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Offline namumahaparinirvanasvaha

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Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« on: August 02, 2013, 05:24:30 am »
feel free to post the mantra's you use
and link an video of the mantra so others can follow along.

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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 06:16:27 am »


Also like guru rinpoche

time to learn some more . . .
http://zenmirror.blogspot.co.uk/2009/03/mantra-practice.html

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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 07:01:59 am »
Hey Lobster good stuff

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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 09:29:01 am »
feel free to post the mantra's you use 
Sshhh ... secret  :fu:

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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2013, 01:57:22 pm »
Mantrayana, the vehicle of mantra

Posted on July 13, 2012 by Tashi Nyima
Mantrayana, the vehicle of mantra, is the easy-difficult path. It is easy to perform, but difficult to understand. We can protect (trayati) the mind (manas) at all times, and since the mind is naturally pure, clear, and peaceful, Buddha Nature spontaneously manifests. 

When we lack certainty, when our understanding of the path is inadequate, we require more complex and difficult practices. However, all else that we can do has as its objective to separate the mind from adventitious cognitive and affective stains —why not do so directly? 

Practice is not something separate from ordinary life. We can recite

{  Refuge mantras upon waking and whenever we feel alone

o   namo gurave namo buddhaya namo dharmaya namo sanghaya
o   lama chenno lama chenno palden tsawai lama chenno

{  Purification mantras while bathing, washing, cleaning, eliminating, and before resting at night

o   om vajrasattva hum
o   om vajrasattva samayam anupalaya… (100 syllable mantra)

{  Healing mantras when we take care of the body, and whenever we drink water, apply therapies, or take remedies

o   tayatha om bhekandze bhekandze maha-bhekandze radza samudgate so’ha
o   om vajrasattva hum
o   om tare tuttare ture mama ayur punye jnana pushtim kuru ye so’ha
o   om ah hum amideva ayu-siddhi hum
o   om namo bhagavate bhaishajya-guru vaidurya-prabha-rajaya tathagataya arhate samyak-sambuddhaya tadyatha om bhaishajye bhaishajye maha-bhaishajya-samudgate svaha

{  Rebirth mantras before meals, and whenever we encounter danger, death, and dying

o   om amideva hrih
o   om mani peme hum
o   namo amitabhaya tathagataya tad-yatha om amritod bhave amrita siddham bhave amrita vikrante amrita vikranta-gamini gagana-kirti-kare so’ha 

{  Wisdom mantras whenever we need clarity

o   om ah pa ra tsa na dhih
o   gate gate paragate…
o   om svabhava suddha sarva dharma svabhava suddho’ham

{  Compassion mantras whenever we encounter suffering

o   om mani peme hum
o   om tare tuttare ture so’ha 

{  Faith mantras when we have doubts

o   muni muni mahamuni shakyamuniye so’ha
o   namo gurave
o   om ah hum vajra guru pema siddhi hum
o   jonangpa chenno
o   om ah guru vajradhara sribhadra vidyadvaja sarva-siddhi hum hum 

{  Courage mantras when we feel fear

o   om tare tuttare ture so’ha
o   om vajrapani hum

{  Bliss mantras when we are sad

o   sarva mangalam bhavatu
o   om ah hum ho ham ksha

{  Peace mantras when we feel agitated

o   om ah hum
o   om svasti om
o   om shanti shanti shantih

Some day we may realize, as my Lama taught: “all mantras are not one mantra; one mantra is all mantras”. That is, although there is no one universal mantra suitable for all persons, in all times, places, and circumstances, that mantra for which we feel strong affinity, through the blessings of the lineage, can fulfill all purposes for us.
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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2013, 03:18:27 pm »
Great list Heybai
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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2013, 10:11:24 pm »
Sure, not mine though.  I'm just reposting it to your collection.

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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2013, 02:30:51 am »
Just created this mantra FAQS to go with this thread

Are mantras magic spells?
Mantras can be used for protection. Mantras can be used for evocation. Mantras can be used for alignment and resonance with Buddhist qualities. For advanced users, they may produce almost supernatural and instantaneous effects.

What if I pronounce it wrong?
You will turn into a pumpkin.
Only joking. Have confidence in yourself and know that intent is more important than ritual rectitude, which you can gain from a teacher. Many language and stylistic differences have occurred throughout the centuries.

Are mantra an example of right speech?
Mantra are a symbolic enactment of right speech. We become the vehicle for the dharmakaya.

More Mantra FAQS
http://yinyana.tumblr.com/post/57234975984/buddhist-mantra-faqs
Hope it is of some use :)
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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2013, 02:44:22 am »
I don't think mantra practice has to be thought of as especially mysterious.  The efficacy of recitation may be hard to describe, analyze, or quantify, but on a basic level I think I understand it perfectly.

If you fill your mind and speech with angry words, you'll be & become an angry person with an angry mind.  If you speak and behave with excessive frivolity, you'll cultivate foolishness.

If you anchor your mind to a mantra associated with compassion or protection or purification, you will be & become kinder, feel protected, and grow saner. 

I am sure it works.  Actually, I know it does.  Couldn't prove it, but luckily I don't need to.
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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2013, 02:50:00 am »
Quote
I am sure it works.  Actually, I know it does.  Couldn't prove it, but luckily I don't need to.

 :namaste:

I think this is the difference between faith and confidence. Many religions promote faith, Buddhists rely on their experience and this gives them confidence (sometimes described as 'faith' or refuge) in the teachings (dharma).

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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2013, 03:00:58 am »
चिन्ताज्वरो मनुष्याणां
चिन्ताज्वरो मनुष्याणां क्षुधां निद्रां बलं हरेत् ।
रूपमुत्साहबुद्धिं श्रीं जीवितं च न संशयः ॥


don't worry, be happy
the fever of worry snatches away hunger, sleep, strength,
beauty, enthusiasm, mind, wealth and life itself - there is no doubt



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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2013, 03:10:59 am »
Nice quotation, incognito.  Where did you find this?

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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2013, 03:21:27 am »
I think its the lyrics to a Bobby Mc Farrin song :teehee:
to me, the signs of a successful practice are happiness and a cessation of suffering, buddhism often gives me this; not all the answers.

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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2013, 03:28:30 am »
Nice quotation, incognito.  Where did you find this?


It was on the Practical Sanskrit website:

http://blog.practicalsanskrit.com/2010/06/dont-worry-be-happy.html

I think its the lyrics to a Bobby Mc Farrin song :teehee:


Yes, it's McFarrin

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Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2013, 03:47:22 am »
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The Ceiling Cat Bija Visualization
The Great Paw

The Great Ceiling Cat Mudra
The Great Sign

Warning:
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