SOUND OF DHARMA & MILLENNIUM GOALS : IMPORTANCE OF GENDER EQUALITY
Alive Dharma teaching, March 28,2010
Dear Friends , may Visual Dharma : Prayer of Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche find you in good health, peace and prosperity. By viewing this Visual therapy Art , by rating it 5*, commenting, favouring , sharing and embedding it you positive energy will increase . It is ten years since Rinpoche wrote this auspicious Prayer. With your support His Prayers for inner & outer peace on this planet will be fulfilled in auspiciousness for everyone.
“May the Great Heruka Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche Live Long and May all His Noble Prayers be fullfilled .”
In this alive Dharma teaching we focus on the Sound of Dharma with the news about H.H. the Dalai Lama teaching in Europe and the Seeds of the Buddha tree for world peace. We also bring new research on Millennium goals : Gender equality and empowerment of women : 100 commitments , presented by ambassador of Denmark H.E. Anita Hugau and our contribution in November 2008. Your many responses to Visual Dharmas and teachings are included in the Wisdom without borders. Five Questions are answered at the International Institute for Contemporary Buddhist Studies.
May your day and nights be peaceful, happy, blessed now after the season change . OM MANI PADME HUM
II.Buddhist spiritual * religious activities :
ཆོས་ཀྱི་འཁོར་ལོ (chos kyi ‘khor lo): Wheel of Law – The symbol of Buddha Dharma
ॐ स्वस्ति OM SVASTI SOUND OF DHARMA
i. XIV. Dalai Lama in Europe, Spring 2010
Welcome to Europe again, Your Holiness
Slovenia, Maribor, April 6 : Planting of the tree for world peace , together with the mayor of Maribor city, 9,30 at the city park .
Ethics for the new millennium – public lecture at the Tabor sport hall, 1 pm. Buddhist monks from Gyuto tantric college will create sand mandala at the city castle hall. For complete programme see: www.maribor.si/dalailama After Maribor His Holiness will visit Ljubljana.
This is 2nd visit of H.H. the Dalai Lama in Slovenia. 1st occurred in July 2002.
Switzerland , April 9-11 Zürich public talk : Universal responsibility and economics www.dalailamazurich.ch and www.compassionineconomics.org
For complete schedule in USA and India see : www.dalailama.com
ii. BE GREEN. GO VEG. SAVE THE PLANET
Treating Planet Earth with Non-greed, Gratitude and Simplicity
From 15th annual Western Buddhist monastics conference,California
“As a result Sravasti Abbey will start a “Vegetarian from Afar” programme, to encourage people to be vegetarian.”Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron , excerpt from Snow Lion magazine, N.Y. winter 2010
iii. SEEDS FOR WORLD PEACE
His Eminence Sagar Rinpoche – World peace Envoy, Nepal, kindly offered Seeds of the Buddha tree, to promote World Peace throughout the planet.
Seed are available from : BuddhaDharma.OBFInternational@gmail.com
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApIARcwuAzc Vajrasattva mantra
ཆོས་ཀྱི་འཁོར་ལོ (chos kyi ‘khor lo): Wheel of Law – The symbol of Buddha Dharma
III.INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST STUDIES
3.1.Questions and answers
nutier– France – has made a comment on JETSUN MILAREPA : SONG OF LOVE AND COMPASSION: wonderful music song of love and compassion that I like ! Do love and compassion come from loving kindness ? Thank you for sharing .nutier .Love and compassion come from innate Buddha nature,present within every sentient being. Loving kindness (metta) is expression of Love and compassion – of that Buddha nature. Loving kindness comes from positive, wholesome mental state. To achieve such positive mental states one must stop eating meat, purify negative thoughts and negative energy. One must pray and meditate. Song of Love and compassion by Jetsün Milarepa gives many insights into the nature of spiritual progress.
Dear venerable , please enjoy my questions , thank you .
There are thirty one planes of existence in the three worlds : the sensuous world = 11 planes , the fine material world = 16 planes , and the immaterial world = 4 planes which formed samsara world that all beings are born and die , and be reborn without ceasing . These events may exist because of ignorance . May peace and happiness be upon you always !
Q.168 – As samsara is existing because of ignorance , does ignorance create samsara? Ignorance starts when there is attachment to oneself and enmity toward others. The best Teaching how samsara is starting is in Wish-granting prayer of Samantabhadra (Tib. Kunzang Gongpa Zhangtal)
Q.169 – If the ignorance does not creates samsara , does the mind itself creates ignorance? Mind which is not aware and is dull, without clarity and awareness , is ignorant mind. There are no two separate “things” – mind and ignorance. They are the same.
