Across many different cultures, Guggul has additionally been burnt to scare away evil spirits and demons. In the context of Tibetan Buddhism, small amounts of guggul are traditionally burnt at the beginning of various sādhanā practices and empowerments to dispel obstructing forces. It is said that obstructing forces flee immediately, unable to stand the smell of guggul. This guggul has been selected by the Senior Chöpön (master of ritual ceremonies) of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery. The same guggul is used during the daily pujas at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery. Our guggul has been properly consecrated by the ritual master at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling following an extensive Vajrakilaya puja.
As early as 1700 BC, guggul was regarded as possessing a variety of medicinal and spiritual benefits. Guggul is a resin of theCommiphora Mukul tree of India and its fragrance is similar to that of myrrh. Used in Ayurveda as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine, guggul is classified by modern medical research as a “multi-targeted” therapy with verified anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, neuroprotective, anti-oxidant, cardioprotective, and hypolipidemia properties. It has been shown to be effective in treating a diverse range of chronic diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, cancer, and diabetes.
From theBarche Lamsel:
With your power, dispel the obstacles facing us all!
Outer obstacles—dispel them externally,
Inner obstacles—dispel them internally,
Secret obstacles—dispel them into space!
In devotion, I pay homage and take refuge in you!
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