Startling issue about my yidam/ishta-devata is arising

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Re: Startling issue about my yidam/ishta-devata is arising

Postby Jainarayan » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:35 pm

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Postby Jainarayan » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:52 pm

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Postby Jainarayan » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:59 pm

Btw, all this information underscores what we said in the post . ;)
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Postby Jainarayan » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:44 pm

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Postby Aemilius » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:06 pm

In Sravakayana, as well as in Mahayana, there is the practice of six Anu-smriti, or ten Anu-smriti. Anu-smriti means remembrances or topics to keep in mind. Among the six or ten anusmriti there is Devata anusmriti, which means keeping in mind the devata, i.e. remembering a higher state in the wheel of rebirth. Remembering the Devata means remembering their radiance and their glory. One should cultivate confidence that one self is going to reborn among the Devata as a consequence of one's practice of Dharma. The Six anusmriti are mentioned in the pureland sutras. First three of the anusmriti are Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. In the pali suttas Buddha Shakyamuni says that one will achieve enlightenment through the practice of the remembrances. According to the sravakayana and mahayana there are also enlightened Devata. (information about the Anusmriti, or Anusati. in the Accestoinsight sutta translations, and in the Pureland sutras, for example).
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Re: Startling issue about my yidam/ishta-devata is arising

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Re: Startling issue about my yidam/ishta-devata is arising

Postby Karma Dorje » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:55 am

"Although my view is higher than the sky, My respect for the cause and effect of actions is as fine as grains of flour."
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Re: Startling issue about my yidam/ishta-devata is arising

Postby muni » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:57 am

Of course it is interesting to examine these. And we can come to see clear through our practices is there told. Whether there are samenesses-differentnesses and so comparision of views, depends on mind. Awaken nature/wisdom indeed has no problem since the nature of those views is known and wisdoms' clarity 'sees' sharp all grasping/clinging in order to guide.
I got once a small wooden statue. Wonderful Chenrezig! But then someone told me: "that is no Chenrezig! That is a Hindu statue!

Who cares in the blessings of Chenrezig?
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