Re: Prostrations


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Posted by Mark Vaughan (63.253.192.124) on March 27, 2000 at 23:35:59:

In Reply to: Prostrations posted by franklin on March 27, 2000 at 05:47:31:

Franklin,
Prostrations can be performed at any point in the day but usually in the morning and evening , when I say my morning prayers and evening dedications, I always perform prostrations. In the Tibetan Tradition, the hands are folded in front of you, with your thumbs placed inside so that your hands are not empty. You then recite the refuge mantra as you place your folded hands to the top of your head, then to your mouth, then to your throat, and then to your heart. This represents your taking refuge in the three jewels with your body, speech, and mind. Then, keeping your fingers together, your place your knees and hands on the floor and touch your forhead to the floor. You then stand up and perform the same actions again for a total of three times (although you can perform as many as you like). After the last prostration, you again recite the mantra as your place your hands to your head, mouth, throat, and heart one more time.
I hope that this information helps. If you need anything else you may email me. I will be glad to help in any way I can.
Mark
: At what point in the Buddhist's day are prostrations performed? Also , how specifically are the prostrations done?
: Thank you,
: franklin




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