January 5, 2006

January 05, 2006 02:44 AM

“Some people think reciting mantras is something external rather than something natural…Reciting a mantra doesn’t mean physically you’re reciting it. Reciting a mantra, from my experience, is done without words, by listening to the inner sounds. This, the inner nature, the inner sound, has existed in your nervous system within your physical body since you were born… Our schizophrenic mind cannot forget our emotional problems, can it? The memory and the bothering mind are always present. But when reciting a mantra, the wrong conceptions and the agitation in your mind are automatically purified. The mantra brings a sense of integration, rather than your mind being totally interrupted by a sense of attachment, a sense of gravitation. So mantras help integrate the mind and bring one-pointed contemplation. ” – Lama Yeshe