PADMASAMBHAVA –BARDO THÖDOL INSPIRATION PRAYER
Alive Dharma teaching, Oct. 4, 2009
“O Guru Rinpoche, turn my mind towards the Dharma.
Longchenpa and Jigme Lingpa,
Exalted and all-knowing,
Let me not deviate into any wrong and inferior pth.
O Lama, you who are one with them :
Hear me !” *
“Homage to the gurus, yidams and dakinis.
With their great love may they lead us on the path.” (1)
With these invocation we begin Alive Dharma teaching on this full moon day, dear worldwide Friends of Buddha Dharma. Please accept 43. Visual Dharma as the Gift of Truth which is multiplying. May it inspire you to take time, read aloud & write comments with your insights. By embeding it, favouring, sharing … your positive energy will increase day by day. In such simple and natural way everyone can take part in the Wisdom without borders and Heritage of mankind projects. The following teaching/research comes from the description of 43rd Visual Dharma-Buddhist teaching for all 3rd millenium and for all sentient beings.
In Buddha Dharma´s Sunday´s Collective meditations and prayers for inner and outer peace on the planet we remember more than 700 deceased and more than 3000 missing after the earthquake in Sumatra. May they all soon reach Buddha Amitabha´s Pure land of infinite light.
Dear Friends, we did not forget your already sent questions. Answers , selected channel & Visual Dharmas comments will be prepared next weekend. May your days and nights be full of peace, happiness, joy, loving kindness and prosperity.
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Visual Dharma: Guru Padmasambhava – Inspiration prayer for deliverance from the dangerous pathway of the Bardo
1.1This Inspiration prayer (Tib. Mönlam, Wish-path) was transmitted by Buddha Padmasambhava and written down by Wisdom dakini Yeshe Tshogyal in 9th century Tibet. It was discovered in 14th century as a hidden treasure (terma) at the Gampo hill in central Tibet by tertön Karma Lingpa.Other Bardo Thödol prayers, connected with the Liberation through hearing text, are : Inspiration prayer calling on the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for rescue, Main verses of six Bardos and The Bardo prayer which protects from fear. Al these four prayers should be read aloud together with the Liberation from hearing sacred text when giving spiritual help for living and dying. All four bardo prayers and other research/teachings are part of DVD Light mandalas (2).
II.Importance of Bardo Thödol for humanity :
2.1.These Dharmas are Heritage of mankind- Guru Padmasambhava´s revealed Dharmas are most important, since they give detailed explanation about birth, life, dying process, death and rebirth in six realms of cyclic existance. Buddhas also give guidance how to achieve liberation from samsara. Buddhist ancient yet so contemporary wisdom tradition is true support for humanity also now in 3rd millenium. Contemporary world is focusing too much on material development and is neglecting personal happiness of each and every being. We are all interconnected, both spiritually and materialy, living in material world. How to transform material world into non-materialistic world , how to cut down also spiritual materialism ? This is the process which every authentic spiritual path must go through. To accept that we are impermanent, that everything is in process of change, demands courage and wisdom. Buddha Dharma´s 42 Visual Teachings-published until Oct. 2009 are empowered Buddhist texts. Embeding, sharing, favouring , commenting and contemplating them brings great blessings to you*
2.2.Inspiration prayer can touch human heart – it is speaking directly to you and every-one. It clearly describes mental poisons: confussion, ignorance,aggression,pride,intense desire,envy,strong unconscious tendencies and fierce confussed projections throgh which human being stays in samsara. We can aggree that anger/aggression is main mental poison, experienced by contemporary human beings. From the perspectives of TCM and Buddhist Wholesome medicine : Toxic Anger Syndrom comes from poisoning of liver chi which ascends upwards. Everyone who is still eating meat is poisoning oneself with TAS, because meat of murdered animals contains a lot of stress hormones.
Inspiration prayer further describes five elements and their connection with five Tathagatas and their consorts. Purification process of one´s energy starts with purification of inner elements. Pure outer elements support inner purification – taking care of environment is very important.
Atiyoga*Dzogpa chenpo meditator practice the Sound of Dharmata (Tib. Chönyid kyi rang dra) with light and rays, training in recognition of these Sound*Lights*Rays as natural liberation. Meditator train in spontaneously knowing the bardo, attaining liberation into three dimensions/ kayas : Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya and Nirmanakaya. Atiyoga*Dzogpa chenpo essence Lineage introduces these wisdom through empowered Visual Dharmas – Buddhist teachings for 3rd millenium. May it be auspicious for everyone : may all beings soon be liberated into three dimensions of Buddhahood. OM AH HUM SVAHA
*The Dzogchen innermost essence preliminary practice “Longchen Nyingthig Ngöndro” by Jigme Lingpa, with original Tibetan text, translated by ven. Tulku Thondup, edited by Brian Beresford, LTWA, India, 1989
1.Tibetan book of the dead , Shambhala, USA,1987, pg. 100-102
2.Mangala Konchok Norbu : Light mandalas, Vajra-Garuda e-Publ; Buddha Dharma, 2004, ISBN 961-91189-3-6
*Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche: Bardo Guidebook, Rangjung Yeshe Publ. , 1991
*Sogyal Rinpoche: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Rigpa fellowship, Harper Inc., 1992
3.3. Related Visual Dharmas
*Padmasambhava: Main verses of six Bardos
*Condensed Tsog Offering verse by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche II.
Padmasambhava: Inspiration-prayer… Visual Dharma 43, Buddha Dharma_OBF International; bibliographies of researchers/authors www.izum.si/cobiss 90321 Tara Tulku Rinpoche 90321 Professional Article 1.04; 90352 Mangala Konchok Norbu – scientific film video rec. 2.18.
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