The ringing of one of these bells before the ritualcan bring focus and attention to the mind. This practice can help a person tobe present without distraction. It is also said todrive away evil spiritsfrom the area the ritual is being performed.
Thesymbolic meaning of the prayer bellcarries significance and the object is often filled with magical power. The physical bell is like the Buddha’s body. The sound of the bell is like the Buddha’s voice teaching the dharma, it is wisdom.Vajrarepresents the compassion of the Buddha and is his mind.
Thesound of the singing bowl, prayer bells and prayer cymbals can be soothing, calming and healing. Thevibration of the bell is said to:purify negative energy, be spiritually cleansing, return harmony and balance and increase the positive energy.