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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As a Malakara, we make all our malas ourselves while scrupulously respecting tradition.
Mala dimension: 66cm
Weight of 210 grams
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Mala traditional Tibetan Buddhist rosary,
108 pearls of 95% pure cinnabar
in general, the cinnabar used in jewelry is 45% pure, powdered and mixed with resin.
95% pure cinnabar is much rarer, difficult to obtain and therefore more expensive
Also a lot of counterfeits circulate on the market
Pearls of 10 mm.
obsidian eye celeste from Mexico
silver 925 and copper.
Buddha pendant in meditation
Dragon Pixiu in obsidian celeste eye
Dorje and vajra of Vajrayana Buddhism in silver and copper.
Rare and traditional piece.
CINNABAR (HGS (mercury sulphide))
From the ancient Greek Kinnaburi. Cinnabar was already known since the Neolithic for its use as a pigment in murals and religious ceremonies.
The Chinese used cinnabar 3500 years ago as a pigment for pottery or as ink. They would have been the first to have made vermilion, at the beginning of our era. Used in Chinese medicine either orally to clarify the heart and calm the mind, or locally to eliminate toxicity.
Its ancient use has also been attested in China, the Shang dynasty (-1570 to -1045) used it during divinations (scapulomancy) to make appear and interpret cracks on turtle shells.
Chinese taoists used it as a drug of immortality, hence mercury poisonings. The most famous is that of Emperor Qin Shi Huang in 210 BCE.
Renowned in China also as a ghost hunt, a tradition that continues to this day, as well as in the Tibetan tradition.
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