Tibetan prayer beads
Traditionally in Tibetan Buddhism malas of 108 beads are used for reciting the mantras. Some practitioners may use malas of 21 or 28 beads for prostrations. Performing a 108 wooden or stone beads counts as the 108 worldly sins in Buddhist doctrine.
This buddhist tibetan prayer beads is made of Rose Wood or Bodhi Tree and it contains 108 beads!
How to use this tibetan prayer beads?
Even though there are no strict rules how to use malas but many elderly suggest that one holds the mala in left hand between your thumb and index finger and while rolling the beads with your thumb clockwise one recites the mantras “Om Mani Padme Hum”
As H.H the 14th Dalai Lama explains OM MANI PADME HUM
The first, Om symbolizes the practitioner’s impure body, speech, and mind; it also symbolizes the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha[…]”
“The path is indicated by the next four syllables. Mani, meaning jewel, symbolizes the factors of method: (the)
altruistic intention to become enlightened, compassion, and love.”
“The two syllables, PadMe, meaning lotus, symbolize wisdom”
“Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllable hum, which indicates indivisibility”
“Thus the six syllables, om mani padme hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha[…]”
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