Buddhism Prayer Beads URPB 101
SGI Standard Female Prayer Beads. Material: Mother of pearl.. Although many people may recognize a variation of these prayer beads among todays newest fashion accessories, they carry a far deeper significance in the Buddhist culture. For this group of individuals, prayer beads, or mala beads as they are called in the Buddhist religion, represent a meditative tool.Their specific purpose may vary for different individuals, but commonly the beads are used to enhance goodness and diminish toxins. The overarching purpose of these beads from a true Buddhist perspective is to drive away evil and fill you and all beings with peace and bliss. In accordance with the active nature of practice in Buddhism, this material object is used as an accomplice for gaining merit on the path to enlightenment.