A prayer mala is a necklace with 108 beads. It is understood in the Tibetan culture that the number 9 is a form of completion and protection. By adding 108 together to get a single digit, you get the number 9. As for the number 108, the individual numbers 1, 0, and 8 represent one thing, nothing, and everything (infinity). 108 represents the ultimate reality of the universe as being simultaneously one, emptiness, and infinite. Mathematicians of Vedic culture viewed 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence. This number also connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters. Being a variation of 9, (https://www.yogadistrict.com/why-108-oms/) chanting a mantra 108 times will enhance one’s mental balance and harmony. The act of doing “japa” is the chanting on a mantra for 108 repetitions. This form of meditation uses a prayer mala to count the number of repetitions spoken. Each repetition is counted by one bead. When the final “guru” bead is reached, the meditation of 108 mantra repetitions is complete.
On this website we are offering information in regards to the significance (spiritual or healthwise) of specific items as we have come to learn about them from years of study and experience. Time and time again we have observed the blessings that wearing, chanting or simply holding our precious stone malas can provide. We truly believe in one’s individual power and ability to heal themselves and would like to remind our customers that their own intuition and “internal listening” are often the best guides when seeking out a particular healing mala, stone or piece of jewelry. When in doubt in selecting a handcrafted mala, bracelet or other piece jewelry, simply inquire within, “Which stone feels right? Which stone makes me happy? Which stone draws my heart in?” Listening to our own internal compass and guidance is one of the first steps to awakening our own awareness. Give it a try!
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