Pero wrote:Chaz wrote: My PI said to begin.
Wow, you hired a private investigator to tell you when to begin with ngondro?
No, "Practice Instructor" and she wasn't hired.
Pero wrote:mudra wrote:Again no disagreement with quality over quantity, but I do have an objection to simply reciting mentally. According to the instructions I received, the practitioner should actually recite the mantra verbally so that he/she can hear the mantra him/herself. It should be discreet, but audible to oneself at least.Adamantine wrote:Definitely. The point is to simultaneously practice with body, speech, and mind, and thus simultaneously purify all three. Actually vocalizing mantras is said to have the effect of purifying all manner of past negative speech and obscurations of speech.
Ah interesting, thanks!
mudra wrote:Hi Adamantine,
wasn't that quote (Definitiely etc...) from Pema Rigdzin?
Chaz wrote:No, "Practice Instructor" and she wasn't hired.
pemachophel wrote:A friend of mine, a 40-plus-year, mostly-in-retreat student of Chatral Rinpoche recently mentioned that he had done 1000 bum of the Guru mantra in La-drub Thig-le Gya-chen. Somewhat more than once around the mala and job done.
LordD wrote:What is the meaning of word "bum"? My standard is 1000/session.
Motova wrote:What would be the signs of reciting enough mantras?
Konchok Namgyal wrote:...
Oh and I will add, as in ANYTHING having to do with Vajrayana...ask your teacher first !