Mantra

Sets of syllables which, when repeated, protect the mind from destructive states. Sets of syllables and, often, additional Sanskrit words and phrases, all of which represent enlightening speech and which, when repeated, protect the mind from destructive states. While repeating the mantras of a Buddha-figure, one imagines having the abilities to communicate perfectly to everyone the complete means for eliminating suffering and reaching enlightenment. Mantras shape the breath, and consequently the subtle energy-winds, enabling one to bring the winds under control for use in meditation practice.

Tibetan: sngags

Sanskrit: mantra

J. Hopkins: Spell; mantra; general word for tantra.


Other languages

العربية: مانترا
Deutsch: Mantra
Italiano: Mantra
Русский: Мантра
Tiếng Việt: Chú
简体中文: 赞词、真言、经咒、陀罗尼咒
繁體中文: 贊詞、真言、經咒、陀羅尼咒

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