The bodhi seed mala is one of the most sought after malas with in the Tibetan buddhist tradition. It is said to enhance ones practice and increase mantra recitation infallibly. Used in both peaceful and wrathful practices.
Bodhi in sanskrit translates to “enlightened” or "awakenened," therefore the bodhi seed means “enlightened seed.” Bodhi is also a term in Buddhism to reflect a Buddha’s understanding of the true nature of things.
Origin of the Meaning
It is believed that while Prince Siddhartha was sitting under a bodhi tree meditating, he became Buddha through enlightenment.
Sacred Seed Malas: Why They are Meaningful to Wear?
Many Buddhist wear the bodhi seeds during their meditation practices to ultimately reach enlightenment. The seeds have a special significance to all seekers of divine wisdom as it is under the bodhi tree that Buddha became enlightened.
Each seed brings a sense of peace and wisdom on the path to one's own enlightenment. There is a teaching within each bead as they can be used for mantra counting, prayer and meditation. Invite bodhi seeds into your mindful practice and spiritual journey to enhance your awareness and connection.