Mala, prayer rosary and Buddhist meditation 108 pearls of Aquilaria (agarwood). Turquoise, cinnabar representation of Vairocana Buddha

Mala, prayer rosary and Buddhist meditation 108 pearls of Aquilaria (agarwood). Turquoise, cinnabar representation of Vairocana Buddha

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Mala, prayer rosary and Buddhist meditation
108 Aquilaria (agarwood) beads diameter of 7mm for each pearl.
Turquoise du Hubei
Cinnabar beads
representation of Vairocana Buddha also in Aquilaria
Dimensions of the pendant
60/39mm


As a gemologist graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology of Paris, all our stones are appraised and certified.

As Malakara, we make all our malas ourselves with scrupulous respect for tradition.
We assemble our malas on a traditional cord, a braid of 5 threads of the 5 colors of the 5 meditation Buddhas.

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 tropical tree aquilaria belongs to the Thymelaeceae family, which includes about forty species distributed mainly in Southeast Asia. It has a slender appearance, a clear bark and leaves of an intense brilliant green; It can easily exceed five meters in height.

Aquilaria is the source of agarwood, as well as sought-after species and other rare and precious products. A characteristic it shares with a closely related genus, the Gyrinops, with nine species equally distributed in Southeast Asia.

These trees have been known for millennia for the virtues of their black, resinous and fragrant wood. It is one of the most precious woods in the world

Agarwood is also known as Eaglewood, oud, Aloeswood, Gaharu in Indonesia, Jinkoh or Kanankoh in Japan. It is used by the peoples of Southeast Asia and the Middle East for its fragrant properties – its fragrance is woody, powerful, musky – and medicinal.

It is used as incense in some religious rituals, especially in Korea or Hinduism. It has also served as a support for preserving certain texts: this is the case of the Pormuniyan, a Javanese medico-magical collection, kept at the National Library of France. It is also used in the form of essential oil, extracted from the wood after a complex maceration and distillation process.

VAIROCANA BUDDHA
Vairocana Buddha is the protector of people born under the sign of the goat and the monkey.
"Great Sun", "Great Light" or the "Resplendent" is the central Buddha of the tantric schools (Tibetan or Shingon), as well as the Chinese and Japanese Mahayana schools Tiantai-Tendai and Huayan-Kegon. He is one of the major Buddhas in East Asia. He is one of the five wisdom Buddhas holding the central place on the cardinal points.

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