1. The meaning of Agarwood in feng shui
Agarwood has many special meanings both in the people's life, spiritual culture and feng shui aspects.
Meaning in life:
Agarwood incense has a warm, passionate aroma that lingers, so it makes people feel very comfortable, smell it once and will remember it forever. Science has proven, Agarwood has many therapeutic and sedative uses. Therefore, it is a valuable source of medicinal herbs for medicine and cosmetic industry. In addition, many studies have shown that inhaling agarwood essential oil after a tiring and stressful working day can help reduce stress, make the mind clear, refreshed, and easy to sleep.
- Meaning in spiritual life:
In the Buddhist concept, frankincense is known as the smell of the sacred Nirvana. Therefore, agarwood appears in most of the rituals of the Buddha door. Moreover, Buddhism focuses on directing the human mind to good, compassionate, selfless, and selfless things. Once the mind is disturbed by the devil, causing people to do corrupt acts, the scent of agarwood has a sedative effect, dispelling evil things to pull people back to good things. Therefore, Agarwood is often used by Buddhism in meditation, helping the soul to relax and focus.
For Christians, frankincense is likened to "the fragrance of God".
In history, many documents have recorded agarwood with words praising and promoting this precious product. During the reign of King Dinh Tien Hoang in the 10th century, artisans also used agarwood to make a box containing dragon robes for the king. As for the Vietnamese people alone, agarwood contains the whole culture from ancient times of the nation. To this day, agarwood has been made into many spiritual items such as incense sticks, agarwood bracelets, statues. agarwood, agarwood powder…
Therefore, our people have a tradition of burning incense sticks or burning incense in incense burners to show respect to gods and ancestors during solemn holidays. In particular, incense is probably the product from agarwood with the most sacred spiritual meaning.
Made from agarwood powder - which is considered as "the crystallized spirit of heaven and earth", incense has the role of a string connecting people in reality with the spiritual world. An incense stick offered to ancestors and grandparents is the Vietnamese way of expressing gratitude to the deceased, praying for good things to the whole family.
2. Uses of Agarwood in feng shui
- Banish evil spirits and impurities:
It is believed that, because it is absorbed by the spirit of heaven and earth, creating a pure and gentle scent, agarwood has the effect of exorcism. Therefore, religious ceremonies from ancient times could not be without frankincense. In ancient Egypt, priests used agarwood as a fuel to "communicate" with the gods. In addition, in mummified tombs, agarwood is also used to dispel unclean air.
- Absorb fortune, pray for luck:
Agarwood is considered a feng shui item that attracts fortune, is very prosperous and helps bring luck to the user. Therefore, arranging incense or burning incense in the house is a luxury hobby of the rich or business people. They believe that if they know how to use frankincense, they will be able to make their fortune redundant and everything goes smoothly.
- Contains positive energy:
At the same time, frankincense also reserves a very active source of strong energy, so it is very useful to use it to attract wealth. People often put frankincense in the office, living room because it helps the body relax, the mind clears to make wise decisions at work.
3. How to use Feng Shui Agarwood
In order for agarwood to fully promote its use, you need to learn how to use it.
- Using Agarwood as a fuel:
When used as fuel, agarwood can be used as a raw material in incense sticks, agarwood tablets, agarwood buds, agarwood rings, etc. to worship and burn incense.
- Processed into decorative products and handicrafts:
People can also make agarwood into handicraft products or keep the original shape of agarwood for home decoration. This way will increase the elegance and beauty of the homeowner. In addition, it also helps the owner to ward off evil spirits and improve the health of everyone in the family.
- Crafting into feng shui items and jewelry:
Agarwood can be crafted into feng shui items such as bracelets, pendants, or religious items such as rosaries. Carrying these items with you will help ward off bad spirits and ghosts. Moreover, the aroma of agarwood helps sedation, easy to sleep.
4. The most suitable place to put agarwood is feng shui
According to feng shui, agarwood belongs to the Wood element, so the best direction to place it is the Metal direction and the Water direction. In addition, because it is a sacred item, there is also a notion that incense should be placed in places where fairies enter the house or at the main door. If you are a business person, you can put frankincense at the desk or the door will be good for career, expensive business. If someone in the house is studying and taking exams, it is advisable to put incense at the study table, it will be good for the learning process, helping the mind to stay focused, clear, and bring good results.