Dzi (pronounced Zee) is a Tibetan word used to describe a patterned, usually agate, of mainly oblong, round, cylindrical or tabular shape pierced lengthwise called Heaven's Bead (tian zhu) in Chinese. The meaning of the  Tibetan word "Dzi" translates to "shine, brightness, clearness, splendour". The beads originate in the Tibetan cultural sphere and can command high prices and are difficult to come by. It’s said to possess mysterious powers and bring good fortune to the wearer. Ancient and pure dZi beads of Tibet are extremely precious and rare. No matter how many or how few eyes they bear, all dZi beads possess the mystic power of bringing luck, warding off evil, stabilizing blood pressure, guarding against apoplexy and enhancing body strength. Owners and wearers of these beads are blessed with unexpected credit, luck and perfection They are found primarily in Tibet, but also in neighbouring Bhutan, Ladakh and Sikkim. Shepherds and farmers pick them up in the grasslands or while cultivating fields. Because dZi are found in the earth, Tibetans cannot conceive of them as man-made. Since knowledge of the bead is derived from oral traditions, few beads have provoked more controversy concerning their source, method of manufacture and even precise definition. This all contributes to making them the most sought after and collectable beads on earth. The most prized pure dZi, are generally beads with eyes or unusual decorations. A pure dZi may or may not have eyes. It can be opaque or partially translucent (In Tibet, translucent beads are usually valued lower). The most sought after base colour is an opaque dark brown to black.

About three to four thousand years ago, a meteor from Mars crashed into the Himalayas. This led to the 14 different types of Mars elements in Dzi beads, with the element ytterbium possessing the strongest magnetic field. This is what gave rise to the mystic power of Dzi beads. Wearing Dzi beads in the long run can enhance our blood circulation and metabolism. It also improves our quality of sleep, revitalizes our body and balances foreign magnetic fields which may be harmful to us.

Patterns on Dzi beads reflect Brahmanic teaching of ancient India, and are symbolic of the "wulunfajieta" beliefs. Each pattern bears a different meaning. Yet they are somewhat similar to the Taoist beliefs of Yin & Yang and the 5 elements as the fundamentals of life. Hence from the geomancy point of view, Dzi beads can improve one's luck and help to ease problems and worries. The five-element system views the human body as a microcosm of the universe with the tides of energy and emotions waxing and waning. These energies and emotions are stored in the visceral organs and move through specific pathways or meridians in the body in a regular and cyclical fashion.

When these energies or emotions become blocked, or deficient or excessive through stress, trauma or disease, the five-element practitioner may use carefully controlled pressure on certain meridian points to help move the energy or emotions. This restores the natural cycle of energy and emotional movement, thus helping the person’s natural ability to heal.

There are five elements that operate to provide balance and structure to not only the world, but also our lives and bodies. These five elements are water, fire, metal, earth and wood. The philosophy behind the five elements and their use for healing purposes is that everything in the world is made up of a combination of them. Due to this interconnectivity, each and everything has certain characteristics that are linked to the elements. We can look at the body and how it ties into the elements and the way it works. The liver and the gall bladder are linked to the wood element, small intestines and the heart are connected to the fire element, spleen and the stomach to the earth, lungs and large intestine to metal and finally kidneys and bladder to the water element.

When a large portion of the bead breaks off the Dzi stone bead is seen as being finished with its work. It is time for the bead to be retired and allowed to rest as its reward for all of the work it has done. To tell whether the bead qualifies to be considered broken, check to see if any portion of the bead’s symbols, lines, eyes, etc. have been broken into. If the bead’s symbols have been broken it is considered broken. If the symbols are in tact it is considered still viable.  The same applies for any crystal or gem stone. Usually the 'broken' stone is returned to the earth. Be grateful and give thanks for the work it has done.

Supply and demand
Due to the unknown origin and high demand of the beads, there has been unquestionable counterfeiting in Asia. Some are replicas created for decorative purposes, and accepted by the general public. In Chinese culture, a necklace is believed to be genuine if it was obtained without monetary exchange, for example from a temple. The other cultural requirement is that one should not request or bribe for it.

The pattern on the Dzi bead may not look exactly the same as in the pictures but will retain its main symbol and representation
The Tibetan Dzi has been cleansed of negative energy, however it is suggested that you cleanse then embed your own signature into your own personal Taworri. The energy of Dzi works through you by absorbing and holding any negative patterns. so that the negativity is not passed onto the next user it is important to follow the cleansing step. All crystals have similar energetic reactions. Care should be taken in how and with whom you share your crystals, Dzi beads, including your Taworri, Ejorri or Caorri.

