The monk is in the deep state of meditation under the bodhi tree, protected by an anti-mosquito tent.
Last year i visited India, and of course Bodhgaya. Such a blissful place, made some prostrations, circumambulations, took many photos and offered fruits and flowers to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and all sentient beings in Mahabodhi temple.
So far away from home i was but yet I felt at home and when came back to Ljubljana i felt homesick and still do. I lost my heart in Ladakh so now I am wondering around heartless and longing to meet my heart again soon.
If you ever visit Ladakh, be there for annual Oracle Nagrang festival at Mangtro Monastery, held on the 14th and 15th days of the first month of the Tibetan calendar and see the Cham dance with Oracles, two wrathful protectors. For someone who just hear or watch the video doesn’t mean much but when you are there, you can actually see that oracles are indeed there, embodied in two monks, who were previously been in deep meditation for several months to prepare themselves for this event to preform the dance in Chams.
It is so auspicious.
Here on video you can see them on the left with ropes over the heads. So when they were ready to come, none of us was allowed to take any photos or videos. Of course there were couple of people filming in secret but Oracles knew where exactly they are so they turned and pointed a finger into them and guardians ran towards them right away.
The practice of meditation is based not on how we would like things to be but on what is. We often do not have a proper understanding of what we are, of what we are actually doing. From the beginning, spirituality should be concerned with the actuality of who is involved in the practice. In the Buddhist form of meditation, we try to look at the perceiver of the universe, the perceiver that is self, ego, me, mine.
Vajrasattva is the aggregate of consciousness of all the Buddhas, appearing in the aspect of a white-colored Deity specifically to purify living beings’ negativity.He is the same nature as Buddha Vajradhara, differing only in aspect.
The practice of meditation and recitation of Buddha Vajrasattva is an extremely powerful method for purifying our impure mind and actions.
In the past 2 weeks something happened in my life that i should share with you.
I noticed that something is happening with me or rather say with my right ear but of course i didn’t pay too much emotional attention but only as the observer. According to my experiences if i let myself to be pulled in body changing conditions or mind disturbances then i always find myself in that flow and the fear arise right a way.
Then started with a stinging pain in my right ear and strange feeling, soon after that in couple of days, painful and swollen auditory passage, ear shell and cartilage, my hearing was only half of the normal. Stiffness in my jaw, had a big problem with chewing and hard pressure in my jaw, right under the ear, like something would be inside of jaw joint and the bone behind the ear was painful. Everything i touched around the ear was in big pain. Because of the itchy cartilage i scratch my ear and after that the whole ear started to swell,…my boyfriend took me to the ER, they only took the blood, shot me with painful injection of painkiller and directed me to my personal doctor.
Somehow i managed to the ent clinic – Otolaryngology but the dr. missed the diagnosis. He treated me for ear-like inflammation. I was telling him the symptoms, i knew this is different so i asked him for a painkillers and inflammation inhibitor (as nothing else you can get for this) so at least he gave me that. The pain was so severe that painkillers couldn’t hold it and other signs of mumps attacked.
So i asked for help someone i trust very much.
I asked Lama Shenpen Rinpoche, the Buddhist Congregation – Dharmaling Abbot, for a help. He already helped me with some health issues before and many other people i know. When i told him what is going on he asked me right a way if i had mumps as a child. And i didn’t. Otherwise could be the virus in trigeminal nerve or mastoiditis. I struggled with myself after i checked on the web what mumps is and other two, i didn’t want to end in the hospital with all those needles.
I was informing Rinpoche all the time what is happening.
Now the healing is still in process but i can eat, i can sleep, swelling and pain withdrawing, almost gone. Today is the 15th day of the first strange signs of mumps.
I always believed that great people who can purify and set our energy back in balance do exist but it’s hard to find them. I met Rinpoche many years ago and i knew right a way back then he is the trustworthy, kind and pure hearted man. He is genuine Rinpoche – the precious one. Since then i am in peace, i found what i was looking for.
And that’s why i wanted to share with you this experience because i know we all seek for the same thing in this world, happiness. He gave me the knowledge and showed me path so i can find the way to the great happiness.