Protection chords

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Re: Protection chords

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:00 pm

There's definitely a joke I could come back with there. But this will get out of hand. And the thread will be further derailed and I'll get banned.
I'm sure you're thinking what I'm thinking! :twisted:
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Re: Protection chords

Postby Caz » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:09 pm

gregkavarnos wrote:I'm sure you're thinking what I'm thinking! :twisted:


KFC ? :thumbsup:
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Re: Protection chords

Postby ngodrup » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:52 pm

Silent Bob wrote:Protection cords are a cute fashion accessory. Like knowing the secret Masonic hand signals, they're a good way to spot Buddhists of the opposite sex in a bar or other social setting.
My understanding, in Trungpa Rinpoche's words, is that "the blessing doesn't last very long".

Chris


Assuming, of course, an interest in the opposite sex.
There are other possibilities. ;)
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Re: Protection chords

Postby Silent Bob » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:47 am

ngodrup wrote:
Silent Bob wrote:Protection cords are a cute fashion accessory. Like knowing the secret Masonic hand signals, they're a good way to spot Buddhists of the opposite sex in a bar or other social setting.
My understanding, in Trungpa Rinpoche's words, is that "the blessing doesn't last very long".

Chris


Assuming, of course, an interest in the opposite sex.
There are other possibilities. ;)


Sorry, I forgot. Really.
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Re: Protection chords

Postby TrimePema » Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:53 am

i once watched one of my gurus make a protection cord:
there is a prayer, and then the cord is blown on.

if you regard your guru or whoever is giving the protection cord as a nirmanakaya emanation, then the cord transfers some of that energy to you.
that is, the energy of the three kayas.
also, blowing on the knot is what gives the cord the blessing and allows the stream of blessings to come through.
if you are supposed to leave it on for three days, my guess is that it might be one day per kaya.
these are just guesses though, this practice has never been explained to me.
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Re: Protection chords

Postby udawa » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:20 am

Silent Bob wrote:Protection cords are a cute fashion accessory. Like knowing the secret Masonic hand signals, they're a good way to spot Buddhists of the opposite sex in a bar or other social setting.
My understanding, in Trungpa Rinpoche's words, is that "the blessing doesn't last very long".

Chris


Many years ago I was told that there is a traditional Tibetan saying, along the lines that these cords are 'a source of blessing for a few days, then a home for lice...'
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