Statues of Buddhas are a source of profound blessings for the people of this world. Even for non-Buddhists simply looking at a statue of Buddha will bless their mind and sow the seeds of virtue and future happiness. For Buddhists, one of the commitments of going for refuge is to regard any image of a Buddha as an actual Buddha. It is therefore important that statues, stupas and so forth are properly prepared and filled correctly. Filling statues in this special way is a very beautiful spiritual activity that creates the cause to become ‘filled with realizations’. Statues are filled with many blessed and precious items. Among them are mantras or prayers that are written on strips of paper and rolled around incense. The practice of rolling mantras is very blessed and meritorious. Everyone is welcome to learn this ancient practice of mantra rolling.