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ATIYOGA ♥☆•♫ DZOGCHEN : BEYOND EGOCENTRIC WAYS

OM VAJRASATTVA SAMAYA

HERITAGE OF MANKIND

ATIYOGA * DZOGCHEN : BEYOND EGOCENTRIC WAYS

Alive Dharma teaching, December 27, 2009

Homage to primordial Buddha Samantabhadra*Samantabhadri :

With their great compassion may  he/she leads us on the Path of natural liberation.

I.Introduction

Dear wordlwide Friends  of Buddha Dharma , may this Alive Dharma teaching find you in peace, health, wisdom, compassion and prosperity now and all 2010. May noble and meaningful increase and all your enlightened wishes be swiftly fulfilled . Wish-granting prayer of Samantabhadra Buddha (part 2) is connected with this teaching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtxoGSk1wJk

On Christmas we published new video : Dialogues & Ars Sacra for world peace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U_wIVPE8p0

We know that all Buddha Dharma´s Friends  work for world peace J and harmony on this planet. Increase your positive energy by favouring, rating *****, sharing, comenting and embedding this Visual Dharmas , thus multiplying your Light , love and  compassion.

OM MANI PADME HUM

II.BUDDHIST SPIRITUAL * RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES

2.1.The entire 27th Kagyu Monlam Chenmo will be broadcast live on www.kagyumonlam.tv starting from December 20th, 2009 until January 1, 2010.

Thank you, Eva (Budapest, Hungary) for sending this  Dharma news .

2.2.This is an e-mail from ‘Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple Seattle’ Message: Live webcast: Dharma talk by Grand Master Lu on Saturday evenings
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2.3. Collective prayes and meditations of Buddha Dharma-OBF International

Every Sunday (since 1988 onward) from 4-5 pm GMT+1 or according to your local time.

Verses of Prayer to Eight noble auspicious ones, Sampa Nyur Drupma, Shitro sadhana or Vajrasattva 100-syllable mantra, Wish-granting prayer of Samantabhadra, silent contemplation: Tara Tulku Rinpoche gives direct introduction to the natural Sound*Light  of Dharmata….dedication of merit, Long-life prayer. See related Visual  Dharmas.

III.INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST STUDIES

Gentle Rain of Nectar Blessings, Collected works, Vol VI

3.1.Relax in natural state – beyond egocentric ways, part 2

Homage to primordial Buddha Samantabhadra*Samantabhadri :

With their great compassion may  he/she leads us on the Path of natural liberation.

Those who are not aware of sublime Knowledge within remain in attachment to oneself and enmity toward others , as Kunzang Gongpa Zangthal teaches. One can not teach spiritual Path , Buddhist path and Atiyoga Dzogpa chenpo Path with egocentric ways. Ancient Dzogchen master Shri Singha explained clarity dream of great Tibetan translator Vairocana : “But there will come a time in the future when various practitioners with broken vows have their hearts seduced by the gongpo demon . They will distort the sacred Great perfection. Disparaging true teachings while exaggerating falsehood, they will bring many people to ruin.

Your Tibetan people are also gullible and therefore indecisive, so there will come a time when these teachings of the Great perfection are no more than the “scent lingering in an empty box. Padmasambhava of Uddiyana and the learned Vimalamitra are both holders of my lineage, as well as accomplished in the meaning of Great perfection.” (8)

Only by following teachings of authentic Atiyoga * Dzogchen master who has blessings of Atiyoga * Dzogchen leneage, who is keeping pure samaya*commitment and who can show the Path of natural liberation of Atiyoga * Dzogchen by introducing you directly to innate Sound*Light of Dharmata beyond egocentric ways, one can proceed on the Path toward complete Enlightenment. Nowdays Dzogchen teachings became fashionable, because many spiritual practitioners like ideas of self-centered ambitions. Many egotistic people are teaching spirituality nowdays… Following such egotistic teaching only reinforces the ego and conceptual ignorance. True blessings always come from Dharmakaya Buddha Samantabhadra*Samantabhadri, being unseparable from Vajrasattva*Buddha Locana, Garab Dorje, Shri Singha, Vimalamitra, Padmasambhava . Blessings of Buddha Vajrasattva purify and open meditators consciousness  to receive Wisdom blessings of Body, Speech, Awareness, Enlightened qualities and enlightened activities of Samantabhadra-Vajrasattva_Garab Dorje lineage. 100-syllable matra of Vajrasattva teaches : OM VAJRASATTVA SAMAYA…..MAHASAMAYA SATTVA A. … returning to primordial purity, symbolised by the sacred  letter A. Purified skandha of consciousness – without egocentric ways- is Buddha Vajrasattva. Relax in that Knowledge of primordial purity, hearable as natural Sound*Light of Dharmata.

