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The story of shindrmo and Lesebum:

July 26, 2010

The story of shindrmo and Lesebum:

“I hope to practice Dharma when death draws near” said Shindromo, “now please preach for me the suffering of death.” In answer Milarepa sang Listen, my disheartened patroness: Like the pain of repaying compound debts, One must undergo the suffering of death. (more…)

Mandala offering

December 22, 2009

Below are mainly taken from book “how to offer mandala” by Lama zopa rinpoche

The mandala offering is a very powerful method for accumulating extensive merit and quickly realizing bodhicitta and emptiness. Just as great strength is needed to carry a heavy load, a great amount of merit is needed to lead all sentient beings to enlightenment, complete freedom from suffering. There’s nothing that can be offered with your hands that is more meritorious than offering mandalas. You do not have to offer all your wealth right now while offering mandala, you just have to mentally give away all of your wealth which you are so much attach to. (more…)

SIX PERFECTION

November 25, 2009

Although the practice of aspirational bodhichitta alone is very powerful virtuous action, but to achieve buddhahood that alone is not sufficient. You have to engage in the practice of the six perfection and others(action bodhichitta).
The book”The way to the freedom” by His Holliness the XIVth Dalai Lama states,” The buddha himself said that by the force of their wisdom, bodhisattvas abandon all the delusions, but by the force of their compassionate method they never abandon sentient beings. (more…)

Death and Impermanence

November 23, 2009

No one knows wheather tommorrow or Death comes first. It is not sure that old are going to die first. That is why we should hope for the best and prepared for the worst. When the time comes we are left with regret. We need to engage in practice right now so that no matter how soon death comes, we will be prepared.
Shantideva says that in this life we have the (more…)

points from the book”The way to the freedom”by HH the XIVth Dalai Lama

November 22, 2009

*The Obstacles to omniscience are the imprints left by such delusions as desire, anger, pride and ignorance.When the delusions like anger is present we loose control,thus creating a new karma to be born in samsara.So it is only through practice that we will be free from cycle of death and rebirth, not by mere prayer.Keep patience, greater respect for others, then gradually our pride and conciet diminish.
*Je Tsonkhapa says” The disease like leprosy cannot be get rid of by taking medicine once or twice.we should take the medicines contineously. In the same way, our minds have been under the constant grip of delusion since (more…)