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Song of Advice for Giving Up the Eating of Meat by Nyala Pema Duddul (1816-1872)

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For the Dharmachakra day , celebrating Buddha Shakyamuni first turning of the Dharma wheel at Sarnath ,

 teaching the Four Noble Truths .

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 Buddha Shakyamuni taught Four Noble truths  and the Song of advice of giving up meat

 is in complete harmony with Buddha Shakyamuni lineage .

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    • Now we focus on something really important for your spiritual development : giving up eating meat and dairy food . Please, carefully read vision and advice of enlightened master terton Nyala Pema Dundul and make firm decision : stop eating meat which comes from murdered animals !
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    • 白瑪鄧燈祖師祈請頌
      Prayer to Nyala Pema Dundul
      賢卻千佛心
      You who embody the one thousand Buddhas of this Fortunate Age,
      響崖大德知
      Great siddha of Lhangdrak—Pema Dundul—to you I pray:

      現後終救我
      In this life and the next, and in the bardo state,

    • hold me with your compassion,

      脫輪到菩提
      Inspire me with your blessing, to take the path to liberation!

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    • When I think of the suffering that meat eatings bring ,
    • I cannot bear the pain and anguish I feel within my heart .
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    • Om mani padme hum hrih !

      From a state of emptiness and compassion , you guide beings  –

      Noble Avalokiteshvara , to you I pay homage .

      Without having trained in love and compassion myself ,

      I ate the flesh of my mothers while lecturing others about cause and effect .

      Without realising the absolute , I wandered along the path of empty words .

      I , the parrot-like beggar of White Rock ,

      Was practicing austerities and »extracting the essence« ,

      When , one day , while meditating on Lord Avalokiteshvara,

      According to the union of stages from Self-liberation equal to Space/Khanyam Rangdrol  ,

      My own body and everything around me suddendly dissapeared ,

      And transformed into luminous body of Great Compassionate One ,

      Appearing , as if in a vision , in the sky before me .

      . As I looked from a state of luminous self-awareness, I saw the inconceivable miseries of the lower realms.

      And in particular, the vast suffering of the Reviving Hell.

      One of its quarters in particular I saw

    • was completely filled with men and women,

       naked and helpless,

    • and before each one stood throngs of evil-looking servants

       with heads like birds, animals and ferocious beasts .

      Many of them held sharp weapons in their hands,

    • With which they cut apart their victims and ate their flesh.

       Again and again they cut, and again and again the flesh grew back.

      The victims did not die until their karma was exhausted,

    • And their habitual tendencies did not diminish, but only increased.
    • For those who perform ‘red offerings’ it was even worse.
    • All of them let out loud screams of pain and agony.

      When I had seen all this external manifestation of my own perception,

    • I thought to myself,

      “What could be done to stop this suffering?”

    • And in that very instant, in the sky before me,

      there appeared the Great Compassionate One, who said:

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    • “Ema! My son, you have been close to me for many lives, now listen well, you who are diligent and determined!
    • You have heard teachings on the generation stage of deity yoga,
    • and have even developed a few qualities, But the root of the Dharma lies in loving kindness and compassion.
    • Do you have real love and compassion within you?

      How could someone who’d trained in compassion ever eat meat?

       Just look at the way meat-eating brings such suffering!

    • The results of our own actions will ripen on us alone,

       And there is nothing the buddhas of the three times can do.

      Eating meat is bereft of any virtue and entails many faults,

      It is the source of four hundred forms of disease,

      Eighty thousand obstructing forces

    • and eighty-four thousand afflictive emotions.

      Except when it is part of the fearless conduct of one

    • who benefits all he encounters,

       Used as a medicine or a sacred substance of the supreme secret mantra,

      The consumption of flesh brings not the tiniest drop of virtue.

      Since eaters of flesh are either maras or rakshasa demons,

       Your discipline will only degenerate and negative emotions increase,

       You will lack the cause, which is altruistic love and compassion,

      And therefore find it hard to gain the fruit, the essence of awakening.

      Meat eaters will not be accompanied by the wisdom deities,

       They will be without blessings, siddhis, auspiciousness and activity.

      The substance of altruism will not develop in eaters of flesh,

      And gods and nagas will probably see them as demons.

       Meat eaters will be surrounded by gandharvas, rakshasas, maras,

      Lords of death, ghosts, spirits, gyalgong and samaya breaking demons,

      As its result, eating meat will lead to rebirth in the hells,

    • Or as a bird, a jackal or a cannibal demon.

       Like this, meat-eating brings with it boundless suffering.

       But when you renounce it, you will be free from all these faults,

       And always be revered by non-human beings,

      Who will see you as a pure brahmin or a god.

       All the buddhas and bodhisattvas of the ten directions,

       Gurus, yidam deities and dakinis will gather around you like clouds,

      And you will be accompanied

    • by male and female bodhisattvas in particular.

