Mala 108 pearls.
Mala in sandalwood.
Buddha pendant in red sandalwood.
As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology in Paris, all our subjects are expertized and certified.
As a Malakara, we make all our malas ourselves while scrupulously respecting tradition.
Sliding knot in finish like all our malas, object of practice, as shown in this video as an example.
The mala, trengwa, in Tibetan is the buddhist's rosary, 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 support for the recitation of mantras, at the same time as it is used to count them if one has set to repeat a defined number.
The mala is composed of 108 strung pearls, which justifies its name, since it simply means "garland" (of pearls). The different components each contain a symbolic meaning specify: The large pearl (or Buddha's head) that closes the loop represents the knowledge of emptiness. The small cone that surmounts it is the mark of emptiness itself. The cord on which the beads are strung must, theoretically, be a braid of several threads:
three sons symbolize the "three Bodies" of a Buddha (Absolute Body, Body of Glory and Body of Emanation);
five sons symbolize the "five wisdoms" or "five families" of Buddhas (Buddha family, vajra family, jewel family, lotus family, activity family)
nine sons symbolize the primordial Buddha Vajradhara and the eight great bodhisattvas.
This mala is composed of 108 sandalwood beads of 8mm diameter each.
Santalum ellipticum, native to Hawaii.
the 3 counter beads of 20mm also of the same sandalwood have the mantra of compassion "om mani padme hum" engraved.
As a finish, we added a red sandalwood pendant, representing the bodhisattva of Chenrezi compassion to the dragon.
Pendant dimension: 60mm long by 40mm wide by 10mm thick.
Total mala dimension: 59cm
The bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Hindi अवलोकितेश्वर Avalokiteśvara "lord who observes from above", Chinese 觀世音 Guānshìyīn or 觀音 Guānyīn, Shanghainese Kueu(sy)'in, Korean Gwanseeum 관세음, Japanese 観音 Kan'non, Tibetan Chenrezig, Vietnamese Quán Thế Âm, Indonesian Kwan Im, Khmer លោកេស្វរ Lokesvara), is arguably the most revered and popular great bodhisattva among the Buddhists of the Great Vehicle. It is also used as a yidam (tutelary deity) in tantric meditations.
Protean and syncretic Bodhisattva (it can represent all other bodhisattva), embodying the ultimate compassion, it can be feminine in China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam, in the form of Guan Yin.
He is considered the protector of Tibet where King Songtsen Gampo and later the Dalai Lamas are seen as his emanations. This is also the case for other tulkou such as the karmapa. Also called Padmapāṇi or Maṇipadmā, it is invoked by the famous mantra Om̐ Maṇipadme hūm (ॐ मणिपद्मेहूम्).
Chenrézi is the bodhisattva of love and compassion. The poudja of Chenrézi aims to develop friendship full of love and compassion for all living beings without distinction. Chenrézi manifests itself in different forms: the Chenrézi with 10 heads and 1000 arms of compassion is the best known: he promised his spiritual father, the Buddha Amitabha, to spend all his energy to liberate all living beings and not to rest until all living beings were delivered from their suffering. If he were ever to doubt his mission, 'may my head fragment into ten and my body into 1000'. When, after meditating deeply and constantly reciting the Mantra of the Mani, he saw that the ocean of suffering had still not emptied, so he fell into deep despair and broke his head in 10 and his body in 1000. The six-syllable mantra OM MANI PEME HOENG is the best-known mantra in Tibetan Buddhism.
Om mani padme hum (derived from Sanskrit, sometimes followed by a seventh syllable, hrih) is one of the most famous mantras of Buddhism. It means "The Jewel in the Lotus".
This is the six-syllable mantra of the boddhisatva of compassion Avalokitesvara (Guanyin in Chinese, Kannon in Japanese, Chenrezig in Tibetan). It is therefore also called the mantra of great compassion (mahakaruna).
Its influence is universal in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.
It is also said that OM MANI PADME HUM provides powerful protection against all kinds of negative influences and various forms of diseases.
HRIH, the "germ syllable" of Avalokiteshvara, is often added to the mantra, resulting in OM MANI PADME HUM HRIH.
HRIH, the essence of the compassion of all Buddhas, is the catalyst that makes this compassion active in order to transform our negative emotions into their nature of wisdom.
The meaning of the six syllables of Om Mani Padme Hum is beautiful and immense. The first, Om is composed of three letters: A, U, M. These symbolize the body, speech and impure spirit of the practitioner; they also symbolize the pure and exalted body, word and spirit of a Buddha.
Om Mani Padme Hum is also pronounced Om Mani Padme Hung in Tibetan.
Buddhism does not assert that there is someone who from the beginning is free from faults and who possesses all the right qualities. The development of the body, the word and the pure mind, is obtained by gradually leaving behind the impure states by transforming them into pure states.
The path is indicated by the following four syllables:
Mani, which means "Jewel", symbolizes the factors of the method - the altruistic intention to become an enlightened, compassionate and loving being.
The two syllables, PADME, mean lotus and symbolize wisdom. In the same way, the lotus that grows in the mud but is not soiled by the defects of the mud, wisdom can put you in a situation of non-contradiction while there could be contradiction if you did not possess wisdom.
Purity must be attained through an apparent unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllable HUM, which indicates invisibility. According to the sutra, this invisibility of method and wisdom refers to the wisdom affected by the method and the method affected by wisdom. The mantra vehicle (or tantra vehicle), refers to a consciousness in which there is the form full of wisdom and method as an undifferentiated entity. In terms of the seed syllables (of origin) of the five Buddhas, HUM is the seed syllable of the Akshobhya - the immutable, the invariable, which cannot be disturbed (moulted) by anything. :energy:
So the six syllables, OM MANI PADME HUM, mean that depending on the practice of a path that is an invisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your body, speech and unclean mind into an exalted and pure body, word and mind of a Buddha.
The Initiation to the Sacred Mantra Om Mani Padme Hum allows us to awaken our memories as a servant of the Buddha, to activate the Jewel of the Lotus that is in us.
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