Saturday, 21 July 2007


This week’s topic is on TINY,
I would like to show you what most of you have not seen before.
RARE RELICS …TINY pearl-like crystals.
They are also known as Ringsels (Tibet) or She Li Zi (Chinese).
These blood relics are found amongst the cremated remains
of a holy spiritual master from Myanmar.
You can imagine how TINY they are as
the biggest relic only measures not more than 1.5mm in diameter.
It is believed that one will feel a sense of inner peace, love and compassion
from viewing or being near the relics.
I do hope you all feel calmer after viewing this post.

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Here is a not too near shot of the relics.
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Here is how I keep the relics.
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Bengbeng said...

wow..where did u get this

CRIZ LAI said...

BengBeng: you are early :) Well they are in my house. In fact, I have a lot there. Some are in very nice casings. But, it's a taboo to touch them with the bare hands if you are not spiritually strong in your belief. It will disappeared into thin air. I am not taking the risk :P

Bengbeng said...


TNChick said...

Wow, those are tiny! What a super thing to share today! Informational and interesting!

jams o donnell said...

Wow, I had never ehard of this before. Great post. Happy weekend Chriz!

Whirlwind said...

That is very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Krista said...

Those are very neat. Thanks for sharing!

RebelAngel said...

Those certainly qualify for TINY.

They are found in the remains of that one holy man only? Interesting.

tegdirb92 said...

what a great thing to post for today--beautiful!!

SilverWillow said...

I find this extremely fascinating! I love your close-up photo, the ringsels seem serene and delicate. This is a wonderful post, I learned something I never knew existed.

Have a weekend full of serenity and peace.


Terri said...

WOW! truly tiny and very interesting! Thanks for the info too. Learn something new everyday.
Have a great weekend!

cheche said...

thank for sharing this very interesting piece of info. have a good weekend!

Tina said...

That´s tiny. Happy 20.07.2007. ;-)

mousey said...

very interesting i like how you presented it.

Jose said...

Educational too, good choice. Betcah no one will have anything similar to this.

ipanema said...

That is soo unique and beautiful! Thanks for posting this. I hope that I will feel calmer. :)

lissa said...

I don't feel any calmer but then I'm not all that erratic today. Thanks for sharing.

Incog & Nito said...

They are beautiful - interesting and unique, thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend.

Rach said...

wow i'd nbever heard of them before either - they look tinier than tiny!

Anonymous said...

OMG !!! blood relic. so rare.
what a rare collection u have.

And that those relics are really tiny, suits the theme well.. great idea u have... well done pal...

have a great weekend...
*p/s : thx for being a regular commentor in my blog... appreciate it...


Marsha said...

Thanks for the comments - that's a neat way to photograph as well as preserve your relics...I like.
Comment about your MySpace - how did you accomplish the background on it - I like the 'chalk' drawing effect!

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Misslionheart said...

A while ago, we found a stray doggy and called her 'Tiny'...


They are indeed beautiful. A very nice and creative way of keeping them.
Mine is up too.

Jonzz said...

Hi, first time here. Wow, that's tiny and beautiful indeed. Never heard of such a thing before except in the movies. Thanks for the info.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are beautiful and I'm sure they are very significant and priceless. Thank you for sharing them with us.

kayatan said...

Hi Criz,
Jamy here, long time tak jumpa.
You are invited to vote for which watermelon do you choose contest @
Thank you
Jamy :)

Anonymous said...

I think everyone can use some of those in our homes. That is a beautiful piece of history. Have a great weekend and thank you for sharing your relics.

PowersTwinB said...

What an amazing post! I learned something new by coming to see your "tiny" photo! My photo is up, please come and visit

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Very beautiful and amazing! Thank you for sharing something so special with us.

JC said...

That is so neat, both the relic and the explanation. You always seem to be a pretty calm guy so they must work :-)

jmb said...

Well you have floored us all with this Criz. Extremely interesting, great photos for the theme. Excellent.

MonkeyWong said...

Good one! Very tiny indeed! :P

BirdieRoark said...

I like how the story progresses with each photo. Very cool!

chateau said...

I have never seen those, but I have heard stories of them. My husband's uncle who was a devout Buddhist monk had many of those relics after his body was cremated. I could not imagine what my husband was telling me.Thanks for sharing those photos, i now have a visual.

