Prayers for family

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I have two family members with Covid, one on oxygen at home and one in the hospital, prayers, wishes and aspirations much appreciated.
"...if you think about how many hours, months and years of your life you've spent looking at things, being fascinated by things that have now passed away, then how wonderful to spend even five minutes looking into the nature of your own mind."

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I will chant Medicine Buddha Mantras and ask Avalokakitesvara for their recovery. May all be well. Om. :namaste:
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OM Mani Padme Hung :heart:
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NMRK for them and those who love them. :anjali:
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Thadyatha Om Beykanze Beykanze MahaBeykanze Beykanze Raja Samugate Soha
May all be well
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

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May they be well. May they be free from suffering. May they know peace.

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One of my family members who had Covid passed just now, and the other is fighting for her life in the hospital. Your prayers etc. would be really appreciated.
"...if you think about how many hours, months and years of your life you've spent looking at things, being fascinated by things that have now passed away, then how wonderful to spend even five minutes looking into the nature of your own mind."

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So sorry to hear it Johhny.

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So sorry to hear this. Thoughts with you, Johnny. Family in my prayers.
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May your Wonderful family and family members have the strongest and most easy passage as well as recovery.

For those who deeply Love others the real life is in Loving others, and death cannot bar them from doing such a thing. I pray for your family member to have many lifetimes in the Amida Buddha land, and a the other to have swift recovery, as well as for them to maintain a presence amidst your life.

Namu Amida Butsu.
Namu Amida Butsu.
Namu Amida Butsu.
Namu Amida Butsu.
Namu Amida Butsu.
Namu Amida Butsu.
Namu Amida Butsu.
Namu Amida Butsu.
Namu Amida Butsu.
Namu Amida Butsu.


Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!

Om Mani Padme Hum.

I wish you and everyone you hold Dear all the best.
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Namu Amida Butsu
With a heart wandering in ignorance down this path and that, to guide me I simply say Namu-Amida-Butsu. -- Ippen

Reciting the Nembutsu and believing in birth in the Pure Land naturally give rise to the Three Minds and the Four Modes of Practice. -- Master Hōnen
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Johnny Dangerous wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:11 pm I have two family members with Covid, one on oxygen at home and one in the hospital, prayers, wishes and aspirations much appreciated.
You can do Dorje Gotrab for your family members. Recite it over water, give it to them to drink.
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Will be praying for your family JD. :anjali:

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Thanks all. They are in another state and hospitalized with COVID. Seeing family directly is out of the question for them. They are utterly alone, and probably one of them died alone, certainly without seeing the family.

So it’s all the more appreciated if people dedicate to them, etc.
"...if you think about how many hours, months and years of your life you've spent looking at things, being fascinated by things that have now passed away, then how wonderful to spend even five minutes looking into the nature of your own mind."

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Just to contextualize the calligraphy I shared, and its connection to COVID, here is some information:
Koloa Jodo Mission in Hawaii wrote:This calligraphy is called "Riken Myogo" or "The Beneficial Sword of the Holy Name" (of Amida Buddha). This original printing block was made by Rev. Taijo Matsuo, the 1st Jodo Shu minister in Hawaii in 1894. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, this block was found at Hakushinji Temple in Iida city, Nagano Prefecture. This sword style of "Namu Amida Butsu" was written by various priests and was especially associated with prayers to end epidemics in Japan.
The text written behind "Namu Amida Butsu" translates as:
The "beneficial sword" is indeed the Holy Name of Amida Buddha.

Just a vocalization of "Namu Amida Butsu" will remove all sins.
It's a quotation of Zendo Daishi (Shantao) about the benefits of the practice.

I hope since your first post, JD, that your loved ones' connections to the Dharma have been strengthened by the prayers here. The more infectious COVID variant in the US has me preoccupied.

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With a heart wandering in ignorance down this path and that, to guide me I simply say Namu-Amida-Butsu. -- Ippen

Reciting the Nembutsu and believing in birth in the Pure Land naturally give rise to the Three Minds and the Four Modes of Practice. -- Master Hōnen
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The deed is done. :hug:
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