The Eight Auspicious Buddhist Objects:
If you wish to insure complete good fortune to all your household, you may want to display all eight auspicious objects together to seal your intent for good times and good fortune for your home and all who inhabit it. The eight auspicious symbols are…
♦ The Lotus – A symbol of purity and perfection – In Buddhism it represents the attainment of enlightenment.
♦ The Wheel – Symbol of noble truth – and a symbol of the wheel of life, it represents the Buddha’s doctrines.
♦ The Jar – a vase with a cover – typically holding ancestral relics (memories and power of our ancestors).
♦ The Mystic Knot – the knot that never ends – symbolizes no beginnings and no ends as well as a representation that we are all united or intertwined in our lives.
♦ The Conch Shell – Symbol of prosperous voyaging – great luck in travel. Also a symbol of royalty.
♦ The Double Fish – Fish are a symbol of wealth, abundance, harmony and bliss. When shown in a pair, it is a symbol of harmony between partners.
♦ The Canopy (or umbrella) – is a symbol of protection from negative influence, and is a show that the highest respect is being paid to someone.
♦ The Vase – A symbol of peace and harmony. See more about the vase in the paragraph above.
You may display each of the eight Buddhist auspicious objects together or singly.
What is most important and effective is that you are mindful and willing to have a happy energy in your home. The intent behind arranging items in our homes is just as important as placing the right item for the right mood!
I hope you enjoyed this brief article on Chinese symbols for a happy home. Please check out the links below for more Chinese symbols and their meanings.