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VAJRASATTVA BUDDHA PURIFICATION MANTRA & OTHER DHARMAS

Alive Dharma teaching, Dec 13, 2009

OM VAJRASATTVA SAMAYA MANUPALAYA VAJRASATTVA TENOPA TISHTHA DRIDHO ME BHAWA SUTOKHAYO ME BHAVA SUPOKHAYO ME BHAVA ANURAKTO ME BHAVA SARVA SIDDHI ME PRAYACCHA SARVA KARMA SUCA ME CITTAM SHREYANG KURU HUM : HA HA HA HA HOH BHAGAWAN SARVA TATHAGATA VAJRA MA ME MUNCA VAJRI BHAWA MAHASAMAYA SATTVA A

I.Introduction

1.1.With 100-syllable mantra of Buddha Vajrasattva we begin this week Alive Dharma teaching, dear Friends  of Buddha Dharma. One of the ways to recite this sacred  mantra is taught in Visual Dharma connected with this teaching. 1oo-syllable mantra has outer, inner and secret meaning. Outer meaning is written along with the recitation. Contemplating inner and secret meaning of Vajrasattva Buddha´s mantra will help us to write down next teaching, entitled “Beyond ego-centric ways”. If you have insights into that meanings, please send them to be included. Wishing you successful recitation of Buddha Vajrasattva´s mantra together with  Creative comments, great rating, favouring and embeding this important Visual Dharma to multiply your merit/positive energy and wisdom. Together we pray and meditate for inner and outer peace . Dharma Art photo on WordPress and MySpace blogs shows 100-syllable mantra encircling the planet . Sarwa mangalam * All blessings

1.2. Buddhist studies bring  insights of H.E. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche – why it is important to translate the Words of the Buddha into English (Buddhist heritage project).

*****Thank you for sharing your videos : ven. Mangala Konchok Norbu will answer your post during December , adding verses from The Art of Peace .

1.3.During past week there was remembrance of global human rights (Dec 10).Few writings of today´s teaching are dedicated to this important project. Congratulations to US President Barack Obama – Buddha Dharma´s friend  on youtube – for receiving Nobel Peace prize 2009. World without nuclear weapons will be more secure, compassionate and enlightened world….

1.4. Wisdom without borders brings your selected post and links to your websites & channels (from WordPress blog). Om Mani  Padme  Hum

1.5.Week of climate change conference (Copenhagen) ! Everyone can do something meaningful to reduce personal carbon footprint . The best way is to empower yourself and become vegetarian : raising animals for bloody food is responsible for 20% of climate warming. Everyone who eats meat is responsible for that . Wise citizens of Gent (Belgium) decided to avoid eating meat every Thursday. May all who read this message  follow these noble examples. Related  Visual Dharma: Avalokiteshvara – Buddha of compassion.

II. HUMAN RIGHTS & GENDER EQUALITY

2.1.Women’s Rights

Swiss Ban Minarets: Is This About Women’s Rights or Wronging Religion?

by Alex DiBranco category: Global Feminism

Published December 02, 2009 @ 05:06PM PT

Reply : OM  MANI PADME HUM, dear Friends  at Change.org Religions must adapt themselves to new environments where they wish to progress and benefit beings ! Muslim community in Slovenia – European union- does not have demands that big minaret is incorporated in their new Muslim community center which they  wish to build in the capital city. We saw exact architect plan of it on the international conference, organised by Iscomet – International scientific conference – Minorities for Europe of Tommorow, financed by European commission and held in the city of Maribor, Oct 2006. This shows us clearly : in some countries Muslim community has adapted to new environments and in some countries Muslim community can not adapt themselves – or don´t want to adapt themselves- to new environment. Mostly this depend on the religious leader who is  responsible for the religuous community. Some are more progressive as others !  We certainly don´t want to see religious communities living in geto like environments, discriminating women, forcing them in marriages or even killing them if the don´t obey ! Such cases are well documented in Germany and described  in books.  To come out of the traditional Muslim  religious laws (Sharia) is certainly difficult for conservative Muslims;  conservative Christians , conservative Hindus or conservative Buddhists have the same problems with their so called patriarchal religious  laws .  To say European institutions don´t promote religious diversity, is basically wrong . Religious diversity is well promoted in legislatures of different countries .In Slovenia we have advanced law about Religious freedom, accepted by the parlament – with great difficulties and with years of previous discussions. This religuious freedom must only be put into practice.  In practical life we observe that Europeans  are not well educated about different religions, not educated from unbiased point of view, because school education don´t offer enough programmes with education about different religions. There is also not enough interest to improve general ignorance about this subject in school curricullums. Because of general ignorance about different religions- mass media report in provocative and unbiased ways, to attract readers. This is also question of journalist ethic !

