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Day eighty-five | Dia vuitanta-cinc
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Kathmandu. November 2013
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Hey Sam, I've looked all over for anything you've written on Buddhist prayer beads, and either I can't find it or you haven't mentioned them, yet. I bought myself some prayer beads, a bracelet with 24 beads, including the "Buddha bead". Despite all my research, I still feel unsure about the best way to use them. Any advice?

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panatmansam:

They serve two purposes. The first is a means to count reptitions of your mantra. The larger “guru” bead indicated when the count starts over. The second is as a tangible reminder of your practice. Something you can touch to keep you in mind of the teachings. 

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panatmansam:

kar·ma

kärmə, noun

The sum of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences. Karma in Sanskrit literally means “action”. It is not divine punishment or divine reward. There is no master of karma who decides on punishment. It is cause and effect. It is harmony and disharmony.