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Blessings

lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran
edited January 30 in Faith & Religion

Previously ...
https://newbuddhist.com/discussion/comment/541849#Comment_541849

Breath in everything. Breath out Blessing ...

ShoshinBunksKerome

Comments

  • BunksBunks Veteran Australia Veteran

    I love it.... <3

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Just a minute
    https://www.lotus-happiness.com/10-mini-meditation-practices-small-bites-mindfulness-everyday-use/

    Breathing in, I connect with the energy of awakening within every cell of my body.
    Breathing out, I feel inspired by the energy of awakening in others.

    BunksKerome
  • LionduckLionduck Veteran Veteran

    Just remember your life is a priceless treasure. Gratitude and Anger are choices. Gratitude brings blessings. Anger brings darkness.
    Carry your blessings beyond the meditation moment.
    honor yourself
    Honor others
    Honor life
    and don't forget to smile.

    Peace to all

    KeromeBunkslobster
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    I just wanted to say how much I appreciate these blessings, they are words of wisdom and kindness to onesself and to others, and it is good to be reminded of these things. I may end up hanging @lionduck’s contribution somewhere in the house.

    federicaBunkslobster
  • 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

    My current favourite is this. It's not a Blessing exactly, but a reminder that everything holds truth; How we speak it, and how others speak it, is for us to process, digest and appreciate...

    Bunkslobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Wrathfulness is a compassion turned into anger, because it is compassion in its most powerful state

    Well bless me ... powerful blessings ...
    OM MANI PEME HUM
    https://buddhism.redzambala.com/buddhism/buddha-aspects/1000-armed-chenrezig-and-what-he-represents.html

    The Buddhas protect.
    The Buddhas manifest.
    The Buddhas bless.
    OM MANI PEME HUM

  • paulysopaulyso Veteran usa Veteran

    thank you air for circulating the four immeasurables,kindness,love,joy,equimity.we breathe in your grace,we breathe out your grace.namaste.

    Bunkslobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Prayer performed each morning by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

    May I be a guard for those who need protection
    A guide for those on the path
    A boat, a raft, a bridge for those who wish to cross the flood
    May I be a lamp in the darkness
    A resting place for the weary
    A healing medicine for all who are sick
    A vase of plenty, a tree of miracles
    And for the boundless multitudes of living beings
    May I bring sustenance and awakening
    Enduring like the earth and sky
    Until all beings are freed from sorrow
    And all are awakened.

    - Shantideva, Indian Buddhist sage 700 A.D.

    Bunks
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    🌹🌈 <3 Happy Valentines/Metta Bhavna Day <3

    http://www.vipassana.com/meditation/facets_of_metta.php

    "If one's thoughts towards spirituality
    were of the same intensity as those towards love,
    one would become a Buddha
    in this very body, in this very life."

    --from the Love Poems of the Sixth Dalai Lama

    Bunks
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Teachings are a Blessing ... but only when shared

    http://www.buddhanet.net/buddhism-self.htm

    Bunksrocala
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Snakes and wolves, sheep and rhino ...
    https://newbuddhist.com/discussion/23096/esoteric-dharma

    http://www.hermitary.com/solitude/rhinoceros.html

    ... and the blessed ...
    Om A Ra Pa Ca Na Dhih

    Bunks
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    https://buddhaweekly.com/limitless-tara-beyond-green-buddha-bodhisattva-savior-mother-buddhas-hindu-maa-tara-goddess-many-colors-consort-buddhas-wisdom-mother-action-hero/

    May all beings have happiness and its causes,
    May they never have suffering or its causes.
    May they constantly dwell in joy transcending sorrow;
    May they dwell in equal love for both near and far.

    Bunksadamcrossley
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    I am a link in Lord Buddha’s golden chain of love that stretches around the world.
    I must keep my link bright and strong.
    I will try to be kind and gentle to every living thing, and protect all who are weaker than myself.
    I will try to think pure and beautiful thoughts, to say pure and beautiful words, and to do pure and beautiful deeds, knowing that on what I do now depends my happiness and misery.
    May every link in Lord Buddha’s golden chain of love become bright and strong and may we all attain perfect peace.

    Jeffreyadamcrossley
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Here is the great Earth,
    filled with the smell of incense,
    covered with a blanket of flowers,
    the Great Mountain, the Four Continents,
    wearing a jewel of the Sun and Moon.
    In my mind I make them the Paradise of a Buddha,
    and offer it all to You.
    By this deed, May every living being
    Experience the Pure World.

