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  • Santosree Rath

    Posted on August 12, 2018 7

    My son Indranil has severe chest pain and spine pain, right opposite the chest area. He has bad headaches, fogginess, depression, breathlessness for past 6 years. These are so debilitating that he has no energy or urge to do anything. How can he be healed? Pl. Bless him.

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      Pastors

      Posted on August 12, 2018

      Dear Santosree Rath,

      I'm very sorry to read about the health problems that your son has been facing. From a Buddhist perspective in these instances we should always do two things. The first is to seek professional medical help, as the illness can be treatable with modern medication if it is diagnosed. This will lead to your son being able to live a normal healthy lifestyle.

      From the spiritual side, the psychical illness is caused by negative karma from previous lives. This negative karma manifests in this life as an illness. So, with Buddhism there are many methods of purifying this negative karma so that it no longer affects your son.

      One of the best ways to purify this karma is for your son to engage in the practice of Shize Dorje Shugden. This form of Dorje Shugden is specifically for the healing of illnesses and for long life. You can read more about this practice and learn how to engage in it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/shize-a-practice-for-healing-and-long-life.html.

      If your son is old enough, you can teach him the prayers and mantras and he can engage in the practice himself. Otherwise if he is young, you should try to teach him the mantra which he can recite for healing. The key to this practice is consistency. It should be done every day with great faith and trust is Shize and you will see that he helps you. He is a Buddha so only wants the best for people, when we make a connection with him through prayer and mantra recitation, he is able to help us.

      This practice also helps to create the karmic causes for any medical treatment done to be as effective as possible. That is why you should visit your local medical healthcare professional to get the best treatment for your son as well. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Geri

    Posted on August 9, 2018 5

    May I know if I can just chant DS mantra "Om benza wiki bitana soha" 108 times per night at my bedside before I go to sleep? Or, just keep chanting the mantra any time of the day whenever I have the time (eg: on the way to work) and not working? Its hard for me to be in front of an altar all the time. Will it be OK with DS?

    Thank you.

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      Pastors

      Posted on August 9, 2018

      Dear Geri,

      Thank you for your question. Yes, you can recite the mantra to Dorje Shugden at any time of the day, as long as you are in a respectful place (for example, not in the washroom). Usually mantras are recited in front of one's altar as part of a daily practice. However, if you do not have enough time to do this, you can of course recite the mantra whenever convenient.

      Mantras are usually recited together with visualisation as part of a daily practice. This would be most beneficial but due to time constraints of a modern lifestyle, this can be hard to do. So of course, you can recite mantras whenever you can.

      As Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being, he will not be angered if you don't recite his mantra in front of the altar. In fact, Dorje Shugden acts out of compassion for all sentient beings, therefore whenever you recite his mantra, you are making a divine connection with his energies. This is something that is very beneficial and can be done any time. I hope this helps. Thank you.

Dr

  • Rohit sinha

    Posted on August 4, 2018 2

    I wish to be initiated where do I need to go. I reside in India after reading I have this urge to be intiated. Can you please guide me to a master who can take me as his pupil.

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      Pastors

      Posted on August 4, 2018

      Dear Rohit Sinha,

      Thank you for your question. There are many lamas throughout India that can help you with this. You can contact Serpom Monastic University in Karnataka State as they are one of the biggest monasteries in India that practises Dorje Shugden. They should be able to provide you with current and up=to-date information about which lamas can help you in this regard, follow this link to their website for their contact details: http://serpommonastery.org/uncategorized/contact/

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you.

