Buddhist Mala Beads have been used for thousands of years by Buddhists, as a way of counting during Meditation. They can be for counting many different things including number of breaths, number of prostrations, mantras recited or even a Buddha’s name. These Buddhist Mala beads have been bought from inside the Shaolin Temple complex in Henan, China. The home of Zen Buddhism.
Designed with 216 round sandalwood beads and are approximately 7.5mm diameter each. They are threaded on an elastic band, plus 3 smaller red partition beads in between, for the total length around 29 inches. There is a traditional knotted tassel attached to the Red Buddhist mala beads, attached with two sets of 3 prayer counting beads, a total 6 counting beads.
Two hundred and sixteen beads is not a random number, it is an important number in Buddhism because one must overcome 108 evils to reach enlightenment, so these beads are double that. Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Beads Mala is also known as the Buddhist Rosary, as a tool for repetition of a mantra during meditation. Prayer beads are used to count mantras, as your fingers pass over one prayer bead for each time you recite the mantra, which allow the mind to focus totally on the mantra, thus to achieve enlightenment easier.
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Courier Tracked and Insured - Order before 1pm, we can pack and post the same day to be with you the next working day, this is not a weekend service. It is fully tracked and we will send you the tracking number when we process your order.
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