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lobsterlobster Veteran
edited January 2020 in Faith & Religion

Previously ...

Breath in everything. Breath out Blessing ...



  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    I love it.... <3

  • Just a minute

    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.

  • JeroenJeroen Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter Netherlands 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.

  • 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...

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

    Well bless me ... powerful blessings ...

    The Buddhas protect.
    The Buddhas manifest.
    The Buddhas bless.

  • paulysopaulyso 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.

  • 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.

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

    "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

  • Teachings are a Blessing ... but only when shared

  • Snakes and wolves, sheep and rhino ...

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


    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.

  • 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.

  • 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


  • oṃ amogha vairocana mahāmudrā maṇipadma jvāla pravarttaya hūṃ

  • 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

  • adamcrossleyadamcrossley Veteran UK Veteran
    edited March 2020

    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.

    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!

  • adamcrossleyadamcrossley Veteran UK Veteran
    edited March 2020

    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.

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

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

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

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


    Tayata Om Bekanze Bekanze Maha BeKanze Radza Samudgate Soha

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

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

  • 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...

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

    Anam Thubten Rinpoche


  • Namad sedeliya divi kanam,

    sava tathagatanam,

    Om bhuvibha vadhavari,

    vachari vachatai,

    suru suru dhara dhara,

    sarva tathagata dhatudhari,

    padmabhavati jayavari

    mudri smara.

    Tathagata dharma chakra, pravartana vajri bodhi pana,

    Rumkara rumkriti,

    Sava tathagata dhistite,

    Bodhaya bodhaya bodhi bodhi,

    Buddhya buddhya,

    Samboddhani samboddhaya,

    Chala chala chalamtu,

    Sarva varanani,

    Sarva papavigate,

    Huru huru sarva sukhavigati,

    Sarva tathagata haridaya vajrani,

    Sambhara sambhara,

    Sarva tathagata suhaya

    dharani mudri,

    Buddhi subuddhi,

    Sarva tathagata dhistita,

    dhatu garbhe svaha

    samaya dhistite svaha,

    sarva tathagata haridaya,

    dhatu mudri svaha,

    supra tisthita stubhe

    tathagata dhistite,

    huru huru hum hum svaha,

    Om sarva tathagata usnisa,

    Dhatu mudrani,

    Sarva tathagatam

    sadha tuvibhusita,

    Dhistite hum hum svaha.

  • You are blessed

    By an awake Universe
    By diversity of life itself
    Saints, prophets and Buddhas of all realms and times
    By the wise, the wonderful, the magic
    By the elements, the season’s, the effortless splendour
    The unfolding flowering
    The growing
    The light
    The fathoms
    The science

    You are blessed

  • adamcrossleyadamcrossley Veteran UK Veteran

    Did you write that @lobster?

  • Yes @adamcrossley,

    I regularly call on every force of goodwill. From all traditions. Sometimes we need help. Writing a blessing is of course a blessing ... Who is up for it? 🙏🏽💗🦞

  • the first blessing is life
    all else augments


  • Namo Amitabha Hrih

    Enjoy the fish ...

  • Weed. Garden. Flower.

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @Lionduck said:
    the first blessing is life
    all else augments

    We have a lot to thank our parents for <3

  • adamcrossleyadamcrossley Veteran UK Veteran

    Reverence to your mother is a blessing in the world.
    A blessing, too, is reverence to your father.
    —Dhammapada 332

  • paulysopaulyso usa Veteran

    a prayer wish:

    dear lords and lordettes of power,
    bless our daily needs,spiritual and natural,
    bless our health and sound mind,
    and bless where we live as we coexist with neighbors.

    thank you lords and lordettes of power,our buddhas.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    May all beings on planet Earth be happy. May they be well. May they be peaceful. May they be free.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    May we find Quan Yin,

  • paulysopaulyso usa Veteran

    @lobster said:

    May we find Quan Yin,

    lobster,thank you.she looks amazing.beautiful art.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    May we find jewels
    in rain drops
    Teaching in all things
    Buddhas abound

    You should entreat trees and rocks to preach the Dharma, and you should ask the rice fields and gardens for the truth.
     - Eihei Dogen

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