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javewu - April 22, 2006 05:38 PM (GMT)
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kf4412 - April 28, 2006 04:11 PM (GMT)
Mantra of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) :

Om Ah Hung Benza Guru Pema Sidhi Hung

javewu - April 28, 2006 04:48 PM (GMT)
Some introduction on Guru Rinpoche:

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According to tradition, Padmasambhava was incarnated as an 8 year old child appearing in a lotus blossom floating in Lake Dhanakosha, located in Swat in present-day Pakistan. His special nature was recognized by the local king who married him to one of his daughters, Mandarava. Mandarava and Padmasambhava's other main consort, Yeshe Tsogyal, developed into realised practitioners. Many thangkas and paintings show Padmasambhava in the middle between them.

Padmasambhava's ability to memorize and comprehend esoteric texts in a single hearing established his reputation as a master above all others. Accused of the mystical killing of an evil minister, he was banished from the court and freely chose to live in a cemetery district. Transiting various heavens and hells, he developed the power to transcend the cycle of birth and death, accomplishing the so-called great transference. His fame became known to Trisong Deutson, the 38th king of Tibet (742-797), whose kingdom was beset by evil mountain deities. The king invited Padmasambhava to Tibet where he used his tantric powers to subdue the evil deities he encountered along the way, eventually receiving the Emperor's wife, identified with the dakini Yeshey Tsogyel, as a consort. This was in accordance with the tantric principle of not eliminating negative forces but instead redirecting them to fuel the journey toward spiritual awakening. In Tibet he founded the first monastery in the country Samye Gompa, initiated the first monks, and introduced the people to the practice of Tantric Buddhism.

Guru Rinpoche, the patron saint of Sikkim The 118 foot statue in Namchi, South Sikkim; is the tallest statue of the saint in the world.In Bhutan he is associated with the famous Taktshang or "Tiger's Nest" monastery built on a sheer cliff wall about 500m above the floor of Paro valley. He flew there from Tibet on the back of his favorite consort, Yeshe Tsogyal, who he transformed into a flying tigress for the purpose of the trip. Later he traveled to Bumthang district to subdue a powerful deity offended by a local king. Padmasambhava's body imprint can be found in the wall of a cave at nearby Kurje Lhakhang temple.

Padmasambhava also hid a number of religious treasures (termas) in lakes, caves, fields and forests of the Himalayan region to be found and interpreted by future tertons or spiritual treasure finders.

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A lake dedicated to him.

javewu - April 28, 2006 04:59 PM (GMT)
A simple daily prayer for Guru Rinpoche:

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Dorje - May 1, 2006 12:40 AM (GMT)
My guru taught me this prayer... it's really good... so far everything i asked for is granted (except those totally outrageous, like win TOTO!)

My guru told me that this is one of the few prayers that you don't need an initiation or blessing to recite. In Tibetan Buddhism, initiation and blessing is very important. Without initiation/blessing whatever you are reciting is just words and have no spiritual qualities at all. Think of the initiation as a spiritual battery: even if you make any sound it's just empty words.

I told him about this forum, and he says it's a good way to learn and exchange knowledge. He gives his blessings and hopes that everyone who participates in the forum (especially the Buddhist section) will never be reborn in the three lower realms. He also advised me to teach the way to recite the prayer the correct way, to experience the full benefits.

GURU RINPOCHE 7-LINE PRAYER

Hung (hold for a while)

1. (Orgyen) (Yulgi) (Nubjang) (Tsem)

2. (Pema) (Gesar) (Dongpo) (La)

3. (Ya-tsen) (Chog-gi) (Ngodrub) (Nyey)

4. (Pema) (Jung-Nyey) (Sheysu) (Drag)

5. (Khordu) (Khandro) (Mangpo) (Kor)

6. (Kyey-ki) (Jeysu) (Dag) (Drubkyi)

7. (Jingyi) (Lobchhir) (Shegsu) (Sol)

(Guru) (Pema) (Siddhi) (Hung)

The words in the brackets are supposed to be read as one word, with a quick pause in between words. The 'Dag' in line 6 should be dragged a bit. The last syllable should also be dragged and joined back to the first syllable if you want to do repititions.

javewu - May 1, 2006 03:49 AM (GMT)
Dear Dorje,

firstly will like to express my sincere 1000 thanks to you for joining in the forum and also spending the efforts of sharing with us the correct way of reciting the prayer. Guru Rinpoche in the other side will bless you on the credits that you have made.

secondly, will like to express my sincere 1000 thanks to your Guru. Please do help me and the members of the forum to send our regards to him. We hope that we have the fate to have his teaching and guidance in the future.

thirdly, do hope that you can continue sharing with us on the knowledge, members here are really in need of certain knowledge in-order to volunteer ourselves to the community.

do look forward on your future postings.

