kirtu wrote:So how can we use this in our lives? Obviously we cannot stop the wholesale degeneration of even out local environment (except for our house/condo at least superficially). We can also clear up our environment a bit. But we can't create the mandala itself and place it out in the environment or in most cases we can't create a little temple to hold the mandala. We might be able to do that in a community temple though.
Geshela Chapur wrote:
Sadhag Nyelam Mandala and rituals associated with it are particularly good for protection against earthquakes. The individual who appeases the earth-owning spirits benefits in ways of material and physical comfort.
Well it are the rituals which can be done to satisfy these harmfull forces.
Here is meant the Sangchod and Surchod which can be practiced to satisfy these harmful spirits or the 8 classes called, Lha srin sde brgyad.
If we do Sangchod that is simultaneously an offering but also a purification.
If we walk in the woods, mountains etc. we can meet these spirits if the nature is there in harmony or not disturbed. If the nature is disturbed they are on the run and take revange on the disturbers.
I was living once at my elders home where there was beneath the ground a coal mine. the house was built exactly on the shaft. This house was cursed by these kind of spirits. I did see them when i was a child but thought they were humans. The house and persons were not happy at all. It was a hammerhouse of horror.
A friend of mine was living in a house were in his garden were cut some 20 huge trees. This house was also visited by the harmfull spirits, which are in fact not so harmfull if they are respected and leaving in peace in their homes, the trees. This person went mad and is at the moment treated in a clinic.
So what to do ? That is to do the ritual or ask them polite for permission if we rob or take their homes. I burn on a regular base incense in the woods where i am walking to the there existing / living spirits and i feel then much more comfortable and in contatc with these very powerfull beings.
Also the burning of a certain kind of juniperus is done by me at sun set in the woods where i am going through. I have so the feeling that some of them are very old and they are worldwide the same whereas in Tibet or in Europe.
By the way i am looking for the photo of the Mandala. With the mandala in mind and the offering it can be done.