Sunday, December 30, 2007

Bodhisatwa Vajrasattva

Vajrasattva is also regarded as Adi-Buddha by Nepalese Vajra-charyas who follow Vajrayana tradition according to the text Vajrasattvakaya. Vajrasattva is always crowned, with or without his sakti (consort) His body is white with one face and two hands. he generally holds vajra in his right hand Against his breast but the vajra may be balanced on its point in the palm of his hand. His left hand holds a silver bell at his side. He sits in the Vajraparyanka posture wearing precious silks and ornaments with jewel diadem. His body is adorned with 32 major and 80 minor marks of a Sambhogakaya and emits a clear limitless light. It appears to lack all notion of substantiality, like the reflection of moon in water.

Vajrasattva has father-mother ( Yab-Yum or Shakti) aspect too. Generally this form is not exhibited in open. It is shown only to those who are initiated in Highest Yoga Tantra. His form is the same as in the single one but his consort carries a kartrika in her right hand and a kapala in her left hand.

Vajrasattva Thanka painted By Tseden Namgyal

Vajrasattva is said to have been originated from seed syllable Hum and is generally invoked for removal of obscuration of conflicting emotions (Kleshavarana) and obstruction to Omniscience (Jneyavarana).

Friday, December 28, 2007

Meaning of Mantra Om Mani Padme Hum

Chanting a mantra, for a longer period of time allows you to go ‘deep into the mantra’. Although the concept of mediation is interpreted in many different ways, it is generally true that mantras support meditation. Mantras can also be used to fall asleep, to wake up or to relax. They can be applied to activities such as painting a Mandala, doing yoga, massage etc. Today i am posting the meaning of Mantra Om Mani Padme Hum. Also read Mantras which have been Posted Before The long mantra of Compassion Buddha , VAJRA GURU MANTRA ,Happiness Is Om Mani Padme Hum and More ...

Pronunciation (Tibetan):
Om Mani Peme Hum.
Mantra for Love and Compassion.

This mantra originates form Chenrezig, the Tibetan name of the Bodhisatwa of Compassion (Sanskrit: Avalokiteshvara). Chen means Eye, re means Corner of the Eye and zig means to see. Chenrizing means so to speak: He who sees the needs of all the people with compassionate eyes. Avalokiteshvara has been regarded as the most important Bodhisatwa of Tibet, the essence of speech of all Buddha’s and the manifestation of their compassion.

What is the Meaning of OM MANI PADME HUM ?
Om encloses the dimensions of Body, Speech and Spirit. Often in life we experience disturbances and negative emotions which draw us away from our true nature. The OM gives us the possibility to transform this into pureness. OM also can be translates as the essence of all enlightened form.

MANI means Jewel that stands for love and compassion (these two make everything possible and are a real jewel.)
PADME is Lotus, the flower that grows on the water and that shows everything exactly as it is; a vision in reality. The flower of wisdom and understanding (insight).
HUM represents the spirit of enlightenment. The effect is stabilization and purifying of the spirit.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padme
Siddhi Hum

Pronounciation (Tibetan): Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Pema Siddhi Hum.
Mantra for Peace, Healing, Transformation and Protection.

This mantra comes from Padmasambhava, the patron saint of Tibet. Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Rinpoche) was an Indian siddha who was invited to Tibet by King Trisong Detsen, to propagate the doctrine of Buddha. Because Padmasambhava’s teachings contain many hidden treasures intended for generations to come, he has become known as the most important Tibetan master.

What is Meaning of Vajra Guru Mantra?

To get a clear view of the meaning of the words, we divide this mantra in three parts:

Om Ah Hum / Vajra Guru Padme / Siddhi Hum.

These syllables have an outer, inner and secret meaning. The sounds and the intention during reciting purify on the different levels.

OM stands for the Body and also the essence of form,
AH stands for Speech and the essence of sound,
HUM for Spirit and the essence of spirituality.

At the deepest level OM purifies the way to a limitless compassion, AH to a shining nature and HUM realizes the kernel of heavenly reality.

The Vajra or Thunderbolt is the Diamond that stands for unlimited power – for great wisdom that cannot be destroyed by ignorance. Read about The Vajra or Thunderbolt

GURU stands for somebody who possesses a beautiful quality in wisdom as well as compassion; it signifies the outer and the inner master.
PADME or Pema means Lotus and in this text stands for enlightened speech.

SIDDHI means the real attainment, fulfillment of wisdom of all Buddha’s and brings the mantra into its consecration.

HUM for Spirit and the essence of spirituality.

