What Is Chod in layman's Terms?

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What Is Chod in layman's Terms?

Postby Mikeliegler » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:11 am

What is Chod? It sound's spooky and scary from what I know. Isn't it a ritual means of chopping ones body up to offer other being's? I know that Catholic's beleave Jesus offer's his body for sin's and others believe in the Sin Eaters. I'm sure there are more that I've not heard of.

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Re: What Is Chod in layman's Terms?

Postby philji » Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:37 pm

Hi Mike yes Chod is both spooky and scary...it works with our greatest fears and attachments and yes uses a visualization whereby we offer that which is most dear to us...our own body, to the Buddhas, the Bodhisattvas, to other beings also including those who torment us and cause us problems. It is therefore a practice rooted in Bodhichitta or immeasurable loving kindness and compassion.
It contains all the Elements of the foundational practices of ngondro as well as the bodhisattva practices of the six Paramitas.
To be practiced correctly you need to seek out a teacher who has practiced this intensely. :spy:
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Re: What Is Chod in layman's Terms?

Postby conebeckham » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:54 pm

"Chod" is actually a complete lineage of practice, with a wide variety of methods and instructions.

What most people call "Chod" is something more properly termed "LuJin" or "Offering One's body," and it is indeed a ritual meditation practice that involves visualizations connected with offering up one's body. "Chod" means "Cutting," so it's a fairly graphic and descriptive term.....but in actuality, the real, ultimate meaning is the "cutting" of attachment to Samsara--in other words, enlightenment. In essence, it has the same meaning as the Prajnaparamita sutras--the Nonconceptual, direct experience of Wisdom.
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Re: What Is Chod in layman's Terms?

Postby Mikeliegler » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:20 am

Thank you for those explanation's I'm without a qualified teacher so I'll leave this one alone then. No sense riling up some spooks. I'm just a curious newbie poking around to see what chod is.

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Re: What Is Chod in layman's Terms?

Postby philji » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:06 pm

Good luck with your journey Mike.... :anjali:
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Re: What Is Chod in layman's Terms?

Postby Caz » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:07 pm

Try this explanation by Zong Rinpoche.

By reading perhaps you will create the causes to come into contact with it in the future. :namaste:

http://www.amazon.com/Chod-The-Ganden-T ... 1559392614
Abandoning Dharma is, in the final analysis, disparaging the Hinayana because of the Mahayana; favoring the Hinayana on account of the Mahayana; playing off sutra against tantra; playing off the four classes of the tantras against each other; favoring one of the Tibetan schools—the Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, or Nyingma—and disparaging the rest; and so on. In other words, we abandon Dharma any time we favor our own tenets and disparage the rest.

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Re: What Is Chod in layman's Terms?

Postby flavio81 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:00 am

Mikeliegler wrote:What is Chod?


It is to cut through attachments.

Mikeliegler wrote: I know that Catholic's beleave Jesus offer's his body for sin's


A perfect example of a Chöd practice...
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