About Dharma

Dharma is a key concept with multiple meanings in Indian religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and others. There is no single-word translation for dharma in Western languages.
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Dharmata – Attendant to the 16 Great Arhats

Dharmata is the Upasaka of Central Asian or Chinese origin and the layman attendant to the 16 Great . Dharmata is the of things as they are. Dharmata is the naked, unconditioned truth, the nature of reality, or the true nature of phenomenal existence. Dharmata is called the Upasaka. Dharmata is also known as  Ge yen ta in . Previously, we learned about the life of Dharmata. Now, we are going to learn about the .

Interpreting Yama Dharmaraja Thangka

is known as the protector of the cycle of . Dharmaraja is also known as Kalarupa. Yama Dharmaraja is a deity protector of the father class of . The Viability of Yama Dharmaraja In this section, we are going to learn about the Viability of the Yama Dharmaraja. After that, we will learn about the short etymological description of the word Yama Dharmaraja itself. Etymology of Yama Dharmaraja Yama Dharmaraja is also .

Buddha Vairocana – The embodiment of Dharmakaya

is a who has also known as the embodiment of Dharmakaya and therefore can be seen as the universal aspect of the historical . In Sino-Japanese , he seems to the embodiment of the concept of shunyata or Emptiness. In the fifth Buddhism Conception of , he is at the center. His consort is . The Vairocana statue in Nara's Todai-Ji which is located in is the largest .

The Dark Armies of the Dharma

Avalokitesvara, the Lord of , gazes out across the world, his white radiance soothing the of living beings. With one pair of hands, he clasps to his heart the wish-fulfilling gem of his to eradicate the world's pain. In his upper left hand, he holds of spiritual receptivity, the to leave the mud of and reach up toward the of true . Above his head, we sense .
dharmachakra mudra

Dharmachakra Mudra a Symbolic Gesture in Buddhism and Hinduism

First of all, is the word for “gesture,” “mark,” or “seal,” is a symbolic gesture in and . What is the meaning of ? Mudra is called as the gesture of of the that describes one of the most important moments in the 's life. Buddha performed the Dharmachakra mudra in his first sermon in after he attained . It is performed with the help of both the hands which .

108 Verses Praising Great Compassion By Lama Lobsang Tayang

This translation of 108 Verses Praising is of the renowned Lobsang Tayang's . He was a highly esteemed interpreter of the Gelugpa tradition, and his writings cover a wide range of literature, , logic and . About Lama Lobsang Tayang was born in 1867 in the Gobi desert, was renowned for his vast of . He was compared to the Indian pandit Ashvagosha, author of the “50 Verses .
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The Tantric Phurba – A protective ritual dagger

The is a dagger used in practices. It is used to protect against negative energies and to promote positive change. The phurba is not to be used for or harm, and should only be used for ritual purposes. It is a powerful for protection and should be used with care and respect. Origin of Phurba in The renowned , who was initiated by the Indian sage Prabhahastin, is said .
A scroll painting of Saraha, surrounded by other Mahāsiddhas, probably 18th century and now in the British Museum

The Mahamudra Practice – Unveiling the True Nature of the Mind

is a form of that emphasizes the nature of . In Mahamudra, practitioners aim to see the true nature of their minds, which is said to be empty and open. Origin of the Mahamudra Practice The main text of Mahamudra is "The Root Text of the " by the Indian  (not to be confused with the earlier philosopher). The actual practice and lineage of mahāmudrā can be traced back to wandering  or great .
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Itum Bahal and the Legend of the Demon Guru Mapa

There are innumerable in where are passed on from one generation to the next. The presence of many , , and Bahals ( courtyards) made as one of the centers of since the ancient . Some of the breathtaking and majestic sites are still fully functioning, while others are remnants of the ancient city’s glorious past. Itum Bahal (Shree Bhaskar Deva Sanskarit Kesh Krit .