What is your favorite incense?

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What is your favorite incense?

Postby MstChf » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:45 pm

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Re: What is your favorite incense?

Postby Annapurna » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:55 pm

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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Re: What is your favorite incense?

Postby Ben » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:30 pm

No incense.
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Re: What is your favorite incense?

Postby MstChf » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:33 pm

Apparently this is not a proper topic. Would an admin please delete this thread. My mistake.

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Re: What is your favorite incense?

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:49 pm

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.
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Re: What is your favorite incense?

Postby daverupa » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:58 pm

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.
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    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
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Re: What is your favorite incense?

Postby Aloka » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:58 pm

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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Re: What is your favorite incense?

Postby yawares » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:43 pm

MstChf wrote:....


I :heart: 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 :anjali: Oh now I must be hallucinating because I smell temple incenses from this Buddha-incenses picture :anjali:

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:heart: 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. :heart:

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 :heart:

Love incense :heart:
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Re: What is your favorite incense?

Postby plwk » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:59 pm

Sandalwood, juniper, frankincense, green tea, agarwood, the Vajrayogini blend of incense and if Issey Miyake starts an incense venture, I would buy too :mrgreen:
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Re: What is your favorite incense?

Postby Raitanator » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:38 pm

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Re: What is your favorite incense?

Postby paul lennon » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:56 am

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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