Mala 108 pearls.
Mala in obsidian celeste eye,
Reliquary opening in silver 925, form of Tibetan prayer mill on which is inscribed the mantra of compassion "om mani padme hum".
Total length of mala 56cm
Total weight of 133 grams.
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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 repeats 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 pearls of obsidian eye celeste quality A + native to Mexico.
Diameter of each pearl 8.30mm
3 Eastern Siberie seraphinite counterperles were also added.
Diameter of the two side counterperles 12mm
Diameter of the central seraphinite pearl 14mm
A traditional pin has also been added. This pin a mala is used to place it where the practitioner left off to resume his practice afterwards.
It is composed of silver 925, turquoise copper and agate called "nan hong" (southern red).
Tibetan double dorje are also engraved on the two central parts of the pin.
The two central parts rotating on both sides thanks to a high-precision ball bearing system
Also on this mala the bell or drillou in Tibetan and the vajra or dorje in Tibetain are present and are composed of silver 925 and copper.
Every Buddhist practitioner in Tibet and every officiant of a ritual has three objects to which Tibetans attribute a deep and meticulous symbolism. These are the vajra, the bell and the mala.
Vajra, in Tibetan dorje. It is arguably the most important symbol of Tibetan Buddhism. The term means "diamond" and refers to the indestructible nature of the mind in itself, awakening, which is both imperishable and indivisible. The small scepter seems to be, originally, the diamond lightning of the god Indra, it is a mark of royalty and power.
(1) the five upper points represent the five wisdoms, five facets of the diamond that is the awakened mind:
mirror-like wisdom, which means that the awakened mind, just like a perfectly polished mirror, clearly reflects all things, possesses the ability to know everything, without any confusion.
the wisdom of equality, which recognizes that all the phenomena of samsara (my ordinary world) and nirvana (the pure fields or paradise of the Buddhas) are of an equal nature in that they are of a unique essence: emptiness
the wisdom of distinction, which denotes that the awakened mind perceives not only the emptiness of all phenomena (which is what the wisdom of equality operates) but also, in an unconfounding simultaneity, all phenomena as they manifest themselves;
the fulfilling wisdom, which allows the Buddhas to create pure fields and emanations working for the good of beings;
the wisdom of universal space, which indicates that all phenomenes, beyond all concept and duality, dwell in the pure knowledge of the spirit.
2° At the same time as the five wisdoms, these five upper points symbolize the Five Conquerors or five main Male Buddhas on a mystical level. The five lower points symbolize the Five Female Buddhas.
3° The mouths of makara (sea monster) from which emerge the tips denote the liberation of the cycle of existences.
4° The eight upper petals represent the eight male bodhisattvas, in other words eight large bodhisattvas dwelling in celestial domains.
5° The eight lower petals are the eight female bodhisattvas.
6 ° The round part in the middle designates emptiness.
The bell, in Tibetan drilbou. It symbolizes, in a general way, emptiness (emptiness does not mean that nothing exists, but that phenomena do not exist as we perceive them because of the veil of ignorance that covers our mind).
1° Its hollow part represents emptiness and its beat the "sound" of emptiness (i.e. its dynamics potentially containing the manifestation)
2° The lotus with eight petals symbolizes the eight female bodhisattvas, associated with the idea of emptiness like all female deities.
3 ° The vase contains the nectar of the accomplishments.
4° The face on the handle is that of the female deity Prajnaparamitam symbol of the knowledge of emptiness.
5 ° The vajra contains its prope symbolism as seen above.
Above the reliquary in finish is a knot of Buddhist infinity in silver 925
The Tibetan Endless Knot or Infinite Knot is a Buddhist symbol that represents the movement of what is eternal, intertwined spiritual paths and time. The form of the Endless Knot is evocative of wisdom and compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. The top and bottom of the symbol symbolize the interaction of opposing and two-strong forces, which eventually come together and unite in the universe. The Tibetan infinite knot also represents the inseparability of the Void and the reality of existence. Finally, since the Knot has no beginning or end, it is also defined as the Wisdom of Buddha.
Finally the reliquary in finish, is in the form of a Tibetan prayer mill and is opened to put prayer scrolls or mantras inside.
Reliquary dimension 50mm long by 17mm in diameter
Weight of 21 grams.
On this mill is engraved the mantra of compassion "om mani padme hum"
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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