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Prayer for Universal Love and Wisdom, by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Image above: Robert B. Livingston was the co-editor and participant in the discussions which formed the book, ‘Buddhism Meets Neuroscience: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Spiritual and Scientific Views of Our Minds’ (Shambhala Publications, 2018)


Prayer for Universal Love and Wisdom:

A Personal Dedication to Robert B. Livingstone,

by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos


[Seal of the Official Office of the Dalai Lama (Image):]

Tibetan text:

ཤེས་རབ་ཀྱི་གྲོགས་དང་བཅས་པའི་བྱམས་བརྩེས་རང་གཞན་མཐའ་དག་ཀུན་ཏུ་བདེ་བར་གྱུར་ཅིག ཤཱཀྱའི་དགེ་སློང་ཏཱ་ལའི་བླ་མ། བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ། ༨༩/༡༢/༢༧


Wylie Roman transliteration:

shes rab kyi grogs dang bcas pa’i byams brtses rang bzhan mtha’ dag tu kun tu bde bar gyur cig/ shaakya’i dge slong taa la’i bla ma/ bstan ‘dzin rgya mtsho/ 89/12/27


New English translation (based on the handwritten text):

May self and others, in their entirety, be universally benefited through gentle loving-kindness in alliance with discerning insight (prajñā).

[Signed,]

The fully-ordained monk (bhikṣu) of the Śākya (Buddhist) tradition, the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, 89/12/27 (December 27th, 1989).

To Robert B. Livingston


Original English translation (provided below the handwritten text):

May all sentient beings,

oneself and others, find constant happiness through

love and compassion associated with wisdom.

–Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

December 27th, 1989

(To) Robert B. Livingston

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Yellow, Red and Black Parṇaśavarī Mantra Practices for Pacifying the Pandemic

Yellow, Red and Black Parṇaśavarī Mantra Practices for Pacifying the Pandemic

Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos


Introduction

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, the practice of the female deity Parṇaśavarī, who has the unique power to destroy contagious diseases, has been recommended by many Tibetan spiritual teachers, including many of the most respected and highly ranking lamas – some of whom have even given online transmissions and initiations of Parṇaśavarī (lung and wang).

Given the urgent need of the current circumstances in 2020 and soon 2021, presented here are translations of three separate practices of Parṇaśavarī – in her yellow, red and black forms. This triad comprises the most common of her primary manifestations, but not all of them – there are also green, blue and white versions of the deity, for example. However, according to the present texts translated below, the mantras of both Blue and White Parṇaśavarī are often similar, if not the same, as those for Red Parṇaśavarī.

These three texts are found in ‘A Compendium of Sacred Names and Dhāraṇīs for Regular Practice’ (mtshan gzungs rgyun khyer phyogs bsgrigs), a modern publication which is itself comprised of excerpts from the ‘The Treasure Mine of Sādhanās’ (sgrub thabs rin ‘byungs) by the 7th Panchen Lama, Lobzang Pelden Tenpae Nyima (1782-1853).1

Parṇaśavarī (Sanskrit: पर्णशवरी), who is invoked by Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna Buddhists in order to seek protection from contagious diseases and epidemics, is renowned in Buddhist lore for her miraculous powers to cure illness, dispel pandemics, neutralize conflicts and otherwise guard over those who recite her dhāraṇī from disastrous conditions which are “accidental” or beyond their immediate control. She represents, in this sense, an earth-deity or elemental force who wields power over the workings of nature itself.

Likewise, her Tibetan name can be translated as the “Leaf-Clad Lady of Mountain Retreats” (Tib. ri khrod lo gyon ma); and in addition to emphasizing her ecological character, this name also alludes to her status as a piśacī, the female variety of piśaca, a type of wild and often dangerous supernatural being believed to reside within thick forests and rugged mountains. These ancient mythological creatures indeed exist in various aspects, though usually unseen, according to both Hindu and Buddhist visions of the spiritual nature of the environment (based on firsthand experience of the South Asian and Himalayan landscape). For it is held that they exist as elemental yet conscious forces which exert deliberate influence over the “container and the contained” (snod bcud), that is, the external habitat of the earth itself as a locus of biological activity (snod) and the planet’s inhabitants who form its living essence (bcud).

Piśaca and piśacī take various forms in the folklore of South, Central and Southeast Asia, in the accounts of which they are alternately considered flesh-eating demons, shape-shifting humanoids, monsters, energetic vampires, psychic forms, human or human-like warriors, primal elemental forces of nature, ghosts or spirits. For all of the above reasons, they are in many respects similar to yakṣas and yakṣiṇīs – fearsome and powerful beings strongly associated with the abodes of the natural world, who can potentially act in both benevolent and malevolent ways, who seem to have both physical and non-physical manifestations, and who in Hinduism tend to have a more negative connotation but in Buddhism are “converted” and often take on the role of special protectors of sentient beings; some of whom are accorded exalted status as Buddhist deities in their own right. Parṇaśavarī is one such deified piśacī who has reached this sublime height due to her extraordinary level of spiritual attainment and resulting supernatural powers. It might be said that she represents the pinnacle of “piśacī spiritual evolution”, as she embodies all the positive qualities of piśacīs; with all their latent abilities turned and directed toward the aims of good and virtue.

Regarding her Sanskrit name, parṇa means “leaves”, while śavarī (a feminine noun) is a tribal woman, of the class considered in the Hindu caste system to be low caste or outcaste, even “barbarian”; hence parṇaśavarī suggests a tribal woman who wears a skirt of leaves, and by extension, lives in the forest. This symbolism is clearly ‘tantric’ in character and indicates an attitude of respect, awe and reverence not only for women in general but also for indigenous peoples. The “wisdom of the old ways” is beautifully evident and dramatically reflected in these attributes of Parṇaśavarī.

The later Indian and Tibetan Buddhist traditions recognize Parṇaśavarī as a manifestation of the goddess Tārā; and she is sometimes classified as the twentieth Tārā of the twenty-one forms of Tārā (such as in the terma tradition of Jigme Lingpa). In Tibet and other Himalayan regions, recitation of her dhāraṇīs and mantras as a specifically efficacious means for counteracting epidemics and pandemics became quite popular over time; and thus her practices were and still are deliberately propagated within the Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhist communities for this explicit purpose during times of widespread contagion. She is, consequently, practiced widely in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, as is also attested by the extensive body of indigenous Tibetan literature associated with her rituals and practices. Parṇaśavarī also appears in rites or maṇḍalas associated with various scriptural tantras from India, such as the Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa, Hevajra, Sampuṭa and Caṇḍamahāroṣaṇa.2

In addition, she remains popular in modern Nepalese Buddhism, where her dhāraṇī has been incorporated into the “Seven Days” (Saptavāra) practice, wherein one dhāraṇī is recited for each particular day of the week. Parṇaśavarī (often pronounced Parṇaśabarī in Nepal) corresponds to the fifth day according to a 17th-century Sanskrit manuscript from Nepal (perhaps the origin of the Saptavāra practice), which associates each deity and their respective dhāraṇī with a specific day of the week; a tradition thus going back to at least the sixteenth century in Nepal.