  • Neeks

    Posted on July 30, 2018 4

    Hi. I'm very new to D.S. mantras and prayers. I'm not new to practice that opened me up the way I cannot deal with nasty energies mentally. I'm dealing with the size of anger, jealousy, control, nastiness, being very in a bad way judgmental, envy, that I didn't know ever existed. And I don't want to hear that I must learn to control my reactions. I can't. I basically can't. What the moment arrives I can't stop it. I'm ruining my life, my relationships. Interesting enough that I have those emotions to my partner! Perhaps because no-one else is this close?
    And actualy, why can I tolerate something in my friend bit cannot in my partner or his friends?
    What kind of Karma is that? What am I dealing with?
    A friend recomended D.S practice. But what do I ask for? How do set up an intention? And what actualy Om Vajra Wiki Witrana Soha means?
    Sorry if I sound ridiculous and should just read up the internet..

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      Pastors

      Posted on July 30, 2018

      Hello Neeks,

      Thank you for your question. In Buddhism we believe that we all have such emotional tendencies and that we react in different ways to different people in various situations. This is mirrored in secular psychology. However in Buddhism we have very effective methods to overcome these tendencies so that we can get along with people and have a better control over our own emotions. When people tell us we need to control our tendencies, this is easier said than done and most of the time we think that we cannot because it is just too hard. But stopping these tendencies takes time and practice, because they are so ingrained into our minds.

      In Buddhism, this is achieved through meditation of which there are many forms. But luckily, the practice of Dorje Shugden not only calls upon his energies to transforms our lives but is itself a form of meditation. As for what karma you are dealing with, actually you shouldn't view it as what kind of karma that you are dealing with, but that you are in fact just dealing with karma. According to Buddhist philosophy we have all had countless previous rebirths and the actions we took in those lives affects us now because they have become tendencies. So these tendencies are a manifestation of our karma. That is why Buddhism places strong emphasis on controlling our body, speech and mind, so that we can overcome these tendencies and not let them affect our future.

      Dorje Shugden's practice is perfect for this. You can begin the practice by reciting the short prayer here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/starting-on-dorje-shugdens-practice. And then recite as many mantras as possible. There is an explanation of the meaning of the mantra and the visualization here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/dorje-shugdens-mantra. You use the recitation of the mantra and the visualization as the object of your meditation. You may find this hard to do at first, but over time with consistent practice, you will see that your mind will start to become calmer and you are able to handle whatever life throws at you in a more balanced way. What's more, creating a connection with Dorje Shugden will help to make your life obstacle free as that is one of the benefits of his practice.

      When most people engage in his practice, they want something or ask for something, like the clearing of obstacles, etc. But what you are after is something more higher, it is the ability to control your mind from negative emotions so that your life can improve, which is a very good intention to have. You can just say to yourself "through this practice may I be able to control my thoughts and disturbing emotions be lessened" before you begin the practice. This will be a very good way to set the intention or motivation when engaging in the practice. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Yong

    Posted on June 27, 2018 4

    May I know if it is still fine to recite without being in front of an altar? Also, what if I am unable to visualise while reciting as per taught in this post?

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      Pastors

      Posted on June 27, 2018

      Dear Yong,

      Yes, it is acceptable to recite the prayers and mantras without being in front of the altar. Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being and will hear your prayers no matter where you are. However, it is advisable to recite your prayers in front of your altar, because you altar acts as a physical connection with the enlightened beings. At the same time, you can make physical offerings before you engage in the practice, generating more merit which is something we all need, both in our every day life and our spiritual path. That being said, sometimes it may not be conducive to recite in front of an altar, therefore you can recite wherever you are.

      As for the visualisation when reciting, it is ok if you cannot visualise at first. You can just recite for now, but as you get used to the practice, you can start by learning the visualisation part by part. That would be extremely beneficial. It is said to make the most of out any practice you should engage your body, speech and mind. You engage your body by sitting down to recite, not engaging in any other activity, you engage your speech by reciting the prayers, and you engage your mind when you do the visualisations. This is the best, but even if you cannot visualise, you are still engaging you body and speech, which is also very beneficial and will generate the spiritual merit and remove obstacles that are part of the practice. I hope this helps.

      Thank you.

  • chong

    Posted on June 20, 2018 6

    Hi

    I was given the link to read about Dharma Protector. I extracted the sentences below and would like to seek your further elaboration of it.

