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Namo Amituofo healing powers?

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:37 am
by Strive4Karuna
There were some bugs in my dogs water bowl, they are always in there, I don't know if they try to commit suicide or not...but I saw three of them together in the water, so i took a spoon and tried to save them this time.

The bodies of this insect are really thin (4 legs 2 wings), so the weight of the water is a lot on their bodies. There legs and wings became almost entangled because of the weight of the water...so after I got them on a spoon..I picked them up on a piece of paper.

As I chanted Amituofo's (Chinese) name and the wind from my mouth was exhaled out onto the insect that I was chanting too..it slowly became dry and all its parts were put back in the right place. The amazing thing is, wind is enough to do damage to these fragile insects, and if you blew the wrong way its body would have become more entangled or damaged. This worked as well for the other two and they all flew away at the end.

The first time I first learnt about this chant from my monastic friend which was over a year ago, I had the same positive effect by bringing me great peace when I was anxious but this time It healed bodies.

Re: Namo Amituofo healing powers?

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:26 pm
by Hickersonia
I don't know for certain that chanting (of any kind) necessarily has healing powers in and of itself, but if your intentions are positive and your actions are skillful, positive results are to be expected.

Nicely done. :) Please be well, friend. :anjali:

Re: Namo Amituofo healing powers?

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:33 pm
by Aloka
Strive4Karuna wrote: As I chanted Amituofo's (Chinese) name ....
You might get more response about that at the Dharma Wheel Mahayana/Vajrayana sister forum.

http://www.dharmawheel.net/



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Re: Namo Amituofo healing powers?

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:51 pm
by DNS
Hickersonia wrote:I don't know for certain that chanting (of any kind) necessarily has healing powers in and of itself, but if your intentions are positive and your actions are skillful, positive results are to be expected.

Nicely done. :)
+1

There may be a scientific answer with the wind from your voice drying out the water, but either way, the intentions and motivation were good and the chant is certainly similar to sending metta.

:thumbsup:

Re: Namo Amituofo healing powers?

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:40 pm
by santa100
Strive4Karuna wrote:As I chanted Amituofo..
You'll find more Pure Land experts over at the sister site. Here's just my 2 cents: while the chanting may already be a powerful practice, the proper intention and effort to implement it would make it even more effective. As explained in the sutra:
..if a virtuous man or virtuous woman who hears and speaks ‘Amitābha Buddha,’ holding and maintaining his name for one, two, three, four, five, six, or seven days single-mindedly without confusion..~~ Amitabha Sutra ~~

Re: Namo Amituofo healing powers?

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:00 am
by Disciple
I've always been taught that chanting nianfo is way to achieve birth in Amitabha's buddhafield. Don't know about these other things.