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Purchasing Guggul

Post by Pema Rigdzin » Sun May 01, 2011 2:01 pm

Namdrol,

Is there a reliable store online where I can purchase guggul to burn in my home? To your knowledge is it common for people to sell some knockoff substance as guggul?

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Re: Purchasing Guggul

Post by Malcolm » Sun May 01, 2011 2:31 pm

Pema Rigdzin wrote:Namdrol,

Is there a reliable store online where I can purchase guggul to burn in my home? To your knowledge is it common for people to sell some knockoff substance as guggul?

Tsegyalgar has gugul.

And no. Not to my knowledge. It smells like hash, so pretty hard to fake.

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Re: Purchasing Guggul

Post by Grigoris » Sun May 01, 2011 3:23 pm

It's cheap as hell as well, so I can't imagine someone trying to palm you off something cheaper! Actually, if anything, they will try to sell you guggul in place of myrrh (to which it is related in appearance and usage but not as a plant). I buy my guggul from Potalagate http://www.potalagate.com/Qstore/Qstore.cgi" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and if you are not too concerned as to whether it has been blessed or not (and if you are in Europe) from here http://www.theincensestore.com/online_s ... id-50g.cfm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Both are very good quality, the Hindu site is cheaper.
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Re: Purchasing Guggul

Post by Pema Rigdzin » Mon May 02, 2011 6:40 pm

Ok, just ordered some. Two quick questions: 1) is it only used to dispel obstructors, or is it also used as offering to wrathful yidams? 2) also, do you need to burn it on charchol or somethinng or can you just stivk it in an incense burner and light it?

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Re: Purchasing Guggul

Post by Malcolm » Mon May 02, 2011 7:27 pm

Pema Rigdzin wrote:Ok, just ordered some. Two quick questions: 1) is it only used to dispel obstructors, or is it also used as offering to wrathful yidams? 2) also, do you need to burn it on charchol or somethinng or can you just stivk it in an incense burner and light it?

Need charcoal -- will not burn on its own.

However you can get gugul essential oil, and use in an aromatherapy kit
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-- 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: Purchasing Guggul

Post by Grigoris » Mon May 02, 2011 9:06 pm

Pema Rigdzin wrote:Ok, just ordered some. Two quick questions: 1) is it only used to dispel obstructors, or is it also used as offering to wrathful yidams? 2) also, do you need to burn it on charchol or somethinng or can you just stivk it in an incense burner and light it?
In the tradition I follow we use it as a Dharmapala offering as well. Burn small pieces on charcoal. It tends to be quite gummy and does not burn well. If you put big pieces on, it burns the crap out of the part that makes contact producing a lot of evil smelling smoke while the top part remains unburnt.

DO NOT burn it in an incense burner that you use for sur or sang offerings as Preta are driven away by the smell and cannot benefit from the offering. Use a seperate incense burner.

You can also use it to purify your kapala. If you smoke the hell out of the inside of the kapala it impregnates it, and since guggul is a natural fungicide, your rakta/men offerings won't go mouldy.
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Re: Purchasing Guggul

Post by Pema Rigdzin » Tue May 03, 2011 1:33 am

Cool, thanks gentlemen!

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