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Blessing

Being blessed, empowered or in contact with the three jewels is a blessing
did you guess?

Well just imagine the Buddha sneezed. Bless you!

Any favs?

Here is one we did earlier ...
http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/24989/blessing-now-available

Comments

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    SEM CHEN NAY PA JI NYAY PA
    May the many sentient beings who are sick
    NYUR TU NAY LAY TAR JUR CHIK
    Quickly be freed from sickness
    DRO WAY NAY NI MA LU PA
    And may all the sicknesses of beings
    TAK TU JUNG WA MAY PAR SHOK
    Never arise again.

    http://www.lamakathy.net/resources/downloads.html

    lobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Peace Be Upon You!

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

  • JasonJason God Emperor Arrakis Moderator

    One of my favourites is the reflection on sharing blessings chant (Pali and English).

    lobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    南無 颯哆喃 三藐三菩陀 俱胝喃 怛姪他
    唵 折隸 主隸 准提 娑婆訶

    namaḥ saptānāṃ samyaksaṃbuddha koṭīnāṃ tadyathā
    oṃ cale cule cundī svāhā

    https://lapislazulitexts.com/articles/cundi-dharani

  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the void Veteran

    One of the kindest(?) sentiments of well wishing I have come across, may these blessings rain down upon us.

    From time to time in the years to come, I hope you will be treated unfairly, so that you will come to know the value of justice. I hope that you will suffer betrayal because that will teach you the importance of loyalty. Sorry to say, but I hope you will be lonely from time to time so that you don’t take friends for granted. I wish you bad luck, again, from time to time so that you will be conscious of the role of chance in life and understand that your success is not completely deserved and that the failure of others is not completely deserved either. And when you lose, as you will from time to time, I hope every now and then, your opponent will gloat over your failure. It is a way for you to understand the importance of sportsmanship. I hope you’ll be ignored so you know the importance of listening to others, and I hope you will have just enough pain to learn compassion. Whether I wish these things or not, they’re going to happen. And whether you benefit from them or not will depend upon your ability to see the message in your misfortunes.

    JeffreylobsterShoshinAlex
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Harsh. But Fair.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    May you be at peace.
    May your heart remain open.
    May you realize the beauty of your own true nature.
    May you be healed.
    May you be a source of healing for this world.

    paulysopersonShoshinKerome
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    May I be well, happy, and peaceful.
    May my teachers be well, happy, and peaceful.
    May my parents be well, happy, and peaceful.
    May my relatives be well, happy, and peaceful.
    May my friends be well, happy, and peaceful.
    May the indifferent persons be well, happy, and peaceful.
    May the unfriendly persons be well, happy, and peaceful.
    May all meditators be well, happy, and peaceful.
    May all beings be well, happy, and peaceful.

    Jeffrey
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran
    edited February 25

    I came across this when the thread inspired me to go read more Buddhist blessings, and thought it was worth reposting here. Funny how searching for ‘Buddhist blessings’ takes you first to a series of wedding blessings...

    May all living beings have happiness and the causes of happiness;
    May all living beings be free from misery and the causes of misery;
    May all living beings never be separated from happiness, devoid of misery;
    May all living beings abide in equanimity free from prejudicial attachments and aversions.

    Jeffreylobster
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    lobster
  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the void Veteran

    Not exactly a blessing but this is one of the dedication prayers I say at the end of my practice. Its a slightly modified version of a Tibetan prayer.

    Through this virtue, may I free my mind from anger, craving and delusion
    So that I may be of benefit to beings

    Using whatever I have realized of the points of the path
    May I dispel the mental darkness of beings
    Through powerful love and honest skillful means
    May I long uphold the Victor's doctrine

    In any place the precious teachings have not reached
    Or where they have since declined
    May I, moved by great compassion
    Shed light upon these beneficial treasures

    Through the merits of the practice
    May the minds of liberation seekers be enriched
    And the Victor's deeds long be enriched

    May all be conducive for practicing the wholesome path
    May the unconducive be dispelled
    May all beings not be cut off
    From the pure path praised by the Victors

    And may an ocean of auspiciousness pervade all directions.

    lobsterVastmindKeromeJeffrey
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    person
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    A Jain Prayer for Peace

    Lead me from Death to Life,
    from falsehood to truth.
    Lead me from despair to hope,
    From fear to trust.
    Lead me from hate to love,
    from war to peace.
    Let peace fill our heart, our world,
    Our universe.

    KundoShoshin
  • LionduckLionduck Veteran Veteran

    to live
    to possess life
    to be grateful
    To have the opportunity to bring happiness to others
    to know I have done my best
    for you to know you have done your best
    that is all the blessing we need

    lobster
  • herbieherbie Veteran Veteran
    edited April 9

    Speaking from within my sphere of experience:
    Without the blessing of the teacher there cannot be any realization and no progress on the path. Only if I vanish his blessing yields fruits.
    GURU PEDMA SIDDHI HUNG

  • KundoKundo Veteran Sydney, Australia Veteran

    So you're saying those without a teacher are never going to make progress? From within your sphere of experience?....

