Buddha Chitta Seeds: The Meaning and Use

November 20, 2016

Buddha Chitta Seeds: The Meaning and Use

Sacred Seed Series:  The Spiritual Significance of Buddha Chitta Seeds

Buddha chitta seeds have smooth triangular sections, seen as segments in the seed, which are thought of as Buddha's eye. The color is a mixture of tan, brown and motled with dark spots.

Name and Meaning

The buddha chitta seed, also referred to as bodhi chitta, means supreme happiness. Bodhi means "enlightenment" and chitta means "soul." Therefore, bodhi chitta means "soul of enlightenment." The buddha chitta tree can only be found in the Kavre District of Nepal. 

Origin of the Meaning

Buddha chitta seeds were introduced in the Kavre District of Nepal by Guru Padma Sambara. While he was meditating in a cave, he realized that the local people deserved to have peace, happiness and prosperity in future generations. Through his wisdom and enlightenment he gifted the people with the unique buddha chitta tree. This gift brought prosperity and happiness, therefore the seeds became a significant symbol of all that and still are today. The seeds are used in making Buddhist prayer beads alsoi known as malas.  

 Why They are Meaningful to Wear 

The Buddha chitta seed, "the soul of enlightenment," represents a mind full of compassion and love for all beings including oneself. If a life is lived without these, enlightenment cannot be reached. 

This also means establishing an organic connection between the self and others. It's important to practice compassion to fulfill our wishes, remain true to our morals and to help others in need; creating a peaceful and happy world. These seeds are a beautiful reminder to practice kindness in all that you do. 

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 Many of our wrist malas such as the one above include a single Bussha Chitta seed. The market value of these seeds has grown exponentially since being discovered by the Chinese market. Shop Wrist Malas here!





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