Lava Mala Beads~JMALALAV
Individually Knotted 108 Bead Lava Mala Beads~JMALALAV. A Japa mala or mala (Sanskrit: meaning garland[) is a string of prayer beads commonly used by Hindus, Buddhists and some Sikhs for the spiritual practice known in Sanskrit as japa. It is usually made from 108 beads, though other numbers are also used. Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. These resemble the practice of the use of a Rosary in Catholicism. Mantras are typically repeated hundreds or even thousands of times. The mala is used so that one can focus on the meaning or sound of the mantra rather than counting its repetitions. One repetition is usually said for each bead. When arriving at the head bead, one turns the mala around and then goes back in the opposing direction. There are typically knots between each bead. This makes using the mala easier as the beads will not be so tight on the string when you use them. Lava reminds us not to "sink" into despair when faced with "heavy" problems, gives insight into negative situations and to adequate responses such that an experience does not require repeating in order to satisfy a karmic burden, similar vibration to obsidian, grounding and protective stone, providing a connection from the base of the spine to the heart of the Earth, disperses unloving thoughts that arise from within the self or are directed towards ones physical form. 8mm beads.
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