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MALA LOVE

Simone Adams

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WHY DO OUR MALAS HAVE 108 BEADS?  108 IS CONSIDERED SACRED IN MANY EASTERN RELIGIONS AND TRADITIONS, SUCH AS HINDUISM, BUDDHISM AND MANY YOGA BASED PRACTICES. TRADITIONALLY, MALAS COME AS A STRING OF 108 BEADS (PLUS ONE FOR THE “GURU BEAD,” AROUND WHICH THE OTHER 108 BEADS TURN LIKE THE PLANETS AROUND THE SUN). A MALA IS USED FOR COUNTING MANTRAS – MUCH LIKE THE CATHOLIC ROSARY. WE HAVE FOUND THAT THE NUMBER’S SIGNIFICANCE IS OPEN TO INTERPRETATION. FOR INSTANCE, THE NUMBER “1” STANDS FOR GOD, THE UNIVERSE OR YOUR OWN HIGHEST TRUTH; “0” STANDS FOR EMPTINESS AND HUMILITY IN...