Do you want to end the suffering that ravages the world? take a few minutes to close your eyes listening to this chant and letting it’s teachings take root in your life. This powerful meditation helps to transform yourself, transform the world.
At difficult times, I found chanting a great tool to help me overcome my afflictions and meditate. The energy it generates spreads and gets to where it needs to go. All we have to do is take the time to seat and chant.
The Great Bell Chant
“May the sound of this bell penetrate deep into the cosmos
Even in the darkest spots
Living beings are able to hear it clearly
So that all suffering in them cease
Understanding comes to their heart
And they transcend the path of sorrow and death.
The universal dharma door is already open
The sound of the rising tide is heard clearly
The miracle happens
A beautiful child appears in the heart of a lotus flower
One single drop of this compassionate water
Is enough to bring back the refreshing spring to our mountains and rivers.
Listening to the bell
I feel the afflictions in me begin to dissolve
My mind calm
My body relax
A smile is born on my lips
Following the sound of the bell
My breathe brings me back to the safe island of mindfulness
In the garden of my heart
The flowers of peace bloom beautifully.”
By Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh and chanted by brother Phap Niem
May this beautiful and moving meditation bring you serenity and hope!