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Old 01-19-2008, 01:22 AM
 
Location: California
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Default Avalokiteshvara/Chenrezig





In the words of Tarthang Tulku (broken link), "Compassion accepts others as they are. One who thoroughly realizes compassion no longer sees any separation between self and others. Compassion is the wholesome and spontaneous response to all situations."
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:33 PM
 
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Default Om Mani Padme Hum

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Old 02-05-2008, 07:25 AM
 
Location: The world, where will fate take me this time?
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One powerful and beautiful Mantra, thanks for sharing!!

OOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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YouTube - Description and Recital Om Mani Padme Hum Lama Gursam
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Old 03-10-2008, 12:04 AM
 
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Beautiful, thanks for sharing. I also like the education I'm getting as well!

Love and Blessings
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:40 PM
 
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BTW I liked this one too.



YouTube - Om Mani Peme Hung
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:44 AM
 
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:53 PM
 
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Default This one is very nice...


YouTube - BFF Chanting: Om Mani Padme Hum
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Old 03-20-2008, 07:36 PM
 
Location: San Gabriel Valley, CA
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(snip) On the other hand, if the chanting adherents spend hours and hours each day in meditation, how does the society function?
I think I can answer this one. I studied a bit on meditation for a few years, though I never did really get disciplined about it. The answer, or my answer, anyway, is that it's highly doubtful that at any one time, the majority segment of any population is at a spiritual level to want to attempt "hours and hours each day". Everyone is at a different spiritual point in a society, just like everyone is a different age, does a different job or has different likes and dislikes.

I do believe that certain people will be born ready to begin huge undertakings like "meditating (or praying) for hours each day", but not everyone. Which is all good, IMO. It's the way things are supposed to work. And it's all good to be one of the people who does want to become a Buddhist monk or anyone else not actively "in society" full-time or part-time.

I also think that the people who do choose to become monks are not necessarily "higher up" (karmically) or anything. In fact, it's possible that for some monks, as for some early Christian monks (who literally lived away from/outside of society), are at a *lower* spiritual level and that's why they *have to* spend so much time in the practice. Every situation and motives are different even *within* a segment, as far as I understand things.

Hope that makes sense.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:15 PM
 
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