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LESSON 3346 Sun 7 Jun 2020 Free Online Analytical Insight Net for Discovery of Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness Universe (FOAINDMAOAU) For The Welfare, Happiness, Peace of All Sentient and Non-Sentient Beings and for them to Attain Eternal Peace as Final Goal. From KUSHINARA NIBBANA BHUMI PAGODA in 116 CLASSICAL LANGUAGES Through http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org At WHITE HOME 668, 5A main Road, 8th Cross, HAL III Stage, Prabuddha Bharat Puniya Bhumi Bengaluru Magadhi Karnataka State PRABUDDHA BHARAT DO GOOD PURIFY MIND AND ENVIRONMENT Words of the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness from Free Online step by step creation of Virtual tour in 3D Circle-Vision 360° for Kushinara Nibbana Bhumi Pagoda Countries and territories without any cases of COVID-19 1. Comoros,2. North Korea,3. Yemen,4. The Federated States of Micronesia,5. Kiribati,6. Solomon Islands,7. The Cook Islands,8. Micronesia,9. Tong,10. The Marshall Islands Palau,11. American Samoa,12. South Georgia,13. South Sandwich Islands,14.SaintHelena,Europe,15. Aland Islands,16.Svalbard,17. Jan Mayen Islands,18. Latin America,19.Africa,20.British Indian Ocean Territory,21.French Southern Territories,22.Lesotho,23.Oceania,24.Christmas Island,25. Cocos (Keeling) Islands,26. Heard Island,27. McDonald Islands,28. Niue,29. Norfolk Island,30. Pitcairn,31. Solomon Islands,32. Tokelau,33. United States Minor Outlying Islands,34. Wallis and Futuna Islands,35.Tajikistan, 36. Turkmenistan 37. Tuvalu, Vanuatu as they are following : Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta 1. Dasa raja dhamma, 2. kusala 3. Kuutadanta Sutta dana, 4. priyavacana, 5. artha cariya ,6. samanatmata, 7. Samyutta Nikayaaryaor, ariyasammutidev 8. Agganna Sutta,9. Majjima Nikaya,10. arya” or “ariy, 11.sammutideva,12. Digha Nikaya,13. Maha Sudassana,14. Dittadhammikatthasamvattanika-dhamma ,15. Canon Sutta ,16. Pali Canon and Suttapitaka ,17. Iddhipada ,18. Lokiyadhamma and Lokuttaradhamma,19. Brahmavihàra,20. Sangahavatthu ,21. Nathakaranadhamma ,22. Saraniyadhamma ,23. Adhipateyya Dithadhammikattha,24. dukkha,25. anicca,26. anatta,27. Samsara,28. Cakkamatti Sihananda Sutta,29.Chandagati,30.Dosagati, 31. Mohagati Bhayagati Yoniso manasikara BrahmavihàraSangahavatthu Nathakaranadhamma SaraniyadhammaAdhipateyya Dithadhammikatth Mara Law of Kamma Vasettha Sutta in Majjhima Nikaya Ambattha Sutta in Digha Nikaya Assamedha Sassamedha Naramedha Purisamedha Sammapasa Vajapeyya Niraggala Sila Samadhi Panna Samma-sankappa Sigalovada Sutta Brahmajala Sutta Digha Nikaya (Mahaparinibbana-sutta dhammamahamatras
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The Welfare, Happiness, Peace of All Sentient and Non-Sentient Beings and for them to Attain Eternal Peace as Final Goal.

From

KUSHINARA NIBBANA BHUMI PAGODA

in 116 CLASSICAL LANGUAGES

Through

http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org

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WHITE HOME

668, 5A main Road, 8th Cross, HAL III Stage,

Prabuddha Bharat Puniya Bhumi Bengaluru

Magadhi Karnataka State

PRABUDDHA BHARAT


DO GOOD PURIFY MIND AND ENVIRONMENT


Words of the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness

from


Free Online step by step creation of Virtual tour in 3D Circle-Vision 360° for Kushinara Nibbana Bhumi Pagoda


Countries and territories without any cases of COVID-19




1. Comoros,2. North Korea,3. Yemen,4.
The Federated States of Micronesia,5. Kiribati,6. Solomon Islands,7.
The Cook Islands,8. Micronesia,9. Tong,10. The Marshall Islands
Palau,11. American Samoa,12. South Georgia,13. South Sandwich
Islands,14.SaintHelena,Europe,
15. Aland Islands,16.Svalbard,17. Jan
Mayen Islands,18. Latin America,19.Africa,20.British Indian Ocean
Territory,21.French Southern
Territories,22.Lesotho,23.
Oceania,24.Christmas Island,25. Cocos
(Keeling) Islands,26. Heard Island,27. McDonald Islands,28. Niue,29.
Norfolk Island,30. Pitcairn,31. Solomon Islands,32. Tokelau,33. United States Minor Outlying Islands,34. Wallis and Futuna Islands,
35.Tajikistan,
36. Turkmenistan,37. Tuvalu,

38. Vanuatu



as they are following :

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta


1. Dasa raja dhamma, 2. kusala 3. Kuutadanta Sutta dana, 4. priyavacana,
5. artha cariya ,6. samanatmata, 7. Samyutta Nikayaaryaor,
ariyasammutidev 8. Agganna Sutta,9. Majjima Nikaya,10. arya” or “ariy,
11.sammutideva,12. Digha Nikaya,13. Maha Sudassana,14.
Dittadhammikatthasamvattanika-dhamma ,15. Canon Sutta ,16. Pali Canon and Suttapitaka ,17. Iddhipada ,18. Lokiyadhamma and Lokuttaradhamma,19. Brahmavihàra,20. Sangahavatthu ,21. Nathakaranadhamma ,22. Saraniyadhamma ,23. Adhipateyya Dithadhammikattha,24. dukkha,25. anicca,26. anatta,27. Samsara,28. Cakkamatti Sihananda Sutta,
29.Chandagati,30.Dosagati, 31. Mohagati,32.Bhayagati







33.Yoniso manasikara

BrahmavihàraSangahavatthu

Nathakaranadhamma

SaraniyadhammaAdhipateyya

Dithadhammikatth
Mara
Law of Kamma

Vasettha Sutta in Majjhima Nikaya


Ambattha Sutta in Digha Nikaya


Assamedha


Sassamedha


Naramedha


Purisamedha


Sammapasa


Vajapeyya


Niraggala


Sila


Samadhi        


Panna


Samma-sankappa


Sigalovada Sutta


Brahmajala Sutta


Digha Nikaya (Mahaparinibbana-sutta
dhammamahamatras

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Current World Population
Recovered:

3,361,447


The public doesn’t need to wear heavy-duty respirators.

STOP BUYING MASKS!

The
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may soon agree with
this assessment; the agency currently states that healthy people do not
need to wear face masks unless they are caring for someone who is ill
with the new COVID-19.

That
said, the public does not need to wear face masks most of the time,
said Dr. Otto Yang, a professor in the Department of Medicine and the
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at the
David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los
Angeles.

If
you’re out for a walk — in essence, going to a setting where you can be
at least 6 feet (1.8 meters) from other people, “then I think that not
having a mask is fine and that fits the CDC recommendations,” Yang said.
The
discussion about face masks has become a national conversation. Many
people in the public are buying face masks to protect themselves. But
health care experts have urged against hoarding, since these supplies
are desperately needed in hospitals. Even the U.S. surgeon general
tweeted “Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS!”

“The
CDC, it’s like they’re talking out of both sides of their mouth,” Yang
said. “One side of their mouth is telling the general public, ‘Hey, you
don’t need masks, forget about it.’ The other side is, ‘Health care
workers need to wear N95 respirators.’”

“Is that a double standard?” Yang said. “Are they valuing some people more than others?”

Droplets or aerosol

Some
of the confusion about “masks versus N95 respirators” exists because so
little is known about COVID-19. At first, it wasn’t clear if the virus
spread predominantly through large respiratory droplets (like influenza)
or also through a fine mist, called an aerosol, which can linger for
hours (like measles). This great unknown made it unclear whether a
heavy-duty mask, known as an N95 respirator, which blocks the smallest
virus particles, or a regular surgical mask, which only blocks larger
droplets, was better suited to protect against the virus.

At
first, the CDC advised health care workers to wear N95 respirators
because it wasn’t clear whether COVID-19 could spread through aerosol. A
March 17 study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) seemed to
justify the fear of airborne spread, showing that the new coronavirus
SARS-CoV-2 could survive in the air for up to 3 hours as an aerosol.

But
Yang doesn’t see it that way. The new study showed that the virus was
viable as an aerosol in a lab, but not in real life, he said. In the
study, the researchers “took extremely concentrated virus, much more
concentrated than a person makes, they used an artificial aerosol
machine [a nebulizer], which probably generates way more aerosol than a
normal person does,” Yang said. “So their conclusions were in this
system.”
Are viruses alive?

The
researchers of that study looked at SARS-CoV-1 (the original SARS from
the 2003 outbreak) and SARS-CoV-2 and found that both could be aerosols.
“But we already know that the original SARS virus was not transmitted
that way,” in the general public, so that makes their model “not very
believable,” Yang said.

