DHARMA PRACTICE IN DAILY LIFE : Alive teaching, Sept. 6, 2009
OM MANI PADME HUM
Dear worldwide Friends of Buddha Dharma : may this teaching find you in peace, good health, joy and prosperity.
1.1 This time we focus on Buddhist practice in daily life. Buddhism is not only philosophy, but also healthy and noble way of life. Therefore once again: become spiritualy aware – become a vegetarian and save the planet ! In such noble way everyone can benefit sentient beings, receiving blessings of all enlightened beings : from timeless Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of ten directions . To multiply enlightened energy on this planet Earth we send you Visual Dharma :Verses of prayer to Eight noble auspicious ones, recited by venerable Ayang Rinpoche (South India). Increase your positive energy by favouring *****, sharing, commenting upon and embeding Visual Dharmas – Buddhist teachings for 3rd millenium. May your peace, joy and creativity always increase ….
II. BUDDHIST RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES
2.1. “VAJRA GURU THONDUP“ (Recitation of Vajra Guru mantra for 100 million times) is being organised at the staue of Guru Padmasambhava at the Hill of Samdruptse, Namchi, South Sikkhim, India, from 22.09 to 4.10 2009. We extend our heartiest invitation to all the devoties around the world.
Those who believe in Buddha Dharma shall always lead a life of enlightenment. May Shakyamuni Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava bless all sentient beings in this world.”
Received from : http://www.gurupadmasambhava.org
OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUM
Related Visual Dharma: 7-line invocation and Teaching about 7-line invocation; May all beings benefit from the blessings and positive energy of the Recitation of Vajra Guru mantra. Together we pray and meditate for inner and outer peace on the planet ***** Join the Vajra Guru mantra recitation in this period also if you meditate at home.
III. INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST STUDIES
3.1. GENTLE RAIN OF NECTAR BLESSINGS – Alive Dharma work in continuity Vol V
Dharma practice in daily life
Homage to Shakyamuni Buddha
and to all authentic Buddhist masters
who teach the Dharma
and promote ten Dharmic activities
This teaching is based on meditations, prayers and Dharma lecture transmitted on Aug. 22, 2009 in central Slovenia, EU.
“After we have done Sang rite (1) for purification of outside meditation place and planted the tree for world peace, you obtained reading transmission (2) for Vajrasattva 100-syllable mantra (3) and for short prayer to Buddha Amitabha (4). You also obtained reading transmission for Verses of paryer to Eight noble auspicious ones, written by Mipham Rinpoche.
Briefly the Buddhist wholesome medicine was taught. After the consecration of inner meditation place you listened to lecture : Dharma practice in daily life .
1.Essential teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha is : refrain from all unvirtuous deeds of body, speech and consciousness. Practice virtues. Purify your consciousness. The Buddha is Teacher of gods and men. Seven weeks after His Enlightenmnet Buddha Shakyamuni did not teach His Dharma. Brahma asked the Enlightened One to teach the Dharma. Only the Buddha is teaching about Four noble truths and about Eightfold noble path (6).
2.Three principles of Buddha`s teachings are : sila (ethic), samadhi (meditation), prajna (wisdom of discernment). Sila (Tib. Tsultrim) refers first of all to five ethical precepts which you must keep in your life if you wish to be born as human being again and to avoid rebirth in lower realms of samsara (animals, hungry ghosts, beings of hell realm). The meaning of samsara (7) and upper realms of samsara (humans, half-gods, gods) was clearly described. I also explained the meaning of vegetarian food on spiritual path.
3.Mindfulness is the base of the path toward liberation from samsara. With Buddhist literature and texts that you obtained, deal with respect (they should not lie on the floor or around on dirthy places). You yourself and the meditation place must be clean, peaceful and blessed. For purification and blessing invite the Buddhist master (as it was done in this case). I also taught about correct manner of prostration and about meaning of prostrations.
4.After the Refuge ceremony (renunciation of samsara etc.) which you obtained , take Buddhist path toward Enlightenment seriously. Refrain from bad company, from alcohol, meat, tobacco and drugs. Everyday meditate and practice the prayers for which reading transmission was given. To have enough time for meditation and prayers, simplify your life and do only that which is essential. Have correct attitude toward money and offer for religious and humanitarian purposes to accumultate merit and positive energy for yourself. Refrain from five mental poisons , especially ignorance, pride and envy. Purify ignorance by reading and study of Buddhist texts and by study of Visual Dharmas published on our Buddhist channel. Purify pride by praying and performing prostrations. Purify envy in a manner to rejoice in merit of others and to appreciate their spiritual work. Respect and appreciate the Buddhas, their teachings, Sangha and those who teach Buddha Dharma and give your Refuge to escape samsara. In short : after receiving the Refuge, turn your consciousness toward the Dharma, because human life is very impermanent. Take part in regular prayers and meditations on Sunday : for developing your virtues and wisdom. At Buddha Dharma we meditate and pray for inner and outer peace on the planet and for all sentient beings (already since 1988 ).
