Monday Mantra for October 2, 2017: “Om Vajrapani Hum” Vajrapani is an enlightened Buddhist deity, or Bodhisattva, who embodies the infinite energy of the liberated mind. Through recitation of the mantra “Om Vajrapani Hum”, one can learn to access the boundless and fiery energy which Vajrapani emits. Along with Manjushri (embodiment of Wisdom),[…]
1)When you’re seeking to be uplifted: – Sri Ram, Jai Ram, Jai Jai Ram, Sita Ram, Sita Ram “ May the Light and highest power that resides in my heart be victorious over all obstacles and difficulty.” Jai Ram ft. Tara Devi by DTO 2) When you’re seeking peace: – Om Shanti Om “ I[…]
The meaning of mantra has a wide range of definitions across many different beliefs systems, yet what resonates with me is the translation of it to “without mind;” a tool of thought that helps us get out of our heads, away from endless thoughts racing through, and into a state of concentration focused on one[…]
Mantra Monday Gayatri Mantra Om Bhur Bhuvaḥ Swaḥ Tat-savitur Vareñyaṃ Bhargo Devasya Dhīmahi Dhiyo Yonaḥ Prachodayāt One of my personal favorite mantras is the Gayatri Mantra. It is an ancient mantra which was written in Sanskrit in the Rig Veda an estimated 2500 to 3500 years ago.The mantra, some argue, may have been chanted for[…]
Mantra Monday Lokah Somastah Sukhino Bhavantu In the past, I’ve spoken about how important mantras are in our practice, and how powerful they are and can be when treated with the respect they deserve. Mantras are a regular part of my practice and have helped to transform my life, and the way I see the[…]
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.
This quote from Buddha is one of my favorites. It reflects the importance our thinking and consequently, our language, which is a reflection of that, has on our perception of reality. One way we can influence our thinking, our language, and our reality is through mantras. […]