"Jade" is the beauty of the stone. "Jade" represents something favourable, e.g. "jade-alike" appearance, "jade-alike" hand, "jade-alike" finger and "jade-alike" body, etc. It has been one of the most important stones in Chinese culture.
From time immemorial, men from emperors and generals to folks specially value gorgeous jade. Jade considered the most precious natural stone in China since ancient times, is said to link both the physical and the spiritual world and is the only material that completely encapsulates positive "Yang" energy of Heaven and Earth, suggesting certain health benefits.
"Man raise jade and jade benefit man" is a common knowledge among Chinese folks. Jade is a substance encompassing sufficient "energy". For thousands of years, apart from wearing jade and taking jade powder, royal aristocrats even put jades in their mouths or wear jade burial suit after death so as to protect their bodies.
Traditional Chinese concept holds that jade can exorcise evil spirits peculiarly. In particular, women prefer to wear jades. As the old saying goes, "jade will not be an article until it had been carved and polished", wearing the jewellery made from jade may profoundly influence an individual's life and destiny. Jade culture (7,000+ years of history) is the unique Chinese culture which does not exist in Western countries. The Chinese love affair with Jade has been well documented for thousands of year. Jade is a natural stone that can't be man-made. There are many varieties of jades and same kind of jade even have different type of grades. So in order to keep the real collection one has to do research
This propitious animal is pronounced as [ Pixiu ] in Chinese Pinyin. Pixiu is a mythical god creature in Chinese mythology, with dragon head, horse body and qilin's feet with the shape similar to a lion, beard under its chin, wings at both sides of the chest and can fly. Pixiu possesses mystical power capable of drawing wealth from all directions but it does not have anus, which signifies that money rolls in will not flows out. In addition, Pixiu is also capable of safeguarding its owner and helping its owner maintain fortune. This is the origin of Pixiu's status as a symbol of the acquisition and preservation of wealth.
According to legend, Pixiu was the 9th son of dragon. Since Pixiu violated the law of heaven, the Jade Emperor punished it by restricting its diet to only wealth in all directions and sealed up its anus to prevent Pixiu from defecating. Hence it can only absorb but cannot expel. This ability to swallow wealth without letting it out was favorable enough for many Chinese to regard it as an auspicious symbol that brings in and preserves fortune. This powerful, bold creature is also very loyal, obedient in nature and known to protect its master with their lives has also supernatural powers to[ resolve all natural disasters ] , so beloved that people tribute it in a poem:
According to ancient books, Pixiu was a" ferocious beast" alongside with dragon, phoenix, turtle and qilin - the five legendary mythical auspicious creatures in Chinese history. Pixiu had ever been totem of two clans in the ancient times. Legend had it that Pixiu assisted emperor Yan and emperor Huang in war. To tribute Pixiu's ferocity and prowess in battle, therefore it was conferred as "Tianlu beast".
In ancient times, Emperor Wu of Han dynasty bestowed Pixiu as [ treasure of emperor ] . Pixiu was allowed to be used only among the royal families, ordinary officials and folks were forbidden to. Later on, Pixiu was renamed[ Tianlu ] , which mean [ God-Given Fortune ] . Because Pixiu had special appetite for all kinds of demons and evil spirits as well, it was also called [ Bixie ] , which mean[ Evil dispeller ] .
Probably in the beginning of Han dynasty, a book "Shi Zhou Ji" written by author Dong Fang Shuo was said to be imitating another book "Shan Hai Jin" recording all kinds of rare treasures and animals around. If this was true, it should be during the reign of emperor Wu of Han dynasty (140~87 B.C). The book was recorded as followed "Juyao continent had[ Bixie[ Tianlu ] ". In fact, there was another book "Ji Ju Pian" recorded during Han dynasty written about[ Bixie ] - it was written by Shi Yu during the reign of Western Han emperor (48~33 B.C) and was not completed till 40 B.C. "Ji Ju Pian" was used to teach children to recognise characters. This book recorded: "[ Sheba ] , [ Bixie ] , eliminates evils".
At present, the earliest jade [ Bixie ] unearthed were probably the 3 pieces found from Han mausoleum in Shaanxi (China) in 1966 and 1978 respectively - 2 pieces from Western Han mausoleum in Xianyang and 1 piece in Baoji from Eastern Han mausoleum.
Tianlu is believed to have 8 efficacies; house-guarding, evil-exorcising, evil spirit-defusing, luck-revolving, wealth-seeking, child-beseeching, longevity-blessing and predestined marriage. Its power for evil-exorcising, evil spirit-defusing and house-guarding in geomancy is doubtless. Tianlu belongs to "˜Fire' in geomancy of five natural elements. Thus, it can bring into a great deal of money and open the financial source. Tianlu is highly recommended by geomancers due to its capability of defusing evil energies of "Wuhuang sha, Tianzhan sha, Chuanxin sha, Liandao sha, Wujiao sha, Dao sha, Baihu sha and Yinqi sha".
