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18 Feb 20, 11:06 AM
Pastor Shin: Thank you for sharing Dolma. Glad to know you have found the practice of The Healing Deity - Loma Gyonma.

For the benefit of others, here is the link to the post: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/loma-gyonma.html
17 Feb 20, 06:49 PM
and finding this makes me: because of that illness corona, i am glad to see you kept all text of every divinity on his facebook and other pages. I found The Healing Deity – Loma Gyonma
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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

When Buddhas give teachings, it is specifically to benefit the listener. When the listener applies the teachings of the Buddhas and becomes enlightened, that person becomes another Buddha, and that person may teach others and so on. Therefore the number of Buddhas in existence is limitless, and the number of Buddhas to appear is yet to be determined and will depend on our personal practices.

When we think of a Buddha, we think of Shakyamuni Buddha but in actuality there are many other Buddhas. If we were to say that there are no other Buddhas besides Shakyamuni, then we eliminate the very reason why Buddha even gave Dharma teachings – which is a method for us to become enlightened beings. So it is impossible that from the time Buddha Shakyamuni taught the Dharma up until now, that for the last 2500 years, no practitioners have ever attained any sort of enlightenment. It is impossible to logically assume that not one single being since the time of the Buddha has become enlightened or that there were no Buddhas prior to Buddha Shakyamuni.

Therefore it is safe to assume by logic that there are many Buddhas, many who are in the process of becoming Buddhas at this very moment, many who have became Buddhas in the past and many who will become Buddhas in the future. Within the pantheon of Buddhas, there are many types of Buddhas depending on their specific motivations prior to enlightenment, and one such type is the healing class of Buddhas such as Loma Gyonma or Pita Parnasavari.

Pita Parnasavari’s practice is very sacred and very supreme because it focuses specifically on purifying the karma and the causes that ravage our bodies with diseases. Diseases, illness and sickness are tremendous obstacles to our practice because sometimes we recover and sometimes we don’t recover from them. And if we do not recover, we do not know when we will have another chance to achieve another precious human body to practice, meet our teachers, to believe, trust and develop spiritual maturity in order that we have confidence in our practice.

So when we practice this deity, Pita Parnasavari, it is specifically aimed at purifying karma that can harm our body, karma that can manifest diseases, or if we are sick and disease-ridden, this practice can help us heal in conjunction with the medicines we are taking. If we do this practice every single day, we can set up a simple altar to her or include her onto our existing altar. It can be a statue, tsa tsa, picture or painting of her, or we could have an altar specifically for her. Either way, she is a fully enlightened Buddha so there is no conflict whatsoever.

Her practice specifically requires initiation but I have taken the time to compile something for all of you out there, who will probably not have the opportunity to receive practices directly from a lama, or to receive initiations into her practice from a lama. So I have compiled a practice for all of you that you can print out and do every day, to heal your body, to heal your spirit, and to heal your mind of diseases.

During this time and age when our food is toxic, the air is toxic, the water is toxic and the ground is very polluted, many types of diseases arise that we never heard of in the past. Loma Gyonma or Pita Parnasavari is extremely effective in combating new diseases, virulent diseases and diseases that are extremely contagious, dangerous and life threatening. Doing her practice not only heals diseases, but also creates the situation where we can accumulate merits through practicing the Six Paramitas. When we accumulate merits via the Six Paramitas, we also create the causes for ourselves to become a fully enlightened being in the future. Therefore by practicing Pita Parnasavari, it is definitely possible to plant the seeds and to create the causes for our full enlightenment in the future.

You can do the practice that I have compiled, which is called a sadhana, on a daily basis, or you can also do it in retreat which means you take Friday, Saturday and Sunday off, or a week off, or two weeks off, and concentrate on her mantra and her practice. You can do her mantra every single day… one mala, one rosary or you can do more. It will be very good to do more of her mantra if you are very ill. It’s up to you how much you would like to do. After reciting her mantra, you can also blow on the medicines that you are going to consume orally or apply topically, as an extra blessing for the effectiveness of the medication. Loma Gyonma in Tibetan is excellent to practice daily even if you are healthy. You can do the practices and dedicate to someone you love or a pet. You can blow the mantra on water to be drunk or on pets to bless them. Good to let animals hear Her mantra by reciting out loud in their presence. Good to do this practice where there has been a history of illness or a place ‘unclean’. The environment is blessed where Her practice and mantra are done.

This practice doesn’t require initiation. I repeat, this sadhana I have compiled doesn’t require initiation or prior permission. You may engage in it on your own, either as a daily prayer or in a retreat. Along with that, I have included two extensive practices of Loma Gyonma for those of you who have received initiation and who would like a more extensive practice. One is in the tradition of a book I have called Opuscula Tibetana and another is compiled and written by the ‘Healing Lama’, His Eminence Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche. So these are included for you as well as a downloadable picture of Loma Gyonma for your convenience.

By creating this compilation, I hope you will derive the bene
16 Feb 20, 09:50 PM
Pastor Shin: Dear Jigdrel Dorji,
Nice to meet you here on the blogchat. I've emailed you the replies to your questions. Hope they will be of help.

Tashi delek and much prayers.
16 Feb 20, 09:04 PM
Jacinta: Thank you to Rinpoche, Pastors, Moderator and others.
16 Feb 20, 09:03 PM
Jacinta: Thank you Moderator. At least we should appreciate everything that we have now. Also fortunate to hear that the place that we are living right now was once energised with the present of Avalokiteshvar.
16 Feb 20, 09:03 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Thank you Rinpoche, thank you Joy and everyone. Have a great week ahead
16 Feb 20, 09:02 PM
Pastor Shin: Thank you Joy for moderating. Nice to see everyone this week and hope to see all of you next week!
16 Feb 20, 09:02 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank your blog writers for such great research and Rinpoche for giving us this amazing blog with a wealth of knowledge for anyone who wishes to explore as there are so many categories. Goodnight all.
16 Feb 20, 09:01 PM
Pastor Adeline: Thank you Joy and everyone. See you again.
16 Feb 20, 08:59 PM
Joy_Moderator: @Jacinta... I believe it would be so but since time has change and so has the religious culture, certain things of the past may have been buried. However, you could consider that this country of ours have the good karma to be able to still receive the Dharma unlike places like Afghanistan where it is totally wiped out and historical monuments blown up. We are very fortunate that our government is one very democratic and respectful and hence we have such historical discoveries to enlightened us.
16 Feb 20, 08:59 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Lanse and all who participated in tonight's blog chat. Please do your dedications before you go.
16 Feb 20, 08:57 PM
Jacinta: Now is it still the abode for Lokeshvara?
16 Feb 20, 08:56 PM
Jacinta: It was once the abode for Avalokiteshvara. Now longer?
16 Feb 20, 08:55 PM
Joy_Moderator: 7. What other artwork supports the association between Avalokiteshvara and Kedah? How does it show the possibility of his practice?

- Other artwork supporting an association between Avalokiteshvara and Kedah is that of an interesting statue, circa early 9th Century, currently located in in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
- It implies the possibility that Avalokiteshvara was worshipped in the South Thailand region.
- In the Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra, Avalokiteshvara is widely evoked as Lokanatha, “Lord of the universe, he who protects the world.” Here he holds a lotus bud in his raised hand, while his lower hand dispenses boons. Over his waistcloth is a tiger-skin hip-wrap, typical of these images.
- The fact Avalokiteshvara in this Indian style was being worshipped in South Thailand, makes it very possible that it too was a practice in Kedah which borders Thailand.
16 Feb 20, 08:55 PM
P Lanse: 7. Other artwork supporting an association between Avalokiteshvara and Kedah is that of an interesting statue, circa early 9th Century, currently located in in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It implies the possibility that Avalokiteshvara was worshipped in the South Thailand region. The fact Avalokiteshvara in this Indian style was being worshipped in South Thailand, makes it very possible that it too was a practice in Kedah which borders Thailand.
16 Feb 20, 08:55 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Adeline and Pastor Antoinette.
16 Feb 20, 08:55 PM
Joy_Moderator: Yes can you believe it, this Avalokiteshvara was found here in Kedah!
16 Feb 20, 08:54 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 7. What other artwork supports the association between Avalokiteshvara and Kedah? How does it show the possibility of his practice?

