Beautiful 18 clear quartz and 3 red agate prayer beads made popular by the record-breaking Chinese television drama “Story of Yanxi Palace”.
The prayer beads or Malas are used for aiding one to keep count while chanting, reciting, or mentally repeating a mantra. A 21 beads mala are usually used for doing prostrations – a gesture used in Buddhist practice to show reverence to the Triple Gem (comprising the Buddha, his teachings, and the spiritual community) and other objects of veneration.
Counting should always begin with a bead next to the Guru bead, also called Bindu, stupa or Sumeru dangled with a tassel. This is a special extra bead that is also meant for you to pause from absorption in meditation and thank your teachers (Guru) when your fingers reach this marker during prayer.
These mala prayer beads can be used for Hindu or Buddhist prayer, ideal for meditation, yoga, puja, sadhana, and self-consecration. It should bring spiritual protection, calmness, relaxation, and comfort to the wearer when worn as a necklace.
To empower the mala, and the mantra used in association with this mala, Japa (mantra meditation) should be practiced once each day for 40 consecutive days. When the mala becomes empowered, it can then be worn to transmit the energy of the mantra and the energetic qualities of the mala to the wearer. If you use a different mantra, the energy of the previous mantra becomes replaced by the new one. For this reason, many people have different Malas for different mantras.
When not in use, your mala should be stored in a special, clean, and preferably sacred space, for example on a personal altar or on a statue of a deity.
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