Tuesday, August 4, 2009

How to practise Buddhism without people knowing it

As I have mentioned in my earlier post, besides meditaion one can chant the name of a buddha such as Amitabha Buddha to attain peace of mind leading to nothingness. There are two ways of chanting the name of Amitabha Buddha. You can chant aloud clearly and listen to the name clearly. You can chant quietly in your mind, too. This is called silent chanting.

You can practise silent chanting without anybody knowing it. There are many occasions when you can practise Buddhism this way. For example, while waiting for the bus, you can do it. You can also chant the name of Amitabha Buddha quietly while doing your work when you need not interact with other people. I am sure you can think of other occasions when you can practise Buddhism without the knowledge of other people.

Happy silent chanting.

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