Other artwork supporting an association between Avalokiteshvara and Kedah is that of an interesting statue, circa early 9th Century, currently located in in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It implies the possibility that Avalokiteshvara was worshipped in the South Thailand region.

The fact Avalokiteshvara in this Indian style was being worshipped in South Thailand, makes it very possible that it too was a practice in Kedah which borders Thailand.
16 Feb 20, 08:54 PM
Pastor Adeline: A7: An artwork supporting an association between Avalokiteshvara and Kedah is that of an interesting statue, circa early 9th Century, currently located in in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It implies the possibility that Avalokiteshvara was worshipped in the South Thailand region, as described below:

In the Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra, Avalokiteshvara is widely evoked as Lokanatha, “Lord of the universe, he who protects the world.” Here he holds a lotus bud in his raised hand, while his lower hand dispenses boons. Over his waistcloth is a tiger-skin hip-wrap, typical of these images.

The fact Avalokiteshvara in this Indian style was being worshipped in South Thailand, makes it very possible that it too was a practice in Kedah which borders Thailand.
16 Feb 20, 08:54 PM
Jacinta: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Jerai-0.9.jpg
16 Feb 20, 08:54 PM
Joy_Moderator: Very good answers from Nicholas and Jacinta, Pastor Shin... thank you!
16 Feb 20, 08:53 PM
Joy_Moderator: 6. What is another name Avalokiteshvara is referred to during that time? How is he associated to Kedah’s mountains and its significance?

- Lokanatha is, in fact, another name used to refer to Avalokiteshvara.
- In the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā manuscript, the illustration of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, is accompanied by the phrase “Katahadvipe Valavatiparvate Lokanathah”. The phrase has been translated to mean “Avalokitesvara, Bodhisattva of the Valavati Mountain of Kaṭāha”, with Kaṭāha identified as today’s Kedah State in Malaysia.
- It has therefore been speculated that Valavati is the iconic Gunung Jerai; others have posited that Valavati might be Bukit Meriam, which is also in Kedah. Either way, it would be reasonable to conclude that at some point in history, one of these peaks in Kedah was revered as a holy site for or abode of Avalokiteshvara.
16 Feb 20, 08:52 PM
Pastor Shin: A7. An interesting statue, circa early 9th Century, currently located in in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York implies the possibility that Avalokiteshvara was worshipped in the South Thailand region, as described below:
In the Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra, Avalokiteshvara is widely evoked as Lokanatha, “Lord of the universe, he who protects the world.” Here he holds a lotus bud in his raised hand, while his lower hand dispenses boons. Over his waistcloth is a tiger-skin hip-wrap, typical of these images.

The fact Avalokiteshvara in this Indian style was being worshipped in South Thailand, makes it very possible that it too was a practice in Kedah which borders Thailand.
16 Feb 20, 08:52 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Antoinette and Pastor Lanse for your correct answer to Q6
16 Feb 20, 08:52 PM
Jacinta: 7. What other artwork supports the association between Avalokiteshvara and Kedah? How does it show the possibility of his practice?
An artwork supporting an association between Avalokiteshvara and Kedah is that of an interesting statue, circa early 9th Century, currently located in in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It implies the possibility that Avalokiteshvara was worshipped in the South Thailand region.
The fact Avalokiteshvara in this Indian style was being worshipped in South Thailand, makes it very possible that it too was a practice in Kedah which borders Thailand.
16 Feb 20, 08:52 PM
nicholas: Q7: What other artwork supports the association between Avalokiteshvara and Kedah? How does it show the possibility of his practice?
A7: An artwork supporting an association between Avalokiteshvara and Kedah is that of an interesting statue, circa early 9th Century, currently located in in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It implies the possibility that Avalokiteshvara was worshipped in the South Thailand region, as described below: In the Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra, Avalokiteshvara is widely evoked as Lokanatha, “Lord of the universe, he who protects the world.” Here he holds a lotus bud in his raised hand, while his lower hand dispenses boons. Over his waistcloth is a tiger-skin hip-wrap, typical of these images.

The fact Avalokiteshvara in this Indian style was being worshipped in South Thailand, makes it very possible that it too was a practice in Kedah which borders Thailand.

16 Feb 20, 08:51 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 6. What is another name Avalokiteshvara is referred to during that time? How is he associated to Kedah’s mountains and its significance?

Lokanatha is another name used to refer to Avalokiteshvara. In this manuscript, the illustration of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, is accompanied by the phrase “Katahadvipe Valavatiparvate Lokanathah”. The phrase has been translated to mean “Avalokitesvara, Bodhisattva of the Valavati Mountain of Kaṭāha”, with Kaṭāha identified as today’s Kedah State in Malaysia.

It has therefore been speculated that Valavati is the iconic Gunung Jerai; others have posited that Valavati might be Bukit Meriam, which is also in Kedah. Either way, it would be reasonable to conclude that at some point in history, one of these peaks in Kedah was revered as a holy site for or abode of Avalokiteshvara.
16 Feb 20, 08:51 PM
P Lanse: 6. Lokanatha is another name used to refer to Avalokiteshvara. In Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā manuscript, the illustration of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, is accompanied by the phrase “Katahadvipe Valavatiparvate Lokanathah”. The phrase has been translated to mean “Avalokitesvara, Bodhisattva of the Valavati Mountain of Kaṭāha”, with Kaṭāha identified as today’s Kedah State in Malaysia.

It has therefore been speculated that Valavati is the iconic Gunung Jerai; others have posited that Valavati might be Bukit Meriam, which is also in Kedah. Either way, it would be reasonable to conclude that at some point in history, one of these peaks in Kedah was revered as a holy site for or abode of Avalokiteshvara.
16 Feb 20, 08:48 PM
Joy_Moderator: Ok one last question before we end... 7. What other artwork supports the association between Avalokiteshvara and Kedah? How does it show the possibility of his practice?
16 Feb 20, 08:48 PM
Joy_Moderator: Yes Jacinta you too answered completely. Thank you.
16 Feb 20, 08:47 PM
Jacinta: 6. What is another name Avalokiteshvara is referred to during that time? How is he associated to Kedah’s mountains and its significance? A6 : Lokanatha is another name used to refer to Avalokiteshvara. In this manuscript, the illustration of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, is accompanied by the phrase “Katahadvipe Valavatiparvate Lokanathah”. The phrase has been translated to mean “Avalokitesvara, Bodhisattva of the Valavati Mountain of Kaṭāha”, with Kaṭāha identified as today’s Kedah State in Malaysia.

It has therefore been speculated that Valavati is the iconic Gunung Jerai; others have posited that Valavati might be Bukit Meriam, which is also in Kedah. Either way, it would be reasonable to conclude that at some point in history, one of these peaks in Kedah was revered as a holy site for or abode of Avalokiteshvara.
16 Feb 20, 08:47 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you @Valentina for your complete answer to Q6... @Pastor Shin thank for your answer but the other half which explains Kedah’s mountains significance is as mentioned by Valentina
16 Feb 20, 08:47 PM
Pastor Adeline: A6. Lokanatha is another name used to refer to Avalokiteshvara. In the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā manuscript, the illustration of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, is accompanied by the phrase “Katahadvipe Valavatiparvate Lokanathah”. The phrase has been translated to mean “Avalokitesvara, Bodhisattva of the Valavati Mountain of Kaṭāha”, with Kaṭāha identified as today’s Kedah State in Malaysia.
16 Feb 20, 08:46 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 6. What is another name Avalokiteshvara is referred to during that time? How is he associated to Kedah’s mountains and its significance?

