Pema Rigdzin I'm not seriously critical of this,.. the fact of things is that if people come to Dharma for whatever reason and they benefit that's ok, I'm just playing at the idea because it's funny to me. It is a good idea to give people Dharma related gifts, that material thing can be the skillful hook.
I know of a lot of teachings that are referenced to malas, it's what holds a lot of sacred couples together, very important, but you can't find that teaching online, no reason to search.
Pema Rigdzin wrote:First things first, you're better off keeping your mind on your own practice than on what other people are or aren't doing.
Haha, I love that, it's very true, I wish people would say it to me more often. [Sidesteps and lets that criticism hit the ego unawares.]
I used to work in a shop that sold Buddhist implements, statues,.. people would always tell me what they were buying these things for, or asking me questions about them that gave away what their need was. This was in Southern California and really,.. 2 times I met real practitioners, 1 nam yo ko renge or however and 1 vajrayana lady going to the same teaching as me later. One time I thought there was a third,.. a lady asked me for Dzambala,.. I'm like,.. "omg she knows Dzambala",.. then she says she needed money haha, Some feng shui thing,.. no interest in the precious qualities of Dzambala, not a practitioner.
Don't mistake me for being serious here, I'm just playing, I think the whole subject is funny, like the way Santa has nothing to do with Jesus or the way some white people dress like Tibetans haha.