What is the “Shmashana“?
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Shmashana (Sanskrit: श ी त व न, Rome: Ś and tavana; Tibetan: བ ས ི ལ ་ བ འ ི ་ ཚ ལ ་)
Shmashana, a Sanskrit transliteration, actually means graveyard or mass grave. It is also a burial place for monks. Many ancient Buddhist masters have practiced ascetics in Shmashana because, in this place, one can quickly realize impermanence and the four Para mas of “suffering, emptiness, impermanence and no self”.
It originated with the Shri Chitipati.
Who is “Shri Chitipati“?
Skeletons originated from the Tantric sect of Tibetan Buddhism, the Master of the corpse. （Shri Chitipati）
If you know something about Tibetan culture, you must have heard of the Tibetan sky burial, and the Shri Chitipati is the guardian spirit of the Tibetan sky burial, which has the magic power to cross over the dead.
At first glance, the Shri Chitipati, is extremely eerie, two complete skeletons without flesh.
What’s the point of the skeleton accessory? Why do we wear them?
Although terrible, it can bring many benefits to the practitioner: long-term wearing can obtain the blessing of Shri Chitipati, eliminate the obstacles of poverty, eliminate great disasters and disasters, and prolong life.
Therefore, the skull head is favored by many Tantric Buddhists.
Thus more people are fond of skeletons!