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Must Mantras Be Chanted Accurately?

Jul. 11 | Question: Is it such that when chanting a mantra like the Great Compassion Mantra, it must be chanted accurately?  Answer: Although sincerity matters more than accuracy, especially for longer mantras with many words, they should be chanted as accurately...

Are There Buddhist Paper Offerings To Burn?

Aug. 31 | Question: Should we burn paper offerings with Buddhist wordings on them for the deceased? Answer: ‘Rebirth money’ (往生钱) or ‘rebirth talismans’ (往生符) refers to usually yellow paper with mantras such as the Rebirth Mantra...

Are All Buddhas, Bodhisattvas & Gods The Same?

Jul. 9 | [1] Buddhas, Bodhisattvas & Gods By definition, gods are spiritually lesser than Bodhisattvas, who are lesser than Buddhas. The average god has more positive karma than the average human due to past good done, while Bodhisattvas can be anyone training...

Does Chanting Attract Spirits?

Mar. 21 | Question: I heard some saying that chanting certain mantras or sutras attracts spirits (ghosts) as they also want to listen to the Dharma. Is there any truth in this? If so, does it really matter, especially if I sometimes chant at night? Answer: Some...

Must Payback of Karmic Debts Be Complete for Enlightenment?

Oct. 12 | From issue 258 (October 2010) of ‘For You Information’, in the article ‘On Worship, Sutras & Mantras’, there was this question, ‘Can mantras erase kammic debts?’, followed by this answer by Dr. Teoh, ‘All...

Will Any ‘Mantra’ Do For You?

Sep. 17 | If the key repeated mantra of one’s life is not based on goodness and truth, how can one attain greater compassion and wisdom through it? – Stonepeace In an interview with Lee Kuan Yew by ‘The New York Times’, he spoke of being impressed by...

The Mantra of the Perfection of Wisdom

Mar. 4 | The perfection of wisdom (Prajnaparamita) is the ability to guide all to transcend the sea of Samsara, and to reach the shore of Buddhahood – Stonepeace A mantra is something that you utter when your body, your mind and your breath are at one in...
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