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Ngawang Drolma
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Advice needed

Post by Ngawang Drolma » Sun May 23, 2010 10:25 pm

Hi my fellow vajrayana practitioners :) I just ordered a new ghau, and I'm going to fill it up. But I'd like some advice on what to put in it. The last one I had I used a piece of a cord that was blessed by an extremely high lama, some Chulen pills that had thousands of blessings, and some written mantras.

Any other ideas?

Best,
Laura

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Re: Advice needed

Post by muni » Mon May 24, 2010 11:31 am

A beautiful little prayer written by you for genuine comfort

the sick ones, disabled ones, poor ones, beings helpless suffering in the darkness of afflictions.

:bow:
Buddha said all is empty like my brain.
Let’s make a selfie!

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Post by narraboth » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:20 pm

relics of buddha or great masters; or their clothes.
'dharmakaya relics'= buddha's words would be also good.

In tantra, some mantras are said to be benefitial to wear on you, such as pratisara dharani.

other than these, anything blessful would be fine, such as mandala sand, blessed pills, small status... etc
Ngawang Drolma wrote:Hi my fellow vajrayana practitioners :) I just ordered a new ghau, and I'm going to fill it up. But I'd like some advice on what to put in it. The last one I had I used a piece of a cord that was blessed by an extremely high lama, some Chulen pills that had thousands of blessings, and some written mantras.

Any other ideas?

Best,
Laura

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Re: Advice needed

Post by Ngawang Drolma » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:29 pm

Thank you so much, I really appreciate it :namaste:

Of course I'd put mantras in it but this gives me other ideas as well.

Best,
Laura

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Re: Advice needed

Post by catmoon » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:47 pm

Maybe you should put some emptiness in it.
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Re: Advice needed

Post by narraboth » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:03 am

catmoon wrote:Maybe you should put some emptiness in it.
where is without emptiness?

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Re: Advice needed

Post by mindyourmind » Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:05 pm

Hi Laura

I put my refuge string in mine, with the blessings of one of my teachers, and it feels good, "right" if that makes any sense.
Dualism is the real root of our suffering and all of our conflicts.

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Post by heart » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:42 pm

Liberation through wearing maybe.

http://www.skydancerpress.com/index.php ... &Itemid=44" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Advice needed

Post by plwk » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:24 am

You can always fill it up with WMD ND-la :mrgreen:

P.S WMD=Weapons of Mara Destruction

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Re: Advice needed

Post by Ngawang Drolma » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:00 am

plwk wrote:You can always fill it up with WMD ND-la :mrgreen:

P.S WMD=Weapons of Mara Destruction
:D

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Re: Advice needed

Post by Ngawang Drolma » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:34 am

heart wrote:Liberation through wearing maybe.

http://www.skydancerpress.com/index.php ... &Itemid=44" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

/magnus
That's neat, thanks :)

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Re: Advice needed

Post by mudra » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:35 am

All good suggestions!

I would add:

Anything that relates to/reminds you of your lama..

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Re: Advice needed

Post by Ngawang Drolma » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:44 pm

So many wonderful ideas! Thanks all! :D

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Re: Advice needed

Post by lisehull » Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:17 am

Sorry for sounding dumb, but how is a ghau most commonly used/worn? I haven't heard of these before and they sound like a wonderful item to have. :bow: And is there a particularly reliable seller that is worth checking out?
Thanks,
Lise

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