Lha Bab Düchen KARMA MULTIPLIED DAY x 100, 000, 000
‘Festival of Buddha’s Descent from Heaven to Earth’
KARMA MULITPLIED DAY (good or bad) x 10 million!
Lhabab Duchen is one of the four most important days in the Buddhist calendar. On the 21st day of the 9th Tibetan month we celebrate Buddha’s return to the human realms from Indra’s Heaven, Tushita. After spending three months and seven days in the sphere of the Deva’s, honouring and repaying his Mother’s kindness of bringing him into the world, Buddha liberated her by teaching dharma. Buddha’s return to Earth is considered to be one his eight great deeds.
From the astrological perspective, the age of 41 is a Uranus-Uranus oppostion indicating a mid-life change.
From the Divine feminine bliss realm, Tushita (also called the realm of the 33, the Trayastrimsa), Buddha returned via a triple ladder, which was made by Vishvakarma, the Vedic Lord of architecture and machines. Built from gold, crystal and lapis lazuli, his triple ladder stretched all the way from Mount Meru to Earth (symbolic of illumination from crown chakra to base chakra, as the Tantrika uses the central, and right and left channels of the subtle body as vehicles for liberation).
At the appointed hour (in the celestial spotlight of the insightful Scorpio Sun, sign of life, death and rebirth), on the right-hand golden ladder appear the all-powerful, all-seeing Bramha, with the fine form deities; on the left-hand side of the crystal ladder is the dorje-wielding Indra, with the Lords of the sensual worlds. Buddha himself descends via the central lapis lazuli ladder, representing renewal by understanding ‘the middle way’ which has an intimate relation with the realms of meditation, infinite space, and infinite consciousness. Bringing protective wisdom of the Devas, from heaven to earth, the reborn Buddha now illustrates how walking the Dharma path, the middle path, with loving kindness and compassion helps to overcomes ignorance, desire and aversion, and understand the duality of form and formless, nothing and everything as a means of transformation.
And with karma multiplying, this is the perfect moment to exercise patience and kindness…
E Ma Ho! Happy Lhabab Düchen everyone!
Thanks to unknown Thankga painter _(*)_