Rice is seen as a symbol of prosperity, abundance and good fortune, and for this reason, it is often thrown at weddings and presented as a gift during sacred ceremonies.
In the east, when one has a lot of rice, he is considered rich, for he can feed his family. In some regions symbolically, rice holds a greater value than gold.
When we give each rice grain what needs to grow, it cannot help but grow into more rice. Each rice grain holds the promise of new life. The same is so for each being in this precious world, for as we receive what we need to grow, the numerous gifts of love and abundance, we too cannot help but grow and blossom. As we share these beautiful qualities with our family, and with all that we meet, the world naturally becomes a brighter and more beautiful place to live. This is true abundance, the simple sharing of love.
Some believe that rice writing originated in western Turkey, in a region called Anatoliar, where artisans who were experts at drawing miniature portraits, turned their skill to making art with what had always been a symbol of prosperity, yes rice. Prior to this point in time, some feel it may have originated where monks would write sacred texts on small grains, hiding these on their being from invading forces. The earliest examples of rice writing still exist to this day in the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey.
Nowadays rice writing is seem as a joyous extension of love and abundance, a gift to share with those we love.