Q.170 – When the enlightenment is installed in the mind , the ignorance has disappeared . When the ignorance has disappeared , the samsara has also disappeared .If samsara has disappeared , have the 31 planes of existence disappeared too ?
Enlightenment can not be installed, because it is already present in oneself as innate Buddha nature. But this precious Buddha nature is not recognised , being covered with dullness , agitation or indifference which is ignorance. When a Bodhisattva accomplish 8th stage , he transcends samsara forever. Samsara is individual and collective. 31 planes of existence will completely disappear when every sentient being becomes completely enlightened and accomplished in the Dharmadhatu.
globalaffair – United Kingdom
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“Nowadays, if one speaks the truth, there is no one to listen. If one speaks falsely everyone holds it to be true. Therefore, I have not disclosed this to anyone before: I am no ordinary person. I am a bodhisattva who has taken birth by the power of his aspiration.”Briefly, what is “bodhisattva”?
“PEOPLE THAT TRIED (TO TELL TRUTH) ARE DEAD OR IN JAIL.”:
The above insights about telling of Truth comes from venerable Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912) who wrote the Verses of prayer to the Eight noble auspicious ones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17hdDD40SQo As it is said : Bodhisattva is not an ordinary person. Bodhisattva is somebody who has taken birth by the power of his or her aspiration . There are 10 Bodhisattva stages. Noble or Great Bodhisattvas are those on 8th,9th and 10th level. This description is in accord with gradual path toward Enlightenment. In high Vajrayana teachings great Bodhisattvas are described as emanation of Buddhas. For Mipham Rinpoche it is said that he did not want to come again into this saha world, but wanted to take pure birt in Shambhala pure Land of the North. His words are full of Truth also in our times .
IV.WISDOM WITHOUT BORDERS
4.1. Wisdom from around the world :
netto368 –Malaysia– has made a comment on SEVEN LINE PRAYER TO BUDDHA PADMASAMBHAVA:
orgyen yul gyi nub chang tsam
padma kesar dongpö la
yathsen chok gi ngö drup nye
Padma jungne shesu drak
Khor do khandro mangpö kor
khye kyi je su dak drup kyi
chin gyi lap chir shek su sol
guru padma siddhi hūṃ
OM SVASTI We rejoice in your knowing of Seven-line invocation of Buddha Padmasambhava. May your awareness always expand . . .
Sowingthewinds – Ireland– has made a comment on JETSUN MILAREPA : SONG OF LOVE AND COMPASSION: Milarepa meditated for several years in Cave in region of Helambu W. Nepal. Cave I visited myself inside is all in block of stones. Where Milarepa was meditating, Shiva Moon shape has formed above Yogis head. Still people go and meditate in same Cave They come from all over the world. Thou the region itself is not tourist encouraged and is today mainly inhabited by Sherpa who left Lhasa many years now. They are Guardians of Cave. Wonderful memories, beautiful Souls. Much Love and Namaste .
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Ye ca Buddha atita ca,ye ca Buddha anagata,paccuppanna ca ye Buddha,aham vandami sabbada.Ye ca Dhamma atita ca,ye ca Dhamma anagata,paccuppanna ca Dhamma aham vandami sabbada.
In the presence of my spirit, there is but one law, and that is the law of love; love all, love what is, love yourself as you are, and love me as I express
through you. You know all these things. You remember the plans we made,
the cautions we issued. You remember existence before the
Fall. Why imagine that you do not? Wake up! Let me express through you. Put on my awareness. We are one.We have always been one.
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Tara Tulku —
For the first time in our nation’s history, Congress has passed comprehensive health care reform. America waited a hundred years and fought for decades to reach this moment. Tonight, thanks to you, we are finally here.Tonight, thanks to your mighty efforts, the answer is indisputable: Yes we can.Thank you, President Barack Obama
Dear Mr. Barack Obama,
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With prayers for your heath, well being and accomplishment of further positive planes.
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V.HUMAN RIGHTS AND GENDER EQUALITY
5.1. Human rights in Burma
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) statement on Burma Human Rights Day
13 March 2010
Burma Democratic Concern (BDC) urged people around the world to join hands with us to do the rights things decisively on this Burma Human Rights Day. Burma is facing the very critical challenges ahead especially this year since junta claims that they will hold election in 2010. Burma has been under totalitarian regimes since 1962 when General Ne Win staged a military coup. Since then, Burmese people are suffering very tremendously.
Full document on Human rights in Burma can be studied at the above sites. We support improvement of Human rights in Burma. See related Visual Dharma: BURMA-URGENT APPEAL TO ALL . Buddha Dharma – OBF International March 21, 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947Gwq-5sus Join www.Candle4Burma.ning.com