Mala Buddhist rosary
108 golden obsidian beads,
Obsidian golden eye of Mexico finely selected, beads of 10 mm,
Completion time after ordering, about a week
As a gemologist graduated from the Institut National de Gemmologie de Paris, all our stones are appraised and certified.
As Malakara, we make all our malas ourselves by 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 rosary of the Buddhist, 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 beads strung, which justifies its name, since it simply means "garland" (of beads). The different components each contain a symbolic meaning specify: The big pearl (or Buddha's head) which closes the loop repesents the knowledge of emptiness. The small cone that surmounts is the mark of emptiness itself. The cord on which the beads are strung must, theoretically, present itself as 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 the "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.
Our article on obsidians, training, geology, history, use, counterfeits and use in lithotherapy on our blog has this address
Cinnabar (family of sulphides of composition HGS)
find all the explanation of cinnabar on our technical sheet via this link
pendant wheel of Buddhist life in cinnabar,
symbolism of the wheel of life in Tibetan Buddhism also available on our blog
Silver 925 and copper.
bell and vajra, drawing symbols of esoteric Buddhism, vajrayana or so-called diamond vehicle (Tibetan Buddhism, shingon, tendai and Japanese Shugendo, Chinese Tangmi, today extinct but a resurgence in other currents)
Symbolism explains on our blog via this link
Pixiu, 9th son of the dragon in obsidian celestial eye
Our cultural article gathering all the information about Pixiu, mythical animal Feng Shui, available on our blog via this link
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