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  1. BUDDHA AMITABHA

    I thought I'd mention that Amitofuo mantra is very helpful for "staying single" if one desires to do so. This is something I've just noticed from experience and not anything I read about.
  2. BUDDHA AMITABHA

    Interesting 🤔
  3. BUDDHA AMITABHA

    Well I think SGI is a fairly recent development in Nichiren Buddhism and definitely doesn't represent the whole thing or even most of the history of it. The reason I was asking about Christian and Catholic stuff is because lately I've been experimenting with praying to some of the saints and the rosary and such but I had a weird experience earlier today where I started feeling physically sick from it like clammy shaky hands nausea very pessimistic ECT... It was very strange I didn't start feeling better until I started doing some Buddhist chanting. Primarily Nam myoho renge Kyo and the zhunti mantra.
  4. BUDDHA AMITABHA

    just out of curiosity if you ever experimented with prayers to any of the Christian deities or saints? I ask because I've been experimenting like me but I don't think they make me feel very good.
  5. BUDDHA AMITABHA

    Interesting 🤔
  6. BUDDHA AMITABHA

    I would be curious if you don't mind sharing some of your experiences so far with this?
  7. Mantras

    So I had heard that Amitofu works on the crown chakra. Does anyone know a Buddhist mantra that works on the brow chakra?
  8. BUDDHA AMITABHA

    I thought about that too. It makes me think about the lotus sutra and the use of expedient means to reach various people various ways.
  9. BUDDHA AMITABHA

    It's interesting you say that because I never really tried to do visualisations while doing mantras but lately Catholic imagery pops in my head even though I've never been Catholic. Images like statues and cathedrals and such things.
  10. BUDDHA AMITABHA

    I've noticed something lately. From what I've read different mantras affect different chakras. I had read that Amitofu was supposed to work primarily on the crown chakra. I've also noticed that if I do primarily this mantra that I eventually begin to feel more skeptical and doubting. If it acts primarily on the crown chakra that relates most to spirituality then I wonder if these thoughts and feelings which are basically the opposite of spirituality are the gunk being cleaned out of that chakra. I'd also heard that Zhunti mantra primarily affected the heart chakra. I noticed that if I spend a lot of time doing that mantra that I feel a lot of emotional issues which relate to the heart chakra.
  11. Chundi mantra

    Agreed
  12. Chundi mantra

    So I've been doing this mantra again lately and I've always experienced a wide range of effects but it seems like lately after I do it I get extremely tired and fall asleep.
  13. BUDDHA AMITABHA

    I really like it. I feel that it has a big effect in my heart and chest area and I feel a lot of compassion and kindness when I do it similarly to the mani mantra.
  14. BUDDHA AMITABHA

    I've been doing a lot of Zhunti mantra lately. I've noticed similar experiences to what you were describing. The mantra seems to be powerful in dealing with karma and and having an effect on my mind but it's also powerful so I found it necessary to mitigate it with other practices.
  15. BUDDHA AMITABHA

    Yes helpful, thank you. Interesting. I was unaware of such prayers. The one to Amitofo Buddha kind of reminds me a little bit of the Orthodox Jesus prayer. "Lord Jesus Christ son of God have mercy on me.". I have more confidence in the Buddhist stuff but have you ever experimented with the prayers of other traditions and if so was your impressions of their effectiveness?