      Quite naturally, you will possess the cause

    • of loving kindness and compassion,

       And swiftly reach the result which is the essence of awakening.

      These are just some of the inconceivable virtues to be gained.”

      This he spoke and then, once my own perceptions were back again,

       I felt as if I had awoken from a lucid dream.

      My mind and body were in such pain it was as if I had swallowed poison,

       And I felt such fear and panic that it made me shiver.

      Just thinking about the terrible sufferings of the Reviving Hell,

       I could only give away my happiness in exchange for others’ pain.

      My mind was so completely overwhelmed that I could only weep.

       And I felt an intense, unbearable compassion.

    • Then in order to take upon myself the sufferings of others,

      And to purify their faults and obscurations caused by eating meat,

       For every mother sentient being, as infinite in number as space is vast,

      I made the following vow, true according to the two levels of reality:

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    •  “Aho! Mighty sage Shakyamuni and all the buddhas and bodhisattvas throughout the whole of space and time,
    •  Have compassion for this child who knew nothing of cause and effect! Gracious root and lineage masters, care for me!

      Have compassion for this child who knew nothing of cause and effect!

       Supreme yidam deity, mighty Avalokiteshvara, care for me!

       Have compassion for this child who knew nothing of cause and effect!

      Overwhelmed by ignorance and the two obscurations,

      I spoke often of how all infinite beings have been our parents,

      And while living off their flesh,

    • I told others about cause and effect.

       I had no idea that the suffering involved was so great.

       I have often heard it said eating meat which is ‘three times pure’

       Is sanctioned by the Buddha and is not a negative action.

      But those who say this must be saints who benefit all they encounter,

       Like pure lotus flowers, unstained by negative emotions,

      And practitioners of the profound path of secret mantra.

       As for me, I have no instruction more profound

    • Than altruistic love and compassion,

      As well as the infallibility of cause and effect.

       In order to purify all faults and obscurations born of flesh-eating

      In all sentient beings who extend throughout the whole of space,

      From this moment on,

    • I completely renounce the eating of flesh.

      This will be my unfailing commitment, and I shall never let it slip.

       Even if all the animals on earth were eaten,

    • There would still be no real satisfaction, hunger would only increase.

       And if we don’t find anything to eat or drink for just a few days,

      We feel as though we’ve never tasted even a morsel of food before.

       Now is the time to escape this demon hunger.

    • Where does this flesh come from anyway?

      It comes only from ego-clinging and attachment.

    • Only to think about it makes me weary and almost vomit.

       This unappetizing mound of mess and filth,

    • Contaminated by the thirty-six impure substances.

      A body born of habitual patterns is the basis for suffering,

      And many animals have their own karma so negative,

      That anyone eating their flesh will find it hard to win liberation.

      The Buddha said that meat and alcohol are impure gifts

      And to offer them does not count as generosity.

       Therefore who would eat this food of the afflictions?

       The pretas live for many thousands of human years

      Seeing neither food nor drink, and enduring only suffering,

       But we human beings can even drink cold water,

       And have plenty to eat and drink besides meat and alcohol,

      When we are still not satisfied by these,

    • How could we repay past kindness so unfairly?
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    •  Throughout the course of countless aeons past
    • In every world within this universe as vast as space itself, 
    • There’s not a single being who has not been our own mother. And the mother’s milk we’ve drunk would fill a billion seas.

      Now I let go of all pretense and take the Three Jewels as witness:

       In the past, under the sway of ignorance and habitual patterns,

       I ate my parents’ flesh and did not remorsefully confess.

      Now with a pure motivation that includes the four powers,

       As in the saying, “I was not, am not and will not be attached,”

      From now on, may the thought of meat-eating never enter my mind,

      And if I do eat meat, may the Three Jewels send me punishment.

      May the protectors and guardians look over me at all times.

       Now if I were to eat the flesh of my past mothers,

      There would be none in the three realms with a greater transgression.

      The Buddha said that harming others even slightly impairs our vows,

       So what need is there to mention flesh-eating which is akin to killing?

       In the Parinirvana Sutra, the Lankavatara and elsewhere, it is said

      That eating meat is tantamount to taking life,

      And it is forbidden in both the greater and the lesser vehicles,

       But in particular it is not permitted for a bodhisattva.

       Our teacher himself when he appeared as a partridge’s young,

       And as a ferocious beast  in the wild would not eat meat,

      So how could his followers ever do so?

       In accordance with the guidance of the Buddha himself,

       It was also renounced by many great masters of India and Tibet,

       So its faults are beyond the scope of imagination.

      Not cultivating negativity is itself a genuine Dharma practice,

      So may I always be in harmony with the genuine teachings!

