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Lokeshwara

Postby pemachophel » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:55 pm

Can someone give me an English translation of Lokeshwara? What Deity is this an epithet of?

Thanks.

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Re: Lokeshwara

Postby Sherab Dorje » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:03 pm

pemachophel wrote:Can someone give me an English translation of Lokeshwara? What Deity is this an epithet of?

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Siva and 1000 armed Chenrezig.
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Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
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Re: Lokeshwara

Postby conebeckham » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:40 pm

Normally it would be Chenrezig...I've seen it refer to several different forms of Avalokiteshvara....
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Re: Lokeshwara

Postby pemachophel » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:42 pm

Anyone seen Amitabha referred to this way?

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Re: Lokeshwara

Postby PorkChop » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:00 pm

pemachophel wrote:Anyone seen Amitabha referred to this way?

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Amitabha learned from Buddha Lokeśvararāja - who showed him the different Buddhalands, heard his 48 vows to attain Buddhahood, gave him his prediction of future Buddhahood, and started him on his career as Bodhisattva Dharmakara. Amitabha, in turn, is the teacher of Avalokiteśvara, the one who gave him 11 heads to better perceive the cries of the world, and a thousand arms to better help those in the world. Avalokiteśvara will eventually take over Amitabha's Sukhavati Pure Land. In certain iconography, Avalokiteśvara wears an image of Amitabha on his crown, which many take to signify Avalokiteśvara embodying the manifestation of Amitabha's compassionate activity here in the Saha world.

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Re: Lokeshwara

Postby Simon E. » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:03 pm

pemachophel wrote:Can someone give me an English translation of Lokeshwara? What Deity is this an epithet of?

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Literally its 'Lord Of The World '...

Ishvara is 'Lord' and Loka is 'world.'

Buddhists apply it to Chenrezig, Shaivites to Siva, and Vaisnavs to Ram or Krisna.
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Re: Lokeshwara

Postby pemachophel » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:31 pm

Thanks for the replies.

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Re: Lokeshwara

Postby Clarence » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:20 pm

I am sure you are hoping Malcolm will respond to this after the retreat with CNN but for now, what text is it in? I have some where it means Siva and some Chenrezig.
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Re: Lokeshwara

Postby KonchokZoepa » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:17 am

Lokeshwara translates as the '' Lord of the worlds ''
Avalokiteshvara as '' The Lord who hears the cries of the world ''
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
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: Lokeshwara

Postby pemachophel » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:42 pm

Clarence,

It begins a prayer ("Namo Lokeswaraye") by Mipham (?) to Amitabha, Manjushri, and Saraswati. No mention of Avalokiteshewara. That's exactly why I asked in the first place. I assumed this was an epithet of Avalokiteshwara, but here it seems out of place.

(I may be misattributing authorship of this prayer. I didn't write down the author when I copied it off the Internet. It might have been Raga Asaye.)

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