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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:52 pm 
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I received a very nice thangka of White Mahakala from a very good friend. He even had it specially framed, and I believe just the framing itself cost a good deal of money (possibly around $300). My friend doesn't know much about Tibetan Buddhism, and took the thangka solely to be a piece of art. I know I'm not supposed to hang up thangkas in my apartment like it's just a piece of art, but I also would not like to offend my friend. Thoughts?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:57 pm 
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Hang it up!

Treat it with respect, maybe arrange a small table underneath it with some flowers, or something....doesn't have to be too elaborate, you know.

That's my opinion!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:33 pm 
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Mr. G wrote:
I received a very nice thangka of White Mahakala from a very good friend. He even had it specially framed, and I believe just the framing itself cost a good deal of money (possibly around $300). My friend doesn't know much about Tibetan Buddhism, and took the thangka solely to be a piece of art. I know I'm not supposed to hang up thangkas in my apartment like it's just a piece of art, but I also would not like to offend my friend. Thoughts?


White Mahakala, that is very auspicious! Have it consecrated by a qualified lama and put it up.

/magnus

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:11 pm 
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Mr. G wrote:
I received a very nice thangka of White Mahakala from a very good friend. He even had it specially framed, and I believe just the framing itself cost a good deal of money (possibly around $300). My friend doesn't know much about Tibetan Buddhism, and took the thangka solely to be a piece of art. I know I'm not supposed to hang up thangkas in my apartment like it's just a piece of art, but I also would not like to offend my friend. Thoughts?



Hang it up.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:36 pm 
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Thank you all!

White Mahakala was the first empowerment I ever received, and it was from Luding Khen Rinpoche. :smile:

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Hang it with the 8 offerings.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:16 am 
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And put a khatags over it.


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