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OM A RA PA TSA NA DHI

OM A RA PA TSA NA DHI

DROPS OF WISDOM

Alive Dharma teaching, Nov 15, 2009

“All beings are aroused from the darkness of ignorant sleep

By the youthful, sun-colored dawn of your entrancing, noble body.

The ego net of their dualism is slashed into stainless awareness

By just raising your awesome, keen, flaming wisdom sword…”

Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, Offering Praise

I.Introduction

1.1.OM A RA PA TSA NA DHI With mantra of Buddha Manjushri today´s Alive Dharma teaching beginns, dear worldwide friends  of Buddha Dharma.For those who wish to wake up from the darkness of ignorant sleep there is the Dharma medicine or stimulant: Visual * Visionary Dharma : White sail, part 1 which begins with the above Dharma verse by Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, one of the most eminent Lamas of Nyingma Vajrayana Buddhism with pure Lineage from Buddha Samantabhadra, Vajrasattva , Garab Dorje , Guru Padmasambhava and those who uphold Nyingma lineages following the heart advice of Guru Padmasambhava about not neglecting the ten enlightened activities (not selling the dharma as merchandise!). As always – don´t forget to increase your positive energy by favouring, rating, embeding and commenting on this Visual*Visionary Dharma and to multiply Blessings of the Buddhas through the saha world.

Today´s Alive Dharma teaching consist of many DROPS OF WISDOM . May these Drops make your days and nights inspiring, peaceful, wise, compassionate and joyful, dear wordlwide Friends  of Buddha Dharma_OBFI.

1.2. The aim of Alive Dharma teachings is to promote ten enlightened activities and to serve, uphold and protect the Teachings of Buddhas, to benefit sentient beings.

1.3. Supportive letter from Grand Master Sheng-yen Lu , received through post : “To: Nyingma Vajrayana  Date: October 16, 2009 1.Acknowledge receipt of your letter and picture dated 28th September 2009.

2.Thank you for your beautiful postcard and news about Atiyoga Retreat that OBF International organised. Please accept our appologies for not being able to attend the retreat.

3.Please keep up the good work on spreading Buddha Dharma.

4.Grand Master Lu blesses you to be healthy and prosperious, to attain higher level in the spiritual cultivation.

Om Mani Padme Hum !            Seal of True Buddha Foundation

Note from Buddha Dharma: To multiply the Blessings we reprint the letter at Alive Dharma teachings . May these Words encourage everyone to progress on the Path toward complete Enlightenment. Grand Master Lu gives weekly Teachings on Saturday evening (Seattle, USA), open to all who register at www.tbsn.org /webcast. Related Visual Dharma: Long-life Wish-path for Grand Master Sheng-yen Lu. OM AH HUM

II.BUDDHIST spiritual*religious activities :

2.1. Bhikkhu Buddha Dhatu about vegetarianism :

Brothers and Sisters with Compassionate!
I just received a very meaningful email. Very clear concept from Mr. Albert Einstein and Mr. Richard Gere etc. etc..
I sent this message to you for us to understand why we have to eat vegetarian and how can we do it. Vegetarianism is the first step towards world peace . I hope all of us eat vegetable not only for our health but also develop our compassion heart to avoid the suffering of our younger brothers and sisters (animals). They felt to the animal realms because of sinful acts. How can we eat them as they are so sinful?T ry to be a vegetarian from no onwards.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gj57gdy8xI W ish you well and happy.

M essenger Of Truth       B eggar Of The Century.

2.2. International day for remembering victims of traffic accidents. Nov 15: World Health Organisation (WHO) initiated these Intern´l day in 2007. Yearly around 1,3 million of people die in traffic accidents around the world. Commemoration was held on Saturday evening in all major cities in the world. In Slovenia the commemoration was organised by Foundation Varna pot www.varna-pot.si in connection with the city Maribor (Mestna obcina) and the city of Ljubljana. Buddha Dharma partitipated in religious part of the commemoration held at Slomskov trg (recordings from last year commemoration are included in Visual*Visionary Dharma: Bardo prayer which protects from fear).Big pannel that is  visible throughout the roads in Slovenia beginns with : “V spomin in opomin – In memory and for reminder “ Showing photos of three young people (one boy and two girls who died in traffic accident on Oct. 11, 2009 at Arja vas , central Slovenia).  Her Eminence Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche addressed all present with these words: “Om Mani Padme Hum …. To all victims of traffic accidents around the world we dedicate positive energy of the Buddha Vajrasattva mantra : OM VAJRASATTVA SAMAYA(chanting  100 syllable mantra slowly & aloud ) . Buddhist meditations and prayers teach about mindfulness , awareness and the development of spiritual qualities : mental peace, non-violence, compassion and wisdom. Every year more than million people dies in traffic accidents around the world, because these spiritual qualities are not enoght developed in beings.  On our roads there is a lot of impatience because of misuse of alcohol, drugs and some psychopharmaka which influence the consciousness and diminish the abilities of the driver.  From Buddha Dharma we ask all people to develop spiritual qualities , thus reducing the number of traffic accidents, to increase peace, non-violence, compassion and wisdom among people. Om Mani Padme Hum

