This PDF downloadable image is said to have been worn by Lama Atisha as
protection from physical harm. At the request of the abbot of Wolka Cholung,
the meditation hermitage of Lama Tsongkhapa in central Tibet, this print was
brought from Tibet and presented to Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Just touching or seeing
this protection liberates beings from the lower realms.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche says the image can be put on the body of a person who is
dying and that it's also very good to have it respectfully on display in one's
house, where it protects from pollution or disharmony and brings success. One
can also fold the protection into a small square and carry or wear it on the
body. If wearing, it is best not to sleep with it on so as not to inadvertently
lie on top of the mantra.
Proceeds from the sale of this download will go to FPMT's Stupa Fund which supports Lama Zopa Rinpocheís vast vision
of constructing 100,000 stupas around the world for world peace.
Image properties: we recommend that you print no larger than 5.5" x 8.25" at 300 dpi.
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche
advice on wearing protection items: "When you wear the protection, you
can wear it in the shower if it has a plastic cover on it. Then, the shower is
not a problem. The worst thing is if you wear a picture of a Buddha or His
Holiness the Dalai Lama around your neck and then when you go to sleep it goes
down under your arm or your body. If you wear it when you lie down, then that
is creating negative karma. Therefore, it is good to take it off when you lie
down at home or whenever you are doing activities which are disrespectful to
Buddha, including lying down or having the buddha under your body. If you don't
pay attention this can happen."