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Bodhi Seeds: The Meaning and Use

November 15, 2016

Sacred Seed Series: The Spiritual Significance of Bodhi Seeds

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.

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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.

Here are a few more Bodhi Seed options in our WRIST MALA COLLECTION .

Dragon Eye Bodhi with Unakite Blue Lace Agate with Bodhi Seeds

Sacred Seed Series: The Spiritual Significance of Bodhi Seeds Bodhi seeds are usually used without being polished so they have small ridges or veins showing and they are a solid color. Name and Meaning Bodhi in sanskrit translates to “enlightened” or "awakenened," therefore the bodhi seed means “enlightened seed.” Bo

Exclusive traditional 108-bead mala from Bodhi seeds — 10 mm

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Exclusive traditional 108-bead mala from Bodhi seed: diameter — 10 mm (9.5-10.5 mm)

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Availability date: 09/17/2017

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This exclusive buddhist 108 beads mala is made from so called “Bodhi seed”.

The funny side is here: real Bodhi tree is Ficus religiosa, so it doesn’t give the seeds, proper for mala making. But for some reason Tibetans call the seeds of some specimens of Ziziphus genus (likeZiziphus abyssinica, Ziziphus mauritiana etc) tree as “Bodhi seeds”. These seeds can be of different kinds and different sizes.

The best one is the seed of Ziziphus budhensis. It is almost impossible to find these seeds in small size, such as 8-12 mm, because this tree generally gives the seeds of 13-15mm. So small size is considered as most precious. For example, 8 mm mala can cost more than 1000$.

This mala from the seeds of average size 10 mm (min size — 9.5 mm, max size — 10.5 mm) is good choice: it fits for the palm properly and it is strong. Though it is pretty costy, it is not so much expensive as smallest 8-9 mm.

Pay also attention on the number of “eyes”. There are two and three eyed seeds. Generally you can find on the market more “three-eyed” malas. They are more common and not considered as “right” and valuable.

This mala is made from “right” so-called “two-eyed” seed.

Look up this exclusive Bodhi seed (Ziziphus budhensis) mala 108-beads : it's popular among buddhists, and perfect for any kind of Meditation, diameter — 10 mm, US$ 578 only! Buy for your buddhist practice from lovely chosen DharmaCraft's collection!!! ]]>