Thank you

Rgds
Jave Wu

Wu Liang Shou Fo

chaytiong - May 1, 2006 05:32 PM (GMT)
dear Dorje,
i would like to express my gracious thanks for sharing a prayer dedicated to Guru Padmasambahva. my temple worship him and sad to say that all these years we do not have a prayer dedicated to him and now with your enlightenment, we have a prayer to pray. thank you
regards
chay tiong

Dorje - May 2, 2006 06:30 PM (GMT)
javewu: I'm only doing my part as a member of the community here haha. Rest assured I'll pass the message over to my when I see him again. There is one advise I forgot to relay though. He advised that no matter what we do here, make sure that our motivation is pure.

chaytiong: Actually it's not very difficult to worship Guru Rinpoche. The simple act of lighting a candle or offering a single stick of incense is more than enough. Just remember that He is there with you all the time. So long as you have faith in Him, He will answer your prayers every single time.

halokitty - May 5, 2006 03:31 AM (GMT)
Hi Dorje, nice to mit u here.

Last wk, I was v lucky to mit a great master who came here from Tibet. He chanted Om Mani Pe Me Hung prayer and the one, I dunno how to type here. Hehehe.. Chanting with him is hoping that we can pave e path to mit him in future again.

Hope to interact more with u to learn more on chantings n tibetan buddhism. :D

javewu - May 5, 2006 07:28 AM (GMT)
Guru Rinpoche chanting is indeed a very good mantras for us human.

For those who can chant the mantra everyday, is really indeed doing good deeds for own and also the society.

Keep up the good work :P

Dorje - May 5, 2006 08:36 PM (GMT)
The two most popular mantras from the Land of Snows is Om Mani Peme Hum (Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara Mantra) and Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Pema Siddhi Hum (Guru Rinpoche Mantra). Reciting both brings the same benefits, as both are emanations of Amitabha Buddha, who is the emanation of Smambtrabhadra, the Primordial Buddha, who is inseperable from the nature of your mind.

There are a myriad other mantras which you can recite, but I'm afraid that most of them require initiation, empowerment or oral transmission by a qualified lama before you can recite it. It's kinda like a license: without it you won't be able to gain the full benefits. In the case of Tantric Buddhism, reciting a mantra without initiation, empowerment or oral transmission by a qualified lama brings bad karma because you don't understand the benefits of the mantra and are not 'aligned' to reap the benefits, thereby clouding your mind further.

Also, once you receive the 'license', you must recite the mantra every day. This is so that you will continue to gain the merits of reciting the mantra. It's been said that if you do not maintain reciting the mantra every day, after 1 year you will need to get a lama to confer you the 'license' again.

Reciting the mantra doesn't take the whole day. Try saying Om Mani Peme Hum. Doesn't take a second at all. Reciting it 108 times doesn't take an hour at all. What takes time is the practise of visualisation. If you have no time to practise visualisation, then simply by knowing that you're receiving the blessings when you recite the mantra will suffice. However you will need to practise the visualisations taught to you as well because it is essential in clearing the clouded mind.

javewu - May 13, 2006 05:03 PM (GMT)
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badger - July 16, 2006 06:50 AM (GMT)
Hi Javewu & Dorje,

I noticed that the posting does not support Chinese wording, any reason for that ?

Although it is good for English reader, I am sure there plenty of Chinese reader who might want to read the Tibetan in Chinese.


badger - July 16, 2006 08:53 AM (GMT)
Hi All,

I am not sure if you are aware, to chant Guru Rinpoche (padmasambhava), it is best to combine the following 3:

Visualize
Padmasambhava Seh Syllable

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(1) Above an expanse of ocean is a stretch of clear sunny sky. A moon disc rises from the ocean into the sky. Inside the moon disc is the red seed syllable “seh” emitting great pink light.