      When I have seen the boundless faults that come from eating meat,

       Even to think about it makes me sick like I have been poisoned,

      And so I, the great beggar who goes by the name of Duddul,

      Wrote these words advising myself to renounce it,

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    •  In the Sky-Fortress hermitage of White Rock, 
    • May the result of this virtue purify all the faults and obscurationsThat come from meat-eating in all sentient beings,

      So that they may see the thousand buddhas face to face!

       

      Translated by Adam Pearcy | Originally published at LotsawaHouse.org

      Published at http://www.shabkar.org

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    • Selected readings :https://en.calameo.com/read/000786720914ab9212c62The Cloud of Nectar

       by Shang Shung Publications

      The Cloud of Nectar is Oriol Aguilar’s annotated translation of the biography of Nyagla Pema Düdul, a 19th century master, tertön, and well-known exponent of the practice and realization of Total Perfection (Dzogchen) written by Yeshe Dorje. Born in the rugged eastern Tibetan region of Khams, despite an auspicious birth accompanied by miraculous signs and prognostications, like the great 11th century mystic Milarepa, as a fatherless youth Padma Düdul suffered great personal loss, severe deprivation, and repeated violence. A social outcast, his early attempts to obtain spiritual instruction were cruelly thwarted. Time and again, after a vicious beating as he struggled to avoid the starvation that claimed his brother’s life, propelled by empathy even toward his attackers, he would renew his quest for bodily and spiritual sustenance. Increasingly recognized for his spiritual attainments, he sought and exchanged teachings with some of the region’s leading figures of Buddhist and Bön 

       

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      http://rywiki.tsadra.org/index.php/Nyakla_Pema_Dudul  (1816-1872)

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyala_Pema_D%C3%BCndul

       

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July 23 , 2012 , 2139 Buddhist year Water Dragon
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OM SVASTI Blessed and auspicious Dharmachakra day to all readers at the Heritage of Mankind and to all Friends of Buddha Dharma-OBF International.
Today we reflect on the inner meaning of Lord Shakyamuni Buddha first turning of the Dharma Wheel: Four Noble Truths . We must understand them psychologically, not so much philosophically . We must internalise Lord Buddhas teachings to be His true disciples. Lord Buddha did not turn the Dharma wheel to establish philosophical debates and speculations of intellectuals. He is teaching each and every one of us directly , not hierarchically. His compassionate Dhama teachings are our best friend . His enlightened Dharmas are for all times and all generations, until samsara is emptied of suffering and its causes . May we, His devoted disciples, be fulfilled with Buddhas blessings through the natural Sound of Dharmata, the ultimate Buddha nature in unimpeded continuity .
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1.1. The Gift of Truth excels all other gifts.
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Four Noble Truths (arya sacca) are the briefest synthesis of the entire Teachings of Buddhism, since all those manifold doctrines of the threefold Canon are included therein. They are : truth of suffering, of the origin of suffering, of the extinction of suffering and the Eightfold Noble Path leading to the extinction of suffering.
1.Dukkha: all forms of existence are unsatisfactory and subject to suffering : birth, decay, death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering.
2. Tanha : all suffering and all rebirth is created by craving : sensual craving (kama tanha), craving for existence (bhava tanha), craving for non-existence or self-annihilation (vibhava tanha).
3. Nirodha: extinction of craving results in extinction (nirodha) of rebirth & suffering = nibbana.
4.Magga : extinction of suffering is accomplished by the Eightfold Noble Path which is wisdom (panna), morality (sila, Tib. Tsultrim) and concentration (Samadhi).
Suffering is compared with a disease; origin of suffering with cause of the disease; extinction of suffering with the cure of disease; the Path with the medicine.
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1.right view : understand the Four Noble truths
2.right thought : your mind must be free from sensual lust, ill-will and cruelty
3.right speech : abstain from lying, tale-bearing, harsh words and foolish babble
4.right action: abstain from injuring living beings, stealing & unlawful sexual intercourse.
5.right livelihood : abstain from wrong living and gain ( gambling, selling of alcohol, meat, drugs, weapons etc).
6.right effort : maintain virtuous states of mind and virtuous results
7.right mindfulness : avoid greed & grief and be mindful
8.right concentration : dwell in four absorptions
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1.Truth of suffering must be fully understood
2.Truth of craving to be abandoned
3.Truth (Nibbana) to be realised
4.Truth of the Path to be cultivated
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Mere suffering exists, no sufferer is found. The deeds are , but no doer of the deeds is there. Nirvana is, but no traveller on it is seen.
This is introduction of the doctrine of Anatta / egolessness, found only in Buddhism. On Mahayana Path Anatta is introduced as shunyata/voidness . On Vajrayana Path it is introduced as 3 dimensions. In Atiyoga Dzogpa chenpo it is introduced with the Base,Path,Fruit.
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_/♥\_ཨོཾ་ཨྰཿཧྰུྃབཛྲ་གུ་རུ་པདྨ་སིདྡྷི་ཧྰུྃ༔ ཨོཾ་ཨྰཿཧྰུྃབཛྲ་གུ་རུ་པདྨ་སིདྡྷི་ཧྰུྃ༔ ཨོཾ་ཨྰཿཧྰུྃབཛྲ་གུ་རུ་པདྨ་སིདྡྷི་ཧྰུྃ༔
BIRTH OF GURU RINPOCHE : at sunrise Guru Rinpoche is miraculously born amidst dazzling radiance in a lotus bed on the lake Danakosha . Turning the Dharma wheel for the Dakinis , He is known as Guru Tsokye Dorje – Guru the Lotus born Vajra.
Dances of Eight manifestations of Guru Padmasambhava

