Mantrayana, the vehicle of mantra

Great Middle Way

Mantrayana, the vehicle of mantra, is the easy-difficult path. It is easy to perform, but difficult to understand. We can protect (trayati) the mind (manas) at all times, and since the mind is naturally pure, clear, and peaceful, Buddha Nature spontaneously manifests.  

When we lack certainty, when our understanding of the path is inadequate, we require more complex and difficult practices. However, all else that we can do has as its objective to separate the mind from adventitious cognitive and affective stains —why not do so directly?  

Practice is not something separate from ordinary life. We can recite

{  Refuge mantras upon waking and whenever we feel alone

  • o   namo gurave namo buddhaya namo dharmaya namo sanghaya
  • o   lama chenno lama chenno palden tsawai lama chenno 

{  Purification mantras while bathing, washing, cleaning, eliminating, and before resting at night

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About Dawa

I am a student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Dharma. My intention with this blog is to write down all that I have learned along the way, in hopes that you will also find something to be helpful on your path, should you happen to find me. Love & Light!
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