Dharani to develop mental strength

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Hello

Is there any Dharani’s of common Mahayana sutra class that require no transmission that help cultivate mental strength?

It has to be non-tantric that is freely available and open.

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AJP wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 9:13 pm Hello

Is there any Dharani’s of common Mahayana sutra class that require no transmission that help cultivate mental strength?

It has to be non-tantric that is freely available and open.

Thanks
What do you mena by mental strenght?

If you want something with mental capacity such as thinking etc, there is a plenty of prayers to Manjushri.
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Könchok Thrinley wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 10:11 pm
AJP wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 9:13 pm Hello

Is there any Dharani’s of common Mahayana sutra class that require no transmission that help cultivate mental strength?

It has to be non-tantric that is freely available and open.

Thanks
What do you mena by mental strenght?

Something that increases mental fortitude to contain problems and so forth. Maybe Vajrapani might be good but has to be Sutra and I’m not sure if that one is available in that class of common Mahayana.

Thankyou
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Have you browsed Rulu's site? Many of the mantras have associated sutras which are also on the site.
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明安 Myoan wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 11:15 pm Have you browsed Rulu's site? Many of the mantras have associated sutras which are also on the site.
Thanks, useful and kind of you!
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AJP wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 10:33 pm
Könchok Thrinley wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 10:11 pm
AJP wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 9:13 pm Hello

Is there any Dharani’s of common Mahayana sutra class that require no transmission that help cultivate mental strength?

It has to be non-tantric that is freely available and open.

Thanks
What do you mena by mental strenght?

Something that increases mental fortitude to contain problems and so forth. Maybe Vajrapani might be good but has to be Sutra and I’m not sure if that one is available in that class of common Mahayana.

Thankyou
The best way to achieve that is mind training.
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AJP wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 9:13 pm Hello

Is there any Dharani’s of common Mahayana sutra class that require no transmission that help cultivate mental strength?

It has to be non-tantric that is freely available and open.

Thanks
Shurangama mantra (aka Sitatapatra dharani) if you can manage it, otherwise the Great Compassion mantra. These are good for any purpose really.
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AJP wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 10:33 pm
Könchok Thrinley wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 10:11 pm
AJP wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 9:13 pm Hello

Is there any Dharani’s of common Mahayana sutra class that require no transmission that help cultivate mental strength?

It has to be non-tantric that is freely available and open.

Thanks
What do you mena by mental strenght?

Something that increases mental fortitude to contain problems and so forth.

Thankyou
why you think you need that?

i mean, maybe you need to outcast some obstacles-makers first. somethimes the problem isn't onself.
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I also think that mani mantra could be quite enough, especially when you combine it with developing of loving kindness (you can do that with any mantra really). Why? Because mantra is meant to "protect the mind" over time it gives the strength as afflictive emotions are countered by the practice and purified. Especially if you give rise to love which is the sole source of all good things in this and future lives.

But experience tells me that while one can slowly make a progress through just using mantras etc. The real core of the practice in the end is facing your own afflictions and dealing with that. And that gives us the strength.
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AJP wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 9:13 pm Hello

Is there any Dharani’s of common Mahayana sutra class that require no transmission that help cultivate mental strength?

It has to be non-tantric that is freely available and open.

Thanks
I was in this situation the habit of anxiety and fear. Find a diet that’s free of animals. Recommend buckwheat barley red rice red adzuki beans as 80 percent of diet dairy no sugar no fruit. Japanese potato. Miso paste, peanut butter, and sesame oil. Carrot, onions, ginger, lotus root, watercress, dandelion, strawberry is okay. Fine a practice stick to it. Exercise daily. Don’t consume too much water drink little as thirsty because it will overwork kidneys to filter excessive water when this type of diet has no junks. Works for me personally. Might not for everyone.
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Könchok Thrinley wrote: Thu May 28, 2020 7:43 am
AJP wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 10:33 pm
Könchok Thrinley wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 10:11 pm

What do you mena by mental strenght?

Something that increases mental fortitude to contain problems and so forth. Maybe Vajrapani might be good but has to be Sutra and I’m not sure if that one is available in that class of common Mahayana.

Thankyou
The best way to achieve that is mind training.
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Thank you will adopt this
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Könchok Thrinley wrote: Thu May 28, 2020 3:19 pm I also think that mani mantra could be quite enough, especially when you combine it with developing of loving kindness (you can do that with any mantra really). Why? Because mantra is meant to "protect the mind" over time it gives the strength as afflictive emotions are countered by the practice and purified. Especially if you give rise to love which is the sole source of all good things in this and future lives.

