bless mala before use

Forum for discussion of Tibetan Buddhism. Questions specific to one school are best posted in the appropriate sub-forum.
Post Reply
haak0n
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:40 am

bless mala before use

Post by haak0n » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:56 pm

Is there any way to bless mala before use without mantras that require transmission?

User avatar
heart
Posts: 4429
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:55 pm

Re: bless mala before use

Post by heart » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:20 pm

haak0n wrote:Is there any way to bless mala before use without mantras that require transmission?
Give to a master and ask him/her to bless it.

/magnus
"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
~Kurt Vonnegut

"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

User avatar
Thomas Amundsen
Posts: 1862
Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:50 am
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact:

Re: bless mala before use

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:31 pm

Yea, you can use the dependent origination mantra, which doesn't require transmission.
oṃ ye dharmā hetu prabhavā hetun
teṣāṃ tathāgato hyavadat
teṣāṃ ca yo nirodha
evaṃ vādī mahāśramaṇa svāhā
In English:
All phenomena arise from causes
Those causes have been taught by the Tathāgata
And their cessation too has been proclaimed by the Great Śramaṇa

haak0n
Posts: 19
Joined: Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:40 am

Re: bless mala before use

Post by haak0n » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:46 pm

ok thank you

pemachophel
Posts: 1204
Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:19 pm
Location: Lafayette, CO

Re: bless mala before use

Post by pemachophel » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:02 pm

There are other mantra for blessing the mala which do require transmission. Try to get at least one of these if you can. Every Lama knows at least one. They will multiply the effect of every mantra you say. Some practitioners only bless their malas during the first session of the day. Some bless their malas at the beginning of every session. This is one of the skillful means of Vajrayana which make it (relatively) fast and easy to practice.
Pema Chophel པདྨ་ཆོས་འཕེལ

plwk
Posts: 2933
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:41 am

Re: bless mala before use

Post by plwk » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:13 am

There are other mantra for blessing the mala which do require transmission. Try to get at least one of these if you can. Every Lama knows at least one. They will multiply the effect of every mantra you say. Some practitioners only bless their malas during the first session of the day. Some bless their malas at the beginning of every session. This is one of the skillful means of Vajrayana which make it (relatively) fast and easy to practice.
Like as below?
Link
Mala blessing mantra
OM RUCHIRA MANI PRAVARTAYA HUM (7x)

Recite this mantra seven times and then blow over the mala. By doing this, whatever mantra you recite that was taught by the Buddha, the Tathagata, will increase more than one hundred billion times. This is taught in the Sutra of the Unfathomable Celestial Mansion Developing the Jewel.
Rinpoche mentions nothing about a transmission for it though...

pemachophel
Posts: 1204
Joined: Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:19 pm
Location: Lafayette, CO

Re: bless mala before use

Post by pemachophel » Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:03 pm

Didn't know that mantra came from a Sutra. Since I received it as a lung, I assumed it needed transmission. Nice to know it doesn't.
Pema Chophel པདྨ་ཆོས་འཕེལ

Post Reply

Return to “Tibetan Buddhism”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Aspiring.Monk, deff, Google [Bot], Heruka85, javier.espinoza.t and 82 guests