Buddhist Meditation Lite is the music created for or inspired by Buddhism and part of Buddhist art. Chinese Buddhist Music utilizes a rich variety of musical instruments during chants and hymns. Since these instruments are used in the propagation of Buddhist teachings, they are collectively named Dharma instruments. Instruments such as the gong, large bell (ch. qing), large drum (ch. gu), wooden fish, small cymbals, large cymbals and Chinese tambourine punctuate both Chinese folk and Buddhist Music. In modern practice, Chinese Buddhist Music is frequently accompanied by a variety of Chinese orchestral instruments, piano, or traditional European symphony orchestras.
Buddhist melodies are characterized as being strong, but not fierce; soft, but not weak; pure, but not dry; still, but not sluggish, and able to help purify the hearts of listeners. By listening it, you can enrich and reenergize your hearts, reach the most remote places and overcome the limitations of time and distance, as well as differences in cultural backgrounds and nationalities.
5 of 11 soul-stirring Buddhist melodies are included in Buddhist Meditation Lite version:
1. Great Compassion Mantra
The Nīlakantha Dhāranī is popularly known as the Great Compassion Mantra in English, is a Dhahran of Mahayana Buddhist origin. It was spoken by the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara before an assembly of Buddhas, bodhisattvas, devas and kings. It is often used for protection or purification.
Amitābha is a celestial Buddha described in the scriptures of the Mahāyāna school of Buddhism. Amitābha possesses infinite merits resulting from good deeds over countless past lives as a bodhisattva named Dharmakāra. "Amitābha" is translatable as "Infinite Light," hence Amitābha is often called "The Buddha of Infinite Light."
3. Quan Yin
Guanyin is the bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. Quan Yin is the goddess of compassion, and also revered by Chinese Taoists as an Immortal. She fulfilled needs in Chinese religious life similar to those answered by Mother Mary in western culture. Whenever help is needed, Lady Kuan Yin can manifest her calm, loving presence. Quan-yin is the embodiment of Compassion and Wisdom.
4. Manjusri Mantra
Manjusri is a bodhisattva (emanating enlightened being) in the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions of Buddhism. Manjusri is the bodhisattva associated with wisdom, doctrine and awareness. Chanting the Manjusri mantra: “Om A Ra Pa Cha Na Dhīh” is believed to enhance wisdom and improve one's skills in debating, memory, writing, explaining etc.
5. Om Mani Padme Hum
The mantra is particularly associated with the four-armed Shadakshari form of Avalokiteshvara. The Dalai Lama is said to be an incarnation of Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara, so the mantra is especially revered by his devotees and it is commonly carved onto rocks and written on paper which is inserted into prayer wheels, said to increase the mantra's effects.
What's New in This Release:
· Refined User Interface
· Additional Track Added
· Other Minor Improvements
What's New in 2.5:
· Install Location to SD card permitted
· Higher Sound Quality