III.INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST STUDIES

3.1.Dear Friends of the Center for Buddhist Studies,
Here is an updated calendar of events for fall semester.  We have added colloquium talks by Buddhist scholars Jan Nattier and Osmund Bopearachchi to our original schedule, as well as a pre-release screening of Fredrick Marx’s film “Journey to Zanskar.”
As always, up-to-date information is available on our website at:
http://buddhiststudies.berkeley.edu/events
Best wishes, Keila Diehl, Ph.D. Vice Chair Center for Buddhist Studies UC-Berkeley

3.2.WOMEN AND BUDDHISM Reply to Johann Gasser essay : Women and  Buddhism-  at myspace blog “Dear Dharma friend, your essay about women and  Buddhism is very interesting. Yes : “Buddhism does not consider women as being inferior to men.” This is Buddhist doctrine or Dharma. But in reality , in daily life , there  is discrimination of women in Buddhism. Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo could write more about this situation, esp. about the fact that there is no full ordination of nuns in so called Tibetan Buddhism … that the XIV. Dalai Lama, who is in favour for equality of women is facing oppositions from very conservative members of Tibetan society, opposing full ordination of nuns. At Buddha Dharma – OBF International we promote gender equality & empowerment of women, which is one of Millenium goals of United nations (till 2015). Gender equality is one of basic human rights of women around the world, regardless of culture, religion, politics or social position. Related Visual Dharma : Women in Buddhism www.youtube.com/OpenBuddhistForum More research at http://www.buddhadharmaobfinternational.wordpress.com HERITAGE OF MANKIND H.E. Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche c/o Buddha Dharma-OBF International       Nov. 8, 2009

3.3.QUESTIONS & ANSWER

nutier , France

Dear venerable Sir , please enjoy my question , thank you .
You wrote that : ( Sufferings in hell realm , both hot and cold hell realm , are intense . Beings reborn in hell stay there very long time . )
Q.109 – What is the difference between hot and cold hell realm ?
Q.110 – How long beings should bear their sufferings in hell realm ?
May peace and happiness be upon you always !
nutier

Dear venerable Sir , please enjoy my question , thank you .
One of you wrote that (Hell is very real indeed . It can be likened to a huge furnace , flames shooting out from all sides including top and bottom
 . In the hell they will remain for hundreds of thousands of years , even millions or trillions, descillions of years ) .
Q.111 – Why hell beings do not die with burning fire ?
The answer to the above three question is give  by quoting from the precious sadhana of Longchen Nyingthig preliminary practices :

“The sufferings in samsara : Especially if I am born in the realm of Hell, on the ground of burning iron my body and head…will be cut by instruments, split by saws and crushed by burning hammers . I will cry for help, suffocating in a doorless (burning iron) house. Pierced by burning spears and boiled in molten iron, I will burn in extremely hot fire : the eight hot hells. …Amid snow mountains and freezing cold water, in a place of terrible distress and fear, I will be blasted by blizzards. Beaten by very cold winds , my flesh will have blisters, glaring wounds. I will bewail without seasing: and by these feelings of unbearable suffering, like a sick and dying man, whose strength is exhausted, I will experience  gasping, clenching of teeth, and the cracking of the skin, flesh emerging from the wounds, broad cracks of the skin : the eight cold hells. Likewise I shall experience being cut on the field of razors, my body cut in peaces in a forrest of swords, trapped in disgusting mud : suffering in an expanse of unfordable hot ashes : the sub-hells and the changing hells. Trapped in doors, pillars, stoves, ropes etc.. Always used and exploited : the scattered hells. When the cause of these eighteen hells , powerful angry thoughts, arises, Oh Guru Ripoche, turn my mind toward the Dharma. All-knowing Long-chen-pa and exalted jigme Lingpa, let me not deviate into any wrong and inferior path. Oh Lama, you are one with them, hear me !” From : The Dzogchen Long-chen Nying-thig Ngön-dro of Jigme Lingpa (1729-1798), Library of Tibetan Works and archives, Dharamsala, India, 1982. Translated by Tulku Thondup, edited by Brian Beresford.

Q.112 – As there are four children , and hundreds of thousands of animals , birds , fishs , insects etc. are born every second on earth , where do these reincarnations come from , if 90% of them rest in hell for a long time ?
May peace and happiness be upon you always !
nutier

Samsara or cyclic existence is constant change , constant impermanence. Everything is rotating. Sentient beings die and are reborn constantly. Buddha Shakymuni &  Buddha Manjushri know exact number of sentient beings in samsara, in each and every realm. They see samsara as clearly as on the palm of their hands. It was said before that about 75 % of human population nowdays in human realm are rebirths from lower realms (beings of hells, hungry ghosts and animals). We all can see how difficult is to convince such reborn beings to stop eating meat and to become vegetarians ! And to practice spiritual path toward Enlightenment as taught by the Buddhas.

