Natural Xingyue Bodhi Seed Buddha Prayer Bracelet
Bodhi seeds derive their bountiful benefits and meaning from the source, the Bodhi Tree, and its legendary association with the Buddha. Sanskrit texts cite the Bodhi Tree in India as the place of the Buddha’s first achieving enlightenment. As such, the seeds from the Bodhi tree are connected to Buddhism and traditional Buddhist rites such as meditation, the practice of many throughout the world but particularly in Eastern religions, as the pathway (dharma) to achieving enlightenment or Bodhi, as it is also termed in Sanskrit.
"It is said that a mala made of Bodhi beads can accomplish all dharmas and manifest limitless benefits for any form of practice. Indeed, this unique bracelet is the perfect Buddhist accessory you can wear daily and pair with any outfit you can imagine."
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.
Naturally, the seeds of the Bodhi have multiple purposes and are most commonly used in Malas or meditation bracelets crafted with Bodhi seeds or beads to adorn arms or assist in reciting mantras for meditation, similar to prayer beads on a rosary. The beads, made from seeds of the Bodhi are sacred and healing by both the properties of the tree itself and the mental connections to the source of spiritual heights, the Buddha.
Though lore has it that there is only Bodhi Tree, other trees called Bodhi are actually the Pipphal tree, and modernly, Bodhi seeds come from several varietals of this fig tree known by Botanists as Ficus Religiosas. Buddhist temples are adorned with these trees symbolically hankering the original event of the Buddha Gautauma Siddhartha’s transformation from mere wandering prince to The Enlightened One. Thus, the tree’s attributed magical powers of lore such as producing rain or fertility in infertile women as well as predicting the future with the health or ill-being of the tree correlating to the state of a country’s rulers, for example. Bodhi trees are never to be cut or removed.
The seeds descended from the original tree that Buddha sat under are known as seeds from the Maha Bodhi. The rest are from Pipphal trees, though bodhi seeds used to garner beads for jewelry, such as malas, are taken from a variety of trees referred to as bodhi trees. The seeds from these bead trees produce seeds with special medicinal properties known to remedy skin ailments, ease symptoms of rheumatism and treat leprosy. They contain anti inflammatory properties and most are edible, and so Chinese medicine has traditionally contained the seeds.