It is the intention and hope of the translator that these mantra practices of Parṇaśavarī may directly contribute to the swift alleviation and eventual eradication of the COVID-19 pandemic.

– Erick Tsiknopoulos, October 14th, 2020


Yellow Parṇaśavarī

The Dhāraṇī of Yellow Parṇaśavarī

(ri khrod lo ma gyon ma ser mo’i gzungs bzhugs so)

GYEL-WA KÜN GYI YÉ-SHEY GYU-MA YI

Arisen through the miraculous manifestation of illusory magical displays

CH’ON-T’RUL NAM-PAR T’RUL-WA LAY JUNG-WA

Of the deep wisdom of all Victorious Ones;

LHA-MO GANG GIY DRUP-PAY NAY DÖN GEK

To the Goddess who ensures, for whoever practices her,

KÜN-TU ZHI DZAY-MA LA CH’AK-TS’EL LO

Total pacification of disease, evil spirits and obstructive forces, I pay homage.


The Essence Mantra is as follows:

OṂ PIŚACĪ PARṆAŚAVARI HRĪ HAḤ HŪṂ PHAṬ SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

OṂ PISHATSĪ PARṆASHAWARI HRĪ HAḤ HŪNG P’AYṬ SWŌHĀ]

The Activity Mantra is as follows:

OṂ PIŚACĪ PARṆAŚAVARI SARVA JVARA PRAŚA MAṆAYE SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

OṂ PISHATSĪ PARṆASHAWARI SARBA DZWARA PRASHA

MAṆAYE SWŌHĀ]

Recite these as much as possible. And as it is said, “If you know it and feel so inclined, recite the Dhāraṇī as well”, accordingly, if you wish to recite the Dhāraṇī of Parṇaśavarī, then do so as follows:

TADYATHĀ/ OṂ AMṚTE/ ĀŚVATAṄGE MĀMĀRĀ/ MĀMĀRĀ/ ŚAMĀVĀRĀ/ ŚAMA UPAŚAMĀ/ TUNUPĪ/ NU TU TU TU TU MALE SVĀHĀ/ NAMA ŚAVARNANṆA/ OṂ PIŚACĪ PARṆAŚAVARI PIŚACĪ SVĀHĀ/ OṂ PARṆAŚAVARIYE HŪṂ PHAṬ/ OṂ ARGURE/ MARGURE PARṆAŚAVARI SVĀHĀ/ OṂ PIŚACĪ PARṄAŚAVARI SVĀHĀ/ SARVA MARIPĀŚAMANI/ SARVA DUṢṬANNI BADDHA MUGANA HŪṂ PHAṬ SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

TADYATHĀ/ OṂ AMṚITE/ ĀSHWATANG-GE MĀMĀRĀ/ MĀMĀRĀ/ SHAMĀWĀRĀ/ SHAMA UPASHAMĀ/ TUNUPĪ/ NU TU TU TU TU MALE SWŌHĀ/ NAMA SHAWARNANṆA/ OṂ PISHATSĪ PARṆASHAWARI PISHATSĪ SWŌHĀ/ OṂ PARṆASHAWARIYE HŪNG P’AYṬ/ OṂ ARGURE/ MARGURE PARṆASHAWARI SWŌHĀ/ OṂ PISHATSĪ PARṄASHAWARI SWŌHĀ/ SARBA MARIPĀSHAMANI/ SARBA DUZHṬANNI BADDHA MUGANA HŪNG P’AYṬ SWŌHĀ]

Recite this as much as possible.


Dedication of Merit:

GÉ-WA DI YIY NYUR-DU DAK

By this virtue, may I swiftly

LO-MA GYÖN-MA DRUP-GYUR NAY

Accomplish Parṇaśavarī;

DRO-WA CHIK-KYANG MA-LÜ-PA

And through that, may all living beings, without a single exception,

DÉ YI SA LA GÖ-PAR SHOK

Be placed in that very same state.

Verse of Auspiciousness:

KHYEY LA TÖ CHING SÖL-WA TAP-PA’Y T’Ü
By the power of praising and supplicating you,

DAK SOK GANG-DU NAY-PA’Y SA-CH’OK DÉR
In whatever places I and others may dwell,

NAY DANG UL-P’ONG T’AP-TSÖ ZHI-WA DANG
Please pacify illness, poverty and conflict;

CH’Ö DANG TRA-SHIY P’EL-WAR DZAY DU SÖL
And ensure the flourishing of Dharma and good fortune.


Red Parṇaśavarī

The Dhāraṇī of Red Parṇaśavarī

(ri khrod lo ma gyon ma dmar mo’i gzungs bzhugs so)

GYEL-WA KÜN GYI YÉ-SHEY GYU-MA YI

Arisen through the miraculous manifestation of illusory magical displays

CH’ON-T’RUL NAM-PAR T’RUL-WA LAY JUNG-WA

Of the deep wisdom of all Victorious Ones;

LHA-MO GANG GIY DRUP-PAY NAY DÖN GEK

To the Goddess who ensures, for whoever practices her,

KÜN-TU ZHI DZAY-MA LA CH’AK-TS’EL LO

Total pacification of disease, evil spirits and obstructive forces, I pay homage.


The Essence Mantra is as follows:

OṂ PIŚACĪ PARṆAŚAVARI HRĪ HAḤ HŪṂ PHAṬ SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

OṂ PISHATSĪ PARṆASHAWARI HRĪ HAḤ HŪNG P’AYṬ SWŌ]

The Activity Mantra is as follows:

OṂ PIŚACĪ PARṆAŚAVARI SARVA JVARA PRAŚAMAṆAYE SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

OṂ PISHATSĪ PARṆASHAWARI HRĪ HAḤ HŪNG P’AYṬ SWŌ]

Recite these as much as possible. And if you feel so inclined, recite the Dhāraṇī as well, as before.

The Essence Mantra, Activity Mantra and Dhāraṇī of Blue Parṇaśavarī are also the same as those for both White and Red Parṇaśavarī (hence this present Red Parṇaśavarī practice can also be used for Blue and White Parṇaśavarī).


