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The Inner Maning of the Mala #299
Subtle and sublime, the fine art of owning a mala — whether made of rudraksha seeds or sandalwood — remains unknown to most beings of this world. In the Aksha-Malika Upanisad, instructions are given as to how to reverentially treat ones set of sacred beads, even prior to or in the process of utilizing them to chant the Lord’s Name. The fact that each bead also represents an inner deity is also not known to practitioners. In this wisdom chart such details are given out, along with inspirational quotes that infuse the practice of japa with strength and vigor.