2-Layer Brass Wu Lou
Color: Natural Brass
Dimension(in): 1.9x1.9x3.8 in
Revolutionized from the early-style, this
compartmented brass wu lou has 2 layers. The bottom layer fills
the Three Emperor Coins. The top layer fills the Long Mantra of
Medicine Buddha and 3 Healing Pills (Tridacna Gigas). The Three
Emperor Coins together with the 3 Healing Pills (spherical white)
connote the Chien Hexagram (BIG METAL), which is the energy needed
to cure sickness energies. The Three Emperor Coins are from powerful
emperors Kang Hsi (1661-1722), Yung Cheng (1723-1735) and Chien
Lung (1736-1796). The three spheres of Tridacna Gigas Shell as
secret ingredient is made from the rare and sacred giant clams
from deep oceans. They are recorded in buddhist texts as having
the ability to purify energies and drive away evils. Its rounded
shape and white color both represent metal element, and its material
have energies more superior than the metal. It can actually create
and build an energy aura with a radius of about 2 meters. This
aura can shield one from illness energy when displayed beside
the bed. Last but not least, the Long Mantra of Medicine Buddha
protects everyone from physical and mental sickness and other
dangers and obstacle. It also helps you to eradicate the three
poisons – attachment, hatred, and ignorance – which are the source
of all illness and danger. The Medicine Buddha not only helps
in healing but also for overcoming the inner sickness of attachment,
hatred, and ignorance. Thus the Medicine Buddha can help decrease
physical and mental illness and suffering. The Medicine Buddha
mantra is held to be extremely powerful for healing of physical
illnesses and purification of negative karma. Anyone who is stricken
by disease can seek blessings from the Medicine Buddha for curing.
All in all, this wu lou is a strong diminisher against monthly
ill winds and illnesses.
What wu lou symbolizes and where
to place the wu lou?
The Wu Lou (bottle gourd) originates from
a fruit. When dried, it is very durable and its shape render it
useful as a receptacle for medicine. The Wu Lou was often carried
by aged people as a charm of longevity and a charm to dissipate
or ward off pernicious influences. The Wu Lou, like baguas and
windchimes, is one of the most significant tools to cure many
bad situations and enhance our Feng Shui. It is the powerful symbol
of health and longevity. Many deities like the Sau Sing Kung (in
3 Lucky Stars Fuk Luk Sau), Li Tieh Kuai (in 8 Immortals) and
Mad Monk God (Chai Kung) carry this excellent item with them to
resemble their blessings to cure difficult ailment. Some said
the shape of the wu lou is also a wonderful integration of heaven,
earth and mankind. Deities and taoist monks even use the Wu Lou
to absorb bad evil spirits into it for imprisonment. Therefore
Wu Lou has the potency to absorb bad chi and negative energy.
There is an infamous harmful flying star,
the annual Illness Star#2 which occupies a sector of our homes every
year. This Illness Star#2 brings illnesses that could lead to long
term suffering and fatality eventually. For those whose main doors
or bedroom doors are facing towards the direction of this star or
having a bedroom in the sector of this star will have to use the
wulou in this area of your house as the BEST cure for this star.
The traditional use of the to cure this star is based on Yi Jing
(I Ching). According to Eight Trigrams philosophy, the illness star#2
is represented by the "kun trigram". And we know that changing the
first and second lines of a trigram yields the Heavenly Doctor (Tien
Yi). Changing first and second lines of "kun trigram" yields "dui
trigram". And the abstract representation of the "dui trigram" is
actually the shape of the calabash. The actual dried fruit has a
golden yellow color which could represent metal element. Later new
feng shui masters created the bronze and brass wulou because they
prefer real metal energy to counter the illness star#2.
Kun and Dui Trigrams in Eight Trigrams
The wu lou has many uses:
1. Display the wu lou by your bed to heal ailments/sickness and
restores your health if you are sick.
2. Display the wu lou in the kitchen to ensure food cooked will
produce good health for the family.
3. Display the wu lou in the east sector of your living rooms,
family rooms and dining rooms to benefit the health of the entire
4. The wulou is an excellent gift for elderly people during their
birthdays to wish them longevity luck.
5. Display the wu lou at your work desk to ensure sickly energies
are put at bay.
6. Display the wu lou in the direction of Illness Star-2.
Defect rules built over time: Because they
are held by tools and shaped through machining from blocks , there
could be tiny tool marks or scratches visible under 30cm visual.
Cast brass work experiences high heat process, gas defect, extreme
shrinking and rough process steps, therefore they have "common
irregularities" on their surfaces. They include blisters, bubbles,
shrinkages, cavities, scratch lines, dents, tarnishes, dark spots,
oxides etc. They are NOT considered as faulty and therefore are
non rejectable. Despite obtaining from factories that provide high
brass purity and the best in workmanship that supply only grade
A pieces to us, common irregularities are still unavoidable.