What would you buy?

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TrimePema
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Re: What would you buy?

Post by TrimePema » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:13 am

Tenma wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 9:29 pm
If one were given a chance to receive a Buddhist item, what should one get (that's affordable and not some exotic relic)? A mala? A prayer wheel? A damaru? A bell? Or what? Especially for teena and young adults.
The advice to give them what they like is probably your best bet IMO. Did they ask for a Buddhist item? If not, just giving them whatever they do want, with the proper motivation, can connect them properly.

I have a very compassionate friend who gave me a paint brush one time. That brush is essentially the same thing as a thangka or a damaru (seeing it anyway) because it inspires compassion. He later became a monk and is studying thangka painting in Nepal.


BUT if I was asked what I wanted to receive, and it could be a Buddhist item, I would probably choose a Buddha statue or another image of the Buddha or a prayer wheel because that would be best for the giver to purchase IMO. Either way I would generate bodhichitta and dedicate the merit.

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Re: What would you buy?

Post by Fortyeightvows » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:35 pm

So what did you buy her?
Did you enchant it first?

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Re: What would you buy?

Post by Aemilius » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:25 am

There are some interesting rings (that you put in your finger) with the Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom ingraved. There are even Diamond Sutra rings, but I don't understand how they can get it all into a small ring?

https://www.mundobuda.com/en/tienda/ani ... -diamante/
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"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Sarvē mānavāḥ svatantrāḥ samutpannāḥ vartantē api ca, gauravadr̥śā adhikāradr̥śā ca samānāḥ ēva vartantē. Ētē sarvē cētanā-tarka-śaktibhyāṁ susampannāḥ santi. Api ca, sarvē’pi bandhutva-bhāvanayā parasparaṁ vyavaharantu."
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1. (in english and sanskrit)

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Re: What would you buy?

Post by Fortyeightvows » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:51 pm

Aemilius wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:25 am
There are some interesting rings (that you put in your finger) with the Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom ingraved. There are even Diamond Sutra rings, but I don't understand how they can get it all into a small ring?

https://www.mundobuda.com/en/tienda/ani ... -diamante/
The ring in that picture shows the heart sutra...
"舍利子 色不異空 空不異色 色即是空 空即是色 受想行識 亦復如是 舍利子 是諸法空相 不生不滅...."

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Sonam Wangchug
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Re: What would you buy?

Post by Sonam Wangchug » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:04 pm

If you do not yet have an Image or a statue of the Buddha, I would invest one, in order to have a simple shrine at home, and somewhere to express ones devotion and to accumulate merit.

Having a good mala is essential too, but to get an authentic and quality Bodhi-seed mala is not cheap anymore, so you may want to wait until your finances increase. In the mean time you can use a simple one.

A set of bowls for offering water daily is also a good idea, if you feel it's a discipline you can commit to, or an incense holder to be able to make offerings of incense.

Essentially whatever you buy should be a means for your continued accumulation of merit, for it's your merits which will serve you well on the path.
"To have confidence in the teacher is the ultimate refuge." -Rigzin Jigme Lingpa

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Re: What would you buy?

Post by Aemilius » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:06 pm

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:51 pm
Aemilius wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:25 am
There are some interesting rings (that you put in your finger) with the Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom ingraved. There are even Diamond Sutra rings, but I don't understand how they can get it all into a small ring?

https://www.mundobuda.com/en/tienda/ani ... -diamante/
The ring in that picture shows the heart sutra...
"舍利子 色不異空 空不異色 色即是空 空即是色 受想行識 亦復如是 舍利子 是諸法空相 不生不滅...."
Thanks! I thought it could be a four line gatha from the Diamond sutra.
This is said to be the Heart sutra(?)
https://www.mundobuda.com/en/tienda/ani ... corazon-2/
svaha
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Sarvē mānavāḥ svatantrāḥ samutpannāḥ vartantē api ca, gauravadr̥śā adhikāradr̥śā ca samānāḥ ēva vartantē. Ētē sarvē cētanā-tarka-śaktibhyāṁ susampannāḥ santi. Api ca, sarvē’pi bandhutva-bhāvanayā parasparaṁ vyavaharantu."
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1. (in english and sanskrit)

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Re: What would you buy?

Post by Fortyeightvows » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:21 pm

Aemilius wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:06 pm
This is said to be the Heart sutra(?)
https://www.mundobuda.com/en/tienda/ani ... corazon-2/
Also the heart sutra. both rings are in simplified script.

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Re: What would you buy?

Post by amanitamusc » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:48 am

Indulge in something that you will never forget.
https://www.japanincense.com/be-0045.html

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