Lokanatha or Avalokiteshvara on Valavati Mountain in Kedah is one of the images which are the oldest dated Indian manuscript in existence. These three Buddhist images from the ancient Malay realm are the Lokanatha (Avalokiteshvara) on Valavati Mountain in Kedah, another Lokanatha at Srivijayapura and a Dipangkara from Java.
16 Feb 20, 08:45 PM
Valentina: ANS 6: Lokanatha is, in fact, another name used to refer to Avalokiteshvara. In this manuscript, the illustration of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, is accompanied by the phrase “Katahadvipe Valavatiparvate Lokanathah”. The phrase has been translated to mean “Avalokitesvara, Bodhisattva of the Valavati Mountain of Kaṭāha”, with Kaṭāha identified as today’s Kedah State in Malaysia.

It has therefore been speculated that Valavati is the iconic Gunung Jerai; others have posited that Valavati might be Bukit Meriam, which is also in Kedah. Either way, it would be reasonable to conclude that at some point in history, one of these peaks in Kedah was revered as a holy site for or abode of Avalokiteshvara.
16 Feb 20, 08:45 PM
Pastor Shin: A6. Lokanatha is another name used to refer to Avalokiteshvara. In the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā manuscript, the illustration of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, is accompanied by the phrase “Katahadvipe Valavatiparvate Lokanathah”. The phrase has been translated to mean “Avalokitesvara, Bodhisattva of the Valavati Mountain of Kaṭāha”, with Kaṭāha identified as today’s Kedah State in Malaysia.
16 Feb 20, 08:43 PM
Joy_Moderator: 6. What is another name Avalokiteshvara is referred to during that time? How is he associated to Kedah’s mountains and its significance?
16 Feb 20, 08:43 PM
Joy_Moderator: 5. What source of evidence shows us the link of the presence of Buddhism in Kedah? Name them and what they contain.

- One document which does link the presence of Buddhism in Kedah is a collection of Sanskrit manuscripts. Found in Nepal, this collection includes the Prajñāpāramitāstotra, Aṣṭasāhasrikā
- Prajñāpāramitā and Vajradhvajapariṇāmanā texts. Of particular interest is the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā which was copied and adorned in 1015 with depictions of famous statues and sanctuaries.
- The manuscript, thought to be the oldest dated Indian manuscript in existence, contains three Buddhist images from the ancient Malay realm: the Lokanatha (Avalokiteshvara) on Valavati Mountain in Kedah, another Lokanatha at Srivijayapura and a Dipangkara from Java.
16 Feb 20, 08:43 PM
Joy_Moderator: It is truly amazing how this land was once a Buddhist land...
16 Feb 20, 08:42 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Adeline for answering Q4, Pastor Antoinette, Pastor Shin and Pastor Lanse & Pastor Adeline you are correct in your answer to Q5
16 Feb 20, 08:41 PM
Pastor Adeline: A5: One document which does link the presence of Buddhism to Kedah is a collection of Sanskrit manuscripts. Found in Nepal, this collection includes the Prajñāpāramitāstotra, Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā and Vajradhvajapariṇāmanā texts.

Of particular interest is the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā which was copied and adorned in 1015 with depictions of famous statues and sanctuaries. The manuscript, thought to be the oldest dated Indian manuscript in existence, contains three Buddhist images from the ancient Malay realm: the Lokanatha (Avalokiteshvara) on Valavati Mountain in Kedah, another Lokanatha at Srivijayapura and a Dipangkara from Java.
16 Feb 20, 08:40 PM
P Lanse: 5. One document which does link the presence of Buddhism to Kedah is a collection of Sanskrit manuscripts. Found in Nepal, this collection includes the Prajñāpāramitāstotra, Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā and Vajradhvajapariṇāmanā texts. Of particular interest is the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā which was copied and adorned in 1015 with depictions of famous statues and sanctuaries. The manuscript, thought to be the oldest dated Indian manuscript in existence, contains three Buddhist images from the ancient Malay realm: the Lokanatha (Avalokiteshvara) on Valavati Mountain in Kedah, another Lokanatha at Srivijayapura and a Dipangkara from Java.
16 Feb 20, 08:40 PM
Pastor Shin: A5. One document which links the presence of Buddhism to Kedah is a collection of Sanskrit manuscripts. Found in Nepal, this collection includes the Prajñāpāramitāstotra, Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā and Vajradhvajapariṇāmanā texts. Of particular interest is the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā which was copied and adorned in 1015 with depictions of famous statues and sanctuaries. The manuscript, thought to be the oldest dated Indian manuscript in existence, contains three Buddhist images from the ancient Malay realm: the Lokanatha (Avalokiteshvara) on Valavati Mountain in Kedah, another Lokanatha at Srivijayapura and a Dipangkara from Java.

Lokanatha is another name used to refer to Avalokiteshvara. In this manuscript, the illustration of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, is accompanied by the phrase “Katahadvipe Valavatiparvate Lokanathah”. The phrase has been translated to mean “Avalokitesvara, Bodhisattva of the Valavati Mountain of Kaṭāha”, with Kaṭāha identified as today’s Kedah State in Malaysia.
16 Feb 20, 08:40 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 5. What source of evidence shows us the link of the presence of Buddhism in Kedah? Name them and what they contain.

The history of Gunung Jerai and Bujang Valley clearly has a connection to early Buddhist expansion into the region during the 1st Century CE but very little documented evidence has been found due to the effect of the tropical climate which caused the deterioration of the buildings and artefacts.

One document which does link the presence of Buddhism to Kedah is a collection of Sanskrit manuscripts. Found in Nepal, this collection includes the Prajñāpāramitāstotra, Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā and Vajradhvajapariṇāmanā texts. Of particular interest is the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā which was copied and adorned in 1015 with depictions of famous statues and sanctuaries. The manuscript, thought to be the oldest dated Indian manuscript in existence, contains three Buddhist images from the ancient Malay realm: the Lokanatha (Avalokiteshvara) on Valavati Mountain in Kedah, another Lokanatha at Srivijayapura and a Dipangkara from Java.
16 Feb 20, 08:39 PM
Pastor Adeline: A4. A kingdom that was a powerful Buddhist influence to Malaya was the Kingdom of Srivijaya which was based in Indonesia. The Srivijaya Kingdom was a powerful maritime empire whose influence was strongly felt all over Southeast Asia; at one point in history, the Bujang Valley was even administered by them. Not only did Srivijayan traders and merchants bring government, commerce and trade all over the region, but they also spread their Buddhist faith as well.

This influence was to last for centuries. In Northern Malaya, it is Lembah Bujang (or Bujang Valley), Kedah which bears testimony to this Srivijayan influence, although some scholars assert that a Hindu and Buddhist community existed in the Bujang Valley long before the Srivijaya Kingdom.
16 Feb 20, 08:38 PM
Jacinta: 🙏
16 Feb 20, 08:38 PM
Joy_Moderator: @Jacinta thank you very much for your correct and detailed answer
16 Feb 20, 08:36 PM
Jacinta: 5. What source of evidence shows us the link of the presence of Buddhism in Kedah? Name them and what they contain.
A5: Bujang Valley
Bujang Valley is located near Merbok. The history of Gunung Jerai and Bujang Valley clearly has a connection to early Buddhist expansion into the region during the 1st Century CE but very little documented evidence has been found due to the effect of the tropical climate which caused the deterioration of the buildings and artefacts.