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Those are so very tiny!!!


Gattina said...

Very special interpretation of the word ! So far I only have seen animals and kids, lol !

Paulie said...

Love the world wide education i get from reading posts on Photo hunter weekends. Thanks!

Come see mine.

Leah said...

Cool! What a nice relic to own. Did you get it from a trip?

Kai said...

Wow! They are truly beautiful - what special meaning they must hold for you! :-)

julie said...

hmmm...interesting.Where did you get those? Thanks for sharing this to us.

have a great weekend! :)

Amazing Gracie said...

Different cultures are so fascinating! And yet, this somewhat resembles Roman Catholocism, except the relics are kept in the churches.
Thank you for sharing this!!!

Bell said...

Wow! I've got to go do some research on the stuff now. So fascinating! I've always been interested in this kind of stuff...

How did you get them anyway? You told me only holy man can have it right?

Miz said...

That is very interesting! Thank you for sharing it.

amy said...

Wow! thats very cool!

letha said...

Amazing and interesting, thanks for sharing

Daisy said...

I have never heard of those before. In the close-up they look very beautiful, almost like gold. Except I guess it is more precious than gold.

Misslionheart said...

Thanks for dropping into my little bit of Ireland!

Have a great day

msdedi said...

that is fascinating! thank you...

fibrate said... can actually purchase these things?

Dragonheart said...

Very interesting - thanks for sharing! Definitely tiny. :)

Michele said...

That's really cool!

Katya said...

Tiny is the word! Very interesting and very nice photos.

Lynn said...

I never read about this before. Thanks for sharing.

Maribeth said...

That's beautiful!

Karen said...

Hmm....intersting, I've never heard of such a thing. Thanks for sharing. Boy those ARE tiny!

Thanks for visiting my site this week!

Hummie said...

I am glad you also shared them in the bowl so that we could relate to how small they are...a shot with a hand would have been good too. It's is good to see something I had not seen before.

Patricia said...

How very interesting. I learn something new every day. Thank you for visiting Pollywog Creek, and for your kind remarks. Hope your weekend is great!

Surfergirl said...

how very interesting and informative! havent heard of this before.
anyway, what kind of camera do you use? it takes magnificent macro!

Ann said...

wow, thanks for sharing ... they are so pretty.

Ginabee said...

Those are so tiny. I am going to have to read more about them. I've never heard of the relics. Thanks for sharing.

mott said...

I've never seen this in my life. Interesting. In that case, how does one clean it?

Shelby said...

wow - unique indeed!

Amy in NY said...

I've learned something new today! Great photo for the theme.

Liz said...

Wow, they are tiny! Never heard of that before.

Enjoy your weekend.

Candice said...

Wow, those are tiny. They looked like amber at first glance.
Great take on the theme & interesting story to go along with it.

Lulu said...

Wow! I don't know what you said, but I'm impressed. And in awe. :-)Those are awesome!

Great photo!

Mags said...

Very interesting indeed. I have never heard of these before, and am happy that you shared them.

Have a great weekend.

Sweetpea said...

hi criz. your posts never fails to amaze and enlightens me. keep up the good work,

meantime, i hope u can do a tag for good cause too.. hop over :)

Leslie said...

Very interesting! Looks like quite a treasure. Good choice for the hunt!

Kim said...

Very cool. Thanks for sharing. Always nice to see and experience something new.

Kim @ TheBitterBall

pat said...

WOW - how cool and unique is that!

Happy Weekend.

A. said...

That is so interesting (as well as tiny!) I am certain I'm feeling much, much calmer...

Thanks for visiting earlier. Have a good weekend :)

bounce said...

Interesting, why have so many though?

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

Beautiful! I've never heard of them before, so I enjoyed learning something new.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't be a stranger. :-)

Montserrat said...

Learned something new today! Thanks for sharing.

LoveMyStarr said...

That's very interesting. I've never seen anything like that before.

tray said...

wow. that's pretty cool. nice pics

Anonymous said...

Very interesting, and I liked the different shots!

Eric T said...


she li zi is really precious.

Thanks for sharing :)

michico 小芥 said...

Really beautiful~! said...

You are blessed to have those in your house

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Gran - (Angela) said...

Thanks for sharing an interesting take on our tiny theme this week.
Have a great weekend.

Please visit mine!

YTSL said...

