Common Mahayana Mantras

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Namu Butsu
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Common Mahayana Mantras

Postby Namu Butsu » Thu Feb 24, 2011 3:37 am

What are some common Mahayana Mantras that are shared between many different mahayana paths? :buddha1: :buddha2: :heart:
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"Just say the nembutsu and be liberated" Shinran Shonin
"However hard it may be to bid farewell to this world, when the conditions that bind us to this saha [samsara] realm run out, we are powerless to do anything as the final hour arrives and we are swept away to that Land." -A Record in Lament of Divergences

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Re: Common Mahayana Mantras

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:05 am

Every time you recite Amita Buddha’s name, a ray of light shines through empty space. If you recite very sincerely, then this light fills up the universe, so that the energy of all worlds will be auspicious and harmonious.

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Re: Common Mahayana Mantras

Postby plwk » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:18 am

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Re: Common Mahayana Mantras

Postby Namu Butsu » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:44 pm

Excellent this information is most appreciated. I love the link that shows proper pronounciation of the mantras. :namaste:
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"Just say the nembutsu and be liberated" Shinran Shonin
"However hard it may be to bid farewell to this world, when the conditions that bind us to this saha [samsara] realm run out, we are powerless to do anything as the final hour arrives and we are swept away to that Land." -A Record in Lament of Divergences

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Re: Common Mahayana Mantras

Postby Jechan » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:57 pm

How about the Lotus Sutra, The Heart Sutra, and the big one, The Avatamsaka Sutra.
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