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Saturday, May 13, 2017

What makes us special in life - Gratefulness. - LiteracyBase

What makes us to be grateful in life ? Perhaps , there are various of glorious and compelling stories that have impressed you dearly and spiritually .
There is one issue that we do have a tendency or make the most is to abuse one’s kindness. By exploiting the kindness and trust of others, that is appalling. There is one aspect that cannot be betrayed, that is the inclination and this is the sensation of our affection.
One factor cannot be betrayed, that is our truthfulness or honesties. Utilizing the trustworthiness, or the honesty of an individual, this is we do not assume at the liability, by simply picking up popularity and to misleading individuals that once trusted us most.................
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What makes us special in life - Gratefulness. - LiteracyBase

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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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Garuda - The Mysterious Kings Of the Skies

The legend of King Garuda in ancient Tibet, The King Garuda was a mountain deity of Rebkong, Tibet, an area on the west of the river in Amdo province. Their wingspan is said to be many miles wide; when they flap their wings, they cause hurricane-force winds that brings great destruction to mankinds. After he was subjugated by Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava and became a worldly protector.

Garuda is the Sanskrit name and in Tibetan word it known as 'khyung' Garuda is a mythical bird-like creature symbolizing various elements of the Buddhist path. Garudas are usually represented with a snake in their beak and hands, symbolizing the protection from ophidians and the subjugation of nagas [serpents]. The garuda is a mythical semi-divine bird-like creature that is the enemy of the nagas.
Garuda is the king of bird and creature of Buddhist mythology. Its Name derives from the root Gri, to swallow: Garuda devours the snakes and is the natural enemy of snakes and he devours or controls them. He is represented with a human upper Body, big Eyes, beak, short blue horns, yellow Hair standing on end, bird's claws and wings. 
The Dhyani Buddha Amoghasiddhi sometimes is pictured riding a Garuda. In the Tibetan tradition, the garudas which are important deities of the Bön pantheon, and practised during healing rituals in order to counter certain illnesses provoked by nagas. 

There are five different forms and colors of the Garuda which representing aspects of wisdom and characteristic of the five Buddhas activities:-  
1) Red Garuda represent fire elements.
2) Yellow Garuda represents earth elements.
3) Black Garuda represents air elements.
4) White Garude represents water elements.
5) Blue or rainbow Garuda represents space elements.
Garuda is an important deity of protection. Garuda symbolizes the space element and the Power of the sun, which can dry up the waters. Therefore he is the natural enemy of snakes and he devours or controls them. He represents the Spiritual energy of which devours the delusions of jealousy. And hatred, which are represented by the snake. 

Garuda is also the openness: he can stretch out his wings and soar into space. He represents the great freedom of the mind which can open and is not up tied by conflicting emotions the wise mind which reaches every where, like the rays of the sun, and brings about the growth of life and wisdom. 
Specifically in Buddhism Garuda is related of the perfection of giving dana paramita (The first practice of virtue-Bestowing Joyfulness) just as the rays of the sun give life to the earth. 

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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Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Great Perfection - Body Of Light ( Chapter 2 )

The way of true happiness is when we can free ourselves from all odds and to be able to liberate ourselves and others from the existence of birth, old age, sickness and death.  
Quoted by Thubten Choeyang Maxwell of Tibetan Culture.

Rainbow Body is a mysterious phenomenon of Tibetan Buddhism. A Lama who has acquired the highest forms of accomplishment can manifest what is called "the rainbow body" or "body of light". It is said that the physical body of those who studied Buddhism very deeply will turn into a rainbow.