Tibetan Dzi Stone Beads meanings and pictures
To Tibetans and other Himalayan people, the dZi is a "precious jewel of supernatural orign" with great power to protect its wearer from disaster. The Tibetan people believe dZi beads are spiritual stones fallen from Heaven which bring good karma to those who own them. The ancient Dzi absorbs cosmic energy from the universe. Tibetans generally believe that dZi beads are of divine origin and therefore not created by human hands. Some say they are dropped by the Gods to benefit those who have the good fortune to find them. Since they are believed to have a divine source, they are considered to be a very precious and powerful amulet. Beads can often be seen in Tibetan temples adorning the most revered statues and sacred relics. They are thought to bring good fortune, ward off evil, and protect the wearer from physical harm and illness. It has even been claimed by Tibetan refugees, that they protect the wearer from knife and bullet attacks!

This is an authentic old tibetan 9 eye dzi
Reputed to be the most powerful and prized of all Dzi beads, a 9-eyed Dzi is believed to be able to gather the Nine-Fold Merits & bring immense benefits & the most complete blessings. It helps gain power, glory, influence, fame & reputation. 9-eyed Dzi bead also brings windfall & speculative luck, attracts good fortune, promotes health luck, encourages growth of compassion, clears obstacles in your life journey, & offers protection against misfortunes & negativities.

currently for sale on e-bay $888.00 USD
The 1 eyed Dzi bead stands for a beacon of light and hope. This powerful eye is believed to enhance human wisdom, and bring forth happiness for life.
The 2 eyed Dzi enables harmony between husband and wife; build a happy family, successful career, and good relationships with others.
The 3 eyed Dzi bead represents the three stars of luck, happiness, honour, and longevity. It is the bead of wealth and health to bring continuous fortune.
The 4 eyed Dzi
helps to Overcome Negative Forces, Clears Obstacles, Increases Merits & Longevity, Subdue Demons.
The 5 eyed Dzi is considered a magical item and is highly sought after. It assists in obtaining whatever one desires, so it is a very desired bead. Endless happiness.
The 6 eyed Dzi eliminates sadness and sufferings in life, and increases access to good luck.
The 7 eyed Dzi helps one to Achieve Fame, Glory, Perfection, Career, Wealth, Relationship, and Health & Longevity.
The 8 eyed Dzi helps to guard against calamities and other catastrophes. Assists the owner in finding and staying on their proper path.
The 9 eyed Dzi bead assists its owner to Gather Wealth, Achieve Good Health, Success, to Gain Power, Compassion, Glory, and Expelling Evil and Acts as a Protector.
The 10 eyed Dzi removes obstacles in the road of career development, gains favorable comments on you from others, and omens a happy relationship with your spouse.

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The 11 eyed Dzi helps to eradicate evil intentions and reduces craving, leading to a peace of the heart and mind.
The 12 eyed Dzi empowers one with the ability to surpass expectations and to attain fame and recognition.
The 13 eyed Dzi allows one to learn to communicate with the ancestors as well as other dimensions and all realities.
The 14 eyed Dzi helps to protect the mind from clutter and help with karma issues
. The 15 eyed Dzi increases the wearer's wisdom, releases human suffering and brings forth general good fortune in human life.

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The 16 eyed Dzi Brings back the humour in life. Reminds one that it is through play and joy that all things may be obtained. Helps to repel sadness, depression, melancholy, sorrowfulness, and the blues.

The 17 eyed Dzi can assist to improve the self image. It allows others to see you the way you see yourself in your unconscious mind. It protects owner from the images of others.

The 18 eyed Dzi can help to protect against obsessions and compulsions. Helps to protect against addictive personality traits. Alcoholism, drug abuse, sexual addiction, gambling and all other addictions.

The 19 eyed Dzi enhances the owner's ability to manifest and materialize the necessary things in one's life.

The 20 eyed Dzi assists in purification. This Dzi can enhance owner's process of preparation for ending the cycle of rebirth. It is very rare.

