The Treasure Tower

I am searching out various stories, legends and historical references to Gemstones. This is from one of the Buddhist sutras or sacred teachings. This may also be of interest to Reiki people as the/a  phrase in Japanese given here as treasure tower is the same as the name of the Reiki Master symbol. The treasures are references to the body, the senses, the energy bodies, the chakra, the sacred laws and have any number of additional symbolic meanings and special esoteric significance.

This takes place at the gathering of all the avatars ,sages Buddha's etc. . of all worlds in the most remote past Where basically assignments were chosen and promises to serve to teach were made. I don't have the list of what the seven jewels of the treasures represent in detail available anymore and do not recall it  well enough to reproduce it from memory. The gems symbolize the senses among other things.  The rain of flowers of blessing is also a useful image in many meditations and in manifestation procedures. Those participants in this assembly  at the treasure tower  included everyone who would choose to be born  in our current time and place.  

 


At that time in the Buddha's presence there was a tower adorned with the seven treasures, five hundred yojanas in height and two hundred and fifty yojanas in width and depth, that rose up out of the earth and stood suspended in the air. Various kinds of precious objects adorned it. It had five thousand railings, a thousand, ten thousand rooms, and numberless streamers and banners decorated it. Festoons of jewels hung down and ten thousand million jeweled bells were suspended from it. All four sides emitted a fragrance of tamalapatra and sandalwood that pervaded the whole world. Its banners and canopies were made of the seven treasures, namely, gold, silver, lapis Lazuli, seashell, agate, pearl, and carnelian, and it as so high it reached to the heavenly places of the Four Heavenly Kings. The gods of the Trayastrimsha heaven rained down heavenly mandarava flowers as an offering to the treasure tower, and the other heavenly beings and the dragons, yakshas, gandharvas, asuras, garudas, kimnaras, mahoragas, human and nonhuman beings, an assembly of thousands, ten thousands, millions, offered all kinds of flowers, incense, necklaces, streamers, canopies and music as alms to the treasure tower, paying it reverence, honor and praise.

At that time a loud voice issued from the treasure tower, speaking words of praise: "Excellent, excellent! Shakyamuni, World Honored One, that you can take a great wisdom of equality, a Law to instruct the
bodhisattvas, guarded and kept in mind by the Buddhas, the Lotus Sutra of the Wonderful law, and preach it for the sake of the great assembly! It is as you say, as you say. Shakyamuni, World Honored One, all that
you have expounded is the truth!" ~

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