Don´t visualise anything…just see your body as rock crystal – Vajrasattva, Vajra Being. Crystal clear. Awareness of Vajrasattva, crystal clear. Stable like the mountain. (9) Vajrasattva Buddha purifies all samaya*commitments, beginning with the vows of individual liberations (pratimoksha vovs), Bodhicitta vows and refuge vows, Bodhisattva vows, 14 root tantric vows and secondary tantric vows and the four great samayas of Atiyoga * Dzogpa chenpo. One can not uphold Dzogchen samayas  without keeping pratimoksha vows, beginning with five ethical precepts of Buddhism (pancasila).

All-accomplished Master Shri Singha already warned future generations, including now living generations, that sacred teachings of Great perfection will be perverted by those with broken samayas. It is our responsibility to keep the sacred Atiyoga*Dzogpa chenpo lineage A-live. It is A-live only with pure commitments (as explained above). Pure commitments is like crystal Vase to receive supreme blessings of Samantabhadra*Samantabhadri-Vajrasattva*Buddha Locana- Garab Dorje and all lineage masters in unimpeded continuity. Tsog offering verse (10) teaches :  “May we be enlightened in the primordialy pure youthful vase Body.”

May these words of Heart advise and essential meaning awaken present and future generation. May everyone  relax in primordialy  pure natural state beyond egocentric ways…

Notes :

1. Samantabhadra yab yum simbolises Dharmakaya.

2. Vajrasattva yab yum simbolises Sambhogakaya.

3.Shakyamuni Buddha foretold supreme emanation Prahevaja – Garab Dorje in the Nirvana sutra.

4.Shri Singha was one of Atiyoga ancient masters who transmitted Eighteen Dzogchen Upadesha tantras to Guru Padmasambhava. All ancient Atiyoga masters accomplished Rainbow body of great transference (Phowa chenpo).

5. Yeshe Khandroma Tshogyal was Wisdom consort of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava). For Her life and liberation (Namtar) see selected bibliography.

6.Wisdom deities (Dewa, Yidam); Dharma protectors (Dharmapala, Chökyong) from together with the Lama/Guru Three Roots of Vajrayana Buddhism.

7.Sensei Morihei Ueshiba – The Art of peace

8.Wellspring of great perfection , pg 242. Gongpo demon personifies the insidious evil spirit of egotism and self-centered ambition. Egocentric ways are selfish ways carrying only for self and personal interest. Egocentric means : self-centered, proceeding from self as the center, as one´s knowledge of the nature of outside world. Egotism can lead to egomania = abnormal or excessive egotism, as opposed to altruism / unselfishness. Gullible means : capable of being easily gulled, duped or deceived. One Lama said many years ago at an open seminar : “It is so easy for us lamas to cheat you people !”… German translator translated this as : “Es ist sehr leicht sie zu unterrichten… It is easy to teach you.”  He was corrected by the surprised listeners.

Neuroscientists can proove that human brain absorb every information through listening and visual impressions. Marketing strategists apply this pre-conditioning of human mind in very effective ways – one need only to listen and see commercials long enough to begin to believe . Therefore it is extremely important for all on the spiritual Path not to follow egotistic paths which only reinforce ego and selfishness.

9. Contemplation , stable like the mountain is one of four contemplations of Atiyoga*Dzogpa chenpo.

10. Tsog offering verse by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche II. See related Visual Dharma.

Selected Bibliography :

1.Wellspring of great perfection, The lives and insights of early masters, compiled and translated by Erik Pema  Kunzang, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, Nepal & Hong Kong, 2006

2. Sky Dancer : the secret life and songs of the lady Yeshe Tsogyel, translated by Keith Dowman, foreword by : Thinley Norbu Rinpoche ;  RKP London, 1984

E-learning curriculum :

1.How to meditate beyond egocentric ways ?

