Karma is a Sanskrit word that means “action.” Buddhists believe that Karma refers to the actions of our body, speech and mind. Every action we perform leaves an imprint, on our subtle mind, and each imprint eventually gives rise to its own effect.
An analogy for this, is to liken our minds to a field, and performing actions is like sowing seeds in that field. Virtuous actions sow seeds of future happiness, and non-virtuous actions sow seeds of future suffering.
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The principle of Mantra, is that sound creates vibration, and vibration creates energy. The word mantra has two parts. ‘Man’, which is the Sanskrit word for mind – and ‘tra’, which is the root of the Sanskrit word for instrument. A mantra is therefore an instrument of the mind, a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to enter a deep state of meditation.
According to the Vedic tradition, the ancient sages were able to hear the subtle vibrations produced by everything in nature. The sounds of the wind, thunder, butterflies, rushing rivers and all other creations. They recognized that these sounds are the manifestation of spirit into matter. They identified ‘Om’ or ‘Aum’ as the most elemental sound, representing the infinite universal consciousness. For thousands of years, people have used mantras as a means of expanding their awareness, and connection to the divine.
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