Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Kusung Thug Ghi Mendrel

Offering of Kusung Thug Ghi Mendrel is one of the best offerings one can offer to the Lama that is at the helm of religious teachings. By offering the Mendrel, you are actually offering everything of yourself, creating circumstances that you are clinging to nothing.

When inner Mendrel of one’s own body is offered the skin is considered to be the universal golden ground, the blood the sprinkling of perfumed water, the four limbs the four continents, the other parts of the body the subcontinents, the two eyes the sun and moon, and the other objects of the senses the offering goddesses.

The more one surrenders in this way, the more richness one develops. There is never a problem of running out of things to offer. One’s human life is in itself an immensely rich situation to offer. 

Mendrel offering helps to accumulate merits and purify oneself from all the sins. It helps in gaining knowledge and wisdom. The Mendrel offering is also believed to free all sentient beings from samsara.

The Mendrel offering uses some religious objects like statues, scriptures, vase, and ritual draggers that are being carried and offered to the Lama. 

Kusung Thug Ghi Mendrel offering is one of the integral parts of religious offerings in Buddhism and practiced from long time back.
Offering of KuSung Thug Ghi Mendrel is also an opportunity to offer prayers and receive blessings from spiritual figures.

As for the benefits of Mendrel offering, it is said that it will help to perfect entirely the six transcendent perfections (The six paramitas or transcendent perfections' (ཕ་རོལ་ཏུ་ཕྱིན་པ་དྲུག) comprise the training of a bodhisattva, which is bodhichitta in action.

1. Generosity ( སྦྱིན་པ): to cultivate the attitude of generosity.
2. Discipline (ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་, tsultrim): refraining from harm.
3. Patience (བཟོད་པ་, zöpa): the ability not to be perturbed by anything.
4. Diligence (བརྩོན་འགྲུས་, tsöndrü): to find joy in what is virtuous, positive or wholesome.
5. Meditative concentration (བསམ་གཏན་, samten): not to be distracted.
6. Wisdom (ཤེས་རབ་, sherab): the perfect discrimination of phenomena, all knowable things.

Therefore, one should take the golden opportunity to offer Kusung Thug Ghi Mendrel to the religious head that is bestowing empowerments, transmission and  giving teachings.

Cultivate Generous Thought and practice giving gifts to the Sanghas.

The Buddha once explained that it is a meritorious act even to throw away the water after washing one's plate with the generous thought:...