1. (originally in Hinduism and Buddhism) A word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation.
A mantra is a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of "creating transformation" (cf. spiritual transformation)
--You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
--There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
--Let a man who knows the double path of gain and loss, thus place himself that knowledge may grow.
--The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.
--Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance.
--Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
--Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it. Unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense.
--Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.
--The secret of health for both mind and boy is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
--Conquer the angry man by love. Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness. Conquer the miser with generosity. Conquer the liar with truth.
--Nothing exists entirel alone; everything is in relation to everything else. All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions.
--All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.