This collection features uniquely crafted Mala traditional prayer beads, as well as precious stone beaded jewelry. Mala beads have been held highly sacred in many traditions and cultures around the world, but originated from being known as Buddhist prayer beads. Each mala is gently hand crafted with sacred number of 108 beads (plus an additional "Guru" bead) used for devotional meditation, mantra and/or prayer. With each bead a mantra or prayer is repeated to meet a total of 108. This number has much significance, and also interpretation. Each of which, represents love and unity. A few of the most valued are listed below.
~In astrology, there are 12 houses and 9 planets. 12 times 9 equals 108.
~The metal silver is said to represent the moon. The atomic weight of silver is 108.
~ In relation to the chakras (the seven energy points in our body), it has been said there there are 108 energy lines connecting to the heart, with one of them believed to be the path to self realization.
~When using your mala beads in meditation and chanting your mantra, some have said you are complete once you have done it 100 times. The 8 extra beads are to account for errors. Or even more beautiful, are meant to be an offering to your guru.
~ Many choose to recite their mantra in sanskrit, the ancient script of India. Within the Saksrit alphabet there are 54 letters. Each letter has a feminine and masculine version — totalling 108.
~ Some say that 1 stands for God or higher Truth, 0 stands for emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice, and 8 stands for infinity or eternity.
~ The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth. The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun.
~ Some say there are 108 feelings, with 36 related to the past, 36 related to the present, and 36 related to the future.
~ The 1 of 108, and the 8 of 108, when added together equals 9, which is the number of the numerical scale, i.e. 1, 2, 3 ... 10, etc., where 0 is not a number.
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