I hope that this portrait give realistic and optimistic insights how world religions (Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and others) must adapt themselves to new situations of 3rd millenium. Adaptation does not mean indoctrination or integration with loosing the essence of religions, which is WISDOM and COMPASSION, based on deep Faith, either in the God, Buddha … Religious extremists don´t have Wisdom and Compassion, they have violence and aggression in their minds and actions, hate speech toward others because of religuous intolerance, racism and fear .

Council of Europe (Strassbourg)  created international convention against internet crime already in 2001 !This convention is prohibiting hate speech based on racism or religious intolerance, when it is pointed at concrete persons . Respectful and compassionate dialogue is wellcome.  With this in mind there can be a lot of creative, compassionate exchange of ideas : HOW TO DEVELOP  RELIGIONS OF THIS WORLD TO BENEFIT BEINGS, to make them peaceful, wise and compassionate toward themselves and toward others.

With Metta : loving kindness  Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche   Dec 8, 2009

Buddha Dharma-OBF International     http://www.youtube.com/OpenBuddhistForum

http://www.buddhadharmaobfinternational.wordpress.com

2.2.Mail to the Ombudsman for human rights, Slovenia, EU

VARUHINJA CLOVEKOVIH PRAVIC

Spostovana dr. Zdenka Cebasek-Travnik,  najlepse se Vam zahvaljujemo za letno porocilo Varuhinje, ki ste  nam ga poslali 22.7.2009 po posti. Obenem Vam ob Mednarodnem dnevu clovekovih pravic zelimo veliko uspehov pri prizadevanju za clovekove pravice v Sloveniji. Sprejmite lepe pozdrave.

BUDDHA DHARMA    splosno koristna verska organizacija   december 10, 2009

Video Medicine Buddha Blessings  – from youtube channel

III.WISDOM WITHOUT BORDERS

3.1. Birthday Wishes : DEAR CHÖGYAL NAMKHAI NORBU RINPOCHE,

very happy Birthday – wishing you peace, health , wisdom, prosperity ,  compassion and ocean of Buddhas Blessings .         Yours in Wisdom Without Borders🙂

Buddha Dharma-OBF international : Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar, Shifu John Chow,

Sagar Rinpoche ,  ven. Mangala Konchok Norbu and very many Friends at www.youtube.com/OpenBuddhistForum December 8, 2009

With Visual Dharma :  Verses of prayer to Eight Noble auspicious ones *****

(Sent via email)

3.2. Heritage of mankind :All who embed or make links with precious Alive Dharma teachings and Visual Dharmas, contribute their drops of Wisdom to the Heritage of mankind. Below are some selected sources :

guide to creative practicing – Rapidshare Search – (2 files) http://www.filestube.com/g/guide+to+creative+practicing Teaching about Seven-line Invocation of Guru Rinpoche

Listen 11th ANNIVERSARY OF DUDJOM RINPOCHEhttp://www.getalyric.com/…/11th_anniversary_of_dudjom_rinpoche_ii_ II . – Lyrics, Albums

Links on “EMPOWERING WOMEN OF THE UK” | FacebookVisual Dharma 95 WOMEN IN BUDDHISM by H. E. Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpochehttp://www.facebook.com/posted.php?id=160839415672 (from Collected Work Vol. IV)

openbuddhistforum – AOL Videovideo.aol.de/category/openbuddhistforum

OCEAN OF WISDOM Alive Dharma teaching, Nov 22, 2009DHARMA TEACHINGS – VAJRA VERSES Categories Art (36) Buddhism BuddhistTeachings Atiyoga Dzogchen (37 …
http://www.silverlight-travel.com/…/ocean-of-wisdom-alive-dharma-teaching-nov-22-2009/

3.3. Friends, subscribers & viewers channel comments, selected mail :

3slimdog USA

I seen you on another channel and came over here to be nosy. You have a beautiful background. I don’t know anything about your religion but sounds peaceful by the words I read here. Have a great day.

