The mala, trengwa, in Tibetan is the rosary of the Buddhist, the object which the monk (even the lay practitioner) almost never separates, holding it in the 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 oneself to repeat a defined number.
The mala is made up of 108 strung beads, which justifies its name, since it simply means "garland" (of beads). The different components each have a precise symbolic meaning: The large pearl (or Buddha's head) which closes the loop represents the knowledge of emptiness. The little cone on top of it is the mark of emptiness itself.
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Sliding knot in finish like all our malas, object of practice, as shown in this video as an example.
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large mala, tibetan buddhist rosary.
High quality rock crystal Hyakule deposit in Nepal, gem quality
large room for altar
Phurba in finish.
Size of the mala: 87cm
108 rock crystal beads 14mm in diameter
Total weight of 572 grams
Exceptional phurba natural rock crystal, in finish
Hyakule deposit in Nepal, gem quality
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Artisan piece entirely made by hand, by master craftsman qualified in the creation of ritual objects of Vajrayana Buddhism
Some inclusions like frost and gaps certify the authenticity of this quartz.
Dimension of the phurba: Length 90mm width of 25mm depth of 25mm
Weight of 30 grams (150 carats)
The Phurba is a dagger for defeating demons. It was introduced into Tibetan Buddhism by Phadmasambhava and is a symbol of transmutation of negative forces.
Often made of stone, bone, or even iron, the Phurba daggers of Tibetan Buddhism temples are easily recognizable by their triple-sided blade. Used in rituals to drive away unwanted spirits, the Phurba works spiritually to immobilize demonic spirits and sometimes kill them in hopes that they will reincarnate in better places.
Each component of Phurba has its own meaning. The dagger blade represents the method, with each of the three sides representing the three-spirit worlds. The point reconciling all three to form a harmonious global axis. The triple-bladed design is also meant to simultaneously transform the three poisons of the world into positive energies. These poisons are ignorance, greed and aggression. Enemies of Buddhism that may take a lifetime to overcome in the quest for enlightenment. The blade is often seen as indestructible and ignited with fire to burn above hate.
The handle of the Phurba represents wisdom and is often modeled as an eight-sided bulb with symmetrical knots at each end. There are various interpretations to the presence of these nodes. From the belief that Nirvana is locked within, to the belief that the different sections of the nodes contain the heavens of multiple gods. By going as far as the desire for a formless form, representing the fact of being formless in the kingdom of the Buddhas.
The top of the hilt often displays a vajra or dorje in Tibetan, lightning destroying ignorance
In many illustrations, Phurba's dagger is depicted in a simple form, due to its small size. However, in its three-dimensional form, this tiny blade is most often depicted with numerous Buddhist symbols and demonstrates its focus on purging evil.
Three cinnabar rolls as counter beads on which is inscribed the mantra of compassion "om mani padme hum"
CINNABER (HGS (mercury sulphide))
From Ancient Greek Kinnaburi. Cinnabar was already known since Neolithic times for its use as a pigment in wall frescoes and religious ceremonies.
The Chinese used cinnabar 3500 years ago as a pigment for pottery or as an ink. They would have been the first to have made vermilion, at the beginning of our era. Used in Chinese medicine either orally to clear the heart and calm the mind, or topically to eliminate toxicity.
Its ancient use has also been attested in China, the Shang dynasty (-1570 to -1045) used it during divinations (scapulomancy) to reveal and interpret cracks on turtle shells.
The Chinese Taoists used it as a drug of immortality, hence mercury poisoning. The most famous is that of Emperor Qin Shi Huang in 210 BC.
Renowned in China also as a ghost hunt, a tradition that still continues today, as well as in the Tibetan tradition.
MANTRA OF COMPASSION "OM MANI PADME HUM"
According to Tibetan Buddhism, reciting the Chenrezi mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum", aloud or inwardly, is an invocation of the benevolent and powerful attention of Chenrezig, an expression of the Buddha's compassion. Seeing the mantra written can have the same effect, which is why it is found in clearly visible places, even engraved in stone. It can also be invoked using prayer wheels on which the mantra is inscribed, sometimes thousands of times. There are different sizes of prayer wheels: there are those that you can carry with you and turn with one hand, and there are others that are so big and heavy that you need several people to spin them. According to Tibetan Buddhist monks, the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum (Hung) brings together all of the teachings of the Buddha.
Each syllable closes a door to reincarnation:
OM: Closes the door to the world of the Devas (gods). MA: Close the door to the world of the asuras (demi-gods). NI: Close the door to the human world. PAD: Close the door to the animal world. ME: Close the door to the world of pretas ("greedy spirits"). HUNG: Shut the gate to hell.
Each syllable purifies a veil:
OM: purifies the veil of the body. MA: purifies the veil of speech. NI: purifies the veil of the mind. PAD: purifies the veil of contradictory emotions. ME: purifies the veil of substantial existence. HUNG: purifies the veil that covers knowledge.
Each syllable is a mantra in itself:
OM: for the body of the Buddhas. MA: for the words of the Buddhas. NI: for the mind of the Buddhas. PAD: for the virtues of the Buddhas. ME: for the accomplishments of the Buddhas. HUNG: for the grace of body, speech, mind, virtue and all the accomplishments of the Buddhas.
Each syllable corresponds to one of the six paradigms or transcendental perfections:
OM: generosity. MA: ethics. NI: tolerance. PAD: perseverance. ME: concentration. HUNG: discernment.
Each syllable is also connected to a Buddha:
OM: Ratnasambhava. MA: Amaoghasiddi. NI: Vajradhara PAD: Vairocana. ME: Amitabha. HUNG: Akshobya.
Each syllable of the mantra purifies us of a defect:
OM: pride. MA: the desire / the desire to have fun. NI: passionate desire. PAD: stupidity / prejudice. ME: poverty / possessiveness. HUNG: aggression / hatred.
Finally, each syllable corresponds to one of the six wisdoms:
OM: the wisdom of stability. MA: all-fulfilling wisdom NI: self-emanating wisdom PAD: all-embracing wisdom (dharma) ME: discriminating wisdom HUNG: mirror-like wisdom.
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