Read More About PADMASHAMBHAVA. Meaning of Mantra in this post are from a booklet of Album Mantras from Tibet, ALBUM Title VAJRA GURU MANTRA. You Can listen Vajra Guru Mantra in this Audio CD "Mantras from Tibet".

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Some Facts about Global Warming

Global Warming and a Sustainable Planet

Today, we are facing the most significant challenge for the future of our Planet Earth and the survival of many species including ourselves. Every where we go people are Talking About Global warming, or climate change, is a subject that shows no sign of cooling down. . It's really a big problem for our future.

During surfing net I stop at web site talking about Global Warming and a Sustainable Planet talking About Global warming and cause of global warming compare with Buddhism's four Nobel truths.

3 poision of wheel of life The Four Noble Truths centres around suffering, which is caused by our desires, anger and Ignorance . In our consumer societies, we can become overwhelmed by all forms of encouragement to acquire well beyond our needs. And it is this consumerism, our desire for an excessively affluent way of living, which now threatens our home, our world.

Our economy in many countries is based on promoting affluence as a virtue. The Buddhist path is one of choosing the middle way, where we consume only what we really need, where we choose products mindfully and with consideration of their impact on others and the planet.
The Buddha taught the middle way and the Eightfold Path which offers guidelines for our journey to a more sustainable way of living. by following middle way and eightfold Path we can help reduce For our Global warming problem

Right Understanding
How do we become more aware, how do we learn about the climate changes that are happening and the implications for us all? (Hint - Read Al Gore’s book or see the movie “An Inconvenient Truth”)
Right Intent
Do we want to be part of the problem or part of the solution? What is our intention?
Right Action
We all have a part to play in this challenge, what is yours? How can we make a difference?
Right Effort
What is the most positive action, in every day and in our community? How can we engage others so that the effort becomes more effective?
Right Speech
How do we inform and engage others in a way that moves forward and builds bridges from past habits to a new model for sustainable business practices and sustainable consumerism?
Right Livelihood
Is the type of study, work, or home duties that we currently undertake consistent with a future which must generate a cleaner environment and depend more on green energy?
Right Mindfulness
How do we remain calm, caring and mindful of others and of all life on this planet, even those who are not yet on the same path to a sustainable future?
Right Concentration
What is the best way to reach our inner stillness and use this to focus our hearts and minds so that we can be most effective in addressing global warming and its implications?

The Shakyamuni Buddha also taught dependant origination, and that every thought, every action has a consequence. What we do today will create our global future - each thought, each action, however small, has a major impact. It is just up to us to choose our thoughts and actions.

So if we follow just these simple rules we can be a part of stop Global warming campaign.

Some Facts About Global warming

Earth is already showing many signs of worldwide climate change.
• Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) around the world since 1880, much of this in recent decades, according to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
• The rate of warming is increasing. The 20th century's last two decades were the hottest in 400 years and possibly the warmest for several millennia, according to a number of climate studies. And the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that 11 of the past 12 years are among the dozen warmest since 1850.
• The Arctic is feeling the effects the most. Average temperatures in Alaska, western Canada, and eastern Russia have risen at twice the global average, according to the multinational Arctic Climate Impact Assessment report compiled between 2000 and 2004.
• Glaciers and mountain snows are rapidly melting—for example, Montana's Glacier National Park now has only 27 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910. In the Northern Hemisphere, thaws also come a week earlier in spring and freezes begin a week later.
• Arctic ice is rapidly disappearing, and the region may have its first completely ice-free summer by 2040 or earlier. Polar bears and indigenous cultures are already suffering from the sea-ice loss.
• Coral reefs, which are highly sensitive to small changes in water temperature, suffered the worst bleaching—or die-off in response to stress—ever recorded in 1998, with some areas seeing bleach rates of 70 percent. Experts expect these sorts of events to increase in frequency and intensity in the next 50 years as sea temperatures rise.

• An upsurge in the amount of extreme weather events, such as wildfires, heat waves, and strong tropical storms, is also attributed in part to climate change by some experts.
Source of This Story
Global Warming and a Sustainable Planet
Global Warming Fast Facts
Can we Stop Global warming ?

Friday, December 21, 2007

Himalayan Singing Bowls As a Gift

It's Christmas Time, everybody Trying to find a special Gift for their beloved ones or family on this occassion. Christmas Gifts of course can make you tired if you still don’t know what you’ll present to your beloved ones or family. Arts Gallery, Bangkok brings you some new ways to celebrate your Christmas and make your beloved ones or family feel you care about them. We could be your partner for finding out the Christmas Gifts for them from ancient periods to modern. With these gifts they will surely keep on remember for your warm care and love till the end. We already talk about some other gift Idea in Christmas Gift At Arts Gallery .

