Amulet Spiritual Meanings
Listed below are just a few of the types of amulets you will find along with their spiritual meaning. It is worth noting that there are a number of different forms of Buddhism and the meanings here maybe different for each sect.
Butterfly Amulet: For trade and relationships and for women to attract a man
Brahma : (four-faced Buddha) amulets – For peace, family, wealth, all encompassing wisdom in decisions about life.
Trimurti : For love, happiness, and for wishes to be granted.
Ganesha / Ganesh : The Hindu elephant god of obstacles – Both for placing and eliminating them. This is for art, luck, and harmony in life; having a good, smooth life, without complications.
Kwan Yin : The goddess of compassion – These amulets are for those that need healing and empathy.
Nong Kwak : The woman calling with one hand to passerby’s – This is for business prosperity and growing a healthy business. If you look in most Chinese businesses across Asia and in the USA even, there is often a Nong Kwak amulet, image, statue, and or yang flag in a special shrine in the front of the business.
Phra Pid Ta : The monk that covers his eyes – For protection from evil spirits, influences, and for wealth.
Salika : Two birds facing each other – This is for success in business.
Phra Somdej : Prosperity in business, peace, and a good life.
Chinnarat / Jinnaraj Buddha : The Buddha amulets with the triangle behind, outlining the Buddha with wisps of fire rising off the sides – This is for defense against evil and a generally smooth life.
Rahu : The eclipse demon seen eating the moon on various amulets – This is a reminder of beneficence.
Ultimate Rule Of Thumb -
Wear With Faith & Respect For All Amulets.
Donate to temples or help needy to gain merits.
If possible, please follow the 5 Buddha Precepts.
Lastly, Wear Real Amulets that are consecrated by masters. ( Many amulets we seen in market now are factory made and are fakes )
Yes, there are some restrictions -
- Don't bring amulets with you when you go to the low and improper place such as a brothel, nightclub,etc…
- Don't wear amulets when doing sexual activities.
- Don't go underneath the improper things such as the lady's skirt or someone's shoes, except you are on the inevitably compulsory environment such as going under a bridge or working in a skyscraper, etc.
Note: You can wear your amulets when you go toilet but don't drop the amulets into toilet bowl ( If required remove it and leave it somewhere on higher level )
Where best to place my amulets?
You Don't Have To Wear Amulets To Sleep
Put on a shelf, altar or any high place.
Do not put them on the top of your bed, except you are single or sleep alone. If you want to keep them in your bed room, please put them in a higher drawer.
Katha of Phra Kruba Krissana
NAMO TASSA BHAGAVATO ARAHATO SAMMASAM BUDDHASA (3 TIMES)
YER RAM YER SI RAM YER RAM
SIRI RAM YER RAM
YER YER RAM KRISANA
HA RAY KRISANA
NA MA PA TA
KATHA MAHALARP (FORTUNE/LUCK)
NAMO (3 TIMES)
TEROBOHTISUDDO ARNO ARVAROH GITTAYSA
MAHARAHPOH AUNCHALEENUNG MAHATAYRUNG
MAHAVAYO ARPOH PUTTAVEE TAYCHO SUMPOHMANANUNG
BOHTISUDDUNG SATHUROOBNUNG GATUNYOO GATAVAYTITAR
ARKUNDITI MAYAITTI PAKAWA NAMAMIHUNG
(Kruba got this katha from sitting meditation, chant everyday for good fortune.)
KATHA MAHASANAE (ATTRACTIVE)
AHOM MAHA SANAE AHOM NA METTA
MAHA METTA AHOM NA METTA TAYWA JITTA
KATHA BUCHA PHRA SHIVA , PHRA MAE UMA (GOOD FORTUNE)
NAMO (3 TIMES)
AHOM PHRA PATHREE GARLEE TURAKARPIYUNG MA MA
TU TI YUM PI PARA PATHREE GARLEE TURAKARPIYUNG MA MA
TA TI YUM PI PARA PATHREE GARLEE TURAKARPIYUNG MA MA
AHOM MAHAKARMAY SHIVA PAKAWA THREE NUSTEE
TRUPMEE PAKAWATHREE SHIVA THREE PHUN CHAR LEE
JAGA RAR SRI SHIVA THREE TRUPPAMAMEE AHOM MAMA SHIVA THREE
KATHA KRUBA KRISSANA
NAMO (3 TIMES)
SIRIRAM YERAM YEYERAM KRISSANA HARAY KRISSANA NA MA PA TA
(MORNING) NAMO 3 TIMES (FOR BUSINESS)
KRISSANA KRISSANA HARAY HARAY RAMA HARAY
KRISSANA KRISSANA NA MA PA TA
YERAM YESIRAM YERAM
(AFTERNOON) NAMO 3 TIMES (FORTUNE)
KRISSANA KRISSANA HARAY HARAY KRISSANA DOSMARAYSA RAMA SIRIRAM
YERAM YEYERAM NA MA PA TA
"Ahom na ma ha shivaya mahudnirunya"