How to practice

Posted by Mel July 15, 2022 1 60

Hi, can I know if I have health problem and financial difficulties at the same time , how should I practice ? Can I...

Hi, can I know if I have health problem and financial difficulties at the same time , how should I practice ? Can I practice both Shize and Gyenze at the same time during my daily sadhana ? If both prayers can be combined into one , what is the sequence of prayer ? Please explain the sequence of prayer with its visualisation from taking refuge, the four immeasurable, guru yoga of lama tsongkhapa,migtsema, dorje shugden’s prayer such as invocation, Kangshag, torma, serkym, mantra recitation, dothey, dissolution and dedication for each form. If both cannot be combined, should I separate the practice into two times by reciting the daily sadhana of shize form first then repeat the whole prayer starting from taking refuge till dedication with gyenze form ? If the prayer should be separated to two times , should serkym be done twice for each prayer ? Thank you.

  • S Yeo

    July 23, 2022 #1 Author

    Dear Mel, I read your queries and here are some of my personal opinions. By the way, I am just like yourself beginning to take up Dorje Shudgen practice, but I have been initiated into Tibetan Buddhism for quite some time therefore I would like to share some of my experiences and personal thoughts about your queries.

    Firstly let’s prioritise some of your needs and issues. What I feel is lets concentrate first on your health issue because without a good health, you would find it difficult to even to do your daily practice, let alone settle your financial issues. Therefore, what I feel is first ask Dorje Shudgen for assistance in health issues first, other matters put aside.
    Perhaps you wanting to do both practices simultaneously could well point to your desperation to settle all compounding issues in your life, however first settle your emotions by just concentrating on just the minimal practise of just a serkym offering to Dorje Shudgen’s main form and just hold the easiest form of the mantra “Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha” in your heart…. Just focus on “Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha” and offer just one serkym offering to the principal deity Dorje Shudgen….only one will do… What matters most now is just for you to be removed of all your distractions by your issues and focus on your health… and to do that, allow yourself to be attuned to Dorje Shudgen by reciting is main mantra first, “Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha”…. Now, the practise based on tradition is to recite 100,000 mantras at least per year… so set a target for yourself to reach 100,000 (hundred thousand) mantras of Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha, try to do as many mantras as your health allows in one sitting, using blessed rosary and keep a log of the numbers of recitations. You can add up the recitations in separate sittings or as your time and health allows…, no hard and fast rules as to how many recitations you need to do per sitting…. but per day try to achieve 5 or 10 rounds of 108 times…. that is what I try to do in my daily practice. So gradually you will feel Dorje Shudgen’s vibrations coming into your life and his energy as well…
    Just sharing about my own issues, I am facing some relationships issues at the moment and trust me, the issues that I have is not easy to solve as well… however I took steps to invite Dorje Shudgen’s statue from Kechara and am now engaged with the mantra Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha… personally I can feel Dorje Shudgen’s energy and presence by giving me more spiritual strength to solve my problem….
    So be strong in faith and soldier on bravely….

    Sadhu Sadhu


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