The ultimate fruition of the practices is a body of pure light, called a rainbow body.  Rainbow body is a level of realization and a phenomenon that when the person died, his body is transformed partially, or totally into five pure lights.  This means either the physical body become much smaller than before, and the skin quality become as freshness as a newborn baby, or even left nothing behind. This phenomenon is hard to understand according to modern science, but it has been well documented in the history of Tibet Buddhism. 
Lama Karma Rinpoche  

A Yogi or Lama who has acquired the highest forms of accomplishment can manifest “the rainbow body” or “body of light”. It is a body made, not of flesh, but of pure light. The culmination of one’s life into the rainbow body is widely recognized as a sign of extreme sanctity. 
Lama Karma Rinpoche rainbow body shrink into 20cm in size

The process from these traditions is generally considered to take approximately seven days, during which time the body progressively shrinks in size. This shrinking is proportional and may stop at approximately small child size.  The Body of Light is a light without shadow; it is awareness without obscurations; it is omniscience; it is pure space. It is the ultimate fruit of spiritual cultivation. The Body of Light represents a complete and total and radical transformation of one’s status of being, a rediscovery of what was primordially present, and this condition is permanent. It is Awareness itself and is dependent on nothing else. 

A fully enlightened person who has the ability to liberate their body into light. There are 3 different levels or stages of transforming into the Rainbow body:-
A brief introductory only
1) The normal rainbow body [ Trekcho practice ].
2) Rainbow body of light [ Togal practice ].
3) Rainbow body of great transference. [ Ja Lu Phowa Chenpo practice ].

1 - The normal Rainbow body that occurs only after body death. There are no physical signs indicating the start of the process before death and once physical death occurs it takes on average 7 days for the body to shrink and dissolve into light and most of the time a small child size body remains behind and in more advanced yogi's only hair and nails. 
 Tasha Lhamo, the mother of Lokgar Rinpoche
Tasha Lhamo, rainbow body shrink into 40cm in size.

2 - The advanced level is known as the Rainbow body, in this level all the signs are showing up while the yogi or Lama is still alive. To dissolving into light might go really fast ,but in most cases it takes month to years to complete, all while remaining fully functional. It is also possible that the yogi or Lama who is in the middle of this process slows it down or is unable to continue the process and dies before the completion of the Rainbow body.  If the process is continued the body will start to shrink and shine real light over time until it reaches the size of a baby and then as a flash of bright rainbow light will disappear into emptiness forever. 

3 -The most advanced and extremely rare level is the attainment of the Rainbow body of great transference. In this level the yogi or Lama not only dissolves the body completely into light but remains functional and visible as light.

In Tibetan Buddhism it can be realized in three ways; through the practices of Anuttara tantra, the special practices of the Kalachakra Tantra , or through Dzogchen. When Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava left at the end of his time in physical form he dissolved his body completely back to their natural elements leaving nothing behind. This was the start of what has become the Nyingma tradition and is the foundation of Tibetan Buddhism as we have come to know it. At the heart of the Nyingma tradition is the practice of Dzogchen otherwise called Ati Yoga or the Great Perfection. 
The great Yogi Milarepa (1050-1123) dissolved entirely into light, leaving no relics behind at all. The culmination of one’s life into the rainbow body is widely recognized as a sign of extreme sanctity. The practice as found In the Kagyu tradition is known as the Mahamudra. The Dzogchen from the Nyingma tradition and the Mahamudra from the Kagyu tradition both are identical in essence. You may follow one or the other, however, each has its own unique instructions. In each system, Mahamudra and Dzogchen, various methods are used to reveal the nature of bare awareness itself.
 Mahamudra in sanskrit  literally means "The Great Seal," The Tibetan word of mahamudra is " Chakgya Chenpo" is often looked upon as the highest practice of meditation and most definitive path to enlightenment in the unique feature of the Tibetan Kagyu lineage. According to the Dzogchen of Nyinma tradition, it is the natural, primordial state or natural condition of a human being and the practice of Dzogchen is a body of teachings and meditations aimed at realizing that condition. According to Dzogchen literature, Dzogchen is the highest and most definitive path to enlightenment. 
Vajrayana Buddhism features countless skillful and powerful methods which, if they are practised in the proper way, can make the process of accumulation and purification incredibly swift and direct.  One should not be a very fussy or concern about the myths of super phenomenon presence. It is also emphasized that one must not get carried away with these myths of phenomenon or Tantric practice. 