The 21 eyed Dzi enhances your magic power, realizes what you desire to the maximum extent. It magnifies all the characteristics of the other beads and focuses them into one stone. It is very sought after.
The Vajra Mudra
Mudras are a silent language of self-expression. Mudra hand gestures are often used in yoga practice, meditation, and for healing purposes.
"Bodhi" Dzi Bead: Establishes good virtues and eliminates misfortune in your life, gives you a generous and lenient heart. This Dzi bead helps to avoid dangers, Growth in Compassion, Wisdom & Enlightenment. In Buddhist lore, Prince Siddhartha Gautama was enlightened after meditating under a Bodhi tree some 2548 years ago. He is now popularly known as the Buddha Shakyamuni or the Lord Buddha and recognized as the founder of Buddhism. The Bodhi tree Dzi establishes good virtues and eliminates life's misfortunes.
Stripe or Banded Dzi symbolises a life of comfort and fulfilment of all wishes. It has the ability to turn a difficult occasion into an auspicious one. Black line bands symbolize, luxury, comfort or lifestyle
Bell & Vajra or Dorje
The vajra is believed to represent firmness of spirit and spiritual power
Diamond Dzi Bead: Represents the Dorje/Vajra. The Dorje/Vajra is a thunderbolt that destroys all kinds of ignorance, & is itself indestructible. It represents the male aspect in a ritual process. The wearer will face less hindrance in whatever he does & work can proceed smoothly with ease. Owner will be surrounded by positive vibrant energies. Just as each diamond must be found and then faceted to show its hidden beauty. The self also lays waiting with its many facets wanting to be discovered and revealed. The diamond bead assists in bringing to light all that is beautiful or dormant within the self. It allows the owner to live in a state of beauty and brilliance. The brilliance of the diamond shines on the wearer to illuminate and chase away that which is ugly, leaving only beauty to shine through. The bead with the diamond usually is found with another symbol on it. Read the description for the other symbology. The diamond bead is rare.
Dorje Dzi Bead: Also referred to as the "Dharma Dzi Bead" or the "Dorje & Diamond Dzi Bead". The dorje is a sacred tool that Tibetans and Buddhists use to help them reach enlightenment. The Dorje assists in connecting to  the primordial Buddha (Christ, Mohammed or however you know the name). Dark blue in color, the Dzi expresses the quintessence of Buddha hood itself. It represents the essence of the historical Buddha's realization of enlightenment. In addition to assisting the owner in their realization of enlightenment. The "Dorje Dzi Bead" possesses special powers, immeasurable control and increases concentration.
Bat Dzi Bead: The word bat means birth. The bat Dzi works with all things having to do with birth and beginnings. The bat has excellent radar and sonar and can travel easily avoiding running into walls, trees and the like. The Bat Dzi will help the owner with sonar and radar assisting with all forms of navigation. This Dzi always strives to keep things new, fresh and beginning. Where some Dzi help with endings the bat strives always to begin. It does not like to focus on finishing or ending. For the entrepreneur the bat assists the owner in continuously fresh ideas. The bat is nocturnal bringing to the owner nocturnal navigation as well as daytime. The nocturnal navigation assists the dream body as well as the subconscious and unconscious minds in navigating their realms. In Tibet as well as all of China the bat is seen as a very lucky omen. The bat Dzi is good for all aspects of the mind, but strongest on the subconscious and unconscious minds. This Dzi assists the owner in all forms of navigating. This Dzi assists its owner in understanding that newness and beginnings represent change, and that change does not have to be fearful or stressful. The bat is connected historically to healing, spells, potions, and all forms of magic. The bat is often associated with the world of witches, wizards, and alchemy itself being an ingredient in many potions and spells. In the world of the Tibetan the bat is seen as a familiar to shamans, witchdoctors, and sometimes evil doers. The bat is again another Dzi whose direction is determined by the owner. If the owner has ill intent the bat Dzi will be used negatively and cause karma. If the owner uses the bat with an openness of love and freedom from ego the owner will accrue merit and grace. The bat can assist the owner in having a magical life free from evil and negativity. The bat may not be alone on the bead. You will need to study the other symbols in order to understand everything that the Bat Dzi Bead can do for its owner.
Garuda  or Mythical Bird Tibetan Dzi enhances fame and recognition luck; dispels bad luck; clears confusion, protects from danger; banishes evil spirits; alleviates sickness. Best for those seeking for high visibility from the surrounding people.

Garuda A mythical bird half-man-half-bird.  Huge in size, and brighter than pure gold, its luster crosses the sun. Extremely heroic and brave in nature and a staunch enemy of evils and snakes. Also, he is the destroyer of poison . Garuda, mythical bird  gives the power to cure venom and poisonous effects.

