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A Stupa Story

Posted by Sedona NewAge on

A Stupa Story

Once upon a time, there was a 31 year old single mother living in Brooklyn, New York. Strange and unusual things kept happening to her. She wound up selling her home and all her belongings, ‘awaiting further instructions.’ Her family thought she had gone mad. She was obviously delusional. Those same thoughts must have haunted her as she sat on the porch of her just-sold home with her son and whatever she could carry in the few pieces of luggage at her feet. “I should hail a taxi,” she mused, when at that moment, the story goes, a taxi pulled...

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Stupa, A Magical Place

Posted by Sedona NewAge on

Stupa, A Magical Place

As the stupa represents the enlightened mind, the person who contributes to the construction…”who gives, who sacrifices something of his wealth, of his person or of his very desires, makes an act of renunciation and succeeds, at least in that very moment, in putting others before himself.” So in building a stupa, or contributing in any way towards one, is considered a ‘good thing’ by Buddhists in general. It is a structure that invites or invokes peace.Down through the centuries and continuing in modern times, various types of stupas have and are being constructed: those built over relics of the...

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