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Spiritual essence of offering Ku-Sung-Thug-Ghi-Mendrel

Pema Tshewang, Thimphu
Oct 13, 2017

Ku-Sung-Thug-Ghi-Mendrel is one of the integral parts of religious offerings in Buddhism. It is also believed to be one of the best ways to accumulate merits and purify oneself from all the sins.

These days, people from all walks of life flock to Buddha Point, Kuensel Phodrang to offer Ku-Sung-Thug-Ghi-Mendrel to His Holiness the Je Khenpo. The statues, scriptures, vase, and ritual draggers are some of the religious objects required while offering Mandala.

According to eminent religious personalities, such offerings are meant for benefit of all sentient beings by freeing themselves from samsara. It will also help gain knowledge and wisdom.

“By offering the Mandala, what you are doing is, you are offering everything including your body, speech and mind and the phenomena itself. So there is nothing left that you own, meaning there is no way you can cling onto anything,” said Shingkhar Lam, Ngodup Dorji.

Offering Ku-Sung-Thug-Ghi-Mendrel is also an opportunity to offer prayers and receive blessings from spiritual figures.

“Occasions like oral transmission of Kanjur where His Holiness the Je Khenpo is giving empowerment, we are requesting that teachings granted to us as an offering. The virtue here is offering to a spiritual master who shows us the path of enlightenment,” added Shingkhar Lam.

This religious practice has been there since the forefathers’ time and it is still widely being practiced during many religious ceremonies in the country.




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