Posted by Susan Stierli (22.214.171.124) on August 03, 2000 at 13:40:41:
Monday 31,2000 New Moon/Shakyamuni Buddha Day
The New Moon, the 30th day of the month on the Tibetan lunar calendar, is a 'Buddha' Day dedicated to Shakyamuni Buddha. On a Buddha Day, the effects of positive or negative actions are multiplied 100 times. On this pariticular day there is also a partial solar eclipse. On such an occurance, the effects or negative actions are multiplied by 10,000.
Thursday - August 3,2000-Chokhor Duchen, of Festival of the Turning of the Wheel (Of Dharma)-For seven weeks after his Enlightenment, Buddha did not teach. Finally, encouraged by Indra and Brahma, he turned the Wheel of the Dharma for the first time at Sarnarth, by teaching "The Four Noble Truths". During the four Great Festivals (which related to events in the life of Shakyamuni Buddha), the positive or negative effects of actions are multiplied by 10 million.
Wednesday,August 9,2000 - Guru Rinpoches Day -Showers of Blessings plus is the 10th day of the Tibetan month.This day is especially auspicious for the practice of Guru Yoga.
At sunrise Guru Rinpoche is miraculously born amidst dazzling radiance in a lotus bed on Lake Dhanakosha. Turning the Wheel of Dharma for the Dakinis, he is known as Guru Tsokye Dorje- Guru, the Lotus Born Varja From H.H.Dudjum Rinpoche
According to the Lama Sangdu, Guru Rinpoche himself has said:
"On the Tenth Day of the monkey month of the monekey year: and on all the Tenth Days of the other months,
My manifestations will emanate throughout Jambudvipa in particulaar shall I bestow siddis both ordinary and supreme
As for those who perform the sadhana of Guru throughtout the entire life,
If they persist in this, then at the time of passing from this present life,
They will be absorbed into My own heart centre.
(From "The benefit of Observing the Great Festival of the Tenth Day" by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche.
I just wanted to pass this on to anyone that does Guru Rinpoche practice.
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