What does a Buddhist rosary do? What is the origin of the rosary?


"Sacred beads" are also called beads, mantras, and bead […]

"Sacred beads" are also called beads, mantras, and beads. They are a kind of magic weapon for spiritual practice. Now that the rosary has been commercialized, we can buy a variety of rosary on the market. Many people have the impression that the rosary is a Buddhist exclusive product, but it is not. From ancient times to the present, the rosary has been used as an important method of practice in many religions.
For example, there are 81 rosary beads in Taoism, representing 81 variations of Tai Shang Laojun; 108 rosary beads in Buddhism usually represent 108 kinds of annoyances of all beings; 33 rosary beads in Islam. 99 names used to help believers in Allah's Allah; 59 Orthodox rosaries are used to chant "The Virgin Rose Classics".
The rosary is in the Buddhist family and is called the rosary. Regarding the origin of the sacred beads, we generally refer to the records in the "Mu Zhe Zi Jing": "The Buddha told the king that if you want to destroy the troubled and reported people, you must run through the Mu Zhe Zi one hundred and always follow; If you sit and lie down, Hengdang has no distracting mind, saying that the name of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha is a wooden mule. "The" king "in this Buddhist scripture refers to the king of Liliu, which is ancient A monarch of India. After observing the Buddha's advice, Bo Liuli began to make beads using wooden mules to assist in chanting the name of the three treasures of the Dharma monk, thereby eliminating the troublesome karma. It can be seen that the rosary for Buddhism started from this time. But it is worth mentioning that the original inventor of the rosary was not a Buddhist.
Buddhist beads are generally divided into 3 categories, namely holding beads, wearing beads, and hanging beads. Holding beads is the beads that are twisted by hand to aid in the chanting of the Buddha. Peizhu is a bead worn on the wrist or arm. And the hanging beads are the beads hanging on the neck. Peizhu is the most popular on the market today, commonly known as "hand string", with 18 beads. The beads are usually made of precious and brightly colored wood, which looks dignified and elegant. For example, the beads of evil spirits spread in India are made from rare wood of evil spirits.
Rosary in Buddhism is mainly used to recite scriptures, hold mantras, and count up when praying to the Buddha. It plays an auxiliary role in capturing the mind and body and eliminating delusions. Buddhist disciples choose rosary beads, first of all, it is necessary to examine whether they are suitable for their use; whether they are holding beads, or wearing beads, or hanging beads, it is better to conform to their own habits.