Mantras are the form of the Buddhas in sound. Chanting these holy words lets us tap into their source and connect with sacred energy that helps transform the mind.
In fact, chanting mantras with concentration, visualisation and the right mental attitude is an important part of Tibetan Buddhist practice.
So, when we recite mantras, it’s very important to make sure we’re doing it correctly. Not reciting mantras well is akin to having an imperfect or incorrect Buddha statue or thangka — the physical representation of the Buddhas.
Moreover, most of us have limited time for spiritual practice. So, we’ve put together this simple guide to help you get the most out of your mantra recitations with the same amount of time and effort.
Most important of all, remember that quality is always better than quantity. It is not about rushing through recitations or chasing high mantra counts. Instead, put your effort into chanting clearly and visualising to the best of your ability. Then you’ll definitely receive the results to transform your life.
- Mantras – Holy Words of Power by Tsem Rinpoche