Dedication of Merit:

GÉ-WA DI YIY NYUR-DU DAK

By this virtue, may I swiftly

LO-MA GYÖN-MA DRUP-GYUR NAY

Accomplish Parṇaśavarī;

DRO-WA CHIK-KYANG MA-LÜ-PA

And through that, may all living beings, without a single exception,

DÉ YI SA LA GÖ-PAR SHOK

Be placed in that very same state.

Verse of Auspiciousness:

KHYEY LA TÖ CHING SÖL-WA TAP-PA’Y T’Ü
By the power of praising and supplicating you,

DAK SOK GANG-DU NAY-PA’Y SA-CH’OK DÉR
In whatever places I and others may dwell,

NAY DANG UL-P’ONG T’AP-TSÖ ZHI-WA DANG
Please pacify illness, poverty and conflict;

CH’Ö DANG TRA-SHIY P’EL-WAR DZAY DU SÖL
And ensure the flourishing of Dharma and good fortune.


Black Parṇaśavarī

The Dhāraṇī of Black Parṇaśavarī

(ri khrod lo ma gyon ma nag mo’i gzungs bzhugs so)

GYEL-WA KÜN GYI YÉ-SHEY GYU-MA YI

Arisen through the miraculous manifestation of illusory magical displays

CH’ON-T’RUL NAM-PAR T’RUL-WA LAY JUNG-WA

Of the deep wisdom of all Victorious Ones;

LHA-MO GANG GIY DRUP-PAY NAY DÖN GEK

To the Goddess who ensures, for whoever practices her,

KÜN-TU ZHI DZAY-MA LA CH’AK-TS’EL LO

Total pacification of disease, evil spirits and obstructive forces, I pay homage.


[The Essence Mantra is as follows:]

OṂ PIŚACĪ PARṆAŚAVARI HRĪ HAḤ HŪṂ PHAṬ SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

OṂ PISHATSĪ PARṆASHAWARI HRĪ HAḤ HŪNG P’AYṬ SWŌ]

[The Activity Mantra is as follows:]

OṂ PIŚACĪ PARṆAŚAVARI SARVA ROGACHEDANI HŪṂ PHAṬ

[Tibetan pronuncation:

OṂ PISHATSĪ PARṆASHAWARI SARBA ROGATS’EDANI HŪNG P’AYṬ]

Recite these as much as possible.


Dedication of Merit:

GÉ-WA DI YIY NYUR-DU DAK

By this virtue, may I swiftly

LO-MA GYÖN-MA DRUP-GYUR NAY

Accomplish Parṇaśavarī;

DRO-WA CHIK-KYANG MA-LÜ-PA

And through that, may all living beings, without a single exception,

DÉ YI SA LA GÖ-PAR SHOK

Be placed in that very same state.

Verse of Auspiciousness:

KHYEY LA TÖ CHING SÖL-WA TAP-PA’Y T’Ü
By the power of praising and supplicating you,

DAK SOK GANG-DU NAY-PA’Y SA-CH’OK DÉR
In whatever places I and others may dwell,

NAY DANG UL-P’ONG T’AP-TSÖ ZHI-WA DANG
Please pacify illness, poverty and conflict;

CH’Ö DANG TRA-SHIY P’EL-WAR DZAY DU SÖL
And ensure the flourishing of Dharma and good fortune.


From ‘A Compendium of Sacred Names and Dhāraṇīs for Regular Practice’ (mtshan gzungs rgyun khyer phyogs bsgrigs), extracted from the ‘The Treasure Mine of Sādhanās’ (sgrub thabs rin ‘byungs) by the 7th Panchen Lama, Lobzang Pelden Tenpae Nyima (1782-1853), arranged and published by the Gansu Ethnic Publishing House (kan-su’u mi-rigs dpe-skrun-khang), 1996.


Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos, October 13th-14th, 2020. Special thanks to Geshe Thubten Kunkhen for his helps with some points in the text.


1 pan chen sku phreng bdun pa blo bzang dpal ldan bstan pa’i nyi ma

2 Among others, Parṇaśavarī is a vidyārājñī (“wisdom queen”) mentioned as being in the audience for the exposition of the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa, one of the largest kriyā tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom), which represents an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Parṇaśavarī). Parṇaśavarī (or Parṇasauriki) is also a Ḍākinī who, together with the Vīra (hero) named Parṇaśavara (or Parṇasaurika), her male consort, forms one of the 36 pairs situated in the hṛdayacakra, according to the 10th century Ḍākārṇava, chapter 15. Accordingly, the hṛdayacakra refers to one of the four divisions of the sahaja-puṭa (‘innate layer’), situated within the padma (lotus) in the middle of the heruka-maṇḍala. Here, the 36 pairs of Ḍākinīs (including Parṇaśavarī) and Vīras are reddish yellow in color, each have one face and four arms; and as implements they hold a skull bowl, skull staff, small drum and knife.

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A Special Mantra for Overcoming Pandemics, by the 4th Dodrupchen Rinpoche

༈ནད་རིམས་ཀུན་ཐུབ་སྔགས་རྒོད་ཟབ་མོ་བཞུགས།

The Profound Warrior Mantra for Overcoming All Epidemics

by the Fourth Dodrupchen Rinpoché, Tubten Trinlay Pelzangpo (1927-)

Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos


ཨོཾ་བྷེ་ཧུ་ན་ཁེ༔ ཙ་ན་དུ་ཧེ་ཧུ༔ བྷི་ཤ་མ་ཧི་ར་ཧོཾ༔ ཏྲི་ན་དུ་ཁེ༔ བྷི་ཤེ་ན་ཏ༔ བྷི་ན་ཡ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ༔1

OṂ BHEHUNAKHE/ CANADUHEHU/ BHIŚAMA HIRAHOṂ/ TRINADUKHE/ BHIŚENATA/ BHINAYA SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

OṂ BHEHUNAKHE/ TSANADUHEHU/ BHISHAMA HIRAHONG/ TRINADUKHE/ BHISHENATA/ BHINAYA SWŌHĀ]


སྐྱབས་རྗེ་རྡོ་གྲུབ་ཆེན་གྱི་ཞལ་གསུངས་ལ་ཕབས་པའོ།།

This was transcribed from the spoken instructions of His Holiness Dodrubchen Rinpoché.

Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos, October 13th, 2020. Special thanks goes to Geshe Thubten Künkhen, Khenpo Guru Dorjé, Khenpo Künga Rinchen, Ven. Ngawang Gyaltsen, Ven. Lobsang Yarphel, Ven. Lobsang Jinpa and the others who helped with the Tibetan transcription and explanation of the text.

1 The ‘Terma marks’, ༔, after each line of the mantra indicate that this is a revealed treasure teaching (gter ma) by His Holiness the 4th Dodrubchen Rinpoché.

