- The use of Yak bone is intended to remind us of the very fact of our impermanence, that death will eventually come to us all, and to embrace lives filled with compassion, service, loving all, and happiness (without the pursuit of happiness) whether the things happening in our life are good or bad.
- Bodhi seed is commonly referred to as the wisdom tree, and each seed is said to bear the fruits of knowledge for all beings. It is used for spiritual promise, dedication & faith. Bodhi seed beads can be used for counting all types of mantras, as well as other prayers, prostrations, circumambulations, and so forth. It is the bestower of knowledge and the remover of obstacles too.