Post Reply
Switch to Forum Live View How do I use prayer beads?
5 years ago  ::  Sep 29, 2009 - 12:15PM #1
a disciple
Posts: 19
I have a set of prayer beads, and I'm not sure how to use them. Someone told me to count the beads and others say that there are prayers to say. I need some help
Quick Reply
Cancel
5 years ago  ::  Oct 01, 2009 - 11:47AM #2
Karma_yeshe_dorje
Posts: 12,236
Dear a disciple:

"set of prayer beads"
«A Japa mala' or mala (Sanskrit:माला; mālā, meaning garland) (Tib. threngwa) is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists, usually made from 108 beads, though other numbers, usually divisible by 9, are also used.»
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhist_prayer_be...

"how to use them"
Karma Kagyu is the lineage that specialises in ritual.

"count the beads and others say that there are prayers"
You need an initiation.
Quick Reply
Cancel
5 years ago  ::  Nov 01, 2009 - 7:15AM #3
Bhakta_glenn
Posts: 790

Sep 29, 2009 -- 12:15PM, a disciple wrote:

I have a set of prayer beads, and I'm not sure how to use them. Someone told me to count the beads and others say that there are prayers to say. I need some help



I would not know how to use a set of prayer beads, mainly because I would forget whilst counting. So, I made myself an abacus from a wooden frame, some stripped electrical wire and a set of yellow buttons.


I have used the abacus very successfully when reciting Mantras, over a period of many years. If your practice is sincere, the results will arise just the same.

Quick Reply
Cancel
 
    Viewing this thread :: 0 registered and 1 guest
    No registered users viewing
    Advertisement

    Beliefnet On Facebook