But experience tells me that while one can slowly make a progress through just using mantras etc. The real core of the practice in the end is facing your own afflictions and dealing with that. And that gives us the strength.
Also this
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javier.espinoza.t wrote: Thu May 28, 2020 2:55 pm
AJP wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 10:33 pm
Könchok Thrinley wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 10:11 pm

What do you mena by mental strenght?

Something that increases mental fortitude to contain problems and so forth.

Thankyou
why you think you need that?

i mean, maybe you need to outcast some obstacles-makers first. somethimes the problem isn't onself.
Not for me personally to help someone close to me. Teaching them to overcome the various difficulties that are presenting.
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LastLegend wrote: Thu May 28, 2020 3:27 pm
AJP wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 9:13 pm Hello

Is there any Dharani’s of common Mahayana sutra class that require no transmission that help cultivate mental strength?

It has to be non-tantric that is freely available and open.

Thanks

I was in this situation the habit of anxiety and fear. Find a diet that’s free of animals. Recommend buckwheat barley red rice red adzuki beans as 80 percent of diet dairy no sugar no fruit. Japanese potato. Miso paste, peanut butter, and sesame oil. Carrot, onions, ginger, lotus root, watercress, dandelion, strawberry is okay. Fine a practice stick to it. Exercise daily. Don’t consume too much water drink little as thirsty because it will overwork kidneys to filter excessive water when this type of diet has no junks. Works for me personally. Might not for everyone.
Thank you diet is important, very good point
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jmlee369 wrote: Thu May 28, 2020 9:38 am
AJP wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 9:13 pm Hello

Is there any Dharani’s of common Mahayana sutra class that require no transmission that help cultivate mental strength?

It has to be non-tantric that is freely available and open.

Thanks
Shurangama mantra (aka Sitatapatra dharani) if you can manage it, otherwise the Great Compassion mantra. These are good for any purpose really.
Thanks thought of that used to recite it years ago
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AJP wrote: Thu May 28, 2020 6:07 pm
javier.espinoza.t wrote: Thu May 28, 2020 2:55 pm
AJP wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 10:33 pm

Something that increases mental fortitude to contain problems and so forth.

Thankyou
why you think you need that?

i mean, maybe you need to outcast some obstacles-makers first. somethimes the problem isn't onself.
Not for me personally to help someone close to me. Teaching them to overcome the various difficulties that are presenting.
i see. i second the Avalokiteshvara mantra, it is the best really haha.

you can give your friend a little push also, with the same mantra.
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Mahāsthāmaprāpta. In some traditions he is also considered the non-wrathful manifestation of Vajrapāṇi (though in Tibetan Buddhism Vajrapāṇi is usually considered a wrathful manifestation of Vajrasattva)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahasthamaprapta

AJP wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 10:33 pm
Könchok Thrinley wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 10:11 pm
AJP wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 9:13 pm Hello

Is there any Dharani’s of common Mahayana sutra class that require no transmission that help cultivate mental strength?

It has to be non-tantric that is freely available and open.

Thanks
What do you mena by mental strenght?

Something that increases mental fortitude to contain problems and so forth. Maybe Vajrapani might be good but has to be Sutra and I’m not sure if that one is available in that class of common Mahayana.

Thankyou
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pueraeternus wrote: Sat May 30, 2020 5:50 am Mahāsthāmaprāpta. In some traditions he is also considered the non-wrathful manifestation of Vajrapāṇi (though in Tibetan Buddhism Vajrapāṇi is usually considered a wrathful manifestation of Vajrasattva)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahasthamaprapta

AJP wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 10:33 pm
Könchok Thrinley wrote: Wed May 27, 2020 10:11 pm

What do you mena by mental strenght?

Something that increases mental fortitude to contain problems and so forth. Maybe Vajrapani might be good but has to be Sutra and I’m not sure if that one is available in that class of common Mahayana.

Thankyou
Thanks
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javier.espinoza.t wrote: Sat May 30, 2020 4:09 am
AJP wrote: Thu May 28, 2020 6:07 pm
javier.espinoza.t wrote: Thu May 28, 2020 2:55 pm

why you think you need that?

i mean, maybe you need to outcast some obstacles-makers first. somethimes the problem isn't onself.
Not for me personally to help someone close to me. Teaching them to overcome the various difficulties that are presenting.
i see. i second the Avalokiteshvara mantra, it is the best really haha.

you can give your friend a little push also, with the same mantra.
Thanks Javier!!!
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I like the tone of hopeful dignity in this one.

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