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White Dzambala

Postby waimengwan » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:56 am

Dear Everyone,
Can anyone explain the significance of the dragon on the White Dzambala deity?

Is the practice of White Dzambala to overcome one's ego or arrogance whilst one has tremendous wealth?

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Re: White Dzambala

Postby ngodrup » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:46 am

Dzambala is a Bodhisattva on the 8th Bhumi.
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Re: White Dzambala

Postby disjointed » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:38 am

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Re: White Dzambala

Postby heart » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:44 am

waimengwan wrote:Dear Everyone,
Can anyone explain the significance of the dragon on the White Dzambala deity?

Is the practice of White Dzambala to overcome one's ego or arrogance whilst one has tremendous wealth?

Thanks


No need to do White Dzambala if you got a "tremendous wealth", no?

/magnus
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Re: White Dzambala

Postby plwk » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:46 am

Dzambala is a Bodhisattva on the 8th Bhumi.
And the source text for this is? :thanks:
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Re: White Dzambala

Postby waimengwan » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:11 am

@heart probably true, I still want to know about the significance of the dragon someone kind of asked me would be good if I can explain much better.

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Re: White Dzambala

Postby JKhedrup » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:16 pm

As I understand White Dzambhala is more connected with wealth for dharma and Yellow Dzambhala for both dharma and (virtuous) worldly endeavours... But this information in my head is rather old so perhaps others are better sources.
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.
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Re: White Dzambala

Postby SunRay » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:14 pm

I feel that the White Dzambala practice is best suited to the superstitious and gullible fools who aim for a rebirth as a pig. :crazy:
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Re: White Dzambala

Postby JKhedrup » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:32 pm

He was just asking a question, no need to give him a hard time... There's never a reason to be so unkind. Prosperity practices can be done with strange motivations, I agree, but you have no way of knowing what someone else's motivation is. And brutal sarcasm doesn't usually work for convincing someone of your argument.
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.
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Re: White Dzambala

Postby conebeckham » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:51 pm

SunRay wrote:I feel that the White Dzambala practice is best suited to the superstitious and gullible fools who aim for a rebirth as a pig. :crazy:


Yo, Out of line.

White Dzambala practice comes from Atisha, and is practiced in my lineage especially as part of daily "Water Torma" offerings. The general idea is that you are praying to relieve the poverty of all sentient beings. It's a practice with compassion at it's heart, and focused on specific kind of suffering. (Not sure about the Dragon, though.....I think Dragons are associated with wealth and good fortune, generally).
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Re: White Dzambala

Postby bryandavis » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:29 am

Here is another example of what white Dzambala is of benefit for.....

"Summoning Good Fortune,"
A short practice excerpted from the White Zhambala Sadhana.

This is the text for a traditional Tibetan ritual, where the practitioner calls upon White Zhambala to bestow his blessings--buddhahood, spiritual accomplishments, and all things positive in this life. H.E. Garchen Rinpoche asks his sangha to recite this text frequently, because it brings tremendous benefit to the whole world.


Here is a short exert from the prayer:

May I obtain the empowerment of mahamudra, which liberates from samsara's pain.
May I obtain the empowerment of self-knowing dharmakaya, which is primordially unsullied by the confused perceptions of unawareness. May I obtain the empowerment of the Great Completion, which is primordially unsullied by all phenomena of samsara and nirvana.
May I obtain the empowerment of the Great Middle Way, which naturally liberates the four extremes of permanence and annihilation. May I obtain the empowerment of the Perfection of Transcendent Knowledge, which is inexpressible through descriptions or conceptions.
May I obtain the empowerment of openness free from fixation, which naturally liberates dualistic propensities.
May I obtain the empowerment of immortal life, which is the unchanging expanse of awareness.
May I obtain the empowerment of awakening within one lifetime, which is the endless [accumulation of] merit.

I have this short practice in .pdf if any one is interested.

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Re: White Dzambala

Postby Lhasa » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:13 pm

Bryan, I would like one.

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Re: White Dzambala

Postby KonchokZoepa » Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:53 pm

Lhasa, I tried to contact you via private message twice but i didnt receive an answer.

I have the White Dzambala practice sadhana from Garchen's webstore.

i dont use it and i would like to donate it to you. will you accept it ?

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He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

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Re: White Dzambala

Postby Karma Jinpa » Fri May 02, 2014 1:49 pm

bryandavis wrote:Here is another example of what white Dzambala is of benefit for.....

"Summoning Good Fortune,"
A short practice excerpted from the White Zhambala Sadhana.

This is the text for a traditional Tibetan ritual, where the practitioner calls upon White Zhambala to bestow his blessings--buddhahood, spiritual accomplishments, and all things positive in this life. H.E. Garchen Rinpoche asks his sangha to recite this text frequently, because it brings tremendous benefit to the whole world.


Here is a short exert from the prayer:

May I obtain the empowerment of mahamudra, which liberates from samsara's pain.
May I obtain the empowerment of self-knowing dharmakaya, which is primordially unsullied by the confused perceptions of unawareness. May I obtain the empowerment of the Great Completion, which is primordially unsullied by all phenomena of samsara and nirvana.
May I obtain the empowerment of the Great Middle Way, which naturally liberates the four extremes of permanence and annihilation. May I obtain the empowerment of the Perfection of Transcendent Knowledge, which is inexpressible through descriptions or conceptions.
May I obtain the empowerment of openness free from fixation, which naturally liberates dualistic propensities.
May I obtain the empowerment of immortal life, which is the unchanging expanse of awareness.
May I obtain the empowerment of awakening within one lifetime, which is the endless [accumulation of] merit.

:good:

Thanks for this, bryan. Very illuminating. I can personally attest to the swift power of Dzambhala to generate wealth for the purpose of Dharma study/practice. I received an empowerment of his yellow form in an effort to find funding for a trip to India/Nepal to study Tibetan, do some retreat, and attend empowerments, and even without doing the practice (listening to my lama), I wound up with a generous benefactor.

:woohoo:

As for the OP, I'm also interested in learning about the symbolism behind the dragon mount. Only thing I know about dragons is that they're associated with thunder (which Tibetan's often call "the dragon's roar"). Anyone else have info on this, perhaps drawn from one of Robert Beer's books? I'll ask around with my thangka artist friends and see what I come up with.
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