Saturday, July 29, 2006

Good Morning

I will start off Blogathon 2006 with a blessing for compassion; the mantra of Chenrezig (in its Tibetan form).



Om Mani Peme Hung (- or - Om Mani Padme Hum)

Gen Rinpoche, in his commentary on the Meaning of said:

"The mantra Om Mani Padme Hum is easy to say yet quite powerful,
because it contains the essence of the entire teaching. When you say
the first syllable Om it is blessed to help you achieve perfection in the
practice of generosity, Ma helps perfect the practice of pure ethics,
and Ni helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and
patience. Pad, the fourth syllable, helps to achieve perfection of perseverance, Me helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration, and the final sixth syllable Hum helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom.

So in this way recitation of the mantra helps achieve perfection in the six practices from generosity to wisdom. The path of these six perfections is the path walked by all the Buddhas of the three times. What could then be more meaningful than to say the mantra and accomplish the six perfections?" source



gassho

2 Comments:

At 9:33 AM, July 29, 2006, Blogger Rita Sink said...

There you are!

Good morning, honey...

 
At 9:42 AM, July 29, 2006, Blogger Nic Dafis said...

Hi, good luck in the 'Thon. I'm Nic over at morfablog.com, your Super Mario Monitor ;-)

Any problems, get in touch - nicdafis at gmail dot com or ndafis on AIM.

 

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