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What is the meaning and origin of “Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambuddhasa”?

Namo -- Homage (perhaps from a root meaning to bend) Tassa -- to him Bhagavato -- usually translated "blessed one" or "fortunate one" Arahato -- I'm not sure whether this means ...
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Is there a ritual free form of Buddhism?

Yes. The "original tradition" i.e. of the time of the Buddha himself, did not have a lot of the rituals and customs that are practised today. There was some recitation of the Dhamma and Vinaya, but ...
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What "technically" happens when we chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo?

The simple explanation is that you are practicing mindful concentration. The latter threefold division of concentration required in the Noble Eightfold Path. Whether you are doing sitting meditation, ...
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What is the meaning and origin of “Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambuddhasa”?

Good householder: To extend a little the answer by good householder Chris. Bhagavato: The Liberal, The (real) Giver, The Liberated One Arahato: Perfect One, Complete One Sammāsambuddho: The rightly ...
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Basic abridged suttas in English and only English for chanting along with TTS

Please refer to "A Chanting Guide" by The Dhammayut Order in the USA. I think it has everything that you asked for, including Pali and English translation. Some of it has been made more ...
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What is the meaning and origin of “Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Samma Sambuddhasa”?

Arahato = Ari(Enemy) - Hat(Kill). The word means, one who has killed all his enemies. (Sounds Strange right?). No!!! Buddha didn't kill anyone. In Buddhism, no person is considered an Enemy. The real ...
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Does chanting have a practical and exclusive benefit?

It is an antidote for the Hindrance of Sloth and Torpor (3) RECITATION. If, Moggallāna, that drowsiness still would not go away, then, Moggallāna, you should recite in detail a teaching that you ...
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What "technically" happens when we chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo?

This is not necessarily an answer, just adding to the questions, as I seek the answer myself. For a testable hypothesis, we must clearly define what we intend to test for. I tend to find SGI members' ...
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What is the meaning behind this chant?

Supatipanno Bhagavato sāvakasangho The Blessed One's community of disciples who have practised well/thoroughly Ujupatipanno Bhagavato sāvakasangho The Blessed One's community of disciples who ...
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What is the meaning behind this chant?

It's taken from (or quoted in) MN 7 (but it's one of the Pali Formulae -- buddha-vacana.org says, of this one, "45 occurrences", so I suppose this occurs in 45 suttas; also, that it's a component of ...
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What "technically" happens when we chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo?

I'm French and have been practicing 29 years. I apologize for my English writing. Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo makes a high vibration, 7.5hz, the same as the earth's. Inside our body all cells will ...
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What "technically" happens when we chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo?

Yes. It would be exciting to find out the scientific aspect/explanation on the mechanisms of the act of of chanting daimoku. Arnold Toynbee had any explanation? From personal experience I notice ...
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What "technically" happens when we chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo?

Chanting raises your personal vibration. Chanting vibrates on a high frequency so when you chant consistently, you vibrate on a higher frequency therefore the universe must mirror back to you what you ...
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Diamond Sutra in Tibetan, Sanskrit, and/or Japanese

एवं मया श्रुतम् evaṃ mayā śrutam एकस्मिन् समये भगवान् श्रावस्त्यां विहरति स्म जेतवनेऽनाथपिण्डदस्यारामे महता भिक्षुसंघेन सार्थं त्रयोदशभिर्भिक्षुशतैः संबहुलैश्च बोधिसत्त्वैर्महासत्त्वैः ...
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What is the meaning behind this chant?

For the meaning of saṅghānussati in advance, see Part II—Concentration (Samádhi) CH. VII SIX RECOLLECTIONS Recollection of the Saṅgha page 215. We should be used with the tree refuges according to ...
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Do meditation or chanting make one less agitated?

No, chanting does not make you less agitated. on the contrary, chanting makes puthujjanas more agitated and the buddha says it is a mistake for the bikkhus to chant, but the buddha allows ''intonation'...
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self-hypnotization-autosuggestion - chanting

In my experience autosuggestion can help. Things to try telling yourself: "I am seeing the wonderful, always usefulness of meditation" "I love to sit and be aware" "I am enjoying being free of crazy ...
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self-hypnotization-autosuggestion - chanting

Sure, best maybe just ten times, when possible situations appear which could be approached by bad thoughts, words or deeds before not doing such. That's the most effective time with most benefical ...
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What "technically" happens when we chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo?

I have been chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for 2 years. I do attend meetings (enjoy chanting in a group) for the social aspect. I was told to set a goal and then chant for that goal which I have been ...
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What "technically" happens when we chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo?

It's called placebo effect. You believe good things will happen and you focus on it so much that it ends up happening. It's not magic, just the power of belief/faith. On the other hand you could just ...
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