Pero wrote:Wow, you hired a private investigator to tell you when to begin with ngondro?Chaz wrote: My PI said to begin.
No, "Practice Instructor" and she wasn't hired.
Well speech is also shorthand for the inner winds, but you know that.Pero wrote:mudra wrote:Again no disagreement with quality over quantity, but I do have an objection to simply reciting mentally. According to the instructions I received, the practitioner should actually recite the mantra verbally so that he/she can hear the mantra him/herself. It should be discreet, but audible to oneself at least.Ah interesting, thanks!Adamantine wrote: Definitely. The point is to simultaneously practice with body, speech, and mind, and thus simultaneously purify all three. Actually vocalizing mantras is said to have the effect of purifying all manner of past negative speech and obscurations of speech.
ha ha I guess so.. I couldn't remember writing it but it's certainly something I could've written.. but then why is my name on it?mudra wrote:Hi Adamantine,
wasn't that quote (Definitiely etc...) from Pema Rigdzin?
Chaz wrote:No, "Practice Instructor" and she wasn't hired.
pemachophel wrote:A friend of mine, a 40-plus-year, mostly-in-retreat student of Chatral Rinpoche recently mentioned that he had done 1000 bum of the Guru mantra in La-drub Thig-le Gya-chen. Somewhat more than once around the mala and job done.
Bum means 100.000 mantras, these are normally recited for each syllable in the mantra. If you have a mantra the mani it contains 6 syllables then the minimum is reciting it 600.000 times.LordD wrote:What is the meaning of word "bum"? My standard is 1000/session.
Depends on the practice but recognizing and gaining confidence the natural state would be the best sign.Motova wrote:What would be the signs of reciting enough mantras?
Yes. Because the answer to such a question depends on time, person and teacher. Some teachers are very strict, others say: "I'm happy if you practice at all anyhow." Sometimes even the same teacher is very permissive now and very rigorous then - and even to the same student only two years later.Konchok Namgyal wrote:...
Oh and I will add, as in ANYTHING having to do with Vajrayana...ask your teacher first !