In
other words, except in certain hospital situations such as a
bronchoscopy, which essentially creates a fine mist of virus, SARS-CoV-2
is likely spread mostly through droplets, like the flu, Yang said.
That’s supported by a Feb. 24 case report in the Canadian Medical
Association Journal, which found a man sick with COVID-19 on a flight
from China to Canada in January did not infect his fellow passengers,
even though he had a dry cough during the 15-hour flight. The man was
wearing a face mask, but because no one else on the plane got infected,
this case “supports droplet transmission, not airborne, as the likely
route of spread of the COVID-19,” the researchers of the case study
found.
However,
it’s still unclear whether the virus can spread through aerosol. For
example, after the Skagit Valley Chorale in Washington met for rehearsal
on March 6, 45 of its members were diagnosed or showed symptoms of
COVID-19, at least three were hospitalized and two were dead within
three weeks, according to the Los Angeles Times. Perhaps the choir
singers’ forceful breathing as they sang dispersed the viral particles,
Jamie Lloyd-Smith, an infectious disease researcher at the University of
California, Los Angeles and a co-researcher on the NEJM study, told the
Los Angeles Times.

“One could imagine that really trying to project your voice would also project more droplets and aerosols, Lloyd-Smith said.

N95 respirator or face mask?

Due
to the N95 respirator shortage, the CDC recently relaxed its
guidelines, saying that among health care workers, face masks were “an
acceptable alternative when the supply chain of respirators cannot meet
the demand,” except in situations when respiratory aerosols might be
produced, such as intubation or nebulizer treatments.

In
addition to the shortage, N95 respirators are challenging to put on.
Doctors receive annual training on how to mold the respirator around the
face. As a test, doctors put on a hood and have the artificial
sweetener saccharin sprayed in. “If you’re wearing the mask properly,
you don’t taste any saccharin,” Yang said. But most people do, he noted.


For
this reason, the N95 respirator isn’t recommended for the public, since
it requires training to put on properly. Moreover, the N95 respirator
is thick, so it’s hard to breathe through.

In
a nutshell, the public does not need N95 respirators; they likely will
not be in a situation where they’re exposed to aerosol of the virus, and
these masks are needed by health care workers who will, Yang said.

“There’s no reason for the general public to wear N95’s,” Yang said.

However,
even regular face masks are in short supply, prompting the CDC to
recommend the use of bandannas and scarves when necessary. There’s not a
lot of research on homemade masks, but a small 2013 study found that
masks made from cotton T-shirts were effective, though not as good as
surgical masks.

“The
surgical mask was three times more effective in blocking transmission
[of microorganisms] than the homemade mask,” the researchers of that
study found, who noted that homemade masks “should only be considered as
a last resort to prevent droplet transmission from infected
individuals.”

Tiny & nasty: Images of things that make us sick

For
people opting to use scarves and homemade masks, Yang recommended
washing them after every use, and to stop wearing them when damp from
breathing. Wearing eye protection, such as a face shield or goggles,
could also physically block the virus, said Yang and Dr. James Cherry, a
professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the David Geffen School
of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles
.
In
a 1987 study Cherry did with colleagues, health care workers who wore
face masks or goggles were less likely to get respiratory syncytial
virus (RSV) from hospitalized children than doctors who did not take
these measures.

However,
unlike Yang, Cherry agreed with the current CDC guidelines, and said
that except for certain exceptions, the public doesn’t need to wear face
masks, as did Dr. Jaimie Meyer, an infectious disease specialist at
Yale Medicine. That’s especially true given that the safest way to avoid
being exposed, or exposing others, is to simply stay home.
“The
current CDC guidance says the general public does not need to be
wearing surgical masks,” Meyer told Live Science. “The best protection
is to focus on social distancing, hand-washing, not touching their faces
and bleaching high touch surfaces.”7,788,971,247Current World
Population-Recovered form COVID-19: 3,168,921

Do not Panic &
don’t kill yourself with unecessary fear. This posting is to balance
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SO DO THE DAILY THINGS TO SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM , PROPER HYGIENE AND DO NOT LIVE  IN FEAR.

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Instead of avoiding it,
Learn to embrace it.
Without pain,
there is no growth”

All
are Happy, Well, and Secure having calm, quiet, alert, attentive that
is Wisdom and equanimity mind not reacting to good and bad thoughts 
with a clear understanding that everything is changing!

Murderer
of democratic institutions (Modi) collected crores of rupees through
unconstitutional secret trust only to the remotely controlling
Foreigners thrown out from Bene Israel chitpavan brahmins of RSS (Rowdy
Rakshasa Swayam Sevaks who also collect in the name of Guru Dhashana.


AWAKENED ABORIGINAL BLACKS & UNTOUCHABLES HAVE THEIR SAY BUT TRUMP & CHITPAVAN BRAHMINS HAVE THEIR WAY !

The
Executive, Supreme Court, Parliament, Media must see that the funds
collected by unconstitutional way are distributed to the needy suffering
by hunger, unemployment, under employment by COVID-19 -induced Curfew 
‘draconian’ which has ended up decimating  the economy and flattened the
GDP curve.


The exact
time 4am is best time in the Morning Offering water before Sunshine to visit the Pagoda while meditating throughout the Day..
Waking up early enough to having time to think about the purpose of 
life. When you thinking to be in meditation and that today to help all
sentient beings and non-sentient beings to be Happy, Well and Secure. To
have clam, quiet, alert, attentive i.e., wisdom and to have equanimity
mind i.e., not to react to evil and good thoughts and allowing them to
let go, even if it is just by being kind, compassionateand generous to those with whom who come in contact. Then rising and go
to Pagoda. Lighting a stick of incense and think; To the
Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness,Dhamma and Sangha,

I make this offering
Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness saranam gacchami
I go to the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness for refuge.
Dhammam saranam gacchami
I go to the Dhamma for refuge.
Sangham saranam gacchami
I go to the Sangha for refuge.
Dutiyampi Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness saranam gacchami
For a second time, I go to the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness for refuge.
Dutiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchami
For a second time, I go to the Dhamma for refuge.
Dutiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami
For a second time, I go to the Sangha for refuge.
Tatiyampi Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness saranam gacchami
For a third time, I go to the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness for refuge.
Tatiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchami
For a third time, I go to the Dhamma for refuge.
Tatiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami
For a third time, I go to the Sangha for refuge.
The Five Precepts:
1. Panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.
(I do not wish others to harm or destroy my life. So I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.)
2. Adinnadana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from taking that which is not given.
( I do not wish others taking my things. So I undertake the precept to refrain from taking that which is not given.)
3. Kamesu micchacara veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual misconduct.
(I do not wish others to indulge in sexual misconduct with Husband/wife.
So I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual misconduct.)
4. Musavada veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from incorrect speech.
( I do not wish others to speak incorrect speech. so I undertake the precept to refrain from incorrect speech.)
5. Suramerayamajja pamadatthana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to carelessness.
(I do not wish others to be
careless with me. So I undertake the precept to refrain from
intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to
carelessness.)
Then to continue by offering  to help all sentient beings and non-sentient beings to be Happy, Well and Secure.
To
have clam, quiet, alert, attentive i.e., wisdom and to have equanimity
mind i.e., not to react to evil and good thoughts and allowing them to
let go, even if it is just by being kind, compassionate and generous to
those with whom who come in contact.


Do Good! Purify Mind and Environment!
May All Sentient and Non-Sentient Beings in the Universe be Ever Happy, Well and Secure!
May All have Calm, Quiet, Alert, Attentive and Equanimity Mind with A Clear Understanding that Everything is Changing!

your
seven (or 1 or 2 . . .) water bowls, etc

Stand supports the white statue of the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness.
A simple start is a steel stand with three levels. This is the main
surface of the Pagoda, so you may want to put some effort into this.

Onto the Pagoda.




First need was an image of the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness.
You can have as many as you like. This will go on the topmost level of
the Pagoda. It is considered ‘bad etiquette’ to place the Matteyya Awakened One with Awareness lower than any other image in the same Pagoda.
In the place of an image of Buddha, a mantra written on a piece of
paper or similar is perfectly acceptable, and preferred in the Jōdo
Shinshū (Pure Land) tradition of Buddhism and in Nichiren Buddhism. Some
buddhist schools recommend certain standardized arrangements of images
for their lay members, in Japan often as triptychs with the main Buddha
surrounded by either bodhisattvas, dharma guardians or lineage masters.
This is not necessary, even after Japanese standards, and
Chinese-Taiwanese Buddhism is usually less standardized when it comes to
home shrines.

8 Place a small stūpa on the supporting surface of the shrine, if you wish. You can make a simple stūpa with a small pile of stones. There is no need to go out and buy a costly gold one; that defeats the purpose of Buddhism.

  • 9 It is traditional to change the offering water every morning, however, the old water should never go to waste.

    Use it to water a plant or something. A new cup or bowl should be used
    for this purpose: glass or crystal is preferable, because the clarity of
    the water represents clarity of the mind. Some Buddhist schools use two
    water bowls: ‘drinking’ water and ‘washing’ water. It is far from wrong
    to let flowers remain even after withering has begun: The flowers serve
    to remind you of impermanence.


