Quite a while back, I was at the shoreline with a decent companion. She began perusing so anyone might hear the opening of what wound up plainly one of my most loved books, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Gilbert commenced her story with a smidgen about mala dabs, and this was really the first occasion when I had ever known about these magnificent supplication dabs. She expresses, “They have been utilized as a part of India for a considerable length of time to help passionate Hindus and Buddhists in remaining centered amid devout contemplation. The accessory is held in one hand and fingered in a circle―one dot touched for each redundancy of mantra. At the point when the medieval Crusaders drove East for the sacred wars, they saw admirers supplicating with these japa malas, appreciated the strategy, and conveyed the thought home to Europe as rosary.
The customary japa mala is hung with 108 dots. In the midst of the more recondite circles of Eastern Philosophers, the number 108 is held to be most promising, a flawless three-digit various of three, its segments signifying nine, which is three threes. What’s more, three, obviously, is the number speaking to incomparable adjust, as any individual who has ever concentrated the Holy Trinity or a bar stool can clearly observe. Being as this entire book is about my endeavors to discover adjust, I have chosen to structure it like a japa mala, isolating my story into 108 stories, or globules. This string of 108 stories is additionally partitioned into three areas… Italy, India, and Indonesia. Each japa mala has an extraordinary, additional dab, the 109th dot. You are to stop and thank your educators.”
I was completely snared and couldn’t hold up to peruse whatever remains of the book. Much more along these lines, I was truly entranced by, what I now allude to as, supernatural and enchanted mala dots.