Posted by Josephine Smith (220.127.116.11) on July 09, 2000 at 07:27:13:
In Reply to: Initation posted by Mister Hebat on June 10, 2000 at 18:09:01:
: I heard that in Tantric Buddhism, if one, who wants to recite and practice mantra, should receive the empowerment from a Buddhist Master.
: Can this empowerment be given from a far place, so the student and the teacher don't need to meet face to face.
: I found many Tantric Buddhist book, that contents some mantras to be recited and practiced.
: If I haven't yet received empowerment or initation, could I recite the Mantra?
: Could anybody tell me about the usage the Mantra of Sitatapatra (Ta Pai San Kai Fu Mu) and also the practice of worshipping Tara and all of it manifestations.
: I thank you for your information to enrich my knowledge.
: Mister Hebat
Hi, you need the *Lung*!
You need to find someone who has been given the *Lung* for the text of mantra that you wish to practice and this person can then give you the Lung. Lung refers to wind....and it is a reading (out loud)of the text. It authenticates the text.
Empowerments and Lungs cannot be givern via the phone.....unless your teacher says so.
Meanwhile, mantra is benificial.....but some mantras should not be recited out loud. The only mantra that can properly be used without first recieving Lung and empowerement is the mantra of chenrezig.
Ask at Tibetan buddhist centres about how to practice *Tara*....if you need any addresses, get in touch.
Om Mani Pema Hung.
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