The number of these Dzi beads is a representation of the four Bodhisattvas and the blessings they will bestow. Making use of the Four Eyed Dzi Beads is said to help create smooth sailing for all endeavours, an enhancement in health and life quality, as well as prevention of complications in court.
Dzi beads (pronounced “ji”, meaning “brightness”) are gemstone charms that are highly worshipped in Tibet and the Himalaya mountain range. Having been transferred from one generation to the next, over thousands of years, Tibetan culture highly reveres the Dzi beads and treats them as mystical charms. It is known as the “Heavenly Stone” by Tibetans, because of the legendary story of how the demi-gods discarded the Dzi Beads once they were scratched in the slightest way. There are many other legends and tales surrounding the powers of the Dzi beads lucky charms, which originate from Tibetan folklore.
These supernatural Tibetan charms boast beautifully engraved patterns and colors. The stones are of a dark hue, and are often “agate” beads, stones which are found deep in the Himalayas. There are many different patterns which can be found on various Dzi beads; circles, squares and waves are quite common. Those that possess rarer patterns are further steeped in mythical belief, such as the Dzi bead which depicts an outline of the five bats or tortoise shell. Dzi beads are also imprinted with many “eyes”, to detect malicious intentions and repress them – there are many different numbers of eyes which can be seen on a Dzi bead, and each represent different meanings.
There are many mythical beliefs behind the powers of the these good luck beads; these come from Tibet itself, which has always been a land of mystics and holy powers. The lucky charm beads can create an abundance of benefits, among which are prosperity, good fortune, health and longevity.