kalden yungdrung wrote:Tashi delek,
Yes Tsog is the Tibetan genaral translation of a Ganachakra and not per se a Puja.
ཚོགས་ཀྱི་འཁོར་ལོ། tshogs kyi 'khor lo would be the Tibetan translation about offerings.
A Puja do i understand as more a worship to the Yidams etc..
So offering that would be the core for these kind of rituals like visualistaions of perfect universes and offering them afterwards.
Other ritual objects are blessed by mantras before offered.
The Chodpa, practtioner of Chod, does offer his body.
The most welknown of a Ganachakra would be those of the Indian Mahasiddhas.
I guess so that these matters do belong to Tantra and are very benefitial if practiced well.
tshogs kyi 'khor lo is the Tibetan translation of ganacakra.
Puja is a general term used in both mahayana and vajrayana. The classic format is the 7 fold puja (homage, offering, confession, rejoicing, requesting the turning of the Dharma wheel, asking the Buddhas not to pass into Nirvana, dedication of punya). I guess the best known version is that found in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara.
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