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See description at the event for prayers and meditations.
Seven line invocation of Guru Padmasambhava http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i28fZuqKKcQ&feature=plcp
Teachings about Seven-line Invocation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NDt5ViCjsk&feature=plcp
August 2, 2012 Full moon day, dedicated to Amitabha Buddha
_/♥\_ NAMO AMITABHA ༀམཎིཔདྨེཧཱུྃ། 南无阿弥陀佛 ཨ ཨ ཨ
๑۩۞۩๑ ཨོཾ་མ་ཎི་པ་དྨེ་ཧཱུྃ་ ๑۩۞۩๑ OM AMI DEWA HRI

_/♥\_BUDDHA AMITABHA PURE LAND ASPIRATION _/♥\_ོཾ་མཎི་པད་མེ་ཧུཾ
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Anniversary of Gampopa
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Buddhist meditations and prayers every Sunday.
August 12 , 2012 ; 25th lunar day : Dakini day
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Dakini day, Dharma event

Tsog offering verse by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche II
GURU PADMASAMBHAVA ✿ღ ✿ DAKINI TEACHINGS
August 16, 2012 Dharmapala day – Dharma protectors 29th lunar day

Vajrakilaya tantra Gurkhukma – pure vision sadhana by Khenpo Jigme Phuntsog Rinpoche
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Vegan for one day. Vegan for a life. GO. GO. GO.素食一天。素食的生活。转到。转到。转到。
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Dharma event created by Mangala Konchok Norbu
• Where In your heart 所在之處,無需出席。
• Dear friends, join in prayers, in Year of Dragon, for our Planet. Amitabha.
Happy new year 2012, Year of the Dragon.
Pray and meditate in this special year .Bless you friends, brothers and sisters. AMITABHA. AMITABHA AMITABHA NAMO AMITABHA.
亲爱的朋友们一起祷告。阿弥陀佛。
龙飘飘 – 恭贺新禧 龙飘飘 – 恭贺新禧
祝福各位好友,兄弟姐妹:
好運龍U+幸福龍U+平安龍U+健康龍U+快樂龍U,
Happy New Year 龍給您
阿弥陀佛。阿弥陀佛。阿弥陀佛。阿弥陀佛。阿弥陀佛。阿弥陀佛。
南无阿弥陀佛 南无阿弥陀佛 南无阿弥陀佛.
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III. WISDOM WITHOUT BORDERS
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we All wish you great health , happiness ,strength , wisdom and love . May all your noble wishes be swiftly fulfilled .
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Geshe Thupten Kunkhen Long Live His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Your Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, Very happy birthday ๑۩۞۩๑ ཨོཾ་མ་ཎི་པ་དྨེ་ཧཱུྃ་ ๑۩۞۩๑ღჱܓ•♫♪• ❤བཛྲ་སཏྭ་ཏྭེ་ནོ་པ་ཏིཥྛ།♥☆♥☆ ♥☆•♫♪•*.¤✿´¯`☆♥☆´¯`✿* ☼ ´ღჱܓ•♫♪•*.¤✿´¯`☆♥☆´¯`✿* ☼ ´ღჱ
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WISH- GRANTING PRAYER OF SAMANTABHADRA
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Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche, EU, Mangala Konchok Norbu, EU,
Shifu John Chow, Australia, May Chang , Taiwan,Lama Karma Gyan Sagar Rinpoche, Nepal, Khenpo Pema Sampa Lama, Sundar Yonzan , Nepal
and all associates around the world.
3.2. Dalai Lama
I would like to thank everyone who attended celebrations of my birthday. At the same time I would like to express my deep appreciation of the many friends and well-wishers who, remembering that it was my birthday, sent their warm greetings; among them many friends in the People’s Republic of China.
I am also aware that my fellow countrymen and women in Tibet would have remembered me on this day, although they would have been unable to participate in celebrations due of circumstances beyond their control. I would like to thank all of them too, while expressing my own admiration of their indomitable Tibetan spirit, their courage and determination.

๑ღჱܓ•♫♪• ❤བཛྲ་སཏྭ་ཏྭེ་ནོ་པ་ཏིཥྛ།♥☆♥☆ ♥☆•♫♪•*.¤✿´¯`☆♥☆´¯`✿*

IV. Colophon ※. .•*¨`*♫.• ཨ ཨ ཨ ♥¯`♥❥
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and many Associates of Buddha Dharma-OBF International around the world.