One document which does link the presence of Buddhism to Kedah is a collection of Sanskrit manuscripts. Found in Nepal, this collection includes the Prajñāpāramitāstotra, Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā and Vajradhvajapariṇāmanā texts. Of particular interest is the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā which was copied and adorned in 1015 with depictions of famous statues and sanctuaries. The manuscript, thought to be the oldest dated Indian manuscript in existence, contains three Buddhist images from the ancient Malay realm: the Lokanatha (Avalokiteshvara) on Valavati Mountain in Kedah, another Lokanatha at Srivijayapura and a Dipangkara from Java.
16 Feb 20, 08:35 PM
Joy_Moderator: In the Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra, Avalokiteshvara is widely evoked as Lokanatha, “Lord of the universe, he who protects the world.” Here he holds a lotus bud in his raised hand, while his lower hand dispenses boons. Over his waistcloth is a tiger-skin hip-wrap, typical of these images. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Jerai-0.9.jpg
16 Feb 20, 08:35 PM
Joy_Moderator: @Valentina your answer is not quite right... however, @Nicholas answer is correct, do take a look :)
16 Feb 20, 08:34 PM
nicholas: Q5: What source of evidence shows us the link of the presence of Buddhism in Kedah? Name them and what they contain. A5: One document which does link the presence of Buddhism to Kedah is a collection of Sanskrit manuscripts. Found in Nepal, this collection includes the Prajñāpāramitāstotra, Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā and Vajradhvajapariṇāmanā texts. Of particular interest is the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā which was copied and adorned in 1015 with depictions of famous statues and sanctuaries. The manuscript, thought to be the oldest dated Indian manuscript in existence, contains three Buddhist images from the ancient Malay realm: the Lokanatha (Avalokiteshvara) on Valavati Mountain in Kedah, another Lokanatha at Srivijayapura and a Dipangkara from Java.
16 Feb 20, 08:34 PM
Valentina: ANS 5.

In Bujang Valley, Kedah, a sprawling ancient complex of approximately 86 square miles (224 square kilometres), Bujang Valley is located near Merbok, between Gunung Jerai to the north and Muda River to the south. In Sanskrit, ‘bujhanga‘ means ‘serpent‘ so the name ‘Bujang Valley’ is roughly translated to ‘Serpent Valley’. This valley has become the richest Buddhist archaeological area in Malaysia, with anywhere from 50 to 100 ancient temples and settlements having been discovered,
16 Feb 20, 08:34 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Jacinta for your correct and detailed answer to Q4
16 Feb 20, 08:32 PM
Jacinta: 4. Explain which Kingdom was the powerful Buddhist influence to Malaya and how did it happened?
A4: The Srivijaya Kingdom was a powerful maritime empire whose influence was strongly felt all over Southeast Asia; at one point in history, the Bujang Valley was even administered by them.
Not only did Srivijayan traders and merchants bring government, commerce and trade all over the region, but they also spread their Buddhist faith as well.

This influence was to last for centuries. In Indonesia, it was during the Srivijaya Kingdom that the mammoth Borobodur complex was constructed. In Northern Malaya, it is Lembah Bujang (or Bujang Valley), Kedah which bears testimony to this Srivijayan influence, although some scholars assert that a Hindu and Buddhist community existed in the Bujang Valley long before the Srivijaya Kingdom.
16 Feb 20, 08:31 PM
Joy_Moderator: 5. What source of evidence shows us the link of the presence of Buddhism in Kedah? Name them and what they contain.
16 Feb 20, 08:30 PM
Joy_Moderator: 4. Explain which Kingdom was the powerful Buddhist influence to Malaya and how did it happened?

- The ancient Buddhist influence in Malaya has long been attributed to Indian influence and especially to the Kingdom of Srivijaya which was based in Indonesia. 
- The Srivijaya Kingdom was a powerful maritime empire whose influence was strongly felt all over Southeast Asia; at one point in history, the Bujang Valley was even administered by them.
- Not only did Srivijayan traders and merchants bring government, commerce and trade all over the region, but they also spread their Buddhist faith as well.
- This influence was to last for centuries. In Indonesia, it was during the Srivijaya Kingdom that the mammoth Borobodur complex was constructed. In Northern Malaya, it is Lembah Bujang (or Bujang Valley), Kedah which bears testimony to this Srivijayan influence
16 Feb 20, 08:29 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Jacinta for Q3 answer, Pastor Shin & Nicholas for Q4
16 Feb 20, 08:28 PM
Joy_Moderator: Yes Pastor Lanse and Valentina you are right in Q4
16 Feb 20, 08:28 PM
nicholas: Q4: Explain which Kingdom was the powerful Buddhist influence to Malaya and how did it happened? A4: Ancient Buddhist influence in Malaya has long been attributed to Indian influence and especially to the Kingdom of Srivijaya which was based in Indonesia. The Srivijaya Kingdom was a powerful maritime empire whose influence was strongly felt all over Southeast Asia; at one point in history, the Bujang Valley was even administered by them. Not only did Srivijayan traders and merchants bring government, commerce and trade all over the region, but they also spread their Buddhist faith as well.
16 Feb 20, 08:28 PM
Pastor Shin: A4. A kingdom that was a powerful Buddhist influence to Malaya was the Kingdom of Srivijaya which was based in Indonesia. The Srivijaya Kingdom was a powerful maritime empire whose influence was strongly felt all over Southeast Asia; at one point in history, the Bujang Valley was even administered by them. Not only did Srivijayan traders and merchants bring government, commerce and trade all over the region, but they also spread their Buddhist faith as well.

This influence was to last for centuries. In Northern Malaya, it is Lembah Bujang (or Bujang Valley), Kedah which bears testimony to this Srivijayan influence, although some scholars assert that a Hindu and Buddhist community existed in the Bujang Valley long before the Srivijaya Kingdom.
16 Feb 20, 08:27 PM
Jacinta: 3. How did Gunung Jerai became a popular holy site and what are some of the evidences that tells it was so?
A3: Gunung Jerai was frequently visited by Chinese and South Indian traders who brought their culture and religion with them. The discovery of ceramics, sculptures, inscriptions and monuments in this area, all dating from the 5th to 14th Century CE, offers proof of this.
Over time, Gunung Jerai became a popular holy site considered sacred by ancient Hindus and Buddhists from India who built temples from the base of the mountain all the way to its summit. Confirming this hypothesis are the many archaeological sites that have been discovered in the Bujang Valley, located on the southern reaches of Gunung Jerai where a broad estuary called Merbok is found.
16 Feb 20, 08:27 PM
Valentina: ANS 4:

The Srivijaya Kingdom was a powerful maritime empire whose influence was strongly felt all over Southeast Asia; at one point in history, the Bujang Valley was even administered by them. Not only did Srivijayan traders and merchants bring government, commerce and trade all over the region, but they also spread their Buddhist faith as well.
16 Feb 20, 08:27 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Jacinta and Pastor Antoinette for your answers :)
16 Feb 20, 08:27 PM
P Lanse: 4. Ancient Buddhist influence in Malaya has long been attributed to Indian influence and especially to the Kingdom of Srivijaya which was based in Indonesia.At one point in history, the Bujang Valley was even administered by them. Not only did Srivijayan traders and merchants bring government, commerce and trade all over the region, but they also spread their Buddhist faith as well.
16 Feb 20, 08:26 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 4. Explain which Kingdom was the powerful Buddhist influence to Malaya and how did it happened?

