A question on malas

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A question on malas

Post by Aspiring.Monk » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:54 am

Hello Everyone,

I recite several different mantras and have set goals of 100,000 recitations per mantra for myself.

My question is should I have a single mala, with counters, for each mantra or should I just stick with a single mala for all mantras and attach multiple counters?

Thank you in advance. :thanks:


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Re: A question on malas

Post by emaho » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:20 am


I think it would be too distracting having different counters for different mantras on one mala, because after every round you'd have to sort out which counter to use.

An alternative solution would be to have just one mala with one set of counters and to transfer the number of malas onto a list after each day/session and then set the counters back to zero.
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Re: A question on malas

Post by Cyrus » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:37 am

Hello Aspiring Monk,

Personally I found the use of counters never very practical in counting my mantra recitations.
What I do find very convenient is to use a secondary 'small' wrist mala (27 beads) to count the number of 'big' mala's (108 beads) that I have completed.
This works the best for me :)

May your practice be profound and with ease.

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