Posted by curtis (220.127.116.11) on October 21, 2000 at 08:16:36:
In Reply to: Re: mantras for real? posted by Susan on October 21, 2000 at 07:20:46:
thank you for your reply, I agree with you that words are powerful force, and we can utilize it to calm our inner world, i chant om mani padme hum every day, and I do feel good. But what is your opinion on the Tibetan buddhist's claim that chanting such and such a mantra sincerely a specify number of times will help cleanse past bad karmas? That is the part I have doubts about because it was not part of The Buddha's original teachings, if it was, he would have explicitly instructed it to his followers.
: words I think you will agree are very important in any case as that is the way we each communicate to each other. In all spiritual faither, prayers are said and it makes spiritual connections to both the outer and inner world. Inside us, there are millions and millions of what is the right word I want to use here, someone else help me here out there but anyway mantras set up things innerwardly to connect to the spiritual world and are very powerful. Of course, if one has no feeling or reason to be saying them, then nothing will happen but if the heart is right, it is your personal connection.
: It help calms the mind, the heart and the whole body loves it. The particular one you used is my own but its not a bad place to start. They are real and bring great results but you will have to find that out for yourself.
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