the psychology and nature application of wrathful deities

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Re: the psychology and nature application of wrathful deitie

Postby emaho » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:21 am

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Re: the psychology and nature application of wrathful deitie

Postby emaho » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:37 am

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Re: the psychology and nature application of wrathful deitie

Postby smcj » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:44 am

Probably best to consult a lama and ask what, if anything, is a suitable practice. It could be Green Tara for all I know.
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Re: the psychology and nature application of wrathful deitie

Postby KonchokZoepa » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:43 am

If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo

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Re: the psychology and nature application of wrathful deitie

Postby KonchokZoepa » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:47 am

If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo

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Re: the psychology and nature application of wrathful deitie

Postby smcj » Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:31 pm

Tara is a protectoress. If you feel threatened that might be appropriate.

But that is a wild hypothetical speculation on my part, just to give a different perspective on the situation. Find a tantrically oriented lama and ask him. Also ask for a 'mo'.
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Re: the psychology and nature application of wrathful deitie

Postby smcj » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:36 pm

Don't take me too seriously.

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Re: the psychology and nature application of wrathful deitie

Postby KonchokZoepa » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:24 pm

sounds like a good book, thanks. i think reading it would strenghten my devotion to chenrezig
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo

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Re: the psychology and nature application of wrathful deitie

Postby ClearblueSky » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:58 am

If you're looking for a psychological analysis of it (as opposed to more of practice instructions) you can check out the book "The Psychology of Buddhist Tantra" by Rob Preece. A lot of talk about wrathful deities from a psychological point of view in there, and it's a pretty interesting book in general.

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Re: the psychology and nature application of wrathful deitie

Postby KonchokZoepa » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:32 pm

thanks, i have come across that book on amazon but its not close to my next read books. but maybe someday
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo


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