The mantra of great compassion, "Om Mani Padme Hum" encircles each bead of fragrant cedar.
"Om Mani Padme Hum" (the Jewel in the Lotus) is the universal mantra of great love and great compassion. This mantra opens the mind to love and compassion and leads it towards awakening.
Each symbol has a purifying effect:
OM purifies the veils of the body.
MA purifies the veils of speech.
NI purifies the veils of mind.
PAD purifies the veils of conflicting emotions.
ME purifies the veils of latent conditioning.
HUM purifies the veil that covers knowledge.
Approx. 8 mm beads. Made in Korea.
Behind The "Mala"
Mala means “garland” in Sanskrit. Stretchy wrist malas are often worn as a reminder to practice mantra at all times. Stretchy wrist malas may vary in the number of beads but may still be used for mantra practice. Wearing a stretchy mala is especially convenient for a person who is ill and would like to recite mantra in bed; the stretchy wrist mala is always right there on their wrist. Many people wear stretchy malas as a reminder to be mindful.