The pearl is more vulnerable than other gemstones because it consists of a relatively soft, organic material. This vulnerability is also reflected in the characteristics. The pearl stands for honesty and integrity. He gives you understanding, acceptance and insights about yourself and others. The stone stands for wisdom, transformation, peace and quiet. Pearl helps you balance your emotions. Onyx is a stone that helps you to focus and to stick firmly to your goal. The stone of inner strength that increases your endurance and perseverance. Onyx puts you with both feet on the ground and gives you the willpower and discipline to realize your ideas. The beadle cord is mainly used to count recited mantras. So it actually has the same function as a rosary (Catholic Bribery Cable). Beads made of (semi-)precious stones, pearls, bodhi seeds or wood are suitable for many purposes, for counting all kinds of mantras or other prayers, bends, tours and the like. The cord is the same for all mala’s, and should consist of nine wires that symbolize the Buddha Vajradhara and the eight bodhisattva’s. The large bead at the end represents the wisdom that realizes the complete emptiness and the cylindrical bead above it is the emptiness itself. Together they symbolise that all opponents have been defeated. The mala with 108 beads is used to recite or sing mantras. The number 108 is the ideal number for all purposes. It is important that our thoughts are pure when reciting or singing the mantra. Mantra is the practical use of secret forces to help us move forward. Mantra is a collection of letters from the alphabet. The effect is achieved by the repetition of the mantra; this becomes deeper the longer one recites. Essential is the sound produced by reciting. This sound produces and creates a unique spiritual impression in the person who recites. It is said that a mantra is like a human being; one has to go through different stages before the real effect is achieved: ‘purification of mental impressions’. There are several mantras that have their potential strength in themselves; these mantras may only be transferred from Master to Insider. These are the so-called ‘Siddha Mantra’s’.
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