Seishin wrote:Same goes for my post. In the tradition I follow, mantras and mudras are not usually for the general public, and even those who learn them do so with a qualified teacher.
Devotionary wrote:One of the nuns recently encouraged me to memorize a set of mantras for everyday use not usually found in books, but available to the public nevertheless. I HAVE been interested in East Asian Vajrayana, but within the context of (Chinese) Zen/Pureland practice. The incense mantra in the video is usually done by the monastics, among other mantras. Again, your responses have all made me even more curious/eager to learn. Thanks guys!
jmlee369 wrote:I suspect the use of the mantra for offering incense is a modern influence of Tibetan Buddhism on Chinese monastics.
icylake wrote:i suspect it would be modern influence too. he chants the dharani in Sanskrit, not in traditional chinese pronunciation, and that is very unsual in Taiwan..maybe Tibetan buddhism's influence to Taiwan more and more stronger, so some small groups would adapt Sanskrit pronunciation and Mudra from Tibetan buddhism.
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