Buddhism The 5 Jambhala PROSPERITY
The legend of the Buddha Tibetan Jambhala prosperity dates from the eleventh century, the era in which he lived Lama Atisha. Walking one day near Bodhgaya, the blade saw an old man who died of starvation. Moved by his suffering he cut a piece of his own flesh and offered it to him, but the old man shook his head and said: "How can I eat the flesh of a monaco?". Atisha thought: "Of course not, but I can not bear to see so much suffering" Sad and monaco lay helplessly, wondering about what he could do.
Suddenly appeared a white light. Lama Atisha he looked up and saw the thousand-armed Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, who said: "I will manifest as Jambhala, the Buddha of wealth for their help to eliminate poverty and allow them to practice the Drama."
Its origins in India bears witness to its appearance. Over time they evolved not one but five Jambhala, each with their own mantra and prayer, to help eradicate poverty and bring economic stability that allows you to practice the spiritual path.
The Yellow Jambhala sits on a lotus, a sun and a moon disc and in the left hand holds a mongoose that spits precious jewels. The Jambhala White sits on a turquoise dragon in his left hand and a mongoose spitting jewels and diamonds.
The other three are what Jambhala Black, who is usually depicted standing with angry expression surrounded by a ring of fire, the Green Jambhala depicted in a solid embrace with his wife and the Red Jambhala that, sometimes depicted with the head of an elephant , according to some is the popular Hindu deity of abundance, the Lord Ganesh.
All Jambhala traveling in the left hand mongoose spitting jewels, symbol, with sincere motivation for those who practice the rite of Jambhala, promotes the influx of well-being in the home, which as we all know very well, if you have financial resources enough it is easier to carry a thought unselfish and develop a generous attitude toward others.
Scope of practice of Jambhala is the elimination of insecurity that comes from worrying about money not to be distracted by hunger, poverty or lack of economic means.
To learn the techniques of meditation Jambhala refer the reader to link "Buddhist meditation techniques."