The original handwritten Tibetan text.
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A Practice of Yakṣiṇī Döndrupma to Dispel Pandemics, by the 5th Dalai Lama

A Practice of Yakṣiṇī Döndrupma to Dispel Pandemics

by the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso (1617-1682)

Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos


NYIY-MEY NYIY-SU NANG-WA’Y GYU-DRA YIY

Through the magical net in which the non-dual appears as duality,

ZAK-DREL DÉ-WA CH’EN-PO KYEY-PA’Y YUM

Comes the mother who gives birth to immaculate great bliss;

NAY-KYEL RIN-CH’EN ZHAK-PA DZIN DZAY-MA

She who holds a bag of pestilence and bejeweled lasso:

DÖN KÜN DRUP-PA’Y NÖ-JIN WANG-MOR TÖ

To the Queen of Yakṣas who Achieves All Aims (Döndrupma), I offer praise.


OṂ VAJRA RATNA BANDHA DÜ-MA TING KYÖL TING JA JAḤ1

[Tibetan pronunciation:

OṂ BADZRA RATNA BANDHA DÜ-MA TING KYÖL TING DZA DZAḤ]

Recite this (Mantra) one hundred and one (101) times.


JIK-TEN CHI DANG KHYAY-PAR GANG-CHEN DIR

In the world in general, and in the Snowy Land of Tibet in particular,

MI-CH’UK NAY-RIM DÜ KYI T’RUK-PA DANG

May epidemics of humans and livestock, seasonal disturbances,

T’AP-TSÖ MU-GÉ MA-LÜ RAP-ZHI ZHING

Conflicts and famine be fully pacified, with none remaining;

P’EN-DÉ’I GA-TÖN CH’OK LA CHÖ-PAR DZÖ

And may all take part in the supreme festival of benefit and happiness.

JANG-CH’OK NÖ-JIN JÉ-MA’Y DÉ-PÖN KUR

Arising in the form of a million Yakṣa commanders from the northern direction,

ZHENG NAY CH’OK DANG T’ÜN-MONG NGÖ-DRUP CH’AR BEP-PA

Bringing down a rain of spiritual attainments (siddhis), common and sublime;

ZHANG-LÖN CH’EN-PO DOR-JÉ DÜ-DUL SOK

May there be the good fortune of the great Zhanglön Dorjé Düdul,2

DAM-CHEN CH’Ö-S’UNG NAM KYI TRA-SHIY SHOK

And the other Oath-Bound Dharma Guardians!

Thus, this was the speech of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama; and it was extracted from the Activity Manual of Zhanglōn entitled ‘Vines of the Magical Wish-Fulfilling Tree’ (las byang yongs ‘du’i ‘khri shing).3 May this indeed pacify all pandemics!

The original Tibetan text.

1 Tibetan: oM badzra ratna ban dha bdud ma ting skyol ting dza dzah. DÜ-MA TING KYÖL TING (bdud ma ting skyol ting) are Tibetan words (and hence italicized here): bdud ma means a female māra or demon, ting here probably means the onomatapoetic sound of tinkling or clanging (associated with the goddess), and skyol is a verb meaning ‘to carry’. Presumably all this refers to the attributes and implements of Yakṣiṇī Döndrupma.

2 Yakṣiṇī Döndrupma is the female consort of Zhanglön Dorjé Düdul (zhang blon rdo rje bdud ‘dul).

3 This text is included in the ‘Heart Sphere of Yuthok’ (g.yu thog snying thig) collection, and has been translated in full by Erick Tsiknopoulos.

