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Practice of saying Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Some Buddhists like to say Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!, usually 3 times. There is some info here and here on this. How did this practice originate? Are there any references to the Pali Canon or other texts ...
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Question about Nichiren Buddhism

More specifically, I am refering to the Soka Gakkai movement of Nichiren Buddhism. In one excerpt from the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, it, in essence, states that every time one says "nam-myoho ...
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How does 'Om Mani Padme Hum' protect us from danger?

'Om Mani Padme Hum' (translation: 'Hail the jewel in the lotus') is a six syllable invocation (mantra) of Avlokitesvara, one who is invoked as the Protector from danger. Does it mean protecting from ...
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Good source of mantras with their meanings

Where can I find a reliable list of mantras with their respective translations?
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Is OM an imported religious term from Hinduism?

OM or AUM is used in "OM MANI PADME HUM" and some other mantras. To my knowledge, OM is found only in Mahayana and Vajrayana schools. It's not found in Theravada. The 14th Dalai Lama explained the ...
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Do you need to be taught the nembutsu? Are some personalities better suited to it?

Do you need to be taught the nembutsu? Are some personalities better suited to it? Nianfo (Chinese: 念佛; pinyin: niànfó 念仏 (ねんぶつ? nenbutsu) Hangul: 염불; RR: yeombul Vietnamese: niệm Phật) is a term ...