Monday, November 30, 2015

The Living Journal - Living Great

The Living Journal - Living Great

We may have seen better days,

But we may have also seen much worse,

We do not have anything that we want,
But we do have what we need,

Sometimes we have some aches and pains and sorrows, depression, sadness,

When I woke up every day, I knew my life is not perfect, 

But then again, I can feel the breeze of the  wind, moisture of the fresh air and sunshine,

So,  I knew I am blessed.....

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Living Journal - Tibetan Prayer Flags

The Tibetan word for prayer flag is called 'Lungta' literally means, "Wind Horse". When wind blows the sacred prayer flag flaps in the breeze. The prayers contained on the flags are carried by the wind as a blessing. By viewing the flags, you are reminded to pray for the welfare of people, and to be mindful of the motivation to be kind, compassionate, and joyful throughout the day. 
When we see a prayer flags, whether it is motionless or it is flying in the breeze, we are always to be reminded of the call to say a prayer or recite any mantra or particularly the mantra of OM Mani Padme Hung. It is known as the compassionate universal mantra from Avalokistesvara or Cherenzig Bodhisattva.

It's to remind us for the welfare of all beings, to work to bring about virtue, goodness, healing and happiness in the world around us. Tibetan believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and living compassion into all pervading space. Therefore, prayer flags are thought to bring benefit to all beings.  
By hanging flags in high places, the "Wind Horse" will carry the blessing depicted on the flags to all beings. As wind passes over the surface of the flags which are sensitive to the slightest movement of the wind, the air is believed will purify and sanctify by the mantras itself.

This is the reasons why prayer flags are flown throughout the Himalayas and are often seen at holy sites, temples, monastery, holy caves, rooftop, mountain summits or any where the prayer flags may meet the wind. 
The flags are traditionally printed with auspicious symbols, mantras and prayers, which are blown by the wind and blessed by the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for removing obstacles and be in goodwill, harmony, wisdom and protected from dangers and evils.

Life moves on and is replaced by new life, it's believed that we can renew our hopes for the world by continually mounting new flags alongside the old. The act symbolizes a welcoming of life changes and unacknowledgment that all beings are part of a greater ongoing cycle. Vajrayana features countless skillful and powerful methods which, if they are practiced in the proper way, can make the process of accumulation and purification incredibly swift and direct. 


Thank you for reading , may you find peace and joyfulness. With your support it helps spread the Buddha's precious teaching and turning the Dharma wheels in the world. 

Aspiration For Bodhichitta
May the precious Bodhichitta arise
Where it has not arisen
And where it has arisen may it not decrease
But increase further and further.

Nagarjuna's Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migrators from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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I do not own or infringe copyright any of these photos. 
Photos courtesy and credit to the rightful owners.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sarasvati -The deity of melodious voice 妙音天女


Every drop of water helps to swell the ocean
Every good and bad action will not go unnoticed

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Sarasvati Literally means - The one that flows, or famously known as " The deity of melodious voice".  She is a deity of wisdom, who bestows knowledge, intelligence and memory. 

Sarasvati (Tibetan:Yanchenmsis a peaceful yidam who holds a vina (a sitar-like lute) on her lap; she also sometimes holds a text. She is white-coloured with one face, two eyes, and two arms. Dressed in pure white and seated with ankles crossed and knee raised, often on a swan or a white lotus.
Her body is very spotless white and her black hair is coiled on her head decorated with flowers. She is wearing celestial clothes and the skirt in five colours. White color signifies the purity of true knowledge, her left hand holds a jewel-studded vina and the right strumming the vina enthusiastically with her fingertips.

The music is so sweet that is can touch the heart of every living creature both in the heaven and in the world. People of ancient times, being deficient in intelligence, prayed to the buddhas. The power of these buddhas arose in the form of this goddess.
She is sometimes connected to Palden Lhamo, who may be regarded as Sarasvati in wrathful form. She is the Hindu goddess at the beginning, were afterwards led into Tibetan buddhism, also called "The deity of melodious voice"
In Tibetan Buddhism, She is emphasized with her association in granting wisdom in writing and teaching. Thus, she is called "Yanchenma 妙音天女" which means "The deity of melodious voice". 
Anyone who rely on her with faith will find their wisdom becoming sharper, and their wishes for clarity of mind, accuracy of memory, and so forth will be fulfilled. By reciting *Sarasvati mantra, one will become learned in all scholarly treatises, have clarity of mind, mental stability, brilliant memory, pleasant voice and ability to gladden others.

