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Tibetan pilgrims & prayer wheels

  1. The DalayLamais always it h present w p hotos from en t he time wh ed h e was forc t to leave Tibe
  2. Postrating The devotees making a pilgrimage repeatedly measure outtheir length over their entire journey.
  3. They often wear hand shoes to protect their hands
  4. Tibetan Buddhists believe, that the making of one hundred prostrations isthe first step to acquire a vast number of merits and will bring a profoundpurification
  5. This pilgrim has a prayer wheel and Tibetan prayer beads
  6. A prayer wheel is a cylindrical wheel on a spindle made from metal,wood, stone, leather or coarse cotton. Traditionally, the mantra “OmMani Padme Hum” is written in Sanskrit on the outside of the wheel Hum
  7. Acording to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, spinning the wheels, willhave the same meritorious effect as orally reciting prayers
  8. Prayer wheels are used to acumulate wisdom and merit (good karma) karmaand to purify negatives (bad karma) karma
  9. The practitioner most often spins the wheel clockwise, as the directionin which the mantras are written is that of the movement of the sunacross the sky
  10. This woman, dressed ina mixture of occidentaland Tibetan manner,was a pious pilgrim witha bracelet of Tibetan dprayer beads in her han while going round the cylinder wheels at the Jokhag Monastery OM MANI PADME HOM
  11. Monk with phon e
  12. This stone is placed at the entrance of the Potala Palace, in Lhasa, with Palaceinformation in English, Tibetan, Chinese (traditional and simplificated),sanscrit and more…
  13.  Smoke from the yack butter candles burning inside
  14. I was told, that the pilgrims believe, that they, by their oscillating and thespinning of their prayer wheels ,rouse the movements of the planets in theheavens…
  15. …, the dance of the electro ns around the nucleu s and the recurri ng circle o flife.
  16. tionEach revolu rof the prayewheel is as as meritorious reading the inscription any aloud as m is times, as it he written on t scroll This means that the more Om Mani Padme Hum mantras that are inside a prayer wheel, the more powerful it is
  17. This mode of prostration expresses the maximum devotion byexaggerating the difficulty of their journey
  18. A view over the prostrating pilgrims from the top of Joklang Monastery
  19. Music: Choral Tibetan By María
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Visiting Tibet , monasteries and temples where people is very devoted


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