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Superpowered Breath Meditation

JaySonJaySon Everywhere in the Cosmos Veteran
edited January 15 in Meditation

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso teaches a great new way to practice breath meditation in his book The New Meditation Handbook.

Follow the breath as you normally would, and add this...

When you breath in, you mentally say the mantra OM. ("ohmmmm")

When you hold the breath for a moment, you mentally say the mantra AH. ("ahhhhh")

When you breath out, you mentally say the mantra HUM. ("hooooom")

OM is the body of all Buddhas.

AH is the speech of all Buddhas.

HUM is the mind of all Buddhas.

Before practicing you may want to say aloud, "May I have the body, speech, and mind of a Buddha for the good of all."

Then, when you are practicing, have faith that you are being blessed with the body, speech, and mind of a Buddha.

TiggerBunksShoshindhammachick

Comments

  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran
    edited January 15

    Then, when you are practicing, have faith that you are being blessed with the body, speech, and mind of a Buddha.

    One should never stop practising ....
    "If you don't feel that you're enlightened ...you can always try to be"

    ~Hindu Sage~ (I forgot his name :o )

    JaySondhammachick
  • KeromeKerome Did I fall in the forest? Europe Veteran

    I've often wondered if most meditation works on the "Fake it 'til you make it" principle of buddhahood, and the main point is to sit there and look serene and be a good example... nah, probably not :awesome:

    dhammachickSteve_B
  • Sometimes - I get a little riled by this kind of self-help attitude.

    Just breath and see where it gets you!

  • There are super-powered meditation techniques but those are designed for those who can really participate and deal with them.

  • dhammachickdhammachick crazy Aussie BUJU Sydney, Australia Veteran

    @satcittananda said:
    There are super-powered meditation techniques but those are designed for those who can really participate and deal with them.

    And who determines who can really participate and deal with them? You?

    Sometimes I get a little riled by this kind of self-judging attitude....... #justsaying
    :-1:

  • I Can't and Don't cos I know I'm just a who man!

  • dhammachickdhammachick crazy Aussie BUJU Sydney, Australia Veteran

    @satcittananda said:
    I Can't and Don't cos I know I'm just a who man!

    Good advice - take it

  • JaySonJaySon Everywhere in the Cosmos Veteran

    @satcittananda said:
    Sometimes - I get a little riled by this kind of self-help attitude.

    Sometimes I get hemorrhoids.

    dhammachick
  • dhammachickdhammachick crazy Aussie BUJU Sydney, Australia Veteran

    @JaySon said:

    @satcittananda said:
    Sometimes - I get a little riled by this kind of self-help attitude.

    Sometimes I get hemorrhoids.

    Sometimes I get......scared of @federica so I'll shut up now :wink:

    JaySonTiggerlobster
  • JaySonJaySon Everywhere in the Cosmos Veteran

    @dhammachick said:

    @JaySon said:

    @satcittananda said:
    Sometimes - I get a little riled by this kind of self-help attitude.

    Sometimes I get hemorrhoids.

    Sometimes I get......scared of @federica so I'll shut up now :wink:

    lol... Likewise.

    dhammachickBunkslobster
  • Steve_BSteve_B Far southwest corner of Indiana, USA Veteran
    edited January 16

    There seem to be some Grouch Ions in the air lately.
    Idea: Maybe we should all do a Breath Meditation. :)

    JaySonTigger
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator

    Yes, but out only. Not in....

    dhammachick
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