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3 years ago  ::  May 17, 2015 - 5:18AM #1
Bhakta_glenn
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Whilst one may acquire the wisdom of a Buddhist sutra from a combination of meditation and study, Buddhist Mantra Yoga is not like that. Mantras are words of power, not like the mundane words of everyday speech. Mantras are supramundane. Sanskrit is the language of Mantras.


If one considers the language of the Theravada School of Buddhism, it is Pali. This school of Buddhism has no Mantras. And the Buddha who taught in Pali never taught any.


The original language of the Mahayana is said to have been Sanskrit, which arose from the First Mantra Om, pure sound. Pali is a dialect of Sanskrit.


My Buddhist practice is grounded in Faith and Devotional Service and not in Dialectical Logic. In Brahmanism, Devotional Service tended to be taught and practised as Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of Devotional Service. Devotional Service is grounded in the Second Noble Truth in Buddhism: Volition, the reason why a person undertakes spiritual training. In Yoga this 'volition' is called Sankalpa. Sankalpa determines the course and the goal of mantra japa. It acts just like a rudder on a boat. We need a rudder on the boat of dharma which takes us across the sea of samsara to reach the other shore.


My Sankalpa for this practice is for the weal and welfare of all beings.


Focus is required for the attainment of Samadhi: Single-pointed concentration on the Sankalpa and the Path and the Goal.


Namasmarana



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ॐ सद्धर्म पुन्दरिका सुत्राय नम:


oṃ saddharma pundarikā sutrāya namaḥ


                                                                    [x 108]





Metta Meditation for Shakyamuni Buddha And The Four Earth Bodhisattvas



May


śākyamuni buddha, viśiṣṭacāritraśca, anantacāritraśca, viśuddhacāritraśca,supratiṣṭhitacāritraśca


Be free of greed and selfishness,


Be free of hatred and ill-will,


Be free of ignorance and delusion,


Be free of physical pain,


Be free of mental suffering


Be happy and safe,


Live in peace and harmony,


And be joyful.


x 3


Metta Meditation for the Word of Shakyamuni Buddha, Buddhavacana


[Note: The saddharma pundarika sutram is the dharma, which is non-different to the Buddha,


thus the sutra is bhagavan, the deity who is the Buddha]


May


the saddharma pundarikā sutram


Be free of greed and selfishness,


Be free of hatred and ill-will,


Be free of ignorance and delusion,


Be free of physical pain,


Be free of mental suffering


Be happy and safe,


Live in peace and harmony,


And be joyful.


x 3


Sharing of Merit


May all beings live in peace and harmony,


May all beings be happy. Smile








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