Dear venerable Sir , please enjoy my question , thank you .
In the sensuous world , demons , ghosts , and hell beings are spirits who never experience death , they can also get in touch with human beings , perhaps .
Q.113 – In this meaning , can they leave their realm just to visit the others and return in their state when they should not find any rebirth ?
May peace and happiness be upon you always !
nutier

Some places are frequently visited by hungry ghosts and spirits. Finally all sentient beings, including hungry ghosts and spirits, will be liberated from samsara. What does liberation from samsara means ? It is purification of all unvirtuous karma, accumulated since aeons. It is also accomplishment of all noble qualities within , like ten paramitas or perfections. The map road toward liberation from samsara goes by purifying unviruous karma and accumulatuon of merit/positive energy, leading to primordial wisdom (Jnana). Dharma books by Grand Master Sheng-yen Lu have many practical examples  of meeting  spirits which inhabit the same space as humans . We recommend to read : Incredible spiritual happening, The land spirits of your house – teach yourself geomancy, written by Grand Master Lu (True Buddha Publications,Singapore, 1998). When we dedicate merit of our Dharma practices, we always dedicate positive energy to all sentient beings in samsara , thus helping them to be gradualy liberated from suffering. Om Mani Padme Hum .Answered by H.E. Tara Tulku Rinpoche

IV. WISDOM WITHOUT BORDERS

4.1. Vievers and friends selected comments

pinkgal109  Australia

Re: BARDO PRAYER WHICH PROTECTS FROM FEAR Alive Dharma teaching, Nov 1, 2009

Thank you,great message and video,love and peace to you🙂

TASSOPENSATORE Italy

PARTING FROM FOUR ATTACHMENTS Alive Dharma teaching, Aug. 9,2009

Thank you very much for your precious help sending this videos.
shanti om, peace for everyone .
vincenzo zamboni karma pamin sangpo shantideva rimpoche

yeomiawkee

Re: BARDO PRAYER WHICH PROTECTS FROM FEAR Alive Dharma teaching, Nov 1-2,2009

Thanks so much for the bardo prayer which protects from fear. Let this prayer be dedicated to all sentient beings and the lives of animals due to be slaughtered, and realease them again into freedom. OM AMI DEWA HRIH to all Gurus past and present and future and to all the Dharmas and Shanghas too!

CeciStepWitch

Re: BARDO PRAYER WHICH PROTECT FROM FEAR Alive Dharma teaching, Nov 1, 2009

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful & peaceful prayer. I enjoy your channel & take your teachings to heart. You have helped me so much in reformatting my perceptions & my brain, so that I am releasing attachment & practicing true compassion every day on a more challenging & rewarding level.
Namaste.

lazzara399

Re: BARDO PRAYER WHICH PROTECTS FROM FEAR Alive Dharma teaching, Nov 1, 2009

Thanks for the message. ….

Peace to you – I’m still trying to balance many potentialitis in my person, and have some corruption in manifestation, mostly via attonement and surrender.
I see postive hope and blessings on the horizon – and I ask the blessings of Black Buddhas, and the Blood Drinking Buddhas quite often – to help clear the corruption of some of the modern superstitions in the race mind mythos.
Peace and Love to you – and thank you for your works.   Joe Lazzara

gravesgaila USA

Re: BARDO PRAYER WHICH PROTECTS FROM FEAR Alive Dharma teaching, Nov 1, 2009

thank you dear one this was so helpful .. actually had a dream pertaining to this last night …divinely inspired… peace..love.. and blessings..gailagraves

meishivom Canada

Re: SHITRO : SECRET SOUND… Alive Dharma teaching, Nov 8, 2009

Thanks dear friend for keeping in touch. have a great week.🙂

ClarybelC2002 USA

Re:SHITRO : SECRET SOUND … Alive Dharma teaching, Nov 8, 2009

my gratitude for your loving presence
hope you enjoy my latest video
namaste   Claire
Journey of the heart Love’s Divine

JuanLorenZerimar USA

Re: SHITRO : SECRET SOUND … Alive Dharma teaching, Nov 8, 2009

Paece and love!

One Heart Is Free — LUCID DREAMING ——- Juan Loren Zerimar

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ricoismybitch USA

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Yours in Wisdom Without Borders : Buddha Dharma-OBF International

V. COLOPHON

BUDDHA DHARMA – OBF Internationalserving , upholding and protecting the Teachings of Buddhas by performing ten Dharmic Activities ; promoting millenium goals of United nations : universal education, gender equality and empowerment of women.

His Eminence Lama Karma Gyan Sagar Rinpoche, World peace envoy, Association for non-violence, world peace, wheel – Buddhist religion in Nepal

Venerable Mangala Konchok Norbu, Dharma art director,Buddha Dharma, EU

Shifu John Chow, Martial arts, Healing, Dharma; Australia

Her Eminence  Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche-continuing the Atiyoga essence lineage of Ayu Khandro Tsewang Paldron (Tibet 1839-1953), Nyingma Vajrayana Atiyoga Ling, European Union

BUDDHA DHARMA is generaly beneficial religious organisation, since 1995 registered in Slovenia, European Union. Residents of Republic Slovenia can donate 0,5 % of their yearly income (Slov. dohodnina) to our generally beneficial projects (Slov. E-davki).Your donations are tax deductible.

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