Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mitrugpa Mantra Accumulation By CGC

From time to time, the FPMT checks for practices that the centres can do to pacify any obstacles for our precious Guru, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. At this time, FPMT centres and members have been advised to recite 700,000 Mitrugpa mantras to clear away obstacles and to create the causes of long life for Rinpoche.

Mitrugpa, the 'Immovable Buddha' has been said by Rinpoche to be "very powerful in degenerate times in purifying negative karma, particularly the negative karma of having broken vows, such as the eight Mahayana precepts, lay vows, or vows of nuns and monks.""As to the benefits of the Mitrugpa mantra, anybody who hears the Mitrugpa mantra does not go to the lower realms."

CGC managed to accumulate 74,295 times of Mitrugpa mantra for Rinpoche's health and long life. Although this is nothing compared to many other centers, CGC members are feeling good to have contributed more than 10% of the target number. Rejoice!!!

The painting above depicts the enjoyment body (Sambhogakaya) form of Akshobya, one of the five Dhyani Buddhas, known as Mitugpa (Mitrugpa). The "Unshakable" one, or "Unmoving Diamond Buddha" transforms ignorance and stupidity into the wisdom of the all-pervading awareness. Meditation upon him purifies mainly karmic imprints left by harmful actions in this and previous lives. The vajra (diamond sceptre, Tib: dorje) in his right hand represents the knowledge of conventional and ultimate reality.

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