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MALA LOVE

Simone Adams

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 SPIRITUAL PRACTICE; AND “8” STANDS FOR INFINITY AND TIMELESSNESS. MANY BELIEVE THERE ARE 108 ENERGY LINES CONNECTING TO THE HEART, ONE OF THEM BEING THE PATH TO SELF REALIZATION. SOME EVEN RING A BELL 108 TIMES TO CELEBRATE A NEW YEAR. REGARDLESS OF THE MEANING OF 108, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT IF A MALA IS USED TO COUNT MANTRAS, THE MANTRA BE REMEMBERED WITH SINCERITY, DEVOTION, FEELING, AND FULL ATTENTION. WE ALSO JUST LOVE MALAS BECAUSE THEY ARE FUN TO MAKE, BEAUTIFUL TO WEAR AND EASY TO USE.

WHICH MALA IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

WHILE ANY TYPE OF BEAD CAN BE USED FOR MEDITATION, GEMSTONES HAVE THEIR OWN HEALING PROPERTIES THAT CAN BE SIGNIFICANT TO THE WEARER AND HELP TO ACHIEVE A SPECIFIC PUPOSE FOR THEIR MEDITATION AND THEIR LIFE.  EACH ASBURY ADAMS SIGNATURE MALA IS DESIGNED TO BE AS POWERFUL AS IT IS BEAUTIFUL.  ALL OF OUR MALAS ARE HANDMADE WITH LOVE AND POSITIVE INTENTIONS.

   


2 comments

  • Love my Mala even more now knowing it’s origin!

    Elizabeth WHite

  • Gorgeous!
    There are so many beautiful choices.

    Amanda Cake

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