andromedananda USA

Beautiful message, Sensei Ueshiba, summed it up very nicely. At the summit, all duality vanishes in the light of loving unity. Thanx for sharing. Great peace and many blessings to you and all : )

Draccun Netherlands

Thanx for your kind words have a wonderful day; sending love and happiness.  Arex:))

PROHNsteliosMaltseh Greece

Βuddha bless. greetings from Greece.

irenemir Netherlands

Thank you with all my heart for your teachings and blessings
om shanti
 shanti shanti . sarwa mangalam.  may all be blessed .love. irene

JanVernerC Sweden

Reply to your comment on: Frozen love on a bus (chicagoalmose/JanVernerC)

Thank you, openbuddhistforum. I am one of your firm supporters!!!! /jvc

marcdruten Netherlands

Re:MEDICINE BUDDHA BLESSINGS & PREVENTIVE THERAPY Alive Dharma teaching, Dec 6,2009

many thanks! sangye menla, dorje sempa, guru rinpoche . namaste

~ 2012 – LOVE CHANGES Everything ~

Reflections over 2012 and my advise for all of us, about the Maya Calender and beyond… and i wonder what do you think about 2012?
As we near the final date of the Mayan Calendar, mankind must face what is perhaps the most difficult hurdle of all…                                               …

shirleey1969 Germany

wish you a wonderful christmas-time filled with peace and happiness.
hugs from my heart!
The Voice within

5 star Comments***** on Visual Dharma: Medicine Buddha Blessings

emptiness2holiness

Those who realize this become the children of Buddha; they keep His Dharma, honor His teachings and pass them on to posterity. Nothing can be more miraculous than the power of Buddha.

yeomiawkee Malaysia

I never miss listening to this as it helps in my meditation and it is very relaxing and easing to the mind. Thanks for posting and may the merit of these goes to all Dharma friends and Shangha!

RabAdamson Canada

Thank you for your blessings and your beautiful healing creation .Hugs from the heart. Rab

I V.INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDHIST STUDIES

4.1. Translating the Words of the Buddha

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche Gives Urgent Call To Translate Entire Buddhist Canon To English

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche at the conference for Buddhist translator in Bir , India: March 2009

Rinpoché said that, among the Buddhist culture, the Kangyur is widely used as a “merit-making object”: monasteries will buy a copy only for it to be stacked in the shelves. “If offerings are made, the text will be read out loud, but little effort will be invested in understanding the meaning of each word.”

“While paying homage to the Word of the Buddha is a powerfully meritorious spiritual act, the Tibetan habit of using the Kangyur solely for this purpose is neither to be admired nor emulated: in fact, it’s a big mistake.”

Rinpoché added: “Every religion has an original holy book – for Christians, it’s the Bible, and for Moslems it’s the Koran. For Buddhists, our root holy books are the Sutras and they are of vital importance, because what Buddha taught us must always be the final word on any given subject, not what we find in the Shastras (ancient Hindu commentaries on Buddhism) – and definitely not what’s to be found in the Tibetan commentaries.”

Rinpoche said that Buddhist cultures today preserved and propagated the work of their own lamas, and have forgotten the Buddha’s Sutras. Such cultures often promoted the teachings of their own teachers far more than those of the Buddha, he said, – “and I have no trouble understanding why Tibetan Buddhism is sometimes described as “Lamaism”.

By Kencho Wangdi
kencho@kuensel.com.bt

Answer by :

