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Blue stripe on monastics robes

Postby Fortyeightvows » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:38 am

Who knows why there is a blue stripe on the sleeves of monastic shirts?
Bonus points if you provide a source!!

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Re: Blue stripe on monastics robes

Postby Fortyeightvows » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:43 am

particualry I would like to confirm something I have heard about it being as a nod to chinese monks.
please someone help with a source.... :reading:

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Re: Blue stripe on monastics robes

Postby Tsongkhapafan » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:41 am

The blue strip on the sleeves of the donkar symbolises Secret Mantra or Tantra.

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Re: Blue stripe on monastics robes

Postby crazy-man » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:46 pm

for example, Padmasambhava is wearing the dark blue gown of a mantra practitioner
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Re: Blue stripe on monastics robes

Postby Karinos » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:11 pm

if I remember correctly blue stripe is a symbol of great Samye debate in presence of King Trisong Detsen where Padmasambhava with Shantarakshita defeat most venerated Bon scholars and Tibet officially adopted Buddhism.

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Postby Palzang Jangchub » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:11 am

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Postby Grigoris » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:17 pm

Loppon Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche (Dudjom Linpga lineage holder) has advised us that we should wear the white shantab and that, as "Ngakpa", an upper garment in white, red or dark blue is permissible (and the striped zen, of course).
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Re: Blue stripe on monastics robes

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"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Blue stripe on monastics robes

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"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme


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