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OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH [toning in the tunnel+ meditation]

"Manjushri Mantra" [meditation on emptiness]

OM

A leads to the insight that the essence of all things is unproduced.

RA leads to the insight that all things are pure and free of defilements.

PA leads to the insight that all dharmas have been “expounded in the ultimate sense.”

CA leads to the insight that the arising and ceasing of things cannot be apprehended because in reality there is no arising or ceasing.

NA leads to the insight that although the names for things change the nature of things behind their names cannot be gained or lost.

DHIH  thought , (especially) religious thought , reflection , meditation , devotion , prayer; understanding , intelligence , wisdom

Sounds like This [click! Listen if you are coming so that you can get the pronunciation =)]

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"MANJUSHRI MANTRA"

Manjushri is a Bodhisattva who represents wisdom, and his mantra also symbolizes that quality. He holds a sword in his right hand — symbolizing his ability to cut through delusion. In his left hand, by his heart, he holds the stem of a lotus flower, which bears a book — the Perfection of Wisdom teaching, or Prajnaparamita.


The syllables between Om and the concluding Dhiih are the first syllables of a syllabary called the arapacana because it begins with A RA PA CA and NA. (A syllabary is like an alphabet, but made up of syllables). This syllabary is found in a number of Buddhist texts, including some Perfection of Wisdom (prajñaparamita) texts. Many of the texts in which A RA PA CA NA (and the rest of the sylllabary) appears are not connected with Manjushri, but according to Dr. Conze (in the introduction to The Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom) “in later literature is is always connected with the Bodhisattva Manjushri.”



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This mantra just sounds happy to me.  Let's be happy, and chant it together.  30 min of chanting.

HOORAY EMPTINESS.! ?!!!


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  • Stephen B.

    i'm going to have to miss, too. Family commitment came up. Hope to catch the next one.

    September 23, 2013

    • KarmaKen

      hope so! have a good evening.

      September 23, 2013

  • Ziegler

    Oops sorry something came up, but next time I'm in.

    September 23, 2013

    • KarmaKen

      catch you next time

      September 23, 2013

  • Ziegler

    Looks like fun, I've always wondered what type of weirdo's hung out in that tunnel. Now I get to be one. SOLID!

    September 19, 2013

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