BUDDHA DHARMA-OBF INTERNATIONAL // December 8, 2009 at 7:56 pm

OM MANI PADME HUM
Very wise and objective article indeed. We appreciate it´s unbiased approach, well known from the teachings of Dzogsar Khyentse Rinpoche whom we met in March 1994 . We are esp. looking for the authentic translations of Eighteen Atiyoga Dzogchen tantras into English, beginning with the Penetration of Sound root tantra. . These precious Tantras are true Heritage of mankind and must be traslated into English soon. The problem is that there are very few translators with true contemplative experiences who could translate them in authentic, non-intellectual way. Tibetan lamas also consider them so secret, that almost nobody of us (so called Westerners) has enough merit to understand them. When everyone will understand that in the Buddha All-encompassing wisdom there are no Easterners or Westerners, there will be much more compassion and right effort to benefit beings by translating the Words of the Buddha .As Guru Rinpoche prophecised : There will be perverted practitioners who will treat the dharma as merchandise. At that time all of you who obey my Words do not neglect ten Dharmic activities…” (From Guru Padmasambhava´s Jewel spike Testament). Copying Buddhist scriptures (and it´s translations) for free distribution – not selling them – is first Dharmic/enlightened activity which must be practiced and encouraged.
In this sense we all wish swift fulfillment of this important project :
TRANSLATING THE WORDS OF THE BUDDHA*****
Together we recite the Verses to the Eight Auspicious ones (by Mipham Rinpoche) for the accomplishment of these noble aims who will certainly benefit many beings.
May dharmic activities of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche meet with great success*****
Yours in Wisdom Without Borders :
Buddha Dharma-OBF International
Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche ,
Shifu John Chow, Sagar Rinpoche, ven. Mangala Konchok Norbu
http://www.youtube.com/OpenBuddhistForum
http://www.buddhadharmaobfintermnational.wordpress.com HERITAGE OF MANKIND *
Treasure of pure Dharma
December 8, 2009

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche wrote :

“As followers of Shakyamuni Buddha, I think the best thing that we can do is what we in Tibetan call dzin-kyong, to protect, uphold, and keep the teaching alive. That’s our job. And not only one or two teachings of the Buddha, but every one of them, every single one.”

Source: Khyentse Foundation: December 2009 Communiqué

Note: We rejoice that also other Buddhist masters and practicing Buddhists think about protecting, upholding and keeping the teachings alive. The best way to do this is to serve the teachings of Budddhas by promoting/practicing ten enlightened activities as advised by Buddha Padmasambhava. May this noble examples inspire every practicing Buddhist to accumulate merit and wisdom by practicing ten dharmic activities, not selling the dharma !

Buddha Dharma-OBF International

4.2. Questions & answers :

nutier France

Dear venerable Sir , please enjoy my question , thank you .
Yama heaven , yama devas live in the air , free of all difficulties .
Q.119 – What is the meaning of yama devas ?
Yama heaven is one of heavens in the desire realm (Sanskrit: Kamadhatu) , the heaven of constant joy, located above the heaven of 33. …The life span of beings in this realm (yama devas) is 2000 years, each day of which corresponds to 200 years in human world.

Q.120 – Is yama raja ( king of yama ) the same as yama devas ?
Yama raja (yama king) – lord of Yama heaven – is regarded as the judge of the dead and the ruler of hells.

Q.121 – If they are free of all difficulties , are they also free of all bad deeds ?
May peace and happiness be upon you always ! nutier

Heavenly beings are not free of all difficulties. When they die, they experience  immense suffering which they can not change. When their merit is exhausted ,  they are reborn in lower realms of samsara. These beings still transmigrate, although their life-span is very long – from human perspective.

Note: Three questions about  Tushita heaven will be answered next time.

V.Colophon

BUDDHA DHARMA – OBF INTERNATIONAL Generaly beneficial religious org. since 1995 registered in Slovenia, EU. Web sites : www.youtube.com/OpenBuddhistForum www.MySpace.com/BuddhaDharma_OBFI blog, Dharma art photowww.buddhadharmaobfinternational.wordpress.com Heritage of mankind – Treasure of pure Dharma , links to Wikipedia and related photos. Serving, upholding and protecting the teachings of Buddhas by promoting ten enlightened activities as taught by Buddha Shakyamuni and His emanation Buddha Padmasambhava; promoting Millenium goals of United nations : Universal education ,Gender equality and empowerment of women www.un.org.milleniumgoals

Her Eminence Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche- Nyingma Vajrayana Atiyoga Ling, EU * Continuing the Nyingma Vajrayana Atiyoga Dzogpa Chenpo Essence lineage of Ayu Khandro Tsewang Dorje Paldron (Tibet 1839-1953)

His Eminence Lama Karma Gyan Sagar Rinpoche, Association for non-violence, world peace, wheel, Buddhist religion in Nepal(monastery, Buddhist school for orphan children, peace pagoda, Dechen Ling gompa, three-year meditation retreat)*****

Shifu John Chow : Martial arts: Vajra Chi Kung, Tai Chi Chuan, Yellow bamboo training, Arnis Eskrima;  TCM  Healing, Dharma;   Australia

Venerable Mangala Konchok Norbu, Dharma art director, Buddha Dharma, European Union

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