    "From understanding merit, we can then accumulate it through relying, making offerings, visualising and reciting the Dharma Protector’s mantra, propitiation prayers and verses."

    Please advise step by step what should I do and any link to the suggested action would be useful.

    Thank you.

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      Pastors

      Posted on June 20, 2018

      Dear Chong,

      Thank you for your question. The way to generate spiritual merit that was mentioned is simply by engaging in the practice of Dorje Shugden. I have broken down the each of the points to make it easier to understanding:

      1. Relying: this means that we understand that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being who has manifested in a specific form to help us overcome our obstacles in life. Knowing this, we engage in the practice of Dorje Shugden and understand that in doing so he can help in both our worldly and spiritual lives.

      2. Making offerings: this refers to two types of offerings. The first is actual offerings made on your altar. You can read more about setting up an altar here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/setting-up-a-tibetan-buddhist-altar. The second type is when we engage in the practice there are sections of the prayer that talk about making offerings, here you can visualise making these offerings to Dorje Shugden.

      3. Visualisation: during Dorje Shugden's prayers, there are certain visualisations that you engage in, especially during the mantra recitation, serkym and the recitation of the kawang section. You can read more about these following the relevant links below:

      Mantra: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/dorje-shugdens-mantra
      Serkym: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/serkym-offering-prayers-to-dorje-shugden
      Kawang:http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/kawang-confessional-prayers-to-dorje-shugden

      4. Mantra recitation: this refers to the recitation of Dorje Shugden's mantra.

      5. Propitation prayers and verses: refers to the prayers to Dorje Shugden (as part of the daily practice)

      I hope this makes things clearer. Please feel free to ask more questions and I hope this helped. Thank you.

  • philip strumolo

    Posted on June 8, 2018 7

    While trying to find a local buddhist meditation group in my area, I happened upon a website that is connected to Ligmincha Int'l. It is a Bon sect claiming to be the oldest form of Tibetan Buddhism. I searched for a connection with Dorje Shugden and came across a page that had terribly negative comments about him. It said that he was a demon spirit, vengeful and capricious with evil intent, the ghost spirit of an evil king not to be trusted. His practice was discouraged for he would not be helpful. Naturally, I was upset. They also intimated that he appealed to Westerners who didn't know any better. I do not think that the page I got this from was directly connected to the above-mentioned organization. However, it did make me pause because I am new to all of this and don't know how judge it all. Can you offer any
    reassurance? Thank you

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      Pastors

      Posted on June 8, 2018

      Hello Philip,

      It's nice to see you here again. Bon is actually the pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet. The first and oldest Tibetan Buddhist sect is actually known as the Nyingma tradition, which basis a lot of its teachings on the life and works of Guru Rinpoche. There are four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism, the Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug. As far as I am aware, the Bon tradition incorporated Buddhist elements over time as it came into contact with these four schools.

      Fundamentally however, Bon philosophy is Tibetan in origin, whereas Buddhist philosophy and practice is Indian in origin as that is where Buddhism actually came from. Whereas Buddhist teachings trace back to Buddha Shakyamuni, Bon teachings trace back to a figure known as Tonpa Sherab. All Buddhist schools, as the name of the religion suggests trace their origins back to the historical Buddha. But Bon does not. That does not make Bon an negative tradition in any way. It is a religion in and of itself which should be respected, but from a logical angle is not Buddhist in origin.

      Now, some people may say that Dorje Shugden is an evil being, or a spirit. In your comment, you mention that he is the ghost of an evil king. This is certainly not true, and this is clear from his previous life, in which he was a holy and practiced monk. As for being an evil being, I am sure you have read the various articles on the blog section of this website? In it there are many articles about high lamas of different Tibetan Buddhist traditions that all practiced Dorje Shugden. If one were to say that Dorje Shugden was an evil spirit, this would make all of these great masters wrong in their practice. If they were wrong in their practice then they were wrong in all their Buddhist practices. If that was the case, the entirety of Tibetan Buddhism would be invalidated, as these are the very same masters who have passed the teachings down over time.

