The Bandar Togel (Breath of the Buddha) is a prayer or a rite of passage that takes place when a young boy becomes a teenager and wishes to dedicate his life to following the Buddha. It takes place at the beginning of Ramadan and involves the recitation of verses from the Lotus Sutra, along with the joining of bandar clasps on both hands and the affirmation that one is following the Buddha. It involves eight stipulations, which are meant to embody the eightfold path (chakras) that the path comprises: non-clinging (ming gwe), non-violence, non-stealing, non-space, non-duplication, non-grasping, and non-aggression. When the mantra is recited, the hands are placed palms down, the right hand is raised and the left is also raised, palms together. This is followed by a period of silence as the boy feels the energy of the ritual rising within him.
Those who wish to follow the path of the Lord Buddha with the vow of being his follower, called Gautama Buddha, should start a journey by following the instructions of the Gautama Buddha himself. There are many sources online for these Gautama Buddha’s teachings, all of which will be beneficial to the student. However, it should be noted that all references to the Buddha should be verified in the original texts or by other reliable references from credible scholars. This is necessary for any discussion on the Bandar Togel which involves quoting from the Buddha himself.
The Bandar Togel can be reciting either using the short and simple version of the mantra, or using the lengthy and traditionalist version of the mantra. The explanations for the short and simple versions of the Bandar Togel are that they allow easy recitation while still attaining the correct pronunciation and are simple to recite. In comparison, the traditional and traditionalists versions of the Bandar Togel are written using a complex language and require greater attention and concentration, which are not always possible for someone reciting the mantra without the proper explanations. However, both versions have their own advantages.
The short version of the prayer says that, “Bodhisattvas asuras are praised, all suffering is stopped, the foulness of defiled minds is removed, the five worldly desires is abandoned, and the deities in the form of human beings are seated beneath the sun.” It further explains that this power is bestowed upon the practitioner, to help him attain peace and wisdom. The long version of the prayer also has many explanations and uses, all of which have to do with the process of enlightenment and how this comes about. For example, the first explanation says that, “The powers of the universe are assembled here, together with all living creatures to create this auspicious temple where Bodhisattvas are seated.” The second explanation also says that, “To assist the practitioner to attain tranquillity, all the desires of men and women are eradicated and the practitioner becomes capable of living in solitude, in accordance with the Five Forces.” Finally, the third explanation states that, “Bodhisattvas are seated, as the practitioners of karma, in the presence of the deities, for the benefit of mankind.”
In addition to the explanations of the different portions of the prayer, one can also find explanations online, in terms of the meaning of each word or phrase. The full prayer may be read online in many languages, such as Korean, English, and even Arabic. This is a very good option for those who cannot understand the prayer, but would still like to give it a try. For those who would rather not read through the entire thing online, there is a translation in many languages available on the Bandar Togel online store, which can be purchased for a low price.
In conclusion, people may want to look into the various explanations of the Bandar Togel, and determine for themselves which of these may apply to their own religious experiences. However, it is important to remember that the translation and interpretation of the term, “Bodhisattva” in Korean, is a reflection of an underlying spiritual belief system, known as the “mitha mandala,” or “Book of Great Minds.” Those who are practicing the Buddhist path, but who are not familiar with the specifics of the term, or the meaning of its Sanskrit roots, should look into the translation of the original text online, and then decide for themselves what they think of the translation.