(2) The seed syllable inside the moon disc revolves and transforms into Padmasambhava. Padmasambhava’s body is pink and he wears a jewel crown. Sitting on a lotus moon disc, he holds a vajra scepter in his right hand, a trident vajra (three pronged staff) in the curve of his left elbow, and a nectar-filled skull cup in his left hand.

(3) Visualize the nectar transform into a brilliant white light that travels in an arc to enter and empower the practitioner. This nectar eradicates all transgressions, sicknesses, and demonic interferences, resulting in a state of great self-mastery.


Hand Symbol
Padmasambhava Hand symbol

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Chant the Padmasambhava Heart Mantra
Om, ah hum, be-dza, gu-ru beh-ma, sih-dee, hum, seh.

http://www.padmakumara.org/mantra/31.mp3

javewu - July 16, 2006 10:01 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (badger @ Jul 16 2006, 03:50 PM)
Hi Javewu & Dorje,

I noticed that the posting does not support Chinese wording, any reason for that ?

Although it is good for English reader, I am sure there plenty of Chinese reader who might want to read the Tibetan in Chinese.

Yup, really sorry about that. Due to the server is in the Ang Mo country, this initiate forum can only allowed members to post in english (so now you know why i have to use photoshop to edit all chinese postings).

But the Forum Group is working towards a chinese posting environment, so all members can post up chinese characters whenever they wish too.

Sincerely apologise for that :P 'pray'

badger - July 16, 2006 02:01 PM (GMT)
Hi Javewu,

No problem man ! now I understand your situation, it alright, I was just puzzle.

No issue, just extra work only but for the benefit for all Chinese readers, it worth the effort.

Because not many people understand what Tantric Buddhism is about. I think they will associate with Lama and Rinpoche.

In fact I do find Tantric Buddhism offer me a more complete solution to my spiritual attainment. It work for me, I can't speak for others. If you explore further there are just so much to learn yet little time to understand all. Our earthly time is just so limited !

One thing, I learned, you only need to learn 1 "zhou" or "Xiu Fa Xiang Ying", like the saying goes like this " 1 Fa Tong Wan Fa Tong" . Sorry my translation not so good, apology !

So cannot be so greedy, everything also want to learn, chant & master. We only got this life so make best use of your time, effort and resources.

'roll'








Dorje - July 16, 2006 05:14 PM (GMT)
Hi badger!

Thanks for the information.

A few points to clarify:

1. Guru Padmasambhava's seed syllable is not "seh", but "hrih".
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This is because Guru Padmasambhava is an emanation of Amitabha Buddha, whose seed syllable is "hrih" as well.

2. The best way is to chant with your heart and soul. So far, in all the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Guru Padmasambhava's practise has no mudra (hand symbol)while doing mantra recitation. This is because during mantra recitation, the hands are busy holding the mala and counting the recitiations to take note of the number of repetitons.

3. The heart mantra of Guru Padmasambhava is Om Ah Hung Benza Guru Pedma Siddhi Hung. There are 2 other longer mantras, but I'm not able to disclose it here due to samaya vows.

4. The best way to practise is to do visualisation in this manner:
a. In front of you there is only a clear space with nothing . From this emptiness appears a lightfrom which a lotus stalk grows. This lotus stalk branches out into 5 different lotuses, one in each cardinal direction, and one main one in the centre.

b. On the centre lotus is a moon disc. On the moon disc there appears a "hrih" which becomes Guru Rinpoche. Guru Rinpoche sits om top of that moon disc, and wears the lotus cap, and the three layers of garments which represents the Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. He holds a skullcup filled with nectar in his left hand and wields a dorje in his right hand. In the crook of his left arm is a tantric staff with a trident end, symbolising his Spiritual Consort, Yeshe Tsogyal. His features are a mix of peaceful and wrathful. Guru Rinpoche is the biggest figure you see.

c. On the lotus in front of Guru Rinpoche are the three Buddhas of the Past Present and Future: Buddha Dipamkara of the Past, Shakyamuni of the Present, and Maitreya of the Future. They are wearing the Robes of a Buddha, and are in their respective positions.

