Cintamani (Saffordite)

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Cintamani (Saffordite)

There comes a time in one’s life when everything seems to meet a dead-end and nothing seems to work out. At such depressing times, you need something that not only helps you get back in track but also makes life pleasant and fulfilling. One such stone that is often considered to be sacred and is so rare that very few people have seen it is the Cintamani stone. Some believe that it is a mythical stone whose reference can be found in religious scriptures while others believe in its existence. Irrespective of what people believe the essence and magnitude of the stone cannot be diminished. The fact that references of Cintamani can be found in both Hindu and Buddhist literature points towards the fact that it is a gemstone that has been highly valued and respected.

The most common reference about Cintamani is that it is a gift to Earth from the skies. In fact, evidence proves that the Cintamani stone came from the Sirius star system some millions of years ago. It happened during a Galactic superwave when a planet that was orbiting Sirius A exploded and flew in all directions. Some of these fragments reached Earth after traveling through interstellar space. The stone is so rare that throughout history and mythology only a handful of people have been known to possess it. Great men, gods, and goddesses have adorned themselves with the Cintamani, elevating the mythical nature of the stone.

Many believe that everything related to Cintamani is an only legend and there is no concrete fact to prove the existence of the stone. However, descriptions of Cintamani show its similarity to other well-known gemstones such as moldavite. Cintamani is believed to be a green-colored stone that fell from the skies. Moldavite too is a similar-colored stone that was formed as a result of meteoric impacts. Since there wasn’t any understanding about meteors in ancient times, meteoric impacts were probably viewed as mystical events. This could be the case with Cintamani and its constant relation with mysticism.

Healing Properties

There are essentially two aspects of Cintamani that one must understand. One is its physical attribute and the other is its healing attributes. Any physical description of the stone directs towards the fact that it is an ordinary stone that is green in color. But it is its mythical powers that are much more attractive and compelling.

It is believed that if one owns a Cintamani, he will reach a higher state of being – a place where he will be above all. There have been ample comparisons between Cintamani, Philosopher’s Stone and the Holy Grail just for this reason. In fact, there have been many theories that state that these three things are one and the same. It is believed that whoever has possessed even a small portion of Cintamani has ruled the world, attained an almost immortal state.

Cintamani is the stone with the highest vibration of all stones known. It awakens you to your mission, strenghthens your inner guidance and contact with your higher self, and dissolves implants and outdated belief systems.

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History

In Buddhism the Chintamani is said to be one of four relics that came in a chest that fell from the sky (many terma fell from the sky in caskets) during the reign of king Lha Thothori Nyantsen of Tibet. 

Though the king did not understand the purpose of the objects, he kept them in a position of reverence. 

Several years later, two mysterious strangers appeared at the court of the king, explaining the four relics, which included the Buddha’s bowl (possibly a Singing Bowl) and a mani stone with the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra inscribed on it. 

These few objects were the bringers of the Dharma to Tibet.

The Digital Dictionary of Buddhism‘s ruyizhu entry says:

Said to be obtained from the dragon-king of the sea, or the head of the great fish, Makara, or the relics of a Buddha.

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