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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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.

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Post by 明安 Myoan » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:33 pm

Is any transmission or empowerment necessary to recite the long Vajrasattva mantra?
With a heart wandering in ignorance down this path and that, to guide me I simply say Namu-Amida-Butsu. -- Ippen

The Fundamental Vow [of Amitabha Buddha] is just for such people as woodcutters and grassgatherers, vegetable pickers, drawers of water and the like, illiterate folk who merely recite the Buddha's name wholeheartedly, confident that as a result of saying "Namu Amida Butsu" they will be born into the western land. -- Master Hōnen

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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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The Guru is the Sangha too,
The Guru is Śrī Heruka.
The All-Creating King is the Guru."

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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.

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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.

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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?
Confessions are useful.
"One should always recite mantra, purifying the body."
--Cakrasaṃvara Tantra

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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.

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Re: Methods for keeping Samaya clean

Post by 明安 Myoan » 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:
With a heart wandering in ignorance down this path and that, to guide me I simply say Namu-Amida-Butsu. -- Ippen

The Fundamental Vow [of Amitabha Buddha] is just for such people as woodcutters and grassgatherers, vegetable pickers, drawers of water and the like, illiterate folk who merely recite the Buddha's name wholeheartedly, confident that as a result of saying "Namu Amida Butsu" they will be born into the western land. -- 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.

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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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