Mala of Peace
This Mala is a modern take of the traditional Mala. Instead of using gemstones or Guru stones I decided to use sterling silver Peace symbols that measure half of an inch in diameter. The entire piece itself measures 11 inches in length. It is a traditional Mala using 108 prayer beads that have
been blessed by the monks at SRF. The reason this Mala is so special is because it looks so different from the traditional Mala while using the same requirements. I have made it so the Peace symbols are the Guru beads and instead of one Guru bead there are four. I suppose one can say that I made it easier to keep track of counting while chanting your mantras while using the Mala. I also used the Peace symbols because I love the peace symbol as well as loving the look of the modern mala.
Peace sign represents just that...PEACE. Wood Symbolizes growth, strength and prosperity. It carries the property of being grounded and even to start anew.
Information regarding Mala's: Prayer beads, worry beads or Mala’s are used by various cultures such as Anatolian, Ottoman, Turkish, Greek, Middle East, African, Indian and Asian to count the repetitions of prayers, for repetition of the same devotion a number of times, for meditation, protection from negative energy and to relieve stress. Using Mala’s as a tool of meditation is as old as human history. It is not a coincidence that Prayer Beads are present in almost every culture. Prayer beads have metaphysical and psychological effects on their users. The beads absorb the negative energies.
What is a mala? A mala, which is Sanskrit for garland, is a string of beads—typically 108, in addition to one guru bead—which are used as a meditation tool while chanting, reciting or silently repeating a mantra. Malas help the wearer focus their mind and are often used to recite mantras in sets of 108 repetitions. Malas are made from various types of materials, including gemstones, wood, seeds or crystals. When not used for specifically meditation, Malas can help wearers carry a sense of peace, calm, mindfulness and focus with them throughout the day.
What is a mantra? A mantra—Sanskrit for sound, syllable, word or group of words—is a personal “motto” of sorts that is repeated during meditation to help create focus and self-transformation. When repeating a personal mantra, the meditator can calm the mind to allow deeper levels of relaxation and awareness.
For theories regarding the number 108 please inform yourself here. Enjoy!
Mala's are traditionally seen wrapped around the wrist like a bracelet or worn just like a necklace. Either way you are benefiting from the powers the Mala carries.
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