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Very Sacred & Old Tibetan Human Bone Mala – Kapala – Necklace, Tibet

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Detail: There is no question in my mind that these very spiritual human bone beads – carefully hand cut – are authentic and quite old. People donate their own remains to nearby temples and the bones are converted into beads that form a very, very powerful spiritual mala. I do not take this lightly and realize that this mala MUST be used to cultivate awareness of impermanence . . . one of the three doctrines of Buddhism. It is said that when used properly – with the correct presence of mind – one can develop deep levels of compassion and loving kindness towards oneself and other. This is a very special item and I state that this mala must be treated with respect. There are three metal pieces on the mala: one is of a double vajra (dorje); one is of a vajra / bell; and the final is a piece that represents the three jewels of the Buddha (dharma and sangha) representing body, speech and mind of all the Buddhas. Circa 1900 to 1930. A portion of the proceeds of this sale will be donated to the Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association. For the Serious Collector only. Sorry, this item has been sold. CONTACT US about other Tibetan items that are as unique and spiritual as this mala is.

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