Buddha Hand Blended Incense is part of Star Child's range of Spiritual incense, evoking the Gods' delight in beautiful scents, incense being their sacred ambrosia. The ancient practice of burning incense as an offering to the Gods has been practiced by cultures all around the world since time immemorial. The fragrant smoke carries our prayers to the heavens. It is a pathway of communication with the Gods. Not to burn incense is like starving the Gods of their favourite food and amounts to cutting ourselves off from our spiritual source. The Gods depend on our offerings as we depend on their divine graces.
Buddha, the Enlightened One is the legendary Sage of the East, who dedicated his life to searching for spiritual truth and wisdom. Eventually he attained enlightenment under the sacred Bodhi tree. However, his compassion was so great that instead of leaving this planet to enter Nirvana he remained on Earth in order to teach his wisdom and help all sentient beings to attain enlightenment. Burn this incense to contemplate Buddhahood and the laws of Karma and to meditate on the causes of human suffering. This incense includes Himalayan herbs and leaves collected from the sacred "tree of wisdom".
How to use Buddha Hand Blended Incense:
Place a charcoal disc on a fireproof surface away from anything flammable. A ceramic or metal dish containing some sand is ideal.
Hold a match or a lighter to the rim of the disc, taken care as the disc may spit and spark on ignition. Also allow a good air flow around the disc so that it can burn evenly, and be aware that it may give off quite a lot of smoke.
Once the disc is red hot and glowing, drop a pinch of the incense on the top.
Scrape off the ashes from time to time to expose the glowing centre of the charcoal disc and add more incense as required.
NEVER hold a lit disc in your hand, and dispose of spent discs carefully.
Looking after your incense:
This type of incense keeps well, and as long as it is kept in a cool dark place it should actually improve with age.