The rosary (japamala) is very useful for beginners in the spiritual path, but as you progress, japa or repetition of the Name must become the very breath of your life, and so, the rotation of beads become superfluous. The practice should lead you to ‘Sarvada sarva kaleshu sarvatra Hari chintanam‘, meaning, one should meditate upon the Lord always, at all times, and in all places. Just as you discard the belt after you learn to swim, and the crutches when you start walking, japamala is just a contrivance to help concentration and systematic contemplation. More importantly, have no thorn of hate in your mind, and develop prema (Love) towards all. Desire is a storm, greed is a whirlpool, pride is a precipice, attachment is an avalanche, and egoism is a volcano. Keep these things away so that, as you do japa-dhyana(meditative contemplation), they do not disturb the equanimity. Let love be enthroned in your heart. Then, there will be sunshine, cool breeze, and gurgling waters of contentment feeding the roots of faith.