The ancient Buddhist influence in Malaya has long been attributed to Indian influence and especially to the Kingdom of Srivijaya which was based in Indonesia. The Srivijaya Kingdom was a powerful maritime empire whose influence was strongly felt all over Southeast Asia; at one point in history, the Bujang Valley was even administered by them. Not only did Srivijayan traders and merchants bring government, commerce and trade all over the region, but they also spread their Buddhist faith as well.
16 Feb 20, 08:25 PM
Jacinta: 2. Was Gunung Jerai originally a mountain, if not do explain what it was and the source to back it up?
A2: It is believed that during the 1st Century CE when sea levels were much higher, Gunung Jerai was actually an island called Pulau Serai; as sea levels receded over the centuries, Gunung Jerai transformed into a mountain. This is recorded in the Hikayat Marong Mahawangsa, a famous Malay chronicle in the history of Kedah, which says that Gunung Jerai was once an island which became joined to the mainland.
16 Feb 20, 08:24 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Shin for your answer
16 Feb 20, 08:24 PM
Pastor Shin: A3. With its role as a strategic port of call, Gunung Jerai was frequently visited by Chinese and South Indian traders who brought their culture and religion with them. The discovery of ceramics, sculptures, inscriptions and monuments in this area, all dating from the 5th to 14th Century CE, offers proof of this. Over time, Gunung Jerai became a popular holy site considered sacred by ancient Hindus and Buddhists from India who built temples from the base of the mountain all the way to its summit.

Confirming this hypothesis are the many archaeological sites that have been discovered in the Bujang Valley, located on the southern reaches of Gunung Jerai where a broad estuary called Merbok is found.
16 Feb 20, 08:23 PM
Joy_Moderator: Those of you who have answered Q3 can move on to Q4...
4. Explain which Kingdom was the powerful Buddhist influence to Malaya and how did it happened?
16 Feb 20, 08:23 PM
Joy_Moderator: 3. How did Gunung Jerai became a popular holy site and what are some of the evidences that tells it was so?
- With its role as a strategic port of call, Gunung Jerai was frequently visited by Chinese and South Indian traders who brought their culture and religion with them.
- The discovery of ceramics, sculptures, inscriptions and monuments in this area, all dating from the 5th to 14th Century CE, offers proof of this.
- Hence, over time, Gunung Jerai became a popular holy site considered sacred by ancient Hindus and Buddhists from India who built temples from the base of the mountain all the way to its summit.
- Confirming this hypothesis are the many archaeological sites that have been discovered in the Bujang Valley, located on the southern reaches of Gunung Jerai where a broad estuary called Merbok is found.
16 Feb 20, 08:23 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Lanse and Pastor Adeline for your answers
16 Feb 20, 08:22 PM
Pastor Adeline: A3 With its role as a strategic port of call, Gunung Jerai was frequently visited by Chinese and South Indian traders who brought their culture and religion with them. The discovery of ceramics, sculptures, inscriptions and monuments in this area, all dating from the 5th to 14th Century CE, offers proof of this.

Over time, Gunung Jerai became a popular holy site considered sacred by ancient Hindus and Buddhists from India who built temples from the base of the mountain all the way to its summit.

Many archaeological sites that have been discovered in the Bujang Valley, located on the southern reaches of Gunung Jerai where a broad estuary called Merbok is found.
16 Feb 20, 08:22 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Valentina for your Q3 answer
16 Feb 20, 08:22 PM
P Lanse: 3. Gunung Jerai became a popular holy site considered sacred by ancient Hindus and Buddhists from India who built temples from the base of the mountain all the way to its summit. Confirming this hypothesis are the many archaeological sites that have been discovered in the Bujang Valley, located on the southern reaches of Gunung Jerai where a broad estuary called Merbok is found.
16 Feb 20, 08:21 PM
Joy_Moderator: Yes thank you Pastor Antoinette for your detailed answer to Q3
16 Feb 20, 08:20 PM
Valentina: ANS 3:

Gunung Jerai became a popular holy site considered sacred by ancient Hindus and Buddhists from India who built temples from the base of the mountain all the way to its summit. Confirming this hypothesis are the many archaeological sites that have been discovered in the Bujang Valley, located on the southern reaches of Gunung Jerai where a broad estuary called Merbok is found.
16 Feb 20, 08:20 PM
Joy_Moderator: Hi Jacinta... nice to see you here :) Thank you Nicholas for answering Q3 correctly :)
16 Feb 20, 08:20 PM
Jacinta: 1. What is the highest peak in Kedah called, how high is it and what is so special about it?
A1. The highest peak in Kedah is Gunung Jerai, formerly known as Kedah Peak. Rising to 1,175 metres (3,854 feet) above sea level, it has been recognised as a site of early Buddhist influence, brought by spice traders from the Indian continent.
16 Feb 20, 08:19 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 3. How did Gunung Jerai became a popular holy site and what are some of the evidences that tells it was so?


With its role as a strategic port of call, Gunung Jerai was frequently visited by Chinese and South Indian traders who brought their culture and religion with them. The discovery of ceramics, sculptures, inscriptions and monuments in this area, all dating from the 5th to 14th Century CE, offers proof of this.
Over time, Gunung Jerai became a popular holy site considered sacred by ancient Hindus and Buddhists from India who built temples from the base of the mountain all the way to its summit.
Many archaeological sites that have been discovered in the Bujang Valley, located on the southern reaches of Gunung Jerai where a broad estuary called Merbok is found.
16 Feb 20, 08:19 PM
Jacinta: Good evening Rinpoche, Pastors, Moderator and others.
16 Feb 20, 08:18 PM
nicholas: Q3: How did Gunung Jerai became a popular holy site and what are some of the evidences that tells it was so?
A3: Gunung Jerai became a popular holy site considered sacred by ancient Hindus and Buddhists from India who built temples from the base of the mountain all the way to its summit. Confirming this hypothesis are the many archaeological sites that have been discovered in the Bujang Valley, located on the southern reaches of Gunung Jerai where a broad estuary called Merbok is found.
16 Feb 20, 08:17 PM
Valentina: Hi chatroom
16 Feb 20, 08:16 PM
Joy_Moderator: 3. How did Gunung Jerai became a popular holy site and what are some of the evidences that tells it was so?
16 Feb 20, 08:15 PM
Joy_Moderator: 2. Was Gunung Jerai originally a mountain, if not do explain what it was and the source to back it up?
- It is believed that during the 1st Century CE when sea levels were much higher, Gunung Jerai was actually an island called Pulau Serai; as sea levels receded over the centuries, Gunung Jerai transformed into a mountain.
- This is recorded in the Hikayat Marong Mahawangsa, a famous Malay chronicle in the history of Kedah, which says that Gunung Jerai was once an island which became joined to the mainland.
16 Feb 20, 08:15 PM
Joy_Moderator: 1. What is the highest peak in Kedah called, how high is it and what is so special about it?

- The highest peak in Kedah is called Gunung Jerai, formerly known as Kedah Peak.
- Rising to 1,175 metres (3,854 feet) above sea level, and what is special about it, is that it has been recognised as a site of early Buddhist influence, which was brought by spice traders from the Indian continent.
16 Feb 20, 08:15 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Antoinette, Pastor Adeline, Pastor Shin, Pastor Lanse for answering Q2!
16 Feb 20, 08:14 PM
P Lanse: 2. Gunung Jerai was not a mountain originally. It is believed that during the 1st Century CE when sea levels were much higher, Gunung Jerai was actually an island called Pulau Serai; as sea levels receded over the centuries, Gunung Jerai transformed into a mountain. This is recorded in the Hikayat Marong Mahawangsa, a famous Malay chronicle in the history of Kedah, which says that Gunung Jerai was once an island which became joined to the mainland.
16 Feb 20, 08:14 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Shin, Pastor Adeline, Hi Nicholas - nice to see you!
16 Feb 20, 08:12 PM
Pastor Shin: A2. It is believed that during the 1st Century CE when sea levels were much higher, Gunung Jerai was actually an island called Pulau Serai; as sea levels receded over the centuries, Gunung Jerai transformed into a mountain.

