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Ngawang Drolma
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Advice needed

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Sun May 23, 2010 10:25 pm

Hi my fellow vajrayana practitioners :) I just ordered a new ghau, and I'm going to fill it up. But I'd like some advice on what to put in it. The last one I had I used a piece of a cord that was blessed by an extremely high lama, some Chulen pills that had thousands of blessings, and some written mantras.

Any other ideas?

Best,
Laura

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Re: Advice needed

Postby muni » Mon May 24, 2010 11:31 am

A beautiful little prayer written by you for genuine comfort

the sick ones, disabled ones, poor ones, beings helpless suffering in the darkness of afflictions.

:bow:
Projecting onto others is projecting onto projections. The answer lies in us, not in the other.

Don’t investigate the root of things,
Investigate the root of Mind!
Once the mind’s root has been found,
You’ll know one thing, yet all is thereby freed.
But if the root of Mind you fail to find,
You will know everything but nothing
understand. Guru Rinpoche.

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Re: Advice needed

Postby narraboth » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:20 pm

relics of buddha or great masters; or their clothes.
'dharmakaya relics'= buddha's words would be also good.

In tantra, some mantras are said to be benefitial to wear on you, such as pratisara dharani.

other than these, anything blessful would be fine, such as mandala sand, blessed pills, small status... etc

Ngawang Drolma wrote:Hi my fellow vajrayana practitioners :) I just ordered a new ghau, and I'm going to fill it up. But I'd like some advice on what to put in it. The last one I had I used a piece of a cord that was blessed by an extremely high lama, some Chulen pills that had thousands of blessings, and some written mantras.

Any other ideas?

Best,
Laura

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Re: Advice needed

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:29 pm

Thank you so much, I really appreciate it :namaste:

Of course I'd put mantras in it but this gives me other ideas as well.

Best,
Laura

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Re: Advice needed

Postby catmoon » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:47 pm

Maybe you should put some emptiness in it.
Sergeant Schultz knew everything there was to know.

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Re: Advice needed

Postby narraboth » Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:03 am

catmoon wrote:Maybe you should put some emptiness in it.

where is without emptiness?

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Re: Advice needed

Postby mindyourmind » Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:05 pm

Hi Laura

I put my refuge string in mine, with the blessings of one of my teachers, and it feels good, "right" if that makes any sense.
Dualism is the real root of our suffering and all of our conflicts.

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Re: Advice needed

Postby heart » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:42 pm

Liberation through wearing maybe.

http://www.skydancerpress.com/index.php ... &Itemid=44

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"To reject practice by saying, 'it is conceptual!' is the path of fools. A tendency of the inexperienced and something to be avoided."
- Longchenpa

"Even though you have recognized your essence, if you do not get accustomed to it,
You will be carried away by the enemy of thoughts, like a small child in a battle field.
So long as you are not free from the limitations of accepting and rejecting,
That long will you not recognize the view of the innermost secret heart-essence."

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Re: Advice needed

Postby plwk » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:24 am

You can always fill it up with WMD ND-la :mrgreen:

P.S WMD=Weapons of Mara Destruction

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Re: Advice needed

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:00 am

plwk wrote:You can always fill it up with WMD ND-la :mrgreen:

P.S WMD=Weapons of Mara Destruction


:D

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Re: Advice needed

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:34 am

heart wrote:Liberation through wearing maybe.

http://www.skydancerpress.com/index.php ... &Itemid=44

/magnus


That's neat, thanks :)

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Re: Advice needed

Postby mudra » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:35 am

All good suggestions!

I would add:

Anything that relates to/reminds you of your lama..

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Re: Advice needed

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:44 pm

So many wonderful ideas! Thanks all! :D

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Re: Advice needed

Postby lisehull » Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:17 am

Sorry for sounding dumb, but how is a ghau most commonly used/worn? I haven't heard of these before and they sound like a wonderful item to have. :bow: And is there a particularly reliable seller that is worth checking out?
Thanks,
Lise


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