Bodhiseed Phoenix-Eye Mala #2
108 10-11mm beads
20" (tip of guru bead to end)
In many Vajrayana texts, bodhiseed malas are called "king of malas." They are the most “versatile” of all mala types, good for all types of activities – pacifying, increasing, magnetizing and destroying practices. Thus Tibetan, Bhutanese, Himalayan, Nepali, Chinese, Taiwanese and other Buddhists who practice Vajrayana all prefer this mala for the blessings it is said to possess.
While all kinds of seeds are these days called “bodhiseed,” it is this phoenix-eye bodhiseed that is sought after.
These seeds have a polished, mid-tone brown. When used overtime, the beads will gain a deeper and brighter tone!
Phoenix-eye beads are becoming exceptionally rare and expensive since many of the Nepalese groves (in the Namo Buddha area) have been bought by the Chinese. What we have are high quality, old stock bodhiseed malas that were made prior to the Chinese acquisition of the groves. Beads of this caliber, size and quality are becoming exceedingly scarce. Once our supply is gone, it is gone. We are unable to obtain them again!