Archive for September, 2012

12mm Green Sandalwood Beads Buddhist Prayer Dabeizhou Wrist Mala Bracelet
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Beads are among the earliest human ornaments and ostrich shell beads in Africa date to 10,000 BC.Over the centuries various cultures have made beads from a variety of materials from stone and shells to clay.
The English word bead derives from the Old English noun bede which means a prayer. The exact origins of prayer beads remain uncertain, but their earliest use probably traces to Hindu prayers in India. Buddhism probably borrowed the concept from Hinduism. The statute of a holy Hindu man with beads dates to the 3rd century BC.
Although the use of prayer beads grew within those religions, it[Read More]
Buddhist Wrist Mala - Fine Grain Wood Asian Meditation Prayer Beads
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This richly grained wooden Mala braclet is hand crafted in the Pearl River Delta. No two are identical due to the fine natural patterns in the wood. Each has true character and unique qualities, which can only be produced through careful selection of quality woods and traditional hand rubed stains. Mala Beads are a Buddhist tool of meditation. They are moved in rhythm with your breath and mantra for meditation. The action of moving the beads keeps sleep and distraction at bay and incorporates more of the whole body in the meditation. Each time the mantra is repeated, the[Read More]