new shrine for the Dorje Shugden
now in situ and lookin’ good!
Is it really possible to be happy?
“It is my deep conviction, personal knowledge and experience that real happiness is possible; it is born out of a deep and continuous commitment to one’s own personal growth and spiritual path.
Find your path of healing and transformation and create the life of your dreams. You can do it. “
Weinberg, A Lightness of Being
Dorje Shugden is our Dharma Protector
Duldzin’s an emanation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri.
He protects our spiritual path by averting outer and inner obstacles to our practice, and promoting necessary conditions for our spiritual development.
“Although physically they may find themselves alone, inwardly those who put their trust in him will never be apart from a powerful ally and a wise and compassionate guide.”
Heart Jewel, Geshe Kelsang
Dorje’s sat on his Snow Lion, who symbolises fearlessness. For me that means the strength and determination necessary for really engaging in the spiritual path, which is protection in itself. Relying on Dorje Shugdän helps us develop that fearlessness.
Being a Buddha, Dorje manifests people and situations according to our needs and wishes. He can do this, because his spiritual power arises from compassion, which is supremely powerful.
Also, our ‘reality’ is “merely a dance of fleeting appearances projected by our minds” Luna Kadampa Reality is no more real or substantial than last night’s dream. Of course it appears to be real ~ but then while you’re in them, so do dreams.
This makes transformation, co-creation and generally improving our lives very do-able. The only thing that’s really weighing us down are our self imposed obstacles and limiting beliefs. And their nature is illusory, making them as easy to overcome as waking up from a nightmare.
Especially with Duldzin’s help 🙂