ROSARY Shell Mother of Pearl Mala Prayer Beads 108 Beads – Thread
Product Code : ROS-S9
Product Condition : New
Country Origin : Thailand
About this Mala:
108 ,7mm natural Shell Mother of Pearl beads, with faceted Carnelian markers, and a Carnelian guru bead, finished with a natural cotton tassel.
Shell Mother-of-Pearl is calcium carbonate with slight lined patterns, or “pearl-essence.”
Mother of Pearl: Helps one accept others by cleansing blocks, cleansing and purifying.
The Mala is the most ancient form fo a rosary, used to count the repetitions of a mantra, a prayer, as the spiritual self is trained. The cord running through the beads symbolizes the thread of Life. Each mala should only be used for repetitions of one particular mantra.
Using Mala Beads (Rosary) For Meditation
What is a Meditation Mala?
A mala is a string of 108 beads with one bead as the summit bead called a ‘sumeru’.
It is a tool used to keep your mind on the meditation practice. Malas are generally made from different materials such as tulsi (basil) wood, sandal wood, rudraksh seeds or crystal. Each type of material has certain properties which subtly affect the subconscious mind of the practitioner.
Why use the Mala?
Meditation can be quite a tricky practice because the mind is like a naughty child. By its very nature, the mind tends to wander off during the meditation practice. If ones energy is low at the time of meditation, falling asleep can result. If the energy is too high, fantasy and distraction become the barriers. At such times, the mala provides the much needed anchor.
The mala beads are moved in rhythm with the breath and the mantra, so that both-sleep as well as excessive mental distraction-are prevented by this action upon the beads.
For wearing: A personal mala is a wonderful accessory to meditation, which when used regularly with a personal mantra, absorbs the vibrations of the practice. It becomes like a close friend or a comfortable piece of clothing!
How to Use?
The mala is traditionally held in the right hand and used in two ways –
In one method, the mala is hanging between the thumb and the ring (third) finger. The middle (second) finger is used to rotate the mala by one bead towards oneself with each repetition of the mantra.
In the other method, the mala is hanging on the middle finger, with the thumb used to rotate the mala just as explained – one bead at a time.
Either way, the index finger is never used to touch the mala.
The mala may coil on the floor with the hand resting on the right knee or used with the hand concealed in the Mala Bag.