Singing bowls (also known as 'Himalayan bowls' or 'rin gongs) are type of musical instrument classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, standing bells sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of the bell vibrate to produce sound. Singing bowls were traditionally used throughout Asia as part of Bon, Buddhist, nagapa

Antique singing bowls were made of bronze, an alloy of copper , tin and other metals. Antiques often include silver, gold, zinc, iron and nickel. Antique singing bowls produce multiphonic and polyharmonic overtones which are unique to the antique instruments. The subtle yet complex multiple harmonic frequencies are a special quality of the high quality polymetallic alloy. The art of making singing bowls in the traditional manner is considered a lost art Many new singing bowls are made to look antique and are often sold as 'antique' or 'vintage.' Most bowls on the market are new, even if they are advertised as 'old.' New bowls may be plain or decorated

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Today Singing Bowls are used worldwide for meditation, relaxation, healthcare and mystical and religious practice. Singing bowls were historically made in Tibet,Nepal , Bhutan and some other region. Price range for the singing bowls are dipends on Size, Old, and it's sound. We have singing bowls from 1500 bhat to 12,000 bhat. You and your family can be enjoy christmas and new yearby giving singing bowl as a Christmas gift and New year gift.

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Tibetan Singing Bowl The Bell (Ghanta)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Happiness Is Om Mani Padme Hum

As we know, everybody wants to be happy. Everything works better when people are happy.
We all need to find happiness. But what really makes us happy? Not just happy only for a moment but real happy, a happiness that is meaningful, valuable and for forever. Om Mani Padme Hum....

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Maitreya Buddha - Future Manushi Buddha

Maitreya [The future and fifth human-Buddha], The Compassionate One
Posture of hands [Mudra]: dharmacakra [turning the wheel of law]
Symbol: kalasa [vase], cakra [wheel],
Body color: yellow or white
Emblem: naga pushpa [white flower with yellow center]

Buddhist tradition divides the period between the death of Buddha and the manifestation of Maitreya in the actual universe into three divisions of time:
I) Period of 500 years, 'the turning of the Wheel of the first Law'.
II) Period of 1,000 years, period of deterioration of 'the law of images' [Sadharma pratirupaka].
III) Period of 3000 years, 'the turning of the Wheel of the second Law', after which Maitreya will leave the Tushita heaven and come upon earth to 'establish the lost truths in all their purity.'

Maitreya is the only Bodhisattva, who is popular among all the Buddhism sects, i.e., the Theravada or Hinayana, Mahayana(Different BetweenTheravada and Mahayana Buddhism ), and the Vajrayana, and often his statues and paintings are found in all Buddhist shrines of northern and southern Buddhist.
Sakya-muni is supposed to have visited Maitreya in the Tushita heaven when he appointed him his successor, and many Buddhist sages [arhats] are believed to have had communion with him, transporting themselves by supernatural means to the Tushita heaven to seek enlightenment on various religious points. The great Asanga, one thousand years after the birth of Buddha Sakya-muni, ascended to the Tushita heaven, where Maitreya, initiated him, into the mystic doctrine of Tantra, which he grafted on to the Mahayana school in the beginning of the sixth century. Certain sects therefore look upon, Maitreya, as the founder of the Tantra school.

Although the cult of Maitreya was evolved before Indian King Asoka's time, his worship was not at its height until the fifth century AD, and there are many statues of him in the famous Gandhara sculptures of that period. He is represented either as Buddha or Boddhisattva. As Buddha he often with long hair drawn up in a knot on his head forming the ushnisha, his hands in dharmacakra mudra [turning the Wheel of the Law]; and as Boddhisattva he may be standing with his long hair hanging over his shoulders and his hands form 'argument' and 'charity' mudra [posture]. Read about Mudra at 5 Meditaion Buddha Hand Gesture(mudra)'s Meanings
Tibetan Schools of Buddhism also worship Maitreya both as Buddha and Boddhisattva. As Buddha, he has short curly hairs, the ushnisha, urna, and long lobed ears. He wears monastic garment with crown and ornaments, and his hands are in dharmacakra mudra both holding lotuses stems with cakra [Wheel] in right and kalasa vase in left. He is seated with legs locked or sometime the legs, instead of locked, are pendent, and the feet may be unsupported.

We may find some minor difference in his iconographic representation among the various sects of Buddhism. The early Mongolian images of Maitreya are also generally standing, and hold in their hands forming 'argument' and 'charity' mudra, the stems of flowers called 'campa', which, however, in the bronzes often resembles the lotus flower.

