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Title: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: namumahaparinirvanasvaha 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.

 :buddha: :jinsyx:
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: Lobster on August 02, 2013, 06:16:27 am
http://youtu.be/NM4yuZN0Tts (http://youtu.be/NM4yuZN0Tts)

Also like guru rinpoche

time to learn some more . . .
http://zenmirror.blogspot.co.uk/2009/03/mantra-practice.html (http://zenmirror.blogspot.co.uk/2009/03/mantra-practice.html)
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: namumahaparinirvanasvaha on August 02, 2013, 07:01:59 am
Hey Lobster good stuff
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: ground on August 02, 2013, 09:29:01 am
feel free to post the mantra's you use 
Sshhh ... secret  :fu:
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: heybai on August 02, 2013, 01:57:22 pm
Mantrayana, the vehicle of mantra (http://greatmiddleway.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/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.
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: namumahaparinirvanasvaha on August 02, 2013, 03:18:27 pm
Great list Heybai
 :jinsyx:
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: heybai on August 02, 2013, 10:11:24 pm
Sure, not mine though.  I'm just reposting it to your collection.
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: Lobster 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 (http://yinyana.tumblr.com/post/57234975984/buddhist-mantra-faqs)
Hope it is of some use :)
 :grouphug:
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: heybai 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.
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: Lobster 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).
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: Dharmakara 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


Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: heybai on August 03, 2013, 03:10:59 am
Nice quotation, incognito.  Where did you find this?
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: former monk john on August 03, 2013, 03:21:27 am
I think its the lyrics to a Bobby Mc Farrin song :teehee:
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: Dharmakara 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 (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
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: t on August 03, 2013, 03:47:22 am
The Our Ceiling Cat Prayer:
According to the pure and unbroken lineage tradition of the Primordial Maha Lolcat

Teh Ceiling Cat of us, whu haz cheezeburger, yu be spechul
Yu ordered cheezburgerz,
Wut yu want, yu gets, srsly.
In ceiling and on teh flor.
Giv us dis day our dalee cheezburger.
And furgiv us for makin yu a cookie, but eateding it.
And we furgiv kittehs who be steelin our bukkits.
An do not let us leed into teh showa, but deliver us from teh wawter.
Ceiling Cat pwns all. He pwns teh ceiling and teh floor and walls too.
Forevur and evuhr. Amen.


The Ceiling Cat Heart Mantra
Om Nom Nom Nom Ah Hiss

The Ceiling Cat Bija Visualization
The Great Paw (http://th04.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2010/098/3/4/Paw_print_by_AnnikaCat.jpg)

The Great Ceiling Cat Mudra
The Great Sign (http://0.tqn.com/d/cats/1/0/0/P/3/BlotchyKungFu566x764.jpg)

Warning:
This practice is intended only for those who have received the paw, hairball and hiss from a qualified Tabby.
I also pledge that I do not practice Diamond Chihuahua nor have ever joined any organization that practices it
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: heybai on August 03, 2013, 04:38:12 am

Warning:
This practice is intended only for those who have received the paw, hairball and hiss from a qualified Tabby.
I also pledge that I do not practice Diamond Chihuahua nor have ever joined any organization that practices it


I saw a post on another forum about a Tabby in California (where else?) actually teaches the Diamond Chihuahua.  Just when you think you've heard it all...
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: Spiny Norman on August 03, 2013, 06:16:11 am
The Ceiling Cat Heart Mantra
Om Nom Nom Nom Ah Hiss


