NIGHT 112 – THE STORY OF KING UMAR ‘IBN AL-NUMAN AND HIS FAMILY

Talismans and amulets are often confused and used interchangeably. The way I understand it is that amulets are more general and talismans more specific, ie talismans are magically charged for a specific purpose. They can both either protect against negative forces or bring good luck.

Guanyin (Avalokiteshvara) Sutra as an amulet: a couple earnestly want a child and Guanyin compassionately grants their wish (Dunhuang, China, c.10th century); Buddha teaching Chinese monk Xuanzang in Perfection of Wisdom Sutra on protective amulet scroll, to be worn on the body (Japan, 1960); paper amulet issued by temples to worshippers (China, early 20th century) @bl @britishlibrary

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