Monday, October 31, 2016

The living journal - Believing in yourself

Some days when you get up in the morning and you feel things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be. There are times when people let you down. That is when you have to tell yourself that things will get better. But sometimes you must remind yourself to trust your own judgments and to focus on believing in yourself.

Sometime we will face challenges, obstacles and changes to make in your life, and it's you to accept or reject them. Always to remember to keep yourself headed in the right direction for you. 

It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are. So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, be sure to believe in yourself and what you want your life to be. 

Because the challenges and impermanent will guide you along and to find the goals that you know are meant to come true for you. This is how I am transforming my fears into a reality and from reality it motivated me to be stronger and start believing in myself.


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Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Buddhafields

What is Buddhafields or Buddha Pure Lands?

Buddhafields in Sanskrit term is known as "Buddhakṣetra"  which denotes the area where a Buddha guides sentient beings toward enlightenment. Buddhafields or Buddha Pure Lands oriented practices and concepts are found within basic Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist cosmology, and form an important component of the Mahayana Buddhist traditions of China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Tibet. 

The term "Buddhafields or Pure Land Buddhism" is used to describe both the Pure Land doctrines of salvation of Mahayana Buddhism. In Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism, there are many Buddhas, and each Buddha has His own Pure Land.  
These are by far the most popular among Buddha Pure Lands as follows:-
1) Vaidūryanirbhāsa (東方淨琉璃世界) of Bhaisajyaguru Medicine Buddha in the East.
2) Sukhavati (In Sanskrit) western Pure land or Dewachen (In Tibetan) of Amitabha Buddha in the West.
3) Tushita Heaven (兜率) refers to some Buddhist scriptures have noted that the future Buddha Maitreya is currently teaching at the Inner Court of Tushita Heaven (兜率內院)
4) Zangdok Palri (The Copper-coloured Mountain) of Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava is in the South-Western Continent of our world.

What made all the difference was the transcendental and supernatural power of the Buddha’s presence. This phenomena is called “the Buddhafields” - an effulgence that radiates from every Buddha, and can affect beings in it’s space time vicinity. Shakyamuni Buddha explains the size and power of the Buddhafield varies from one Buddha to another - and that Amitabha Buddha has the greatest Buddhafield of all. In fact, there is no place in the universe that is not touched by this Buddhafield. This is why the light and the life of Amitabha Buddha is continually available to all beings, everywhere.

The Buddhafields have developed into its pristine state through the compassion deeds of the Buddha during former lives as a Bodhisattva. According to the Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings, there are an infinite number of such field or Pure Land. Each has the particular qualities so as to meet the spiritual needs of being with different capacities. The Buddhafields are vary in their degree of purity, reflecting the level of attainment of the Pure Land resident beings.
Our world is the Buddhafield under the aegis of Shakyamurni Buddha, but there are other fields where a Buddha still present, most notably is The Amitabha Buddha's Sukhavati or the most popular known as the "Western Pure Land" or in the Tibetan word " Dewachen" the ultimate blissful Buddhafield. 
The Amitabha Western Buddhafield - Sukhavati (In Sanskrit) or Dewachen (In Tibetan) 
According to the sutra known as the Rolling of Drums, countless eons ago there was a joyous kingdom whose sovereign had great devotion for the buddha of that time, Lokesvararaja. The king renounced his kingdom, became a monk, and vowed to reach enlightenment. 

He expressed his bodhicitta intention through forty-eight vows, and promised to refuse buddhahood if any of these vows were not fulfilled. With these words, the earth trembled and flowers rained down from the skies. Praises resounded and with them the prophecy that this monk would surely become a buddha. And so he did, as the Buddha Amitabha.

In his lifetime as this bodhisattva monk, Amitabha saw that countless pure realms existed for realized ones who had been victorious over the mind's delusions, but no such realm was accessible to those still struggling on the path. 
Among his forty-eight vows was the aspiration to create a pure realm for all those who heard his name, wished to attain that realm, established the roots of virtue, and dedicated their merit in order to be reborn there. So powerful was his intention that he swore to refuse buddhahood if it did not enable him to manifest such a realm.


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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

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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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Light Up Your Life - The Auspiciousness of Lamps Lighting

“Of all the methods for accumulating merit through generosity, offering butter lamps is second only to the practice of Tsok offerings"
Wisdom words by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche.

