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Mantra, 14 Definition(s)

AKA: Manta

'Mantra' belongs in these categories: Buddhism, Hinduism

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A syllable, word or verse which has been revealed to a seer in meditation, embodiment in sound of a deity; spell or incantation.
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A sound that is used as a focus for mediation or worship. Similar to Hinduism.
Added: 02.Jun.2008 | Source: Exploring Religions: Buddhism Glossary
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sacred or magical formula
Added: 29.Jun.2008 | Source: Chez Paul: A Buddhist Glossary
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(Sanskrit, "mind protection"). Syllables recited during meditation.
Added: 21.Sep.2008 | Source: Religion Facts: Glossary of Buddhism
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Sanskrit words signifying a sacred word, verse or syllable which embodies in sound of some specific deity or supernatural power. It is one of the three mystics in Tantric Buddhism.
Added: 27.Sep.2008 | Source: Buddhist Door: Glossary
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A sound that is used as a focus for medition or worship; a short prayer. Similar to Hinduism.
Added: 27.Sep.2008 | Source: Barricks: Official Buddhism Glossary
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MANTRA (Skt.; = Tib. ngak). Ritual formula used in Vajrayana practice (see SADHANA) to evoke a particular deity.
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A Sanskrit word, literally meaning `mind protectionaE . Mantra protects the mind from ordinary appearances and conceptions. There are four types of mantra: mantras that are mind, mantras that are inner wind, mantras that are sound, and mantras that are form. In general, there are three types of mantra recitation: verbal recitation, mental recitation, and vajra recitation. See Tantric Grounds and Paths.
Added: 23.Nov.2008 | Source: Kadampa: Glossary of Buddhist Terms
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a sequence of mystic syllables, sometimes a single syllable, which may or may not possess intelligible meaning; spiritual or empowered speech. When written it may also be used as a charm (Sanskrit)
Added: 23.Nov.2008 | Source: Ashes of Ego: A Buddhist Compendium
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A Sanskrit word, literally meaning "mind protection". Mantra protects the mind from ordinary appearances and conceptions. There are four types mantra: mantras that are mind, mantras that are inner wind, mantras that are sound and mantras that are form. In general, there are three types of mantra recitation: verbal recitation, mental recitation and vajra recitation.
Added: 06.Apr.2009 | Source: Mahakaruna: Glossary
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Mantra also mantram, Skt.; a power-laden syllable or series of syllables that manifests cer­tain cosmic forces and aspects of the buddhas, sometimes also the name of a buddha. Continu­ous repetition of mantras is practiced as a form of meditation in many Buddhist schools; it also plays a considerable role in the Vajrayāna. Here mantra is defined as a means of protecting the mind. In the trans­formation of “body, speech, and mind” that is brought about by spiritual practice, mantra is associated with speech, and its task is the subli­mation of the vibrations developed in the act of speaking. Recitation of mantras is always done in connection with detailed visualizations and certain bodily postures (mudrā) .

Added: 23.Jul.2011 | Source: Shambala Publications: General
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The word Mantra means "instrument of thought", "sacred text", or "a prayer of praise".

Added: 28.Dec.2011 | Source: Wahibuddin's Web: Hinduism
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A sequence of sounds used as a focus of meditation. The most famous mantra is that of "om," which consists of the three sounds "aa", "oo", "mm". For some examples of mantras and their explanation, go here.

Added: 29.Jun.2012 | Source: ReligionNet: Hinduism Glossary
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Mantra (मंत्र): An incantation with words of power. A religious syllable or poem, typically from the Sanskrit language. They are primarily used as spiritual conduits, words and vibrations that instill one-pointed concentration in the devotee. Other purposes have included religious ceremonies to accumulate wealth, avoid danger, or eliminate enemies. Mantras are performed through chanting.

Added: 29.Jun.2012 | Source: WikiPedia: Glossary of Hinduism terms
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