Gwiwer wrote:You might have to define profitable for me. I can't really tell if you mean it in the sense of "something that works and is beneficial", "something that makes money", or both of those things.
It just leaves me wondering if it's considered acceptable to pray to, for instance, Tara with a specific aim in mind.
Andrew108 wrote:Yep something that makes money. There are a few dharma organizations in Asia that charge for pujas that are supposed to bring worldly benefit.
Actually even praying to Tara for protection is going against the spirit of the dharma.
Yudron wrote:Of course this is acceptable! Faith and devotion open the heart, how could that be bad? Tara embodies the capacity to help immediately -- strong and swift. She loves everybody! I daresay most lamas pray to Tara. I believe two of my lamas recite a 21 Taras prayer everyday.
These archetypes with arms and legs help us focus our intention.
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