goddess. The Mani piles, which are scattered all over the Tibetan mountains and valleys and beside the village entrance roads, are the outstanding performance and obvious heritage of Tibetan rock worship.



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