This is recorded in the Hikayat Marong Mahawangsa, a famous Malay chronicle in the history of Kedah, which says that Gunung Jerai was once an island which became joined to the mainland.
16 Feb 20, 08:12 PM
Pastor Adeline: A2: It is believed that during the 1st Century CE when sea levels were much higher, Gunung Jerai was actually an island called Pulau Serai; as sea levels receded over the centuries, Gunung Jerai transformed into a mountain.

This is recorded in the Hikayat Marong Mahawangsa, a famous Malay chronicle in the history of Kedah, which says that Gunung Jerai was once an island which became joined to the mainland.
16 Feb 20, 08:11 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 2. Was Gunung Jerai originally a mountain, if not do explain what it was and the source to back it up?

It is believed that during the 1st Century CE when sea levels were much higher, Gunung Jerai was actually an island called Pulau Serai; as sea levels receded over the centuries, Gunung Jerai transformed into a mountain. This is recorded in the Hikayat Marong Mahawangsa, a famous Malay chronicle in the history of Kedah, which says that Gunung Jerai was once an island which became joined to the mainland.
16 Feb 20, 08:11 PM
nicholas: Q2: 2. Was Gunung Jerai originally a mountain, if not do explain what it was and the source to back it up?
A2: It is believed that during the 1st Century CE when sea levels were much higher, Gunung Jerai was actually an island called Pulau Serai; as sea levels receded over the centuries, Gunung Jerai transformed into a mountain. This is recorded in the Hikayat Marong Mahawangsa, a famous Malay chronicle in the history of Kedah, which says that Gunung Jerai was once an island which became joined to the mainland.

16 Feb 20, 08:10 PM
Pastor Adeline: A1. The highest peak in Kedah is Gunung Jerai, formerly known as Kedah Peak.

Rising to 1,175 metres (3,854 feet) above sea level, it has been recognised as a site of early Buddhist influence, brought by spice traders from the Indian continent. The flat topography of the land surrounding present-day Gunung Jerai and archaeological evidence of ancient ruins seem to support this theory.
16 Feb 20, 08:10 PM
Pastor Shin: A1. The highest peak in Kedah is Gunung Jerai, formerly known as Kedah Peak. It is 1,175 metres (3,854 feet) above sea level, and has been recognised as a site of early Buddhist influence, brought by spice traders from the Indian continent. The flat topography of the land surrounding present-day Gunung Jerai and archaeological evidence of ancient ruins seem to support this theory.
16 Feb 20, 08:09 PM
Joy_Moderator: You can move on to Q2... 2. Was Gunung Jerai originally a mountain, if not do explain what it was and the source to back it up?
16 Feb 20, 08:08 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Antoinette that is correct.
16 Feb 20, 08:08 PM
P Lanse: 1. The highest peak in Kedah is Gunung Jerai, formerly known as Kedah Peak. Rising to 1,175 metres (3,854 feet) above sea level, it has been recognised as a site of early Buddhist influence, brought by spice traders from the Indian continent.
16 Feb 20, 08:08 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 1. What is the highest peak in Kedah called, how high is it and what is so special about it?

The highest peak in Kedah is Gunung Jerai, formerly known as Kedah Peak.