Make Offerings of Light
Offerings of light are appropriate to celebrate events, to offer with prayers for friends and family during difficult times, and in the days following someone’s depature from this world. In the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, offerings of light have great significance. The symbolism of light dispels the darkness of ignorance through the light of the Buddha’s teachings, wisdom, and compassion for all beings.

A lit lamp is one of the offerings found on the altar in front of a Buddha image. It signifies the radiance of a lamp,. It is generally referred to as simply a "lamp". The lamps offered to the Buddha include oil lamps or candles. There is also a type of lamp that is kept lit throughout day and night. It is the "perpetual lamp". The dharma assembly where many lamps are lit as offerings to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas is called the "Ten Thousand Lamp Assembly." 

In Buddhism, lamps are categorized according to their purpose into the ones used in daily life and the ones as offerings to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. The offering lamps are further divided into two groups:-
1) The ordinary lamps used during bowing and sutra recitation.
2) The perpetual lamps used to adorn Buddha halls.

Lighting lamps inside a temple also signifies the meaning of group cultivation. Lighting lamps dignifies the temple, and help everyone generate a minds of reverence. Moreover, it also symbolizes brightness and wisdom, capable of removing darkness of afflictions. 
According to Buddhist scriptures, lighting lamps as offerings among stupas, monasteries, Buddha statues and scrolls is greatly meritorious. If people offer a lamp, they will obtain ten types of merits:-  
  1. Is to be able to illuminate the world like a lamp. 
  2. Regardless of the place of birth, their flesh eyes will never deteriorate.  
  3. They will gain clairvoyance. 
  4. They will obtain good wisdom of knowing what is virtue and what is non-virtue. 
  5. They will eliminate great darkness. 
  6. They will obtain the brightness of wisdom. 
  7. They will always be far from places of darkness wherever they reincarnate 
  8. They will have great blessings. 
  9. They will be reborn in the heavens or in a human realm. 
  10. They will quickly attain Nirvana." 
If there are sentient beings offering lamps at stupas and temples of the Buddha,  they will gain four types of joyous Dharmas. What are the four? 
  1.  Physical body. 
  2.  Spititual and worldly wealth.  
  3.  Great goodness. 
  4.  Wisdom. 
This is to say that people who light lamps as offerings to the Buddhas will get a dignified appearance, ample wealth, roots of goodness and great wisdom. Light is also said to represent the flame of awakened mind, which illuminates reality as it is.  An offering of light is illuminating the path to greater spiritual awarenes and to the path of enlightwenment.


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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

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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Saturday, October 15, 2016

The honorific title and salutation in Tibetan Buddhism


(The contents of this post are intended and provided for general information purposes only. It may vary among the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism)

When is it appropriate to address someone with Mr/Mrs instead of his given name? How about when it is appropriate to address someone in the Vajrayana? 

When you meet someone new, it's important to know how to address the individual standing in front of you. Properly addressing people in different situation shows you're respectful of their position and mindful in any way. 

The honorific title or it is more appropriate description is used to address or describe Tibetan Lamas and other high-ranking or respected teachers. The original meaning of these descriptions or title salutation in Vajrayana may be different from what we actually understand nowadays.

The following descriptions are in an alphabetical order:-
1) Ani
2) Geshe
3) Khenpo
4) Lama
5) Lonpon
6) Rinpoche
7) Tulku
1) Ani is a female nun.  The Tibetan word for monk is “trapa.” In Tibetan language , the word Ani also translates as aunt, which has special significance in Buddhism as the Buddha's aunt, Mahaprajapati, is said to have been the first Buddhist nun. 
2) Geshe mean "abbot-professor” in Tibetan and is a Tibetan Buddhist academic degree for monks and nuns. The degree is emphasized primarily by the Gelug lineage, but is also awarded in the Sakya and Bon traditions. In the Gelug tradition, the Geshe also refers to either a senior monk who ordains new monastics, or the abbot of a monastery. The title “Geshe” is not just a name for a graduate.“Ge” means “virtue” and “she” means “knowing.” Geshe thus means one who knows virtue, one who knows what should be practiced and what should be abandoned.
3) Khenpo mean "abbot-professor” in Tibetan  and applies more to a student personal Buddhist academic degree for higher Buddhist studies given in Tibetan Buddhism. In the Nyingma, Kagyu, and Sakya traditions, the title is awarded usually after a period of 10-13 years of intensive study , training in Buddist institutes of higher studies, these students are then conferred to the description title "Khenpo". 

