Chinese have a special feeling and memory about incense. Ancient Chinese started to worship Gods, heaven, and mother earth several thousand years ago in order to pray for peace. As time goes by, people still burn incense to pray to Gods for great business, good family relationships, and health. But, why can we contact Gods with incense and make our wishes heard?
Ancient people took a strict attitude towards manufacturing incense. Normally, they picked a great timing and chose materials of good quality. Additionally, they had the right mindset while producing incense. Hence, the incense manufactured in such condition was of high and positive energy. As people smell such delightful fragrance from the incense, their brainwaves naturally slow down and their moods become calm. For those who suffer from tension, fear, agitation, or anxiety, their moods can turn peaceful, calm, and composed.
With incense in hand, we can humbly contact higher consciousness, such as Gods, Buddha and so on. If we sincerely and respectfully try to contact the higher consciousness and pray, we may have our wishes come true. Such an act can also help us expand our power of love and thus our home can be peaceful and blissful.
In the Song Dynasty, Huang-Tin-Jian mentioned ten advantages of burning incense. He pointed out that incense served as a means to contact Gods and spirits. Incense can actually be a source of support for our spiritual life. As the fragrant smoke soars up, our hearts can be heard. Even when we encounter the unbearable matters in life, with incense aside, we can see light at the end of the tunnel.