My Mala

Mala, Buddhist prayer beads.

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My mala has one hundred and eight beads.

It keeps count as I chant–

Through my fingers it passes.

A cool little tool,

It helps bring me ease.

Mentally I intone–Om.

This is my submission for Sunday’s 160–inspired by Victoria.

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  1. Oh how well you succeeded. And I agree about your Mala. I love repetitive prayer–sometimes a rosary the way I was taught, sometimes more along the lines of Eastern spiritual traditions, lately using the Hebrew Aleph Beit. Peaceful. So glad you wrote this.


    • I love repetitive prayer/chanting too–focuses the mind on the positive doesn’t it. Thanks for the nice comment here and giving me the inspiration to try this.

      Gayle xoxo


  2. This is a very inspirational Sunday 160. Thank you for participating and hope to see you again.


  3. 108? thats interesting. 🙂
    sweet and touching poem.


  4. as we have discussed that 108 is a very important number in hinduism. i dont know much about mala etc but i think there are malas with 108 beads which hindus use too.

    thats why i found it interesting.

    i loved the poem- its cute.


  5. Please help giving (belated) birthday wishes to 3 or 4 fellow poets:

    Thanks a lot for the support.
    Happy November!
    Your presence adds light to our space, keep shining!

    love it.


  6. nice…so that is what they look like….thanks for sharing the post about the malas…enjoy as well my Dearest Bodhirose(+)


  7. That’s what they look like, at least some of them. They come in many different styles and with many different types of beads. I’m glad you stopped by. xoxo


  8. Beads are such a fine tradition … from many different religious traditions.I have a lovely one in bone with dark strawberry pink threads. Such a comfort. Love and dear.


    • Your mala sounds gorgeous. I have a few myself–they are a comfort. I love the organic component of beads made from natural elements.

      Thousands of chants out into the ethers…



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