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and many Buddhists around the world who are serving and upholding the Teachings of the Buddha
V. Dedication ✿⊱╮May the merit and virtues accrued from this work adorn the Buddha´s Pure Land,
Repaying the four kinds of kindnesses above and relieve the sufferings of those in the three paths below.
May those who see and hear of this all bring forth the heart of Understanding and live the Dharma for the rest of this life. Then be born together in the Land of Infinite Bliss. Homage to Amitabha Buddha ღ♥ღ

DHARMA WHEEL _/♥\_ PATH OF PEACE, HAPPINESS & BLISS

Heritage of Mankind

DHARMA WHEEL – PATH OF PEACE, HAPPINESS & BLISS

Homage to Shakyamuni Buddha,

Perfectly Enlightened One,

The Teacher of gods and men.

參拜釋迦牟尼佛
完美的覺者
教師的神和人。

Hommage au Bouddha Shakyamuni,
Parfaitement Eveillé,
Le Maître des dieux et des hommes.

Shakyamuni बुद्ध को श्रद्धांजलि,
बिल्कुल एक प्रबुद्ध,
देवताओं और पुरुषों की टीचर.

Homenaje al Buda Shakyamuni,
Perfectamente Iluminado,
El maestro de dioses y hombres.

敬意を表して釈迦牟尼仏には、
完璧に悟りを開いた人
神と人の教師。

Hommage an Shakyamuni Buddha,
Perfekt Erleuchtete,
Der Lehrer der Götter und Menschen.

تحية لبوذا شاكياموني ،
مستنيرة تماما واحد ،
المعلم من الآلهة والرجال.

DHARMA WHEEL

I. स्वस्ति OM SVASTI : with embedding, sharing, favouring, rating 5* & commenting on Visual Dharmas – spiritual Teachings for 3rd millennium you promote wisdom, love, compassion, inner & outer peace on the planet. Wherever Visual Dharmas are played , it brings great Blessings and merit.

The Gift of Truth excels all other gifts. Dhammapada

長的恩賜,在真理的所有其他禮品。

Le don du Dhamma surpasse tous les autres dons.

सत्य के अन्य सभी उपहार उपहार

El Don de la Verdad sobresale de todos los demás.

フトは真実の他のすべての贈り物を優れている。

The Gift of Truth trội tất cả các quà tặng khác. Pháp Cú

هدية من لجنة تقصي الحقائق تتفوق جميع الهدايا الأخرى.

Das Geschenk der Wahrheit übertrifft alle anderen Gaben.

“Four Noble Truths (arya sacca) are the briefest synthesis of the entire Teachings of Buddhism, since all those manifold doctrines of the threefold Canon  are included therein. They are : truth of suffering, of the origin of suffering, of the extinction of suffering and the Eightfold Noble Path leading to the extinction of suffering.

1.Dukkha: all forms of existence are unsatisfactory and subject to suffering : birth, decay, death, sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering.

2. Tanha : all suffering and all rebirth is created by craving : sensual craving (kama tanha), craving for existence (bhava tanha), craving for non-existence or self-annihilation (vibhava tanha).

3. Nirodha: extinction of craving results in extinction (nirodha) of rebirth & suffering = nibbana.

4.Magga : extinction of suffering is accomplished by the Eightfold Noble Path which is wisdom (panna), morality (sila, Tib. Tsultrim) and concentration (Samadhi).

Suffering is compared with a disease; origin of suffering with cause of the disease; extinction of suffering with the cure of disease; the Path with the medicine.

8-fold Noble path is :

1.right view : understand the Four Noble truths

2.right thought : your mind must be free from sensual lust, ill-will and cruelty

3.right speech : abstain from lying, tale-bearing, harsh words and foolish babble

4.right action: abstain from injuring living beings, stealing & unlawful sexual intercourse.

5.right livelihood : abstain from wrong living and gain ( gambling, selling of alcohol, meat, drugs, weapons etc).

6.right effort : maintain virtuous states of mind and virtuous results

7.right mindfulness : avoid greed & grief and be mindful

8.right concentration : dwell in four absorptions

In this Visual Dharma we see the Stupa of Sarnath. Buddha`s teachings are timeless & always contemporary : we  see traffic at Budapest city , bridge over the river Danube and the Balaton lake.

II.Visionary Art : Wisdom without borders- Ars sacra*contemplative Art connects cultures, places, languages & musical expressions with mantra.  It is Healing Art & Visual Therapy.View it with relaxation & awareness.

Buddha Shakyamuni taught the 4 Noble Truths 7 weeks after his  Enlightenment  at Bodhgaya. He taught these Truths to 5 ascetic disciples at Sarnath, on the Dharmachakra day .

