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Why are there 108 Beads on a Mala?

How To Use A 108 Bead Mala

The history of mala beads

There’s a text from the 4th century B.C.E. called the Mokugenji Sutra that tells the story of a king named #Haruri who sought #Sidhartha Gautama’s (Buddha) coaching of a manner by using which the knowledge of Buddhism may be shared along with his human beings. In keeping with the Sutra, Lord Buddha responded:

“King, if you want to put off earthly goals and to place an give up to their suffering, make a circular string of 108 beads from the seeds of Mokugenji tree. maintain it constantly to your self. Recite “Namo Buddha- Namo Dharma- Namo sangha” count one bead with each recitation. Buddha advised King Haruri to craft a string of beads from seeds, then use it to recite mantra by way of counting each bead. The Mokugenji is a kind of tree with seeds referred to as the soapberry that grows in warm areas in India and South Asia.”

Namo meaning to devote or dedicate oneself.

Buddha means “awakening.”

Dharma means right way of living” or cosmic order, teaching of Buddha.

Sangha refers to a community or association.

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The Importance of the Number 108 for a Mala

The importance of 108 beads, despite the fact that the variety of 108 beads on a mala is the equal in both Hinduism and Buddhism, the symbolism for that range is exclusive. Hinduism draws at the cosmic importance of the number itself, at the same time as buddhism refers to the wide variety of passions to which one is striving to”placed an quit”

In Buddhism, there are108 human passions that obstruct enlightenment, there are 108 emotions, with 36 related to the beyond, 36 to the prevailing, and 36 to the destiny.

a few in addition Buddhist calculations are of the six senses and sensations: sight, sound, touch, taste, odor, and the mind. Sensation: neutral, first-class, and ugly. (6 X three = 18)

Take the eighteen senses and sensations then practice them to the three timelines in which we get hold of them: beyond, gift, and destiny. (18 x three = 54).

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The 108 Human Passions

Here is the list of 108 worldly desires, human passions, or defilement that blocks the path to enlightenment.

1. Abuse

2. Aggression

3. Ambition

4. Arrogance

5. Anger

6. Baseness

7. Being a know-all

8. Belittlement

9. Blasphemy

10. Calculation.

11. Capriciousness

12. Censoriousness

13. Conceit

14. Contempt

15. Cruelty

16. Cursing

17. Deceit

18. Deception

19. Delusion

20. Desire for fame

21. Deviousness

22. Dipsomania

23. Discontent

24. Disrespect

25. Derision

26. Discord

27. Misconduct

28. Dis-respectfulness

29. Dissatisfaction

30. Dogmatism

31. Effrontery

32. Egoism

33. Enviousness

34. Envy

35. Excessiveness

36. Faithlessness

37. Falseness

38. Gambling

39. Garrulity

40. Gluttony

41. Greed

42. Greed for money

43. Grudge

44. Hard-hearted

45. Hatred

46. Haughtiness

47. Headiness

48. High-handedness

49. Hostility

50. Humiliation

51. Hurtfulness

52. Hypocrisy

53. Ignorance

54. Imperiousness

55. Impostor

56. Impudence

57. In attentiveness

58. Indifference

59. Ingratitude

60. Insatiability

61. Insidiousness

62. Intolerance

63. Intransigence

64. Irresponsibility

65. Jealousy

66. Lack of comprehension

67. Lechery

68. Lust of domination

69. Lust of power

70. Manipulation

71. Malignancy

72. Masochism

73. Mendacity

74. Mercilessness

75. Negativity

76. Obsession

77. Obstinacy

78. Oppression

79. Ostentatious

80. Pessimism

81. Prejudice

82. Presumption

83. Pretense

84. Pride

85. Prodigality

86. Quarrelsomeness

87. Rage

88. Rapacity

89. Ridicule

90. Sadism

91. Sarcasm

92. Seduction

93. Self-denial

94. Self-hatred

95. Sexual addiction

96. Shamelessness

97. Stinginess

98. Stubbornness

99. Torment

100. Tyranny

101. Unyielding

102. Unfriendliness

103. Vanity

104. Vindictiveness

105. Violence

106. Violent temper

107. Voluptuousness

108. Wrath.

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