|A single rudraksha seed on |
Lord Shiva's brow
The japa mala of beads spirals inward and outward in a continuous stream, taking the shape of a great sahasrara (crown chakra) in the shape of a large lotus.
Inside the bead lotus is another much smaller spiral lotus in warm colors of cream and creamy white, with a large blue pearl in the center.
|Shiva's rudraksha seed malas |
I delighted in offering pradakshina
(circling in worship) many times to
this beloved statue of Lord Shiva
when I lived at the ashram
Once I finally got "into" the art, as I really took it in, when I focused on the blue pearl and the yantra-like inner cream-colored mandala-lotus-sahasrara, I felt a sweet little kriya (inner shakti movement) tip my head forward slowly as my mind settled into very sweet, deep meditation.
I could feel a transmission of sweet grace.