Merit multiplying Day

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Merit multiplying Day

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:01 pm

This March 1 is full moon and any meritorious acts, words or thoughts will be multiplied many times for the benefit of all beings.

Recitation of the Manjushri-namasamgiti is one method. Berzin, Davidson, Wayman & Sherdor tulku have translations into English, Wayman includes transliterated Tibetan & Sanskrit.

Here is Berzin's translation:

https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-s ... -manjushri
Glorious one, creator of all goodness, Mañjuśrī, his glorious eminence!
Manjushri-namasamgiti

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Re: Merit multiplying Day

Post by Adamantine » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:56 pm

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:01 pm
This March 1 is full moon and any meritorious acts, words or thoughts will be multiplied many times for the benefit of all beings.

Recitation of the Manjushri-namasamgiti is one method. Berzin, Davidson, Wayman & Sherdor tulku have translations into English, Wayman includes transliterated Tibetan & Sanskrit.

Here is Berzin's translation:

https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-s ... -manjushri

Curious about this in general: in Tibetan tradition some lunar calendars skip the official “15” day this month. The actual astronomical full moon fell on the eve of March 1st, the 14th day. However most seemed to celebrate Chotrul Duchen on the following 16th day of the lunar calendar. Wondering why not on the actual full moon day. A little bewildered by this lunar calendar logic.
Contentment is the ultimate wealth;
Detachment is the final happiness. ~Sri Saraha

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Re: Merit multiplying Day

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:32 pm

Adamantine wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:56 pm
Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:01 pm
This March 1 is full moon and any meritorious acts, words or thoughts will be multiplied many times for the benefit of all beings.

Recitation of the Manjushri-namasamgiti is one method. Berzin, Davidson, Wayman & Sherdor tulku have translations into English, Wayman includes transliterated Tibetan & Sanskrit.

Here is Berzin's translation:

https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-s ... -manjushri

Curious about this in general: in Tibetan tradition some lunar calendars skip the official “15” day this month. The actual astronomical full moon fell on the eve of March 1st, the 14th day. However most seemed to celebrate Chotrul Duchen on the following 16th day of the lunar calendar. Wondering why not on the actual full moon day. A little bewildered by this lunar calendar logic.
Did not save the email, but it came from FPMT, Lama Zopa's group and it said March 1 was the date.

This is from the FPMT site:
The Fifteen Days of Miracles—from the first day of the Tibetan new year (Losar, February 16) until the fifteenth (March 1)—commemorate the special time when Guru Shakyamuni Buddha showed miraculous powers in order to subdue the Six Founders, who lacked faith in him, and to inspire more faith in his followers. It culminates on the full moon, the fifteenth day of the lunar calendar, which is called Chotrul Duchen.
Glorious one, creator of all goodness, Mañjuśrī, his glorious eminence!
Manjushri-namasamgiti

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Re: Merit multiplying Day

Post by Adamantine » Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:39 am

Well regardless of what he says there, look at a Tibetan calendar
or simply count the days from February 16th to March 1st.. = 14 days not 15...
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