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Invoking the Buddha and Bodhisattvas’ names

We would like to invite you to listen to this chant and cultivate your nature of awakening.

By Paul Davis
Invoking the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas’ names

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Invoking the Buddha and Bodhisattvas’ names in Vietnamese

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“Bodhisattvas are awakened beings. We also have our nature of awakening, no less than they, but we have to train ourselves. One way is to practice invoking the names of four great bodhisattvas—Avalokiteshvara (Regarder of the Cries of the World), Manjushri (Great Understanding), Samantabhadra (Universal Good­ness), and Kshitigarbha (Earth Store). When we recite their names in a deep, relaxed way, every word can touch our hearts and the hearts of those listening. In the beginning, we still feel separate from these bodhisattvas. But, practicing steadily, we realize that we are Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, Samantabhadra, and Kshitigarbha. It is not important whether they were historic figures, born in such and such a year or in such and such a place. The key is to realize their qualities within ourselves.”

By Thich Nhat Hanh,

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