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25.   Diamond of Vajra: A Long Life Prayer for the Venerable Elder Chao Khun Phratep Siddhivides of Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple 
26.   Dredging the Depths of Deepest Hell: The Concise King of Confessions of Purifying Remorse (Based on a Revealed Treasure Teaching (gter ma) of Nyangrel Nyima Özer) 
27.   Extremely Concise Practices of Sanctifying Incense [Sang] and Golden Beverage Offerings [Serkyem] 
28.   Flower of Saffron:: A Prayer for the Flourishing of the Géluk Teachings 
29.   For the Benefit of Beings Pervading Space: A Meditation-Recitation on the Vastly Compassionate One 
30.   Garland of Jewels: A Long Life Prayer for P’ub Dorjé Wangdü 
31.   Gelongma Palmo’s Tara Prayer 
32.   Great Treasury of Blessings: Verses of Aspiration for the Long Life of Khenchen Lama Pelgyeypa Dorjé Rinpoché 
33.   Jetsun Drakpa Gyaltsen’s Tara Prayer 
34.   Letter from the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile Regarding the Passing of Chatral Rinpoché, Sanggyay Dorjé 
35.   Letter Sent to Lama Lhumgompa 
36.   Long Life Prayer for Ḍākinī Rigdzin Yangchen Lhamo 
37.   Milarepa’s Song of Threes 
38.   Mirror-like Deep Wisdom (ādarśa-jñāna): A Prayer of Praise to Ḍākinī Rigdzin Yangchen Lhamo A
39.   Missive to Master Jangchub Kyab 
40.   Missive to Master Patron Draktokpa 
41.   Ocean of Offering Clouds: A Butter Lamp Prayer 
42.   On the Long Life Arrows of Māratika Cave: The Silken Arrows of Longevity 
43.   Personal Experiential Feelings of the Yogi 
44.   Prayer for the Swift Rebirth of Dungsay Thinley Norbu Rinpoché 
45.   Profound Instructions on the View of the Middle Way 
46.   Pure Offering of Joyful Bliss: An Aspiration for the Good Fortune of the Transcendent Ḍākinī, Rigdzin Yangchen Lhamo 
47.   Quick Protection from Fear: A Prayer to Tārā 
48.   Sanctifying Smoke Offering to the Great God Gaṇapati 
49.   Song of Symbolic Dharmas Necessary for Meditation 
50.   Song of the Seven Essentials 
51.   Spontaneous Accomplishment of Awakened Activity: An Offering Invocation to the Great Lion, Gésar the Gem 
52.   Spontaneously Accomplishing All Wishes: A Supplication to the Reverend Lady Tārā 
53.   Supplication for the Long Life of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
54.   Supplication to Padmasambhava at Gungtang Pass: Discovered by Terton Padma Lingpa 
55.   Tangtong Gyalpo’s Prayer to the Jowo Rinpoche Statue: The Lord Mahasiddha’s Prayer Performed Before the Jowo Rinpoche Statue of Lhasa 
56.   Tārās Mantra Which Protects from the Eight Fears: A Scripture from the Tibetan Buddhist Canon (Kangyur) 
57.   The Abridged Sukhavati Prayer 
58.   The Appearance of Beneficial and Blissful Light: A Supplication to the Five World-Protecting Deities for the Happiness of Tibet and Kham 
59.   The Benefits of Circumambulations 
60.   The Blazing Ushnisha Dharani 
61.   The Blazing Wheel: A Skillful Method for Accomplishment: a Terma of Tulku Zangpo Drakpa and Rigdzin Godem 
62.   The Bodhisattva’s Confession of Downfalls: The Exalted Three Heaps Sutra 
63.   The Bodhisattva’s Jewel Rosary 
64.   The Complete Purification of the Eyes: An Exalted Awareness-Mantra 
65.   The Concise Dhāraṇī Ritual for Purifying Offerings 
66.   The Concise Red Scented Smoke Offering (Marsur) 
67.   The Concise Smoke Offering Ritual 
68.   The Conclusion to the Heart-Essence of the Far-Reaching Perfection of Sublime Gnosis Sutra 
69.   The Condensed Ritual for Repelling Gossiping Enemies 
70.   The Condensed Root Practice of the Guru Vidyadhara: A Padmasambhava Guru Yoga 
71.   The Demon Dispelling Dhāranī of the Thirteen Cakras 
72.   The Dhāraṇī for Prostrating Before a Sacred Support: from Essential Dharma Practices of the Yogin 
73.   The Dhāranī for Seeing Dreams: of Vajrapāni 
74.   The Dhāranī of Cowherd Vasudhārā: From ‘Compendium of Regular Practices for Names and Dhāraṇīs’ 
75.   The Dhāranī of Enchanting Vasudhārā: From ‘Compendium of Regular Practices for Names and Dhāraṇīs’ 
76.   The Dhāraṇī of Four-Armed Red Gaṇapati: From ‘Compendium of Regular Practices for Names and Dhāraṇīs’ 
77.   The Dhāraṇī of Four-Armed White Gaṇapati from the Tradition of the Jowo: [Atiśa Dīpaṃkara Śrījñāna] 
78.   The Dhāraṇī of Noble Maṇibhadra 
79.   The Dhāraṇī of the Four Great Kings 
80.   The Dhāraṇī of the Heart-Essence of All Tathāgatas: Extracted from Dhāraṇīs Which Condense the Essence of the Kangyur 
81.   The Dhāraṇī of the Lord of Secrets, Vajrapāṇi: From ‘The Treasure Mine of Practice Methods’ 
82.   The Dhārani of the Three Protectors of Beings 
83.   The Dhāraṇī of the Yakṣa Jambhala Śrī: Ārya-Jambhala-Śrī-nāma-Dhāraṇī 
84.   The Dhāraṇī of the Yakṣa Maṇibhadra: Extracted from ‘The Treasure Mine of Practice Methods’ 
85.   The Dhāraṇī of Vasudhārā, the Goddess Arisen from Dhāraṇī: Extracted from ‘The Treasure Mine of Practice Methods’ 
86.   The Dhāraṇī of White Mahākāla, the Wish-Fulfilling Jewel: The Second Form of the Protector Mahākāla: Extracted from ‘The Treasure Mine of Practice Methods’ 
87.   The Dhārani of Yellow Jambhala from the Guhyāsamaja: From the forthcoming book, The Compendium of Daily Name-Recitation and Dhārani Practices 
88.   The Dhāraṇī of Yellow Jambhala’s Chief Form: From ‘The Compendium of Daily Name-Recitation and Dhārani Practices’ 
89.   The Dhāraṇī Ritual for Preventing Bad Dreams: A Scripture from the Tibetan Buddhist Canon (Kangyur) 
90.   The Dharanis for Attaining the Four Immeasurables 
91.   The Eight Verses of Mind Training 
92.   The Essence of Ganapati, the Lord of Gatherings: From the Sherig Parkhang Zungdu 
93.   The Extremely Concise ‘Dispelling the Faults of Interdependence’: a Treasure Teaching (gter ma) 
94.   The Glory of the Golden Mountain: A Long Life Prayer for the Unsurpassed Master of the Great Perfection, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoché 
95.   The Great Repository of Grace-Waves: A Praise to Manjushri 
96.   The Great Seal: Mahāmudrā 
97.   The Great Sūtra known as ‘The Transcendent Victory Banner’: (Dhvajā Grana Mahā-Sūtra) 
98.   The Heart-Essence Dhāraṇī of the Prajñā-pāramitā Sūtra in 100,000 Lines 
99.   The Heart-Essence Dhāraṇī of the Prajñā-pāramitā Sūtra in 18,000 Lines: Extracted from Dhāraṇīs Which Condense the Essence of the Kangyur 
100.  The Heart-Essence Dhāraṇī of the Prajñā-pāramitā Sūtra in 25,000 Lines: From ‘Dhāraṇīs Which Condense the Essence of the Kangyur’
101.                   The Heart-Essence Dhāraṇī of the Prajñā-pāramitā Sūtra in 8000 Lines 
102.                   The Heart-Essence Mantra of Amitayus: From the Sherig Parkhang Zungdu Sep
103.                   The Heart-Essence of the Far-Reaching Perfection of Sublime Gnosis, the Transcendent Conqueror Goddess: The Heart Sutra 
104.                   The Heart-Essence of the Prajñā-pāramitā in One Syllable Sūtra 
105.                   The Incantation of Gaṇapati’s Monkey Emanation: A Dhāraṇī of the Lord of Gatherings 
106.                   The Innermost Essence of the Noble Mañjuśrī’s Tantra: Extracted from Dhāraṇīs Which Condense the Essence of the Kangyur 
107.                   The Innermost Heart-Essence of the Noble Mayūri, the Queen of Knowledge Mantras 
108.                   The Instruction on Parting from the Four Attachments 
109.                   The Intricate Knot of Indestructible Vajra Prayer 
110.                   The Long Life Prayer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama 
111.                   The Lotus Jewel: A Self-Visualization of Guru Rinpoché: (Padmasambhava) 
112.                   The Magnetizing Practice of King Gésar 
113.                   The Mahālakṣmīni Sūtra 
114.                   The Manifest Realization of Lion-Faced Ḍākinī in Brief: Also popularly known as: The Concise Lion-Faced Ḍākinī Dispelling Ritual 
115.                   The Melody of Deathless Accomplishment: A Prayer for the Exalted Feet of the Gurus to Remain Firm 
116.                   The Method for Accomplishing Tārā: A New Treasure Teaching 
117.                   The Name-Dhārani of Je Tsongkhapa: From the forthcoming book, The Compendium of Daily Name-Recitation and Dhārani Practices
118.                   The Name-Recitation of Medicine Buddha: From the forthcoming book, The Compendium of Daily Name-Recitation and Dhārani Practices 
119.                   The Name-Recitation of the Protector Amitābha 
120.                   The Noble Gaṇapati’s Heart-Dhāraṇī: A Scripture from the Tibetan Buddhist Canon (Kangyur) 
121.                   The One Syllable Prajñā-pāramitā Sūtra: The Transcendental Practice of Discerning Insight, the Mother of All Suchness Faring Ones, in a Single Syllable 
122.                   The One-Page Prayer: A Prayer to Khunu Lama Rinpoche 
123.                   The Practice of the Dhāranī for Expanding Intellect 
124.                   The Practice of the Noble Dhāraṇī of Immeasurable Longevity and Wisdom 
125.                   The Praise to the Wish-Fulfilling Wheel of White Tara Together with the Mantra-Dharani 
126.                   The Prajñā-pāramitā Sūtra of Candragarbha 
127.                   The Prajñā-pāramitā Sūtra of Samantabhadra 
128.                   The Prajñā-pāramitā Sūtra of Vajraketu 
129.                   The Prajñā-pāramitā Sūtra of Vajrapāṇi 
130.                   The Prayer for the Happiness of Tibet 
131.                   The Prayer for the Stages of the Path : The Lamrim Prayer 
132.                   The Prayer for the Swift Rebirth of the 9th Khalkha Jetsün Dampa Rinpoche 
133.                   The Prayer for the Swift Rebirth of the 9th Khalkha Jetsün Dampa Rinpoche 
134.                   The Prayer of the Unchanging Vajra Diamond: A Supplication to HH the Dalai Lama 
135.                   The Prayer to Padmasambhava and the Four Elemental Goddesses for Pacifying Disasters Arising from the Elements 
136.                   The Prayer Which Freed the Sakyapas from Sickness 
137.                   The Primal Rosary of Precious Stones: A Long Life Prayer for His Eminence Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoché 
138.                   The Root Verses of the Three Principle Aspects of the Path 
139.                   The Single Stanza: A Scripture from the Tibetan Buddhist Canon (Kangyur) 
140.                   The Six-Syllable Dhāraṇī of Avalokiteśvara : The Practice from Jowo Atiśa’s Tradition 
141.                   The Staircase that Leads to Liberation: An Extraordinary Guru Yoga Relying Upon Chintamani Tara 
142.                   The Supplication to Lord Trulzhik Ngawang Chökyi Lodrö 
143.                   The Supplication to Terchen Trulzhik Dongak Lingpa 
144.                   The Sūtra of the Teaching on the Four Dharmas 
145.                   The Sūtra on Deep Wisdom at the Moment of Death 
146.                   The Sūtra on Perfectly Possessing Ethical Discipline: Śīlā Samyukta Sūtra 
147.                   The Sūtra on the Three Trainings: Sikṣa-Traya-Sūtra 
148.                   The Sūtras on Recollecting the Precious Triple Gem 
149.                   The Teaching on the Eleven Contemplations Sutra 
150.                   The Teaching on the Signs that the Common Preliminaries Have Entered One’s Mindstream 
151.                   The Three Kāyas Sūtra: Ārya-Trikāya-nāma-Mahāyana-Sūtra 
152.                   The Tibetan ‘Pravartana’ Version of the Dharma Wheel Discourse: The Mighty Turning of the Dharma Wheel Sūtra 
153.                   The Vasudhārā Dhāraṇī from the Tradition of Jamari 
154.                   The Vows of Going for Refuge from a Drikung Kagyu book on Vows
155.                   The Water Offering of a Treasure Trove of Ambrosial Nectar 
156.                   The White Flower Prayer: An Aspiration for HH the Dalai Lama 
157.                   The Wish-Fulfilling Gem: A Sādhanā of the Reverend Lord Mañjuśrī
158.                   The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel: A Supplication to Guru Rinpoche 
159.                   Treasury of the Ocean of Blessings and Siddhis: A Heartfelt Aspiration [for Khenchen Lama Pelgyeypa Dorjé Rinpoché] 
160.                   White Utpala Flower: A Garland of Praise for His Eminence Dzogchen Namdak Tulku Rinpoché 
161.                   Words of Truth for Accomplishing Immortality: A Prayer for Stable Abiding: A Long Life Prayer for Jhado Tulku Rinpoché 
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Special Announcement: The Publication of All Our Translations

