Chinese knot buddha deity charms have many meanings. Among these, the knot symbolizes infinite wisdom and compassion from Buddha. In addition, it represents future happiness and good fortune. It also symbolizes karmic fate and cause-and-effect.
Lingpai is a symbol of long life
This knotted buddha deity charm features a lion, which is both a symbol of royal power and a symbol of long life. Lions are also often pictured riding Buddhist deities. They are also a good symbol for wealth and prosperity. In addition to lions, other common Taoist figures included in Chinese knot buddha deity charms include Liu Hai and Longevity Stones.
Lingpai is often associated with the god of long life, Shou. In fact, the name is a verbal pun of the name of the God of Prosperity, which means “long life”. You can find many charms with deer as the most common animal, since deer is a favored animal amongst Chinese people. Deer is also considered a symbol of long life because it is the only animal able to find immortal lingzhi fungus, a symbol of long life.
Another flower often associated with Lingpai is the peach. It is believed to have resurrection powers, and it is associated with long life in Chinese knot buddha deity charms. It is also thought to help in communication with the gods. Besides the peach, a tree peony is another symbol of long life. Among other flowers, the peony tree stands for wealth, distinction, and steadfastness. And the pine tree is a favorite of Chinese painters. It is also considered one of the “Three Friends in Winter.”
The crane is another symbol of longevity, and its name translates into “happiness”. The cypress tree is also associated with long life. It was traditionally used in traditional Chinese wedding ceremonies. The date fruit, on the other hand, is also an auspicious symbol.