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by Monlam Tharchin
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tathagata Earth-Holder King
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Tathagata Earth-Holder King

I also saw this at the FPMT site. However, I'm wondering if this is actually a generic/group name for the Kings of the Four Directions Who are also referred to a Sa-dzin Gyal-po. The Four Kings would be able to grant whatever (worldly) desires one wanted. But are the Fours Kings "Tathagatas?" I ass...
by Monlam Tharchin
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Amitabha Buddha Day
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Amitabha Buddha Day

Amitābha Amitāyus 阿彌陀佛 阿弥陀如来 아미타불 ᠴᠠᠭᠯᠠᠰᠢ ᠦᠭᠡᠢ ᠭᠡᠷᠡᠯᠲᠦ Цаглашгүй гэрэлт Tsaglasi ügei gereltu Одбагмэд Аминдаваа Аюуш พระอมิตาภพุทธะ འོད་དཔག་མེད་FFFF00 A-di-đà Phật Amitabo :bow: :bow: :bow: TADYATHA / OM DHARE DHARE / BENDHARE SVAHA Amitabha Buddha, all in golden color, with forms, features, and r...
by Monlam Tharchin
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tathagata Earth-Holder King
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Tathagata Earth-Holder King

FPMT recommends this mantra for daily use: Holy Name Mantra that Fulfills Wishes * Recite the homage and mantra together for each recitation: DE ZHIN SHEG PA SA DZIN GYÄL PO LA CHHAG TSHÄL LO    To Tathagata Earth-Holder King, I prostrate. TAYATHĀ / OṂ DHARE DHARE / DHARAṆI BÄNDHE SWĀHĀ   (108x, 54x...
by Monlam Tharchin
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Should we be generous to the ungrateful?
Replies: 36
Views: 714

Re: Should we be generous to the ungrateful?

Since we aren't buddhas yet, we have partial knowledge, including what results will come from an action. If every thought, word, and action is an opportunity to practice the Dharma, then failures are made fruitful as well. Bodhicitta is naturally a training over the long term. Obstalces are unavoida...
by Monlam Tharchin
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Can anyone suggest me a book regarding meditation?
Replies: 8
Views: 213

Re: Can anyone suggest me a book regarding meditation?

Hi, I want to read about meditation. Often we get tensed up, tangled up with problems, suffer from addiction and lose our balance for life. The solution to these problems is meditation. So can you suggest me a book on meditation? Thanks in advance. Don't forget that good deeds and the precepts are ...
by Monlam Tharchin
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Request for all
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Request for all

May we think of the guru fondly, as the guru always thinks of us. Sought out by the buddhas, having joyfully met their guide, how could time or space detain us? May your pillow be the guru's lap as you receive teachings in dreams. May your every thought, word, and act be inspired by the guru. Lama Z...
by Monlam Tharchin
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Methods for keeping Samaya clean
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:51 pm
Lobsang Chojor wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:46 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Reciting Vajrasattva long mantra 21 times a day prevents degeneration.
Does reciting Vajrasattva short mantra 108 times a day prevent degeneration as well?
Better to do the long one.
Is this generally true when there are shorter and longer versions of a mantra or dharani? :thanks:
by Monlam Tharchin
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: malas (again)
Replies: 14
Views: 507

Re: malas (again)

Regardless of the mala material, one can also bless it according to FPMT as follows , to make even fuller use of it. Mantra for Blessing the Mala OM RUCHIRA MANI PRAVARTAYA HUM (7x) Recite this seven times, then blow on the mala. This increases the power of the mantras you recite more than one sexti...
by Monlam Tharchin
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Methods for keeping Samaya clean
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Is any transmission or empowerment necessary to recite the long Vajrasattva mantra?
by Monlam Tharchin
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Edgar here, why are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 689

Re: Edgar here, why are you?

edgar_d wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:52 am

Thank you for explaining. I do confess though that it still leaves me in the dark as to how any of this manifests in your life.
The lojong sayings are very practical. It's one reason they're so popular.
by Monlam Tharchin
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: My father died on Dec 2
Replies: 24
Views: 361

Re: My father died on Dec 2

namo amitābhāya tathāgatāya
tad-yathā oṁ amṛtod bhave
amṛta siddhaṁ bhave
amṛta vikrānte
amṛta vikrānta-gāmini
gagana kīrti-kare svāhā
by Monlam Tharchin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Left Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Left Buddhism

Can you go back to your old teacher? I mean: are they still around? They sure are, its Garchen Rinpoche. And when i think about him i feel a sense of "its alright, get back on track, keep going." And a feeling of forgiveness. Love that man. Unless you completely abandoned bodhicitta (which clearly ...
by Monlam Tharchin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Missouri, USA
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Hi from Missouri, USA

Welcome :hi:
by Monlam Tharchin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Edgar here, why are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 689

Re: Edgar here, why are you?

From the first day I was introduced to Tibetan Buddhism I found myself drawn along a series of learning experiences in an unbroken chain that unfolded itself very naturally for 10 years in a predominantly Gelug stream. I was more or less isolated except for online classmates and occasional visits t...
by Monlam Tharchin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If the bad times are coming, what to do?
Replies: 37
Views: 1761

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

www.prayerflags.com will soon be selling Chatral Rinpoche's Averting Nuclear War prayer as prayer flags. Thank you for sharing this site. I just bought some prayer flags. It's hard to find ones made by people with actual knowledge of Buddhism. I'll be keeping an eye out for the averting nuclear war...
by Monlam Tharchin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Position of dharanis in service?
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Position of dharanis in service?

Hi, everyone. I recently got a copy of Rulu's "Thinking of Amitabha Buddha". There's a chapter with these 11 mantras and dharanis, but it doesn't say where in a service they might go relative to sutra reading, niafno, etc. Can anyone help me out? 1. Buddha-Crown Superb Victory Dhāraṇī (佛頂尊勝陀羅尼) 2. G...
by Monlam Tharchin
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it ok to be annoyed with someone?
Replies: 13
Views: 198

Re: Is it ok to be annoyed with someone?

Miroku wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:44 pm
"oh this person makes me angry, that is so generous of them they give me a chance to practice"
:bow: :bow: :bow:
by Monlam Tharchin
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: If the bad times are coming, what to do?
Replies: 37
Views: 1761

Re: If the bad times are coming, what to do?

:good: Split from https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=27705 I never doubted this. But he might be trying to teach us some other lesson than "you guys aren't good enough for the likes of me". ;) Well, maybe we aren't. Well there seem to be many signs that suggest Bad Times are indeed coming....
by Monlam Tharchin
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it ok to be annoyed with someone?
Replies: 13
Views: 198

Re: Is it ok to be annoyed with someone?

The response in your mind is to patiently resume your practice :smile: That way, you enjoy two immediate benefits: You've relinquished the suffering of aversion, which benefits you both. You've taken up a wholesome Dharma object, a reminder of your commitment to all beings. With such a mind, you're ...
by Monlam Tharchin
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is it ok to be annoyed with someone?
Replies: 13
Views: 198

Re: Is it ok to be annoyed with someone?

But isn't it only natural to be annoyed by certain people? Does having compassion towards someone mean that we must be all nice & pretend they don't annoy the heck out of us? Well if you feel sincere compassion you do not get annoyed in the first place. Buddhism is not about thinking that feeling s...

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