Imitation Cinnabar Laughing Buddha (Lg.) Guru/Focal Bead

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Laughing Buddha Guru/Focal Point Bead (Imitation Cinnabar, Top-Drilled)

Bead Size: 4 x 3.5 cm

Weight: 10 g.

Product Type: One of Multiple

A Guru bead is the 109th bead on a Mala (a string of prayer beads used commonly by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and some Sikhs) and is also known as a sumeru, bindu, or stupa. They are used to keep count while reciting, chanting, or repeating a  mantra. A focal bead is a bead that can be at the center of a necklace when making jewelry.

These Guru/Focal beads are carved from imitation Cinnabar in the image of Ho Tai, the Laughing Buddha. And that truly comes through, just looking at this upbeat Happy Buddha can make you smile with it's outstanding red color and positive smile! These top-drilled beads can work as a Guru/Focal bead or they can take the place of the tassel beneath the Guru/Focal point.

The Buddha depicted in this bead is known as the Happy Buddha (or Ho Tai in Chinese), a revered Chinese monk that was famous for bringing Buddhist sermons and a big bag of gifts for the children that came to him to learn about Dharma.

Due to the nature of natural products, color, size, and style may vary slightly from the photos listed. You will receive product similar to those in the listing.