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Postby greggorious » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:21 pm

Does anyone know any appropriate mantra's for calming anxiety?
"The original heart/mind shines like pure, clear water with the sweetest taste. But if the heart is pure, is our practice over? No, we must not cling even to this purity. We must go beyond all duality, all concepts, all bad, all good, all pure, all impure. We must go beyond self and nonself, beyond birth and death. When we see with the eye of wisdom, we know that the true Buddha is timeless, unborn, unrelated to any body, any history, any image. Buddha is the ground of all being, the realization of the truth of the unmoving mind.” Ajahn Chah

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Re: Mantra

Postby Digity » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:26 am

How about just repeating the word "calm"?
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Re: Mantra

Postby bodom » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:09 pm

I've always found the mantra Buddho helpful in calming the mind. "Bud" on the in breath "dho" on the outbreath.

The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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