Thursday, June 23, 2011

Josje step 4

Josje is born this year. So for 11 I used 2 (2 x 1) red Malas. Buddhist prayer beads are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited whilst meditating. They are similar to other forms of prayer beads used in various world religions: thus some call this tool the Buddhist rosary.
A mala has 108 beads. You can read an interesting article about the mala here.

This chain of beads symbolizes the endless repetition of life. The color of this chain is red , the color that belongs to the number 1. The first color in the rainbow.


  1. oh no, kitties AND mala beads. i think this is my mandala too! love it.

  2. What a pretty Mandala - I blogged about cats today too...I love them, even though I don't have one right now (Gizzy won't let me!) but I have enough to care for outside.

    That was interesting about the beads. I just love vivid colors and learning something new each day!

    Take care,
    Doris and Gizzy :-)

  3. I always enjoy learning about the symbolism of your birth mandalas.

  4. lovely marianne. i have some mala beads that mean a great deal to me (gifted by an old buddhist friend who turned me on to buddhism many years ago).

    have a lovely weekend!

  5. This is really beautiful with the cats and orange, etc. Love it!!!


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