It is important to note that Tantric without proper ethical knowledge, training and right motivation is considered dangerous and deemed as self-ego. This is similarly like you are stirring up the energies that you can't control it. Studying of Dharma teachings continue to serve as a foundation for progress on the path to enlightenment.  

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,

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Living Journal - The Mystery of The Tibetan Oracle

The word Oracle is an ancient Greece, which can be found in the Oxford dictionaries and the simple definition means as "a priest or priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity." 

According to Tibetan tradition, Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava was born on a lotus in Dhanakosha Lake on the tenth day of the monkey (fifth) month in Year of the Monkey.  
When Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava consecrated Samye Monastery with the Vajrakilaya dance, he tamed the local spirit protector, Pehar Gyalp, and bound him by oath to become the head of the entire hierarchy of Buddhist protective spirits. Pehar, later known as Dorje Drakden, became the principal protector of His Holiness The Dalai Lamas, manifesting through the Nechung Oracle.

The Communist China invasion of Tibet in 1959.
After years of guerrilla war between Tibetan rebels and the Chinese soldiers in a land that China considered to be its territory, thousands of protesters surrounded the Dalai Lama’s palace in Lhasa to keep His Holiness from being abducted, arrested or assassinated. Over the following ,The State the Oracle, the Dalai Lama’s advisor, urged him to flee.  The Tibetan government-in-exile reports variously, 87,000 deaths for Tibetans and this included the monks and nuns during the rebellion.
According to the Dalai Lama, "Tibetans rely on oracles for various reasons. The purpose of the oracles is not just to foretell the future. They are called upon as protectors and sometimes used as healers. However, their primary function is to protect the Buddha Dharma and its practitioners. 

Tibet takes a special position in the world in certain respect: even nowadays the Tibetan Government employs an oracle and it regularly consults him on governmental, political issues as well as on personal matters concerning the Dalai Lama. 
The phenomenon of oracles remains an important part of the Tibetan way of life. Tibetans rely on oracles for various reasons. The purpose of the oracles is not just to foretell the future. They are called upon as wisdom protectors and sometimes used as healers. However, their primary function is to protect the Buddha Dharma and its practitioners. 

In the Tibetan tradition, the word oracle is used for a spirit which enters those men and women who act as mediums between the natural and the spiritual realms. The mediums are, therefore, known as kuten, which literally means, "the physical basis."

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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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Namo Buddha Ya

Buddhism and philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, largely based on the teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha. The Buddha lived and taught in the Indian. He is recognized by adherents as an awakened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end suffering (or dukkha), achieve nirvana, and escape what is seen as a cycle of suffering and rebirth.

Buddhism and the Dharma that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on the teachings attributed to the Buddha. Buddhism originated in India, from where it spread through much of Asia, The three major branches of Buddhism are : Theravada , Mahayana and Vajrayana. 
Buddhist schools vary on the exact nature of the path to liberation, the importance and canonicity of various teachings and scriptures, and especially their respective practices. Practices of Buddhism include Refuge, Samatha, Vipassana, Bodhicitta and etc. 
Three major branches of Buddhism feature with different countless skilful and variety of methods which, if they are practised in the proper way, can make the process of accumulation and purification incredibly swift and direct.
In general, Buddhism is a way of finding peace within oneself. It is a religion that helps us to find the happiness and contentment we seek. Buddhists develop inner peace, kindness and wisdom through their daily practice; and then share their experience with others bringing real benefit to this world. They try not to harm others and to live peacefully and gently, working towards the ultimate goal of pure and lasting happiness for all living beings.


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, July 15, 2016

The Tibetan Body And Mind Spiritual Meditation

We do have some moments of inner peace, of altruistic love, of deep-felt confident, but, for the most part, these are only fleeting experiences that very fast give way to other less pleasant ones. What if we could train our mind to cultivate these wholesome moments?  