  • 10 If you wish, you may offer incense at the shrine when you recite morning ceremony. Touch the tip to your forehead, then light it. See warning.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
Last updated: June 06, 2020, 23:58 GMT

Coronavirus Cases:

6,966,412




Deaths:

401,607


Recovered:

3,404,415



World Population
7,789,621,360
Current World Population
60,728,101
Births this year

88,105Births today

25,495,112Deaths this year

36,989Deaths today

35,232,989Net population growth this year

51,116Net population growth today


Government & Economics

$ 3,460,169,620Public Healthcare expenditure today
$ 2,366,849,039Public Education expenditure today
$ 1,076,856,155Public Military expenditure today
34,115,185Cars produced this year
65,322,367Bicycles produced this year
108,532,216Computers produced this year

Society & Media

1,161,273New book titles published this year
109,330,902Newspapers circulated today
153,263TV sets sold worldwide today
1,491,709Cellular phones sold today
$ 66,834,936Money spent on videogames today
4,581,502,408Internet users in the world today
60,162,446,571Emails sent today
1,582,899Blog posts written today
178,502,643Tweets sent today
1,652,640,643Google searches today

Environment

2,254,354Forest loss this year (hectares)
3,034,970Land lost to soil erosion this year (ha)
15,672,291,276CO2 emissions this year (tons)
5,201,828Desertification this year (hectares)
4,244,856 Toxic chemicals released
in the environment
this year (tons)

Food

843,556,034Undernourished people in the world
1,694,294,820Overweight people in the world
758,292,324Obese people in the world
7,033People who died of hunger today
$ 132,820,797Money spent for obesity related
diseases in the USA
today
$ 43,476,387Money spent on weight loss
programs in the USA
today

Water

1,889,404,721Water used this year (million L)
365,017Deaths caused by water related
diseases
this year
800,539,869People with no access to
a safe drinking water source

Energy


107,342,247Energy used today (MWh), of which:
91,375,782- from non-renewable sources (MWh)
16,164,806- from renewable sources (MWh)
672,611,852,674 Solar energy striking Earth today (MWh)
22,015,871Oil pumped today (barrels)
1,506,635,479,765Oil left (barrels)
15,712Days to the end of oil (~43 years)
1,095,498,424,025Natural Gas left (boe)

57,658Days to the end of natural gas

4,315,961,229,421Coal left (boe)

148,826Days to the end of coal


Health

5,626,998Communicable disease deaths this year

211,146Seasonal flu deaths this year
3,294,719Deaths of children under 5 this year
18,431,868Abortions this year
133,976Deaths of mothers during birth this year
41,847,443HIV/AIDS infected people
728,666Deaths caused by HIV/AIDS this year
3,559,937Deaths caused by cancer this year
425,169Deaths caused by malaria this year
3,481,165,387Cigarettes smoked today
2,166,859Deaths caused by smoking this year
1,084,113Deaths caused by alcohol this year
464,815Suicides this year
$ 173,403,396,753Money spent on illegal drugs this year
585,120Road traffic accident fatalities this year



Community Q&A

  • Question
    Which would best time in the Morning Offering water before Sunshine?
    Community Answer
    The exact time (i.e., 4am or
    6:30am) are not what’s important. One should wake up early enough to
    have time to think about the purpose of one’s life. When you wake up
    try to think that I have been in meditation and that your Lama (or the
    Dalai Lama or Amitabha, Tara or any Bodhidattva) is seated on a lotus on
    the crown of your head. Think that today I will pray to help all
    sentient beings even if it is just by being kind, compassionate and
    generous to those with whom I come in contact. Then rise and go to your
    shrine. You could light a stick of incense and think; To the Buddha,
    Dharma and Sangha, I make this offering. Then continue by offering your
    seven (or 1 or 2 . . .) water bowls, etc
  • Question
    The statue I got is holding an empty bowl. Is there anything that I am supposed to put in this bowl?
    Max Thunderman
    Community Answer
    It’s your choice whether you want to put anything in there or not, but usually it’s left clean/empty.
  • Question
    Can I use a picture of Buddha instead of a statue for the top of my shrine?
    Community Answer
    Yes, that is absolutely fine. If
    you’d like, you could write “BUDDHA” on a piece of crumpled-up loose
    leaf paper; you’d still be fine. It really does not matter what the
    shrine looks like, but rather what it is about for you.
  • Question
    Is it wrong to have shelves with books and items underneath my shrine?
    Community Answer
    No, that’s not wrong, but it might be a nice idea to try to focus the books and items on your pursuit of Dharma.
  • Question
    Must I always pray in the morning?
    Community Answer
    It depends on what kind of Buddhist you are, but a short “om mani padme hum” is traditional.
  • Question
    For how long should a food offering be left
    on the shrine at home? How should the food offering be discarded? Can
    anyone eat a food offering?
    Community Answer
    Leave it for a few hours. Do not
    let it go bad! Food can be offered to guests, animals, the hungry or
    just offered to Buddhahood and eaten. It is sinful to discard food.
    Anyone can eat the food. Before a meal you offer the food to the Buddha,
    then you eat it. The principle is the same for altars and everything
    else.
  • Question
    Can I use other flowers instead of a lotus?
    Community Answer
    Yes. Flowers symbolize the causes,
    while fruits symbolize the effects. They play a part in reminding
    practitioners of the truth of cause and effect, which most refer to as
    Karma.
  • Question
    Can I continue to present my offerings to the shrine and meditate regularly when I am having my menstrual period?
    Community Answer
    Yes, of course. Buddhism has no restrictions on this.
  • Question
    Can I use a picture of the buddha instead of a statue?
    Community Answer
    Yes, you can.
  • Question
    What do the three statues in front of Buddha represent?
    Community Answer
    They represent the past Buddha, present Buddha and the next Buddha.

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Tips


  • Yellow, white, orange, red, and blue are recommended colours of decoration.
  • Everything on the shrine also has a symbolic meaning. Flowers and fruit for example illustrate the law of karma.
  • What matters is sincerity, not the shrine itself. It would be
    better if you didn’t have a shrine and were very sincere in cultivating
    virtue than if you had a shrine and wasted time going through the
    formalities of making it look pretty.
  • Some Buddhists is to have cushions near their shrine to sit on
    while meditating. Decorated Indian cushion covers are favoured
    considerably. Some prefer a meditation stool or a tightly stuffed zafu.
  • The supporting surface of the shrine isn’t really something that you must put a lot of effort into.
  • You should set aside a symbolic day once a month or so to clean
    the shrine of dust, and perhaps once a year to clean it thoroughly. In
    East Asia the days before new moon is a widespread shrine cleaning time.
  • If you are unable to create levels, make sure any statues of
    Buddha are not directly on the floor because this can be thought
    disrespectful.[5]

Warnings





  • If you do intend on burning incense or candles, consider the flammability of the covering of the shrine.
  • Candles and incense should never be allowed to burn unattended. Consider electric candles or lamps.
  • Avoid cheap, low-quality incense. It is generally manufactured
    in Asia where safety standards are comparatively low and can contain
    unsafe chemicals.



Things You’ll Need


  • A Buddha or Bodhisattva image or statue.
  • A water bowl
  • Flowers/incense/fruit/electric candles.
  • A photograph or image of your own Buddhist teacher, if you have one.
  • A selection of small stones
  • 4

    If a suitable Matteyya Awakened One with Awareness image simply cannot be obtained, a picture of Matteyya Awakened One with Awareness’s relics, a stūpa , a Matteyya Awakened One with Awareness holy book, a bodhi leaf or picture of the Buddha’s footprints may be acceptable.


  • 5

    On the next level,  placed  an image of a Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness teacher considered to be a manifestation of Matteyya Awakened One with Awareness.)
    Two guardian images may be an idea to consider: Two dharmapalas reasons to choose.
    carefully).


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PART I


The Buddhist’s life standards can be summarized according to the Buddha’s words
as follows:


      
Organizing one’s life and social relationships so that they become a solid
foundation with the layman’s code of discipline [gihi-vinaya], as
follows:




Law 1: Refrain from fourteen kinds of evil.

 

     
A. Refraining from the four deeds that defile (kammakilesa):


  1. Killing, doing bodily harm or taking life (panatipata).

  2. Stealing, violating property rights (adinnadana).

  3. Committing sexual misconduct (kamesumicchacara).

  4. Speaking falsely, lying, deceiving (musavada).

     
B. Refraining from the four kinds of biased conduct (agati):

  1. Biased
    conduct on account of like (chandagati).
  2. Biased
    conduct on account of dislike (dosagati).
  3. Biased
    conduct on account of fear (bhayagati).
  4. Biased
    conduct on account of foolishness (mohagati).

     
C. Avoiding the six channels to ruin (apaya-mukha):

  1. Being
    addicted to drink and drugs.
  2. Always
    reveling in nightlife.
  3. Being
    bent on entertainment.
  4. Being
    addicted to gambling.

  5. Consorting with evil friends.
  6. Being
    chronically lazy.
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Law 2: Prepare resources for life on two fronts.

        
A. Choosing the people one associates with, in order to steer one’s life along a
path that is prosperous and constructive, by avoiding false friends and
associating only with true friends, as follows:



a) Being wise to the four kinds of false friends or enemies in the guise
of friends (mitta-patirupaka):



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1. The out-and-out robber,
who only takes from his friend, has four
features:
  1. He
    thinks only of getting.
  2. He
    gives little in the hope of getting much.
  3. Only
    when he is in danger does he help his friend out.
  4. He
    associates with his friend only for his own profit.


2. The smooth talker
has four features:

  1. He
    talks only of what is done and gone.
  2. He
    talks only of what has not yet come.
  3. He
    offers help that is ineffectual.
  4. When
    his friend needs a hand, he makes excuses.


3. The flatterer
has four features:

  1. He
    consents to [his friend’s] doing wrong.
  2. He
    consents to his doing right.
  3. He
    sings his praises to his face.
  4. He
    runs him down behind his back.


4. The leader to ruin
has four features:

  1. He
    is a companion in drinking.
  2. He
    is a companion in nightlife.
  3. He
    is a companion in frequenting shows and fairs.
  4. He
    is a companion in gambling.



b) Knowing of the four kinds of true friends or friends at heart
(suhada-mitta):




1. The helping friend
has four features:

  1. When his friend is off guard, he guards him.
  2. When
    his friend is off guard, he guards his property.
  3. In
    times of danger, he can be a refuge.
  4. In
    times of need, he gives more than asked for.


