Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Morning Zen

Behold the jewel in the lotus. Om Mani Padme Hum
There is a mantra. A repetition that brings us into communion with the divine. Interesting that communion as dichotomy with the physical/intellectual of the world.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting you speak of mantras today, sir. Between yesterday's thoughts of grace and things learned from new book, before my day began, while still half asleep repeated words to myself that i began thinking the day before and felt great peace. (Inner peace is a tough thing and isn't that what mantras are supposed to help bring? Or is that just my definition of divinity at this time because that it is what I most seek?...)

Mantras, when chosen correctly and practiced constantly are amazing, powerful...and yet so very simple.

Interesting timing, sir. Cool stuff.

m

Anonymous said...

dichotomy...."is the belief that humans consist of a soul and a body"...and so it must be, that on occasion the body will not be in disease, but the mind, the soul as one may prefer, may have unhealed wounds and unsettled issues which may be so severe as to incite bodily disease....stress at it may be.
http://www.dharma-haven.org/tibetan/meaning-of-om-mani-padme-hung.htm a reference to the mantra as it be....
for even the "unreligious" or "unsoulful" find comfort in repetition, either in the chant or repetition of a particular sound, as in a sound used in meditation...repeated.
Prayer, the litergy of various sects ( religions ), the various
creeds, the repetitious "Holy Marys" to seek relief from sin....
they seem to evolve a similar meaning and similar "end" to the "sayer". ....the provide of focus, a "distraction" if this word may be used, to give the individual a washing of the soul... the mind.
repetition of the reminder....take the mind to a "higher" level ....
best wishes....
happiness and harmony of the mind....the soul....