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What is goroo or Why you should not embrace a tiger?

of GOROO are not that today it is interesting to us. Any it is not Department of Education when in this word all letters of the identical size. So, two small about the lake will also be a question.

It will be a question of you who appeared in the new region or the country where there are curious sights. Such as Buddhist monasteries, datsans ( monastic schools - Tib.) or just small dugan (temples). Let`s assume, you just wanted to take a walk and examine the Buddhist temple, and at the same time there is no wish to order any excursions, and the attendant on an entrance to the monastery left behind a kipyatochok for noodles. Do not worry, it is not necessary to awkwardness and fear. Go with me.


Most often Buddhist temples are a complex from several buildings, always let for small, but a small fence with gate. The central gate, big and beautiful, are located opposite to an entrance to the central temple (Tsogchen Dougan), and very much is well noticeable that here go seldom, the truth? It is correct because these gate are used only during big holidays. To us with you here in these, at the left, that more modestly, but with well noticeable track .

Any gate - whether it be an entrance on the territory of the Buddhist monastery or to the temple, are divided into three parts - central and two lateral. To us at the left door. And here this minute we simply remember how the sun goes: from left to right. In any monastery or the temple complex you will notice that along a fence there is a path, and to the right of it barabanchik on supports, or bass drums in special " are located; arbors . You just go on a path, having turned at an entrance on the left. From left to right, as sun. Pilgrims and believers thus make goroo - round of the territory, at the same time Buddhists pray and reflect. Ritual goroo 3, 7, 12 times are usually made - it is so-called round ceremonial numbers. Let you not the Buddhist, but if you came here just to examine the temple, it will be incorrect to go directly and firmly to it. You need to go around, and when you reach the temple, that`s when be curious. Done?

Drum. Not to beat, and to twist.

Throughout a circle goroo on the right, here they are prayer wheels (hurde). In these drums the texts of sacred names or prayers (mantras) twisted in rolls are located. Often, removed on paper, the papyrus or fabric, they are read in several languages. How are read? You just twist an axle of the drum or it, well-fad, the handle sideways, and the text with a prayer turns inside repeatedly. You will not see the text.

Hello, tigers and lions.

If the temple complex or datsan the big and inhabited huvarakam (pupils), then on your way around meet modest lodges, benevolent silent young men, often wearing spectacles, or perhaps and dogs that kindly blink on a solar circle while you go on the circle.

Approaching temples, you will notice ritual constructions of white color - mortars (suburgana) is a sacred place, the power message which is at the same time symbolizing the mountain to Mer, some kind of intersection of three worlds. Mortars are devoted to deities, milestone events and lamas - devotees.

Here the central temple, Tsogchen - Dougan. Before it, at small distance, we see two tigers, moustached - striped, but from a stone. Mouths are open, canines are healthy. Beautiful. You should not embrace them, they cannot be distracted: tigers symbolize protection against evil spirits, they have a serious work. And if to speak by a little more strict voice - you have to remember that in all territory of Buddhist monasteries and temple complexes the photo - and video filming is not welcomed. Behold, reflect, but leave everything that you see, here. On the place. However, in the places which are often visited by tourists you surely will see plates with the corresponding preventions. But to read you plates to anything - you read this text and feel quite comfortably. Besides, I will notice that neither in the territory of the monastery, nor in temples, anyway, nobody will tell anything to you, and will not even look osuzhdayushche. But nevertheless

directly steps of the temple have These white angry lions defenders of the doctrine (Dharma).

we come Into the temple in what of doors? Correctly, in left. Also we pass the room of the temple in the same way - from left to right, leaving it through left, besides (now from the inside) a door.

In the temple along walls you will see small benches. Do not hesitate, sit down and sit so much how many you want. Just in case run a hand over hair - there should not be, even on forgetfulness, a headdress or a scarf - neither at men, nor at women.

The sun was gone. do not hesitate to ask

in the temple that it is interesting to you - if do not approach you and offer (do not explain) nothing, it does not mean at all that you are indifferent for attendants of the temple.

A here when you left the temple in thoughtfulness, do not forget: we move by the sun, from left to right. So we finish the goroo and we come back to gate which entered. You look-: the attendant who left behind a kipyatochok has already a dinner, and kindly squints through a sunlight in your party. You received many new impressions, and we will not begin to discuss them. And here the good-natured attendant can state at parting a blagopozhelaniye, for example, the most widespread - Yes will be the benefit. Or here so: Sarva to braziers.