Rising to 1,175 metres (3,854 feet) above sea level, it has been recognised as a site of early Buddhist influence, brought by spice traders from the Indian continent. The flat topography of the land surrounding present-day Gunung Jerai and archaeological evidence of ancient ruins seem to support this theory.
16 Feb 20, 08:04 PM
Joy_Moderator: 1. What is the highest peak in Kedah called, how high is it and what is so special about it?
16 Feb 20, 08:04 PM
Joy_Moderator: Let's start...
16 Feb 20, 08:03 PM
Joy_Moderator: Tonight’s blog chat is… The Historic and Holy Site of Gunung Jerai and Bujang Valley
https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-historic-and-holy-site-of-gunung-jerai-and-bujang-valley.html
16 Feb 20, 08:03 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Hello Joy
16 Feb 20, 08:03 PM
Joy_Moderator: Hello everyone! Hello Pastor Antoinette!
16 Feb 20, 08:02 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Good evening Rinpoche, good evening everyone
16 Feb 20, 05:01 PM
Jigdrel Dorji: Your Holiness, My wife have been struggling to sleep with difficult breathing "only" during night around 10-12PM. We have been to hospital check up for several times and there is nothing they could diagnose. Upon inquiry to once of the PAW and Pawmos, they say she has been given something to eat by a Monk long ago and the thing has mantra inscribed inside it to fall in love with him. It seems he is still trying to find my wife but could not because he loved her. Please suggest me how to heal such spiritual dysfunction.
16 Feb 20, 06:40 AM
Jigdrel Dorji: Whenever I return from funerals, I usually struggle to sleep at night because of scenes that I saw during the event and that seems to hunt constantly for a week or so. How do i avoid being hunted by and have good sleep la?
16 Feb 20, 06:39 AM
Jigdrel Dorji: Respected Your Holiness,
14 Feb 20, 07:25 PM
Pastor Shin: Hi Márcos Latàre,
I've emailed you the information you have asked about. All the best. Thank you.
13 Feb 20, 11:09 PM
callista: Thank you and good night Rinpoche, PHN and everyone
13 Feb 20, 11:08 PM
Cc: Thank you Rinpoche , Chong and everyone
13 Feb 20, 11:08 PM
CarynW: Thank you Rinpoche, Choong and all. Good night.
13 Feb 20, 11:07 PM
Jacinta: Good night and thank you Rinpoche, Pastor, Moderator Choong and everyone here
13 Feb 20, 11:07 PM
Jacinta: A Mahasiddha still.
13 Feb 20, 11:07 PM
Jacinta: That's why..
13 Feb 20, 11:07 PM
Elaine: Thank you Rinpoche, and everyone. Goodnight.
13 Feb 20, 11:06 PM
Tsa Tsa Ong (KISG): Thank you and goodnight Rinpoche,Bods,Pastors, Choong and everyone :)
13 Feb 20, 11:06 PM
Lum Kok Luen: Thank you very much Rinpoche and all in room. Good night.
13 Feb 20, 11:06 PM
Grace Leu (KHJB): Thank you everyone.Good night.
13 Feb 20, 11:06 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Thank you Rinpoche. Thank you Choong and everyone. Goodnight.
13 Feb 20, 11:06 PM
yew seng: tq .. Good nite Rinpoche .. good nite everyone..
13 Feb 20, 11:06 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): Thank you Rinpoche, Pastor Han Nee, Choong and everyone. Good night.
13 Feb 20, 11:05 PM
Choong_Moderator: Thank you for joining everyone. Please do a nice dedicaton.
13 Feb 20, 11:04 PM
Choong_Moderator: Mind you in the end, his bio shows that he eventually attained the highest attainment and then taught the yoga. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/ucheyma-the-severed-headed-vajrayogini
13 Feb 20, 11:03 PM
callista: A10:Kanhapa prepared for death, knowing he only had seven days to instruct his disciples before he left for the Paradise of the Dakinis. He taught them the sadhanas that is now known as the Beheaded Vajra Varahi.
13 Feb 20, 11:03 PM
Cc: A10. Without the herb, Kanhapa knew he will die. Knowing he only had seven days to instruct his disciples before he left for the Paradise of the Dakinis. He taught them the sadhanas that is now known as the Beheaded Vajra Varahi.
13 Feb 20, 11:02 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A10 : Kanhapa prepared for death, knowing he only had seven days to instruct his disciples before he left for the Paradise of the Dakinis. He taught them the sadhanas that is now known as the Beheaded Vajra Varahi.
13 Feb 20, 11:02 PM
Tsa Tsa Ong (KISG): A10.Kanhapa prepared for death, knowing he only had seven days to instruct his disciples before he left for the Paradise of the Dakinis. He taught them the sadhanas that is now known as the Beheaded Vajra Varahi.
13 Feb 20, 11:02 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A10. Without the herb, Kanhapa knew his days were numbered. Knowing he only had seven days to instruct his disciples before he left for the Paradise of the Dakinis. He taught them the sadhanas that is now known as the Beheaded Vajra Varahi.
13 Feb 20, 11:02 PM
Grace Leu (KHJB): A10 :Kanhapa prepared for death, knowing he only had seven days to instruct his disciples before he left for the Paradise of the Dakinis. He taught them the sadhanas that is now known as the Beheaded Vajra Varahi.
13 Feb 20, 11:01 PM
yew seng: A10) Kanhapa prepared for death, knowing he only had seven days to instruct his disciples before he left for the Paradise of the Dakinis. He taught them the sadhanas that is now known as the Beheaded Vajra Varahi
13 Feb 20, 11:01 PM
Jacinta: A10: Kanhapa prepared for death, knowing he only had seven days to instruct his disciples before he left for the Paradise of the Dakinis. He taught them the sadhanas that is now known as the Beheaded Vajra Varahi.
After Kanhapa breathed his last, Bhande searched for the mundane dakini and when she discovered the dakini, she cursed her with a spell so terrible the dakini remained in a mordant state forever after.
13 Feb 20, 11:01 PM
Lum Kok Luen: Yeah Jacinta. Opposite of compassion
13 Feb 20, 11:01 PM
Elaine: A10. Kanhapa was getting ready to die and instructed his disciples before he left for the Paradise of the Dakinis. He taught them the sadhanas that is now known as the Beheaded Vajra Varahi.
13 Feb 20, 11:01 PM
CarynW: A10: Kanhapa taught his disciples the sadhanas that is now known as the Beheaded Vajra Varahi.
13 Feb 20, 11:01 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A10: Finally, Kanhapa sensed his own death and taught his disciples a certain sadhana that is known today as the Beheaded Vajra Varahi.
13 Feb 20, 11:00 PM
Jacinta: Ya, it's more like 'revenge'. Opposite of Compassion. @Lum Kok Luen: In addition having so much pride, Kanhapa also delved into the arts of throwing curse. Wow
13 Feb 20, 10:59 PM
Lum Kok Luen: In addition having so much pride, Kanhapa also delved into the arts of throwing curse. Wow
13 Feb 20, 10:58 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q10. Kanhapa’s faithful dakini companion Bhande was tricked into throwing away the herb that was supposed to cure Kanhapa. What finally transpired?
13 Feb 20, 10:58 PM
callista: A9: He cursed her with a mantra so powerful that she began bleeding profusely from every orifice.
13 Feb 20, 10:58 PM
CarynW: A9: Kanhapa cursed the dakini with a mantra so powerful that she began bleeding profusely from every orifice. When a crowd gathered and muttered how wrong the doing was, he realized his mistake and undo the curse, but the girl already uttered a counter curse upon him. He fell to the ground vomiting and bleeding violently. He then called his faithful dakini companion Bhande and begged her to bring him a certain herb to cure him.
13 Feb 20, 10:58 PM
Jacinta: Even though he has huge ego, but still a Mahasiddha 😂
13 Feb 20, 10:57 PM
Cc: A9. instead of propitiating the dakini, he cursed her with a mantra so powerful that she began bleeding profusely from every orifice.
13 Feb 20, 10:57 PM
callista: A8:He became angry and plucked the fruit with his powerful gaze. No sooner had the fruit fallen than the girl sent it directly back to its proper place with her equally powerful gaze, revealing her true dakini nature.
13 Feb 20, 10:56 PM
Grace Leu (KHJB): A9 :he cursed her with a mantra so powerful that she began bleeding profusely from every orifice
13 Feb 20, 10:56 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A9. Instead of propitiating the dakini, Kanhapa cursed her with a mantra so powerful that she began bleeding profusely from every orifice. When a crowd gathered and muttered how wrong the doing was, he realized his mistake and undo the curse, but the girl already uttered a counter curse upon him. He fell to the ground vomiting and bleeding violently. He then called his faithful dakini companion Bhande and begged her to bring him a certain herb to cure him.
13 Feb 20, 10:55 PM
Tsa Tsa Ong (KISG): A9. But Kanhapa, instead of propitiating the dakini, he cursed her with a mantra so powerful that she began bleeding profusely from every orifice.
13 Feb 20, 10:55 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A9: Kanhapa placed a powerful curse on the dakini that resulted in the dakini having to bleed profusely. She threw an equally potent curse back to Kanhapa and resulted in Kanhapa in the same predicament. Kanhapa had to ask his close companion to bring some medicine to heal him.
13 Feb 20, 10:55 PM
Choong_Moderator: Alamak, his ego terrible
13 Feb 20, 10:55 PM
callista: A7: Ego and ignorance
13 Feb 20, 10:55 PM
Elaine: a9. He cursed her with a mantra so powerful that she began bleeding profusely from every orifice.
13 Feb 20, 10:55 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A9 : But Kanhapa, instead of propitiating the dakini, he cursed her with a mantra so powerful that she began bleeding profusely from every orifice.
13 Feb 20, 10:54 PM
yew seng: A9) He cursed her with a mantra so powerful that she began bleeding profusely from every orifice.
