Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04
Welcome home! Please contact lincoln@newbuddhist.com if you have any difficulty logging in or using the site. New registrations must be manually approved which may take up to 48 hours. Can't log in? Try clearing your browser's cookies.

Mantra


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:
OM MANI PEME HUM
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adamcrossleyKeromeVimalajātiShoshin

Comments

  • コチシカコチシカ Berlin, Germany Explorer

    Hi @lobster

    I'm glad you opened this thread. I've been reading quite a lot of the texts and mantras available (made available actually...by 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:

    adamcrossleylobster
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Namo Amitoufo 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

    lobster
  • 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.
    https://buddhaweekly.com/lama-tsongkhapa-practice-harmony-permanent-happiness-and-complete-healing/

    コチシカBunksShoshin
  • 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!

    Bunks
  • 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

    唵阿毘羅吽欠嚩日羅馱睹鑁
    oṁ a vi ra hūṁ khaṁ vajradhātu vaṁ

    lobsterBunks
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    @Kerome
    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 ...

    Bunks
  • howhow Veteran Veteran

    Hey! body or mind...anybody?

    lobster
  • 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?
    https://www.yowangdu.com/tibetan-buddhism/green-tara-mantra.html

    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."

    lobster
  • 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 ...

Sign In or Register to comment.