The Tibetan has been practicing meditation for thousand of years. Today we see a surge in its popularity as new benefits continue to be discovered. Meditation has been proven to benefit both our bodies and minds. Many are now realizing an additional advantage — the tremendous benefits, spiritual meditation has for our soul

Meditation is becoming accepted as a part of popular culture. Meditation was introduced to the Western world at the beginning of the 20th century and European intellectuals were exploring the oriental mystical philosophy, which has its roots in meditation, But it took the revolution in thinking of the 60's and like the Beatles takes up meditation and this has created a widespread of public awareness of the practice. 
Meditation is a way for people to explore their own spirituality, there are times when many people are disillusioned with institutionalized religion, meditation offers us a method to enter our own inner world and experience spirituality directly.

Nawang Khechog is a Tibetan and he practiced as a monk for 11 years in India and has studied under His Holiness the Dalai Lama for three decades. His Holiness also guided and sponsored Nawang Khechog during his four years as a hermit meditating in the foothills of the Himalayas. Nawang Khechog fills a truly unique spot in Buddhist culture as a Dharma teacher, a Tibetan flute player, performer, practitioner, and Tibetan freedom fighter.

Tapping into the richness of Tibet's meditation tradition, Nawang Khechog will wholly focus on helping you experience inner stillness. With the Tibetan Meditation guides, Nawang Khechong combines Tibetan spiritual chants with his own masterful flute compositions. 
The result is a soothing blend that has been embraced by many Tibetan and Korean monks, nuns, and people around the world from all walks of life—to enhance a meditative practice or just to find a refreshing moment of pure serenity.

In a unique approach, Nawang Khechog deemphasizes rhythm and uses subtle accents of vocals, bells, percussion, and Western classical instruments to enhance the calming and spacious sound of his meditative flute and Tibetan spiritual chants. 
The Tibetan Meditation melody has a timeless quality that awakens the feeling of sitting on a Himalayan mountain, gazing into infinite space with natural freedom and eternal peace. This is the perfect musical accompaniment for meditation, yoga, tai chi, healing—and complete relaxation.  

Click here for Body and mind meditation

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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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Tibetan's Awakening Dream And Yoga

Tibetan Dream Yoga is the original form of lucid dreaming documented for at least 1,000  years .Also known as Milam - the yoga of the dream state - it's a suite of advanced Tantric techniques. Just like science is beginning to understanding of lucid dreams, the initial aim is to awaken the consciousness in the dream state. However, as for what happens next, Tibetan lamas have more esoteric goals in mind. The Basis of Dream Yoga, Dream yoga is taught within the trance Bardos of Dream and Sleep. In the tradition of tantra, it's usually passed on by a qualified teacher, once the student has passed an initiation.

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama said: "Tibetan Buddhism considers sleep to be a form of nourishment, like food, that restores and refreshes the body. Another type of nourishment is samadhi, or meditative concentration. If one becomes advanced enough in the practice of meditative concentration, then this itself sustains or nourishes the body."     
Dreams are a significant part of our life. They are as real and unreal as life itself. Dreams are extremely personal - and trans personal, too. Our dreams are a reflection of ourselves: in dreams, no matter how many characters appear, we meet ourselves. Dreams are mirrors to our soul. They can help us to better understand ourselves, our world, and the nature of reality. 

Dreams introduce us to other dimensions of experience. Here, time and space are much more liquid and plastic; they can be shaped and reshaped almost at will. Dreams hint of other worlds, other lives. They are a glimpse of our afterlife. Everyone dreams, although not all dreams are remembered equally.

