On Saturday, I was sitting outside, working on my newsletter when all of a sudden all the beads from my blessed sandalwood bracelet spilled out everywhere; some landed on the floor, some on the table. In the past, I would have been very upset and sad. That is how I felt the first time a mala broke, as I didn't know what I will share with you now.
In the yogic tradition, a broken mala is said to symbolize the breaking of a cycle of suffering, a spiritual breakthrough, and a release of karma or other negative traits. It is viewed as a good sign of progression along one's yogic path and the perfect time to reflect on your blessings and your inner journey. It is time to move on and let the beads go because you have learned something. New lessons are ready to come your way in this university of life.
When a mala breaks you are not supposed to fix it. You are supposed to gather its broken pieces and you can place the beads on your altar or you can bury them under a tree.
The ego is so attached to material things, that is why we have so much trouble letting go. Yet all is transient. This is another reminder that all that we perceive is transient. Without the intrusiveness of the personal mind, life is observed to be unfolding in a harmonious way, as it is supposed to. Next time a mala breaks, celebrate it! And of course, you can always get a new one. Many blessings. Judit.
8/8/2019 10:25:23 am
2/4/2023 09:05:11 am
My mala thread was broken from the top. All beads are intact,its just one long length. Can I fix it back since everything is still in its position?
2/23/2023 06:04:13 pm
Sure you can.
4/19/2023 03:03:35 pm
मी माझ्या मित्राला देवा बद्दल काहि महिती देत होतो.तर माझ्या गळ्यातली रुद्राक्षाची माळ अचानक तुटली. माळेतून फक्त २ मणी जमिनीवर पडले आणि बाकीची तुटलेली माळ तशीच अंगावर लटकून राहिली, तर याचा अर्थ काय? आणि मी त्या २ मण्यांचे काय करावे व ती माळ नीट करून पुन्हा परिधान करावी की नाही?
5/7/2023 12:51:48 pm
Hi, I skipped a few days not using my sandalwood mala and today found three beads missing, thread not broken and no evidence of them anywhere. I live alone and find this very bizarre. Have you ever heard anything like this?
5/11/2023 09:01:40 am
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