One month ago (in late August 2019), we began the long-awaited process of publishing all the translations from Tibetan into English of Erick Tsiknopoulos.

All the translations of Erick Tsiknopoulos which were previously posted on their official website are currently in the process of being published on Amazon.com, where they are available for purchase. 

They are no longer available for free viewing on this website.

You can see the Amazon Author Page of Erick Tsiknopoulos, which includes a listing of all his books available for purchase, at the following link: 

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As of this writing, 161 translations of Tibetan texts have been published and are available for purchase on Amazon.com. After everything has been published, this number is expected to rise to over 315 individual texts; with many more to come in the near future. 

We also plan on producing several collections of translated texts in larger volumes, which will be organized by relevance, author and content; with some of them being released in special series.   

In addition, all the English translations of Tibetan texts which were never posted on the website, such as the several hundred pages of The Heart Essence of Yuthok (g.yu thog snying thig), as well as many others, will also be published soon.

Later, we will also be publishing all of these translations on other formats aside than Amazon.com.  

All the translations will first be published in electronic e-book format as Kindle editions. Soon they will also be published in hard copy printed editions as paperback books. Our goal is to have everything published in both formats by the end of 2019, and early 2020 at the latest.   

This marks a new stage in our translation endeavors, one which we hope will be beneficial for all. 

After over 11 years of offering most of our Tibetan-English Dharma translations for free on our website, the time finally came to move on to the next step, and publish our large body of work. 

We hope to receive your support for our ongoing Tibetan-English and Buddhist Dharma translation work, in particular by purchasing our published books. 

Sincerely in the Dharma, 

Erick Tsiknopoulos

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Advice to Yéshey Dawa by Dilgo Khyentsé Rinpoché, Rabsel Dawa

Advice to Yéshey Dawa

by Dilgo Khyentsé Rinpoché, Rabsel Dawa


 

The creator of delusion and liberation in Saṃsāra and Nirvāṇa is one’s own mind.

Mind has the innate character of Emptiness: Beyond origination, cessation and duration.

Sustain the uncontrived reality of this innate character, with unwavering mindfulness.

The definitive meaning of the View, Meditation and Conduct, in their entirety, is subsumed within that.

 

At the request of the faithful Yéda (Yéshey Dawa, ye shes zla ba), this advice was imparted by Maṅgala.

(Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos.)

From the collected works of Dilgo Khyentsé Rinpoché, Rabsel Dawa (dil mgo mkhyen brtse rin po che rab gsal zla ba), Volume 3 (ga pa), drug pa/ mgur ‘bum rdo rje’i glu’i skor, page 554.

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The Benefits of the Śākyamuni Buddha Mantra

The Benefits of the Śākyamuni Buddha Mantra

Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos


TADYATHĀ/ OṂ MUNE MUNE MAHĀMUNAYE SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

TAY-YATHĀ/ ONG MUNE MUNE MAHĀMUNAYE SWĀHĀ (SŌHĀ)]

 

This is the heart-essence [mantra] of the our Teacher, the Bhagavāt Śākyamuni; and, as it says in the Perfection of Wisdom in a Few Words (Skt. ārya-svalpākṣara-prajñāpāramitā-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra, Tib. sher phyin yi ge nyung ngu):

 

Through the power of discovering this Mantra, Śākyamuni attained Buddhahood; and all Buddhas arise from it, as well. Through it, Avalokiteśvara too became supreme among Bodhisattvas. By merely hearing it, vast merit (good karmic potential) is attained without toil; and all karmic obscurations are purified. And if one is practicing [another] Mantra, then it will be accomplished without having any obstructions. Furthermore, when it is recited [just] one time, all the misdeeds performed over eighty trillion eons are purified.”

 

Thus was it taught.

 

Compiled by Akṣarabhadra.

 

(Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos.)

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The Name Mantra and Supplication for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

རྒྱལ་བའི་མཚན་སྔགས་དང་གསོལ་འདེབས་བཞུགས་སོ༎

The Name Mantra and Supplication for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Tibetan title: rgyal ba’i mtshan sngags dang gsol ‘debs bzhugs so

Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos


 

༄༎ བླ་མ་རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང་རྗེ་བཙུན་འཇམ་དཔལ་ངག་དབང་བློ་བཟང་ཡེ་ཤེས་བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་དཔལ་བཟང་པོའི་སྐུ་གསུང་ཐུགས་ཀྱི་དངོས་གྲུབ་སྩོལ། །

LA-MA DOR-JÉ-CH’ANG JÉ-TSÜN JAM-PEL NGAK-WANG LO-ZANG YÉ-SHEY TEN-DZIN GYA-TS’O PEL-ZANG-PO’I KU SUNG T’UK KYI NGÖ-DRUP TSÖL

Please bestow the spiritual attainments (siddhi) of the Awakened Body, Speech and Mind of the Guru, the Vajradhara, the Reverend Lord, Jampel Ngakwang Lozang Yéshey Tendzin Gyatso Pelzangpo (His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama).

࿑ ཨཱོཾ་སྭ་སྟི། འཇམ་དཔལ་རྡོ་རྗེ་ངག་ལ་དབང་འབྱོར་ཞིང་།།

ONG SWASTI: JAM-PEL DOR-JÉ NGAK LA WANG-JOR ZHING

OṂ SVASTI: Wielding mastery over the Vajra Speech of Mañjuśrī,

བློ་གྲོས་བུམ་བཟང་ཡེ་ཤེས་བདུད་རྩིས་གཏམས།།

LO-DRÖ BUM-ZANG YÉ-SHEY DÜ-TSIY TAM

And holding an excellent vase of intellect filled with the ambrosial nectar of Deep Wisdom;

བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་རོལ་མཚོ་མཛེས་པའི་རྒྱན།།

TEN-DZIN GYA-TS’O RÖL-TS’O DZEY-PA’Y GYEN

The ornament on the roiling seas of the Ocean of Teaching Upholders:

འཕགས་མཆོག་ཕྱག་ན་པདྨོར་གསོལ་བ་འདེབས།།

P’AK-CH’OK CH’AK-NA PAY-MOR SÖL-WA DEP

To the Supreme Noble One, He with Lotus in Hand, I supplicate.

[Note: Words in the above supplication prayer which describe the full name of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Jampel Ngakwang Lozang Yéshey Tendzin Gyatso (Pelzangpo), are marked in bold italics.]

[The Name Mantra of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:]

ཨོཾ་ཨཱཿ གུ་རུ་བཛྲ་དྷ་ར་བྷཊྚཱ་ར་ཀ་མཉྫུ་ཤྲཱི་ཝཱགིནྡྲ་སུ་མ་ཏི་ཛྙཱ་ན་ཤཱ་ས་ན་དྷ་ར་ས་མུ་དྲ་ཤྲཱི་བྷ་དྲ་སརྦ་སིདྡྷི་ཧཱུཾ་ཧཱུཾ།

OṂ ĀḤ GURU VAJRADHARA BHAṬṬĀRAKA MAÑJUŚRĪ VĀGINDRA SUMATI JÑĀNA ŚĀSANADHARA SAMUDRA ŚRĪBHADRA SARVA SIDDHI HŪṂ HŪṂ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

ONG ĀḤ GURU BADZRADHARA BHAṬṬĀRAKA MAÑDZUSHRĪ WĀGINDRA SUMATI DZÑĀNA SHĀSANADHARA SAMUDRA SHRĪBHADRA SARBA SIDDHI HŪNG HŪNG]

སྟོང་ཉིད་སྙིང་རྗེ་ཟུང་དུ་འཇུག་པའི་ལམ།།

TONG-NYIY NYING-JÉ ZUNG-DU-JUK-PA’Y LAM

One who provides ever greater clarification on the path of the Integral Unity of Emptiness and Compassion,

ཆེས་ཆེར་གསལ་མཛད་གངས་ཅན་བསྟན་འགྲོའི་མགོན།།

CH’EY-CH’ER SEL-DZAY GANG-CHEN TEN-DRO’I GÖN

The Defender of the Doctrines and Living Beings of the Snowy Land;

ཕྱག་ན་པདྨོ་བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་ལ།།

CH’AK-NA PAY-MO TEN-DZIN GYA-TS’O LA

To He with Lotus in Hand, Tendzin Gyatso:

གསོལ་བ་འདེབས་སོ་བཞེས་དོན་ལྷུན་གྲུབ་ཤོག།

SÖL-WA DEP-SO ZHEY-DÖN LHÜN-DRUP SHOK

I supplicate! May His desired aims be spontaneously accomplished.

 

(Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos, April 20th, 2019.)

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Ornament for Bringing Joy to the Faithful: A Syllable-by-Syllable Commentary for Dispelling Doubts Regarding the Name Mantra of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, by Geshe Ngagi Wangchuk

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The English translation is as follows.

