The Demon Dispelling Dhāraṇī of the Thirteen Cakras
Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos
HOMAGE TO THE BHAGAVĀN, THE TATHĀGATA, THE ARHAT, THE PERFECTLY COMPLETE BUDDHA ŚĀKYAMUNI.
[Śākyamuni Buddha’s Mantra:]
TADYATHĀ: OṂ MUNI MUNI MAHĀ MUNAYE SVĀHĀ
TAY-YATHĀ: OṂ MUNI MUNI MAHĀ MUNAYE SWĀHĀ]
[The Buddha granted The Dhāraṇī of the Thirteen Cakras as follows:]
Please grant your blessings that I along with my retinue be guarded, protected, and concealed.
Please liberate us from all evil demons.
1) DURU DURU CAKRA/
2) VAJRAYA VAJRAYA CAKRA/
3) HANA HANA CAKRA/
4) MARAYA MARAYA CAKRA/
5) GHINDU MALE’NAN CAKRA/
6) JĀLA JĀLA CAKRA/
7) HŪṂ HŪṂ PHAṬ PHAṬ CAKRA/
8) SARVA ŚAGINI AVARANA CAKRA/
9) BHALAYA BHALAYA CAKRA/
10) NAGAŚAYA NAGAŚAYA CAKRA/
11) HŪṂ HŪṂ PHAṬ PHAṬ CAKRA/
12) BHAMA BHAMA CAKRA/
13) SAMĀNTAKARA CATRI TRIGNA CAKRA
1) DURU DURU TSAKRA/
2) BADZRAYA BADZRAYA TSAKRA/
3) HANA HANA TSAKRA/
4) MARAYA MARAYA TSAKRA/
5) GHINDU MALE ENAN TSAKRA/
6) DZĀLA DZĀLA TSAKRA/
7) HŪNG HŪNG P’AYT P’AYT TSAKRA/
8) SARBA SHAGINI AWARANA TSAKRA/
9) BHALAYA BHALAYA TSAKRA/
10) NAGASHAYA NAGASHAYA TSAKRA/
11) HŪNG HŪNG P’AYT P’AYT TSAKRA/
12) BHAMA BHAMA TSAKRA/
13) SAMANTAKARA CHATRI TRIGNA TSAKRA]
“For me along with my retinue, for Dharma practitioners, and for the limitless forces of good, may all harmful enemies, obstructions, elemental spirits, and non-human negative forces be repelled. May they be subdued.”
“May all adverse conditions and obstacles be repelled. May they be dispersed. May we be protected from them.”
“May all sickness demons, death demons, destruction demons, horse demons, devastation demons, year demons, month demons, week demons, speech demons, and all evil demons be repelled.”
“Furthermore, may we be protected on all sides from all evil demons. May they be repelled. May they be pacified.”
“For myself along with my associates, may all contagious diseases, harmful spirits, sorcery, cursing spirits, sudden illnesses, punishment by kings, evil forces, injury, illness demons, fatality demons, time demons, old age demons, youth demons, adult demons, year demons, month demons, week demons, hour demons, seventh-year obstacle demons, external damagers, the three hundred and sixty harmful spirits, the forty-one thousand adverse conditions, the eighty-one harms that come from inconducive bad omens, and all those who are rough and cruel be vanquished. May they be repelled. May they be overcome. May we be protected from them. May they be defeated.”
“The qualities of reciting in this way are inconceivable; in so doing, one will be freed from demonic harm.”
The Sublime Master gave instruction with those words; and the Venerable Ānanda rejoiced, and deeply praised what had been spoken by the Sublime Master.
THE INCANTATION OF THE THIRTEEN CAKRAS IS COMPLETE.
(Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos, 2013. Revised in August 2014, and again in April 2017. Sanskrit diacritics and translation assistance, proofreading, and English editing by Ned Branchi.)
Erick Tsiknopoulos (b. 1981) is an American translator of Tibetan, a scholar, researcher and postgraduate student in Buddhist Studies, a teacher and tutor of Tibetan language, a writer and editor, a voracious reader in various subjects, and an experienced world traveler. He is the founder and primary Tibetan translator of the Sugatagarbha Translation Group, and the creator of their main website, Tibetan-Translations.com, which currently features English translations of over 400 Tibetan texts. Many of his translations have been published in various forms, including as books.
He has been a student of Buddhism since 1999, a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 2003, and a student of Tibetan language since 2005. He has been translating Tibetan texts into English since 2007, has been based in India and Nepal studying Tibetan language and Buddhism intensively and translating Tibetan texts since 2008, and has been working professionally as a Tibetan-English translator and interpreter since 2009.
He is available for contact via email at: EmptyElephant@yahoo.com and SugatagarbhaTranslations@gmail.com