mala, rosary of prayer and esoteric Buddhist meditation, vajrayana.
Representation of the Acala Buddha handcrafted in horn and like tangkas, Tibetan sacred paintings pigments are made from crushed minerals.
Dimensions of the pendant 35mm/ 23mm/ 25mm deep.
108 buffalo bone beads.
Dimensions of each pearl: 8/5mm
DZi sacred Tibetan agate with 21 eyes, called "DZI of Acala"
2 Dzis to one eye below each prayer tower counter.
Buffalo bone skulls, 5 skulls representing the 5 klesas, or 5 passions or 5 poisons that a Buddha annihilated during his awakening (ignorance, desir, anger, pride and jealousy)
representation of the ritual objects of Tantric Buddhism in silver 925 and copper.
The bell, the vajra, the dagger, and the chopper
Representation of the infinity knot also in silver 925
Donuts in obsidian celeste eye of Mexico
Guru pearl depicting the dragon also in dzo bone.
Mala dedicated to esoteric practices.
As a gemologist who graduated from the National Institute of Gemmology in Paris, all our stones are expert and certified.
As Malakara, we make all our malas ourselves, scrupulously respecting tradition.
We use a traditional cord, braid composed of 5 threads representing the 5 colors of the 5 meditation Buddhas (Dhyani Buddhas)
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 medium for the recitation of mantras, at the same time as it is used to count them if one has set a set to repeat a defined number.
The mala is composed of 108 strung beads, which justifies its name, since it simply means "garland" (beads). The various components each contain a symbolic meaning specify: The big pearl (or Buddha's head) that closes the loop meets the knowledge of emptiness. The small cone that overcomes it is the mark of emptiness itself. The cord on which the beads are threaded 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 threads symbolize the primordial Buddha Vajradhara and the eight great bodhisattvas.
Acala, Acalan-tha, Achala, Fudo-Mya in Japanese, Bedung mengwong in Chinese动 ( ) , Tibetan Miyowa.
Acala the Immutable, or "Acalan-tha" the immutable master, is a Buddhist deity of mikkyo, a Japanese term meaning "esoteric teaching," refers to Japanese Tantric Buddhism. It is practiced in the Shingon school and in some branches of the Tendai school.
Also revered in Tibetan, Mongolian and Chinese tantrism, the late "Tangmi" current for the latter, supplanted by lamaism as early as the Mongol dynasty of the Yuans.
he is one of the five Vidyaraja, kings of knowledge and knowledge, lords of the magic sciences, wrathful gods embodied by Buddhas and bodhisattvas
Protectors of the Dharma, fighting demons, and scaring suffering and stubborn beings, having false or nihilistic beliefs.
Protectors of the 5 Dhyani Buddha, or Buddha of Wisdom, also called Meditation Buddha.
cala, the leader of the Vidyaraja , is associated with fire and anger. Mostly represented in Japan,
Acala, by its mystical name Jôjû Kongô, "the eternal and immutable diamond", is the destroyer of passions. In esotericism, he is considered a body of metamorphosis (Nirmânakâya) of Vairocana whose firmness of mind and the will to destroy evil.
He would assume, "against the obstacles, the energy of the follower himself", thus showing the compassionate power of Vairocana. His sword is used to fight the "three poisons": greed, anger and ignorance. With his left hand he holds a rope (pâsha) to catch and bind evil forces and prevent them from harming. Acala has vowed to extend the lives of his faithful by six months and to give them an unwavering resolve to overcome the forces of evil, and as such he is sometimes invoked as the "prolongator of life".
In Tibet, Acala is called Achala-Vajrapani and is a Dharmapala (guardians of the teachings). It is depicted with 4 heads, four arms and four legs, trampling the demons. He's holding the sword, the rope, a vajra and a skullcap.
The traditional Dzi used is a 21-eyeD DZI in Acala
The Dzi is a Tibetan pearl, of distant origin, bringing many mystical benefits and benefits to its wearer. He is a Tibetan talisman or amulet, the king of good luck, sometimes revered as a true deity. The success of the Tibetan pearl comes from its multiple eyes, up to 21.
The Dzi of 21 eyes increases the magic power inherent in the wearer, it performs what you desire most. This dzi magnifies all the characteristics of the other beads and concentrates them into one. This dzi helps the owner to arrive at a state of demigod by the fact that his dreams come true. But the holder of such a pearl must remain pious and pure of heart. The pearl with 21 eyes is highly sought after.
At the bottom of each counter is two DZIS to one eye
The Dzi with one eye represents a beacon of light and hope. This powerful eye enhances human wisdom and produces the happiness of life. The obstacles encountered by the owner will be identified by this unique eye.
Also on these same counters are the bell and vajra in silver 925 and copper.