2.How to recognise signs of egotistic behaviour ?

3.Why it is important to purify egotistic behaviour by accumulating  merit and wisdom ?

4.Write your insights about the prophecy of Master Shri Singha, written in this treatise .

„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 AND ANSWERS :

Re: Buddhism . Dec 21, 2009

How to handle anger? I am a jovial, cheerful person. But once I get offended, I become angry easily. And I will hit back with very hash words. I don’t like to be like that.

Answer :

Many people are struggling with anger problems. Your observations are sincere and truthful. We could answer your question and give some spiritual advice in one of next Alive Dharma teaching, sent to all Friends  on youtube . In such way many more people can benefit from spiritual advice on how to handle anger.

First of all one should not involve oneself with “anger junkies “ – with Toxic anger sindrom. Anger can be explosive (showing outside) or implosive (hidden). Such frustrated people always seek somebody to insult and  to quarrel with . TAS is sickness and must be cured by detoxifying the liver (liver chi /energy). Poisoning of liver comes from alcohol, drugs, junk food or just dwelling in environment with angry / poisonous energy . All mental states are addictive and can be easily transmitted on collective level. In Buddhism we call this  states collective karma.

There is humorious , but very educational movie : Anger management, showing Toxic anger syndrom from funny side. Look this movie.

At the same time try to increase your positive energy which is your protection against anger. There are righteous “anger” and toxic anger . Righteous “anger” is Mirror-like wisdom. Wish-granting prayer of Samantabhadra teaches more how to liberate the energy of anger into Mirror-like wisdom. Wholesome medicine with vegetarian diet and our formulas with medicinal herbs for detoxifying the energy in your body can also help you a lot. Just to beginn with : regular chanting of Namo Amitabha in a concentrated manner as on this Visual Dharma (video) reduces anger . OM MANI PADME HUM

3.3. Buddha Dharma friend  Nutier (France) sent many questions which will be answered on Jan 3. 2010. May peace and happiness be with all of us .

IV. WISDOM WITHOUT BORDERS

4.1. Question and answer on We Women :

December 27, 2009, Her Eminence Tara Tulku Rinpoche said…

Dear Linda, here is answer to your question if Buddhism is a religion ? It is spiritual path toward Enlightenment and religion based on faith in the Buddhas manifold teaching. All my other Alive teaching-some of them published also at We Women blog, describes why it is so. Wishing you peace, health, wisdom and joy in 2010 ***** Tara Tulku Rinpoche

4.2. Selected  comments on Visual Dharma : LIGHT OF DHARMA 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKL-O-NvrP4

phoenixbirdlives

Beautiful Video, Just Beautiful : ) Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Thanks Maria Tammy

YThemertY

Just back to wish Happy Christmas.Peace and love .Maria

YThemertY

How I love your videos!!!!Thanks for this brilliant share. Peace ~Maria

no2hate

have a wonderful holiday! peace2u! eric

nutier

very nice video that I like ! I hope that , Buddha dharma have sowed in the world .
Thank you
 for sharing .nutier

OroyaPeruviana

Nice video…

pinkgal109

Really beautiful video,peace,love and blessings 🙂 *****

marcdruten

Thanks for sharing, may the Truth, love & Peace of mind rule on planet Earth and everywhere now & forever! Happy New Year!!

ClarybelC2002

May you always be blessed abundantly,with love,peace,prosperity, and bliss today and always.My gratitude for this beautiful creation. Namaste. Claire

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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☆¨¯`♥❥❥THE GIFT OF TRUTH AND OTHER DHARMAS

VISUAL DHARMA ART for 3rd millenium

THE GIFT OF TRUTH AND OTHER DHARMAS

Alive Dharma teaching, Oct 25, 2009

“The best of all gifts is the Gift of Truth.”