    - Tibetan Prayer
    http://worldhealingprayers.com/3.html

    adamcrossley
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran


    oṃ amogha vairocana mahāmudrā maṇipadma jvāla pravarttaya hūṃ

    Bunks
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran Veteran

    Our Prayer
    “Let us offer prayers and blessings
    for all people and all nations of the Earth.
    Let us bless that, though intense, this will also become a time
    of conscious awakening and healing for everyone.
    We know, from the lessons of history,
    that great difficulties, disasters and challenging times
    also can strengthen and unify us by dissolving the differences
    that appear to divide us.
    Calamities often strengthen us internally,
    making us more deeply aware of the highest values of life.
    Troubling times encourages us to work together,
    to genuinely care for each other.
    Such events make us more aware of our collective strength
    when we work together as one united human family.
    May we grow in unity, love and understanding.
    The Lord’s Blessings be upon
    all people and nations affected at this time.
    May governments and all helpers move in an inspired,
    co-operative and harmonious way,
    so that collectively we are able to put right
    whatever needs to be put right within our capacity.
    Our prayer is that this disease comes to an end soon.
    We believe, trust, know this will happen.
    This is a prayer for our entire world and its leaders.
    We pray that the greater, higher Truth which dwells inside us all
    raise us up in conscious awareness of our true nature and Being
    so that we become more kind, more open,
    more loving, wise, peaceful and powerful in the Truth we are.
    May we live fully in the joy of our real nature
    in accordance with the will of the Supreme God Almighty.”

    ~ Moojibaba

    Bunkslobster
  • adamcrossleyadamcrossley Veteran UK Veteran
    edited March 12

    To support mother and father, to cherish partner and children, and to be engaged in peaceful occupation—this is the greatest blessing.
    —The Buddha, ‘Maha-mangala Sutta’

    Note: The Buddha lists (surprise surprise) several other “greatest blessings” in this discourse. It’s worth a quick look.

    https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/snp/snp.2.04

    Also worth noting: The word for blessing, maṅgala, can also be translated as “protection”.

  • 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

    @adamcrossley said:

    To support mother and father, to cherish partner and children, and to be engaged in peaceful occupation—this is the greatest blessing.
    —The Buddha, ‘Maha-mangala Sutta’

    I'm wondering if the Buddha really said this, because he was Guilt-tripping, or if someone else added this, as a 'don't do what he did' kinda recommendation!

    adamcrossley
  • adamcrossleyadamcrossley Veteran UK Veteran
    edited March 12

    I take your point @federica. I hadn’t thought of it that way. I guess it could be argued that ultimately he did support his family. His mother died shortly after giving birth, but according to the traditional story his father, wife, and son all became his disciples and eventually arahants. That seems like a good trade-off to me.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran
  • DhammikaDhammika Veteran Veteran


    Time to call on all good squirrels in your family and community. Be that squirrel.

    BunkslobsterAlex
  • BunksBunks Veteran Australia Veteran

    Hey Mr Squirrel, I need a pack of toilet paper. You know where I live......

    Dhammika
  • DhammikaDhammika Veteran Veteran

    Drone delivery at 5 pm ... Watch the skies. 🙏🏼

    BunksShoshinlobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Also worth noting: The word for blessing, maṅgala, can also be translated as “protection”.

    Indeed.


    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paritta

    Tayata Om Bekanze Bekanze Maha BeKanze Radza Samudgate Soha

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    I have solitude.
    I have room.
    I retreat. Forward.

    <3 May you use this time as a blessing o:)

    https://hridaya-yoga.com/reflections-on-a-40-day-dark-retreat/

    Bunksadamcrossley
  • adamcrossleyadamcrossley Veteran UK Veteran

    Super hardcore! What a fascinating read

  • 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

    Going to have to sit and devote the time to reading it and digesting the content. I would LOVE to try this, but I have a very demanding child at home, at the moment, and achieving total darkness and isolation at home, and being provided with food, is currently absolutely impossible.

    Practise patience and perseverance...

    adamcrossleyBunks
  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Sky is free.
    Ocean is blissful.
    Trees are divine.
    Rocks are enlightened.
    So are we.
    Who is still searching….
    For what?

    Anam Thubten Rinpoche

    ShoshinBunksjohnathan
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