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by Tenma
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 29
Views: 2793

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Dhammanando wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Popular images of a fat monk bearing some resemblance to the Chinese Hotei images. The monk is the Buddha's arahant disciple Mahakaccana.
Merci Beaucoup!
by Tenma
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 29
Views: 2793

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Does anyone devotionally place Phra Mae Thorani image in your home altar together with the Buddha image? On a Thai multi-tiered home shrine one might find almost anything placed on the lower tiers below the Buddha statue. For example: * Pictures of one's parents and favourite ajahns. * Brass mini-s...
by Tenma
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 29
Views: 2793

Re: Star Water Blessing...

If you read French, the gāthā is discussed by Grégory Kourilsky on pp. 197-99 of his doctoral thesis: La place des ascendants familiaux dans le bouddhisme des Lao www.theses.fr/2015EPHE5032.pdf The link isn't working, but thank you! Is there any other mantra or offerings needed or will the prayer s...
by Tenma
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 29
Views: 2793

Re: Star Water Blessing...

Is this a Theravada Buddhist ritual? I've never heard of it. :anjali: I couldn't find anything by Googling. The "Rishi stars" are apparently part of Vedic and Tibetan mythology, and of course the use of water in blessing is common to many religious traditions. Does anyone know how bless water in Th...
by Tenma
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Star Water Blessing...
Replies: 29
Views: 2793

Star Water Blessing...

So at the moment from September 9 to 15, the Rishi stars are up and all the waters of the world are blessed at this time. Does anyone know a prayer, praise, mantra, etc. to Phra Mae Thorani in honor of her protecting the Buddha and being a "water goddess" who purifies? As she is the goddess of the e...
by Tenma
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Kathas?
Replies: 0
Views: 854

Kathas?

What are the Theravada view of kathas? Are there any that don't require a charm, amulet, whatnot and can be chanted without one?(not counting suttas)
by Tenma
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Saraswati?
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Saraswati?

Is Saraswati in Theravada? If so, are there any practices to her? In fact saraswati is a godess in hinduism blessed with the ability of music and dancing. Certain Theravada buddhist artists in asia revere godess saraswati with the pursuit of getting blessings for music and dancing. Yet Saraswathi i...
by Tenma
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Saraswati?
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Saraswati?

Is Saraswati in Theravada? If so, are there any practices to her?
by Tenma
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Harmful Katha?
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Harmful Katha?

I was just recently trying out kathas as an aftermath for the practice(like how one prays to protectors after completing a sadhana), especially protective paritta chants. So I recited a paritta chant used by monks since Theravada doesn't have any form of empowerment and followed what the Dhammawheel...
by Tenma
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dharma of Karanei?
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Dharma of Karanei?

Greetings Tenma, Does anyone have the Dharma of Karanei and the Dharma of Viropake? I would like to use them for help in my practice. But before I go on, do these dharmas require empowerment? I'm more familiar with Vajrayana, so I have no clue on what the Theravada do. These concepts are foreign to...
by Tenma
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Dharma of Karanei?
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Dharma of Karanei?

Does anyone have the Dharma of Karanei and the Dharma of Viropake? I would like to use them for help in my practice.
But before I go on, do these dharmas require empowerment? I'm more familiar with Vajrayana, so I have no clue on what the Theravada do.