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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:00 am 
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What does it mean when it says "On sincerely reciting twice, three times, and seven times"

Is the praise recited twice *breakfast* three *lunch* seven? Or all together or what?

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:21 pm 
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As far as I know, it means 2+3+7 = 12 times.
if you read a common tara four mandalas ritual, it's like:
you offer, chant twice, than offer again, chant 3 times, offer again, chant 7 times.

Darroth wrote:
What does it mean when it says "On sincerely reciting twice, three times, and seven times"

Is the praise recited twice *breakfast* three *lunch* seven? Or all together or what?

Thanks!

http://www.warnemyr.com/indotibetan/21t ... efits.html


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:51 pm 
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My understanding has always been the same as narraboth explained :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:36 pm 
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Oh! Mandala offerings. Ok, thanks! :smile:

narraboth wrote:
As far as I know, it means 2+3+7 = 12 times.
if you read a common tara four mandalas ritual, it's like:
you offer, chant twice, than offer again, chant 3 times, offer again, chant 7 times.

Darroth wrote:
What does it mean when it says "On sincerely reciting twice, three times, and seven times"

Is the praise recited twice *breakfast* three *lunch* seven? Or all together or what?

Thanks!

http://www.warnemyr.com/indotibetan/21t ... efits.html


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:23 am 
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Here is the sadhana I think narraboth is referring to:

http://shop.gomde.us/Practice_Texts/Sad ... la_Flowers

/magnus

narraboth wrote:
As far as I know, it means 2+3+7 = 12 times.
if you read a common tara four mandalas ritual, it's like:
you offer, chant twice, than offer again, chant 3 times, offer again, chant 7 times.

Darroth wrote:
What does it mean when it says "On sincerely reciting twice, three times, and seven times"

Is the praise recited twice *breakfast* three *lunch* seven? Or all together or what?

Thanks!

http://www.warnemyr.com/indotibetan/21t ... efits.html

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:57 am 
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It is also possible to simply recite just the Twenty One Praises, at least 2 times each time you recite the praises, without the entire practice of the four mandalas. It is of course not the same but if you don't have time to do the whole Four Mandala ritual twice a day this is an alternative if you wish to maintain a connection with Tara. There is a one verse version of the praise.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:25 am 
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mudra wrote:
There is a one verse version of the praise.


:tongue:

yes once, three times a day.

if one uses a mala to count prayers, one can understand a little about the feel & number of beads on mala, what a mala represents, our commitment to the deity, and how to hold one, maintain and so forth.


:namaste:


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