Verbal Ofrenda de la Mandala

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Esta tierra, ungida con perfume y regada de flores.
Con el monte Meru, los cuatro continentes, el sol y la luna.
Vista como una tierra pura de Buda yo te ofrezco.
Que todos los seres puedan gozar de una tierra así.

Oh sagrado y venerable maestros, desde las nubes de compasión
Que se forman en los cielos de tu sabiduría Dharmakáyica,
Por favor derrama una lluvia del Dharma vasto y profundo,
De acuerdo precisamente con las necesidades de los que serán adiestrados.
Idam guru ratna mandala kam nirya tayami

Ofrenda


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The sand Mandala of Avalokiteshvara was originated from the Indian tantric teachings Although depicted on a flat surface, the Mandala is imagined as being a  three-“divine mansion” at the center of which resides Avalokiteshvara, surrounded by the deities of his entourage.

The four outer walls of the mansion are in five transparent layers, colored as white, yellow, red, green, and blue, representing faith, effort, memory, meditation, and wisdom (these five colors also represent the five dankinis).

The four doorways, one in the center of each of the four walls, represent the Four Immeasurable Thoughts: love, compassion, joy, and equanimity and there are decorated with precious jewels.

The lotus flower in the center of the Mandala represent the lotus family, one of the Buddha families that correspond to the five psychophysical components of a human being, and which purify specific impure states of mind; the Lotus family purifies passion into discriminating awareness.

The white thousand arms, thousand-eyed Avalokiteshvara is standing in the center of the lotus flower, on a white moon disk.

In the four directions are seated his retinue seated on white full moon disks. The deities arise from the unity of; the wisdom of emptiness and great bless of the principle deity Avalokiteshvara.

Seated on the eastern red petal is the purified aspect of Hatred in the form of a blue deity Akshobhya,

on the southern yellow petal is the purified aspect of Misery in the form of a yellow deity Rathasambhava

and likewise, the purified part of Ignorance & Jealousy are represented by the white deity Vaivochana at the western

and the green deity Amogasiddhi at the northern petal respectively.

The central deity Avaloketishvara represents the freedom from attachment.

The four colors in the four directions are the emanated light rays of the four deity retinues. The lotus itself symbolizes the mind of renunciation.


To protect the residence from negative conditions, it is surrounded by a Vajra fence, which also symbolizes the continuous teaching Avalokiteshvara.

In the outmost part, it is circled with burning flames radiate with intense light are not only for protection but also to burn away or to get red of delusion and the dark nesses of the ignorance.

In general, the Mandala is a method of bringing peace and harmony  through genuine practices of the mind of Great Compassion, the Wisdom of Emptiness, and the meditations of Mandala with their respective deities.

THE PRACTICE

First familiarize oneself with every detail of the Mandala and the deities within it, engaging in repeated exercises based upon visualizing the pure beings and pure environment which symbolized one’s own being and environment in purified, sublime form.


More profound explanation to be later added if requested

At the end of ritual ceremony, the Mandala will be systematically dismantled and the sand powder of the Mandala will be thrown into a clean river or a sea to remind the impermanence of the world.


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