In this book, The  Awakening dream yoga discovers the Hidden Dimension of Your Life. The Dream Realm "Sleeping and dreaming," teaches nightly opportunities for spiritual awakening." When you know how to wake up in your dreams, you transform sleep into a portal to the deepest experiences of reality. Can anyone awaken in their dreams and explore their true depths? Dream Yoga brings the best from modern science and Tibetan wisdom to guide you this extraordinary opportunity. 
With guidance you'll learn everything you need to know to penetrate the mysteries of the night, including: Meditations for calming and clarifying your mind. How to have lucid dream states naturally using Tibetan practices and contemporary dream induction techniques Practical tips for overcoming common obstacles, enhancing dream recall, working with nightmares, and gleaning insights from your dreams. 

Bringing your skills together to explore the deepest dimensions of awakened consciousness. Each night you touch into the possibility of enlightenment. With awakening dream yoga you will emerge from the darkness of ignorance into the luminous experience of awakening in every moment, day or night. 

Click here for details of the book 

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.  

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of these pictures. 
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Monday, March 14, 2016

The Living Journal – Taking refuge, the gateway to our liberation.

Taking refuge in the Three Jewels [The triple gems]
The Three Refuge is to remind ourselves to endorse a right living and social responsibility. It is our aim to become living embodiment of the Three Jewels.

The first Jewel, Buddha - One who is fully awake and wise, so we learn to direct ourselves to awakening, keeping a mindful attitude, being compassionate in our everyday life.

The second Jewel, Dharma - Is universal truth, teaching and discipline, we learn to direct ourselves toward what is true and right, and shape our life accordingly.

The third Jewel, Sangha - Is the community of followers and non-followers. We learn to live in peace and harmony with all beings and dedicate ourselves to extending our loving kindness to all.
Buddhist five Precepts
All Buddhists live by the Five Precepts which are as follows:-
  1. Refraining from killing and harming living beings.
  2. Refraining from stealing.
  3. Refraining from sexual misconduct.
  4. Refraining from lying.
  5. Refraining from intoxicating.
Prayer of taking refuge in Tibetan language
Sangye choe dang tsok kyi chok nam la

Jang chup bar du dak ni kyap su chi
Dak gi jin sok gyi pay sonam kyi
Dro la phen chir sangye drup par shok

Until becoming enlightened, I take refuge
In the Buddha, the Dharma and the supreme assembly

May the merit by practicing generosity and the other perfections

May I attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings.


The Tibetan also sometimes uses this Sanskrit language of taking refuge :-
Namo Buddhaya 
Namo Dharmaya 

Namo Sanghaya
I take refuge to the Buddha 

I take refuge to the Dharma 
I take refuge to the Sangha
The benefits of taking refuge

Taking Refuge in itself is a very important commitment and is the foundation of all practices. By taking refuge we are planting the seed of liberation within ourselves. We distance ourselves from the negative actions we have accumulated and develop more positive actions.(Unless otherwise that we don't practice and we don't live by the Five Precepts,and our negative actions can not be changed). 

It is not something you should do in an informal way. In order to carry out a trust connected with anything in your life; you need some commitment. For that reason if you desire to take Buddhism as your path to an enlightenment journey and support your life on Buddha’s doctrine, then certainly you have to make a form of commitment.
The commitment is resembling a declaration to study, to learn an understanding of how lives are seen through the principles of Buddhism. The commitments are not meant to isolate ourselves absent from the society. Taking refuge is the opposite and it is about learning how we can lead a more functional and constructive life and how we can make possible to create a more positive society

We enter the path for both our own self progress and, at the same time, to learn how to assist others. Buddhists can make a world of difference and contribute to the creation of a global society that would preserve the environmental integrity of our universe.
The taking refuge and the Five Precepts had provided us a spiritual focus on ethics and morality. One must do best to maintain and uphold the Buddhist Five Precepts. Peace, love and happiness form the basis for the true meaning of human life. For that reason, in order to make our lives meaningful and enriching we must discover peace, love and happiness in our everyday lives. The purpose of human life is to realize that all beings are an interconnected and interrelated whole, and to enter the non-dual gate to our liberation. 

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

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 these pictures.
Pictures courtesy and credit to the rightful owners.