Manjushiri incense produces almost no smoke when burning! Therefore, it can even be used in a small room. Sticks burn for approximately 120 minutes. The box contains around 30 10.6-inch (27-cm) sticks.
In any case, be careful to sufficiently ventilate the room where the incense is burning and keep the stick out of reach of children.
In Mahāyāna Buddhism, Manjushiri is the bodhisattva of wisdom and one of the most important emblematic figures of Mahāyāna art and literature.
The Manjushiri incense works on several levels:
• Purification, which is a prerequisite to any beneficial action, may it be medicinal or meditational or even a Puja. Once lit, the incense sticks emit a very subtle and calming vibration. You can sense it by holding one or three sticks in your hands.
• Medicinal effect by the rebalancing of rLung; these incenses will as easily relax someone who is too stressed out, upset or sad, as revitalize someone who is too tired (rebalancing effect).
• Meditation; here the rebalancing effect is interesting as it greatly helps to enter a meditative state which is neither too tensed nor too doleful.
• Puja, an offering and devotion ceremony, often practiced to increase the energy of Lungta (rLung Ta) which can be literally translated by “Wind Horse”. This energy is one that controls our lives. It depends on our karma and can be increased by several practices, including Pujas. In a nutshell, Lungta embodies the energy of well-being and good fortune.