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Mantra works!

Good in the beginning (when you may be unaware of the benefits)
Good in the middle - regular practice
Good in the end - phew bead counting done ;)

My fav. is:
often spelled 'ohm manic padme home' (not in this dimension)
or as the night crow just reminded me 'Cor core Caw' ...

What are your favourite?



  • コチシカコチシカ Berlin, Germany Veteran

    Hi @lobster

    I'm glad you opened this thread. I've been reading quite a lot of the texts and mantras available (made available you) through the Lapislazuli-texts-website.

    I've learnt to play Om Mani Peme Hum on the harmonium and it is beautiful. Hopefully not getting attached to the music. Or is that not necessarily a bad thing? shrugs Yesterday I tried to recite it 1,000 times with a friend, but we just got close to 100...

    I also like the one quoted at the end of the Heart sutra:

    "Gyatei Gyatei Hara Gyatei Hara sou Gyatei Bo ji so wa ka."


    Hannya Haramita ShigyoooOOoooooo... :smile:

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Namo Amitoufo 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited July 18

    Just when you thought you had a mind, body and voice ...

    Mantra, a revelation of the inner, manifest in the outer.

    You really can hear, experience and change yourself through mantra.

    Here is four for the price of one wot I learned.

    The compassion of Chenresig
    The wisdom ...
    The protection ...
    The second Buddha ...

    Cool! I made it into a comic a while back ...

    ... whatever your mantra notice:

    • The quality/timbre of your voice is related to your mind state/being
    • Increased focus on conscious breathing is a simple way into regular practice
    • Sound rite. Ritual regularity. Silent Voicing.

    Buddha speaks. Listen to Your Self.

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    Really nice thread @lobster

    I’m not so much into mantra recitation but I am learning a few new things!

  • VimalajātiVimalajāti Whitby, Ontario Veteran

    @lobster said:
    What are your favourite?

    I have a frivolous devotion to Vairocana -- we can call it a schoolyard crush. As a non-Tantrika, the only mantra I've ever received any degree of instruction in is

    oṁ a vi ra hūṁ khaṁ vajradhātu vaṁ

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    For some, mantra is the whole of Their Way.
    Not every mantra connects for us.

    For example:

    Breathing in ...
    Breathing out ...

    is an internalised mantra/mindfulness.

    That continual awareness and internal vocalisation is a complete practice ...

  • howhow Veteran Veteran

    Hey! body or mind...anybody?

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Yesterday I tried to recite it 1,000 times with a friend, but we just got close to 100...

    Did you try it for ten days? mmm ... sometimes we need Buddha fiends rather than Buddhist friendlies ...

    Something for the ladies?

    I spent aprox an hour each day for about a year doing Tara mantra practice with a companion.

  • FosdickFosdick in its eye are mirrored far off mountains Alaska, USA Veteran

    I'm not sure this qualifies as a mantra, but I find myself saying it often enough that it might as well be one.

    The words "I wish ..." seem to arise in my mind rather frequently. I always finish the sentence with " ... I was right here, right now."

  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    @Fosdick are you somewhere else? ;)

    I like the idea of returning/remembrance which is one purpose of mantra ...

    As a theist of some sort I use 'Cod is Greater' in English, 'God is Greater'. The closest Buddhist mantra might be >

    Hear and Know ...

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