Red Sandalwood Mala
Red Sandalwood Mala Meditation Necklace/Bracelet
- 108 Bead-8mm-35" long
- Sandalwood is one of the traditional materials used for malas.
- A soothing, peaceful, and fragrant wood it is said to attract
- positive subtle vibrations
- bring clear perception
- promote tranquility
- a positive frame of mind
Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. These mantras can be recited for different purposes linked to working with the mind.
Mantras for magnetizing should be recited using malas . Mantras are typically repeated hundreds or even thousands of times. The mala is used so that one can focus on the meaning or sound of the mantra rather than counting its repetitions.
One repetition is usually said for each bead while turning the thumb clockwise around each bead, though some traditions or practices may call for counterclockwise motion or specific hand and finger usage
Most Buddhists normally utilize mala consisting of 108 beads, but the number may vary in different sects of Buddhism. Just like the Hindu variety, the Buddhist mala consists of a strand of 108 beads (not including marker beads, decorative beads, or guru bead), each a symbol of impurities and flaws that an individual must overcome.
108 beads is said to represent the following formula:
6 x 3 x 2 x3 = 108
6 senses of a human being: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, thought
3 times: past, present, future
2 conditions of heart, mind or intention: pure or impure
3 disturbing emotional states or "kleshia": like dislike, indifference