1.Truth of suffering must be fully understood

2.Truth of craving to be abandoned

3.Truth (Nibbana) to be realised

4.Truth of the Path to be cultivated

It is said in Visuddhi Magga XVI :

“Mere suffering exists, no sufferer is found. The deeds are , but no doer of the deeds is there. Nirvana is, but no traveler on it is seen.”

仅仅存在的痛苦患者没有被发现该事迹但没有行为人的事迹在那里。涅磐是,但它没有被认为是旅客。

«Souffrance simple existe, aucun patient se trouve. Les actes sont, mais pas celui qui fait des actes est là. Nirvana est, mais aucun voyageur, il est vu. “

मेरे दुख से मौजूद है, कोई पीड़ित पाया जाता है. कर्म हैं, लेकिन कर्म का कोई कर्ता वहाँ है. निर्वाण है, लेकिन इस पर कोई यात्री देखा है. “

“La mera sufrimiento existe, no se sufre se encuentra. Los hechos son, pero no hacedor de los hechos está ahí. Nirvana es, pero ningún pasajero a que se ve. “

ミアの苦しみが存在し、ない患者が見つかりました。行為がありますが、行為のないやり手がそこにある。ニルヴァーナは、ですが、それには様が見られる。

“Nur das  Leiden vorhanden ist, wird keine Leidenden gefunden. Die Taten sind, aber kein Täter, der die Taten schaft . Nirvana ist, aber kein Reisender auf sie gesehen wird. “

“مجرد معاناة موجودا ، تم العثور على أي المتألم. الأفعال هي ، ولكن ليس الفاعل من الفعل هناك. نيرفانا هو ، ولكن لا يعتبر المسافر على ذلك. “

This is introduction of the doctrine of Anatta / egolessness, found only in Buddhism. On Mahayana Path Anatta is introduced as shunyata/voidness . On Vajrayana Path it is  introduced as 3 dimensions. In  Atiyoga Dzogpa chenpo it is introduced with the Base,Path,Fruit.

Buddha Manjushri said in ancient sacred text : Manjushri-nama-samgiti : “After I explained  three vehicles, I stand on the Fruit of One Vehicle”. All doctrines & orders of Buddhism are  essential Oneness.

This Visual Dharma is entitled the Dharma Wheel – Path of Peace, Happiness & Bliss. “Happiness is the indispensable condition for attaining concentration of mind (Samadhi). The mind of the happy one has concentration as its fruit and reward…In him who is filled with happiness, right concentration has found a foundation.”

May the Dharma wheel , related to the Heart chakra with 8-petalled Lotus, awakens your Heart*Bodhi Mind. May this Visual Dharma, empowered with the Sound*Light of Dharmata bring you peace, happiness and Bliss.

BE VEG.  GO GREEN.  SAVE THE PLANET.

走向绿色。拯 救地球。

BE VEG. GO GREEN. Sauver la planète.

शाकाहारी . जाओ ग्रीन. ग्रह सहेजें.

Se Vegetariano. GO GREEN. SALVAR EL PLANETA.

ベジタリアンがあります。グリーンでGO。惑 星を保存します。

BE VEG. Go Green. Salvare il pianeta.

يتعين فيغ. اذهب الأخضر. انقاذ الكوكب.

BE VEG. GO GREEN. Σωτηρία του πλανήτη.

야채 좋을. 그린 가렴. 성을 구할 .

BE VEG. GAAN GROEN. Planeet red.

צמחוני. Go Green. להציל את כדור הארץ.

Jadilah Vegetarian. GO GREEN. SAVE THE PLANET.

BE VEG. GO GREEN. Спасти планету.

III.Selected bibliography :

*Buddhist dictionary : by Nyanatiloka. Ceylon, 1970.

*Visuddhi Magga, Bhadantacariya Buddhagosha, Singapore, 1997

*Dharma Wheel –Path of Peace, Happiness & Bliss

49th Visual Dharma

Buddha Dharma-OBFI  April 2010

www.izum.si/cobiss 90321, 90352

1.02 Overview-scientific article 2.18 scientific film,video recording H.E. Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche , ven. Mangala Konchok Norbu, EU.

IV. Related Visual Dharmas :

*Buddha´s Enlightenmnet

*The Gift of Truth

*About Buddhism

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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)

Dharma Counselling & Buddhist Wholesome Medicine- online :

Skype : Tara Tulku Rinpoche. Member of social networks :

www.Candle4Burma.ning.com, www.ProtectAnimalsAndNature.ning.com

www.UntedInSpirit.ning.com

www.Plaxo.com/TaraTulkuRinpoche

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

www.Facebook.com/JohnChow www.Twitter.com/JohnChow

Venerable Mangala Konchok Norbu, Dharma art director, Buddha Dharma, European Union www.uvs.gov.si registered  Churches and religious Communities

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www.Twitter.com/VisualDharmaArt

FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS ‮‫☸ ☸ ☸ ☸ Dharmachakra day

Jowa Shakyamuni Buddha (centre) Guru Rinpoche ...
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FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS – Alive Dharma teachings, July 25,2009 Dharmachakra day

Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato

Samma sambuddhassa !

