Tibetan 108 bead Mala - handcrafted with the spiritual wood known as Agarwood. The Indonesian Red Soil Agarwood beads (6mm x 108) are warm and smooth with a dark, rich color. Natural wood grain and resin throughout make each bead unique in appearance and texture. A mantra bead engraved with the Buddhist mantra 'Om Mani Padme Hum' reminds us to live with intention, meaning and happiness. Wrap around the wrist as a bracelet, wear as a necklace or carry as meditation beads.
The mantra 'Om Mani Padme Hum' is easy to say yet quite powerful, because it contains the essence of Buddhist teaching.
So in this way recitation of the mantra helps achieve perfection in the six practices from generosity to wisdom.
Agarwood (also called Aloeswood or Oud) is prized as a spiritual wood and has been used in Buddhist meditation for centuries. Many believe Agarwood contains the positive life energy (Feng Shui) of growth, expansion, new beginnings, nourishment and health. Agarwood bracelets and necklaces are carried or worn to manifest positive energy and good fortune.
Agarwood is naturally formed within the forests of Southeast Asia when the Agar tree develops resins as a natural defence against infection. Over an extensive period of time (up to 100 years), the resin saturates the wood, resulting in a rare, dark, beautiful heartwood.