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Offline Melodious Conch

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”Om Mani Padme Hum Se”
« on: August 23, 2015, 11:25:07 pm »
 :r4wheel:Khenpo Tamgrin Rinpoche

Wherever we walkon the road, by the river or in the garden at usually time, we can recite Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara’s Mantra”Om Mani Padme Hum Se”for the small animals and insects. This will benefit them as well asdeveloping good originations with them.

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Re: ”Om Mani Padme Hum Se”
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2015, 04:48:03 am »
Melodious Conch:  quoted:  ..." recite Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara’s Mantra”Om Mani Padme Hum Se”"

My experience has been that the smaller animals will scurry, or hide when they hear humans talking.  If you talk while hiking you will probably not see many of them.  This includes reciting mantras.

Best, if intention is to be of benefit, to observe and avoid stepping on smaller creatures, their nests, hides, or usual habitat.

Sharing your lunch or breakfast is beneficial as well , so long as it is not overdone to the point of making animals dependent upon us humans.   However, you run the risk of being tracked by hungry larger predatory animals such as brown bears, or large cats such as mountain lions here in The U.S..

Be both aware and mindful larger creatures, top level predators, may consider us opportunistic meals.  Perhaps we are not as yet ready to share to that degree. 

If you suspect that you are traveling through their domain (look for large predator droppings or spore) , chanting helps to alert them of your presence and gives them a chance to avoid us.  Surprising them could lead to conflict.   If attacked by large predatory bears, lie flat on your stomach with arms and legs spread, and leave your back-pack on, as survivors report bears will try to turn us over to remove and our viscera, which they find most tasty.

As told by a Yellow  Stone Ranger giving a backwoods bear orientation to park visitors, which I attended back in 2001: "One large north-western brown bear was overheard commenting to another.": ...Human viscera taste just like chicken!"   :wink1::

Keep in mind that bears are not cute and cuddly like in the Disney Cartoons:

Real bears are highly skilled hunting machines, which kill and eat all manner of flesh to survive.:
« Last Edit: August 24, 2015, 05:14:53 am by Ron-the-Elder »
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