In many ancient texts, bodhiseed malas are called "king of malas." They are the most “versatile” of all mala types, good for all types of activities – pacifying, increasing, magnetizing and destroying practices. Scriptures state that mantras chanted using the bodhi seed mala will multiply infinitely. In addition, the mala can be used for practices of both the peaceful and wrathful deities too. While there are many kinds of seeds are called “Bodhi seed,” it is this phoenix-eye Bodhi seed that is sought after. Once our supply is gone, it is gone. We are unable to obtain them again!
Bodhi seed beads can be used for counting all types of mantras as well as other prayers. These dark-speckled seed beads have special meaning for all seekers of divine wisdom. "Bodhi" in Sanskrit means enlightenment; as an "enlightened" seed, many practitioners use these malas for their essence and inherent teachings within each seed.Mala measures approximately 65cm. Beads are about 12mm.
As your mala is regularly handled and touched, the oils in your skin can begin to darken and smooth the beads. You become a part of the mala. We consider this special process to be a visual representation of the growth in your practice.