The Dream Book of Self-Knowledge
- as a functional part of a musical instrument: bears the meaning of the symbol of the musical instrument.
- broken: a disruption of the harmony of the dreamer's emotional life.
- with beads: symbolizes the continuous cycle of rebirth in which each bead represents one life and the threading string represents the causes of rebirth; Buddhism, which named twelve consecutive Buddhist causes of reincarnation*75, has a similar take on this and this symbol therefore indicates suffering since the dreamer, even if only subconsciously, has realized his own slavish subordination to the material world.
- see Rope.