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sukhita;142814 said:I use a mala for metta meditation, one round for sending metta for each group of people. So, I use it more as a timing tool.
sukhita;142814 said:I use a mala for metta meditation, one round for sending metta for each group of people. So, I use it more as a timing tool. Does anyone know why a mala usually has 108 beads? I also recently came across a mala (think it's Tibetan) with 4 "head" beads, that divides the mala into four sections of 27 beads - any significance?
sukhita;143166 said:Thank you, Silmaril, for your contribution. Now, when I come across the different types of malas, I'll at least have some idea of their significance. :) @ Paisel - excuse me if I seemed to hijack your thread somewhat.
silmaril;142918 said:1. They divide the mala into four equal sections of 27 beads, thus acting like a "grid" or point of reference as to how far you are in your counting, even though this is not necessary. These three beads are sometimes called SPACERS or MARKERS.