The title of Khenpo is more likely to a terminal degree in Buddhist Studies equivalent to a Doctor of Philosophy, PhD of modern educational system. After successfully passing their examination they are entitled to serve as teachers of Buddhism. However, the requirements to obtain the title "Khenpo" can be different among the four schools of Nyingma, Kagyu, Gelug and Sakya of Tibetan Buddhism.
4) Lama is a Tibetan Dharma teacher. Lama has a high definition. In traditional Tibetan Buddhism, the highest accomplished people are called "Lama". Examples are :- His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Lama Tsongkapa , Lama Marpa , Lama Longchen Rabjam, etc. 

Nowadays, the Lama is used in some places of the Himalayan regions as a general name for ordained monks and can be used as an honorific title or description conferred on a monk.  Lama may also refer to Nepali ethnic Tamang peoples or clans and surname of Sherpa people in general.

5) Lopon is a spiritual master and is a degree given in Tibetan Buddhism equal to Master of Arts (M.A.)
6) Rinpoche is a Tibetan word which means “precious one.” in the Vajrayana traditions, Rinpoche is generally placed in a higher ranking than a reincarnation Tulku.  This title of Rinpoche is applied at the end of the teacher’s name.  “Rinpoche” is also occasionally given as a title of respect to living teachers who were not formally recognized as reincarnate lamas while they were young but have demonstrated extraordinary qualities in this life.
Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche
Women are traditionally rare birds among Buddhist lamas. But that shows signs of change. A nun who grew up the only woman among 500 monks in India, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche represents the Mindrolling lineage, one of Buddhism’s few with a history of female masters. She leads the Lotus Garden Retreat Center in Stanley, VA, where one of her primary projects is directing nuns in a range of social service projects, from actively educating Tibetan women toward financial independence to creating independent living opportunities for senior citizens in Tibetan refugee camps.
7) Tulku - Traditionally is considered to be a reincarnation of a Buddhist master who, out of his or her compassion for the suffering of sentient beings, has vowed to take rebirth to help all beings attain enlightenment. To fulfill this aspiration, a Tulku will generally need to go through the complete process of recognition, enthronement and training.  Formal recognition generally occurs soon after a Tulku has been identified, but only after other important lineage masters have been consulted. 

The next step of enthronement may or may not occur for a Tulku, depending on the circumstances. Enthronement formally invests the Tulku with the responsibility of furthering the activities associated with their particular Tulku lineage. Thus, if there are specific teachings and practice traditions associated with their lineage, and if there are perhaps monks, nuns, monasteries, retreat centers, lay communities and so forth for which the Tulku traditionally takes responsibility, then the Tulku is formally vested with those responsibilities at the time of enthronement. 

In the event that an enthronement ceremony is conducted, it may take place soon after recognition or some years later. If the Tulku is too young to assume their responsibilities upon enthronement, others may be entrusted to take on those responsibilities until the tulku is ready. 

Finally, a Tulku needs to complete a formal course of training which includes years of study and meditation. This training reawakens the Tulku's powers of insight and compassion and develops their skillful means for helping others. It is only after such training that a Tulku is ready to take on the role of a teacher. 
Steven Seagal is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter, film director and martial artist. He has been recognized as a reincarnation of a Tibetan Lama and formally recognized as a Tulku by the late His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, but has not been officially enthroned.

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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

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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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tibetan Astrological Calendar

Tibetan astrological calendar making is based on the Kalachakra Wheel of Time Tantra, which was translated into Tibetan from Sanskrit in 1027 A.D. The first chapter of these high level Buddhistic teachings, External Kalachakra, includes Tibetan cosmology and chronological studies. The official Tibetan calendar is lunar, but in Tibetan calendar making different systems are used, which harmonize solar and lunar factors. There are three systems for defining the New Year:

The Tibetan New Year (Losar) falls around February - lunar system
The Kalachakra New Year falls in April - solar system
The Elemental New Year falls around December - lunar system

The Tibetan calendar is a unique system which is lunar-based. India also has a lunar calendar, but it is different to the Tibetan and starts the year on a different date. It has only 360 days in the year and a complicated system of using skip-days (tsi chad-pa) and extra days (tsi lhag-pa). The new moon always starts the month, and the full moon falls on the fifteenth day. As the lunar phase defines a month, every month is 30 days and a year has twelve months. The lunar day is about one minute shorter than a solar day, which is 24.00 hours. To make the calendar correspond with solar days, it occasionally adds a 13th month.

