Methods for keeping Samaya clean

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Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Post by Jangchup Donden » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:29 pm

I was looking to get a general list of methods used for keeping Samaya clean. I know there's the usual ones such as the Vajrasattva mantra and participating in tsok practices, but I was wondering if there were any others. Does a daily practice session count? Or guru yoga? All of the above?

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Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Post by Malcolm » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:09 pm

Jangchup Donden wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:29 pm
I was looking to get a general list of methods used for keeping Samaya clean. I know there's the usual ones such as the Vajrasattva mantra and participating in tsok practices, but I was wondering if there were any others. Does a daily practice session count? Or guru yoga? All of the above?
Reciting Vajrasattva long mantra 21 times a day prevents degeneration.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Post by Monlam Tharchin » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:33 pm

Is any transmission or empowerment necessary to recite the long Vajrasattva mantra?
Namu Amida Bu Namu Amida Bu Namu Amida Bu

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Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Post by Norwegian » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:44 pm

Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:33 pm
Is any transmission or empowerment necessary to recite the long Vajrasattva mantra?
Yes.

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Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Post by Lobsang Chojor » 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?
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Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Post by Malcolm » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:50 pm

Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:33 pm
Is any transmission or empowerment necessary to recite the long Vajrasattva mantra?
Generally, everyone who has received an anuttarayoga empowerment has the transmission.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Post by Malcolm » 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.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Post by Sennin » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:46 am

Jangchup Donden wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:29 pm
I was looking to get a general list of methods used for keeping Samaya clean. I know there's the usual ones such as the Vajrasattva mantra and participating in tsok practices, but I was wondering if there were any others. Does a daily practice session count? Or guru yoga? All of the above?
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Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Post by Malcolm » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:13 am

BTW best method to repair samaya is completion stage.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Post by Monlam Tharchin » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:26 am

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:
Namu Amida Bu Namu Amida Bu Namu Amida Bu

"If sentient beings are touched by His radiance, their three afflictions will be eliminated and their bodies and minds will become gentle. They will be filled with joy and exuberance as benevolence arises in their minds. If those who are in extreme suffering, taking any of the three evil life-journeys, see this radiance, they can rest, no more pain or distress. After their death, they will be saved." -- Sutra of Amitāyus Buddha

The Teachings of Master Hōnen

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Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Post by Jangchup Donden » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:03 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:13 am
BTW best method to repair samaya is completion stage.
Are you talking about the dissolution stage during deity yoga or the physical practices like the six yogas of Naropa?

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Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Post by Malcolm » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:06 pm

Jangchup Donden wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:03 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:13 am
BTW best method to repair samaya is completion stage.
Are you talking about the dissolution stage during deity yoga or the physical practices like the six yogas of Naropa?
The former.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Post by _R_ » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:49 pm

If you have received Mahamudra transmission that is the most profound way, as it is the practice that will accomplish all the other practices at once.

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