by Hands Of Tibet
- A few months ago I was in Nepal and met a family who makes amazing jewelry. We ordered some one-of-a-kind Tibetan ritual item-related pendants. One of these is a pure silver dorje pendant. I wanted to put it to good use. So , I made a Wood mala and added a silver pendant over the guru bead and put knots around it.
- This came out real nice. You can adjust the mala by pulling up and down on the dorje. I will be very happy to string with any other string color. There are 108 sandalwood beads on the string and each bead measures 8mm. The dorje is about an inch long. Mala or prayer beads are usually used by Buddhists around the world, especially in Tibet, Nepal and India and used for meditation, counting mantras, and prostration.
- The Dorje,The thunderbold or diamond the destroys all kinds of ignorance and itself is indestructible. The Vajra is symbolises the male principle which represents method(compassion) and held in the right hand and the bell symbolises the female principle and represents the wisdom(the emptines) and held in the left hand.
- Their interaction leads to the enlightenment. Also the Dorje or Vajra represents the Upaya or method and Tibetans name Vajra as “Dorje.
- Suggested Mantras for this mala “Om Muni Muni Maha Muni ye soha” To Lord Buddha Shakyamuni “Om Tare Turi Tutari Turi Soha” To White Tara “Tayatha Om Pekatse Pekatse Maha Pekatse Raza Samu Gati Soha” To medicine Buddha.