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Monday, December 17, 2012
The Practice Of Chod
Chöd is a
spiritual practice found primarily in Tibetan Buddhism. Also known as
"Cutting Through the Ego," the practice is based on the
Prajñāpāramitā sutra. It combines prajñāpāramitā philosophy with specific
meditation methods and a tantric ritual.
Some ritual objects used in Chod ritual
of the Chöd ritual, Chödpa, use below ritual objects while reciting the sadhana:
kangling or human thighbone trumpet
Chöd drum, a hand drum similar to but larger than the ḍamaru commonly used in
kapala mala or beads
human half kapala
all tantric systems, has outer, inner and secret aspects.
chod is to wander in fearful places where there are deities and demons.
chod is to offer one's own body as food to the deities and demons.
·Ultimate chod is to realize the true nature of
the mind and cut through the fine strand of hair of subtle ignorance.
should master these three kinds of chod practice.