What Is a mala?
A mala is a string of 108 beads often times with one bead as the summit or head bead called a ‘guru’. Malas are used as a tool to help guide the mind and focus on meditation. They may also be used to count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions.
Meaning behind 108?
There are numerous beliefs around the true meaning why a Mala contains 108 beads:
One of our favourite explanations for having 108 beads on a mala is related 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.
Buddhists do not believe in notions such as a ‘sin’ as other religions do. Instead, Buddhists recognize that certain actions ‘defile’ us.
These defilements stray us apart from wisdom, compassion, generosity and creativity.
When mantras are chanted 108 times, it is said that we “burn off the karma” left from committing any of the above defilements; therefore cleansing our whole being.
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.
Moon and Earth:
The average distance of the Moon from the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Moon
What is a Mantra?
A mantra is a word or sounds vocalized out loud to aid concentration during meditation.
When these power packed words are chanted correctly and consistently they can change your life in incredible ways.
Mantras have been around for thousands of years and have been known to produce a range of benefits, the most notable being super charged manifestation.
How to care for your jewelry?
Just as you would with your great grandmothers precious jewels....with care!
Do not wear your jewelry in water, lakes or while swimming.
Avoid over load of lotion or greasy products.
Tarnish cloths may be used if you notice any tarnishing of silver or gold accent beads.
What happens if my Mala breaks?
Traditionally, it is said that if your Mala breaks the intention you have set for it has successfully served its purpose.
Please feel free to contact me if there are any issues with your jewelry and I would be more than happy to help you!