It is most beneficial to use a set of 108 mala beads for mantra practice. Also known as Buddhist prayer beads or japamala, they will assist you to accurately complete the correct number of 108 mantra recitations. Additionally, mala beads assist devotees to concentrate on reciting each mantra with correct pronunciation and dedication. Indeed, our Chenrezig statues and thangkas depict him holding his 108 mala beads because he is constantly reciting his mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum”.
The number 108 is significant in Buddhist beliefs. Simply multiply the 12 astrological houses by the 9 planets in our solar system to get the symbolic number “108”. Additionally, there are 108 mental states that must be eliminated before one can become fully enlightened. As a result, 108 mantra recitations is the ideal number to accumulate the maximum amount of merit. Click here to learn about the most powerful Buddhist mantras.
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