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Indra Gayatri – security and success in war

In hinduism on November 28, 2008 at 6:56 pm

Indra is the central deity of the Rig Veda and is considered the most valiant in war. Hence it is no surprise that the chant for security during war and attack is Indra Gayatri.

Chanting Indra Gayatri gives one a security and protection in war and also ensure success against the opponent. Here is Indra Gayatri:

Aum Sahasra Netraye Vidmahe
Vajra Hastraye Dhimahi
Tanno Indrah Prachodayat

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You can either type this chant or mentally chant it. If you are mentally chanting use the copy paste method to keep track of your count. Chant a minimum of 108 times and do the chant for 11 days.

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Keep your mind focussed and on the words you are chanting. Meditate on the warrior aspects of Indra while you are chanting or typing.

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Dalai Lama’s definition of Om Mani Padme Hum

In Buddhism on November 25, 2008 at 12:10 pm

H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama’s definition

Dalai Lama is considered to be the incarnation of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig and his devotees are particularly partial to this mantra. He defines the mantra like this:

“It is very good to recite the mantra Om mani padme hum, but while you are doing it, you should be thinking on its meaning, for the meaning of the six syllables is great and vast… The first, Om […] symbolizes the practitioner’s impure body, speech, and mind; it also symbolizes the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha[…]”

“The path is indicated by the next four syllables. Mani, meaning jewel, symbolizes the factors of method: (the) altruistic intention to become enlightened, compassion, and love.[…]”

“The two syllables, padme, meaning lotus, symbolize wisdom[…]”

“Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllable hum, which indicates indivisibility[…]”

“Thus the six syllables, om mani padme hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha[…]”