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Transcription of Yamāntaka mantra chanting fragment

I am a total outsider not well-versed in the Buddhist tradition, and apologize in advance if some of the terms/names I'll write are placed out of context or misused. To cut the story short, I am ...
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I have a question about mantra?

Is it bad to do my mantra backwards? I say it normally, just I have been moving the beads backwards. Should I move them forward?
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I have a question about Vajrayana Buddhism/ mantra

My question is this is the mantra Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Padma Siddhi Hum a Vajrayana mantra? Can I chant it? I am asking because, I’m wondering why I’ve had the company of hallucinations? Will the ...
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Mantra meditation

I my mantra meditation I had a funny thought and laughed. Do I have to restart my mantra all over again? Because I just repeated it once again on the same bead, and continued my mantra.
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Does the material, make, physical properties of a Mala/Rosary matter? Is there more to it than just a counting device?

I have a 108 bead mala (Rudraksh) which I use to chant a single mantra. I also have another bodhi seed mala which I use to chant a different mantra. I've always wondered what the difference was ...
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