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oṃ āḥ hūṃ 唵 阿 吽 ॐ आः हूँ A short and sweet article at the Samye Institute: Oṃ āḥ hūṃ: The Three Syllables Another good article at VisibleMantra.Org: The Seed Syllable āḥ – and oṃ āḥ hūṃ

大悲咒 (Great Compassionate Mantra)

大悲咒 (Great Compassionate Mantra). This is one of the most popular mantras among present-day Buddhists. It is not to be confused with the longer mantra that is also often referred to as 大悲咒, and in English is often simply called “The Great Dharani”. That longer mantra is also known as “The Nilakantha Dharani”, but the […]

“… a determined, optimistic attitude ….”

Because ignorance and wisdom are diametrically opposed in the way they apprehend phenomena and because ignorance is an erroneous consciousness, wisdom can overcome ignorance. When ignorance is uprooted, all the afflictions that depend on it also cease. Other counterforces do not have the ability to eliminate ignorance but are applied to individual afflictions. Since cultivating […]