Whether Buddhist, yoga fan or just lovers of special jewelry: A Buddha chain makes everyone happy. We have researched for you the meaning behind the special jewelry and show you where to get the most beautiful Buddha chains.
When you think of Buddha, you will surely immediately have a picture in your head: that of a cross-seated man in prayer. And exactly this figure can be found on numerous pieces of jewelry - Buddhahood and especially Buddha chains are becoming increasingly popular. But not only as a chic accessory, because there is more behind it.
Some people also call Malas Buddhahoods because the traditional prayer beads are used in Buddhism. But the 108-pearl chain also uses Hindus to pray, so that is not quite correct with the Buddha chain. Nevertheless, there are Malas, which can be understood as a Buddha chain.
Mala necklace "Om Mani Padme Hum"
The Mala chain "Om Mani Padme Hum" for example. The necklace with its beads of jade, tiger eye, apatite and vintage wood not only reminds of the traditional prayer beads in their pearl necklace shape. Above all, the pendant makes this yoga jewel to the Buddha chain. Written on it are the words "Om Mani Padme Hum". This Buddhist mantra is meant to express compassion . Anyone who recites expresses the desire for liberation from the cycle of reincarnation, so it is also a mantra for the path to enlightenment .
All facts at a glance:
- Pendant in sterling silver with the inscription "Om Mani Padme Hum"
- Jade beads, tiger eye, cut apatite and vintage wood
- Total length of the necklace: about 60 centimeters
Here you will find the Mala chain
Buddha necklace and yoga - how does it fit together?
Buddhism and yoga are not synonymous. Both are different teachings with clear demarcation from each other. At the same time, however, Buddhism and Yoga are in many ways consistent - karma and non-violence are just two examples - so it is obvious that many Buddhists are yogis and some yogis are Buddhists as well.
You've probably seen Buddha statues standing in the yoga studio more often. Accordingly, Buddha can also be part of the yoga jewelry . Either way, a Buddha necklace is often a very personal gem for the wearer. It can, for example, remind of certain goals and wishes. It can strengthen projects, such as remembering to listen more to oneself and one's inner self, rather than letting oneself be guided by outside realities.
Even those who meditate a lot, sometimes uses such a chain, as an aid in reciting mantras . Some may find Buddhakets simply pretty, or reassure in the image or wise words of the Indian scholar.