Please consult your Guru or a qualified lineage master for Dharmapala practice! Should a devotee even want to start studying and contemplating the Dharmapalas, then it is truly necessary to first have completed the preliminaries and to be certain and sure that bodhicitta has arisen and developed in one’s mind. 


It is absolutely necessary to have the pure motivation and to know that Vajrayana practice is not carried out to increase one’s own power and profit. Negative intentions of any kind may not be.
Vajrayana features countless skillful and powerful methods which, if they are practiced in the proper way, can make the process of accumulation and purification incredibly swift and direct. 
Thank you for reading , may you find peace and joyfulness. With your support it helps spread the Dharma and turning the Dharma wheels in the world. 



Aspiration For Bodhichitta
May the precious Bodhichitta arise
Where it has not arisen
And where it has arisen may it not decrease
But increase further and further.

Nagarjuna's Dedication of Merit
By this merit may we obtain omniscience then.
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings.
May we liberate migrators from the ocean of existence.
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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I do not own or infringe any copyright of the picture(s).
Picture(s) courtesy and credit to the rightful distributors and or studios.
Picture(s) is/are intended for editorial use only.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Living Journal - Cry For Help

She has taken much of her time.
Convince us she's fine.
But when she turns around, we are not so certain.
It's not always the same, where she was used to be.

Tibet she is depressed.
And when she goes, we feel to blame.
Why won't she say she needs us?
I know she's not as strong as she seems.

Why don't we see her cry for help?
Why don't we feel her cry for help?
Why don't we hear her cry for help?

When wandered around the streets of the promise land
Trying to find sense of it all.
The rain on her face.
It covers the trace.

All of the tears she would have to waste.
Why must she hide her emotions?
Why must she never break down and cry?

All that she needs is to cry for help.
Somebody please hears she is crying for help.
All she can do is crying for help.

No matter what others say
No need to feel ashamed. 
Release the pain. 

Whenever you feel like you're left by yourself.
If you get a little lost, and lose your way.
All you need to know is.
No matter what others say
No need to feel ashamed. 
Release the pain. 
Tibet, cry for help.....


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Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Living Journal - The Power Of Words


The Living Journal - The Power Of Words. How can a mantra can bring so much benefit to those who recite it? We might as well ask, how  can a simple thoughtless word make you angry, upset and a kind word can make us feel happy? 

Words contain a lot of meaning and can be used to bring joy or pain. For instance, if you were to say this:- Oh, you are fat and ugly or you are an idiot" the reaction of the recipient will be completely different and intense. 

But If you were to say:- Today you look so amazingly great and wonderful, it will immediately make the recipient happy to hear it. 
So, if spoken words such as these have so much power to create harm or good. Why not mantras that have blessed by the Buddhas? In Buddhism, mantras are sacred sounds that are believed to possess supernatural powers. 

By chanting mantras, we will purify the impurities of our body, speech and mind caused by  ignorance, hatred, lust, desire, attachment, jealousy and so forth, as the wisdom, power or blessings of the Buddha, Bodhisattva, deity exists within the mantra itself. 
Furthermore, there is tremendous benefit when we recite with our sincere heart, devotion and concentration, accompanied by a visualization of the deity as visualization is an integral part of the Vajrayana practices. There are people who recite mantra without faith, confidence and concentration, it like a parrot singing a song. 

If this how you practice, you will achieve nothing, even in a million years! 

Tayata Om Muni Muni Maha Muniyeh Soha 
Om Mani Pad me Hum. 
Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Padma Sidhi Hung. 

Thank you for reading and may you find peace and ultimate bliss. With your supports it helps spread the precious Buddha's teachings and turning the Dharma wheels in the world. 

Aspiration For Bodhichitta 
Jang Chub Sem Chog Rinpoche 
Ma Kye Pa Nam Kye Gyur Chiang 
Kye Pa Nyam Par Mey Pa Yang 
Gong Nay Gong Du Phel War Shog. 

May the precious Bodhichitta arise.
Where it has not arisen 
And where it has arisen 
May it not decrease But increase further and further. 

Nagarjuna's Dedication of Merit 
So nam di yi tham chay zig pa nyi 
Thob nay nye pa'i dra nam pham jay nay 
Kye ga na chi'i ba lab thrug pa yi 
Si pa'i tso lay dro war drol war shog. 

By this merit may we obtain omniscience then. 
Having defeated the enemies wrong-doings. 
May we liberate migrators from the ocean of existence. 
With its stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death. 

*Note* I do not own or copyright any of these photos.