The Symbolism of the Eight Heart Guru
These pearl mala beads are made of 108 AA grade freshwater pearl gems. It is designed to wear as a symbol of infinite love. The guru bead has a total of eight antiqued sterling silver hearts woven together. The number eight is a representation of eternity. The heart is a living symbol of the body, soul, and mind. The heart is central to our existence and the life of our emotions. It holds our affections, desires, vulnerabilities, and hopes.
Significantly, Rumi wrote ‘stop the flow of your words, open the window of your heart, and let the spirit spark’. Perfect words to describe the truth that the love is all that remains in the end. Like the lotus flower, the heart has a hidden, enfolded center beneath the outer surface, and is the center of our emotions and the point from which we connect to all life on earth.
In addition, there is a tassel for further symbolism. Hindu malas always have a tassel, that represents the petal of a lotus. For Hindus the lotus is a symbol of beauty, prosperity, and fertility. It represents eternity and divinity. Thus, in the Bhagavad Gita, the human spirit is ordered to be like the lotus flower, untouched by sin like the lotus flower that is untouched by mud and water.
About Pearl Mala Beads
Pearls are one of the most valued gems in the world. Formed by the ebb and flow of water over time through the oyster shell, the pearl represents the beauty that emerges from the ebb and flow of life. The pearl signifies faith, charity, innocence, personal integrity, and calmness. it is also a symbol of purity in mind and of heart. Pearl beads bring truth to situations and loyalty to a cause. Because of this, pearls have been a traditional form of bridal jewelry for generations. Hindu practice esteems pearls, which are associated with Krishna. Krishna is the eight incarnation of Vishnu, and Krishna adorned his daughter Pandaia with pearls on her wedding day, decorating his bride in a symbol of purity and devotion. Significantly, this tradition has carried forward in Hinduism and cultures farther beyond.
When to Choose These Pearl Mala Beads?
We recommend this piece as a symbol of eternal love. These pearls are prefect for the practitioner who wishes to bring Hindu symbolism into an exchanging of vows. Finally, it is also a perfect choice for someone who needs calm and faith in the power of love.
Mantra for Working with Pearls
Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
This mantra accepts the Divine order as pure and perfect. It is a mantra of faith and trust. In my mind, it is the mantra of eternal pure love, as it is a surrender to God. Moreover, it is the mantra of the true self, the soul and a devotion to its journey in this lifetime and reminds that you are not body or mind but that you are spiritual being, eternal in your nature. Finally, my favorite version of this mantra is a recording by Deva Premal and Miten.
Number of Mala Beads: 108
Meditation Marker Beads: none
Size of Mala Beads: 8 mm
Length: 20″, classic opera length (nape of the neck to end of necklace, sits near the solar plexus)
Full Width: 1″
Sacred Guru: 1″
Gemstones: Cultured Freshwater Pearls
Metal: 925 Sterling Silver
Product ID: 140820181
Also, each piece comes with a soft cloth jewelry pouch to protect your jewelry from abrasive objects of a pearl storage quality. A note card explaining the properties of the pearl mala beads is also included.
Care for Pearls
Use pearls in japa meditation on special occasions. Pearls require extra care to maintain their quality and luster over time. In addition, you should always store your pearl mala in the pearl mala bag provided with your purchase. Never store your pearls in plastic. Also, you should also take care not to submerge your pearls in water and follow the last item on, first item off rule, avoiding contact with perfumes.
Finally, please contact us if you have any questions.