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Panauti is one of the oldest towns in Nepal situated at the confluence of the two rivers Punyamata and Rosi. Legend has it that a third invisible river also meets with the two rivers, making it a Triveni (a scared place where three rivers meet). Many believe Panauti was named after the Punyamata river. Moreover, Panauti has been called by different names throughout history like Punyawati, Punyamatinagar, Panchal desh, Punanti and Palaati. The Ancient Town The .
The wheel of life has also termed the Wheel of becoming or the Bhava chakra. The wheel of life is the mandala which represents the complex pictures of Buddhist views of the universe. Buddhists believe that the existence of the cycle of our life, death, rebirth, and sufferings seeks to escape together as a whole. According to Buddhism, the wheel of life is divided into five or six states or realms, into which a soul .
Jambhala, Black (Tibetan: dzam bha la, nag po), a wealthy deity popularized in Tibet by Bari Lotsawa and the Kashmiri teacher Shakyashri Bhadra. Black Jambhala is known by Kubera in Hinduism. Kuber is the god of wealth. Originating in ancient India, he appeared from the river's waters and passed on the ability to generate wealth to a monarch whose realm was experiencing severe financial troubles at the time. He also helps the impoverished and those .
Prince Siddhartha Gautama was born in the 5th or 6th Century BC in Nepal. In his 20s, the prince experienced realities of the outside world that led him on a quest for enlightenment. He left the palace to search for it and eventually attained enlightenment. It was then that he became Buddha. Until he died at the age of 80, Buddha taught many people how to achieve enlightenment. His doctrines eventually became what is known .
Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayur Pune Gyana Puntin Kuru Swoha White Tara is the supreme mother and collective manifestation of all the Buddhas' enlightened activity, as well as the female Bodhisattva of compassionate activity. She is claimed to be able to see all forms of suffering and respond to pleas for assistance. Her yogic practice enhances wellness and helps people live longer lives. The mantra is Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayur Pune Gyana .
Ratnasambhava is the yellow Buddha of the southern quarter. His name means "jewel born". His emblem is the Ratna jewel, symbolizing the Bodhicitta, the highest value of the Buddhist. The mantra is om Ratnasambhava tram.. Who is Ratnasambhava? Ratnasambhava is one of Mahayana and Vajrayana or Tantric Buddhism's Five Dhyani Buddhas (or "Five Meditation Buddhas"). Ratnasambhava Mantra The mantra of Ratnasambhava is om Ratnasambhava tram. Siddham Mantra of Ratnasambhava Siddham Mantra of Ratnasambhava Tibetan Uchen Mantra of Ratnasambhava Tibetan Uchen Mantra .
OM VAJRASATTVA HUM. The Bodhisattva Vajrasattva represents primordial purity. We can clean our minds of greed, hatred, and delusion by meditating on him. He carries a vajra thunderbolt in his heart, which signifies his upaya, or talent in liberating creatures via compassion. Who is Vajrasattva? Vajrasattva is a significant figure in the tantric Buddhism of the Kathmandu Valley's Newar people. He is commonly invoked in the guru maala, which is the fundamental ritual for all other Newar .
The spirit of true charity is to offer something without expecting anything reciprocally for the gift. If a person expects some material benefit to arise from his gift, he/she is only performing an act of bartering and not charity. A charitable person shouldn't make people feel indebted to him or use charity to control over them. He/she should not even expect others to be grateful, for most people are forgetful though not necessarily ungrateful. The .
Love, kindness, compassion, and tolerance are qualities common to all great religions, and whether or not we follow any particular religious tradition, the benefits of love and kindness are obvious to anyone. What is compassion? Compassion is the source of happiness. Compassion gives inner strength to keep calm in any situation. Compassion has two functions: it causes our brain to function better and it brings inner strength. These, then, are the causes of happiness. As human beings we .
In Tibetan Buddhist circles, it will not be long before to hear someone talk about their yidam. Especially if they have been meditating for some years you will gather from the way they talk that it is something of the greatest importance for them. This Tibetan word literally means oath, vow, or promise, and connotes the Buddhist deity to whose meditation you are committed to whom you are linked by a promise or vow, .