Dhammapada – Words of Shakyamuni Buddha

“Hear the Sound of Nature * Hear the Sound of Emptiness “

Dharma art photo on  the blog with links to Wikipedia

www.buddhadharmaobfinternational.wordpress.com Heritage of mankind

I.INTRODUCTION

1.1.May this Visual Dharma : The Gift of Truth – find you peaceful, healthy , strong, joyful, wise and compassionate, dear wordlwide Friends  of Buddha Dharma. Heartfelt welcome to all who joined the shining circle*mandala  of Buddha Dharma´s friends. Increase your positive energy by embeding , rating, favouring and commenting on Visual Dharmas- spiritual Teachings for 3rd millenium. They are all empowered with Sound*Light of Dharmata which is true nature of your being-ness . Respect them as you respect yourself : these Dharmas lead to discovery of who you truly are… Take your time to study the descriptions of Visual Dharmas and to practice them. This is well invested time – bringing you merit and wisdom awakening. May all your days and nights be full of peace & wisdom Sound*Lights.

With the Gift of Truth

Your Buddha Dharma – OBF International

II.BUDDHIST RELIGIOUS*SPIRITUAL ACTIVITIES

2.1. Lunar calendar October – November 2009

Oct 26 : Medicine Buddhas and Arya Tara (8th day). Spiritual practice of Visual Dharmas: Medicine Buddha Blessings, 21 verses of praise to Tara.

Oct 28 : Buddha Padmasambhava-Vajrakilaya (10th day). Spiritual practice of Visual Dharmas : Seven-line invocation of Guru Rinpoche, Condensed Tsog offering verse by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche II. Ganachakra offering. Related : Dances of eight manifestations, Teaching about Seven-line invocation.

“Guru Rinpoche takes the form of Vajrakumara at Yang Leshö in Nepal and subdues the local deities and negative forces. He performs the sadhana of Palchen Yangdak Heruka and attains the Vidyadhara stage of Mahamudra realisation. He is know as Guru Dorje Töthreng- Vajra Guru, Garland of Skulls.” Spiritual practice of Visual Dharma: Vajrakilaya Gurkhukma (part 1,2) by Kyabje Jigme Phuntsog Rinpoche , discovered at Yang Leshö Asura cave in 1990.

October 29 : Day of Arya Manjushri (11th day). Spiritual practice of Visual Dharma: Homage to Manjushri the Buddha of Wisdom.

Nov 2 : full moon. Spiritual practice of Visual Dharmas : Avalokiteshvara Buddha of compassion, Amitabha Buddha of infinite light.

Nov 9 : DHARMACHAKRA DAY : celebrating Buddha Shakyamuni descend from Heaven (Lha Bab Duchen). “Buddha´s mother war reborn in Indra´s heaven. To repay her kindness and to liberate her , but also to benefit the gods, Buddha spent three months teaching the Dharma in the realm of gods. “ Spiritual practice of Visual Dharmas : Sampa Nyur Drupma , Wish-granting prayer of Samantabhadra (programme of Sunday´s collective prayers and meditation , 16-17 pm . GMT+1 or according to your local time).

Nov 11 : Dakini day (25th day). Spiritual practice of Visual Dharma : Sampa Nyur Drupma. Ganachakra offering. Practice is very important – positive energy (merit) multiplies 1 million times on every Dharmachakra day.

Nov 15 : Dharmapala day. Spiritual practice of Visual Dharma: Vajrakilaya tantra Gurkhukma (part 1,2).

Nov 16 : Shakyamuni Buddha day . Spiritual practice of Visual Dharma : 100-syllable mantra of Vajrasattva. Sang Offering.

*Collective prayers and meditations every Sunday from 16-17 pm GMT+1 or according to your local time.

May pure Dharma increase. Together we pray and meditate for inner and outer peace on the planet.  OM MANI PADME HUM

Buddha Dharma – OBF International : serving, upholding and protecting the teachings of Buddhas by promoting ten enlightened activities.

III.WISDOM WITHOUT BORDERS

3.1. Mail from Buddha Dharma friends  around the world

milissamusic USA

Re: WORLD PEACE & GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS Alive Dharma teaching, Oct 11, 2009

thanks hope you like it

Milissa singing for a good cause: KIDS! Cantando por los ninos DIF:)

Here I am giving some good vibe to some kids at the public summer camp hosted by a goverment program.
What a joy to see them enjoy their  day.

