Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Pacifying the Date of Cutting Hair

This is as per the teaching of Guru Rinpoche when he first visited Bumthang in the 8th century in the year 746 A.D. Guru Rinpoche conquered all demons and spirit in Bumthang and later he invoked Command or Order that we should cut our hair as per Buddhist Astrology on auspicious days in the month. Guru also reminded that just to live long our life:


  •       We should throw cut hairs in the river as river is spontaneous flow indicating long life like river. If possible take hair in the river Ganga, so our sins are purified.
  •        We can also throw in the forest, as forest is the wealth of greenery and will accumulate abandonment wealth like forest. 
  •        We can also burn down and with the smell or scent will reach Realm of Gods and Devas and will think those human beings are dying in the World (Human Realm). This will in-turn increase our wisdom and intelligent too.
  •     We should not throw cut hairs randomly it will hamper to our power of personality and short life (Wangta-lungta). 

For the Year of the Female Earth Pig (2019 / 2020)
Favorable days of the lunar month for cutting the hair are:
·      The 8th day of lunar month to bring longevity
14 January 2019, 13 February 2019, 14 March, 13 April, 12 May, 10 June, 10 July, 8 August, 6 September, 6 October, 4 November, 4 December, 3 January 2020, 2 February 2020
·      The 9th day of lunar to bring attractive energy
15 January 2019, 14 February 2019, 15 March, 13 May, 11 June, 9 August, 7 September, 7 October, 5 November, 5 December, 4 January 2020, 3 February 2020
·      The 10th day of Lunar to bring magnetism
16 January 2019, 16 March, 14 April, 14 May, 12 June, 11 July, 10 August, 8 September, 8 October, 6 & 7 November, 6 December, 5 January 2020, 4 February 2020
·      The 11th day of lunar to bring intelligence
17 January 2019, 15 February 2019, 17 March, 15 April, 15 May, 13 June, 12 July, 11 August, 9 September, 9 October, 8 November, 7 December, 6 January 2020, 5 February 2020
·      The 26th and 27th of lunar month to bring happiness
1 & 2 January 2019; 31 January & 1 February; 2 & 3 March 2019, 31 March & 1 April; 30 April & 1 May; 30 & 31 May; 28 & 29 June; 28 & 29 July; 26 & 27 August; 25 & 26 September; 24 & 25 October, 22 & 23 November; 22 & 23 December; 20 & 21 January 2020; 19 & 20 February 2020
Unfavorable days are:
The 1st, 2nd, 7th, 12th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 25th, 28th and 29th days of the lunar month. Cutting one’s hair on these days will lead to a loss of vitality. The same date is given below in gorgerin calendar.
January 2019: 3, 4, 6, 7, 13, 18, 22, 23, 26, 30
February 2019: 2, 3, 5, 6, 12, 16, 20, 22, 25
March: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 18, 23, 26, 30
April: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 12, 16, 20, 22, 25, 29
May: 2, 3, 5, 6, 11, 16, 19, 21, 24, 29
June: 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 14, 18, 20, 23, 27, 30
July: 1, 3, 4, 9, 13, 17, 19, 20, 23, 27, 30, 31
August: 2, 7, 12, 16, 18, 21, 25, 28, 29, 31
September: 1, 5, 10, 15, 17, 20, 24, 27, 29, 30
October: 5, 10, 14, 16, 19, 23, 26, 27, 29
November: 3, 9, 13, 15, 18, 24, 25, 27, 28
December: 3, 8, 13, 17, 21, 24, 25, 27, 28
January 2020: 2, 7, 11, 13, 16, 19, 22, 23, 25, 26
February 2020: 1, 6, 10, 14, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25
Results of cutting hair on different days of lunar month (corresponding check with gorgerin calendar)
1st  of the month – one will have a short life
2nd of the month – one will have many diseases
3rd  wealth will come
4thone will have good complexion of one’s body
5th one’s possessions will increase
6th one will be sued (court case)
7th one’s complexion will disappear (body color will disappear)
8th one will have long life
9th one will meet youthful people (boyfriend, girlfriend)
10th one will have great power
11th one will have sharp intelligence
12th there will be danger to one’s life
13th it is good for all living beings
14th one will become wealthy
15th it is auspicious
16th one will have thirst
17th the color of your flesh will turn blue
18th one will receive possessions
19th one will meet good people (people who will help you)
20th one will have hungered and thirst
21st one will have diseases
22nd one will find food and water
23rd good will come, things will be positive
24th one will have eye pain
25th one will get contagious diseases
26th one will always be happy
27th one’s virtue will increase
28th fighting and quarrelling will happen
29th one’s life/spirit potential will wander

30th one will meet with persons who have died and have been reborn as spirits in human form.

Reference: 
1. Jambay Tash, GNHC
2.The Benchen Karma Kamtsang Buddhist Association

3. Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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