Mantras for the Uninitiated

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Mantras for the Uninitiated

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by Grigoris » Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:39 am

Budha Shakyamuni mantra.
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: Mantras for the Uninitiated

Post by 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.
"Any major dude with half a heart
Will surely tell you my friend,
Any minor world that breaks apart
Can fall together again.
Any major dude will tell you."

Steely Dan.

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