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.
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We assemble our malas on a traditional cord, a braid of 5 threads of the 5 colors of the 5 meditation Buddhas.
108 pipal seeds also called Bodhi seeds (ficus religiosa),
6mm diameter for each seed. These collection quality seeds (highest quality) come from Hainan Island
authentic turquoise and expertized Hubei.
agate called nan hong (southern red) of Yunnan. This particular and rare agate takes its color from cinnabar (mercury sulfide) crystallizing in the same Baoshan deposit.
All the materials used for this mala are of a very high quality, and, it is an exceptional piece as such.
Total mala dimension: 36cm
Buddha having attained enlightenment under a sacred fig tree, pipal seeds are the most traditional material for making malas. These seeds patinate and take on a beautiful shine over time called "porcelain layer". Our seeds come from hainan island known for growing and drying the finest quality in the world. Be careful many sites and specialized stores name these seeds as Lotus seeds by mistake.
The Endless Knot or Tibetan Infinite Knot, placed in finish and turquoise, is a Buddhist symbol that represents the movement of what is eternal, of the spiritual paths that intertwine and of 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 dual 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.
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