Rudraksha means ‘Tears of Rudra (Lord Shiva)’; they are the most sacred products with mystical powers. For thousands of years, people have used Rudraksha for spiritual, material, and medicinal purposes. It is said that the person who wears Rudraksha is inviolable and protected from all negative influences. The natural electromagnetic energy of St. Rudraksha beads increases concentration and mental qualities. The Ayurvedic writings describe Rudraksha’s positive impact on human health. The effects of performed rituals and mantra recitation are ten times more powerful when using Rudraksha. There is a beautiful booklet available in English (see booklet books art.no. B115 – € 4.90) entitled Rudraksha; it extensively describes the spiritual meaning of this magical dried fruit from the Rudraksha tree. The beadle cord is mainly used to count mantras that are being recited. 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 it. 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’. Please note: Rudraksha is a natural material, so the colour of the mala can vary naturally. Rudraksha beads can give off their natural colour in the event of prolonged and intensive skin contact and/or moisture.
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