What is a mala?
The mala is a traditional garland of 108 prayer beads. Each bead represents a truth, and meditating on each bead with affirmations or mantras brings peace of mind.
Malas are generally made from different materials such as wood, rudraksh seeds or crystal. A tool of yogis and yoginis for centuries, the mala can be kept with you at all times as a reminder of the light and wisdom present within.
Using prayer beads as a tool of meditation is as old as human history. It is not a coincidence that prayer beads are present in almost every culture. It is believed that prayer beads or worry beads have metaphysical and psychological effects on their users, and the beads absorb the negative energies. Buddhist prayer malas are used for counting sacred mantra (prayers). The main purpose of Buddhist prayer mala beads is to drive away negativity and fill you and with peace and serenity.
The best use of Buddhist prayer mala beads is for the recitation of mantra. Buddhist prayer mala beads can be used during a period of recitation, such as “Om Mani Padme Hum” with the intention to bring greater happiness, joy, loving-kindness and love into the world.
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