R is for Rosary
Rosary is used for meditation*.
Usually, we say the Navakar Mantra**
in the morning and in the evening. Some people say it three to five times, and
some people say it one hundred and eight times. It would be hard to count one
hundred and eight times and meditate at the same time. This is when we use a
rosary. One hundred and eight beads in the rosary represent total of one
hundred and eight attributes of Arihants (12), Siddhas (8), Acharyas (36),
Upadhyayas (25) , and Monks and Nuns (27). So in a way we are reminding
ourselves that when would we get these one hundred and eight attributes
To say the Navkar Mantra we should sit in
the same quiet place everyday. We should forget everything else and
concentrate on the 5 great souls in the Navakar Mantra. It can destroy our
karmas*** and bring good thoughts into our minds.
This can be done by sing a Rosary.
* to pray deeply
** look under N
*** look under K