At the Center of Your Being Meditation

This short meditation includes soothing Tibetan Singing Bowls

played by David Jones and a voice soundtrack by Carmen Warrington

whose soothing voice helps you relax,

meditate and even drift off to peaceful sleep.

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Affirmation of a Disciple

I am a point of light within a greater Light.

I am a strand of loving energy

within the stream of Love divine.

I am a point sacrificial fire

focused within the fiery Will of God.

And thus I stand.

 

I am a way by which men may achieve.

I am a source of strength,

enabling them to stand.

I am a beam of light,

shining upon their way.

And thus I stand.

 

And standing thus, revolve.

And tread this way the ways of men,

And know the ways of God.

And thus I stand.

 

Affirmation of a Disciple

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Mantram of Unification

The sons of men are one

and I am one with them.

I seek to love, not hate;

I seek to serve and not exact due service;

I seek to heal, not hurt.

 

Let pain bring due reward

of light and love.

Let the soul control the outer form,

and life and all events

And bring to light the love

that underlies the happenings of the time.

 

Let vision come and insight.

Let the future stand revealed.

Let inner union demonstrate

and outer cleavages be gone.

Let love prevail. Let all men love.

 

Mantram of Unification

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Guru Rinpoche Mantra

OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUM

(Om Ah Hung Benza Guru Péma Siddhi Hung

-- Tibetan pronounciation)

 

Approximate English Meaning

I  invoke you, Vajra (Root) Guru,

Padmasambhava,

by your blessing may you grant us

ordinary and supreme realization.

 

Mantra of Padmasambhava

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Asatho Maa Sad Gamaya

Asatho Maa Sad Gamaya.

Thamaso Maa Jyothir Gamaya.

Mrithyur Maa Amritham Gamaya.

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

 

Approximate English Translation

From untruth lead us to Truth.

From darkness lead us to Light.

From death lead us to Immortality.

Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

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Gayatri Mantra

Om

Bhoor Bhuvah Swah

Tat Savitur Varenium

Bhargo

Devasya Dhimahi

Dhiyo Yo Naha

Prachodayat

 

Approximate English Translation

O God, the Giver of Life,

Remover of pains and sorrows,

Bestower of happiness,

Creator of the Universe;

Thou art luminous, pure and adorable;

We meditate on Thee;

May Thou inspire and guide

Our intellect in the right direction.

 

Gayatri Mantra – To the Lord Sun in the Cosmos

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Om Mani Padme Hum

OM MANI PADME HUM

Tibetan pronunciation - Om Mani Pémé Hung

Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus

 

Derivative meaning…

I invoke the transformation

and purification of the six

negative emotions of pride,

jealousy, desire, ignorance,

greed and anger into their true nature,

enlightened mind.

 

Mantra of Compassion – Avalokiteshvara

 

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White Tara Mantra

Om Tare

Tu Tare

Ture Mama Ah Yuh

Pune Jana

Putim Kuru Soha

 

English Translation

The liberator of suffering

shines light upon me

to create an abundance of merit

and wisdom for long life and happiness.

 

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Bodhisattva Vow

With the wish to free all beings,

I will always go for refuge

to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

until the attainment of full enlightenment.

Enthused by compassion and wisdom,

Today in the Buddha's presence,

I generate the mind of enlightenment

for the benefit of all sentient beings.

For as long as space endures

and as long as living beings remain,

until then may I, too,

abide to dispel the misery of the world.

 

Shantideva - 8th Century

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Blessing to All Beings – The Four Immeasurables

May all sentient beings have happiness

and the cause of happiness;

May they be free from suffering

and the causes of suffering;

May they be inseparable from

the sublime happiness

which is beyond sorrow.

And may all abide in great equanimity,

free from attachment to loved ones,

and aversion to others.

May they live believing in the

equality of all that lives.

 

Traditional Buddhist Prayer

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