Buddha Shakyamuni is teaching : “I show you the Path toward Enlightenment, but you must walk on it.” This means : practice the Dharma in your daily life .
Colophon : this teachings, prayers and meditations must not be changed or used for commercial purposes. They can be taught only by those who successfully accomplished the programme at our Intn´l institute for contemporary Buddhist studies. May all be happy ! I dedicate my merit for the enlightenmnet of all sentient beings. Sarwa mangalam – blessings to all.
1.Visual Dharma-Buddhist teachings for 3rd millenium : Buddhism, peace and ecology; www.youtube.com/OpenBuddhistForum
2. Tibean : Lung
3.Vajrasattva meditation and 100-syllable mantra; ibid.
4.Amitabha-Buddha of infinite light; ibid.
5.Verses of prayer to Eight noble auspicious ones ; ibid.
6.Selected literature : Gems of Buddhist wisdom, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1996
7. Six realms of cyclic existance
E-learning curriculum :
1.Why must we respect and appreciate the Buddha and His teachings ?
2.Why must one practice the Buddha Dharma is daily life ?
3.Write down your meditation experiences
„The best of all gifts is the Gift of Truth.“
D h a m m a p a d a
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3.2 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
a) Yatukih001 Iceland
Hi there and thank you so much for your brilliant and highly informative messages. Can I ask you a question : what is the significance of the deities of Tibetan Buddhism to you?
Dear friend of Buddha Dharma, you will notice that the term Tibetan Buddhism is not correct, but Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. We teach without obscuration of race, nationality etc.
Deities are described in detail in the Bardo Thödol cycle of teaching, taught by Buddha Padmasambhava and revealed by tertön (treasure revealer) Karma Lingpa . These teachings have been translated into English by venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche . We recommend them for study. Meditational deities (Tib. Yidam, Skt. Dewa) are part of Vajrayana Refuge to the three Roots (Guru, Dewa, Dakini). Meditational deities confer siddhis or enlightened powers. Certain Buddhist masters of Mahayana and Vajrayana lineages had direct contacts with meditational deities such as Arya Manjushri . Master Sachen Kunga Nyingpo received teaching Parting from four attachments directly from Arya Manjushri (see related Alive Dharma teaching). Texts in sadhanas of Visual Dharmas : Avalokiteshvara, Medicine Buddha Blessings describe the relation of the meditator with his chosen meditational deity. As it is written : May I quickly attain the state of noble Chenresig/Avalokiteshvara and lead all beings into the state of enlightenment. This answer is from the point of view of Buddhist practice. May Visual Dharmas inspire you for meditation, bringing you peace, joy and creativity.
1.The Tibetan book of the dead : The great liberation through hearing in the bardo; translated by F. Freemantle & Chögyam Trungpa; Shambhala Dragon edition; Boston, 1975
2.Natural liberation: Padmasambhava´s Teaching on the Six bardos; commentary by Gyatrul Rinpoche, translated by Alan Wallace; Wisdom Publications, USA, 1998
Related Visual Dharmas : Avalokiteshvara – Buddha of compassion, Medicine Buddha blessings, Main verses of six bardos.
b) Nutier, France :Dear venerable Sir , please enjoy my question , thank you .
The word dharma literally translates as that which supports all wholesome , unwholesome , and neutral of natural laws . Then , desire , samsara , greed , generosity , pain , pleasure , calmess , agitation , honest , dishonest , happiness , unhappiness , mental , spirit , mind etc. are dharma .
Q.101 – As Samsara is dharma , can it be also virtuous Samsara , unvirtuous Samsara , and neutral Samsara ?
May peace and happiness be upon you always !
Answer: Dear friend of Buddha Dharma, when quoting from books about Buddhism, please always write the title and the author. Also the quotation must be correct, not interpreted. Samsara has to do with individual and collective karma . As explained before, there are virtuous and unvirtuous karmas , leading to virtuous or unvirtuous causes, conditions and effects. Only after you understand the meaning and application of karma on individual level, can we speak further about what the Dharma is. Please look at today`s teaching : Dharma practice in daily life.
May you and all beings be always peaceful and happy, accumulating merit and wisdom. This is virtuous karma. Our next creative dialogue will be published next week.OM MANI PADME HUM
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