We have read many mantra in this blog. So what is mantra? We will talk about few words about Mantra
What is Mantra?
Buddhism in general and Vajrayana in particular, believe that thrugh three factors one can actualize the true accomplishment of Buddha hood. These are through the symbolic gesture known as Mudra and through meditative absorption.
Mantra here refers to the recitation of the essence words of the practice of the rituals of the deities.
Mantra is the essence of prayer that assures the receptiveness of the respective enlightened Deities. Mantra is request and the means through which one invokes the deities. It is the bridge between oneself and the deities.
Mantra is the common Language that both you and your savior deity have access to. mantra is the Memorable slogan you chant to have your request heard and answered by your savior deity. Thus, chanting mantra is tantamount to reciting whole texts or treatises of teachings relating to your Savior deity.
When the words mantra is separated in two segments, it revels the inner meaning of salvaging one's mind from conceptualization, concept and fear. The Word Man
in Sanskrit means mind, and Tra
in Sanskrit means to protect.
Reciting Such Mantras will assuredly bring the blessings of the deities more swiftly to your life and the lives of your loved ones.
Prajnaparamita (perfection of Wisdom) Sutra
GATE GATE PARA GATE PARA SAM GATE BODHI SOHA
Source: Album Inner Peace by Ani choying Drolma. Above paragraphs ( What is Mantra? ) are printed on the booklet of Album. In this booklet you can read, What is Mantra?, an answer to the question, why mantra are Sung in melody? by Jhampa Losal Beru, for Ani choying Drolma La. Words edited by: Noah Gordon .
This albums contains nine mantras in 4 different titles. This booklet also tell you the meaning of these mantras.
#1 Namo Ratna Traya ya..
Long Mantra of Avlokiteshwor
#2 Om Amarani Jeven Teye Soha..
(6 mantra in 1 title)
a)Om Amarani Jeven Teye Soha...
b)Om Mani Padme Hum Hrih..
ChenreZig Short Mantra
c)Om Ah Hung Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hung...
Guru Padmasambhava Mantra
d)Om Ah Hung Vajra Guru Padma Thotreng Tsal Vajra Samaya Dza Siddhi Phalla Hung Ah..
Guru Padmasambhava activity Mantra of the retinue of Guru.
e)Om Bodhichitta Maha Sukha Gyana Dhatu Ah Om Rulu rulu Hung Bjoh Hung...
The Essence Mantra of the 100 peaceful and Wrathful deties.
f) Om VajraSatva Ah...
#3 Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha ..
#4 Om Mani Padme Hum...
Chenrezig (Four Arm Avlokiteshwor) Mantra
Highly Recommend to listen this Cd "Inner Peace". Samples Songs you can listen at My another Tibetan Arts blog
. Visit my another blog, click on your right sidebar Label: Ani Choying Drolma or Mantra or Chants. Or see This Chant Namo Ratna Traya
. Also this CD "Inner Peace" was made to support Nuns Welfare Foundation Of Nepal.
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