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My breath tends to stop when there is smoke and too much scent...but a touch of it is nice.
No idea which though, never buy any. I use ethereal orange oil only...
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Apparently this is not a proper topic. Would an admin please delete this thread. My mistake.
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MstChf wrote:Apparently this is not a proper topic. Would an admin please delete this thread. My mistake.
The topic is fine. Some curmudgeonly types don't like incense, but there are those of us here that do appreciate a good incense. Having grown up Catholic before Vatican II incense was very part of religious experience. As a kid there was nothing more moving than a full Requiem High Mass in Latin with an adult choir singing plainsong (Gregorian chant) and the beautiful smelling incense just added to it all.
What is the use of his knowledge
pertaining to the number of insects in the whole world?
Rather, inquire into his knowledge of
that which is to be practised by us
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.
Níl sa saol seo ach ceo
There is naught in this life but mist
Is ní bheimid beo ach seal beag gearr.
And we will not be alive but a short hard time.
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I went to a Catholic Xmas Mass a couple times at the local cathedral, and thought the incense was most impressive.
I sometimes burn frankincense, nag champa, or sandalwood, but for occasional ambiance and not expressly as part of seated bhavana.
I sometimes burn pipe tobacco in a xmas gift.
"There is, headman, dhammasamādhi. If you were to obtain cittasamādhi in that, you might abandon this state of perplexity. And what, headman, is dhammasamādhi?- SN 42.13 - Pāṭaliya
[kammapatha & brahmavihara, & a method of arousing gladness]"
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Although I changed tradition from Tibetan Buddhism to Theravada, I still buy "Sun Rise" Tibetan Incense made in Nepal and burn a couple of sticks in my house every day... because it smells lovely !
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incense..especially when I was in a temple with my mom..incenses made the temple smell so nice/holy... it was a feeling I couldn't explain
Oh now I must be hallucinating because I smell temple incenses from this Buddha-incenses picture Buddha's verse #54 :The scent of flowers cannot go against the wind; nor the scent of sandalwood, nor of rhododendron (tagara), nor of jasmin (mallika*); only the reputation of good people can go against the wind. The reputation of the virtuous ones (sappurisa) is wafted abroad in all directions.
Nowaday I use variety of plug-in air fresheners...my favorite is Hawaiian flowers scent...I just mailed many of them to my daughter...she can't live without these plug-in airfresheners...and I'm so happy to make her top secret room smell real good
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Sandalwood, juniper, frankincense, green tea, agarwood, the Vajrayogini blend of incense and if Issey Miyake starts an incense venture, I would buy too
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incense has several purposes....it helps clean the immediate environment from negative forces and make it possible for the person to practice meditation better....
i use frankincense....
it is used it tibetan monasteries to attract positive forces from the higher realms...
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