Buddhist Meditation – Enrich Your Hearts with Buddhist Melodies


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Enrich Your Hearts with Buddhist Melodies

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Buddhist Meditation is the music created for or inspired by Buddhism and part of Buddhist art. Chinese Buddhist Music utilizes a rich variety of musical instruments during chants and hymns. Since these instruments are used in the propagation of Buddhist teachings, they are collectively named Dharma instruments. Instruments such as the gong, large bell (ch. qing), large drum (ch. gu), wooden fish, small cymbals, large cymbals and Chinese tambourine punctuate both Chinese folk and Buddhist Music.  In modern practice, Chinese Buddhist Music is frequently accompanied by a variety of Chinese orchestral instruments, piano, or traditional European symphony orchestras.

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Buddhist melodies are characterized as being strong, but not fierce; soft, but not weak; pure, but not dry; still, but not sluggish, and able to help purify the hearts of listeners. By listening, you can enrich and reenergize your hearts, reach the most remote places and overcome the limitations of time and distance, as well as differences in cultural backgrounds and nationalities.

12 soul-stirring Buddhist melodies are included in Buddhist Meditation:

1. Great Compassion Mantra

The famous "Great Compassion Mantra" is a popular mantra which represents the infinite mercy of bodhisattva Quan Yin. With every single word expressing truth and consciousness, the "Great Compassion Mantra" has no the slightest falseness. It is often used for protection or purification.

2. Amitābha

This mantra reads "Namas Amitābha", which means "Hail to Amitābha Buddha". Amitābha is a celestial Buddha who possesses infinite merits resulting from good deeds over countless past lives as a bodhisattva named Dharmakāra. "Amitābha" is translatable as "Infinite Light", hence Amitābha is often called "The Buddha of Infinite Light."

3. Quan Yin

Quan Yin is the Goddess of Compassion and Wisdom in Buddhism. She fulfilled needs in Chinese religious life similar to those answered by Mother Mary in western cultures. Whenever help is needed, Lady Quan Yin can manifest her calm and loving presence.

4. Manjusri Mantra

Manjusri Mantra is commonly associated with Manjusri, a bodhisattva representing wisdom, doctrine and awareness. Chanting the Manjusri mantra: "Om A Ra Pa Cha Na Dhīh" is believed to enhance wisdom and improve one’s skills in debating, memory, writing, and other literary abilities.

5. Om Mani Padme Hum

The mantra is particularly associated with the four-armed form of Quan Yin, the Goddess of Compassion. The Sanskrit phrase "Om Mani Padme Hum" implies great capacity, great wisdom and great compassion in the whole universe, which is rich in meaning, mysterious and profound.

6. Medicine Buddha Mantra

Chinese Buddhists recite the mantra of the Medicine Buddha to overcome sickness. The Medicine Buddha Mantra is held to be extremely powerful for healing physical illnesses and purification of negative karma.

7. Sakyamuni Buddha Mantra

Sakyamuni (the sage of the Sakyan Clan) is the historical Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama. He is the supreme teacher and founder of Buddhism. Sakyamuni Buddha Mantra is a play on his name. Muni means sage. Maha means great. So the mantra reads "Om wise one, wise one, greatly wise one, wise one of the Sakyans, Hail!"

8. Ksitigarbha Mantra

Ksitigarbha is a bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism, whose name may be translated as "Earth Treasury". He is often regarded as the bodhisattva of hell beings. The effect of this mantra is producing the "Samadhi Realm of Adamantine Indestructible Conduct", which means a trance and deep rooted bliss within yourself.

9. Shurangama Mantra

The Shurangama Mantra is a popular mantra synonymous to the practice of the Bodhisattva Quan Yin. And it also represents Buddhist deities in East Asia. It is often used for protection or purification for meditators.

10. Ten Small Mantras

In Chinese Buddhism, Ten Small Mantras were finalized by the monk Yulin, a teacher of the Shunzhi Emperor, for monks, nuns, and laity to chant in the morning.

11. Prajnaparamita Mantra

Prajnaparamita is the paradigmatic enlightened goddess in Buddhism. She is the transcendent wisdom of selflessness and freedom, the realization that free from all suffering. Prajnaparamita Mantra is called "the Mantra of Highest Knowledge" and "the Mantra of Great insight." It is said to be "the Mantra of Truth" as there is no deception. It eases or removes all suffering.

12. Maitreya Mantra

Maitreya (Sanskrit), is a future Buddha of this world in Buddhist eschatology, whose name means mercy. Maitreya is to appear on Earth, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. According to scriptures, Maitreya will be a successor of the historic Sakyamuni Buddha. The prophecy of the arrival of Maitreya references a time when Dharma will be forgotten on Earth. Maitreya is typically pictured seated with a broad smile, showing his tolerance and optimism. The Maitreya Mantra is chanted to praise this Buddha of generosity.

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