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白海螺(二)

2002-07-09 384 报道:佛教天地
  白海螺
  WHITE RITUAL CONCH TRUMPET
  清(公元1644-1911年)QINGDYNASTY(1644-1911)
  长35宽21厘米LENGTH 35CM WIDTH 21CM
  收藏单位:西藏博物馆TIBET MUSEUM
  藏传佛教常用法器之一,也称法螺。法螺是法会时吹奏的乐器之一。佛经上讲释迦牟尼说法时声音洪亮,犹如大海螺的声音响彻四方,所以用它来代表法音。听到法螺的声音,众生可以消除罪障,进入极乐世界。法螺洁白上嵌葫芦形银嘴,银包翅,翅上刻浮雕八卦和祥云,部分图案鎏金。
  THE RITUAL CONCH TRUMPET IS ONE OF THE COMMON RELIGIOUS ARTICLES OF THE TIBETAN BUDDHISM 。THE CONCH TRUMPER IS BLOWN DURING BUDDHIST CEREMONIES 。ACCORDING TO THE BUDDHIST CLASSICS ,WHEN SADYAMUNI WAS GIVING A SERMON 。HIS VOICE WAS AS LOUD AS THE SOUND OF A CONCH RCACHING TO EVERY CORNER OF THE WORLD 。WHEN ONE HEARS THE SOUND OF THE CONCH IS PURE WHITE AND THE NATURAL SPIRALS ARE FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ,BUT THESE SPIRALS ARE FROM RIGHT TO LEFT AND IT IS THEREFORE VERY RARE ,THIS WHITE CONCH TRUMPER WITH A SLIVER MOUTH AND SLIVER BOUND INCISED WITH DESIGNS OF EIGHT TRIGRAMS AND AUSPICIOUS CLOUDS ,SOME OF THE PATTERNS ARE GILDED 。
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