Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Mantra for Blessing Meat

Recite then blow on the meat before consumption. It will purify the meat and it will bring the benefit of liberation to the being. The mantra will transform the meat to nectar and create extensive generosity and merits so it becomes a cause for enlightenment. One will not commit heavy negative karma of eating the meat rather one will bring great benefit to the being the meat belongs to.

Om Ah Bira Khe Tsara Hum (7x)

Some people may argue that with this mantra, it encourages people to eat meat because now even if you eat meat, you will still be blessed. I think this is more for occasions when you have no choice but to eat meat, so it is up to individual whether they believe in this mantra or not.

Just sharing.

6 comments:

mun said...

Since buddhist monks do not eat meat I wonder who created this mantra.

CL (RealGunners) said...

I'm sorry but I am one of those who think this is gibberish. But then I am one of the extreme basket case Buddhist who thinks all mantras are gibberish. To me, mantras are no better than the New Testament Bible or Hadith, which is something concocted by the followers long after the passing of the actual preacher just for the benefit of themselves. (Okay, hides in corner waiting for rotten egg pelting)...
The thing is, Buddhism originates from India, and if you study Indian Buddhism (南传), they scorn all sorts of chanting and mantras, because the original teachings are to clear your mind and do not expect/lust for anything. Chanting for certain benefits fall under the lust category...
In simple words, you should be a good person because that is common sense, it is good to be a good person. If you be a good person because you hope for good karma, then that is considered a lust too. Will you stop being a good person if I tell you: "being a good person is useless, it won't give you any good karma benefits"?

Twilight Man said...

This is good that you chant this mantra to ferry the food souls away to better realms.

Phong Hong said...

Interesting that there is a mantra for this. I wonder what TM will share with us about this. He is very knowledgeable in this area :)

mun said...

This is so deep. Don't start me on what is a good person. To really practise Buddhism is to be like Buddha which is to give up all earthly connections and longings. I don't think it is achievable by mere humans so that is why I can't be a Buddhist because how to be one when I know I can't achieve its target.

Twilight Man said...

Yes I may have some knowledge in this topic but it is not easy for me to put them into words. It might end up into debates instead.