The Dhāraṇī of the Heart-Essence of All Tathāgatas
(de bzhin gshegs pa’i thams cad kyi nying po zhes bya ba’i gzungs)
A Treasure Teaching (gTerma) of Guru Chöwang, Chökyi Wangchuk (gu ru chos kyi dbang phyug, 1212-1270/73)
Extracted from Dhāraṇīs Which Condense the Essence of the Kangyur
[Mantras for Scriptures from the Tibetan Buddhist Canon]
(bka’ ‘gyur snying po bsdus pa’i gzungs bzhugs so)
Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos
In the Indian Language [Sanskrit]: Nama Sarva Tathāgata Hṛdaya (nama-sarva-tathagata-hṛdaya)
In the Tibetan Language: Dézhinshekpa T’amchay kyi Nyingpo Zheyjawa (de bzhin gshegs pa thams cad kyi snying po zhes bya ba)
[In the English Language: The Heart-Essence of All Tathāgatas]
HOMAGE TO THE TRIPLE GEM!
[The Dhāraṇī is as follows:]
SARVA TATHĀGATA HṚDAYA ANUGATE/ OṂ KURUṂGINI SVĀHĀ
SARBA TATHĀGATA HṚIDAYA ANUGATE/ ONG KURUNG-GINI SWĀHĀ]
By reciting this one time, all obscurations accumulated over one hundred million (100,000,0001) eons, without exception, will come to an end.
THE DHĀRAṆĪ OF THE HEART-ESSENCE OF ALL TATHĀGATAS IS COMPLETE.
(Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos.)
1 or “one thousand one hundred thousands”, ‘bum phrag stong
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