How to Recite a Mantra

At that time the great Brahma-king rose from his seat and arranged his attire. Joining his palms respectfully, he said to Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva, “Very good! Great One, I have attended innumerable assemblies of the Buddha and have heard various kinds of Dharmas and various kinds of dhāraṇīs. Never have I heard such wonderful phrases as … Read moreHow to Recite a Mantra

Mantra of the Medicine Master Vaiḍūrya-Light King Tathāgata

藥師灌頂真言 Mantra of the Medicine Master Vaiḍūrya-Light King Tathāgata namo bhagavate bhaiṣajya-guru-vaiḍūrya-prabhā-rājāya | tathāgatāyārhate samyak-saṁbuddhāya | tad-yathā oṁ bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajya-samudgate svāhā* || ———————————— *This mantra is based on the Sūtra of the Original Vows of Seven Medicine Buddhas (T14n0451, 0414b29–c3). The popular Tibetan version differs in its last phrase, which is given below for … Read moreMantra of the Medicine Master Vaiḍūrya-Light King Tathāgata

The Great Cundī Dhāraṇī

准提神咒 The Great Cundī Dhāraṇī namaḥ saptānāṁ samyak-saṁbuddha koṭīnāṁ | tad-yathā oṁ cale cule cundi svāhā || Meditation on the Syllables Oṁ, signifying the three bodies of a Buddha, means that dharmas have never been born. Ca means that dharmas are never born, nor do they die. Le means that the appearances of dharmas cannot … Read moreThe Great Cundī Dhāraṇī

The Great Compassion Mantra in Sanskrit

Nīlakaṇṭha Dhāranī नीलकण्ठ धारनी namo ratnatrayāya namah arya avalokiteśvarāya नमो रत्नत्रयाय नमह् अर्य अवलोकितेश्वराय bodhisattvāya mahāsatvāya mahākārunikāya बोधिसत्त्वाय महासत्वाय महाकारुनिकाय oṃ sarvarabhaya sudhanadasye namaskrtvā imam ॐ सर्वरभय सुधनदस्ये नमस्क्र्त्वा इमम् āryāvalokiteśvara raṃdhava namo narakindi. आर्यावलोकितेश्वर रंधव नमो नरकिन्दि। hrih mahāvadhasama sarva athadu śubhuṃ ajeyaṃ. ह्रिह् महावधसम सर्व अथदु शुभुं अजेयं। sarva sattva nama, vastya namo … Read moreThe Great Compassion Mantra in Sanskrit

The Great Compassion Mantra in Four Languages (Chinese, Koreanese, Japanese, Vietnamese)

Các phiên bản tiếng Trung Quốc, Hàn Quốc, Nhật Bản và Việt Nam Bính âm Hán ngữ Hàn Quốc Nhật Bản Việt Nam nā mò, hē lá dá nà na-mo-ra da-na na mu ka ra ta no nam mô hắc ra đát na duō lá yè yē da-ra ya-ya to ra ya ya đa ra … Read moreThe Great Compassion Mantra in Four Languages (Chinese, Koreanese, Japanese, Vietnamese)

Great Compassion Dharani Sutra

GREAT COMPASSION DHARANI SUTRA (Also known as:) Maha Karuna Dharani Sutra Maha Karunikacitta Dharani Sutra Nilakantha Dharani Sutra (The full title is:) Thousand-Handed and Thousand-Eyed Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva’s Vast, Perfect, Unimpeded, Great-Compassionate Heart Dharani Sutra (Qian Shou Qian Yan Guan Shi Yin Pu Sa Guang Da Yuan Man Wu Ai Da Bei Xin Tuo Luo Ni … Read moreGreat Compassion Dharani Sutra