2. The friend through thick and thin
has four features:  

  1. He
    confides in his friend.
  2. He
    keeps his friend’s secrets.
  3. He
    does not desert his friend in times of danger.
  4. He
    will give even his life for his friend’s sake.


3. The good counselor
has four features:

  1. He
    restrains his friend from doing evil or harm.
  2. He
    encourages him in goodness.
  3. He
    makes known to his friend what he has not heard before.
  4. He
    points out the way to prosperity and happiness.


4. The loving friend
has four features:  

  1. When
    his friend is unhappy, he commiserates.
  2. When
    his friend is happy, he is happy for him.
  3. When
    others criticize his friend, he comes to his defense.
  4. When
    others praise his friend, he joins in their praise.
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B. Allocating one’s wealth by being diligent in earning and saving
righteously so that wealth increases, as bees make their hive or  termites
make their mound, and by planning expenditure as follows:

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One portion to be used for supporting oneself, one’s family and
dependents, and for doing good works.
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Two portions to be used for investment.
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Another portion to be put aside for future needs.


 Law 3: Maintain one’s relations toward the six directions.

       
A. Making reverence in the directions around one by performing the duties toward
the people related to one   in due accordance to  their six
positions:


First
direction:

as a son or daughter, one should honor one’s parents, who are compared to
the “forward direction,” in the following ways:



  1. Having
    been raised by them, one looks after them in return.
  2. One
    helps them in their business and work.
  3. One
    continues the family line.
  4. One
    conducts oneself as is proper for an heir.
  5. After
    their death, one makes offerings, dedicating the merit to them.



Parents help their children by:




  1. Cautioning and protecting them from evil.

  2. Nurturing and training them in goodness.

  3. Providing an education.
  4. Seeing
    to it that they obtain suitable spouses.

  5. Bequeathing the inheritance to them at the proper time.


Second
direction:

as a student, one should show respect to one’s teacher, as the “right
direction,” as follows:



  1. One
    rises to greet the teacher and shows respect to him.
  2. One
    approaches the teacher to attend him, serve him, to consult, query and
    receive advice from him, etc.
  3. One
    hearkens well so as to gain understanding.
  4. One
    serves the teacher and runs errands for him.
  5. One
    learns the subject respectfully and earnestly, giving the task of
    learning its due importance.


A
teacher supports his students by:



  1. Teaching
    and training them to be good.
  2. Guiding
    them to thorough understanding.
  3. Teaching
    the subject in full.

  4. Encouraging and praising his student’s goodness and abilities.

  5. Providing a protection for all directions; that is, teaching and
    training them so that they can actually use their learning to make a
    living and know how to conduct themselves well, having a guarantee for
    smoothly leading a good life and attaining happiness and prosperity.


Third
direction:

as a husband, one should honor and support one’s wife, compared to the
“rearward direction,” as follows:



  1. One
    honors her in accordance with her status as wife.
  2. One does
    not disparage her.
  3. One does
    not commit adultery.
  4. One
    gives her control of household concerns.
  5. One
    gives her occasional gifts of ornaments and clothing.


A
wife supports her husband by:



  1. Keeping
    the household tidy.
  2. Helping
    the relations and friends of both sides.
  3. Not
    committing adultery.

  4. Safeguarding any wealth that has been acquired.
  5. Being
    diligent in all her work.

Fourth
direction:
as a friend, one should conduct oneself toward one’s friends,
as the “left direction,” as follows:



  1. One
    shares with them.
  2. One
    speaks kindly to them.
  3. One
    helps them.
  4. One is
    constant through their ups and downs.
  5. One is
    faithful and sincere.



Friends reciprocate by:




  1. Protecting their friend when he is off guard.

  2. Protecting their friend’s property when he is off guard.
  3. Being a
    refuge in times of danger.
  4. Not
    deserting their friend in times of need.

  5. Respecting their friend’s family and relations.


Fifth
direction:

as an employer, one should support one’s servants and employees, as the
“lower direction,” as follows:



  1. One
    assigns them work in accordance with their strength, sex, age, and
    abilities.
  2. One pays
    them wages commensurate with their work and adequate for their
    livelihood.
  3. One
    grants them fringe benefits by, for example, providing medical care in
    times of sickness.
  4. One
    shares with them a portion of any special profits that may accrue.
  5. One
    gives them appropriate holidays and time to rest.



A servant or employee helps his employer by:

  1. Starting work before him.

  2. Stopping work after him.

  3. Taking only what is given by his employer.

  4. Doing his job well and seeking ways to improve on it.

  5. Spreading a good reputation about his employer and his business.


Sixth direction:

as a Buddhist, one should show respect to the monks, as the “upper
direction,” as follows:

  1. One
    acts toward them with goodwill.
  2. One
    speaks to them with goodwill.
  3. One
    thinks of them with goodwill.
  4. One
    receives them willingly.
  5. One
    supports them with the four requisites [almsfood, robes, shelter and
    medicine].



Monks help lay people by:




  1. Enjoining them from evil actions.

  2. Encouraging them in goodness.

  3. Assisting them with kind intentions.
  4. Making
    known to them things not heard before.

  5. Explaining and clarifying those things they have already heard.
  6. Pointing
    out the way to heaven, teaching them the way to happiness and
    prosperity.

B.
Helping all people by joining in constructively creating social harmony and
unity according to the four principles for helpful    
integration (sangaha-vatthu), which are:




  1. Dana:
    giving, sharing (helping through money and material goods).

  2. Piyavaca
    : amicable speech (helping through words).

  3. Atthacariya
    : helpful action (helping through physical effort).

  4. Samanattata
    : participation (helping through participation in
    constructive action and problem solving).

 


 

Conducting
one’s life so as to attain the three levels of attha, the benefits that are
the objectives of life:


  • First level: the temporal objective or present benefit (ditthadham-mikattha):

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a)
Having good health, a strong body, freedom from disease, pleasant
appearance and longevity.
b) Having work and income, honest livelihood,
and economic self-reliance.
c) Having good status, being of good standing
in the community.
d) Having a happy family, making one’s family
worthy of respect.

All of
the above should be righteously obtained and used or treated so as to
produce rightful benefit and happiness both for oneself and for others.



  • Second
    level: the spiritual objective or further benefit (samparayikattha):

a)
Warmth, deep appreciation and happiness through faith; having an ideal.
b) Pride in having a clean life, in having done only
virtuous deeds.

c) Gratification in a worthwhile life, in having made
sacrifices and done good.
d) Courage and confidence in having wisdom to deal
with problems and guide one’s life.
e) Security and freedom from worry in having done good
as a guarantee for the future life.



  • Third
    level: the highest objective or greatest benefit (paramattha):

a)
Not wavering in face of vicissitudes and changes.
b) Not being despondent or distressed because of
attachments.

c) Being secure, calm, clear, cheerful and buoyant at
all times.

d) Living and acting with wisdom, which looks at
causes and conditions.



One who
is able to attain from the second level of benefit upwards is known as a
wise man (pandita).






These
three levels of objectives or benefits can be attained on three fronts:

First
fron
t: the objective for
oneself
or one’s own benefit (attattha); i.e., the three
levels of benefits explained above, which one should establish for oneself
or develop one’s life toward.



Second front
: the objective for
others
, or other people’s benefit (parattha); the
three levels of benefits explained above, which one should help other
people successively achieve by inducing and encouraging them to develop
their lives.
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Third front: the mutual objective
or benefit to both parties (ubhayattha); the collective
benefit, happiness and virtue of the community or society, including
environmental conditions and factors, which we should help create and
conserve in order to help both ourselves and others advance to the three
levels of objectives mentioned above.