Each year is ruled by one of the five elements and one of twelve animal signs as in Chinese calendars, but they start the year on different dates and the months have different lengths. So it is very important not to mix Tibetan and Chinese systems together. Tibetan years follow twelve-year animal cycles. One element rules two years in a row and then changes to the next element, while an animal sign will rule for one year at a time. The Year 2000 was an Iron-Dragon year and the year 2001 was an Iron-Snake year. The year 2002 was a Water-Horse year, and so forth. The 60 year cycle of all combinations of the five elements and twelve animals is called Rab-byung. 

The first year in the Tibetan calendar dates back to the Kalachakra year, 1027. Actually the system of animal years already started in the middle of 600 A.D. under the influence of the teachings of a Chinese princess who married the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo. The system of 60 year cycles, Rab-byung, was introduced around the 10th century and in the 11th century it was widely used in Tibet. 
Kalachakra teachings were blended with Elemental astrology, and when Tibetan scholars made the very first Tibetan calendar they used Rab-byung for counting the years. As Kalachakra teachings were the foundation for chronological calculations, it was decided that the official date of introduction of Kalachakra would be Year One. Year 1027 was a Fire-Rabbit year and from then a Fire-Rabbit year became the first year in Tibetan Rab-byung, while the Chinese 60 year cycle always begins with a Wood-Mouse Year.

Tibetan calendar is meant specifically for practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism. It shows the cycle of twelve months according to the Tibetan lunar calendar together with the corresponding months and days of the Western calendar. The Tibetan astrology is a combination of Buddhist astrology from Kalachakra-Tantra, Hindu astrology from Shiva-Tantra and ancient Chinese astrology. 

Due to the synchronisation of solar day, lunar month, and zodiac year in Tibetan astrology you will see that a day can be lost or doubled. The regular holy days as well as special days of Tibetan and Buddhist festivals are indicated. Although every day of the year is a special day for the practice of Dharma, the selection made here is on the bases of giving priority to the most important ones.

The 8th Moon, Full Moon, New Moon and eclipse days are special days for any wholesome action. For the lay practitioners these days are especially recommended for taking the Eight Vows. The 10th and 25th of the Tibetan calendar are days for Ganachakra or Tsok-Rituals of Tantra. They are especially recommended for performing Guru-Pujas. Sojong or Upposotha days twice a month are for confession of monastic communities.
Tibetan years follow twelve-year animal cycles:-
  1. Rabbit
  2. Dragon
  3. Snake
  4. Horse
  5. Sheep
  6. Monkey
  7. Rooster/Bird
  8. Dog
  9. Pig
  10. Mouse
  11. Ox
  12. Tiger
Tibetan months are also ruled by the animal signs as follows:-
  1.  January - Dragon
  2.  February - Snake
  3.  March - Horse
  4.  April - Sheep
  5.  May - Monkey
  6.  June - Rooster / Bird
  7.  July - Dog
  8.  August - Pig
  9. September - Mouse
  10. October - Ox
  11. November - Tiger 
  12. December - Rabbit
The Astro Tibet 16 calendar is based on the cycles of the moon, and various dates are considered especially auspicious or inauspicious for certain practices. 

Also some of the most important days of the Vajrayana traditions are included:-
- The important anniversaries of Buddha Shakyamuni
- Sacred days of Medicine Buddha, Amitabha, 
  Guru Padmasambhava, Dakinis and Dharma Protectors
- Auspicious and Inauspicious Days
- Favorable Days for Fire and Naga Pujas
- Good Days for taking Sojong Vows
- Favorable/Unfavorable Days for starting new ventures
- Full and New Moon Days
- Wisdom Quotes from Precious Masters


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Thank you for reading, may you find peace and great bliss. With your support it helps to spread the Buddha’s precious teachings and turning the Dharma wheels in the world.

Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

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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Monday, October 10, 2016

The Essence of Life - Love and aging gracefully

When was the last time you have meal with your parents ?

My dear children, the day you see I'm getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I'm going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don't interrupt to say: "You said the same thing a minute ago"... Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep.
Aging is not a pretty process. Yes, there is something to be said about being able to grow old with grace and dignity and about doing things to stay active and alert in our golden years, but there are certain battles with father time that we just cannot win. 