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator
    edited April 10

    Objective/subjective... an observation from within one's own sphere of experience is always a comment from within a bubble. Other things happen outside the bubble, but we are untouched by them.... we see them, but are separate.
    This doesn't make them untrue, unreal, imaginary or wrong.
    It just makes them apart from our sphere.
    But they are just as true, real, solid and right to others, as our observations are to us.

    The trick is to not dismiss them and/or discount them as invalid...

    Such solid entrenched views make a wall of the bubble's boundaries and reduce our viewpoint to a single speck.

    Unskilful.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Dear Friends of the Blessed One ☝️

    And us accursed too ?

    As we know, Buddha Bubble Blessing is a bursting of amrita ...

    OM MANI PEME - ping -

  • herbieherbie Veteran Veteran
    edited April 10

    @Kundo said:
    So you're saying those without a teacher are never going to make progress? From within your sphere of experience?....

    From within my sphere of experience to express it appropriately would be thus: there isn't a being anywhere that doesn't have the teacher. However having the teacher is not the same as receiving the blessing of the teacher without which there cannot be any realization and no progress on the path.

  • herbieherbie Veteran Veteran

    @federica said:
    Objective/subjective... an observation from within one's own sphere of experience is always a comment from within a bubble. Other things happen outside the bubble, but we are untouched by them.... we see them, but are separate.
    This doesn't make them untrue, unreal, imaginary or wrong.
    It just makes them apart from our sphere.
    But they are just as true, real, solid and right to others, as our observations are to us.

    The trick is to not dismiss them and/or discount them as invalid...

    Such solid entrenched views make a wall of the bubble's boundaries and reduce our viewpoint to a single speck.

    Unskilful.

    If you think that your categories are independent of a bubble then that's the bubble.
    When I say 'Speaking from within my sphere of experience: ' that does not mean I would be making claims regarding an alleged reality, it only means that I apply words that appear appropriate in a given context.

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @herbie said: If you think that your categories are independent of a bubble then that's the bubble.

    Where have I said that?
    It is you who seem to indicate that, not I. You're the one who mentioned 'sphere' first....

    When I say 'Speaking from within my sphere of experience: ' that does not mean I would be making claims regarding an alleged reality, it only means that I apply words that appear appropriate in a given context.

    Then you need to pick your words more carefully, friend.
    Or decide whether in fact, Silence would be an apposite aspect of Right Speech. ;)

    image

  • herbieherbie Veteran Veteran

    @federica said:
    Then you need to pick your words more carefully, friend.
    Or decide whether in fact, Silence would be an apposite aspect of Right Speech. ;)

    Is your impression that my words do insult or are unfriendly? I have love for all of you. I am your dharma friend.

  • KundoKundo Veteran Sydney, Australia Veteran

    @herbie said:
    From within my sphere of experience to express it appropriately would be thus: there isn't a being anywhere that doesn't have the teacher. However having the teacher is not the same as receiving the blessing of the teacher without which there cannot be any realization and no progress on the path.

    Ok that makes sense. Thank you for clarifying.

  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran
    edited April 10

    Even if you are doing guru yoga and keep samaya with your guru it is still falling off from that to deny that other practices also truly have their fruits.

    Kundo
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    "The kind of seed sown
    will produce that kind of fruit.
    Those who do good will reap good results.
    Those who do evil will reap evil results.
    If you carefully plant a good seed,
    You will joyfully gather good fruit."

    Dhammapada
    http://online.sfsu.edu/rone/Buddhism/footsteps.htm

    meanwhile in the Purée Lands ...

  • herbieherbie Veteran Veteran
    edited April 12

    Hūṃ! In the north-west of the land of Oḍḍiyāṇa

    In the heart of a lotus flower,

    Endowed with the most marvellous attainments,

    You are renowned as the ‘Lotus-born’,

    Surrounded by many hosts of ḍākinīs.

    Following in your footsteps,

    I pray to you: Come, inspire me with your blessing!

    Guru Pema Siddhi Hung

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    lobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    “My father is the intrinsic awareness, Samantabhadra (Sanskrit; Tib. ཀུན་ཏུ་བཟང་པོ). My mother is the ultimate sphere of reality, Samantabhadri (Sanskrit; Tib. ཀུན་ཏུ་བཟང་མོ). I belong to the caste of non-duality of the sphere of awareness. My name is the Glorious Lotus-Born. I am from the unborn sphere of all phenomena. I act in the way of the Buddhas of the three times.”
    https://buddhaweekly.com/seven-line-prayer-to-padmasambhava/

    Kerome
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran
    edited May 4

    You lucky people. ???

    You get to send metta, puja, blessing ... ???

    My sister and boyfriend are in Scotland - holiday, driving around looking for the King in the North. Liam fell and has soft tissue damage. Is in constant pain but probably doing the driving.

    —-

    Very sorry to hear about Liam. ?

    Will ask my Buddhist group to send healing energy. Some are Christians. Most not but good will (metta) is always welcome.

    Useful Gaelic phrase ... ???????
    A bheil Beurla agat?

    ??

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