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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:31 pm 

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Amitabha's mantra is calling the name of Amitabha. Like in the 6 syllable Chenrezig mantra, the 6 syllable Amitabha mantra stands for the 6 Paramitas, the antidote to the 6 afflictive emotions. The mantra has the nature of Bodhichitta.

The 6 Paramitas:
1) The Perfection of Generosity (Dana Paramita)
2) The Perfection of Ethics (Sila Paramita)
3) The Perfection of Patience (Kshanti Paramita)
4) The Perfection of Joyous Effort / Enthusiastic Perseverance (Virya Paramita)
5) The Perfection of Concentration (Dhyana Paramita)
6) The Perfection of Wisdom (Prajna Paramita)

By reciting this mantra, the 6 afflictive emotions are purified and the qualities of the 6 Paramitas are accomplished. We increase our love and compassion and thereby destroy self-grasping.

If the mind is not distracted, you will see the nature of mind. By seeing your true nature, afflictive emotions will disappear. By reciting the mantra mindful awareness and wisdom increase. This wisdom awareness will disperse the afflictive emotions. Once these emotions are gone, the mind itself is the Buddha. There is no need to look for a Buddha elsewhere. Thus the Buddha said, 'perfectly tame your own mind! This is the Buddha's teaching.' To clean up your own mind is the Buddha's teaching.

The seed for Dewachen is already within your mind, your true nature. If the mind remains undistracted, it will be actualized. When self-grasping diminishes, the nature of mind itself is Dewachen. You can go to Dewachen by the power of your own mind. Right now, Dewachen is within your mind, it is the bliss that is your own true nature. If you realize it you will be born in that bliss after parting from this body.


PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:50 am 
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I thought it was OM AMI DEWA HRIH?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:41 pm 

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The mantra is technically OM AMI DEWA HRI, but in Tibetan accent, HRI comes out SHRI.

Also, some sources have OM AMI DHEWA HRI

PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:07 pm 

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Jangchup Donden wrote:
I thought it was OM AMI DEWA HRIH?

That's kinda what I thought too.

Tibetan pronounciation? Hmmmmmmm........

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:24 am 

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Like Hung pronounciation for Hum, Shri or Shrih might be in fact closer to the way the original might have been in India and still is very much in use. Our western judgmentalism? hmm....

Dzogchen masters I know say: 1)Buddhist religion essence is Dzogchen 2)Religions are positive by intent/fruit 3)Any method's OK unless: breaking Dzogchen vows, mixed as syncretic (Milanese Soup) 4)Don't join mandalas of opponents of Dalai Lama/Padmasambhava: False Deity inventors by encouraging victims 5)Don't debate Ati with others 6)Don't discuss Ati practices online 7) A master told his old disciple: no one's to discuss his teaching with some others on a former forum nor mention him. Publicity's OK, questions are asked from masters/set teachers in person/email/non-public forums~Best wishes

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:52 am 

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Pronounciation and the way one writes stuff are two different things. If you you write shri instead of hri that just gets mixed up with shri or sri as in Shri Chakrasamvara. To make matter more complicated for the latter many Tibetans rather say Shiri rather than Shri

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