Mala, a rosary of Buddhist prayer,
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As Malakara, we make all our malas ourselves, scrupulously respecting tradition.
108 pearls of ancient bodhi seeds. Dimensions of 8/6mm for each seed
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 nice shine over time called "porcelain layer". Our seeds come from the island of Hainan known for cultivating and drying the finest quality in the world. Beware many sites and specialty stores name these seeds as Lotus seeds by mistake.
Amitabha Buddha pendant in agar wood.
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 bright green; it can easily exceed five meters in height.
Aquilaria is the origin of agar wood, as well as sought-after species and other rare and precious products. A characteristic that he shares with a nearby genus, The Gyrinops, with nine species also 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 valuable woods in the world
Agar wood 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 certain religious rituals, notably in Korea or Hinduism. It also served as a medium to preserve certain texts: this is the case of pormuniyan, a Javanese medical-magic collection, kept in the National Library of France. It is also used as essential oil, extracted from wood after a complex maceration and distillation process.
The Ammitbha Buddha, also known as Amida or Amityus, is a celestial Buddha according to the scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism.
Amitabha is the main Buddha of Pure Land Buddhism, a branch of East Asian Buddhism. In Vajrayana Buddhism, Amit-bha is known for its longevity attribute, magnetizing Western attributes of, discernment, pure perception and purification of aggregates with a deep awareness of the emptiness of all phenomena. According to these scriptures, Amitabha possesses infinite merit resulting from good deeds over countless lives spent as a bodhisattva, named Dharmakara. Amit-bha means "Infinite Light," and Amityus means "Infinite Life," so Amit-bha is also called "The Buddha of Unmeasurable Light and Life."
According to the greatest sutra of immeasurable life, Amitabha was, in very ancient times and perhaps in another universe of our multiverse, a monk named Dharmakara. In some versions of the sutra, Dharmaka is described as an ancient king who, after being in contact with Buddhist teachings through the Buddha Loke-vararja , has renounced his throne. He then resolved to become a Buddha and create a buddhak-etra (literally "Buddha field", often called pure land or Buddha's land, a kingdom existing in the primordial universe outside of ordinary reality, produced by the merit of a Buddha) possessed of many perfections. These resolutions were expressed in his forty-eight vows, which defined the type of pure land.
Dharmaka aspired to create the conditions under which beings could be born in this world, and what kind of beings they would be when they were reborn there.
In the widely known versions of the sutra in China, Vietnam, Korea and Japan, the eighteenth wish of Dharmaka was that every being in a universe wishing to be reborn in the pure land and invoking its name with sincerity, even ten times will have a guaranteed rebirth. His nineteenth vow promises that he, along with his bodhisattvas and other blessed Buddhists, will appear before those who, at the time of death, will invoke him. This openness and acceptance of all kinds of people has made belief in pure lands one of the major influences of Mahayuna Buddhism. Pure Earth Buddhism seems to have become popular for the first time in Gandhara, from where it spread to Central Asia and China.
The sutra goes on to explain that Amitabha, after accumulating great merit over countless lives, has finally attained Buddhahood and created a pure land called Sukhvat. It is located in the far west, beyond the limits of our own world. Through the power of his vows, Amit-bha has allowed all who invoke him to be reborn on this earth, to be taught there by him in the dharma and to finally become bodhisattvas and Buddhas in turn (the ultimate goal of Mahayana Buddhism). From there, these same bodhisattvas and Buddhas return to our world to help sentient beings, mles guiding to Buddhahood
Amimabha is the Buddha of global love. He lives in the west (represented as a Buddha in meditation, he is part of the 5 Buddha dhyanis) and works for the enlightenment of all beings (represented as a Buddha of blessing). His most important illumination technique is the visualization of the surrounding world as a paradise. Those who see the world as a paradise awaken their energy of enlightenment. The world can be seen as a paradise by a corresponding positive thought (thought of enlightenment) or by sending light to all beings (wish that all beings are happy). After the Amitabha doctrine, one can come to paradise (in the Pure Land of Amitabha), if they visualize at their death Amit-bha in the sky (sun) above their head (Western horizon), think of his name as a mantra and leave the body as a soul through the chakra of the crown (what tibetans call the transfer of consciousness or "Powa"
Is also known in Tibet , Mongolia and other regions where Tibetan Buddhism is practiced. In the Supreme Yogatantra of Tibetan Buddhism, Amitabha is considered one of the five Buddhas dhyuni (along with Akobhya , Amoghasiddhi , Ratnasambhava and Vairocana ), which is associated with the Western direction and the skandha of his ofjo, the aggregate of distinction (recognition) and the deep awareness of individualities. His wife is P.A.A. His two main disciples (the same number as Gautama Buddha) are the bodhisattvas Vajrapani and Avalokite-vara , the first to his left and the second to his right. In Tibetan Buddhism, there are a number of famous prayers to be reborn in Sukh-vat (Dewachen). One of them was written by Je Tsongkhapa at Manjushri's request
The Panchen Lamas and Shamarpas are considered emanations of Amitbha.
In Shingon Buddhism, japanese vajrayana, heir to Chinese esoteric Buddhism the tangmi, Ismitbha is considered one of the thirteen Buddhas to which practitioners can pay tribute. Shingon, like Tibetan Buddhism, also uses special devotional mantras for Amitbha, although the mantras used differ. Amitabha is also one of the Buddhas presented in the mandala of the kingdom of the womb used in Shingon's practices, and lies to the west, where the Pure Land ofMitabha is supposed to inhabit.
Amitabha is the center of a number of mantras in the practices of vajrayana. The Sanskrite form of the mantra of Amitbha is o-amit-bha hr), which is pronounced in its Tibetan version as Om friend dewa hri
His mantra in Shingon Buddhism is On amirita teizei kara a
which represents the underlying Indian form where 'ata-teje hara h' .
In addition to using the mantras listed above, many Buddhist schools invoke the name Amitabha in a practice known as nianfo in Chinese and nembutsu in Japanese.
Tibetan sacred Agate DZI, known as "tiger tooth", This dzi would bring to its bearer strength and courage.
The Dzi that can be translated as "brilliantly polished", "luminous" are elongated agate beads with a different geometric shapes on their surfaces, but each with a very specific meaning. Dzi are considered by Tibetans to be powerful protections. According to legend, these stones are not of earthly origin, but, shaped by the gods and sown on earth so that whoever finds them, have a better Karma.
Dzi dating back 4,500 years were found in Tibet during archaeological excavations, thus in the middle of the shamanism period of Ben long before the arrival of Buddhism.
Statues can be seen around their necks in temples or on llamas.
The stone is agate and the drawings are handmade using a secret technique.
Each Dzi has a meaning depending on the representations on its surface.
Dzo bone, cattle hybrid between domestic cow and yak.
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