As more and more of our cells die and are not replaced, we suffer both a physical and mental toll. We know plenty about the wrinkles, hair loss, the greying hair, thinning skin, liver spots and the effects of age-related changes in our muscles, joints and bones. 

Forgetfulness is one example. We often make light of instances of fading memory, dismissing them as inevitable but harmless symptoms of aging. Each time we have trouble finding our glasses, remembering a person’s name or sticking to our train of thought, we tend to sheepishly chide ourselves for “getting old”. 

After all, we cannot help it if nature dictates that our memory weakens with age. Or can we?It is hard to reverse the ravages of time – at the time of writing, both the elixir of life and the Fountain of Youth remain elusive – but we can certainly do a lot to know more about problems associated with aging and how to deal with them. 
Buddhism is about overcoming suffering in the material world, so that the individual can escape the cycle of rebirth and attain nirvana -- the ultimate state of blessedness. Buddhism teaches that old age is a time of great suffering, and since we all age, the young must treat the elderly, particularly their parents, with suitable respect.

Your time is the greatest gift you can dedicate to your unconditionally supportive parents and love ones. Treasure them with every moment possible while you can. 

Thank you for reading, may you find peace and great bliss. With your support it helps to spread the Buddha’s precious teachings and turning the Dharma wheels in the world.

Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

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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Friday, October 7, 2016

The Wealth of Fortune And Prosperity - The White Dzambhala

Every drop of water helps to swell the ocean

Every good and bad action will not go unnoticed

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Praises to the Lord Dzambhala
The one who controls the harm-givers, whose holy body is elegant in nine ways of acting, who is well-tied with rainbow aggregates made of melted white crystal, who grants wish-giving realizations like a rainfall. I pray homage and prostrate to the glorious Guru White Dzambhala.

Three offerings to the White Dzambhala 財神
One could offer spheric dessert made from three “white"offerings, such as milk, yoghurt, flour and three “sweet " of white sugar, rock sugar, honey to White Dzambhala.

White Dzambhala he is God of Wealth. He will fulfill your wishes, make you connect with spiritual and worldly wealth and create financial stability and prosperity if worshiped with a pure and proper motivation, Bodhichitta and compassion toward other beings.

In Tibetan language he is known as " Dzambhala Gapee" he is the compassionate manifestation of the Bodhisattva Chenrezig (Guan Yin). He can remove the suffering of poverty and sickness, purify non-virtuous karma and karmic obstacles, avert disaster and sickness, and evolve bodhicitta mind.  
As the manifestation of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, White Dzambhala was born from his right eye. White Dzambhala is depicted sitting on a dragon, and a mongoose in his left hand spits out precious diamonds and ornaments. White Dzambhala has white colored body. He also holding a Wealth Banner in his left arm and a gold sword in his right. 

All the five Dzambhalas are the protector of all Lineages and of all sentient beings from all sickness and difficulties. White Dzambhala is manifested in a wrathful form with a significant purpose:-

”Because in this world, there are all kinds of wrathful and negative emotions or bad spirits, and sometimes they will harm you and other sentient beings, Dzambhala must take on such a wrathful and powerful form to protect us from these harmful spirits and negative karma. 

Especially, Dzambhala helps us minimize or decrease all misfortunes and obstacles and helps us increase all good fortune and happiness. Especially, Dzambhala helps us minimize or decrease all misfortunes and obstacles and helps us increase all good fortune and happiness. 
There are five different colors manifestation of wealth Zambhala, the Yellow, Red, Green, White and the Black. 

Each has their own practice and mantra to help eliminate poverty and create financial stability, The five Zambhalas wealth deities are to guide sentient beings along the path to enlightenment. They have the essence of generosity and represent the activities of increasing benefit. Their aspirations are to help the poor and those suffering from ill-fortune. 
Pouring water on a statue of White Dzambhala.
If you have a statue of Dzambhala you pour water on his head, for added blessings. 
Legend has it, when Buddha Sakyamuni was teaching Maha Prajna-Paramita Sutra , Devadatta is overwhelmed envy hurled stones to Buddha . However, the stone hit the head Zambhala White and Yellow and Black Dzambhala stomach. 
The Buddha then went and to and blessed all the Dzambhalas; flowing substance of his wisdom, compassion, and love is white, like nectar, and touching the head Dzambhala. Dzambhala feel very happy, joyful, peaceful, and free from defilement and restrictions, as well as to heal. 
Dzambhala immediately bowed to the Buddha and grateful. Buddha Sakyamuni said to him, "As I am already healed you and myself had poured the nectar of this holy unto you, in the future, if one of my students who invoke strength and pour water over your head - bless them with wealth, give them two types wealth, material wealth and spiritual wealth, especially the more important is the spiritual wealth. 
Dzambhala replied to the Lord Buddha and pressed his palms and said," I will do as your word and I promised that I would.
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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