Garuda of Great Strength
The Garuda is one of the Four Dignities in Tibetan Buddhism and is a mythical animal who is daring and fearless. It possesses great power (more than 72 magical powers of the Monkey God) and great strength. Its greatest strength is to soar beyond without holding back. Garuda is invoked as a symbol of impetuous violent force, of speed, and of martial prowess. Because of its ability to help you fight negavities, it frees your mind from worries. It is also a potent cure for extremely bad situation where other feng shui cures are considered
not strong enough to counter such as the combination deadly afflictions combined in a certain sector. Garuda is an important antidote for killing energy and malevolent energies of that attacks a house due to bad feng shui or bad ground energy.
The mythical Garuda is a part of the ancestral culture of many countries including, Indonesia, Bali, India, nepal, Tibet and others.
Garuda Airlines is the main Indonesia airline company and were a pleasure to travel on when I visited Indonesia and Bali

Heaven and Earth Dzi bead
this dzi brings great wealth and prosperity for business
Flawlessness, balance & harmony. All things auspicious, pacification of obstacles. Luck &  success. synchronization of heaven & earth, clarity, happiness & comfort, spiritual blessings, balances yin & yang, calmness & satisfaction. Evil repelling,Good grounding and meditative properties.
Lotus Flower Dzi Bead: The lotus flower is a water flower, which grows from some of the filthiest conditions. Conditions that would kill other lilies and flowers allow the lotus flower to bring forth beautiful blooms. The message of the lotus flower is to remind us that beauty can grow and thrive even in the filthiest of conditions. Beauty can be found any where. The lotus flower helps to generate for its owner pure mood and peaceful life. This bead is popular for its protection for you from all filth, negative forces & the evils & gives you peace. In short, Lotus Dzi purifies mental status, enlightens one's understanding towards Buddhism, help ensures the safety and health of human body. The lotus symbolizes the flower of Buddhism.
In Buddhism, the lotus can symbolize many things, including spiritual unfoldment, purity, which is the true nature of beings realized through enlightenment, and compassion, which is also known as the purified form of passion. The water lotus Dzi bead is said to purify our mental state, heighten our Buddhist nature and sustain our good health. A Lotus Dzi Bead possesses the power to purify the mind & heart in which will lead to a calm & clear mind. Recommended Dzi bead for decision makers & those in seek for higher attainment of mindfulness and it brings the good fortune and wisdom to the carrier.
Ruyi dzi bead is also a well sought after item as it is a considered a sacred item & collectors want it for the purest and highest energy in these dzi beads.

The Ruyi pattern is generally found only on certain types of beads, for instance it will almost never be found on the number eyed beads. The Ruyi pattern is not commonly found amongst Dzi beads. Also, this Ruyi pattern is normally found only in older bead.

Hence, the Ruyi pattern symbolizes a sacred bead which normally being used by monks in temples or other altar ceremonies.

5" Tibetan 81 Eye Dzi Bead
Length: 5"
Diameter: 3"
Weight: 985 grams or 2.2 lbs

USD $8,888.00 on ebay
This is an authentic old tibetan 81 eye dzi bead. The bead is estimated to be more than 200 year old. As can be seen from the photos, the bead has scaly markings on its body. The markings were due the passage of time and weathering. These markings give the bead a character of its own. It is believed that this dzi bead is able assist its owner in achieving the goals he has set for himself in life. It will also crystalize the path aheaad for him as well as guiding him in making the appropriate decisions to make. Equally important, it will help him to avert any misfortune/harm which may be lurking ahead of him. You wouldn't be able to find another dzi bead like this one anywhere else.

Kuan Yin (or Guan Yin, Kwan Yin)
"the patron deity of compassion"

It is unfortunate that Buddhism's most enduring (and universal) contribution to the world has been insufficiently translated as compassion. The original Sanskrit word is 'karuna,' which holds within itself traces of the fragment 'ru,' meaning to weep. While the Oxford dictionary describes compassion as pity bordering on the merciful, karuna is actually our ability to relate to another in so intense a measure that the plight of the other affects us as much as if it had been our own.
It is frequently described as a love for all beings, equal in intensity to a mother's affection for her child. However, it is quite unlike conventional love (Sanskrit: priya, kama or trishna), which is rooted in dualistic thinking and is egoistic, possessive and exclusive, in contrast to the all-encompassing nature of compassion. The root meaning of karuna is said to be the anguished cry of deep sorrow and understanding that can only come from an unblemished sense of oneness with others.

