Buddhist Keychains

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Lotus415
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Buddhist Keychains

Post by Lotus415 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:41 pm

This may be a random question, but I was wondering... I have recently come across some "Buddhist" keychains, with the Diamond Sutra, Great Compassion Mantra, etc, written out in Chinese. I thought the idea of carrying something like this around sounded nice, as another reminder of mindfullness throughout the days, but hesitated when I thought of throwing keys around with mantras and sutras attached. Any thoughts? They seem to be popular in Asia.

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Paul
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Re: Buddhist Keychains

Post by Paul » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:12 pm

You don't have to attach them to your keys - stick them on a bag, for instance.
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Re: Buddhist Keychains

Post by Nemo » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:43 pm

I admit to them being a guilty pleausre. Used to know a great place in Singapore to get them but they don't carry them anymore.

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Re: Buddhist Keychains

Post by lorem » Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:55 pm

Lotus415 wrote:This may be a random question, but I was wondering... I have recently come across some "Buddhist" keychains, with the Diamond Sutra, Great Compassion Mantra, etc, written out in Chinese. I thought the idea of carrying something like this around sounded nice, as another reminder of mindfullness throughout the days, but hesitated when I thought of throwing keys around with mantras and sutras attached. Any thoughts? They seem to be popular in Asia.
Diamond Sutra on a keychain? I want one. Intention. If you are disrespectful chant a certain number of times and let go.

What to do about a lost key?
I should be meditating.

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Re: Buddhist Keychains

Post by Grigoris » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:10 am

Put them on a chain or ribbon/thread around your neck.

Another option is to secure it on a "fancy" safety pin and pin it to your clothes. I did this for a Guru Rinpoche gau I gave a Turkish Dharma brother of mine so he could wear it at work.

Something else you can do is to save electronic versions of the Sutras on a micro sd card and put them in a locket. I have the entire Tibetan Kangyur (Sutra Canon) and Tengyur (Canonical commentaries) on a couple of micro sd.
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