Doko wrote:The pom pom machine is a great idea. I was never really a fan of the pom poms for a few reasons. Mainly they fall apart pretty quick. Luckily my teacher doesn't like them too much either : ) I just had a Nenju restrung last year with the wooden balls wrapped in cloth instead of pom poms.
Blue Garuda wrote:Juzus are available on eBay etc.
Blue Garuda wrote:However, choosing your own beads and threads adds to the commitment IMHO. The prayer beads arise from your practice as opposed to being added to it.
Blue Garuda wrote:In Tibetan Buddhism the mala may be blessed by your Guru, it may be your companion for millions of mantras, and consequently may be considered to be an object imbued with blessings. I believe the 'japa mala' in Hinduism is regarded as similarly imbued. ow is the Juzu regarded in that sense?
Jikan wrote:Thanks, Seishin!
I noticed this weekend while at the NY Betsuin that Monshin sensei was using a nenju with monkey-fist knots rather than poms. For what it's worth.
catmoon wrote:Have you ever tried to tie a monkey fist knot? It's not something you can get right the first time just by following instructions. If you want to do it, be prepared to practice for a couple of weeks before getting nice symmetrical knots.
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