Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The mantras below, though they emerge from different cultural contexts, all trace their lineage back to that universal language, to the Word that begat the great mystery as St. John spoke of.

I have used these mantras for some years now in varying degrees of consistency and frequency and can personally attest to their efficacy and value. As with any meditative practice, it is a good idea to take a few deep conscious breaths before beginning and to clear the mind as best as one can, to focus properly on the task at hand:

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om bhur bhuvas suvar maha
om ah hung
aum
sssss mmmmm aahhh ooooo (as in oops) oohhh (as in oat) aaayy (as in ace) eeeee (as in eat)
omnis jaum intimo
om namah shiva
aloah va daath
ta ya ta om be kan ze be kan ze ma ha be kan ze rad za sa mud ga te so ha
om gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi soha
om mani padme hum
om shanti shanti shanti-hee and/or amen amen amen

It is important, as with a number of meditative disciplines, to keep in mind that the benefit accrued from such a practice is to be shared with everyone, including non-human creatures. So you may wish to include a short petition as an endnote to your practice something like: may any merit attained through this practice be dedicated to the enlightenment of all sentient beings

Taken from: J Ocean Dennie

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