I loved the "Hiss" at the end, it really resonates.... :teehee:
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: ground on August 03, 2013, 08:21:28 pm
A list cannot replace one single mantra but one single mantra may dissolve the lust for a list.  :fu:
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: namumahaparinirvanasvaha on August 10, 2013, 04:43:14 pm
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnu0zWXs1z8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnu0zWXs1z8#)
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: namumahaparinirvanasvaha on August 10, 2013, 04:47:38 pm
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG_lNuNUVd4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG_lNuNUVd4#)
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: namumahaparinirvanasvaha on August 10, 2013, 05:07:01 pm
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILFgoExfegQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILFgoExfegQ#noexternalembed)
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: namumahaparinirvanasvaha on August 10, 2013, 05:22:53 pm
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXYwtQvOCLk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXYwtQvOCLk#)
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: namumahaparinirvanasvaha on August 10, 2013, 05:33:14 pm
www.youtube.com/watch?v=teDl7WSe3Ns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teDl7WSe3Ns#)
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: namumahaparinirvanasvaha on August 10, 2013, 05:36:13 pm
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrbZlyAOfOE&list=PL073BBA690D639C7A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrbZlyAOfOE#)
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: namumahaparinirvanasvaha on August 10, 2013, 05:39:30 pm
The Gong on this one will send chills throughout your body.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1evxMA7yYw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1evxMA7yYw#)
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: heybai on September 27, 2013, 06:03:06 am
03 Medicine Buddha Mantra (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDvEt2qSFbU#)
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: Ron-the-Elder on September 27, 2013, 06:34:09 am
Post moved to :  White Board for comment.
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: heybai on September 27, 2013, 07:50:09 am
We tend to ridicule that which we do not believe or understand.
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: Ron-the-Elder on September 28, 2013, 01:32:01 pm
We tend to ridicule that which we do not believe or understand.

Dearest Dhamma Friend,

Out of respect for your comment, I have deleted my post from this thread and moved it to The White Board for Comment.

With sincere apologies to my good friend, Heybai.

_/\_Ron
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: Dharmakara on September 28, 2013, 02:34:30 pm
After reading the White Board posting, as well as going over the content of this thread, if one were to call out Ron's post as ridicule, then why not also T's Ceiling Cat Prayer?

Buddhists believe that there are powerful mantras, that the chanting, writing and/or wearing of them not only calms the mind, but also serves as a tool to focus the mind, so even the song below would be no more or less a mantra than anything used by a Buddhist:

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay
My oh my what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine headed my way
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-Ay


Let's have a show of hands... How many of you remember the warm calm and peaceful feeling that the above song brought about as a child?

Truth be told, I actually remember it quite well  :teehee:

Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: heybai on September 28, 2013, 02:48:07 pm
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

Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: Dharmakara on September 28, 2013, 02:55:06 pm
Hi Heybai.

Yes, that's another good example of what I was referring to --- in many ways, the depth and beauty of anything being recited rests in the hands of the person reciting it.
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: heybai on September 28, 2013, 03:10:22 pm
I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke Commercial - 1971 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2msbfN81Gm0#)
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: Dharmakara on September 28, 2013, 03:32:31 pm
Commercialism has always been about finding a jingle or catch phrase that grabs the attention of the consumer, a business practice that's here to stay regardless, but when it came to this particular song something very strange occured:

Quote
After the TV commercial was aired, radio stations began to get calls from people who liked it and Billy Davis' friends in radio suggested he record the song, but not as an advertising jingle. It became so popular that the song was rewritten without brand name references, and expanded to three verses. Davis recruited a group of studio singers to take it on because The New Seekers did not have time to record it. The studio group named themselves The Hillside Singers to identify with the ad, and within two weeks the song was on the national charts. The Hillside Singers' version reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart.

The New Seekers later found time to record the song, and sold 96,000 copies of their record in one day, eventually selling 12 million total. The recording shot lead singer Eve Graham and the other members of The New Seekers to super-stardom. "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (in Perfect Harmony)" climbed to UK #1 and US #7 in 1971 and 1972. The song has sold over a million copies in the UK. The Coca-Cola Company waived royalties to the song and instead donated $80,000 in payments to UNICEF.

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I'd_Like_to_Teach_the_World_to_Sing_(in_Perfect_Harmony)#Singles[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I'd_Like_to_Teach_the_World_to_Sing_(in_Perfect_Harmony)#Singles)[/url]
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: heybai on September 29, 2013, 06:07:50 am
We tend to ridicule that which we do not believe or understand.

Dearest Dhamma Friend,

Out of respect for your comment, I have deleted my post from this thread and moved it to The White Board for Comment.

With sincere apologies to my good friend, Heybai.

_/\_Ron

 :namaste:
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: DaoFlow on August 13, 2014, 05:42:17 pm
I was using

gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha

today and it was great!
Title: Re: Compiling a list of Mantra's to meditate on
Post by: NotSpNew2Buddhism on December 14, 2014, 06:16:15 am
Namo Amida Butsu :anjali:
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