Spiritual Mantras from Buddhism
Spiritual Mantras: Mantra practice is certainly not informal Buddhism, nor is it a way to apply practical mindfulness skills to life. The path of mantra practice is much deeper than the psychological applications for good health. Mantra practice is a highly important part of formal Buddhist practice, especially on the spiritual path of Buddhism as a religion. I have noted some of the most well-known mantras below. Go ahead, practice some if you wish and be keenly aware of what your experience is in this process. You will need to say them over and over and over again as your practice. Just concentrate on saying there mantra; do not be seeking an outcome while you practice. Just practice!
- Chenrezig Mantra: Om Mani Padme Hum
- Medicine Buddha Mantra: Ta Ua Ta/Om Bekandzay Maha Bekandzay/Radza Samugatay Soha
- Seeing Enlightenment Mantra (seeing clearly to enlightened.): Ah Ahh Sha Sa Ma Ha
- Amitabha Mantra: Om Amitabha Hrih
- Lotus Pinnacle of Amoghapasha Mantra: Om Padmo Ushnisha Vimale Hum Phat
- The Buddha’s Name Mantra:(On hearing this mantra you will be liberated from samsara and enlightened.)
- Chom Dan Da De Zhin Sheg Pa Dra Chom Pa Yang Dag Par Dzog Pai Sang Gya Rin Chhen Tsug Tor Chan La Chhag Tshal Lo
Other mantras you may want to look up and practice include:
- Compassion Buddha Mantra
- Wish Granting Wheel Mantra
- Akshobhya Mantra
- Namgyalma Mantra
- Padmasambhava Mantra
- Milarepa Mantra
- Maitreya Buddha Mantra
Go ahead, try one!
For more information refer to Lama Zopa Rinpoche (2016). (Robina Courtin, Ed.). How to Enjoy Death: Preparing to Meet Life’s Final Challenge without Fear. Boston, MA: Wisdom Publications, pp. 81-89.
By Anthony R. Quintiliani, PhD., LADC
Author of Mindful Happiness
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