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Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

Postby sattva » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:51 pm

Happy 79th Birthday to the Dalai Lama!
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Re: Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

Postby JKhedrup » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:28 pm

Happy Birthday!
Please stay with us for a very long time :namaste:
In order to ensure my mind never comes under the power of the self-cherishing attitude,
I must obtain control over my own mind.
Therefore, amongst all empowerments, the empowerment that gives me control over my mind is the best,
and I have received the most profound empowerment with this teaching.
-Atisha Dipamkara
brtsal ba'i bkhra drin
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Re: Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

Postby kirtu » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:14 am

Happy 79th birthday Your Holiness!

Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche
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Re: Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

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Re: Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

Postby T. Chokyi » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:29 am

**** :buddha1: ****

Happy Birthday!
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Re: Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

Postby sattva » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:31 am

Thanks for posting the videos! :twothumbsup:

Even though I am not a Tibetan Buddhist, I am a Buddhist, a western Buddhist. I live in a place where not many people know much about Buddhists. To have the Dalai Lama as an example of what a Buddhist is and can be is not a bad thing at all. For years, he has been an example of compassion and forgiveness. He has a strong propensity for science and logic and is known for tolerance towards other religions. Tolerance is something greatly needed in this world. So, to me he is a shining example, ---not of a Theravada Buddhist or a Zen Buddhist, as a Tibetan Buddhist of course, and as a Buddhist in general yes, and as a human being most definitely! :applause: :bow: May he continue to shine brightly for many years!
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Re: Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:50 am

:good: :thumbsup:

+1 Yes, he is great and a good case of leading by example.
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Re: Happy Birthday Dalai Lama!

Postby JKhedrup » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:17 am

Words of Truth


A Prayer Composed by:
His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso The Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet

Honoring and Invoking the Great Compassion
of the Three Jewels; the Buddha, the Teachings,
and the Spiritual Community

O Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and disciples
of the past, present, and future:
Having remarkable qualities
Immeasurably vast as the ocean,
Who regard all helpless sentient beings
as your only child;
Please consider the truth of my anguished pleas.

Buddha's full teachings dispel the pain of worldly
existence and self-oriented peace;
May they flourish, spreading prosperity and happiness through-
out this spacious world.
O holders of the Dharma: scholars
and realized practitioners;
May your ten fold virtuous practice prevail.

Humble sentient beings, tormented
by sufferings without cease,
Completely suppressed by seemingly endless
and terribly intense, negative deeds,
May all their fears from unbearable war, famine,
and disease be pacified,
To freely breathe an ocean of happiness and well-being.
And particularly the pious people
of the Land of Snows who, through various means,
Are mercilessly destroyed by barbaric hordes
on the side of darkness,
Kindly let the power of your compassion arise,
To quickly stem the flow of blood and tears.

Those unrelentingly cruel ones, objects of compassion,
Maddened by delusion's evils,
wantonly destroy themselves and others;
May they achieve the eye of wisdom,
knowing what must be done and undone,
And abide in the glory of friendship and love.

May this heartfelt wish of total freedom for all Tibet,
Which has been awaited for a long time,
be spontaneously fulfilled;
Please grant soon the good fortune to enjoy
The happy celebration of spiritual with temporal rule.

O protector Chenrezig, compassionately care for
Those who have undergone myriad hardships,
Completely sacrificing their most cherished lives,
bodies, and wealth,
For the sake of the teachings, practitioners,
people, and nation.

Thus, the protector Chenrezig made vast prayers
Before the Buddhas and Bodhisativas
To fully embrace the Land of Snows;
May the good results of these prayers now quickly appear.
By the profound interdependence of emptiness
and relative forms,
Together with the force of great compassion
in the Three Jewels and their Words of Truth,
And through the power
of the infallible law of actions and their fruits,
May this truthful prayer be unhindered
and quickly fulfilled.

This prayer, Words of Truth, was composed by His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet, on 29 September 1960 at his temporary headquarters in the Swarg Ashram at Dharamsala, Kangra District, Himachal State, India. This prayer for restoring peace, the Buddhist teachings, and the culture and self-determina-tion of the Tibetan people in their homeland was written after repeated requests by Tibetan government officials along with the unanimous consensus of the monastic and lay communities.
In order to ensure my mind never comes under the power of the self-cherishing attitude,
I must obtain control over my own mind.
Therefore, amongst all empowerments, the empowerment that gives me control over my mind is the best,
and I have received the most profound empowerment with this teaching.
-Atisha Dipamkara
brtsal ba'i bkhra drin
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