      But this cannot be the case, because we have seen how the high lamas have benefited so many people with their teachings, and how they themselves have shown many signs of being spiritually attained. You can read more about these masters and their works, on the blog section of this site, if you haven't done so already. I really hope this helps.

      Thank you.

  • Philip Strumolo

    Posted on June 3, 2018 9

    I noticed a picture of someone's altar on the blog and it seemed to have Lakshmi and Lord Shiva together with Dorge Shugden. Is it permissible to have Hindu gods on a Buddhist
    altar? I have suffered all of my life with religious OCD i.e. Scrupulosity, which means that I worry about every little thing in my practice; that I may be doing, saying or thinking something wrong or not appropriate or even insincere. Eventually, what happens is that from worrying about doing something wrong, I wind up doing nothing. I have Hindu items which
    are hindering me from my setting up of a new altar for Dorge Shugden, as I do not know what is the respectful way to dispose of them. I would appreciate any suggestions you have. I would also appreciate any help you might render in order to help me overcome this debilitating condition as it has wrecked my spiritual life. Thank you very much.

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      Pastors

      Posted on June 3, 2018

      Dear Philip Strumolo,

      It is nice to see you here again. From a strict Buddhist perspective, we do not include other deities together with the Buddhas (enlightened beings) on out altar. However, there is nothing wrong with doing so if your aim is to create a sincere connection with Dorje Shugden and given your circumstance.

      The main reason for this is that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being, that means everything he does comes from unbiased compassion. Since everything he does is from compassion, he will not 'conflict' with other deities if placed on the same altar. So, there is nothing wrong with doing so. It will not create a problem whatsoever.

      If you prayer to and create a connection with Dorje Shugden, you should concentrate on the recitation of his mantra. Not just reciting, but concentrating on the sound and energy of the mantra. This is very important.

      For your specific circumstance, Dorje Shugden's mantra can help, as can the mantra of Lama Tsongkhapa, which is included in the Diamond Path, which is the daily prayer text. This is available here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/diamond-path-a-daily-sadhana-of-dorje-shugden. Lama Tsongkhapa's mantra has the benefit of calming one's mind and can help deal with OCD as well. Dorje Shugden's mantra can have the same effect, because in essence both Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden are both Manjushri in nature, but manifested for specific purposes and with certain practices to help people in their spiritual path. I hope this helps.

      Thank you.

  • Meg

    Posted on June 1, 2018 5

    I've always been been able to dark entities since I was a teen. I used to have a lot of night terrors and and a dark thing used to render me immobile during the night. Even my sister could see it at times.

    And it always approached from the left side - there's a sensation of something* touching the left side of the body when it happens. It's just very disturbing.

    I happen to come across D.S post and am wondering how the effects manifest. I need help as it's really affecting me.

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      Pastors

      Posted on June 1, 2018

      Hello Meg,

      It's nice to see you here. And let me just say that I know what you are going through. I have also been similarly afflicted by entities such as these in the past.

      From the sounds of it, it seems that you have a karmic connection with a particular entity from a previous life, alternatively in this life you have the karma to be sensitive to these types of entities so you have these types of experiences.

      There is an article here that may be great help to you given your particular situation: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/dorje-shugden-trakze-to-dispel-black-magic-spirits

      The article starts off with a quick explanation how we can be afflicted by spirits and black magic and then goes on to explain a very powerful practice that helps to stop things like this from happening. It is a very long article, so please take your time to read it. While this particular form of Dorje Shugden may appear very frightening, he is actually very compassionate. The article will explain more.

