This post already posted at The Tara Great Stupa , in my another Blog. As everytime i am going to post this here in shortly. so visit the main post . I’m really pleased to inform you about a Nobel issue of establishment of First Vajrayana Buddhist Stupa of Thailand "The Shanti Tara Maha Stupa for Peace and Harmony" at the Tara Khadiravana of the Auspicious Aeon, Hua Hin - Pala-u Road, Nongplub, Hua Hin District, Prachuab Khiri Khan, Thailand.
Its an recently proposed plan and seeking for help and co-ordination to all the people, organizations and foundations to join hands together with the foundation handling the auspicious destination to the world. More Info http://www.taragreatstupa.org/
Objectives of construction Shanti Tara Maha Stupa
1. To honor His majesty the King's 80th anniversary as the world greatest Buddhist dharmaraja.
2. To house a number of images of Buddhas and Bodhisatwas who are in aspects of Dharma Body, Enjoyment Body and Emanation Body of the Buddha.
3. To bring about peace and happiness in Thailand and the world.
4. To contribute to the continued flourishing of Buddhism.
Details about the Stupa
The stupa will be based on a 30-meter wide base, and will be around 60 meters in total height. Its outstanding feature is that it contains a temple housing four images of Buddha in Sambhogakaya forms, as well as three shrines which will include 13 other images of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Dharmapalas and Dakinis. These will be lined along the cardinal points. At the base of the Stupa will be a temple of five Buddha families and will be accessible to people who can walk into it. There will be a staircase from the base to the main temple to pay homage to the Buddha figures. Inside the Stupa will be filled with relics, scriptures, clay stupas and other auspicious objects.
For the noble and peace cause of the world here I start with the beautiful Prayer that Thousand Star Foundation has come up with.
"An Aspiration Prayer and An Enumeration of Merit in Building
The Shanti Tara Maha Stupa"
To teachers, gods
who belong to the lineage of teaching from the three kayas of the Buddha,
Enlightened Ones, both peaceful and wrathful deities,
in the outer, inner and secret aspects,
Dharma protectors who vow to guard
the Sutras, Termas and the Four Activities without fail,
I prostrate and pay homage
Through worshipping the Stupa until I attain Buddhahood.
At this time, in order for the wandering sentient beings in the six realms to have the opportunity to collect vast merit, an intention has been made to construct a great stupa in the form of "Yungtrung Gelek Chorten," a stupa which is beautifully and miraculously constructed. The stupa has the following characteristics.
The Stupa, as the Dharma Body,
Representing the Buddha's mind,
The Scripture, as the Enjoyment Body,
Representing the Buddha's speech,
The Buddha image, as the Emanation Body,
Representing the Buddha's body,
Images of lamas, yidams, dakinis,
Representing the mantras,
Images of the Four Tathagatas,
Representing the one thousand Buddhas,
Image of the Tempa Namda, Tsewang Rinzin, Guru Padmasambhava,
Representing the great gratitude to the Dharma and all sentient beings,
Image of Kuntrol Drakpa,
Representing the propagation of Dharma to vast expanse,
Images of Palden Lhamo, Shinje who makes the vow,
Representing the protectors of all teachings,
The Stupa is a peaceful deity amidst vastness of space,
Illuminating figure in the air,
Through the power of the Buddhas
May all evil be dispelled!
May the wrathful deities defeat those who are difficult to defeat without ceasing!
May the Yaksinis change their minds and come back to wholesome action!
May the unwholesome deeds of countless Maras be transformed!
May evil in the world disappear!
May peace happen in the world no matter where it is!
May there be a seeing that all phenomena and all things are but vast nature of Emptiness!
May the Dharma stay permanent and pervade everywhere in the universe!
May the Three Paths flourish without fail!
May the two kinds of merit be of benefit to self and others!
Written by His Eminence Kuntrol Lhasras Tsokkyi Rinpoche for the benefit of the Dharma and all sentient beings during the activities leading to the construction of the Shanti Tara Maha Stupa at the Tara Khadiravana of Auspicious Aeon, the retreat center of the Thousand Stars Foundation
Importance of the Stupa
According to Buddhism, to be born as a human being is a very rare event. Life is short, a normal life duration of a person being no more than 120 years. Constantly practicing the Dharma and performing good activities thus mean that we do not waste this rare opportunity. All the wholesome action that we perform with good intention will result in good life and happiness not only in this life, but also many future lives.
The Buddha has shown various benefits of building a stupa. These include happiness, prosperity, and joy. The stupa will be a symbol of faith. Seeing and worshipping the stupa and thus becoming faithful in the Triple Gems, the minds of the faithful will enter the stream of Dharma.
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