White Bodhi Mala With Amber Agate Crystal Accents. All Natural Bodhi Wood With Amber Agate Crystal Accents. All Our Malas Are Handmade. Stretchable - Minimum Inside circumference 33/84cm. The Bodhi Tree, also known as Bo and Peepal Tree in Nepal and Bhutan, was a large and very old Sacred Fig Tree located in Bodh Gaya, India, under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher later known as Gautama Buddha, is said to have achieved enlightenment, or Bodhi.These Malas are made from the wood of the Bodhi Tree. Bodhi also means in Buddhism to possess understanding by a Buddha regarding the nature of things. Bodhi is knowledge of the causal mechanism by which beings incarnate into material form and experience suffering. Malas are a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists, but can be used by everyone.
Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra, prayer, or the name or names of a deity. This practice is known in Sanskrit as japa. Sometimes Malas are referred to as Japa Malas, which are the one and the same. Also Malas are known In Japanese Buddhism as "juzu", in Chinese culture "shu zhu", Theravada Buddhists in Burma call them "seik badi", and some call this tool a "Buddhist rosary".In Tibetan Buddhism, traditionally malas of 108 beads are used. Our Malas have 108 beads.
In traditional Buddhist thought, people are said to have 108 afflictions or kleshas. There are six senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, and consciousness) multiplied by three reactions (positive, negative, or indifference) making 18 feelings. " Each of these feelings can be either "attached to pleasure or detached from pleasure" making 36 "passions, each of which may be manifested in the past, present, or future. All the combinations of all these things makes a total of 108, which are represented by the beads. How do I use a Mala?
Mantras are typically repeated hundreds or even thousands of times. The mala is used so that one can focus on the meaning or sound of the mantra rather than counting its repetitions. One repetition is said for each bead while turning the thumb clockwise around each bead, though some traditions or practices may call for counterclockwise motion or specific hand and finger usage.
When arriving at the Guru bead (the larger bead), both Hindus and Buddhists traditionally turn the mala around and then go back in the opposing direction. Within the Buddhist tradition, this repetition of the beads serves to remind practitioners of the teaching that it is possible to break the cycle of birth and death. Take your Mala with you!Wearing a mala as a bracelet or necklace is common. This helps keep your affirmations or intentions with you throughout the day. People may choose to carry their mala in a mala bag that is kept in a pocket or purse as another way of keeping their practice with them as they move through their lives. Having your mala with you at all times means that you can use it while in waiting rooms, while in transit, while in lines or while taking a break.
Other people keep their mala in their meditation shrine when it is not in use. A mala can become a beautiful feature of your sacred space, adding color, texture, and intention to your shrine. The item "White Bodhi Mala With Amber Agate Accents-Tibetan Buddhism Traditional 108 Count" is in sale since Sunday, February 23, 2014. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Buddhism\Prayer Beads".The seller is "ma_nu_x" and is located in Longwood, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, PH, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, TR, BR, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM, CL.