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Offline Bottle

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Buddhist prayer wheel.
« on: October 14, 2015, 12:43:39 am »
Hallo everyone. I wanna ask a serious question that have me bother for years. When i was around 10 years old i opend a hand held prayer wheel. Like this
http://www.wishbop.com/goods-743-Tibetan-Prayer-Wheel-Big-Buddhist-Prayer-Wheel.html
My father said that it would bring bad fortune, and i scouldnt open it. But as a naive kid i did open anyway, when he walked away. I know it was brought from Nepal, but dont know if it was from a temple og just a shop.

Can anyone tell me what to do? Is there anyway to reverse this mistanke that i did? Does it really bring bad fortune/luck? Its around 14 - 15 years since ive opend it. And sommetimes it makes me wonder. Specially when i have a hard time.
Thank u all, and take care.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2015, 12:57:47 am by Bottle »

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Re: Buddhist prayer wheel.
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2015, 06:52:17 am »
Hi Bottle and welcome to FreeSangha.

If I understood your post correctly, you were talking about having opened a prayer wheel --- in other words, you opened the prayer wheel to examine its contents. If this is correct, I'm not sure that this would serious issue, though there might be an issue when it comes to the intent in having done so --- for example, the following comment comes from a website that deals specifically with Tibetan Prayer Wheels:

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It is important that the prayer wheels be properly made. We have found that many of the prayer wheels available for sale these days in Asia and the West are rarely filled or made properly. They are usually being sold as tourist items. Often the prayer wheels are filled incorrectly, with mantras printed unclearly, upside down or inside out. As the Buddhist commentaries explain, the use of such improperly filled wheels is unlikely to bring about the desired effects. Thus it is important to be sure that your prayer wheel has been verified to be properly filled with the proper mantras, including the earth and sky wheel mantras that go on the top and bottom of all authentic prayer wheels.

http://www.tibetanprayerwheels.com/about-prayer-wheels.html


The obvious thing about the above statement is that if someone needed to verify the contents, then they would have to open it up to do so.

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Re: Buddhist prayer wheel.
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2015, 03:15:25 pm »
Hi Bottle and welcome to FreeSangha.

If I understood your post correctly, you were talking about having opened a prayer wheel --- in other words, you opened the prayer wheel to examine its contents. If this is correct, I'm not sure that this would serious issue, though there might be an issue when it comes to the intent in having done so --- for example, the following comment comes from a website that deals specifically with Tibetan Prayer Wheels:

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It is important that the prayer wheels be properly made. We have found that many of the prayer wheels available for sale these days in Asia and the West are rarely filled or made properly. They are usually being sold as tourist items. Often the prayer wheels are filled incorrectly, with mantras printed unclearly, upside down or inside out. As the Buddhist commentaries explain, the use of such improperly filled wheels is unlikely to bring about the desired effects. Thus it is important to be sure that your prayer wheel has been verified to be properly filled with the proper mantras, including the earth and sky wheel mantras that go on the top and bottom of all authentic prayer wheels.

http://www.tibetanprayerwheels.com/about-prayer-wheels.html


The obvious thing about the above statement is that if someone needed to verify the contents, then they would have to open it up to do so.


Thank you for your words, and thank you for taking time to find that quote. Im sure my intent was just pure curiosity, and when i saw it was "only" a piece of papir with some words i sealed it again. Finally i can rest my mind about it :-) Thanks again Dharma, take care.
« Last Edit: October 15, 2015, 03:18:12 pm by Bottle »

 


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