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33.Yoniso manasikara

Appropriate Attention and Inappropriate Attention - Yoniso Manasikara, Ayoniso Manasikara
Master Pháp Lưu - Original Teachings of The Buddha
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This video presents a reading of an English transcript of a teaching in Vietnamese made by Master Pháp Lưu on Appropriate Attention and Inappropriate Attention. You can find the original teaching in Vietnamese here:
Here is the English transcript:
Note: the links above are meant to be a reference as to what autosuggestion is. Remember, appropriate attention means to use autosuggestion *appropriately*. In the context of the Buddhist path, autosuggestion should only be used to get rid of the five hindrances. It should not be used for personal gain or for feeding into our greed or hatred.
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One of the most essential terms used by the Buddha in reference to developing wisdom and pointing out the path to Nibbana is the Pali verb “manasi karoti” especially in the phrase yoniso manasi karoti.
It is so essential to the attainment of Nibbana that the Buddha time and again points out that if we practice manasi karoti in a certain manner, which he calls yoniso, that we will then progress and develop insight to see for ourselves what he himself experienced in that particular night, 536 B.C. now commonly known as “the Awakening”, the Buddha’s bodhi:
The riddle:
‘‘Cakkhuṃ, bhikkhave, yoniso manasi karotha; cakkhāniccatañca yathābhūtaṃ samanupassatha. Cakkhuṃ, bhikkhave, bhikkhu yoniso manasikaronto, cakkhāniccatañca yathābhūtaṃ samanupassanto cakkhusmimpi nibbindati. Nandikkhayā rāgakkhayo; rāgakkhayā nandikkhayo. Nandirāgakkhayā cittaṃ suvimuttanti vuccati.
Practice yoniso manasi karotha towards eye-sight, o monks; See the impermanence of eye-sight as it manifests. When a monk, o monks, practices yoniso manasikara he sees the impermanence of eye-sight as it manifests, he will not find anything (fascinating) with regard to eye-sight. From the removal of delight comes the removal of fascination. From the removal of fascination comes the removal of delight. ‘When delight (nandi) and fascination/desire (rāga) are removed the mind is fully detached’ – thus I say.
SN Salayatanasamyutta, Ajjhattaaniccanandikkhayasuttaṃ. (Solution to this ‘riddle’ at the end of this article)
Now, what is manasi karoti in English? What does it mean? I would like to invite you to a little journey trying to “unlock” the meaning of this term and find out what implications this may have on our process of insight meditation as reflected in the earliest forms of Buddhist meditation.
Let’s start with the first part, i.e. manas. Manas is an old Vedic word meaning “mind” (it is actually linguistially related to our “mind”) and is used very much in the same colloquial sense as the English “mind”. Manasi is the locative case of manas and therefore indicates that we would have to translate it literally as “in the mind”.
Now, as any Indo-European language Pāli too makes use of a simple trick to express (new) meaning by using existing words. One such “trick” is grammatically known as “compound verbs” [link]. Here is a definition from Wikipedia:
N+V compounds: A compound with Noun+verb, converting the noun into a verbal structure; the arguments and the semantics are determined by the N and the tense markers / inflections are carried by the V. This would include English stretched verb examples like take a walk or commit suicide… The N+V compound appears in almost all languages, especially … as “do”, “make” etc., …
Compound verbs are very common in Indo-Aryan languages, such as Hindi-Urdu and Panjabi, where as many as 20% of the verb forms in running text may be compounds.
For example, Hindi निकल गया nikal gayā, lit. “exit went”, means ‘went out’, while निकल पड़ा nikal paRā, lit. “exit fell”, means ‘departed‘ or ‘was blurted out‘.
As you will see, in this particular instance the Buddha uses a very similar Pali construction himself. The second part of manasi karoti is the verb “karoti“, very frequent in Pāli as it simply means “to do, to make”.
Now, if we were to translate “manasi karoti” too literal (“to make into the mind”) that would not make much sense. If you understand that this construction is simply a compound verb, as explained above, however, the meaning becomes quite clear and we do not have to translate it too free or vague either. In fact we can now go about translating this compound verb pretty straightforward. It just says: “keep in mind”. Yes, that simple. Here the literal “to do, to make” in the form of karoti is simply used to establish a compounded meaning. Therefore to literally “make in the mind” becomes “to keep in mind“. This, obviously, makes sense. Okay, now let’s see if that translation survives our test of applying it to various contexts:
Let’s take a very obvious one first. As you know might know, very often when the Buddha started one of his sermons he would address the monks and the monks would return his address saying “Venerable Sir!” Then the Buddha would continue saying:
Tatra kho bhagavā bhikkhū āmantesi – ‘‘bhikkhavo’’ti. ‘‘Bhadante’’ti te bhikkhū bhagavato paccassosuṃ. Bhagavā etadavoca – ‘‘sabbadhammamūlapariyāyaṃ vo, bhikkhave, desessāmi. Taṃ suṇātha, sādhukaṃ manasi karotha, bhāsissāmī’’ti. ‘‘Evaṃ, bhante’’ti kho te bhikkhū bhagavato paccassosuṃ. Bhagavā etadavoca –
…I will teach you. Listen to that, keep in mind well (sādhukaṃ manasi karotha), I will talk.
Majjhima Nikaya, 1. Sutta, many others, very freq.
So here you can see how it is used. Very straight forward, very simple to understand. But wait! This still can give us a headache. Because here in this moment, you could tend to interpret the connotation of “keep well in mind” to imply a form of learning by heart, couldn’t you? Yes, but as you will see in a moment, that that idea (which is usually expressed by another Pali term called pariyāpuṇāti or uggaheti) is not meant here, when the Buddha wants his monks to “keep it well in mind”.
Let’s have a look at the second example, slowly coming closer to the meditative implications this particular expression carries and you will quickly undertand why a correct understanding of this term can make many a Buddhist (Pali) text suddenly more profound than you would have expected.
In a remote corner of the Pali canon ( 🙂 ) we find this passage:
Idh’āvuso, bhikkhunā kammaṃ kātabbaṃ hoti. Tassa evaṃ hoti – ‘kammaṃ kho me kātabbaṃ bhavissati, kammaṃ kho pana me karontena na sukaraṃ buddhānaṃ sāsanaṃ manasi kātuṃ, hand’āhaṃ vīriyaṃ ārabhāmi appattassa pattiyā anadhigatassa adhigamāya, asacchikatassa sacchikiriyāyā’ti!
Here, o friend, the Bhikkhu has some duty to attend to (kammaṃ kātabbaṃ – work to do). So this occurs to him: “I will do some work. While doing a work it is not easy (sukaraṃ) to keep the Buddhas’ teaching in mind (pay attention to it). What if I were to arouse my energies to attain to what I have not attained to yet, to achieve what I have not yet achieved, to realize what I yet have not realized!”.
from the DighaNikāya, Saṅgītisutta.
Now, as you can see, he does not mean in this case that it is difficult to learn the Buddhas teaching. This very comprehensible passage gives us a great leverage in grasping the connotation of meaning when we hear the Buddha talk about “manasi karoti” – to keep in mind, summarizing all said before, in the Buddha’s sense, means the following:
to keep ones attention fixed on it, to keep it present in mind, to focus on it, to not let it slip, to pay attention to it
Yes, of course that is ([a form of] concentration) meditation!
In a certain sense this may not be such new news to some, but IMHO it is very illuminating to see what the Buddha asked his monks to do before getting ready to talk about the Dhamma. Long suspected by many, listening to a sermon of the Buddha was unlike attending a public talk at a political convention. It did not resemble a modern day audience which just gets “hooked” and “carried away” on words/thoughts. The purpose was not alone to merely listen or memorize: At least some Dhamma talks, especially in a monastic environment were more like training sesssions. Rather than simply creating a substitute for craving (sounds) or thoughts we here see the Buddha trying to encourage his monks to turn the activity of listening to him into a meditation session: to turn their attention to the content of his teachings and put them right away into a mode of practice of applying his very words – yes, almost like what we would call a “guided meditation”. Now, this also puts the repetitions into an entirely different light, doesn’t it 🙂
Once we understand that the term manasi karoti or “manasikāra” (which is its form when used as a noun) means keeping attentively in mind, observing, focusing on, to bring to mind (and keep it there), “(ver)gegenwaertigen” (German), “se représenter qc., attirer l’attention” (French) then such passages as the following appear in a much more pragmatic light:
‘‘Katamā cāvuso, samādhibhāvanā bhāvitā bahulīkatā ñāṇadassanapaṭilābhāya saṃvattati? Idhāvuso, bhikkhu ālokasaññaṃ manasi karoti, divāsaññaṃ adhiṭṭhāti yathā divā tathā rattiṃ, yathā rattiṃ tathā divā. Iti vivaṭena cetasā apariyonaddhena sappabhāsaṃ cittaṃ bhāveti. Ayaṃ, āvuso samādhibhāvanā bhāvitā bahulīkatā ñāṇadassanapaṭilābhāya saṃvattati. (DN, Saṅgītisuttaṃ)
araññasaññaṃ paṭicca manasi karoti ekattaṃ. (MN, Cūḷasuññatasuttaṃ)
‘‘Accharāsaṅghātamattampi ce, bhikkhave, bhikkhu mettācittaṃ manasi karoti; ayaṃ vuccati, bhikkhave – ‘bhikkhu arittajjhāno viharati satthusāsanakaro ovādapatikaro amoghaṃ raṭṭhapiṇḍaṃ bhuñjati’. Ko pana vādo ye naṃ bahulīkarontī’’ti! (AN, I.)
‘‘Idha pana, bhikkhave, bhikkhu aññataraṃ santaṃ cetovimuttiṃ upasampajja viharati. So avijjāppabhedaṃ manasi karoti. Tassa avijjāppabhedaṃ manasi karoto avijjāppabhede cittaṃ pakkhandati pasīdati santiṭṭhati adhimuccati. Tassa kho evaṃ, bhikkhave, bhikkhuno avijjāppabhedo pāṭikaṅkho. (AN, 3.Jambālīsuttaṃ)
dūrepi saddānaṃ saddanimittaṃ manasi karoti, santikepi saddānaṃ saddanimittaṃ manasi karoti, (Patisambhidhamagga)
