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    I can't dance worth a shit. Hell, that's my mantra actually.

    I don't think it'd be fair to charge for something like that.

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    They don't all have the same purpose. Using them to make yourself believe something or to connect to God is a Hindu/New Age thing, Buddhists more often use mantras merely as a focal point for shamatha meditation, which is just designed to train your concentration and self-monitoring abilities. You get distracted from the mantra, notice and make a mental note of the type of distraction, and bring your attention back to the mantra. Most Buddhists prefer the breath as a focal point because it involves just noticing what's already there, rather than creating an experience and having to think about something other than the present moment.

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    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.











    did it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salt n' pepper View Post
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.











    did it work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salt n' pepper View Post
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.
    yes they work.

    did it work?
    This is actually a good question for many try a mantra and find it doesn't work.

    And I think this is because you can stop a mantra working or you can go with the flow.

    If you go with the flow, you find two things happen. First your thoughts start to change, and second you start to go deeper into yourself.

    If you proceed, your thoughts will slow down and eventually stop, while all the time you are going deeper and deeper.

    And there are various levels of trance, from shallow to so deep that what you see is real.

    Also there are trances within a trance. So first you put yourself in a trance, then in that trance, you put yourself in other trance. This is called a double trance. And there are triple and quadruple trances, but only for the adept.

    But the hallmark of a trance is that some cognitive faculties are turned off, while some creative faculties are turned on. And it is the type of cognitive faculty and the type of creative faculty that determines the nature of the trance.

    But always remember - trances transform.

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    No - not if you have OCD.
    “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.” ― Oscar Wilde

    "I'm outtie 5000" ― Romulux

    Johari/Nohari

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    ^^ Lmao

    I don't necessarily use a mantra .. Or maybe i do .. I say Thank you a lot.
    We live in a society where we are continuously shown the things we don't have and how they can improve our lives .. How often does the average person look at their life and show gratitute for the things they do have?
    We also spend too much time concentrate on the 'I don't, 'I want', 'I cant' .. Its such a shame that people (including myself) can be so self limiting with their mentality.

    I am grateful. So Thank you life for the things i do have.
    “I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower, you hung all your associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see—and I don't.”
    ― Georgia O'Keeffe

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    I can't believe no one has said

    SERENITY NOW!
    SERENITY NOW!
    SERENITY NOW!
    SERENITY NOW!

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    Yes, in my experience they (well, it) work(s), and very well, too.
    "It is not length of life, but depth of life." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "Thought breeds thought." ~ Henry David Thoreau

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    Let's ask this guy:

    [YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InsspuvAmBs"]Mantra[/YOUTUBE]

    I don't think it worked out for him, if I recall correctly.



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