      This practice is very powerful and I have personal experience with this practice, as well as know people who have overcome similar disturbances using this practice. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Philip Strumolo

    Posted on May 29, 2018 6

    Is the above-mentioned center related to you in any way? I do not see Dorge Shugden mentioned on their website. I have noticed that they refer to themselves as The New Kadampa Buddhists. I, especially at this point, do not wish to get off to a wrong start if they do not promote Dorge Shugden practice. A social setting is not imperative for me. I need a practice that will help me improve my life and finally bring some worthwhile happiness and peace to me. I do not wish to get involved with contradictory opinions but to have my own solid practice. I hope this makes sense to you. I thank you for your kindness and for your answers.

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      Pastors

      Posted on May 29, 2018

      Dear Philip Strumolo,

      Nice to see you hear again. The above centre is not associated with us. However, they do indeed practice Dorje Shugden very strongly. Their courses are known to be very good, as long as you yourself put in the effort in your learning and meditation, and the Dharma that they practice stems from our same Gelugpa lineage. Their teacher is very learned and has spiritual attainments, therefore his centres can be trusted. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Philip Strumolo

    Posted on May 27, 2018 6

    I am a beginner in this practice and no
    immediately ready to set up my altar. However, can you use the same space that was once used a an Hindu altar? Can one purify that space ? or must one use a different table? There is a space constraint .issue. Yet I do not wish to offend our holy teachers.

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      Pastors

      Posted on May 27, 2018

      Dear Philip Strumolo,

      You can use any space you like that is available to you, as long as it is a respectable area. Actually, there is no way to offend the enlightened beings, as they are above all emotions and concepts. However, from our side we should be as respectful as possible when setting up an altar space for the representations of the enlightened beings.

      If you are using a space that has been used for something else before, you should clean it well. And then you purify it with incense reciting the mantra "Om Ah Hung" are you do so. So, you light incense, and then wave it over the space while reciting the mantra. Then you can set up the altar there.

      If you are making offerings on the altar, then you can use the same procedure to purify and bless the offerings once they are made. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Philip Strumolo

    Posted on May 25, 2018 6

    I have spent my entire life seeking a religion or practice to help me better my life condition
    and solve my problems. I have sought the answers in several religions but only became more
    frustrated because of lack of real tangible help and proof that my prayers were being heard.
    Christianity, Occultism, Hinduism. I practiced Nichiren Buddhism but was dissatisfied with the way they conducted themselves. I was just recently exploring taoism to seek that peace that we need in life. I found their attitudes very duplistic and I found little peace with them. I was feeling desperate and asked, "what next"? Then somehow I came across the name Dorje Shugden on the net. I read a short description of his powers and purpose. I also read some testimonials and I felt a wave of hope.. How do I begin? I'm not concerned about the Dalai Lamas ban. Thank you.

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      Pastors

      Posted on May 25, 2018

      Dear Philip Strumolo,

      I'm glad you have come across Dorje Shugden practice. It is indeed a very powerful practice that can help in all areas of our lives. You can start the practice by following this particular post: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/starting-on-dorje-shugdens-practice which includes a short but effective prayer and the mantra of Dorje Shugden. If you recite this every day you will most certainly see a difference in your life for the better.

      There are other things that you can do such as set up an altar. But you should follow the above prayer for some time before you set up an altar: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/setting-up-a-tibetan-buddhist-altar. Altars are extremely beneficial for our lives as they provide us with a stable environment, beneficial energies and a focus for our prayers.

      If you want to go deeper into the practice, there is an article here:http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/diamond-path-a-daily-sadhana-of-dorje-shugden. This article provides you with longer daily prayers to make a stronger connection with Dorje Shugden and get the most benefit from the practice. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Ken

    Posted on May 14, 2018 8

    Hello,

    Thank you for the clarification, I wonder whether the two variations of the mantra of Wangze are different pronounciations of his mantra, or are they two difference mantras?

