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Questions tagged [chanting]

A Buddhist chant is a form of musical verse or incantation, in some ways analogous to Hindu, Christian or Jewish religious recitations. They exist in just about every part of the Buddhist world, from the Wats in Thailand to the Tibetan Buddhist temples in India and Tibet. Almost every Buddhist school has some tradition of chanting associated with it, regardless of being Theravada or Mahayana.

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Diamond Sutra in Tibetan, Sanskrit, and/or Japanese

Does anyone know where I can find a version of the Diamond Sutra that is in one of these three formats: Classical Tibetan with Romanized Tibetan and English Devangari with Romanized Sanskrit and ...
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What is the meaning behind this chant?

Who are the eight [types of] individuals that the chant refers to, and what is the meaning of the chant? Apparently, it is the Wat Phra Ratana Mahathat Monks at evening service before the great ...
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Do meditation or chanting make one less agitated?

Understand that meditation helps to calm one's mind and does it also helps one get less agitated and less affected towards the unnecessary? What about chanting? Does it also have the same effect? If ...
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self-hypnotization-autosuggestion - chanting

I am looking for a solution for my complete lack of control - tried many things (doing lot of meditation doing 1 minute meditation - no formal meditation - but i never manage to keep it more than a ...
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Does chanting have a practical and exclusive benefit?

Other chanting answers tend to explain tradition, but this question only concerns practicality. Are the benefits of chanting exclusive, or can your practice easily be full and productive using other ...
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What “technically” happens when we chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo?

I have been chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo (daimoku - Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism) for about 4.5 years. I also regularly attend Soka Gakkai International (SGI) meetings. I have experienced a lot of ...
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Does any canonical sutta say you can attain enlightenment *while* chanting?

I've heard a couple of mentions (but seen no direct reference) that there is a (presumably canonical) formal list of certain activities that you can attain enlightenment during. I'm guessing it's the ...
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What are the 3 recollection chants?

What are the 3 recollection (protection) chants of the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha? It's told that they can be used to dispel fear. Thank you for your time.