An everyday essential for enhancing your meditation practice.
Rudraksha beads are the seeds of a Himalayan fruit tree that are said to have sprung from Lord Shiva’s tears while he meditated with open eyes to save the world from evil forces. Rudraksha beads are treasured for the manifold powers that they bestow, such as tranquility, concentration, and above all, assistance on the path to enlightenment. The beads are offered in a transparent encasement that keeps its spiritual energy protected. A corresponding mantra, as well as the significance of the mala, is provided on an attractive insert.
A mala is typically made from 108 beads and one larger additional bead called a Sumeru. Begin your round of meditation using a mantra starting with the sumeru and end when it is reached again. The mala should be held in the right hand with the middle finger and thumb, never with the index finger which is considered inauspicious. With each bead one repeats the mantra. The mantra should be recited with highest attention and deeply interiorized.