Most people have no idea about the art of geomantic omen when choosing homes. Besides, most buildings are in various designs; many have the shapes of sharp-pointed angle, corner, sword and arrow. In cases whereby some buildings "evil energy" caused by inevitable existence of transmission towers, power transformers, roads and trees are not timely defused, the owner may suffer from unsatisfied work, business, worse still, disability, imprisonment and even death. Therefore, we cannot afford treating it lightly. Tianlu has the function of house-guarding, evil spirit-defusing and can dispel most disasters.
Wearing Tianlu can served for "fortune-prosperity", which is especially effective for risk-taking and income fluctuating businesses, e.g. sales, businesses, foreign exchange, stock, finance and futures, etc.
Tianlu "bring swift fortune" - hence, businessman can place it in company and at home, and unexpected gains will be around the corner.
This fabulously fierce creature has divine eyes, upturned nose that can smell everything in all directions and also humanity in it. Therefore Tianlu must go through the process of [ purification ] , to remove all energies and magnetic fields that do not belong to it. After[ purification ] the first person who touches Tianlu will be his owner, others are not allowed to touch it.
This legendary mythical animal likes to bite money back to please its owner and has the function of "˜flourishing wealth' and "˜safeguarding owner', so is advisable not to give or transfer to others.
Raising Tianlu is a kind of knowledge, and improper treatment will result in negative effects. Besides, some Tianlus will bring misfortune, so attentions must be paid when selecting to achieve desirable results. The followings must be stressed:
Tianlu existed since Han dynasty B.C (Western Han). Therefore it does not belong to any religion or ethnicity. Tianlu can be worn and placed by any religious and ethnic. Especially for non-believers from all walks of life, Tianlu is the preferred one. Chinese characters are very profound -“宝” “bao”- means "a jade at home is like having a treasure". As we all know jade can wade off evils, at Tian Lu Zhi Jia getting a jade Tianlu not only can be used to dispel evils, one can also appreciate it as an artwork too (hand carved).
Jade Tianlu worn on individual's body is strictly not allowed to be touched by anyone even family members (parent, spouse, kids, siblings). It is different if placing in the house, all family members (parent, spouse, kids, siblings) living under one roof can touch as it does not belong to individual but for the whole family's protection. Maids, relatives or friends not belong to the family members are forbidden to touch it. To prevent "outsiders" from touching Tianlu, the best solution is to cover with a transparent box. For home display, Tianlu has to be placed in the living hall and not inside individual's room. As room is considered private and personal but living hall belongs to everyone in the house.
Point 1: Be mindful, don not put Tianlu on the ground. No one will put deity or Buddha statues on floor except for the Earth God - "Tu Di Gong". Putting Tianlu on the ground what it sees is people's feet walking. It should be placed at table's height or slightly lower.
Point 2: It must not be placed higher than the master's height. Placing God or Buddha statues high above is fine but not Tianlu. As the master, it should obey you not the other way round. Do not let it climb over your head, don not look at it in upward direction, stand and look at it in downward direction.
Point 3: Its' head position must be towards door or window. It should look to the outside of the house and not facing against wall, toilet, room or kitchen - as Tianlu likes to bite money back to please its owner, so it have to look outwards. Of course, if one's house is facing a bank will be even better as the folklore sayings - [ Pixiu facing bank, one's life will have ample money to spend ]
Mainly gather acquaintances - [ jie yuan zhe ] of Tian Lu Zi Jia to form an equally powerful strong energy and magnetic field, so as to support one another and convert into good luck. Besides, the same energy and magnetic field will not "clash" with each other. Instead it facilitates all well wishes to come true.
At Tian Lu Zhi Jia we100%guaranteed that all jade Tianlus are hand-carved by our carving masters in Guangzhou. Therefore, each piece is unique and non-identical. All Tianlus are carved from Myanmar and Xinjiang natural jade stones, guaranteed all unnecessary irrelevant "energy" and "magnetic field" are purged, purified, no using of fake materials and possesses a natural strong spirituality.
Tian Lu Zhi Jia is a unique Tianlu exclusive store, having multitudinous customers both abroad and at home. Customers of various religions and nationalities (including India, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, Australia, Japan and Germany, etc.) are attracted to Tian Lu Zhi Jia by its reputation. The trend of purchasing Tianlu is increasingly soaring and getting more popular in recent years. Once you join a package tour to China, Taiwan or Hong Kong, you will ultimately be brought to visit the local Tianlu stores.
There are far too many different types of patterns, colours and shapes of Tianlus on sale in the markets, How to distinguish the difference between male or female, fake or genuine, each have their own versions. So who should customers choose to believe? If you are worried of having an unknown Tianlu, regardless your nation, ethnicity and religion, you are welcomed to Tian Lu Zhi Jia to know more details and Mr Ang will offer you an in-depth explanation.