Benefits of Prayer Wheels by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche

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Post by Nicholas Weeks » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:54 pm

Mantrik wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:00 am
Also found this guidance:
https://earthsanctuary.org/pdf/Use_Bene ... Wheels.pdf
That is an excellent little article!

Evidently there is one sutra, at least, that speaks of benefits from using a prayer wheel. Anyone familiar with Chu klung chen po’i mdo (The Great River Sutra)?
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Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:41 pm

One obvious warning regarding the construction of prayer wheels one buys:
Prayer wheels should be constructed under the guidance and direction of an experienced Lama. Prayer wheels should also be blessed and consecrated by a Lama.
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Post by n8pee » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:12 pm

Has anyone seen these? Beautiful.

http://www.heartwoodprayerwheels.com

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Re: Benefits of Prayer Wheels by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:49 pm

More of the benefits from using the Wheel:
The way of visualizing the wheel called Om mani padme hum comes in the
tantra entitled The Condensed Secrecy of the Compassionate-Eyed One. It is as
follows: "Light beams from the great Dharma wheel take the delusions, sufferings
[Skt. dukkha], imprints (or predispositions), and seeds of all sentient
beings in the six realms and cause these to be collected and absorbed into the
six -syllable wheel. All the disturbing thoughts, karmas, seeds, and imprints are
burnt, destroyed, and purified. If one does this practice, one is liberated from
the causes, conditions, and results of samsara-from all disturbing thoughts,
karma, and obscurations. This is the wheel cutting the root of samsara. Keep
extremely secret and cherish this practice.

"Through light beams emanating from the mantras of the precious wheel
and striking migratory beings, they spontaneously develop the four immeasurable
thoughts-loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity. They complete
the practice of the six perfections-giving, morality, patience, perseverance,
concentration, and wisdom."
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Post by javier.espinoza.t » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:44 am

i'm in the 3/5 of the fpmt book on prayer wheels and really really is a cool thing.

definetely going to make or buy one.

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Re: Benefits of Prayer Wheels by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:06 pm

Forgot to mention that the Wheel of Great Compassion book gives pretty explicit instructions on how to build a standing or handheld Dharma wheel. It even supplies the parts with Tibetan script that could be copied by those who cannot read Tibetan.

Since part of the potency has to do with the number of mantras inside, if one can buy microfilm copies that will boost the benefits much.
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Re: Benefits of Prayer Wheels by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche

Post by Miroku » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:11 pm

This could possible be of an interest.
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Re: Benefits of Prayer Wheels by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche

Post by moonbun » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:25 am

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing this. I got a small prayer wheel, and followed the instructions on the FPMT site on how to fill it up correctly. I've been using it diligently.

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Re: Benefits of Prayer Wheels by Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche

Post by Fortyeightvows » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:13 pm

I look at the prayer wheel as an external reflection of the internal practice- I think part of the use of malas goes back to this too.

body speech mind-
while the mantra is revolving in us, we turn the prayer wheel with the hand, recite the mantra with the mouth

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