'The world would be at peace if everyone was wearing Rudraksha beads' Papaji
WHAT ARE RUDRAKSHAS
Rudraksha beads are regarded as timeless jewels of the gods, being the most powerful aid in the path of Self-realisation. Believed to represent the tears of Lord Shiva, they have been used for thousands of years for self-empowerment and for leading a fearless life.
The benefits of Rudraksha beads have been known in Asia for ages and are well documented in traditional and contemporary literature. Due to increasing popularity of Rudraksha Malas in India, scientific studies have been undertaken in recent years to determine just how Rudraksha Healing works.
One of the best known research papers was published by Dr. Suhas Roy of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in Banaras, India. This study confirmed that the healing powers of Rudraksha beads flow from their electro-magnetic properties.
Similar to magnets, the beads work on the principle of Dynamic Polarity. Blood circulation and heart beat automatically induce a magnetic field around the body and particularly the heart region. Depending on the polarity and intensity of this induced magnetic field, Rudraksha beads transmit subtle electrical and inductive impulses with opposing polarity and intensity.
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HOW SOMA TEMPLE BROUGHT RUDRAKSHAS TO THE WESTERN WORLD
'My vision is to inspire to discover their true nature which is peace itself'
Soma Temple, founder of Aum Rudraksha Jewellery
More than 20 years ago in India, the well known Sage Papaji told Soma that because she lived so close to the source of the highest quality Rudraksha beads in the world, her Dharma (destiny) was to spread them to the western world.
Already used for centuries by hindus and buddhists, Soma took Papaji's message literally and started producing beautiful Rudraksha jewellery in 2003 from the Island of Gods, Bali, in Indonesia. Today she is still highly involved in many aspects of her company Aum Rudraksha, and if you are lucky she is present at one of the Mala making workshops in Ubud.
Wear your Mala for daily protection and for its health, mental and spiritual benefits or reserve it only for spiritual practices such as meditation, the repetition of mantra (called mantra japa), devotional chanting, or while visiting holy places or people.
Your altar or a special place in your home is a good place to store your Mala in a protective pouch. Try your best to not to let the Mala touch the earth directly, as the Mala's energy levels can be drained through the magnetic pull.
Wash your Mala as needed (i.e. once a month) with mild, natural soap and clear water. After the Mala dries, you can apply oil directly to the beads to protect the beads from cracking. Suitable oils are coconut oil, almond oil, or other natural oils.
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Parts of the introduction text in this post and the image of Soma Temple are provided by courtesy of Aum Rudraksha. Use, Keep and Care instructions are excerpts of the booklet MALA MAGIC written by Lalita Devi and published by Blooming Lotus Press, available for free with the code MAGIC if you purchase a mala and a bracelet.