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19th-20th Century Bodha Tree Tibetan Antique Prayer Beads. Under the Bodha tree is where Buddha was enlightened, fighting off demons.
Buddhist prayer Mala or beads is use for counting scared mantra (prayers). The main perspective of Buddhist prayer Mala beads is to drive away evil and fill you and all beings with peace and bliss. The best use of Buddhist prayer Mala beads is for the recitation of mantra. These Buddhist prayer Mala beads are used during a period of recitation, like "Om Mani Padme Hum". Buddhist prayer Mala beads intention is to bring greater happiness, joy, loving-kindness and serenity into the world. It will be the source of deep blessings in our life. Buddhist literature roughly means Mala as "Rose" or "Garland". A more direct translation is "garland from above", or "heavenly garland". In accordance with the active nature of practice in Buddhism, this material object is used as an accomplice for gaining merit on the path to enlightenment. Traditionally, there are 108 beads on a strand of Buddhist Mala prayer beads. The origin of is the sacred number related astrologically to the 12 astrological houses, multiplied by the 9 planets in our solar system. This number is the Buddhist Mala prayer beads significant because it represents the number of mental conditions or sinful desires that one must overcome to reach enlightenment or nirvana. Traditionally, there are 108 beads on a strand of Buddhist Mala prayer beads. The origin of is the sacred number related astrologically to the 12 astrological houses, multiplied by the 9 planets in our solar system. This number is the Buddhist Mala prayer beads significant because it represents the number of mental conditions or sinful desires that one must overcome to reach enlightenment or nirvana. Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, paid a visit to king Vaidunya. Sakya directed him to thread 108 seeds of the Bodhi tree on a string, and while passing them between his fingers to repeat ‘Hail to the Buddha, the law, and the congregation' 2,000 times a day.