. Note: The original video linked to this post was the unedited raw footage of Goldmine Falls. The updated video now linked has the Quan Yin/Guanyin mantra.
Today’s minute meditation is of Goldmine Brook Falls in Chester, MA in August 2015. I combined the slow motion image of the water falling over the beautiful falls with the mantra of Quan Yin Bodhisattva (Guanyin) and a singing bell.
Meditation: The chant you will hear behind the sound of the singing bell is the mantra of Quan Yin. Quan Yin, is the Chinese, and fittingly female, representation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion. As you listen to the bell and see the waterfall flowing slowly down, direct some of that compassion of yours back onto yourself
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