Tattha yaṃ sasatthārammaṇaṃ cittaṃ pavattaṃ ayaṃ buddhānussati. Yampi bhagavato guṇe manasi karoti, ayamassa dhammānussati. (Petakopadesa, just beautiful. You need to read that full passage.)
Vedanāsu vedanāññatarāhaṃ, bhikkhave, evaṃ vadāmi yadidaṃ – assāsapassāsānaṃ sādhukaṃ manasikāraṃ. (SN, Vedanāsamyutta)
Manasikārasamudayā dhammānaṃ samudayo; manasikāranirodhā dhammānaṃ atthaṅgamo’’ti. (SN, Mahavagga, Samudayasuttaṃ) – a very good quote to understand the idea of nirodha vs. samudaya.)
‘‘Kāmarāgaṭṭhāniyānaṃ, bhikkhave, dhammānaṃ manasikārabahulīkārā anuppanno ceva kāmacchando uppajjati, uppanno ca kāmacchando bhiyyobhāvāya vepullāya saṃvattati. (SN, Mahavagga as well, Ṭhāniyasuttaṃ)
That was probably convincing enough. But, we are not done yet. On purpose we were looking only at places were the manasikāra appears without the “yoniso“, and adverb which the Buddha especially employed whenever he wanted to stress the insight-meditation character of using “attention” or “bringing it to mind”, manasikāra.
So, what does yoniso mean? It is an adverb (yoni + so) from the noun yoni, which literally means womb.
It’s basic meaning can be derived by reading a simple and straightfoward passage once again:
Idha, bhikkhave, bhikkhu paṭisaṅkhā yoniso cīvaraṃ paṭisevati – ‘yāvadeva sītassa paṭighātāya, uṇhassa paṭighātāya, ḍaṃsamakasavātātapasarīṃsapa- samphassānaṃ paṭighātāya, yāvadeva hirikopīnappaṭicchādanatthaṃ’.
In this Teaching, monks, a thoroughly reflecting monk, uses a robe simply for warding of the cold, for warding off the heat, for warding of the touch of gadfly, mosquito, wind and sun, creeping things, simply for the sake of covering his nakedness.”
As you can see, here the yoniso just means “thoroughly”. In the sense that you try to be comprehensive and thorough with your reflection. Let’s quote a few more individual instances before we see how the Buddha uses these two words in explaining insight meditation:
Tatrapi sudaṃ soṇadaṇḍo brāhmaṇo etadeva bahulamanuvitakkento nisinno hoti – ‘‘ahañceva kho pana samaṇaṃ gotamaṃ pañhaṃ puccheyyaṃ; tatra ce maṃ samaṇo gotamo evaṃ vadeyya – ‘na kho esa, brāhmaṇa, pañho evaṃ pucchitabbo, evaṃ nāmesa, brāhmaṇa, pañho pucchitabbo’ti, tena maṃ ayaṃ parisā paribhaveyya – ‘bālo soṇadaṇḍo brāhmaṇo abyatto, nāsakkhi samaṇaṃ gotamaṃ yoniso pañhaṃ pucchitun‘ti. Mamañceva kho pana samaṇo gotamo pañhaṃ puccheyya, tassa cāhaṃ pañhassa veyyākaraṇena cittaṃ na ārādheyyaṃ; tatra ce maṃ samaṇo gotamo evaṃ vadeyya – ‘na kho esa, brāhmaṇa, pañho evaṃ byākātabbo, evaṃ nāmesa, brāhmaṇa, pañho byākātabbo’ti, tena maṃ ayaṃ parisā paribhaveyya – ‘bālo soṇadaṇḍo brāhmaṇo abyatto, nāsakkhi samaṇassa gotamassa pañhassa veyyākaraṇena cittaṃ ārādhetun’ti. (DN, Soṇadaṇḍasutta)
Now the following hesitation arose in Sonadanda’s mind as he passed through the wood: ‘Were I to ask the Samana Gotama a question, if he were to say: “The question ought not to be asked so, thus ought the question to be framed;” the company might thereupon speak of me with disrespect, saying: “Foolish is this Sonadanda the Brahman, and inexpert. He is not even able to ask a question rightly.” But if they did so my reputation would decrease; and with my reputation my incomings would grow less, for what we have to enjoy, that depends on our reputation. But if the Samana Gotama were to put a question to me, I might not be able to gain his approval{1} by my explanation of the problem. And if they were then to say to me: “The question ought not to be answered so; thus ought the problem to be explained;” the company might thereupon speak of me with disrespect, saying: “Foolish is this Sonadanda the Brahman, and inexpert. He is not even able to satisfy the Samana Gotama by his explanation of the problem put.”
Saṃvego ca saṃvejanīyesu ṭhānesu saṃviggassa ca yoniso padhānaṃ. (DN, Saṅgītisutta)
Urgency and the proper fight of the one filled with urgency regarding occasions which cause urgency.
Ṭhānañca kho etaṃ vijjati yaṃ bhagavā evaṃ byākareyya – āsañcepi karitvā ayoniso brahmacariyaṃ caranti, abhabbā phalassa adhigamāya; anāsañcepi karitvā ayoniso brahmacariyaṃ caranti, abhabbā phalassa adhigamāya; ..Āsañcepi karitvā yoniso brahmacariyaṃ caranti, bhabbā phalassa adhigamāya; anāsañcepi karitvā yoniso brahmacariyaṃ caranti, bhabbā phalassa adhigamāya;…Taṃ kissa hetu? Ayoni hesā, bhūmija, phalassa adhigamāya. ‘‘Seyyathāpi, bhūmija, puriso telatthiko telagavesī telapariyesanaṃ caramāno vālikaṃ doṇiyā ākiritvā udakena paripphosakaṃ paripphosakaṃ pīḷeyya. Āsañcepi karitvā vālikaṃ doṇiyā ākiritvā udakena paripphosakaṃ paripphosakaṃ pīḷeyya, abhabbo telassa adhigamāya; anāsañcepi karitvā vālikaṃ doṇiyā ākiritvā udakena paripphosakaṃ paripphosakaṃ pīḷeyya, abhabbo telassa adhigamāya; āsañca anāsañcepi karitvā vālikaṃ doṇiyā ākiritvā udakena paripphosakaṃ paripphosakaṃ pīḷeyya, abhabbo telassa adhigamāya; nevāsaṃ nānāsañcepi karitvā vālikaṃ doṇiyā ākiritvā udakena paripphosakaṃ paripphosakaṃ pīḷeyya, abhabbo telassa adhigamāya. Taṃ kissa hetu? Ayoni h’esā, bhūmija, telassa adhigamāya. (MN Suññatavaggo, Bhūmijasutta)
Bhumija, whoever recluses and brahmins with wrong, view, thoughts, speech, actions, livelihood, endeavour, mindfulness and concentration were to lead the holy life with attachment, it is not possible to attain some distinction. Were to lead the holy life without attachment, it is not possible to attain some distinction. Were to lead the holy life with and without attachment, it is not possible to attain some distinction. Were to lead the holy life neither with nor without attachment it is not possible to attain some distinction. What is the reason? Because it is not the right method to attain a result.
Bhumija, it is like a man in search of oil, was to put some sand in a trough and while sprinkling it with water was to press it for oil. Even if he was to press it with attachment, without attachment, with and without attachment, neither with nor without attachment, he would not obtain oil. What is the reason? Bhåmija it is not the right method to obtain oil.
dhammadīpānaṃ dhammasaraṇānaṃ anaññasaraṇānaṃ yoni upaparikkhitabbā. (SN, Khandhasamyutta, 5.1)
Monks, the monk who abides becoming a light and refuge to his self, not searching another refuge, considering the Teaching as his light and refuge, not searching another Teaching, should investigate wisely. (This itself is from such a beautiful Sutta: [link])
‘‘Tīhi, bhikkhave, dhammehi samannāgato bhikkhu diṭṭheva dhamme sukhasomanassabahulo viharati, yoni cassa āraddhā hoti āsavānaṃ khayāya. Katamehi tīhi? Indriyesu guttadvāro hoti, bhojane mattaññū, jāgariyaṃ anuyutto.
With three, o monks, things equipped, a monk will often dwell happy and at peace here and now and his effort to eradicate the influxes will be properly/thoroughly aroused: With which three things? He is guarding the doors of his senses, he keeps restraint regarding food and he stays awake a lot.
‘‘Sādhu sādhu, hatthaka! Yoni kho tyāyaṃ, hatthaka, mahatiṃ parisaṃ saṅgahetuṃ. (AN, 8. Hatthakasutta)
“Hatthaka, it is good! You have wisely got together this huge gathering”
All of the above show, that yoniso has actually not really that much to do with thoroughly, even if we might embrace such a meaning just looking from an etymological standpoint. But that does not help us much, as we have to see the contextual meaning in which the word was used during the life time of the Buddha. The above situations show quite clearly that the contemporary idea of ayoni(so) or yoni(so) was one of “right/smart/correct/proper(ly)” vs. “false, wrong, stupid, improper(ly)“.
Now let’s look at some passages where both appear together:
Asubhanimittaṃ, bhikkhave, yoniso manasi karoto anuppanno ceva kāmacchando nuppajjati uppanno ca kāmacchando pahīyatī’’ti.
An ugly object, o monks, properly keeping (it) in mind, the un-arisen sensual desire will not arise and the arisen sensual desire will disappear.
Mettaṃ, bhikkhave, cetovimuttiṃ yoniso manasi karoto anuppanno ceva byāpādo nuppajjati uppanno ca byāpādo pahīyatī’’ti.
avikkhittacitto dhammaṃ suṇāti, ekaggacitto yoniso ca manasi karoti.
Therefore, if we combine our two pieces of information we get quite a rich new meaning. Especially when we apply it back to those passages where yoniso manasikāra is mentioned. Now, we hear the Buddha talk about the “correct application of attention”. It is all about keeping the right or correct things in mind. We see how this meaning is applied in many instructions clearly dealing with instructions for meditation. This is no different in the passage we quoted at the beginning of this post.
Rather than focusing on thoughts which lead to nowhere, the Buddha encourages us to attend to those thoughts itself so that we see how they really have sprung into existance (yathābhūta ñāṇadassana – which is althogether another story for another day 🙂
Finally, the riddle’s solution:
‘‘Cakkhuṃ, bhikkhave, yoniso manasi karotha; cakkhāniccatañca yathābhūtaṃ samanupassatha. Cakkhuṃ, bhikkhave, bhikkhu yoniso manasikaronto, cakkhāniccatañca yathābhūtaṃ samanupassanto cakkhusmimpi nibbindati. Nandikkhayā rāgakkhayo; rāgakkhayā nandikkhayo. Nandirāgakkhayā cittaṃ suvimuttanti vuccati.
Properly keep the eye-sight in mind, o monks; See the impermanence of the eye-sight as it manifests. When a monk, o monks, sees the impermanence of eye-sight as it manifests properly keeping it in mind, he will not find anything (fascinating) with regard to the eye-sight. From the eradication of delight comes the eradication of fascination. From the destruction of fascination comes the destruction of delight. ‘When delight (nandi) and fascination/desire (rāga) are destroyed the mind is fully liberated’ – thus I say.
So, give it a try. Right here, right now. Move your attention from the content of these lines towards the process of seeing itself. Try too keep that in your mind, holding your observation right there. See how the seeing disappears, replaced by moments of thoughts, replaced by moments of hearing…Keep doing this as often as you can for as long as you can (nibbidabahulo) and you are on the right track to Awakening!
Thank you for your attention 🙂