Homage to Him, the Exalted, The Worthy,

The fully Enlightened One ! (1)

Blessed Dharmachakra day, dear Friends  of Buddha Dharma. Today is the anniversary of Buddha Shakyamuni first turning of the Dhamma/Dharma wheel. For seven weeks after his Enlightenment under the Bodhi tree at the Vajra seat in Bodhgaya, Shakyamuni Buddha did not teach. Finally, encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he turned the Wheel of Dharma for the first time, at Sarnath, by teaching the Four Noble Truths.

1. BUDDHIST TEACHINGS AND PRACTICE

In Wikipedia they are described with these words :

English: Four Noble Truths Pali: cattāri ariyasaccāni Sanskrit: catvāri āryasatyāni Burmese
(thisa lei ba) Chinese: 四圣諦(T) / 四圣谛(S)
(pinyin: sìshèngdì) Japanese: 四諦
(rōmaji: shitai) Thai: อริยสัจสี่
(ariyasaj sii) Vietnamese: Tứ Diệu Đế

  1. The Nature of Suffering (Dukkha):

    “This is the noble truth of suffering: birth is suffering, aging is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering; sorrow, lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering; union with what is displeasing is suffering; separation from what is pleasing is suffering; not to get what one wants is suffering; in brief, the five aggregates subject to clinging are suffering.”[9][10]

  2. Suffering’s Origin (Samudaya):

    “This is the noble truth of the origin of suffering: it is this craving which leads to renewed existence, accompanied by delight and lust, seeking delight here and there, that is, craving for sensual pleasures, craving for existence, craving for extermination.”[9][10]

  3. Suffering’s Cessation (Nirodha):

    “This is the noble truth of the cessation of suffering: it is the remainderless fading away and cessation of that same craving, the giving up and relinquishing of it, freedom from it, nonreliance on it.”[9][10]

  4. The Way (Mārga) Leading to the Cessation of Suffering:

    “This is the noble truth of the way leading to the cessation of suffering: it is the Noble Eightfold Path; that is, right view, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration.”[11][12]

End of citation from Wikipedia.

When the Buddha , the fully Enlightened One, delivered his first Teaching/Dharma to the five ascetics, He spoke to them very personally, because they were His friends. He did not transmitt to them some dry intellectual knowledge. He spoke from His personal , continuous experiences. We all must take His first Dhamma/Dharma to our Hearts- time and separate space are illusion (even modern scientists aggree on that fact !) Shakyamuni Buddha is speaking personaly to everyone, to everyone in his own language : take His spiritual advice to your heart and apply it in your daily life. This is the true meaning of turning the Dhamma/Dharma wheel. Buddha is omniscent : He knows exactly all our situations, all our thoughts and emotions. He knows how many grains of sand are in the river Ganges – how couldn´t He know everyone of us, individually and personally ?! Make His teachings your path toward complete enlightenment, make it personal and intimate. Buddha´s Dharma is your best friend. When all other so called friends , relatives or companions leave you, Buddha´s Dharma is still there to guide you on the spiritual Path.

Buddhism is very A-live spiritual force , it is like fountain of Nectar water , accessible to all beings. Purify your vessel, your body,energy and consciousness ; pray and meditate and the Nectar of blessings will emerge spontaneously in your being-ness. To understand Four Noble Truths, one must truly be a vegetarian, helping to save animals and other sentient beings. It is impossible to be practicing Buddhist and still eat dead corpses of other sentient beings (animals). Wake up to that truth of suffering and stop craving for meat . Meat eating habit is craving for blood – there is no meat without blood. Purify your unvirtuous karma of eating meat. These teachings refer to all 600 millions and more Buddhists in different  Buddhist schools and to all Buddhist traditions. They refer to monastics and to non-monastics alike. Monastics in Asian countries must truly show the compassionate path of Enligtenment, by educating general public (first with their own examples of Noble living) why human beings should never eat meat, why we must save lives of animals. This is true Buddhist education in modern times.

