A large Chinese coin is the focus of this piece, but just as important are the mantra charms that surround it. Mantra charms are ancient Taoist symbols that are known to bear and transmit various vibratory qualities. These qualities cover a vast spectrum of human desires, such as happiness, love, wealth, fame, and health – to name but a few. Over a dozen mantra charms are embedded in "Green Mountain Rolling Coins." They are inscribed on the coin, and along the contours of the sun and moon in the upper corners. They specifically promote business growth, wealth, and harmonious relationships. At the bottom, Chi-Jen Liu illustrates a vignette from the I-Ching that announces the meeting of a master to guide you toward achievement. His calligraphy proclaims, “The rooster heralds your time has come to stake your flag of victory… The Taoist shaman guides your way to wealth... with mantra meditation, develop your subconscious power."
It is important to note that as a respected teacher, Chi-Jen Liu does not promote blind faith in mantra charms. He encourages dedicated meditation upon the charms, being mindful of their purpose, practicing mantra chants and mudras, and living a healthy and balanced life. Mantra charms are more than decorative talismans or lucky objects. Chi-Jen Liu – as well as many of his patrons – can testify to the tangible power behind these ancient symbols when they are properly applied.In 2006, Chi-Jen Liu created "Green Mountain Rolling Coins," a painting which reveals his expert knowledge on the feng shui practice of the "Flying Stars." This is the astrological calculation of the dominant energies of a particular annual cycle. He teaches that these annual patterns of positive and negative influences can be experienced as timely opportunities or unexpected obstacles in one's life journey. The calligraphy on both sides of the painting elaborate on these principles. He writes, "Open your fishing net when big fish pass by. Close your net when negative energies transpire. Intelligent ones catch good luck and thwart bad luck."