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(yoniso) manasi karotha
One
of the most essential terms used by the Buddha in reference to
developing wisdom and pointing out the path to Nibbana is the Pali verb
“manasi karoti” especially in the phrase yonis…




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Countries and territories without any cases of COVID-19




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The Federated States of Micronesia,5. Kiribati,6. Solomon Islands,7.
The Cook Islands,8. Micronesia,9. Tong,10. The Marshall Islands
Palau,11. American Samoa,12. South Georgia,13. South Sandwich
Islands,14.SaintHelena,Europe,15. Aland Islands,16.Svalbard,17. Jan
Mayen Islands,18. Latin America,19.Africa,20.British Indian Ocean
Territory,21.French Southern
Territories,22.Lesotho,23.Oceania,24.Christmas Island,25. Cocos
(Keeling) Islands,26. Heard Island,27. McDonald Islands,28. Niue,29.
Norfolk Island,30. Pitcairn,31. Solomon Islands,32. Tokelau,33. United
States Minor Outlying Islands,34. Wallis and Futuna Islands,
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  • Tuvalu,
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Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta


1. Dasa raja dhamma, 2. kusala 3. Kuutadanta Sutta dana, 4. priyavacana,
5. artha cariya ,6. samanatmata, 7. Samyutta Nikayaaryaor,
ariyasammutidev 8. Agganna Sutta,9. Majjima Nikaya,10. arya” or “ariy,
11.sammutideva,12. Digha Nikaya,13. Maha Sudassana,14.
Dittadhammikatthasamvattanika-dhamma ,15. Canon Sutta ,16. Pali Canon and Suttapitaka ,17. Iddhipada ,18. Lokiyadhamma and Lokuttaradhamma,19. Brahmavihàra,20. Sangahavatthu ,21. Nathakaranadhamma ,22. Saraniyadhamma ,23. Adhipateyya Dithadhammikattha,24. dukkha,25. anicca,26. anatta,27. Samsara,28. Cakkamatti Sihananda Sutta,
29.Chandagati,30.Dosagati


Mohagati

Bhayagati

Yoniso manasikara

BrahmavihàraSangahavatthu

Nathakaranadhamma

SaraniyadhammaAdhipateyya

Dithadhammikatth
Mara
Law of Kamma

Vasettha Sutta in Majjhima Nikaya


Ambattha Sutta in Digha Nikaya


Assamedha


Sassamedha


Naramedha


Purisamedha


Sammapasa


Vajapeyya


Niraggala


Sila


Samadhi        


Panna


Samma-sankappa


Sigalovada Sutta


Brahmajala Sutta


Digha Nikaya (Mahaparinibbana-sutta
dhammamahamatras

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The public doesn’t need to wear heavy-duty respirators.

STOP BUYING MASKS!

The
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may soon agree with
this assessment; the agency currently states that healthy people do not
need to wear face masks unless they are caring for someone who is ill
with the new COVID-19.

That
said, the public does not need to wear face masks most of the time,
said Dr. Otto Yang, a professor in the Department of Medicine and the
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics at the
David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los
Angeles.

If
you’re out for a walk — in essence, going to a setting where you can be
at least 6 feet (1.8 meters) from other people, “then I think that not
having a mask is fine and that fits the CDC recommendations,” Yang said.
The
discussion about face masks has become a national conversation. Many
people in the public are buying face masks to protect themselves. But
health care experts have urged against hoarding, since these supplies
are desperately needed in hospitals. Even the U.S. surgeon general
tweeted “Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS!”

“The
CDC, it’s like they’re talking out of both sides of their mouth,” Yang
said. “One side of their mouth is telling the general public, ‘Hey, you
don’t need masks, forget about it.’ The other side is, ‘Health care
workers need to wear N95 respirators.’”

“Is that a double standard?” Yang said. “Are they valuing some people more than others?”

Droplets or aerosol

Some
of the confusion about “masks versus N95 respirators” exists because so
little is known about COVID-19. At first, it wasn’t clear if the virus
spread predominantly through large respiratory droplets (like influenza)
or also through a fine mist, called an aerosol, which can linger for
hours (like measles). This great unknown made it unclear whether a
heavy-duty mask, known as an N95 respirator, which blocks the smallest
virus particles, or a regular surgical mask, which only blocks larger
droplets, was better suited to protect against the virus.

At
first, the CDC advised health care workers to wear N95 respirators
because it wasn’t clear whether COVID-19 could spread through aerosol. A
March 17 study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) seemed to
justify the fear of airborne spread, showing that the new coronavirus
SARS-CoV-2 could survive in the air for up to 3 hours as an aerosol.

But
Yang doesn’t see it that way. The new study showed that the virus was
viable as an aerosol in a lab, but not in real life, he said. In the
study, the researchers “took extremely concentrated virus, much more
concentrated than a person makes, they used an artificial aerosol
machine [a nebulizer], which probably generates way more aerosol than a
normal person does,” Yang said. “So their conclusions were in this
system.”
Are viruses alive?

The
researchers of that study looked at SARS-CoV-1 (the original SARS from
the 2003 outbreak) and SARS-CoV-2 and found that both could be aerosols.
“But we already know that the original SARS virus was not transmitted
that way,” in the general public, so that makes their model “not very
believable,” Yang said.

In
other words, except in certain hospital situations such as a
bronchoscopy, which essentially creates a fine mist of virus, SARS-CoV-2
is likely spread mostly through droplets, like the flu, Yang said.
That’s supported by a Feb. 24 case report in the Canadian Medical
Association Journal, which found a man sick with COVID-19 on a flight
from China to Canada in January did not infect his fellow passengers,
even though he had a dry cough during the 15-hour flight. The man was
wearing a face mask, but because no one else on the plane got infected,
this case “supports droplet transmission, not airborne, as the likely
route of spread of the COVID-19,” the researchers of the case study
found.
However,
it’s still unclear whether the virus can spread through aerosol. For
example, after the Skagit Valley Chorale in Washington met for rehearsal
on March 6, 45 of its members were diagnosed or showed symptoms of
COVID-19, at least three were hospitalized and two were dead within
three weeks, according to the Los Angeles Times. Perhaps the choir
singers’ forceful breathing as they sang dispersed the viral particles,
Jamie Lloyd-Smith, an infectious disease researcher at the University of
California, Los Angeles and a co-researcher on the NEJM study, told the
Los Angeles Times.

“One could imagine that really trying to project your voice would also project more droplets and aerosols, Lloyd-Smith said.

N95 respirator or face mask?

Due
to the N95 respirator shortage, the CDC recently relaxed its
guidelines, saying that among health care workers, face masks were “an
acceptable alternative when the supply chain of respirators cannot meet
the demand,” except in situations when respiratory aerosols might be
produced, such as intubation or nebulizer treatments.

In
addition to the shortage, N95 respirators are challenging to put on.
Doctors receive annual training on how to mold the respirator around the
face. As a test, doctors put on a hood and have the artificial
sweetener saccharin sprayed in. “If you’re wearing the mask properly,
you don’t taste any saccharin,” Yang said. But most people do, he noted.


For
this reason, the N95 respirator isn’t recommended for the public, since
it requires training to put on properly. Moreover, the N95 respirator
is thick, so it’s hard to breathe through.

In
a nutshell, the public does not need N95 respirators; they likely will
not be in a situation where they’re exposed to aerosol of the virus, and
these masks are needed by health care workers who will, Yang said.

“There’s no reason for the general public to wear N95’s,” Yang said.

However,
even regular face masks are in short supply, prompting the CDC to
recommend the use of bandannas and scarves when necessary. There’s not a
lot of research on homemade masks, but a small 2013 study found that
masks made from cotton T-shirts were effective, though not as good as
surgical masks.

“The
surgical mask was three times more effective in blocking transmission
[of microorganisms] than the homemade mask,” the researchers of that
study found, who noted that homemade masks “should only be considered as
a last resort to prevent droplet transmission from infected
individuals.”

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For
people opting to use scarves and homemade masks, Yang recommended
washing them after every use, and to stop wearing them when damp from
breathing. Wearing eye protection, such as a face shield or goggles,
could also physically block the virus, said Yang and Dr. James Cherry, a
professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the David Geffen School
of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles
.
In
a 1987 study Cherry did with colleagues, health care workers who wore
face masks or goggles were less likely to get respiratory syncytial
virus (RSV) from hospitalized children than doctors who did not take
these measures.

