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MANI KABUM contains the history of the world’s evolution, including how Dharma came into this world, and how the sentient beings of snow Land was subdued. Prayer of Auspiciousness from the Mani Kabum PDF- Written by Dharma King Songtsen Gampo, translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. “Prayer of Auspiciousness . A Buddhist discussion forum on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. Recommend, review and discuss dharma books here.. Mani Kabum.

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Mani Kabum

According to tradition, the text remained in these hidden places only to be later revealed by three treasure revealers. From the sky a voice informed that after five subsequent generations there would be someone able to decipher them.

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Mani Kabum – Rigpa Wiki

As with all important textual traditions discussed in The Blue Annalsafter a brief historical and laudatory appraisal, there is an immediate enumeration of the lineage of the text, specifically of kabym The Cycle of Attainment:. Then, they will be brought together [as disciples] by material goods [ zang-zing ].

Though the Commentary by a teacher, who had followed on this Doctrine enunciated by the king, does not exist at present, there still exist parts of the book on propitiating rites. Audience Like authorship, the concept of audience can be equally fluctuating and layered in the Tibetan context.

In a sense it was as though Songtsen Gampo had appeared from the past to lead kabun people once more. In public ceremonies, the practitioners reciting and employing the text are as much an audience to the process as they are bound up in it; and in such public activities, there is the overt audience of the lay participants.

It opens our mind to love and compassion, leading it towards awakening and supreme realisation.

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However, he concludes that the format and organization of the text as we know it today is probably the result of a longer process of textual evolution Kapsteinp. Such a process of divine acquisition is not uncommon in Asian contexts. Kapstein explains that later Tibetan historians i. He paid him one golden srangs, and thus acquired the great fame of a Bodhisattva. Considering Padmasambhava’s central importance within the treasure tradition, this is particularly validating: Such manuals outline the ritual process necessary for deity yoga, wherein the practitioner identifies fully with their central tutelary deity yi dam.


Here is some background on the Mani Kabum: And therefore the King kept the sacred scriptures as a treasure. The snow domain to the north [Tibet] is presently a domain of animals, so even the word “human being” does not exist there—it is a vast darkness. There is not really an Indian precedent for treasure texts, it is unique to Tibet.

It then makes sense in this scheme that the land of Tibet itself would be rich with Buddhist knowledge and activity, either discovered through treasure texts, practiced in the rituals composed by incarnate lamas, or accessed within the innumerable holy sites that cover the land. While the means of the discovery of each of these sections has been discussed above, the means of their concealing are equally important and should be elaborated further.

Mani Kabum Volume 1 is available to download on Apple Books. The text is traditionally believed to have been taught by the Imperial King Songtsen Gampo; at this time the teachings were written down and concealed in multiple places in the Lhasa Jokhang temple Martin refers to it as the ‘phrul snang Temple; Martinp. Like authorship, the concept of audience can be equally fluctuating and layered in the Tibetan context.

It will be for the welfare of living beings!

Volume I pages: The Early History of a Himalayan Kingdom. For the Nyingma leaders of the Renaissance period, Songtsen Gampo represented a time of perceived stability, when Tibet was ruled by an enlightened bodhisattva-king who led his people according to the Dharma.

As distinct as these three types of audiences may seem, they exist simultaneously in most instances. Although authorship is traditionally attributed to the Imperial king, many people were involved in the development of the text. And it is possible, too, that the Tibetan people came to expect their temporal woes to be set aright as before, by the timely intercession of the great bodhisattva” Kapsteinp. The new cosmological importance given here to Tibet is also in dialogue with the constant drive to find legitimation in more Tibet-centered traditions, especially those propounded by the Nyingma school such as the genre of treasure texts.

How kabym you are, grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention! It is the central text for the most popular deity cult in Tibetan history, and its importance through multiple venues are mabum further below.

The last third of the text consists of doctrine, meditational and philosophical treatises no doubt utilized in monastic settings. We have come to make offerings to him. These are the religious individuals that practice the text, usually in a monastic setting.


The golden age of the Tibetan empire is recast into a Buddhist cosmic drama unfolding in Tibetan history, wherein the assimilation of Buddhism by an emanation of a bodhisattva becomes less an historical coincidence and more of a fated event constructed through the desires of the Buddha himself. In keeping with the structure of The Blue Annalsthe mahi of the chapter has other short anecdotes like these and consists mainly of further lineage lists and the small biographies of lineage kabumm.

Virtues How would you benefit from participation? King Songtsen Gampo Amitabha on his crown Top: In other words, while treasure revealers were not necessarily developing these texts out of thin air, the information they included in their redactions probably resulted from an evolving community narrative, and not merely divine revelation bestowed by the spirit of the bodhisattva-king.

Multi-touch books are available to download on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac. Davidson describes it well: Lastly, it is significant that these texts were discovered in the central temple of Lhasa, the Jokhang. The history of the origination of the text reveals a great deal about the time when it was initially brought forth.

Mani Kabum Translation by H.E. Trizin Tsering Rinpoche – Dharma Wheel

With the emergence during the Ksbum period of a group of Sarma translators importing works and ideas from India, the authority of all things local was at risk. As long as the reader is able to grasp the essence of the text, its purpose is served. These three can also overlap at times. The “Great Fifth” of the Geluk school was responsible for creating the most powerful governance organization Tibet had seen since the early Imperial period. Origin of Mani Kabum Center: This a crucial period mabum Tibetan history, allowing this myth of emanation to tap into the preexisting Tibetan roots of divine kingship, the expansion and consolidation of the Tibetan empire, and the first recognized propagation of Buddhism in Tibet.

We can conclude that the text would not have been considered legitimate had its authorship been solely attributed to its three discoverers.