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  Posted on Sep.11.2009 @ 10:04PM EDT by chontri
Once the brahmin Janussoni approached the Buddha... and spoke to him thus:

"It is said, Master Gotama, 'Nibbana is directly visible.' In what way, Master
Gotama, is Nibbana... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: WHAT IS ROLE DO MANTRAS PLAY IN ZEN BUDDHISM?
vertical line Posted on Jul.01.2007 @ 10:26PM EDT by Jesucristo
In various forms of Buddhism, I have found that mantras play differing roles. In Shingon it has a more esoteric use. What is the purpose of mantras in Zen? Are they purely for our purposes or as a means to communicate with Bodhisattva?
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Reply from Pendragon
Jul.01.2007
11:50PM EDT 
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vertical line Mantras play no role at all.
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Reply from Lynnoh
Jul.02.2007
11:40AM EDT 
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vertical line if you want to learn to swim...I suppose you go to the water and get in..right? mantras like this maybe?
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Reply from stephen
Jul.02.2007
12:44PM EDT 
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Gone

Gone

Gone beyond

Gone altogether beyond

Bodhi, rejoice !

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Reply from ______
Jul.02.2007
02:37PM EDT 
vertical line Especially that crap!
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Reply from Lionel
Jul.02.2007
11:39PM EDT 
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......it is just tools afterall, actually we don't need mantras (though it may help) to help purifying our mind...even the breathing phenomena that under obervation will everntually be letting-go...when our mind is still, everything seem to be at auto-mode...

As mantras for communcation purpose, I am not sure... I think it may help give one confidence or encouragment for asking external forces to give blessing or help such like those who believe & pray for GOD's or GODS' HELP.

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Reply from ______
Jul.03.2007
08:14AM EDT 
vertical line You can buy, steal or even read books on it. All about mantras. Like your mantra and that guy's mantra - and the other guy's mantra - they all know who I'm talking about because they go on about telling everybody else the same stuff over and over and over and they can't shut up with the mantras.
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Reply from Woodsman
Jul.03.2007
03:09PM EDT 
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vertical line Omeee....Omyyy.... just open the eye.
Omeee...Omixxx... just pick up the sticks
Omeee...Omen... Women again! I was that last time!
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