Every Buddhist practitioner in Tibet and any ritual officer has three objects to which Tibetans attribute a deep and meticulous symbolism. It's the vajra, the bell and the mala.
Vajra, in Tibetan dorje. It is probably the most important symbol of Tibetan Buddhism. The term means "diamond" and refers to the indestructible nature of the mind itself, awakening, which is both imperishable and indivisible. The small scepter originally appears to be the diamond lightning of the god Indra, a mark of royalty and power.
(1) the top five points represent the five wisdoms, five facets of the diamond that is the awakened mind:
mirror-like wisdom, which means that the awake mind, like a perfectly polished mirror, clearly reflects all things, has the ability to know everything, without any confusion.
the wisdom of equality, which recognizes that all the phenomena of samsara (ordinary world) and nirvana (pure fields or paradise of Buddhas) are of an equal nature in that they are of a unique essence: emptiness
the wisdom of distinction, which denotes that the awakened mind perceives not only the emptiness of all phenomena (which is the wisdom of equality) but also, in a simultaneous, unre-confusiond nature, all phenomena as they manifest themselves;
the fulfilling wisdom, which allows the Buddhas to create pure fields and emanations working for the good of beings;
the wisdom of universal space, which indicates that all phenomenes, beyond any concept and duality, remain in pure knowledge of the mind.
(2) At the same time as the five wisdoms, these five upper points symbolize the Five Winners or five main Male Buddhas on a mystical level. The five lower points symbolize the Five Female Buddhas.
(3) The mouths of makara (sea monster) whose tips emerge denote the liberation of the cycle of existences.
(4) The eight upper petals represent the eight male bodhisattvas, i.m. eight large bodhisattvas remaining in celestial domains.
(5) The eight lower petals are the eight female bodhisattvas.
6. The round part in the middle refers to emptiness.
The bell, in Tibetan drilbou. It symbolizes, in general, emptiness (emptiness does not mean that nothing exists, but that phenomena do not exist as we perceive them because of the veil of ignorance that covers our mind).
(1) Its hollow part represents emptiness and its beating the "sound" of emptiness (i.e. its dynamics potentially containing the manifestation)
(2) The eight-petal lotus symbolizes the eight female bodhisattvas, associated with the idea of emptiness like all female deities.
(3) The vase contains the nectar of accomplishment.
(4) The face on the handle is that of the female deity Prajnaparamitam symbol of the knowledge of emptiness.
(5) The vajra contains its own symbolism as seen above.
The Endless Knot or Infinite Knot (located at the top of the skull above the obsidian donuts) is a Buddhist symbol that represents the movement of what is eternal, the spiritual paths that intertwine and time. The shape of the Endless Knot is evocative of wisdom and compassion in Tibetan Buddhism. The top and bottom of the symbol symbolize the interaction of the opposing and duelles forces, which eventually come together and unite in the universe. The infinite Tibetan knot also represents the inseparability of the Void and the reality of existence. Finally, since the Node has neither beginning nor end, it is also defined as the Wisdom of Buddha
The adamantine dagger (bottom of the Obisidian donuts) or Vajrakilaya represents a very wrathful form of Vajrasattva, the bodhisattva of purification.
Vajrakilaya personifies the activity of all Buddhas to dispel spiritual obstacles on the way to Awakening and to quickly attain ordinary and supreme achievements
Finally, the chopper or Kartika, placed above Acala, is a small knife to skin portable ritual in the shape of a crescent used in the tantric ceremonies of Vajrayana Buddhism. It is said that the kartari is "one of the attributes par excellence of wrathful tantric deities". It is commonly referred to as the "dakinis knife." Its shape is similar to the Inuit ulu or woman's knife, which is used for many things, including skin cleansing.
While the kartari is normally held in the right hand of a dakini in the iconography and spiritual practice of vajrayana, it can sometimes be seen held by esoteric male deities, such as some forms of Yamantaka. It is also frequently found in the iconography of the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual practice of Ched.
The traditional interpretation of kartaro in Tibetan Buddhist imagery is that of the kartari of compassion. It is the chopper that pulls the beings out of the transmigration cycles. The crochu crescent-shaped knife of the dakini with its vajra handle pulls one forward from suffering, axes the ego-centered self and is guided by the adamantine clarity of the vajra
Kartika is used to symbolize the rupture of all material and worldly bonds and is often crowned with a vajra, which is said to destroy ignorance and thus leads to enlightenment. Another more nuanced interpretation says that "kartika represents the rupture of the two Buddhist obscurations of smears (klesha avarana) and knowledge (jneya avarana) that obstruct the path of enlightenment."
Kartika is also used to cut through human obscurations to progress on the spiritual path, including "pride, lack of belief, lack of devotion, distraction, inattention and boredom."
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