d. On the lotus behind Guru Rinpoche are millions and millions of books, shining in gold light. There are so many books that you cannot count. They are stacked and reach up to around Guru Rinpoche's head level. You can see the light of the books shining behind Guru Rinpoche's shoulder.

e. On the lotus on the right of Guru Rinpoche are all the bodhisattvas of the past, present and future. There are so many you cannot count them. They are wearing the jewels of the bodhisattvas, and they are in their own forms, whether wrathful or peaceful. All are making supplications to Guru Rinpoche.

f. On the lotus on the left of Guru Rinpoche are all the Arahants, Solitary Hearers and Realised Beings of the three times. There are so many you cannot count them. They are wearing the robes of an ordained monk, and they are in their own forms.

g. Seated in a ring under Guru Rinpoche, seating on the tips of the lotus, are all the holders of all the lineages and all the gurus of the three times. They are in their own forms, and they are in their respective ceremonial robes.

h. All around the base petals of all the lotuses are all the other deities and protectors. All are in their own respective forms. And there are so many of them you cannot count.

i. Right below the lotus looking up on the whole scene is you. You kneel and prostrate in reverence and devotion to Guru Rinpoche, and you recite the 7-lined Prayer of Guru Rinpoche. Afterwards you recite Guru Rinpoche heart mantras as many times as possible. While reciting the mantra, visualise that the nectar from his skullcup is overflowing and flows into you, giving you all the empowerments and clearing all negativities in you.

j. When done, you visualise the whole scene in front of you dissolves into the "hrih", and the "hrih" enters your heart where it becomes one with you. You will forever have that "hrih" in your heart. And Guru Rinpoche will be with you always.

This practice was tailored by His Eminence Kunchok Rinpoche of Say Nyingon Jangchupling Buddhist Society. Kunchok Rinpoche is ordained and has gained the title of Vajra Acharya (Ritual Master) by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche.

P.S.
badger can you introduce yourself and your lineage? maybe give some information about your centre? that way we can learn from each other and exchange ideas.

Sarva Mangalam

badger - July 17, 2006 02:13 AM (GMT)
Hi All,

I have been practicing Tantric Buddhism for the last 15 years.

Each Guru Master has a different practice. There is no right or wrong way.

If you don’t hold the beads and chant verbally, you can still practice the hand symbol. Choice is yours, it apply to ours, it may be different for others.

Whatever mantra you want to chant, it must be “Guan Ding” / Empowered by your Master Guru, otherwise it is consider illegal and without blessing.

Therefore I don’t advocate listing all Mantra, except for those who can chant without “Guan Ding” or empowerment.


Myself:
Fa Hao : Lian Hua Wee Liang

My Master Guru: Living Buddha Lian-sheng

Our centre: HQ in USA (http://www.tbsn.org/)
Singapore, we have 4 branches, mostly in Geylang

My centre : Yuan Zheng Tang Of True Buddha School (http://www.yuanzhengtang.org/index_1.htm)

We have a

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On the 29 and 30 July 2006, come & join us if you can, or at least take a look at how we do and differ from yours. The whole session is entirely in Mandarin.

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hum



badger - July 17, 2006 07:45 AM (GMT)
Hi All,

Just a little more info on My Master Guru: Living Buddha Lian-sheng

http://ccyy.myweb.hinet.net/index.html


'roll'

badger - July 20, 2006 02:22 AM (GMT)
Hi Dorje,

Now that I have introduced myself, may I also have a better understanding of you , your lineage and your centre, thanks

'lotus'

Dorje - July 20, 2006 08:08 PM (GMT)
Myself

Ordination Name: Rinchen Pema Dorje

Lineage: Palyul Nyingma

Guru: Kunchok Dondhup Rinpoche

Root Guru : HH Penor Rinpoche

Centre : Say Nyingon Jangchupling Buddhist Society (23 Lor 27 Geylang)

Centre Website : http://www.saynyingon.org

The website may be simple and quite empty, but the centre and Rinpoche's activities are not.

Dorje - September 24, 2006 07:09 PM (GMT)
I have something about Guru Rinpoche to share with you guys!

I'll post a new thread because I think it's more appropriate. There's more to Guru Rinpoche than meets the eye!




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