In the bas-reliefs of the temple of Boro Boedoer, there are many representations of Maitreya, which date from the ninth century. In Java Indonesia, he is also found in statuary form, as for instance in the temple of Tjandi Mendut, where he is figured seated the leg pendent and the hands in the dharmacakra mudra.
In the ancient Gandhara sculptures, Maitreya was represented much larger than his assistants were. According to the Chinese traveler Hsuan Tsang, there is a statue of Maitreya at Dardu, north of the Punjab, in wood, which is one hundred feet high. It is said to have been created by artist whom Lohan Madhyantika caused, by magic, to mount three times to the Tushita heaven to contemplate the form of Maitreya before carving the statue.

The group of five Manushi Buddha, corresponding with Panca-Dhyani-Buddha and five meditative Bodhisattvas are mentioned as below.

1:KRAKUCHANDRA is a first Manushi Buddha, who is emanated from the first Dhyani Buddha Vairocana.
2: KANAKMUNI is considered as second Manushi Buddha, emanated from second Dhyani Buddha Akshobhya.
3:KASYAPA is considered as the third Manushi Buddha being emanated from third Dhyani Buddha Ratnasambhava.
4:SAKYA-MUNI is a forth Manushi Buddha, who is emanated from fourth Dhyani Buddha Amitabha.
5:MAITREYA is the fifth Manushi Buddha, emanated from fifth Dhyani Buddha Amogasiddhi.
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Buddha Hand Gestures (Mudra)

5 Meditaion Buddha Hand Gestures (mudra) Meanings

Mudras are symbolic gestures or position of hands, used symbolically in Buddha images and in practice to evoke particular ideas or Buddhas in the mind during Buddhist meditation or ritual.

Like symbols held by gods in Hindu art or by saints in Christian art, Buddhist mudras indicate the identity of a Buddha or a particular scene being depicted.

Mudras are also used in ritual meditation, especially in Tibetan Buddhism, to generate forces that invoke a particular Buddha or deity.
While there are a large number of esoteric mudras, there are ten main ones, of which five are most commonly used in Buddha images. Each of the Five Dhyani Buddhas is assigned one of the five mudras, with which they are invariably depicted in art.

Dharma Chakra Mudra
The Gesture of Turning the Wheel of Dharma or also Called Dharma chakra mudra, the thumb and index finger of the right hand stand for wisdom and method combined. The other three raised fingers symbolize the teaching of the Buddhist doctrine, which leads sentient beings to the paths of the beings of three capacities. The position of the left hand symbolizes the beings of the three capacities, who follow the combined path of method and wisdom. This mudra Is characteristic of Dhyani Buddha Vairochana. It is also a mudra of Lord Buddha while preaching his first Sermon at Sarnath.

The Gesture of touching the Earth (Bhumi Sparsa)
The right hand gestures pressing or touching the earth. The position of the left hand symbolizes meditation. Together, they stand for the Buddha's overcoming of hindrances while meditating on emptiness. this is characteristic mudra of Akshobhaya. This mudra of touching the earth commemorating Gautam Buddha's victory over temptation by the demon Mara.

The Gesture of Meditation (Samadhi Mudra)

The nerve channel associated with the mind of enlightenment (Bodhichitta) passes through the thumbs. Thus, joining of the two thumbs in this gesture is of auspicious significance for the future development of the mind of enlightenment. This is characteristic Mudra of dhyani Buddha Amitava or Amitabha

The Gesture(mudra) Supreme Accomplishment and Meditation

The gesture of the right hand symbolizes bestowal of supreme accomplishment. That of the left hand symbolizes meditation. Together, they stand for the Buddha's power to bestow supreme and general accomplishments on his disciples, while he meditates on emptiness. This is characteristic mudra of Ratna Sambhaba Buddha.

Abhaya Mudra
It is the gesture of fearlessness and protection, also combination of turning the Wheel of Dharma and Meditation. The gesture of the right hand stands for turning the wheel of Dharma, while that of the left hand symbolizes meditation. The two conjoined symbolize teaching the Dharma while in meditation on emptiness. This is The Characteristic Mudra of Dhyani Buddha Amoghasiddhi.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Some Statue Pictures

In This post i am going to share, Collection of Statues. These Picture are already used in different blog post in this Blog. purpose of this Collection is to gather all the statue image in one post , so it's easy to find our statues Collection. I will try to Update this Gallery by adding New statue picture. or i will make New Gallery for the new arrival Statues. but i will post a link for the New Gallery.

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