I actually own a singing bowl gifted to me by a monk from Tibet. The sound,
when "played" can give you a tingle from the top of your head to your toes.
The mystery bowl of which I speak actually contains a standing sculptural
figure in the center wearing robes and holding an infant in his hands. The
scrollwork around the outside of the bowl looks like it has persian
influence. That being said...I thank you for replying to my letter and I
apologize to the group for moving the thread off topic.
> > Re: Sufism + Grail
> > This question comes straight out of left field but I have an
> artifact that
> > is creating great spinning questions for me. Does Sufi lore contain
> a story
> > of a chalice or holy grail? I'm at odds finding the answers to this.
> > My mother was given a brass bowl by an elderly woman who told her it
> was a
> > "begging bowl". I received this bowl after my mother died. This bowl
> is more
> > than a bowl. It is a brass bowl with a male figure standing in the
> centre of
> > it holding an infant on what appears to be a leaf. Something
> continues to
> > nudge me in the direction of Grail lore. Any thoughts on this from those
> > more familiar with Sufism?
> > -Susanne
> I don't know anything about Sufism. All the brass bowls
> I have seen are singing bowls from Tibet or the new home of the
> Tibetan refugees, Nepal. Interesting tidbit of cultural lore; Tibetan
> monks made early morning daily trips through the city to recieve
> alms in the form of food from the inhabitants, you know, uncooked
> rice, raw vegatables. And of course the bowls can be played
> with a wooden rod as part of meditation practice.
> Some of them are engraved with designs... I haven't seen one
> engraved with a depiction.
> Linea viridis gyrat universa.
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