ChNN's Vajra Armour teaching

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Re: ChNN's Vajra Armour teaching

Postby Arnoud » Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:28 am

simhanada wrote:Dude, get off the internet and keep practising!


I thought one has to practice this without saying any other words? Otherwise one has to start again. That includes writing I would think, no?

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Re: ChNN's Vajra Armour teaching

Postby Konchog1 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:03 pm

Clarence wrote:
simhanada wrote:Dude, get off the internet and keep practising!


I thought one has to practice this without saying any other words? Otherwise one has to start again. That includes writing I would think, no?
I don't think so. Writing is allowed in Nyungnay if I remember correctly. However, sustained non-Dharmic thought on a retreat surely can't be good.
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Re: ChNN's Vajra Armour teaching

Postby mantrika » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:13 am

Konchog1 wrote:
Clarence wrote:
simhanada wrote:Dude, get off the internet and keep practising!


I thought one has to practice this without saying any other words? Otherwise one has to start again. That includes writing I would think, no?
I don't think so. Writing is allowed in Nyungnay if I remember correctly. However, sustained non-Dharmic thought on a retreat surely can't be good.


This is what happens when you focus too much on rules and interpret them as some sort of laws. Instead of seeing them as technical instructions and understanding the meaning behind them and you own intentions.
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Re: ChNN's Vajra Armour teaching

Postby Arnoud » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:25 am

Pema Rigdzin wrote: Basically, all you need to do to begin is do a 3 day retreat and do as many recitations as you can all day for those 3 days. You must maintain complete silence except for the mantra and try to pronounce it very correctly and avoid any interruptions during your sessions. There is no visualization and there are no other rules to follow than the above. Just recite it one-pointedly and with faith. That's it. Then, after the 3 day retreat you must recite at least one mala of the mantra per day in order to avoid interrupting the generation of the mantra's function. Good luck.


See, this is where I got the idea from. Also, I think that if one practices something one should adhere to the rules. Especially Tantra. There is a reason why there are rules associated with mantras. It makes their practice more efficacious.

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Re: ChNN's Vajra Armour teaching

Postby mantrika » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:13 am

Pema Rigdzin wrote: Basically, all you need to do to begin is do a 3 day retreat and do as many recitations as you can all day for those 3 days. You must maintain complete silence except for the mantra and try to pronounce it very correctly and avoid any interruptions during your sessions. There is no visualization and there are no other rules to follow than the above. Just recite it one-pointedly and with faith. That's it. Then, after the 3 day retreat you must recite at least one mala of the mantra per day in order to avoid interrupting the generation of the mantra's function. Good luck.


Clarence wrote:There is a reason why there are rules associated with mantras. It makes their practice more efficacious.


Exactly. :thanks:

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Re: ChNN's Vajra Armour teaching

Postby Fa Dao » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:30 pm

Finished today!! No worries though. I too believe in doing things as prescribed. Nothing in the text or commentary I followed that says anything about writing, and just in case I kept it to a minimum.
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Re: ChNN's Vajra Armour teaching

Postby dakini_boi » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:58 pm

Congratulations, Fa Dao! :twothumbsup: :anjali: Would you like to share any successful outcome of the retreat? - it could help inspire others, but if you prefer to keep it private, I certainly understand.

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Re: ChNN's Vajra Armour teaching

Postby Fa Dao » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:54 pm

I dont know if it would be proper to talk about it or not. Dont want to make any more mistakes than I already have.
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Re: ChNN's Vajra Armour teaching

Postby Vasana » Wed May 18, 2016 2:17 pm

Can anyone clarify for me if there is a specific melody to accompany this mantra?
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Re: ChNN's Vajra Armour teaching

Postby Malcolm » Wed May 18, 2016 2:28 pm

Vasana wrote:Can anyone clarify for me if there is a specific melody to accompany this mantra?


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Re: ChNN's Vajra Armour teaching

Postby Vasana » Wed May 18, 2016 2:42 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Vasana wrote:Can anyone clarify for me if there is a specific melody to accompany this mantra?


No.


Thank you.

What about the 'four pauses' at the end of each line?
I assume they're just very brief momentary gaps in recitation rather than 'rolling' the mantra one line in to the next ?
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