Shabda in Buddhism
1. Extract from the "Surangama Sutra", and
2. The secret meditation - technique of the "Golden Ears"
1. : ...So i meditated on these various things and wondered about the great identity - without any difference except the rate of vibration. I acknowledged that the nature of these vibrations has neither an origin of its coming nor a destination of its going , and that all feeling beings who are as numerous as the tinyest particles of dust in the immeasuralbe space , each consist of vibrations of its specific manner , and that each of them is captive in the illusion to be a unique creation . All feeling beings in each of the threethousand huge Chili-Cosmosses are concerned of this hallucination.
....the last one , called Buddha-Chandra-Suryagomin , taught me to practice meditation on the name of AMITABHA , by repeating " NAMO AMIMTABHA-BUDDHAYA".
Blessed Lord ! Based on the worship for this Buddha Avalokiteshvara he teached me
, how i could reach the DIAMANOND SAMADHI through this
simple method of concentrating my mind on the
"Transcendental Hearing ". Furthermore he helped me to
acquire the same pitying trait , which was common to all Tathagatas
, and thorough which i reached the 32 types of transfomations,
which anytime can be achieved as a reaction on the prayers
for liberation out of all parts of the world.
...Since many Kalpas , which are as numerous as the particles of the sand of the river
Ganga, Buddha Avalokiteshvara , who hears and fulfills prayers , had visited
all Buddha - Lands of the ten ends of the universe , had acquired transcendental
forces of unlimited freedom and fearlessness , and he had vowed to liberate all
feeling beings from the tiedness and from their suffering.
All brothers of this big assembly, and even You, Ananda, should turn back your
outer hearing and inwordly listen to the perfect united and true
sound of Your spirit , because as soon as you have attained the
true perfect adjustment , the highest enlightenment is achieved.
Extracts of the Amitabha - Sutra
Thus i have heard, at one time Lord Buddha dwelt in Shravasti.......
Shariputra, in the western world, measureless Life Buddha, Infinite Features Buddha, Measureless
Curtain Buddha, Great Light Buddha, Great Clarity Buddha, Jewelled Likeness Budha, Pure Light Buddha, all
Buddhas such as these, numberless as Ganges' sands, each in his own country gives forth a vast
and far reaching SOUND that pervades the threefold, great, thousand - world realm and proclaims
these sincere and honest words: All you living being should beleive in this sutra which all
Buddhas praise for its incoceivable merit and virtue , protecting and bearing in mind.
As encore here the secret buddhist techniqe of the "Golden Ears"
The room should be a bit darkened, to air it regularly after meditation is always good !
Spread the fingers of your hands and press with the thumb on the
earlobes, so that the ears are closed.
Repeat now internally slowly easily und singing the Mantram "Na-mo Amitab-ha Buddha-ya" and imagine how Buddha Amitabha appears at some distance above before you (I want to save his description here) and radiates into your forehead and into your heading a diamond-clear golden powerful light, which fulfills you completely.
As soon as you (possibly first after very long years) see inner light also without imagination, concentrate on the repetition of the Mantram "NAMO AMIMTABHA-BUDDHAYA" ( and the inner sounds ) AND on this light - as well as on the Buddha. This simultaneous concentration is a question of exercise and evolution.
Really deep Meditation is first possible at the step 12 of the Universal Path. Then the sphere tones occur quite slowly, and the inner light is strong.
We slowly terminate the Meditation with the wish that also in daily life the power of Amitabha may flow through us, and that we represent his principles and ideals in daily life. You may also connect Yourself inwardly with all Budhas of all universes and times before starting the meditation.
You can start meditating twice 15 minutes daily, and You can expand the time gradually up to one hour. It should however refresh You. Once in the week You should meditate for some hours.
This technique is suitable also for beginners. The success depends upon many individual factors. Who wants may call the buddhas of the six directions and of all ages before meditation etc.
The Amitabha Buddha's body is the color gold.
The most known Meditationform of Buddhism is the Sadhana of Chenrezig which requires a Vajrayana- Empowerment and is based on the well known OM-Mani-Peme-Hum . Spiritual forces like mercy and compassion can of course not surrender to the ignorance but tend to eliminate these forces and their practical implications :
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