We made the KOCHI Mala necklace for you from sandalwood and semi-precious stones symbolizing the seven chakras.
MANTRA: I LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST!
Interesting facts about mala
The 108-eye mala is a counting tool used in meditation. It usually consists of 108 eyes and a final, larger eye called the buddha bead, guru eye and stupa. Using the mala - right or left hand?
Traditionally, during meditation, we move the eyes with our left thumb. When we reach the Buddha bead, starting a new round, we turn the mala in the other direction. This symbolizes that the bodhisattva always turns around when he attains enlightenment and returns to the conditioned world to benefit all beings by leading them to enlightenment.
Using the mala
The Buddhist mala is a meditation tool with many functions.
One of its purposes is to occupy our hands during mantra recitation visualization exercises, thus turning our everyday profane action into an enlightened Buddha activity. In this way, it also involves our body in the sacred activity. While holding our mala in our left hand between our index finger and thumb, or middle finger and thumb (in this case, the mala cannot touch our index finger), we begin to fold the beads clockwise with our thumb. While focusing on the meaning of the mantra, we repeat our mantra, (one bead is one mantra) moving forward bead by bead on the rosary.
The best motivation when using the mala is that every time we reach the 108th bead, we deeply feel that we have reached enlightenment.
In this way, when we move backwards in crumbling the balls, we continue with the knowledge that as noble bodhisattvas we are repeating our mantra for the benefit of beings. This strengthens bodhichitta, the consciousness of enlightenment.