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The Kuan Yin Dzi Bead is said to epitomize the essence of the Goddess Kuan Yin, also known as Chenrezig, the buddha of Compassion and Tibet's most revered Buddha. This Dzi will quickly assist the wearer to get out from poverty situations and also potect him/her from all physical and mental harm. This dzi is suitable for everyone.

Medicine Beads

The medicine Beads assist the healing of the healer so that they may do more for humanity with greater clarity. It is believed that anxiety comes from knowing you have karma that you are not working off quickly enough. One function of the medicine beads is to assist with guilt the greatest disease and disease creator of all. Other functions of the Medicine Bead are to bring back the laughter and the lightness. Medicine Bead help to take care of some of the dreary mundane day to day requirements that healers are responsible for in their personal lives so that their thoughts may be with healing of humanity. If one seeks to use the power of the medicine Dzi bead merely to shirk their responsibilities it will backfire and cause havoc with the persons life. It will also garner severe karma. Before aligning oneself with the medicine Bead one should search their self and know where their ego is at. They should also be sure that their heart is open and flowing freely with life and love.

Tiger Tooth Dzi instills confidence, courage and strength to overcome setbacks; dispels fear; boosts determination; helps one concentrate and make important decisions; banishes evil spirits and negativities; cultivates righteousness.

Tigers Teeth Dzi bead can assist with follow through and “will-power.” Can help owner to “stick-to-it” till it’s finished. Assists in focusing on what’s important thus allowing for more free time for true relaxation, free of guilt and stress. Tiger teeth Dzi can assist the owner with concentration, determination, and completion. The tiger teeth Dzi bead is also revered as a spiritual object, capable of keeping away evil things and bodily protection. It is suitable for an individual who faces more obstacles and wants to draw strength in overcoming them. Symbol of Wealth, Brings a Constant Stream of Wealth & Good Fortune, Gives one Extra Energy & Confidence to Overcome All Obstacles, Pacify Demons, and Symbolizes Will Power & Bestows Good Health. It is believed that the tiger tooth bead is able to instill in its owner a sense of determination to achieve the goals that he has set for himself as well as the ability to overcome any obstacles that may impede his path. It will energize the wearer and attracts good luck and health. Tiger teeth represent toughness and strength, removes obstacles and achieves success. Prevents calamities, averting misfortune, prospering business, multiplying wealth and improving health.

  Sau Dzi (Fortune & Longevity Dzi)  
  promotes a long and healthy life; protects
  against diseases or accidents which
  leads to premature death.

His Holiness The Dalai Lama said:
"Thus the six syllables, Om Mani Padme Hum, mean that in dependence on the practice which is in indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech and mind into the pure body, speech, and mind of a Buddha."

The Mani mantra is the most widely used of all Buddhist mantras, and open to anyone who feels inspired to practice it.
The benefits of reciting OM MANI PADME HUM are like the infinite sky. Depending on how perfectly qualified one’s mind is and on one’s motivation, even reciting OM MANI PADME HUM one time can purify negative karma.

Om Mani padme Hum written in Tibetan Script (also written on the prayer wheel above)

Reading from left to right the syllables are:
Om (ohm) Ma (mah) Ni (nee) Pad (pahd) Me(may) Hum (hum)
Jewel of Enlightenment is in the Heart Lotus
Enlightenment is in the Heart Chakra
Enlightenment through Love

The basic English translation of Om mani padme hum is "Om Jewel in the Lotus Hum" or "Praise to the Jewel in the Lotus." However, the meaning and significance of the six Tibetan syllables have been interpreted in a variety of ways. One common interpretation is that each syllable corresponds to one of the six realms of existence and purifies the vice associated with that realm:
•Om purifies bliss and pride (realm of the gods)
•Ma purifies jealousy and need for entertainment (realm of the jealous gods)
•Ni purifies passion and desire (human realm)
•Pad purifies ignorance and prejudice (animal realm)
•Me purifies poverty and possessiveness (realm of the hungry ghosts)
•Hum purifies aggression and hatred (hell realm)

It has also been said that recitation of each of the syllables prevents rebirth in the corresponding realm.

Lightning Dzi is similar to the the Dzi, 5 eye (assists in obtaining whatever one desires), with the addition of thunder to expedite rolling in of these attributes with wealth. The Lightning Thunder Bolt helps to destroy ingnorance
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