Merits from listening recorded chanting

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Merits from listening recorded chanting

Post by pael » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:04 pm

What to listen from Youtube to get positive karmic imprints? I mean as non-stop.
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Re: Merits from listening recorded chanting

Post by tatpurusa » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:31 pm

I sincerely don't know, but my guess would be it is similar to being around where prayer flags are hanged.

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Re: Merits from listening recorded chanting

Post by futerko » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:05 am

The Gyuto Monks are fantastic - I like to use headphones for better immersion.

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Re: Merits from listening recorded chanting

Post by justsit » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:51 am

A small digression - the Gyuto chants include one voice that can produce three notes at the same time. I'm no musician, but apparently Huston Smith's [famous Western professor of World Religions] visit to the Gyuto Monks was the first time this phenomenon had ever been recorded on tape.

The first time I heard that sound, the hair on the back of my neck stood up and I got chills. It was one of several pivotal experiences that pointed me to Tibetan Buddhism.

Short clip of Smith describing his discovery (he is quite old and speaks rather slowly).


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Re: Merits from listening recorded chanting

Post by Könchok Thrinley » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:59 pm

I don't really think that recordings by themselves will do much good. That being said, I like to listen to some recordings that remind me of practice and remind me to develop bodhicitta.



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Re: Merits from listening recorded chanting

Post by weitsicht » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:03 am

I think activation of the own speech chakra is better
- and if this is humming or murmuring only
(rather than listening)

helpful for beings in the bardo states though
since the listening capacity is the last sense to fade
(not sure about the sense order when coming to existence)
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Re: Merits from listening recorded chanting

Post by Karma_Yeshe » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:37 am

weitsicht wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:03 am
I think activation of the own speech chakra is better
- and if this is humming or murmuring only
(rather than listening)

helpful for beings in the bardo states though
since the listening capacity is the last sense to fade
(not sure about the sense order when coming to existence)
:good:

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Re: Merits from listening recorded chanting

Post by Vasana » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:39 am

Hi Pael, many sutras mention the benefit of simply hearing them. Including those with dharanis and mantras.

Being mindful of Buddhas and Devas, rejoicing in the virtue of others is also an easy way to accumulate merit, as is cultivating even a mere semblance of bodhichitta in the form of an aspiration since this kind of thought, even when only an imitation of the real thing, is still unparalleled among mundane thought. Hearing Samantabhadras aspiration is a good one to include. 21 Taras also comes to mind. It's ok to listen to it or recite in English.

If seated practice is difficult for you, there are always other methods for purifying and accumulating. Spinning a mani wheel could be an option. Garchen Rinpoche speaks on the benefits of this.
Offering candles,water or other sense objects is also an option.
Try and do your best with any practices you have received and make aspirations regularly and your mind will move in the right diredtuon even if there are obstacles to regular practice
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