    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA WASHAM KURU HO

    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA WANGSHA GURU HUNG

    Best wishes,

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      Pastors

      Posted on May 14, 2018

      Hello Ken,

      It's nice to see you asking more questions here. They are both actually the same mantra but with slight variations, which may be due to the fact that they were passed down through different practice lineages. Both mantras are equally as powerful in invoking upon the enlightened energies of Wangze. For our own practice purposes, we follow the variation as taught to us by our guru. If you have a guru, then you should consult him/her and practice according to which mantra they teach you. If you have a connection with the guru, the blessings of the mantra and practice flow through the guru, so it would be better to follow the mantra they teach.

      For us here, our guru is His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, who has taught us the mantra: OM BENZA WIKI BITANA WANGSHA GURU OM. Therefore this is the variation that we use in our practice.

      If you do not have a guru, you can follow whichever variation you find more affinity with during your Wangze practice. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Ken

    Posted on May 13, 2018 3

    Hello,

    Is the ending of some of the mantras which says «OM» and «HO», pronounciations of the syllable «HUNG», so that it is possible to understand them as the «HUNG» syllable?

    Best wishes

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      Pastors

      Posted on May 13, 2018

      Dear Ken,

      Thank you for your question. The syllables Om and Ho are not the same pronunciations as the syllable Hung. They are meant to be recited as they are written. There are many different types of mantras and not all of them end in Hung. The syllables in each mantra will have its own individual meaning, depending on which deity the mantra is associated with. Usually the syllable Hung can also be spelt HUM (is being transliterated directly from the Sanskrit rather than the Tibetan) but they are in fact the same syllable. I hope this helps.

  • Ken

    Posted on April 29, 2018 5

    Hello,

    I was referring to the prayer posted on this page (http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/request-for-activities-of-dorje-shugden), it seems to be only in tibetan, so I was curious wether it has an english translation.

    Best wishes

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      Pastors

      Posted on April 29, 2018

      Hello Ken,

      Thank you for the clarification. Unfortunately, we do not have an English translation of this particular Request for Activities prayer at this time. But there are translations of equally powerful prayers, as I mentioned earlier.

  • gurumart

    Posted on April 28, 2018 6

    I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina: There's only one Kadampa Buddhist Center here, but I do not like Western masters: I look for a line like Lama Ganfgchen or Pabongka or Trijang, or the Gaden Shartse Monastery: I'm alone, and I want to know if it is possible to do a practice in my room, some ritual to open my ways: I would like some expert lama to come to my city, I read that you practice them to invoke Dorje Shugden are very long, and complicated: download the Nkangso and another ritual that you offer on this site, but I do not understand anything, and for that reason I want some advice: at the Kadampa Center in my city they always ask for money and that makes me uncomfortable. Thank you very much, greetings and I hope that soon a teacher like Lama Gangchen will come who I personally knew in 2004.

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      Pastors

      Posted on April 28, 2018

      Dear gurumart,

      Thank you for your question. I hope that your prayers are answered soon, and you are able to learn the Dharma as you so wish. Since, you know Lama Gangchen, who is a very qualified and authentic teacher, perhaps you should get into contact with his centre and ask for my guidance. You seem to have a connection with Lama Gangchen, so you should nurture this connection because it is a very good one.

      In regards to which practice you can do, the joint practice of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden is extremely beneficial. We have a short practice available here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/diamond-path-a-daily-sadhana-of-dorje-shugden It is a lot shorter than the full Kangso text to Dorje Shugden, and can be done on a daily basis. This will be very good for you. There is a video here that explains how to engage in practice to make it easier for you: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/media/how-to-begin-dorje-shugdens-practice

      Alternatively, there is an even shorter prayer available here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/starting-on-dorje-shugdens-practice if you recite this prayer, then you can concentrate on the recitation of Dorje Shugden's mantra.

      Either of these will be extremely beneficial as a daily practice for you to engage in. I hope this helps.

      Thank you

  • Trip Out

    Posted on April 25, 2018 9

    I have heard speculation concerning this type of practice. What type of relationship in your own words do you have with The Dali Lama and or The Karmapa? thanks so much for your feed back.