13 Feb 20, 10:54 PM
yew seng: A9
13 Feb 20, 10:53 PM
Jacinta: A9: He cursed the dakini with powerful mantra that she began bleeding profusely from every orifice.
13 Feb 20, 10:52 PM
Jacinta: ? 😂
13 Feb 20, 10:52 PM
Choong_Moderator: So now Khanapa had come face to face with a dakini... but... Q9. Instead of propitiating the dakini, what happened?
13 Feb 20, 10:50 PM
Cc: A8. He became angry and plucked the fruit with his powerful gaze. No sooner had the fruit fallen than the girl sent it directly back to its proper place with her equally powerful gaze, revealing her true dakini nature.
13 Feb 20, 10:50 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Hello Callista.
13 Feb 20, 10:50 PM
Grace Leu (KHJB): A8 : he became angry and plucked the fruit with his powerful gaze. No sooner had the fruit fallen than the girl sent it directly back to its proper place with her equally powerful gaze
13 Feb 20, 10:49 PM
Choong_Moderator: @Jacinta, kena again LOL
13 Feb 20, 10:49 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A8: He actually offended a dakini at the fruit tree. He wanted to take the fruit, but the girl refused his request. Out of pride, Kanhapa plucked the fruit using his prowess and immediately the dakini used her powers to "unpluck" the fruit back to the tree.
13 Feb 20, 10:49 PM
Choong_Moderator: @yew seng, taken into context the first two instructions and results the weaver put Khanapa through, I think in the third story, it shows his pride was still in the way.
13 Feb 20, 10:48 PM
Jacinta: A8: He greeted the girl and asks if he might pick some fruits, but the girl refused to allow. However he became angry and plucked the fruit with his powerful gaze. No sooner had the fruit fallen then the girl sent it directly back to its proper place with her equally powerful gaze, revealing her true dakini nature.
13 Feb 20, 10:48 PM
Callista: Good evening Rinpoche, PHN and everyone
13 Feb 20, 10:48 PM
CarynW: A8: He became angry and plucked the fruit with his powerful gaze. No sooner had the fruit fallen than the girl sent it directly back to its proper place with her equally powerful gaze, revealing her true dakini nature.
13 Feb 20, 10:47 PM
yew seng: A8) He became angry and plucked the fruit with his powerful gaze. No sooner had the fruit fallen than the girl sent it directly back to its proper place with her equally powerful gaze, revealing her true dakini nature.
13 Feb 20, 10:47 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A8 : He became angry and plucked the fruit with his powerful gaze. No sooner had the fruit fallen than the girl sent it directly back to its proper place with her equally powerful gaze, revealing her true dakini nature. But Kanhapa, instead of propitiating the dakini, he cursed her with a mantra so powerful that she began bleeding profusely from every orifice.
13 Feb 20, 10:47 PM
Cc: A7. Ignorance, ego , pride
13 Feb 20, 10:47 PM
Elaine: A8. He got angry and plucked the fruit with his powerful gaze. No sooner had the fruit fallen than the girl sent it directly back to its proper place with her equally powerful gaze, revealing her true dakini nature.
13 Feb 20, 10:47 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A8.He became angry and plucked the fruit with his powerful gaze. No sooner had the fruit fallen than the girl sent it directly back to its proper place with her equally powerful gaze, revealing her true dakini nature.
13 Feb 20, 10:47 PM
Tsa Tsa Ong (KISG): A8. He became angry and plucked the fruit with his powerful gaze. No sooner had the fruit fallen than the girl sent it directly back to its proper place with her equally powerful gaze, revealing her true dakini nature.
13 Feb 20, 10:47 PM
CarynW: A7: Kanhapa did not have faith in the weaver.
13 Feb 20, 10:45 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q8. What transpired when he met a young girl who disallowed him to pick some fruit from a tree laden with ripe fruit?
13 Feb 20, 10:45 PM
yew seng: A7) Because he didint have full faith in his guru.
13 Feb 20, 10:44 PM
Cc: A6. the weaver squatted down and defecated. He then took one of the 3 pieces of excrement and asked Kanhapa to eat it. Kanhapa however refused, whereupon the weaver ate one piece himself, gave the second to the celestial gods, and the third to the Naga serpents.
13 Feb 20, 10:44 PM
Choong_Moderator: Yes, the weaver was still working on Kanhapa's pride/ego.
13 Feb 20, 10:44 PM
Grace Leu (KHJB): He think the teaching is nothing new to him.He thought he have achived high level attainments.
13 Feb 20, 10:43 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A7 ; Because of his ego.
13 Feb 20, 10:43 PM
Tsa Tsa Ong (KISG): A7. Kanhapa still refused to listen to the weaver because he was still full of pride about himself.
13 Feb 20, 10:43 PM
Elaine: A7. He thought he was better than his guru.
13 Feb 20, 10:42 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A7: Kanhapa still refused to listen to the weaver because he was still full of pride about himself.
13 Feb 20, 10:42 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A7. He was jealous and his ego was badly bruised.
13 Feb 20, 10:42 PM
Jacinta: A7: Ego /pride
13 Feb 20, 10:41 PM
Choong_Moderator: It is your opinion. No wrong answer... :)
13 Feb 20, 10:39 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q7. Why do you think Kanhapa refused to listen to instructions given by the weaver to Kanhapa’s 3,000 disciples?
13 Feb 20, 10:38 PM
Cc: A5. The weaver asked Kanhapa to eat a piece of flesh from a fresh corpse. Kanhapa took out his knife and began to cut the body, but the weaver scolded him and then transformed into a wolf himself and began feeding on the corpse. “You can only eat human flesh in animal form,” he told his astonished pupil.
13 Feb 20, 10:37 PM
Jacinta: A6:Next, the weaver squatted down and defecated. He then took one of the 3 pieces of excrement and asked Kanhapa to eat it. Kanhapa however refused, whereupon the weaver ate one piece himself, gave the second to the celestial gods, and the third to the Naga serpents.
13 Feb 20, 10:37 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A6: The weaver defecated and asked Kanhapa to eat one of the 3 pcs of excrement. Kanhapa refused. The weaver ate one piece himself, gave the second to the celestial gods, and the third to the Naga serpents
13 Feb 20, 10:36 PM
Cc: A4. Jalandhara instructed him to go to Pataliputra in search of one of his pupil, a weaver, and to do everything the student of his asks.
13 Feb 20, 10:36 PM
CarynW: A6: The weaver then squatted down and defecated. He then took one of the 3 pieces of excrement and asked Kanhapa to eat it. Kanhapa however refused, whereupon the weaver ate one piece himself, gave the second to the celestial gods, and the third to the Naga serpents.
13 Feb 20, 10:36 PM
Grace Leu (KHJB): A6 : Next, the weaver squatted down and defecated. He then took one of the 3 pieces of excrement and asked Kanhapa to eat it. Kanhapa however refused, whereupon the weaver ate one piece himself, gave the second to the celestial gods, and the third to the Naga serpents
13 Feb 20, 10:36 PM
Tsa Tsa Ong (KISG): A6. Next, the weaver squatted down and defecated. He then took one of the 3 pieces of excrement and asked Kanhapa to eat it. Kanhapa however refused, whereupon the weaver ate one piece himself, gave the second to the celestial gods, and the third to the Naga serpents.
13 Feb 20, 10:35 PM
Elaine: A6. The weaver then squatted down and defecated. He then took one of the 3 pieces of excrement and asked Kanhapa to eat it. Kanhapa however refused, whereupon the weaver ate one piece himself, gave the second to the celestial gods, and the third to the Naga serpents.
13 Feb 20, 10:35 PM
Cc: A3. he could not resist testing his achievements from time to time, and everytime he does it, the scolding dakini will return to send him back to meditation.
13 Feb 20, 10:35 PM
Yee Mun (KISG): A6 : Next, the weaver squatted down and defecated. He then took one of the 3 pieces of excrement and asked Kanhapa to eat it. Kanhapa however refused, whereupon the weaver ate one piece himself, gave the second to the celestial gods, and the third to the Naga serpents.
13 Feb 20, 10:35 PM
yew seng: A6) Next, the weaver squatted down and defecated. He then took one of the 3 pieces of excrement and asked Kanhapa to eat it. Kanhapa however refused, whereupon the weaver ate one piece himself, gave the second to the celestial gods, and the third to the Naga serpents.
13 Feb 20, 10:35 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A6. Next, the weaver squatted down and defecated. He then took one of the 3 pieces of excrement and asked Kanhapa to eat it. Kanhapa however refused, whereupon the weaver ate one piece himself, gave the second to the celestial gods, and the third to the Naga serpents.
13 Feb 20, 10:34 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q6. What transpired next?
13 Feb 20, 10:32 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A5. The weaver asked Kanhapa to eat a piece of flesh from a fresh corpse. Kanhapa took out his knife and began to cut the body, but the weaver scolded him and then transformed into a wolf himself and began feeding on the corpse. “You can only eat human flesh in animal form,” he told his astonished pupil.
13 Feb 20, 10:32 PM
Grace Leu (KHJB): A5 : the weaver then asked Kanhapa to eat a piece of flesh from a fresh corpse. Kanhapa took out his knife and began to cut the body, but the weaver scolded him and then transformed into a wolf himself and began feeding on the corpse. “You can only eat human flesh in animal form,” he told his astonished pupil.
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