Alaska 7.0 Quake

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Alaska 7.0 Quake

Post by Nicholas » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:31 pm

Just occurred in last hour, near Anchorage. One good practice is to recite the Samantabhadra Aspiration for the benefit of beings in the area:
In terms of the welfare of others, while reciting the aspiration prayer we imagine that all sentient beings of the six realms and three times can hear it (irrespective of language or distance) and focus on dispelling their many sufferings in this very instant, by way of restoring all beings to their original, innate nature. We also recognize that other beings’ primordial awareness is not in any way different from our own. Thus, we recite this prayer without any limitations of space, time, inside, outside, self, or others.
When we recite the passages related to the five primary afflictions of desire, hatred, pride, envy, and ignorance, with their resultant rebirths as hungry ghosts, hell beings, gods, asuras, and animals, we specifically focus on the beings in whom these causal afflictions arise, as well as on the corresponding resultant sufferings of these beings. We can also deliberately give rise to these afflictions in ourselves and then practice with them, as the prayer explains

Excerpt From: Karl Brunnhölzl, A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart, pp 85-6
May all seek, find or follow the Path of Buddhas.

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