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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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Wealth of Fortune And Prosperity - The Black Dzambhala

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

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Praises to the Black Dzambhala
I pay homage to Guru Black Dzambhala.

The Black Dzambhala is known as the Kubera , God of Wealth. He will fulfill your wishes, make you connect with spiritual and worldly wealth and create financial stability and prosperity if worshiped with a pure and proper motivation, Bodhichitta and compassion toward other beings.


Black Dzambhala is manifested in a wrathful form with a significant purpose:-

”Because in this world, there are all kinds of wrathful and negative emotions or bad spirits, and sometimes they will harm you and other sentient beings, Dzambhala must take on such a wrathful and powerful form to protect us from these harmful spirits and negative karma" 


Especially, Dzambhala helps us minimize or decrease all misfortunes and obstacles and helps us increase all good fortune and happiness. 
There are five different colors manifestation of wealth Zambhala, the Yellow, Red, Green, White and the Black. 

Each has their own practice and mantra to help eliminate poverty and create financial stability, The five Zambhalas wealth deities are to guide sentient beings along the path to enlightenment. They have the essence of generosity and represent the activities of increasing benefit. Their aspirations are to help the poor and those suffering from ill-fortune. 

Black Dzambhala he is usually seen standing on a corpse and with a Kapala (a cup made from a human skull) in his right hand along with the mongoose in his left hand. He is also usually pictured surrounded by a ring of fire. He is black in color, as his name would indicate.
The Black Dzambhala he is the chief of the five great Dzambhala of the Yellow , White, Red, Green Dzambhala families. He is considered most effective for those that have given people material and spiritual wealth. If you have a statue of him you pour water on his belly, not his head, for added blessings. 

The Black Dzambhala is also known as the Hindu God of Wealth. Originated in ancient India. He manifested from the waters of the river and gave the transmission of generating wealth to a king whose kingdom was undergoing extreme financial difficulties during that time. He also benefits the poor and those in solitary retreat that has virtuous mind.
He is the manifestation of Amoghasiddhi Buddha by the request of Buddha Shakyamuni to turn the wheel of Dharma to benefit sentient beings who are suffering from poverty. He will enable all endeavors to be perfectly accomplished and purify all bad luck and obstacles, prevent theft, bad debts and loss of wealth. 
Dzambhala has black colored body. He depicted in a standing position over a human body, symbolizes to subdue human’s ego and eliminate human’s greed. His right hand holding Gems Pot and his left hand holding an animal named Nehulay (mongoose) which spue out jewels from its mouth. Black Dzambhala also wears a snake necklace on his body.
Pouring water on a statue of Black Dzambhala.
If you have a statue of Black Dzambhala you pour water on his belly, not his head, for added blessings. 
Legend has it, when Buddha Sakyamuni was teaching Maha Prajna-Paramita Sutra , Devadatta is overwhelmed envy hurled stones to Buddha . However, the stone hit the head Zambhala White and Yellow and Black Dzambhala stomach. The Buddha then went and to and blessed all the Dzambhalas; flowing substance of his wisdom, compassion, and love is white, like nectar, and touching the head Dzambhala. Dzambhala feel very happy, joyful, peaceful, and free from defilement and restrictions, as well as to heal. 
Dzambhala immediately bowed to the Buddha and grateful. Buddha Sakyamuni said to him, "As I am already healed you and myself had poured the nectar of this holy unto you, in the future, if one of my students who invoke strength and pour water over your head - bless them with wealth, give them two types wealth, material wealth and spiritual wealth, especially the more important is the spiritual wealth. 
Dzambhala replied to the Lord Buddha and pressed his palms and said," I will do as your word and I promised that I would.
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Aspiration For Bodhichitta
For those in whom the precious Bodhichitta has not arisen
May it arise and not decrease
But increase further and further.

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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