Tibetan mala, prayer rosary and Buddhist meditation 108 red sandalwood beads, 8 auspidish signs of Turquoise Buddhism, lapis lazuli, calcedoine.
As a gemologist who graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology in Paris, all our stones are expert and certified.
As Malakara, we make all our malas ourselves, scrupulously respecting tradition.
We assemble our malas on a traditional cord, a braid of 5 threads of the 5 colors of the 5 meditation Buddhas.
The mala, trengwa, in Tibetan is the rosary of the Buddhist, the object from which the monk (or even the lay practitioner) almost never separates, holding it in his hand or wrapped around the wrist.
The mala is first of all a utilitarian onjet: it serves as a tactile medium for the recitation of mantras, at the same time as it is used to count them if one has set a set to repeat a defined number.
The mala is composed of 108 strung beads, which justifies its name, since it simply means "garland" (beads). The various components each contain a symbolic meaning specify: The big pearl (or Buddha's head) that closes the loop meets the knowledge of emptiness. The small cone that overcomes it is the mark of emptiness itself.
108 red sandalwood beads make up this mala
This red sandalwood, from India, much rarer than white sandalwood has no characteristic smell and is part of the very precious woods.
In Buddhism, sandalwood is one of the Padma (lotus) and corresponds to the Amitabha Buddha, plus the element of this Buddha is fire and its color, red. Sandalwood is considered capable of transforming desires and retaining the attention of a person practicing meditation.
Sandalwood is one of the main constituents of incense made in China, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, and is intended to be lit in temples or during worship. It is also widely used in India for these same applications.
Pendant representing the 8 auspid signs of Buddhism also in red sandalwood
48mm diameter by 8mm thick
The 8 auspid signs of Buddhism or Astamangala were originally a set of Indian offerings presented to a king at his inauguration. Jainism first took up these symbols probably auspicious before Buddhism.
In Buddhist tradition, these 8 auspicious signs represent the offerings presented by the great Vedic gods - an ancient civilization of India at the origin of Hinduism - to Buddha Siddharta after his Awakening. Brahma was the first of these gods to appear even before the Buddha was born by presenting him with a wheel with a thousand rays of gold, as a symbolic request to the Buddha to pass on his teachings by "turning the wheel of the Dharma". Indra, Lord of Heaven and god of war and storm - and incidentally king of the gods - appeared following, offering the white conque for the Buddha to "proclaim the truth of the Dharma."
In Buddhist tradition, the eight auspid signs form the body of Buddha.
the parasol represents his head, the two fish his eyes, the vase his neck, the lotus his tongue, the golden wheel his feet, the banner of victory his body, the conque his word the endless knot his mind.
In the first form of Indian Buddhism, the Buddha was painted aniically, that is, without being represented in a human form, usually by an empty throne under an umbrella and under the Bodhi tree or by a stone marked with his divine footprints, which contain several auspid symbols such as the insignia of the Buddha's deity: the banner of victory , the lion throne, the trident, the Three Jewels, the eternal knot, the swastika, the conca, the pair of fish and the most common, the lotus and the wheel.
The Tibetan Endless Knot or Infinite Knot is a Buddhist symbol that represents the movement of what is eternal, the intertwining spiritual paths and time. The shape of the Endless Knot is evocative of wisdom and compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. The top and bottom of the symbol symbolize the interaction of the opposing and duelles forces, which eventually come together and unite in the universe. The infinite Tibetan knot also represents the inseparability of the Void and the reality of existence. Finally, since the Node has neither beginning nor end, it is also defined as the Wisdom of Buddha
A traditional instrument of Tibet, the conque is considered to be the symbol of the power of the Buddha's word. The conch dextrogyre moves to the right and is the rarest and most conducive to the practice of Tibetan Buddhism. It symbolizes the sound of the Dharma that awakens the beings from the sleep of Ignorance, thus encouraging them to do their own good for the good of others. It is also the protection of the Jewel of the Dharma, the progression of steps into steps towards the ultimate realization, awakening or Enlightenment.
The wheel of the Dharma remains the most important symbol of Tibetan Buddhism, it symbolizes Buddhist law as well as the teaching of the Buddha who was the first to set this Wheel in motion. The Wheel of dharma represents the eternal movement of the cycle of rebirths (or karma). It is also the continuity of the Buddha's teachings, in all its forms and in all directions, teaching that lead to Happiness and Liberation The Wheel of Dharma is often represented with four or eight branches, embodying the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Marches.
Symbol of absolute purity and awakening, emblem of spiritual elevation, the lotus has the peculiarity of taking root in mud or mud, its stem bathing in water while its flower blooms majestically on the water. The lotus represents the elevation of the soul, first purely materialistic through its roots, then tasting the experience of water through its stem, to finally achieve enlightenment and awakening through its flower.
Tibetan Buddhists see through the Lotus the true nature of the Beings, the stem being the samsara (cycles of lives and dead), the flower symbolizing peace and serenity.
The Tibetan Victory Banner is the symbol of Buddha's teaching, the triumph over Ignorance, Buddha's doctrine on the forces of evil: passion, fear of death, pride and lust.
It particularly symbolizes the Buddha's renunciation of all the mental disturbances and illusory appearances of the samsara.
The Treasure Vase represents a multitude of wealth, intellectuals and prosperity. It is a Tibetan symbol of long life and abundance.
It also symbolizes the moral discipline, study and practice of Dharma, especially through the good that can be carried to others and the development of altruism.
When wearing a Tibetan jewel representing the treasure vase (it's no coincidence that these pendants are often called "ghau" or "gao," simply because they can be filled), think about slipping inside everything you think is beneficial to you and all living things. These can be Tibetan mantras, or pictures of people that are especially important to you, or thoughts or prayers...
The two fish were originally the symbol of the Yamuna River and the Ganges, but they later became a symbol of good fortune for Hindus and Buddhists. Among Tibetan Buddhists, the golden fish represents living beings who practice dharma, and who should not be afraid to drown in the ocean of suffering, since they can freely swim as fish do in the water, in order to choose their rebirths.
The parasol symbolizes the activity that protects men from all evils: diseases, accidents, evil spirits. It also protects beings from the lower worlds. In Tibetan Buddhism, umbrella protects us from suffering. The Tibetan umbrella is the guarantor of wisdom.
From a Buddhist point of view, the umbrella represents a form of protection and welcome to anyone who would like to enter the path of Dharma and progress on the path of Enlightenment.
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