If my dog is deaf does he get any benefit from me saying Om mani padme hung when he's in the room?

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If my dog is deaf does he get any benefit from me saying Om mani padme hung when he's in the room?

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This may seem like a silly question but when I meditate our dogs are usually in the room (our beagle will raise a huge racket otherwise). I was thinking today that they must get a benefit from hearing me say Om mani padme hung, but then I remembered our border collie is deaf. So I was wondering does he get any spiritual benefit from just being in the room where I'm saying it?
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If your dog was not deaf, would they get any benefit... ?
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Yes, because other dog can hear it. I'm very new to Buddhism but I've read if you whisper a mantra into their ears it helps their rebirth. That's why I'm wondering if he gets the benefit without being able to hear it. Like if he...gets the...vibes or something. Maybe I'm not explaining myself very well.
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Karma Chyizom wrote:This may seem like a silly question but when I meditate our dogs are usually in the room (our beagle will raise a huge racket otherwise). I was thinking today that they must get a benefit from hearing me say Om mani padme hung, but then I remembered our border collie is deaf. So I was wondering does he get any spiritual benefit from just being in the room where I'm saying it?
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From the Karandavyuha Sutra, which is the origin of the Mani, says of those that are reciting the Mani:
  • “Those who inhale that person’s breath, whether in love or in anger, will become irreversible bodhisattvas. They will quickly attain the highest complete enlightenment and be samyaksaṃbuddhas.

    All those who just touch that person with their clothing will become bodhisattvas in their last existence.

    Women, men, boys, and girls who just see that person, and even the deer, birds, oxen, donkeys, and so on, who see that person, will all become bodhisattvas in their last existence. They will not experience the suffering of birth, ageing, sickness, death, and separation from the beloved. They will become inconceivable yogins.”

    In that way the Bhagavat encouraged the repetition of the six-syllable mahāvidyā.
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Even merely seeing the mantra brings benefit and can sow a seed of future liberation.
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As I learned it, if you blow on an animal with your breath after reciting the Mani, that will create a beneficial karmic connection and cause them to take fortunate rebirth in the higher realms, at very least. Lamas will recite the Mani over sick and dying animals and then blow on them for this reason.

The breath is imbued with the power of the mantra, which is why when you get your mala blessed you'll notice that the lama blows on it after saying mantras (and we "store" them in our malas after we do recitations, too).

This would seem to be connected to the first part of the quote from the Karandavyuha Sutra that Losal Samten posted:

“Those who inhale that person’s breath, whether in love or in anger, will become irreversible bodhisattvas. They will quickly attain the highest complete enlightenment and be samyaksaṃbuddhas.
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Post by javier.espinoza.t »

your question is not silly, but noble
when transformation practice is done -wich seems to be the case-
there is sound and light -mantra recitation and visualization-
if you want to put a possitive cause for any sentient being
you can visualize rainbow lights from avalokiteshvara's heart to him -your dog in this case-

sound of mantra is for activate, for make real, concrete, your visualization
so from visualization you can do all kind of good actions

best regards my friend.
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Thank you everyone, it's made me really happy to think that he'll also be getting the benefit. You've all been really kind to answer my question! :)
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Karma Jinpa wrote:As I learned it, if you blow on an animal with your breath after reciting the Mani, that will create a beneficial karmic connection...
Will it cause a negative connection if you have halitosis?
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