The summer of 2015, in upstate New York, the Migyur Dorje Stupa was finally completed at our retreat center.
I uploaded a new video to YouTube and now you can listen and meditate while visualizing yourself doing Korwa (circumambulations) around the stupa to generate a limitless supply of merit.
Guru Rinpoche states:
If there is a man who offered melody music to the great stupa, shall be able to propagate the sound of dharma throughout the ten directions. If there is a man who offered drum and melody sounds, shall obtain vast wisdom and prosperity. If there is a man who offer the sound of bell, shall obtain a soft and harmonious voice, which is the voice of brahma.” — The Legend of Maha Buddha Stupa
From the book “Crystal Mirror 12” by author Elizabeth Cook states:
- Whoever offers prayers finds immediate fulfillment of his wishes for both himself and others.
- Whoever offers flowers to the Great Stupa obtains ease and contentment, prosperity and health.
- Whoever offers incense achieves pure action.
- Whoever offers lamps has the darkness of unknowing illuminated.
- Whoever offers perfume is freed from anxiety and suffering.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama states:
“It has long been the tradition that wherever the teachings of the Buddhas have been revered and practiced, communities of followers have built reliquary monuments known in Sanskrit as stupas and as chörtens in Tibetan.
And wherever they have been built, they have been regarded as sacred, for like religious images and scriptures, they represent aspects of enlightenment.”
The Sutra On The Merit of Bathing The Buddha states:
At that time, the World Honored One uttered these verses:
After my death
You will be able to honor my relics
Some will build stupas
Or images of the Tathágata.
At the place of the image or stupa,
One who anoints that spot of ground
With various incenses and flowers Scattering them over its surface
Uses pure, beautifully scented water
To pour onto the body of this image,
Offers it various flavorful drinks and foods,
Fully maintaining it with oblations,
Eulogizes the virtue of the Tathágata,
Which is endlessly difficult to conceive;
Through the wisdom of skillful means and the supernatural power of the Buddha
Such a one will quickly reach the other shore of Nirvana.
He will obtain the diamond body
Complete with the thirty-two marks of a great person
And the eighty minor signs of excellence.
Artist: Caitlin – Laxmi’s Dream
Song: Om Mani Padme Hum (track 5)
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