Buddhist Mala - BloodstoneBuddhist Mala beads are a centuries old tool designed to keep the mind focused on the practice of prayer and meditation. The symbol of the never ending cycle, each bead in the mala counts a Sanskrit prayer or mantra in sets of 108 repetitions. Combining tactile and conscious awareness, the beads are moved sequentially in rhythm with breathing. Each mantra centers and stills the mind, allowing the focus to be on the meaning of the mantra rather than counting the repetitions. Each time the mantra is repeated, the fingers move to the next bead. When using a Mala repeatedly, it is believed to take on the energy of the mantra that is being recited.
The Mala prayer bead is an essential tool in Buddhism and meditation. Our traditional Buddhist Mala contains 108 beads. The type of gemstone combined with a specific mantra is thought to have special properties that empower healing, a better sense of well-being and spiritual growth.
This Buddhist Mala is made from premium bloodstone beads and is the stone of courage. Bloodstone is said to bring strength of mind, firmness of purpose and confidence in difficult situations. Bloodstone may be used to assist one in taking the actions called from the heart's desire and is said to increase the life force energies. Bloodstone was used by the ancient Egyptians to revitalize, calm and ground. p> Bloodstone is also known as a prosperity stone, helping to manifest wealth.
This full sized Buddhist Prayer Mala necklace is handcrafted with 7mm beads. It is strung with 9 wire nylon thread for strength and durability and made the traditional way with a knot between each bead. A free mala bag is included to store and protect your beads. Due to the natural materials used, the color and the size of the beads may vary slightly.