Don´t think that by understanding the Four Noble Truths one must become a “wooden buddha” – without any feelings, emotions and personal opinions. Such attitude is fake samsara, leading to fake nirvana. On the Vajrayana-tantric path we learn how to use our feelings and emotions to progress on the Path toward complete enlightenment. Doing so, we descend with the view and ascend with the conduct , as taught by Nirmanakaya Buddha  Padmasambhava, the emanation of Buddha Shakyamuni. All Buddhist teachings are interconnected – there is no need to debate and argue about this simple fact. Manjushri-nama-samgiti (see related Visual Dharma: Chanting the Names of Manjushri) transmitts the Vajra verse about this Unity of all : “ Delivering three vehicles, I stand on the Fruit of one Vehicle ! “

Buddhism is inside path, it is more gnosis and the way of life as rigid and sectarian religious views. Let Four Noble Truths become your Gnosis, your own experience, your own understanding. We must internalise the Dhamma/Dharma to be delivered by the Truth of Dharma. We should not be like the rocks in the river , never absorbing any nectar-like spiritual teachings. If one is a rock in the water, one can not internalise the teachings, because one does not allow that the Truth enter his / her being-ness. Soften your being by relaxing , following your breath – your connection with life and let these Words enter your heart.

If one is dharma bussinessmen , seeing the holy Dharma as merchandise, one can also never internalise the teaching. It remais as an object outside you , object of spiritual materialism. Guru Padmasambhava taught (and is still teaching) that at that time, when there are perverted practitioners who will treat the Dharma as merchandise, EVERYONE OF US should not neglect the ten dharmic/enlightened activities. Reflecting upon the meaning of Dharma is one of ten enlightened activities. Reflecting upon the meaning of Four noble Truths is enlightened activity . This refers to all Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist practitioners.  It also refers to all Dzogchen/Atiyoga practitioners. Start today, don´t wait for tommorrow or next life ! One does not need to be a Lama, Rinpoche , Tulku, Sensei etc. to reflect on the meaning of Dharma. It is responsibility of all of us ! It is resposibility of all of us to practice, teach and promote pure Buddha Dharma, without obscurations of race, nationality , social position and so on. Follow on the footsteps of the Buddha and walk on the Eightfold Noble Path . May these words encourage everyone  to proceed on the inside spiritual path of cultivation, toward perfect Enlightenment.

Namo tassa Bhagavato Arahato

Samma sambuddhassa !

Homage to Him, the Exalted, The Worthy,

The fully Enlightened One !

Notes :

1.The Dhammapada, Pali text and translation with stories and notes; Narada Thera, 4th edition 2538-1993, reprinted and donated for free distribution by the Buddha Educational Foundation, Taiwan; 1995.

2.Photo on MySpace blog shows Four Noble  Truths (Dharma art photo).

Photo on worpress blog show altar at the Jokhang temple in Lhasa : Jowo Buddha Shakyamuni (centre), Guru Padmasambhava (right) and Arya Tara (left).

H.E. Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche

Gentle Rain of Nectar Blessings – Alive Dharma work in continuity, Vol V

Colophon : This words spontaneously arose in my awareness today, on the Dharmachakra (Chökor Duchen). May it be auspicios for everyone and may all noble and meaningful increase in the world.

2.INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST STUDIES
E-learning curriculum :

1.Describe the general meaning of Four Noble Truths ?

2.Why are they important for all Buddhist schools and for all beings ?

3.How do you apply the Four Noble Truths in your daily life ?

2.1.Visual Dharma : Seven-line invocation of Guru Padmasambhava

(for the anniversary of Birth of Guru Rinpoche, celebrated on July 31).

Four remaining questions from Friends  of Buddha Dharma will be answered next Sunday.

3.LUNAR CALENDAR July-August 2009  6th lunar month

July 25 : Chökor Duchen – Dharmachakra day – anniversary of Lord Buddha´s teaching of Four Noble Truths at Sarnath

July 29 :  Day of the Medicine Buddhas and of Arya Tara; related Visual Dharma: Blessings of Medicine Buddhas, 21 Verses of Praise to Arya Tara.

July 31: Anniversary of Birth of Guru Padmasambhava (10th lunar day): Guru Tsokye Dorje : at sunrise Guru Rinpoche is miraculously born amidst dazzling radiance in a lotus bed on the Danakosha lake. Turning the Dharma wheel for the Dakinis, he is known as Guru Tsokye Dorje – Guru, the Lotus Born Vajra….. Related Visual Dharma: Seven-line invocation of Guru Rinpoche, Teaching about Seven-line invocation, Dances of Eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche.

Dharma practice : Tsog offering verse by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche (see related Visual Dharma), Ganachakra offering (without meat and alcohol!)

August 5 : Full moon day ; Long-life practices or Namo Amitabha chanting (see Visual Dharma).

August 15 : Dakini day ; Dharma practice: Tsog offering verse , Ganackakra offering .

August 19 : Dharmapala day ; Dharma practice : Vajrakilaya tantra Gurkhukma (see Visual Dharma).

August 20 : Shakyamuni Buddha day ; purification practices (see Visual Dharma: Vajrasattva 100-syllable mantra) , Sang offering (see Visual Dharma: Buddhism, peace and ecology).

Collective prayers and meditations of Buddha Dharma (since 1988) _ every Sunday 4-5 pm (GMT +1) or according to your local time. For programme look at previous Alive Dharma teachings.

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