Carnelian & Hematite Mala

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108 beads on cord with tassel

This mala is quite heavy. The hematite contains alot of iron which for some is grounding an earthly. The carnelian red can be another focus or part of the traditional use. Whether using traditionally or in modern ways, this has a deep meaningful appearance of grayish silver contrasted with the red and metal Buddha beads.

Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. These mantras can be recited for different purposes linked to working with mind.

Mantras for magnetizing should be recited using malas . Mantras are typically repeated hundreds or even thousands of times. The mala is used so that one can focus on the meaning or sound of the mantra rather than counting its repetitions.

One repetition is usually said for each bead while turning the thumb clockwise around each bead, though some traditions or practices may call for counterclockwise motion or specific hand and finger usage

Most Buddhists normally utilize mala consisting of 108 beads, but the number may vary in different sects of Buddhism. Just like the Hindu variety, Buddhist mala consist of a strand of 108 beads (not including marker beads, decorative beads or guru bead), each a symbol of impurities and flaws that an individual must overcome.

108 beads is said to represent the following formula:
6 x 3 x 2 x3 = 108
6 senses of a human being: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, thought
3 times: past, present, future
2 conditions of heart, mind or intention: pure or impure
3 disturbing emotional states or "kleshia": like, dislike, indifference the vata and kapha doshas.

A stabilizing stone, Carnelian restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success.

Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions.

It overcomes negative conditioning and encourages steadfastness. Carnelian improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception.

It sharpens concentration and dispels mental lethargy. Protects against envy, rage and resentment.

Known to calm anger, banishes emotional negativity and replaces it with a love of life.

Hematite grounds and protects us. It strengthens our connection with the earth, making us feel safe and secure. It endows us with courage, strength, endurance and vitality.

A "stone for the mind", Hematite stimulates concentration and focus, enhancing memory and original thought

 


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