Tiny advice on tormas
Dear friends I care about,
Try to make the tormas big as usual the way it’s done daily, but much more refined and symmetrical also.
Not bulgy looking. The size we do daily is very good. Just more refined.
Offer the best tormas with best ingredients to the holy Buddhas daily.
This is worth our while.
We love to throw dinner parties and do the preps and days of advanced work and in the end, it just end in a ‘converstation’ about life and gets us nowhere much. Some love to dress up and go for dinners/lunches and spend hours talking and eating. Each time we do this, it is a few hours off our time on this earth spent on something which was originally meant for just sustenance-eating. When we make tormas, it’s like dinner parties for the Buddhas every day and that is worth something as the Buddhas have power to do something for us.
Buddhas can help us now. Can help us when we are in trouble. Can help us when we are sick. Can help us when we are in danger. Buddhas can help us when confused. When we are alone and our high flying friends will abandon us. Buddhas can help us when we are dying and in the bardo and future lives. Buddhas can help us and assist us in any fashion and all facets of life. Our lives and time should invest in the Buddhas, their rituals, sadhanas, advice because the investment will ‘pay off’. Dinner parties and friends results are maybe a post on fb and a few hundred likes then it’s over. Even if posting on fb about our latest outfit, purchases and meals is even worth the time and effort…….
Make good tormas.
Do our sadhanas.
Keep samaya with our teachers/dharma friends. Never burn the bridges.
Develop our mind.
Use the very short time we have here for something we can use later and much more in the future.
In other words, everything we do but dharma has very little value because of it’s intrinsic nature and our inherent situation which is not permanent.
Om Ah Ra Baza Na dhi
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