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April 10, 2017 at 5:34 pm #9840
I am interested in doing Kawang Prayer. What sort of mindset I have to have before proceeding? Afterall, I don’t know what I did wrong in the past lives. One more thing, I would like to dedicate this prayer somebody else, is it possible to do it?
April 12, 2017 at 6:18 am #9846
I am happy to hear that you are planning to engage in purification practice. For a purification practice to be effective, one must apply the four opponent powers as follows:
(Note: the following explanation about the four opponent powers is taken from http://resources.tsemtulku.com/prayers/deity-prayers/vajrasattvas-purification-practice.html. But I replaced the Vajrasattva mantra with Dorje Shugden Kawang mantra.
1. Power of Reliance: Taking Refuge and Generating Bodhicitta
I take refuge until I am enlightened in the Buddhas, the Dharma, and the Sangha. By the positive potential I create by practising generosity and the other far-reaching attitudes, may I attain Buddhahood to benefit all sentient beings.
2. Power of Regret
The negative karma I have accumulated from beginningless time is as extensive as the ocean. Although I know that each negative action leads to countless eons of suffering, it seems that I am constantly striving to create nothing but negative actions.
Even though I try to avoid non-virtue and practise positive acts, day and night without respite, negative and ethical downfalls come to me like rainfall. I lack the ability to purify these faults so that no trace of them remains.
With these negative imprints still in my mind, I could suddenly die and find myself falling to an unfortunate rebirth. What can I do?
Please Vajrasattva, with your great compassion, guide me from such misery!
3. Power of Remedy: Mantra Recitation
4. Power of Restraint: Promise not to commit negativities again
Before Dorje Shugden, I vow never again to commit these negative actions at least for a day, an hour or a few seconds from which I find it difficult to abstain.
Kawang practice when being done with the correct visualisation can purify a tremendous amount of negative karma that will create the obstacles in our lives. Yes. We can recite kawang mantra on behalf of other people/ loved ones or even our pets).
Before you start doing the Kawang purification practice, do read about the following article (http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/kawang-confessional-prayers-to-dorje-shugden) and watch Pastor Khong Jean Ai’s explanation about the practice (http://www.dorjeshugden.org/media/kawang-prayers-to-dorje-shugden).
My best wishes in your practice
April 14, 2017 at 12:03 am #9851
It’s always been said that it is very good to do the visualizations. Is it alright to visualization on part for each recitation e.g. drawing of blood for 1 recitation , then wrathful flower for the second recitation and so on and so forth? Or, do we have to visualize all the 7 offerings for every recitation?
Most times, it is difficult to visualize all the offerings in 1 recitations.
April 17, 2017 at 8:28 am #9893
Thank you for your question. It is best to visualise the offerings as explained in the Kawang teaching videos:
If you have difficulties in visualisation, maybe it will be helpful to set up the wrathful offering in front of you.
My best wishes for your practice
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