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      Pastors

      Posted on April 25, 2018

      Dear Trip Out,

      Thank you for your question. As a practitioner of Buddhism from the Gelug tradition, I do not have a relationship with His Holiness the Karmapa. This is because the Karmapa is the supreme head of the sacred Karma Kagyu tradition, as i have not received teachings from this tradition before, I have no connection apart from my deepest admiration for the Karmapa as the holder of his tradition.

      In regards to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, even though we belong to the same lineage, I also have no relationship with the Dalai Lama, apart that His Holiness is one of the teachers of my Guru, but not my Guru's main teacher. I hope this helps answer your question. If it does not, please do ask more. Thank you.

  • Ken

    Posted on April 19, 2018 10

    Hello, I also wonder wether there is an english translation of the "Request for Activities of Dorje Shugden" on your prayer page?

    Best wishes

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      Pastors

      Posted on April 19, 2018

      Dear Ken,

      If you are referring to the prayer to known as Dothey composed by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, then yes. It is also known as the Request for Activities of Gyalchen Dorje Shugden. You can find the text here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/request-for-activities-dothey

      The above page also has a commentary to the prayer. It is a very powerful prayer invoking on the energies of Dorje Shugden into our lives, and was written by one of the greatest masters of recent history. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Tenzin Gejor

    Posted on April 16, 2018 10

    OM BENZA WIKI BENATA SOHA
    I AM SUFFERING FROM SOME PROBLEM. I AM PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED BOY GOT POLIO FROM THE AGE OF 3 YEARS. PLEASE HELP ME IF YOU CAN FIND SOME AID FOR ME. I RECITE MANTRA DAILY TO SOLVE MY PROBLEM.

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      Pastors

      Posted on April 16, 2018

      Dear Tenzin Gejor,

      I am very sorry to read that you suffer due to contracting polio when you were younger. What the Buddha taught is that life can be full of a lot of suffering. Some people go through a lot of suffering but what the Buddha taught is that we can use this suffering to further our spiritual path.

      When we are dealing with problems in life, we need to do two things. The first is to seek physical help and the second is to seek spiritual help. In your case, if your problems are linked to your physical health condition, you should seek medical help. At the same time, you can engage in the practice of Dorje Shugden, which you can find here:www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/diamond-path-a-daily-sadhana-of-dorje-shugden

      When you engage in the practice of Dorje Shugden sincerely, this can help to make things in life smoother and clear obstacles for you. I hope this helps. Thank you.

  • Ken

    Posted on April 15, 2018 11

    Hello,

    I the mantra for increase on your web page (OM BENZA WIKI BITANA PUNYE SIDDHI HUNG) connected with the main form of Dorje Shugden or is it connected with Gyenze?

    And what is the particular quality/activity or benefit of Dorje Shugdens main form, Duldzin, in relation to his other emanations such as Trakze? - When is this main form, Duldzin, invoked and called upon as compared to Trakze being a wrathful form to protect from danger and black magic? And is it a "peaceful" form?

    Thank you for the patience.

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on April 15, 2018

      Dear Ken,

      Thank you for your question. The mantra that you have mentioned is associated with the main form of Dorje Shugden, also known as Lord Duldzin. The main form of Dorje Shugden has more than one mantra, as you have found out. The main form of Dorje Shugden encompasses all of his activities.

      We can engage in the specific practice and mantras of his other emanations if we have an affinity with that form, we are assigned the practice by our teacher, or we need more specific help. For example, those going through financial difficulty can propitiate the main form of Dorje Shugden using the mantra you have mentioned, but they can also propitiate his Gyenze form for more specialized help in alleviating their financial difficulties. The specific mantra to Gyenze is : OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA TSESO PALJOR LONG CHO THAMCHED PUTRIM KURU OM. You can read more about the practice here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth

      Similarly, one can propitiate the main form of Dorje Shugden for health and well-being, but if you are suffering for a specific health problem and you want help dealing with that specific problem, you can engage in the Shize form of Dorje Shugden.

      I hope this helps answer your question. Thank you.