Mala. Prayer rosary, and, Buddhist meditation. Tibetan Mala, 108 DZIS. Traditional Mala. Tibetan amulet, Buddha, Chenrezi.
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As Malakara, we make all our malas ourselves with scrupulous respect for tradition.
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 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 definite 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 precise symbolic meaning: The big pearl (or Buddha's head) that closes the loop marks the knowledge of emptiness. The small cone that surmounts it is the mark of emptiness itself.
This mala is composed of 108 DZIS, sacred Tibetan agates said to a band
These DZIS help to transform an unfavorable situation into a favorable one. It promises life and harmonious prosperity to its owner. All you need is to listen to this pearl, to feel and distinguish the signs it will give you.
We have also incorporated a DZI called bodhi tree
According to Tibetan tradition, the so-called bodhi tree DZIS have the ability to protect against evil and evil intentions. Their mystical powers are said to promote Dharma learning to repair emotional wounds and chart the path to enlightenment.
Most students taking important exams will seek blessings from the bodhi tree to achieve good results and improve their academic abilities by placing their wishes around the bodhi before the day of the exam.
It establishes good virtues and eliminates unhappiness in your life, gives you a generous and forgiving heart. This Dzi pearl helps to avoid dangers, growth in compassion, wisdom and enlightenment.
Prince Siddhartha Gautama was enlightened after meditating under a Bodhi tree about 2548 years ago
Our contemporary Dzis are made according to tradition, by Tibetan craftsmen located at the crossroads of Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet in the Tibetan prefecture of Gyaltran at 4000 meters above sea level.
The stone is agate, and the drawings on its surface are made by the hand of man, but according to a secret technique. A mixture of plant and lead is applied to their surface, the whole thing is cooked (at about 1200 degrees); At the exit and once the mixture is removed the drawings appear. According to some sources, some of the oldest Dzi were colored FROM INSIDE using secret techniques long lost...
A lot of counterfeits circulate, as well as modern DZIs sold as antiques at astronomical prices.
In finishing, and of the same manufacture as the DZIS, we incorporated in the mala, a Buddhist amulet representing the bodhisattva Chenrezi,
Dimensions: 46mm/ 44mm/13mm
Fine and delicate craftsmanship.
The bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Hindi अवलोकितेश्वर Avalokiteśvara "lord who observes from above", Chinese 觀世音 Guānshìyīn or 觀音 Guānyīn, Shanghai Kueu(sy)'in, Korean Gwanseeum 관세음, Japanese 観音 Kan'non, Tibetan Chenrezig, Vietnamese Quán Thế Âm, Indonesian Kwan Im, Khmer លោកេស្វរ Lokesvara), is arguably the most revered and popular great bodhisattva among the Buddhists of the Great Vehicle. It is also used as yidam (tutelary deity) in tantric meditations.
Protean and syncretic bodhisattva (he can represent all other bodhisattva), embodying ultimate compassion, he can be feminine in China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam, in the form of Guan Yin.
He is considered the protector of Tibet where King Songtsen Gampo and later the Dalai Lamas are seen as his emanations. This is also the case with other tulku such as the Karmapa. Also called Padmapāṇi or Maṇipadmā, it is invoked by the famous mantra Om̐ Maṇipadme hūm (ॐ मणिपद्मेहूम्).
Chenrézi is the bodhisattva of love and compassion. The Chenrézi pudja aims to develop loving friendship and compassion for all living beings without distinction. Chenrézi manifests himself in different forms: the Chenrézi with 10 heads and 1000 arms of compassion is the best known: he promised his spiritual father, the Buddha Amitabha, to expend all his energy to free all living beings and not to rest until all living beings were delivered from their suffering. If he ever doubts his mission, 'may my head fragment into ten and my body into 1000'. When, after meditating deeply and constantly reciting the Mantra of the Mani, he saw that the ocean of suffering had still not emptied, then he fell into deep despair and broke his head in 10 and his body in 1000. The six-syllable mantra OM MANI PEME HOENG is the best-known mantra of Tibetan Buddhism.
According to Tibetan Buddhism, reciting the mantra of Chenrezi Om Mani Padme Hum, out loud or inwardly, is an invocation to Chenrezig's benevolent and powerful mindfulness, the expression of the Buddha's compassion. Seeing the written mantra 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 formats of prayer wheels: there are those that you can carry with you and spin with one hand, and there are others that are so big and heavy that it takes several people to spin them. According to Tibetan Buddhist monks, the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum (Hung) alone brings together all of the Buddha's teachings.
Each syllable closes a door of reincarnation:
OM: Close the door to the world of the Devas (gods). MA: Close the door to the world of asuras (demigods). 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: Close the gate of 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 spirit. 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 Buddhas. MA: for the word of the Buddhas. NI: for the spirit of the Buddhas. PAD: for the virtues of the Buddhas. ME: for the achievements of the Buddhas. HUNG: For the grace of body, speech, spirit, virtue and all the achievements of the Buddhas.
Each syllable corresponds to one of six transcendental paradigms or perfects:
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 cleanses us of a defect:
OM: pride. MA: the desire / desire to be entertained. NI: passionate desire. PAD: stupidity / prejudice. ME: poverty / possessiveness. HUNG: Aggressiveness/hatred.
Finally, each syllable corresponds to one of the six wisdoms:
OM: the wisdom of stability. MA: Fulfilling wisdom NI: wisdom emanates from oneself PAD: Kissing wisdom (dharma) ME: discriminating wisdom HUNG: mirror-like wisdom.
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