However,
unlike Yang, Cherry agreed with the current CDC guidelines, and said
that except for certain exceptions, the public doesn’t need to wear face
masks, as did Dr. Jaimie Meyer, an infectious disease specialist at
Yale Medicine. That’s especially true given that the safest way to avoid
being exposed, or exposing others, is to simply stay home.
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current CDC guidance says the general public does not need to be
wearing surgical masks,” Meyer told Live Science. “The best protection
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The exact
time 4am is best time in the Morning Offering water before Sunshine to visit the Pagoda while meditating throughout the Day..
Waking up early enough to having time to think about the purpose of 
life. When you thinking to be in meditation and that today to help all
sentient beings and non-sentient beings to be Happy, Well and Secure. To
have clam, quiet, alert, attentive i.e., wisdom and to have equanimity
mind i.e., not to react to evil and good thoughts and allowing them to
let go, even if it is just by being kind, compassionate
and generous to those with whom who come in contact. Then rising and go
to Pagoda. Lighting a stick of incense and think; To the
Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness,Dhamma and Sangha,


I make this offering
Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness saranam gacchami
I go to the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness for refuge.
Dhammam saranam gacchami
I go to the Dhamma for refuge.
Sangham saranam gacchami
I go to the Sangha for refuge.
Dutiyampi Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness saranam gacchami
For a second time, I go to the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness for refuge.
Dutiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchami
For a second time, I go to the Dhamma for refuge.
Dutiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami
For a second time, I go to the Sangha for refuge.
Tatiyampi Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness saranam gacchami
For a third time, I go to the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness for refuge.
Tatiyampi Dhammam saranam gacchami
For a third time, I go to the Dhamma for refuge.
Tatiyampi Sangham saranam gacchami
For a third time, I go to the Sangha for refuge.

The Five Precepts:
1. Panatipata veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.
(I do not wish others to harm or destroy my life. So I undertake the precept to refrain from destroying living creatures.)
2. Adinnadana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from taking that which is not given.
( I do not wish others taking my things. So I undertake the precept to refrain from taking that which is not given.)
3. Kamesu micchacara veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual misconduct.
(I do not wish others to indulge in sexual misconduct with Husband/wife.
So I undertake the precept to refrain from sexual misconduct.)
4. Musavada veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from incorrect speech.
( I do not wish others to speak incorrect speech. so I undertake the precept to refrain from incorrect speech.)
5. Suramerayamajja pamadatthana veramani sikkhapadam samadiyami
I undertake the precept to refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to carelessness.
(I do not wish others to be
careless with me. So I undertake the precept to refrain from
intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to
carelessness.)
Then to continue by offering  to help all sentient beings and non-sentient beings to be Happy, Well and Secure.
To
have clam, quiet, alert, attentive i.e., wisdom and to have equanimity
mind i.e., not to react to evil and good thoughts and allowing them to
let go, even if it is just by being kind, compassionate and generous to
those with whom who come in contact.



Do Good! Purify Mind and Environment!
May All Sentient and Non-Sentient Beings in the Universe be Ever Happy, Well and Secure!
May All have Calm, Quiet, Alert, Attentive and Equanimity Mind with A Clear Understanding that Everything is Changing!

your
seven (or 1 or 2 . . .) water bowls, etc

Stand supports the white statue of the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness.
A simple start is a steel stand with three levels. This is the main
surface of the Pagoda, so you may want to put some effort into this.

Onto the Pagoda.




First need was an image of the Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness.
You can have as many as you like. This will go on the topmost level of
the Pagoda. It is considered ‘bad etiquette’ to place the Matteyya Awakened One with Awareness lower than any other image in the same Pagoda.
In the place of an image of Buddha, a mantra written on a piece of
paper or similar is perfectly acceptable, and preferred in the Jōdo
Shinshū (Pure Land) tradition of Buddhism and in Nichiren Buddhism. Some
buddhist schools recommend certain standardized arrangements of images
for their lay members, in Japan often as triptychs with the main Buddha
surrounded by either bodhisattvas, dharma guardians or lineage masters.
This is not necessary, even after Japanese standards, and
Chinese-Taiwanese Buddhism is usually less standardized when it comes to
home shrines.

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Place a small stūpa on the supporting surface of the shrine, if you wish. You can make a simple stūpa with a small pile of stones. There is no need to go out and buy a costly gold one; that defeats the purpose of Buddhism.


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    It is traditional to change the offering water every morning, however, the old water should never go to waste.
    Use it to water a plant or something. A new cup or bowl should be used
    for this purpose: glass or crystal is preferable, because the clarity of
    the water represents clarity of the mind. Some Buddhist schools use two
    water bowls: ‘drinking’ water and ‘washing’ water. It is far from wrong
    to let flowers remain even after withering has begun: The flowers serve
    to remind you of impermanence.

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    If you wish, you may offer incense at the shrine when you recite morning ceremony. Touch the tip to your forehead, then light it. See warning.
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    Community Q&A

    • Question
      Which would best time in the Morning Offering water before Sunshine?
      Community Answer
      The exact time (i.e., 4am or
      6:30am) are not what’s important. One should wake up early enough to
      have time to think about the purpose of one’s life. When you wake up
      try to think that I have been in meditation and that your Lama (or the
      Dalai Lama or Amitabha, Tara or any Bodhidattva) is seated on a lotus on
      the crown of your head. Think that today I will pray to help all
      sentient beings even if it is just by being kind, compassionate and
      generous to those with whom I come in contact. Then rise and go to your
      shrine. You could light a stick of incense and think; To the Buddha,
      Dharma and Sangha, I make this offering. Then continue by offering your
      seven (or 1 or 2 . . .) water bowls, etc
    • Question
      The statue I got is holding an empty bowl. Is there anything that I am supposed to put in this bowl?
      Max Thunderman
      Community Answer
      It’s your choice whether you want to put anything in there or not, but usually it’s left clean/empty.
    • Question
      Can I use a picture of Buddha instead of a statue for the top of my shrine?
      Community Answer
      Yes, that is absolutely fine. If
      you’d like, you could write “BUDDHA” on a piece of crumpled-up loose
      leaf paper; you’d still be fine. It really does not matter what the
      shrine looks like, but rather what it is about for you.
    • Question
      Is it wrong to have shelves with books and items underneath my shrine?
      Community Answer
      No, that’s not wrong, but it might be a nice idea to try to focus the books and items on your pursuit of Dharma.
    • Question
      Must I always pray in the morning?
      Community Answer
      It depends on what kind of Buddhist you are, but a short “om mani padme hum” is traditional.
    • Question
      For how long should a food offering be left
      on the shrine at home? How should the food offering be discarded? Can
      anyone eat a food offering?
      Community Answer
      Leave it for a few hours. Do not
      let it go bad! Food can be offered to guests, animals, the hungry or
      just offered to Buddhahood and eaten. It is sinful to discard food.
      Anyone can eat the food. Before a meal you offer the food to the Buddha,
      then you eat it. The principle is the same for altars and everything
      else.
    • Question
      Can I use other flowers instead of a lotus?
      Community Answer
      Yes. Flowers symbolize the causes,
      while fruits symbolize the effects. They play a part in reminding
      practitioners of the truth of cause and effect, which most refer to as
      Karma.
    • Question
      Can I continue to present my offerings to the shrine and meditate regularly when I am having my menstrual period?
      Community Answer
      Yes, of course. Buddhism has no restrictions on this.
    • Question
      Can I use a picture of the buddha instead of a statue?
      Community Answer
      Yes, you can.
    • Question
      What do the three statues in front of Buddha represent?
      Community Answer
      They represent the past Buddha, present Buddha and the next Buddha.

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    Tips


    • Yellow, white, orange, red, and blue are recommended colours of decoration.
    • Everything on the shrine also has a symbolic meaning. Flowers and fruit for example illustrate the law of karma.
    • What matters is sincerity, not the shrine itself. It would be
      better if you didn’t have a shrine and were very sincere in cultivating
      virtue than if you had a shrine and wasted time going through the
      formalities of making it look pretty.
    • Some Buddhists is to have cushions near their shrine to sit on
      while meditating. Decorated Indian cushion covers are favoured
      considerably. Some prefer a meditation stool or a tightly stuffed zafu.
    • The supporting surface of the shrine isn’t really something that you must put a lot of effort into.
    • You should set aside a symbolic day once a month or so to clean
      the shrine of dust, and perhaps once a year to clean it thoroughly. In
      East Asia the days before new moon is a widespread shrine cleaning time.
    • If you are unable to create levels, make sure any statues of
      Buddha are not directly on the floor because this can be thought
      disrespectful.[5]

    Warnings





    • If you do intend on burning incense or candles, consider the flammability of the covering of the shrine.
    • Candles and incense should never be allowed to burn unattended. Consider electric candles or lamps.
    • Avoid cheap, low-quality incense. It is generally manufactured
      in Asia where safety standards are comparatively low and can contain
      unsafe chemicals.



    Things You’ll Need


    • A Buddha or Bodhisattva image or statue.
    • A water bowl
    • Flowers/incense/fruit/electric candles.
    • A photograph or image of your own Buddhist teacher, if you have one.
    • A selection of small stones
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    If a suitable Matteyya Awakened One with Awareness image simply cannot be obtained, a picture of Matteyya Awakened One with Awareness’s relics, a stūpa , a Matteyya Awakened One with Awareness holy book, a bodhi leaf or picture of the Buddha’s footprints may be acceptable.

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    On the next level,  placed  an image of a Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness teacher considered to be a manifestation of Matteyya Awakened One with Awareness.)
    Two guardian images may be an idea to consider: Two dharmapalas reasons to choose.
    carefully).

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    Offerings placed on the lowest level or,  a Metteyya Awakened One with Awareness scripture or a bowl of water, a bell or singing bowl on a cushion useful.


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