Mantras for the Uninitiated

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Mantras for the Uninitiated

Postby Vidyaraja » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:58 am

I realize that Vajrayana practice necessitates a guru, initiation, empowerment, etc. But for those who have not yet done so, what mantra practices if any are available for practice? I've heard people say the Green Tara mantra, Vajra Guru mantra, and Om Mani Padme Hum are mantras which anyone can practice. Is this true and are there any others which anyone can do, and if so what are they?

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Re: Mantras for the Uninitiated

Postby Jangchup Donden » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:02 am

I think Amitabha's mantra might fall under that category as well.
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Re: Mantras for the Uninitiated

Postby dakini_boi » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:52 am

Medicine Buddha, Heart Sutra mantra, and any mantra from Mahayana sutras.
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Re: Mantras for the Uninitiated

Postby ngodrup » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:47 am

Generally speaking, peaceful deities (not blissful or wrathful) require
no initiation. But of course, lung is desirable, from any lineage holder.

On the other hand, you could potentially practice any deity with lung, which implies permission.
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Re: Mantras for the Uninitiated

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:39 am

Budha Shakyamuni mantra.
"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
Naropa - Summary of the View from The Eight Doha Treasures
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Re: Mantras for the Uninitiated

Postby Simon E. » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:06 am

The problem is, as will be readily seen currently in Buddhist cyber world, some take this to mean that ALL Empowerments are superfluous. And even invent their own.
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