Very nice series of shots. And I am willing to agree that most people haven't seen such relics before! :)

eastcoastlife said...

Cool! sacred. I have never seen them up close. It's a blessing to own them.

meeyauw said...

Wow. That is blood after cremation? That is so different and new to me. It is totally fascinating.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Looks like caviar - yum!

Teena said...

Very cool!

Thanks for visiting mine!

archie said...

I have heard of this before but never seen it.

Anonymous said...

I love the color of them!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lori V. said...

These are fascinating! Thank you for sharing... I love learning new things!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

This is very, very interesting.
I read HERE for more information.

Are these sold in regular places, or does one earn them? It seems that they are extra special because there would be so few.

Very interesting!

Frances said...

Wow, thanks for sharing. I can see how it would have a calming effect. Great photos!

CRIZ LAI said...

tnchick: hi jamie..thanks for visiting again. Appreciate it a lot.

james o donell: thanks for coming

whirlwind: thanks

krista: thanks too.

rebelangel: they sure are tiny

tegdirb92: thanks

silverwillow: we never stop learning do we?

terri: :)

cheche: you too

tina: same to you

mousey: thanks

jose: glad you love it

ipanema: good to hear that

lissa: take care ok :)

incog&nito: thanks for visiting

rach: they are :)

alvnc: thanks alvin, you did a great job too :)

marsha: thanks marsha

misslionheart: cool name for the dog

friday's child: thanks for the compliment :)

jonzz: welcome

heart of rachel: they are priceless indeed

kayatan: hey..i did not see you for a long time. Enjoyed your holidays?

kissedalotatoads: if only everyone can own them :)

powertwinb: do not worry..i'll be hopping over soon :)

chupie&j'smama: welcome

jc: thanks for the compliment

jmb: haha.. i will always try something out of the normal. Thanks for dropping by :)

monkeywong: thanks for hopping over

birdieroark: thanks

chateau: you have seen them up close and personal :)

CRIZ LAI said...

donnyandmarieand casey: yup marie

gattina: me fact too many.. haha

paulie: cool..welcome to my world :)

leah: yes leah...a present :)

kai: very meaningful indeed

julie: from a trip to myanmar

amazing gracie: cool sharing

bell: good to hear that bell :)

miz: welcome

amy: thanks

letha: welcome letha

daisy: yes they are..cos they are priceless

misslionheart: thanks for dropping again

msdedi: same to you

fibrate: no..they are a gift from a spiritual master.

dragonheart: thanks

michele: thanks

katya: thanks ya

lynn: no problem

maribeth: thank you

karen: yes they are tiny

hummie: yes

patricia: so do i

surfergirl: just a normal nikon

ann: thanks

ginabee: welcome gina

mott: there's the casing

shelby: thanks

amy in ny: :)

liz: now you do

candice: thanks candice

lulu: thanks

mags: welcome mags

sweetpea: thanks a lot. I love yours too :)

leslie: they are my treasure :)

kim: welcome

pat: thank you

a: nice to hear that

bounce: cos i have a lot :)

esq: now you know more :)

monserrat: no problem

lovemystarr: thanks

tray: thanks

CRIZ LAI said...

lauren: thanks

eric t: glad you know about them too :)

michico: thanks

yenjai: thank you

gran: welcome

ytsl: told you it's rare :)

eastcoastlife: thanks

meeyeaw: glad you like them

kimo&sabi: need wasabi?

teena: thanks

archie: now you see it

harmonia: thanks for dropping by :)

lori: thanks for dropping by :)

cats goats quotes: they are not for sale

frances: thanks too

Sue said...

Terrific idea for the theme! Thanks so much for stopping by .. :)

Diane said...

I liked your comment about them not to be handled, there are many faiths/traditions who feel that way about relic/special ceremonial items.

May I ask what faith/tradition is this under? Wouldn't mind learning more.

Thank You for your visit and here is wishing you a strong happy week as well.

Great take on the theme and thanks for sharing it. ;)

Larry said...

what a fascinating relic -- your blog and photohunt pictures are among the best I've come across. Thanks for visiting my blog. Take care, Larry

CRIZ LAI said...

sue: nice to see you too

diane: it's buddhism

larry: that's a good compliment larry. Thanks a lot.

tiny london said...

What a beautiful story - and great pictures too!

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