LobsangDrolkar

R:PRECIOUS JEWEL OF ENLIGHTENMENT Alive Dharma teaching, Oct 18,2009   Still thanks.. for these sharings of Compassion and Love..
I am honorable.. and grille for all this..
With affection and love.. Lobsang..

shirleey1969 Germany

Re:PRECIOUS JEWEL OF ENLIGHTENMENT Alive Dharma teaching, Oct 18, 2009 Hugs from my heart to yours:))

Om Mani Padme Hum JA gift for a special friend
MUSIK: NIKOLAY IVANOV Lifekonzert: OM MANI PADME HUM
(the”Jewel-Lotus”)You are a jewel.You are a treasure.You are light.You are love.You are a lotus.
You are peace.You are freedom.You are limitless space.You are…

meishivom Canada

Re: PRECIOUS JEWEL OF ENLIGHTENMENT Alive Dharma teaching, Oct 18, 2009

My thanks and gratitude to the forum for sharing the teachings of Venerable Mipham Rinpoche. Beautiful video and have a nice week. :-))

pinkgal109 Australia

Re: PRECIOUS JEWEL OF ENLIGHTENMENT Alive Dharma teaching, Oct 18, 2009

Thank you so much for your great message,and beautiful video,love and peace to you 🙂 *****

spirit of the hawk

Carlinhos271980 Portugal

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Have all of you a brilliant week full of blessings, peace, love, happiness and triumphs

P.S. Thank you, dear Friend  , for all useful informations. We mostly comment on our Friends  videos in a creative way. We believe that creativity is the proper way to show appreciation of other´s work. Not only writing : “Thank you for sharing…” but truly looking at the video , its message , reflecting on it and THEN writing the comment. We strongly encourage everyone to apply this method .

ingridgott Spain

Re:PRECIOUS JEWEL OF ENLIGHTENMENT Alive Dharma teaching, Oct 18, 2009

thanks god bless you

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Timsee40 AFGHANISTAN

Re: thank you for inspired channel comment

thanks!!! we must work faster to save the animals since factory farm is very cruel and our planet is being destroyed at a tremendous rate. i’m doing my best to spread the message to all corners so please give me some ideas to reach all the billions of people. peace and blessing always!!
Timmy

Answer : Dear Timmy , we appreacite your work and awareness about suffering of animals on this planet Earth. One can join social networks   http://www.protectanimalsandnature .ning.com and www.mothersnaturecottage.ning.com. One can sign petitions at Care2web. One can also release animals (like fishes, birds ). This is well know Buddhist practice. H.E. Chatral Rinpoche (Nepal) strongyl encourage releasing of captured fishes, which would otherwise be murdered for meat !  One can teach about the vegetarian diet through internet , esp. through youtube. Get connected with millions of people who are doing their best to SAVE THE PLANET by going VEG and going GREEN ***** OM MANI PADME HUM

Buddha Dharma – OBF International

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shirleey1969 Germany

Thanks for the light, love and wisdom you share with us!
Wish you peace
 and harmony – hugs from my heart to yours:))
Have a nice sunday my beautiful soul!

tbalsillie Canada

Thank you for your message…have a blissfull day!

Timsee40 Afghanistan

the buddha’s teaching is awesome!

IV.INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST STUDIES

4.1. openbuddhistforum channel OM SVASTI
Dharma teachings about Zhitro practice by CHÖGYAL NAMKHAI NORBU RINPOCHE, received from Rigdzin CHANGCHUB DORJE
 (Tibet) Oct 23-Oct 30 , 2009
at Dzogchen community Merigar, Italy, can be listened with Open Audio streaming http://213.203.141 http://dzogchencommunity.net/webcast , daily from 10-12 am Central European Time .
May pure Dharma prosper and may all sentient beings be happy !
BUDDHA DHARMA – OBF International Oct 23, 2009
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4.2.Dear Friends of the Center for Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley,
The Center’s 2009-2010 colloquium series continues on Thursday, October29th,2009  with a talk by Professor Reiko Ohnuma of Dartmouth College.  Thetalk, titled “Mater Dolorosa: Māyā and Mahāprajāpatī in Grief,” will begin at5:00 pm in the IEAS Conference Room on the 6th floor of 2223 Fulton Street. Complete information about this event is included on the attached flyer or on our website (
http://buddhiststudies.berkeley.edu/events).
As always, all of our events are free and open to the public.
I look forward to seeing some of you soon,
Keila Diehl, Ph.D. Vice-Chair, Center for Buddhist Studies , University of California, Berkeley

