Karmapa XVII

        

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Kunrig Mantra

OM NAMO BHAGAVATE
i bow to the lord
SARVA DURGATE PARI SHODHANI RAJAYA
essence of invincibillity, king of purification
TATHAGATAYA
the one gone beyond
ARHATE SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA
perfect enlightened buddha
TADYATHA
let it be
OM SHODHANI SHODHANI SARVA PAPAM
om purify purify the essence of my sins
VISHODHANI SHUDHE VISHUDHE
make it all pure
SARVA KARMA AVARANA VISHODHANIYE SVAHA
Purify the essence of my ignorant karma, make it so

The gist of things

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A man was chased by a wild elephant. Quickly he climbed a tall tree. The elephant curled its trunk around the tree and began to shake the tree. The tree would not last! Then he got stung by a bee. He looked up and saw a bee hive with angry bees. What to do? He would surely die!

A ‘deva’ came to his rescue.

As he was about to get rescued, honey dripped down into his mouth, due to the elephant shaking the tree. “Wait, first this honey!”, the man said. But then came another drop, and another. The man kept postponing his rescue.

So the ‘deva’ left.

This Jain story does not tell if it was the elephant or the bees that killed him. Or perhaps it was the honey?

Just an illusion

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In Rotterdam the Dalai Lama talked in his lecture about reality. He pointed to his teacup and asked the crowd: “What is teacup? […] futher breakdown… particles, futher more… atoms, futher down… quarks, further goes… Nothing! So things in matter does not exist by objectively. So the quantum fysicists find a little bit dilemma. What is reality? What matter is concerned, what is reality? The conclusion is: mental designation”.

Then today I stumbled upon an article called: ‘
Nothing is solid: This is the world of Quantum Physics’.

Nobel Prize winning physicists have proven beyond doubt that the physical world is one large sea of energy that flashes into and out of being in milliseconds, over and over again.

Nothing is solid.

This is the world of Quantum Physics.

They have proven that thoughts are what put together and hold together this ever-changing energy field into the ‘objects’ that we see.

So why do we see a person instead of a flashing cluster of energy?

Think of a movie reel.

A movie is a collection of about 24 frames a second. Each frame is separated by a gap. However, because of the speed at which one frame replaces another, our eyes get cheated into thinking that we see a continuous and moving picture.

Interesting indeed. “Life in this world is no more than illusion and vanity” (Qur’ān 6: 32). Read the article here: http://earthweareone.com/nothing-is-solid-this-is-the-world-of-quantum-physics/