My last mantra

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JamesNewell
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My last mantra

Post by JamesNewell » Wed May 28, 2014 12:58 am

I still have much to learn before I will be able to save beings, so as I am nearing the end of my life, I am doing a mantra which I hope will keep me learning in future lifetimes until I do become able to save other beings. If anyone can strengthen the effects of this mantra for me, I would like that very much. My last mantra is:

In future lifetimes, I will quickly save all beings.

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Re: My last mantra

Post by kirtu » Wed May 28, 2014 1:05 am

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OM AMI DEWA HRIH

May Buddha Amitabha bless us to perfect lovingkindness, compassion and Bodhicitta and then lead all beings to ultimate happiness.
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: My last mantra

Post by Konchog1 » Wed May 28, 2014 2:04 am

Any is fine as long as you recite it all the time with love for all beings.

This may be helpful:

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Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats

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Re: My last mantra

Post by Anders » Wed May 28, 2014 8:33 am

JamesNewell wrote:I still have much to learn before I will be able to save beings, so as I am nearing the end of my life, I am doing a mantra which I hope will keep me learning in future lifetimes until I do become able to save other beings. If anyone can strengthen the effects of this mantra for me, I would like that very much. My last mantra is:

In future lifetimes, I will quickly save all beings.
An excellent choice. I will recite mantras myself in the hope of strengthening your last hope, and pray that Avalokiteshvara will do the same. :anjali:
"Even if my body should be burnt to death in the fires of hell
I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice"

--- Gandavyuha Sutra

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Re: My last mantra

Post by JamesNewell » Wed May 28, 2014 4:35 pm

Thank you for your excellent help. I would of course be happy to go to one of the pure realms and start working with one or more Bodhisattvas, learning how to save other beings and working with them on that. I would like to work with them on discovering additional ways to save beings who are not being reached by existing methods. I don't think I'm advanced enough yet to be able to do that so will have to reincarnate and learn additional knowledge and skills. For example, my own skills are less than the skills of the teachers I have encountered.

But I will get there eventually.

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Re: My last mantra

Post by joy&peace » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:29 am

very interesting!

this thread has a lot of compassion there, just from the first post alone :)

you are there - you are always there -

all we have to really do is wake up. :)

blessings to you, wherever you are. :meditate:
Om Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate bodhi svaha

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