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The way to smell incense is a culture

The incense road is profound, not just narrowly refers to the incense provided by Buddhism. Judging from the history of the incense in China, before the Han Dynasty, the incense was mainly used by Tang Muxiang and etiquette incense. The incense atmosphere of the Sui and Tang dynasties is more prosperous, and the integration of the east and west civilization enriches the various forms of fragrance. During the Song and Yuan Dynasties, Pinxiang and Tea, flower arrangement, and hanging paintings also said that they were “four -leisure” in the elegant life of high society. In the Ming Dynasty, Xiangxue combined with science and Buddhism as “sitting incense” and “class incense”, which became a homework for jungle meditation and survey. In the third generation of the Qing Dynasty, Xingxiang went deep into daily life. The three -piece book supply case of furnaces, bottles, and boxes, as well as incense cases and incense cases and incense. But later, with the decline of the national situation and the invasion of Western culture, Xiangdao gradually withdrew from the free life of nobles and literati. To this day, it is even more unknown to know the word “incense”, which is frustrated. If you want to retain the essence of the ancient culture of Xiangdao, you must start with the Xiangxiang.


The incense in the incense road is mainly divided into four types: agarwood, sandalwood, ambergris and musk. Even those who are unfamiliar with the term “incense”, I believe they have heard of these four kinds of incense. The ancients often said “Shen Tanlong musk”, led by agarwood among the four incense.


Natural agarwood, bitterness, and warmth, returning to kidney, spleen and stomach, lung meridians. In the “Compendium of Materia Medica”, when mentioning Agarwood, it says that it chews the sweetness and the spicy is hot. It can be said that agarwood is the treasure of the essence of rain dew. It is no wonder that the masters in the Buddhist house also need to burn incense first. With the help of incense, we can settle in order to settle.

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