本波天珠/本珠(Bonpo-dZi/BondZi) 500BC – 300BC
---摘自《天珠探秘叢書》﹙1﹚〈藏傳天珠 . 源起 . 真品天珠鑑賞〉
Bonpo-dZi/Bon-dZi 500BC – 300BC
It is said that Bonpo-dZi or Bon-dZi is the dZi during the Tibetan Bonpo period, it has around 2,500 - 2,300 years of history (please refer to Series 5 (1) - Bon-dZi). The Taiwanese called it Longevity bead, it is said that because the totem looked like tortoise thus giving it this name. There are quite a lot of inherited small size bon-dZi, but over 35 mm size is relatively rare.
---Exploring Mystic dZi Series(1) -Tibetan dZi.Origination.Authentic dZi Appreciation
----摘自《天珠探秘叢書》﹙5﹚〈本珠 . 線珠 . 圖騰的秘密〉
It’s said that Bon dZi (or Phum dZi) were originally made in India before passing into Tibet. Because of their turtle-shell pattern, they are seen to be representing longevity and hence the name Longevity dZi. According to Tibetan folklores, Bonpo ritual masters beseeched to the sky realm with earnest supplication during ancient Bonism in Tibet, Bon dZi were the celestial blessing sent down from the above.
--EXPLORING MYSTIC dZI( 5) - Bon-DZi, Striped dZi, and the Secret of Totems