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Purification

Posted in Ladakh, the "land of high passes" with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2011 by designldg

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“We can often say that our own sufferings and all the catastrophes, unwanted situations, disasters, wars, failures and sicknesses that are happening in our world these days are a combination of different results of a lack of merit and wisdom.
Therefore the practice of intensive and skillful purification is very urgently needed.
Purification in the sense of cleaning our defilement and obscurations accumulated since beginningless time until today, which have come in the form of the ripening negative karmic results.
Of course, besides spiritual practice, we all must be actively stopping all the negative actions, confessing about our negative activities by body, speech and mind and vowing never to do them again.
Practically also we should be going out there to help all the beings, whenever we can when the circumstances arise.
This goes without saying.”
(His Holiness Jigme Pema Wangchen, the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa)

 

This picture was shot at the entrance of Sheh palace which is facing the Himalayan hills of the Tibetan Plateau in Ladakh.

 

 

The World Of Our Own Nature

Posted in Buddhism, Ladakh, the "land of high passes" with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2010 by designldg

The World Of Our Own Nature

“The world we live in is very negative.
However there is hope through the spiritual path to provide better conditions.
The conditions are the only things that we can create through our own effort and through the so-called blessings of the guru, dakinis, dakas, all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, the saints…or “nature”.
These are all basically the blessings of “nature”.
The world of our own nature is the most important to attain.
If we can work with this sort of spiritual blessing, spiritual force and spiritual practice, then there is not much difficulty in turning the world into something positive.”
(His Holiness Jigme Pema Wangchen, the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa)

This was shot in front of a statue of Maitreya Buddha in one of the temples at Thiksey Monastery in the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh which is in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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