4.3. Questions and answers

nutier France

Dear venerable Sir , thank you so much for your kind response on my questions ( Q.105, Q.106 ) . It’s really important for Buddhists to understand what the samsara is . Samsara is great as an universe which drags somethings around it everytime without stopping .
Please enjoy my question , thank you .
One who killed an animal , after death , will go into hell , according to Buddhism .
Q.108 – In this world , there are a lot of animals , birds , fishs , insects etc. who killed themselves for life ; when they die , will they go directly into hell ?
May peace and happiness be upon you always ! nutier

Answer : Animal realm is beginning of lower part of samsara where suffering is greater . Animal realm is especially based on ignorance or unawareness. Animals experience  a lot of fear. Fear of being killed by other stronger animals , fear for being killed by humans for food ! Yes, their meat is murder. Animals also transmigrate in samsara. The beasts commit a lot of murder, but also birds kill a lot of insects, big fishes eat small fishes. People who eat a lot of meat have a lot of animal characteristics . Genetics could tell a lot about this. One who kills animal will be reborn 500 or more times as  animal, experiencing  the same suffering and fear. But even this truth don´t stop people from eating meat ! This shows how deeply embeded is cruelty and aggression in those who eat meat.

Buddhas teaching or Buddha Dharma is not kind of fatalistic tradition. It is wisdom and compassion. The study and practice of Buddha Dharma does not make us close-minded religionists, but truly wise and compassionate beings. First step on that spiritual path is the stop eating meat and saving lives of sentient beings.

Gilbert, Buddhas teachings are also very contemporary. Buddhas teaching manifest from stainless Dharmakaya, to benefit beings limitless as the sky. The aim of study & practice of Buddha Dharma is to become wise, compassionate being who understand himself , who understands causes , conditions and effects (=virtuous or unvirtuous karma, as we explained in previous answers). No 108 is auspicious in Buddhism . May you be blessed with true understanding , wisdom and compassion .

Tara Tulku Rinpoche

V.INTERFAITH DIALOGUES

anil204 United Kingdom

4.1. Happy Diwali

Thanks for “PRECIOUS JEWEL OF       ENLIGHTENMENT”
Wishing each one of you a very happy and prosperous deepawali. May this year brings you lots and lots of happiness in life and fulfill all your dreams.
May This Diwali be as bright as ever. May this Diwali bring joy, health and wealth to you. May the festival of lights brighten up you and your near and dear ones lives. May this Diwali bring in u the most brightest and choicest happiness and love you have ever Wished for. May this Diwali bring you the utmost in peace and prosperity. May lights triumph over darkness. May peace transcend the earth. May the spirit of light illuminate the world.
May the light that we celebrate at Diwali show us the way and lead us together on the path of peace and social harmony
“WISH U A VERY HAPPY DIWALI”
Coming together is beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success with thinking globally & acting locally.
May Almighty illuminate our intellect and inspire us towards the righteous path. When we transform ourselves, the world will be transformed.
Prosperity, Peace and Preservation for our world !
With All the best wishes  . Anil

Dear Anil,

your good wishes are received with gratitude. Yes, coming together is beginning , staying together in  progress and working together is success – for saving the planet. Praying and meditationg together for inner and outer peace on the planet . For Enlightenment of all sentient beings . May your Happy Diwali wishes reflect in the hearts of all who read this words.Like the full moon which reflects equaly on all lakes ….

VI.COLOPHON

BUDDHA DHARMA – OBF INTERNATIONAL Generaly beneficial religious org. since 1995 registered in Slovenia, EU. 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

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, Healing,Dharma,  Australia

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

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