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The chanting class Thursday April 27, 2017 will be the original 2 chants:
Om Gum Shrim Ganapataye Namaha
Om Gum Shrim Maha Lakshmiyei Namaha
the newest one from last month:
Om Namah Shivia –I honour the divinity within me.
This mantra is one of the simplest and yet most complex of mantras. It allows you the opportunity to accept yourself where you are today. It allows you to let go into the knowing that you are enough, you are perfect and you are divine. Honour and love yourself, always.
Every element of the universe is in a constant state of vibration manifested to us as light, sound, and energy… A person can tune his or her own consciousness into the awareness of that totality with the use of a mantra. ~ Yogi Bhajan
Also introduced last month:
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
The mantra that Nichiren Buddhists chant morning and evening is ‘Nam Myoho Renge Kyo’ which literally translated means “I dedicate my life to the wonderful mystic law of cause and effect.” I sometimes prefer to explain it as:
- the voice of your Buddhahood
- the rhythm of life
- the vibration of the Universe.
From a simple linguistic point of view, ‘Myoho Renge Kyo’ is the classical Japanese title of the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren added the Sanskrit prefix ‘Nam’, meaning ‘devotion’. Here is a more detailed translation of this multi-layered mantra:
‘Nam’ means what I devote my life to. Where I pour my energy, my determination, my focus, my intention – the goals I have and the Values I hold most dearly.
‘Myo’ is, as Nichiren himself says: “The mysterious nature of our lives from moment to moment, which the mind cannot comprehend nor words express.” Usually translated as ‘Mystic’, it also means to ‘open’ and to ‘revive’ our full spiritual potential.
‘Ho’ indicates how much of our potential we are achieving, the ‘manifest’ rather than latent aspects of our lives. ‘Ho’ also means Law.
‘Renge’ means Lotus flower, which seeds and blossoms at the same time, symbolizing how every cause we make, everything we think, say and do, simultaneously creates a ‘latent’ effect which will surface when the external conditions are right. This stunning flower only grows in a muddy pond, and so it is also a metaphor for happiness blooming from the harsh realities of daily life.
‘Kyo’ signifies sound, teaching, thread, sutra, vibration and flow of life. It also evokes the eternity of life transcending birth and death.
For Nichiren Buddhists, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is the ‘Daddy of all affirmations’ (with multi-layered meanings) and chanting is a ‘boot camp for the soul’. It turns up the volume on the good stuff in your mind. In positive psychology jargon, it generates your highest level of esteem (for self and others), your most resourceful state and your ultimate life-purpose, all rolled into one simple mantra. It takes the complex and profound philosophy of Buddhism and helps you ‘make it real’ in your everyday life.
~ read the full article from Thankingthespoon.com ~ very inspiring!
The chanting class Thursday April 27
will also include Ohm Gaia and Sat Narayan with Lisette and Debi.
Mantra: Sat Narayan Wahe Guru
- Complete Mantra:Sat Narayan Wahe Guru Hari Narayan Sat Nam
- Translation:Sat Narayan is True Sustainer,Wahe Guru is indescribable Wisdom,Hari Narayan is creative sustenanceSat Nam is True Identity.
- More Information: from Spirit Voyage
This mantra is chanted to create inner peace so one can project outer peace, happiness and good fortune. Narayan is the aspect of Infinity that relates to the water element. This mantra helps you “go with the flow” and takes you beyond the world to the experience of Infinity.
ChantingClassCome connect with the POWER OF SOUND in this chanting class.