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eniyan

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How many times a day a does a Buddhist have to pray ?
« on: July 07, 2009, 06:39:04 AM »
How many times a day a does a Buddhist have to pray and at what time of the day?

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Re: How many times a day a does a Buddhist have to pray ?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 06:46:50 AM »
   Pray any time you want to in anyway you want to. One does not pray TO anyone or thing. One prays for balance, clear consciousness, compassion and empathy. The Buddha or another spiritual model may be invoked for the qualities one intends to strengthen through prayer. Buddhists use chanting but it isn't a hard rule. Whatever works. Getting a mantra from a teacher you have spent some time with (quality of time matters more than length of time) is a VERY strong prayer.

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Re: How many times a day a does a Buddhist have to pray ?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2009, 06:23:26 PM »
There is no any obligation how many times for a Buddhist to pray each day. You may do as many time as you want. The main thing is the Quality not Quantity matter.

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Re: How many times a day a does a Buddhist have to pray ?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009, 05:07:59 PM »
The wonderful thing about prayer practice is that we can do it everywhere and anytime, transforming the ordinary and mundane into the Path of Awakening. Prayer enriches our lives with deep spiritual connection and makes every moment special, manifesting the Pure Land here and now.

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Re: How many times a day a does a Buddhist have to pray ?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 03:27:58 PM »
For myself a prayer is something that is going on with every breath. We try to keep our God Conscious awareness open all the time. I feel like converting everything we do into a prayer, even the most menial tasks like cooking, cleaning and walking can help connect us closer to the Divine. I don't feel like separating the Mundane from the Spiritual anymore although ritualistic prayers help to get you into the Mode of walking the Path of an Enlightened Being..eventually.. Prayer is a very personal factor in our lives and should flow from the heart at all times.

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Re: How many times a day a does a Buddhist have to pray ?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2012, 03:40:43 PM »
How many times a day a does a Buddhist have to pray and at what time of the day?

Ask zen people , the will say simply sit, even don't meditate.
No any prayer in zen, even no meditation, just do nothing, simply sit.



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Re: How many times a day a does a Buddhist have to pray ?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2012, 12:27:01 AM »
There is no any obligation how many times for a Buddhist to pray each day. You may do as many time as you want. The main thing is the Quality not Quantity matter.
I was going to say exactly the same thing. There's no 'have to'. Also note that prayer in Buddhism isn't the same as it is in Christianity. Buddhist prayer can be silent ie meditation.

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Re: How many times a day a does a Buddhist have to pray ?
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2012, 09:39:57 PM »
How many times a day a does a Buddhist have to pray and at what time of the day?

Hi, your question sounds like the question people are asking their doctors: "How often and how long should I exercise?" Their question really is: "What's the minimum amount of exercise I can get away with and still be healthy?"
Your question sounds similar: "How often do I need to pray so that I can still lead a healthy Buddhist life?" Prayer should never end. You are in the state of prayer an infinite amount of time. Prayer goes on continuously. Prayer never stops.
Be well.
Chris K.


 

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