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Tibetan Buddhism - The Lama of Chorten Nyima

Identifier

003596

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

With Mystics and Magicians in Tibet – Alexandra David-Neel

No, he is a ngagspa (magician) and a householder, he is very rich and - works many kinds of wonders."

 "For instance? . . ."

" He can cure people or animals or cause them to become ill, even at a distance. He can stop, or bring, rain and hail at will . . . Listen to what he did a few years ago:

 "When it was harvest time, the lama ordered the villagers to cut and store his grain. Some of them made answer that they would certainly store his barley, but not until they had lodged their own grain.

"The weather was unsettled and the peasants were afraid of hail-storms, frequent at that time of the year.  So instead of begging the lama to protect their fields while they were working for him, a number of them remained obstinate, meaning to cut their own barley first.

"Then the lama used his magic powers. He performed a dubthab rite, called up his tutelary deities and animated some tormas .  As soon as he had ended uttering the magic words, the tormas flew away and, travelling, like birds, through the air, they circled about, entered the houses of those who had refused to obey immediately and caused much damage.

But they passed by the houses of the men who had first harvested the lama's barley, without doing any harm.

"Since then, no one dares to disregard the orders of the lama."

Oh! To talk with this magician who shot avenging cakes through space

The source of the experience

Tibetan Buddhism

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Singing spells

Commonsteps

References