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Black Matte & White Chakra Handmade Wooden Prayer Beads Bracelet Set

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This comes with 2 bracelets. One white and one black.

Buddhist prayer beads or malas are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, breaths while meditating, counting prostrations, or the repetitions of a buddha's name. They are similar to other forms of prayer beads used in various world religions and therefore the term "Buddhist rosary" also appears.

Conventional Buddhist tradition counts the beads at 108, signifying the mortal desires of mankind. The number is attributed to the Mokugenji (soapberry seed) Sutra wherein Shakyamuni Buddha instructed King Virudhaka to make such beads and recite the Three Jewels of Buddhism. In later years, various Buddhist sects would either retain the number of beads, or divide them into consecutive twos, fours, for brevity or informality. A decorative tassel is sometimes attached to the beads, flanked by talismans or amulets depending on one's local tradition. Because prayer beads are often painted in pigment, various traditional schools attribute a consecration ritual by the Sangha to the beads, to "open the eyes" for the purpose of achieving Enlightenment unique to the Karma of each believer.

Chakras, in eastern spiritual traditions, are centers of life force, chi or vital energy. Chakras correspond to energy centers in the physical body. The name derives from the Sanskrit word for “wheel” or turning of a wheel. The energy, when open, is said to spiral. Gemstones are said to help to energize & strengthen blocked centers. Gemstone mala beads are a great way to include these energies.