Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga Commentary
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What is World Peace?
Incense is made of fragrant parts of plants such as the leaves of fern or juniper, herbs and sandalwood. An [...]
In the old days in India, when visitors came to your house, you would offer them water to drink and [...]
In Tibet, people light butterlamps filled with yak butter. Here, we don’t have any yaks so we use nice scented [...]
Offering flowers creates the causes to attain the special qualities of a Buddha. Temporarily, we create the causes to have [...]
The benefits of offering food are that in the future we will always find nourishing food and drink, be free [...]
When you offer perfume you create the causes to attain pure moral discipline, to become free from being reborn in [...]
The traditional symbol of sound offering is the conch shell, which signifies the sound of the Dharma. If you can’t [...]
Pearls and gemstones are precious items that can be offered at the altar. They symbolise the Precious Jewel or the [...]
A serkym, is a two-piece offering set that includes a cup with a pedestal that sits in a shallow bowl. [...]
It is a Tibetan custom to offer scarves (khata) to people whom we respect, like our Guru, elders, Buddha statues [...]
Don't keep us to yourself! Spread the love; spread the Dharma.
It is a Tibetan custom to offer scarves (khata) to people whom we respect, like our Guru, elders, Buddha statues and monks. When we give a khata to our Guru, it is done to show we appreciate his kindness…
When we push ourselves to improve and not make the same mistakes, that means we love ourselves the right way and we respect others.
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