Ornament for Bringing Joy to the Faithful:

A Syllable-by-Syllable Commentary for Dispelling Doubts Regarding the Name Mantra of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Tibetan title: gong sa rgyal ba’i dbang po bcu bzhi pa mchog gi mtshan sngags ‘bru ‘grel dogs sel dad ldan dga’ ba’i rgyan zhes bya ba bzhugs so

by Géshe Ngagi Wangchuk (dge bshes ngag gi dbang phyug)

Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos


The Name Mantra of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:

ཨོཾ་ཨཱཿ གུ་རུ་བཛྲ་དྷ་ར་བྷཊྚཱ་ར་ཀ་མཉྫུ་ཤྲཱི་ཝཱགིནྡྲ་སུ་མ་ཏི་ཛྙཱ་ན་ཤཱ་ས་ན་དྷ་ར་ས་མུ་དྲ་ཤྲཱི་བྷ་དྲ་སརྦ་སིདྡྷི་ཧཱུཾ་ཧཱུཾ།

OṂ ĀḤ GURU VAJRADHARA BHAṬṬĀRAKA MAÑJUŚRĪ VĀGINDRA SUMATI JÑĀNA ŚĀSANADHARA SAMUDRA ŚRĪBHADRA SARVA SIDDHI HŪṂ HŪṂ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

ONG ĀḤ GURU BADZRADHARA BHAṬṬĀRAKA MAÑDZUSHRĪ WĀGINDRA SUMATI DZÑĀNA SHĀSANADHARA SAMUDRA SHRĪBHADRA SARBA SIDDHI HŪNG HŪNG]

Tibetan correspondence to the Sanskrit Mantra:

༄ སྐུ་གསུང་བླ་མ་རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང་རྗེ་བཙུན་འཇམ་དཔལ་ངག་དབང་བློ་བཟང་ཡེ་ཤེས་བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་དཔལ་བཟང་པོ་ཐམས་ཅད་དངོས་གྲུབ་སྩོལ་ཐུགས།།

sku gsung bla ma rdo rje ‘chang rje btsun ‘jam dpal ngag dbang blo bzang ye shes bstan ‘dzin rgya mtsho dpal bzang po thams cad dngos grub stsol thugs

OṂ: Awakened or Enlightened Body (sku).

ĀḤ: Awakened or Enlightened Speech (gsung).

GURU: Master, Mentor or Teacher (bla ma).

VAJRA: Diamond or thunderbolt (rdo rje).

DHARA: Holder, bearer or upholder (‘chang).

BHAṬṬĀ: Lord or king (rje)

RAKA: Reverend or venerable (btsun).

MAÑJU: Gentle or tender (‘jam).

ŚRĪ: Glory or splendor (dpal).

VĀGINDRA: Master of Speech (ngag dbang).

SUMATI: Noble-minded or good-hearted (blo bzang). SU is ‘good’ or ‘noble’ (bzang) and MATI is ‘mind’, ‘heart’ or ‘intellect’ (blo).

JÑĀNA: Deep Wisdom (ye shes). JÑĀ is ‘deep’ or ‘primordial’ (ye) and NA is ‘wisdom’ or ‘knowledge’ (shes).

ŚĀSANA: Teachings or Doctrine (bstan).

DHARA: Holder, bearer or upholder (‘dzin).

SAMUDRA: Ocean (rgya mtsho). SA is ‘lake’ or ‘sea’ (mtsho) and MUDRA is ‘vast’ or ‘extensive’ (rgya).

ŚRĪ: Glory or splendor (dpal).

BHADRA: Good, excellent or noble (bzang po).

SARVA: All (thams cad).

SIDDHI: Spiritual attainments or spiritual accomplishments (dngos grub).

HŪṂ: Please grant! Please bestow! (stsol).

HŪṂ: Awakened or Enlightened Mind (thugs).

If one were to recite this [Name Mantra of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama] according to the order in Tibetan language [and grammar], it is as follows:

བླ་མ་རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང་རྗེ་བཙུན་འཇམ་དཔལ་ངག་དབང་བློ་བཟང་ཡེ་ཤེས་བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་དཔལ་བཟང་པོའི་སྐུ་གསུང་ཐུགས་ཀྱི་དངོས་གྲུབ་མ་ལུས་པ་སྩོལ།

bla ma rdo rje ‘chang rje btsun ‘jam dpal ngag dbang blo bzang ye shes bstan ‘dzin rgya mtso dpal bzang po’i sku gsung thugs kyi dngos grub ma lus pa stsol

LA-MA DOR-JÉ-CH’ANG JÉ-TSÜN JAM-PEL NGAK-WANG LO-ZANG YÉ-SHEY TEN-DZIN GYA-TS’O PEL-ZANG-PO’I KU SUNG T’UK KYI NGÖ-DRUP MA-LÜ-PA TSÖL

Please bestow the spiritual attainments (siddhi) of the Awakened Body, Speech and Mind of the Guru, the Vajradhara, the Reverend Lord, Jampel Ngakwang Lozang Yéshey Tendzin Gyatso Pelzangpo, all without exception.

ཨོཾ་ཨཱཿ གུ་རུ་བཛྲ་དྷ་ར་བྷཊྚཱ་ར་ཀ་མཉྫུ་ཤྲཱི་ཝཱགིནྡྲ་སུ་མ་ཏི་ཛྙཱ་ན་ཤཱ་ས་ན་དྷ་ར་ས་མུ་དྲ་ཤྲཱི་བྷ་དྲ་སརྦ་སིདྡྷི་ཧཱུཾ་ཧཱུཾ།

OṂ ĀḤ GURU VAJRADHARA BHAṬṬĀRAKA MAÑJUŚRĪ VĀGINDRA SUMATI JÑĀNA ŚĀSANADHARA SAMUDRA ŚRĪBHADRA SARVA SIDDHI HŪṂ HŪṂ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

ONG ĀḤ GURU BADZRADHARA BHAṬṬĀRAKA MAÑDZUSHRĪ WĀGINDRA SUMATI DZÑĀNA SHĀSANADHARA SAMUDRA SHRĪBHADRA SARBA SIDDHI HŪNG HŪNG]

If you wonder what the reason is for writing and giving commentary in this way, it is as follows. These days we encounter about five (5) differing versions of the Name Mantra for His Holiness the 14th Dalai1. However, some of them write dots between syllables (tsheg) in places where writing as such is inappropriate, thereby inserting below what ought to be inserted above; while some do not write dots between syllables in places where writing as such is necessary, thereby inserting above what ought to be inserted below. Moreover, some of them are incomplete; while some are mixed up, due to not explaining the words and their respective meanings as they should be. This being the case, I have revised and corrected it accordingly.

For example, the first ṬA (, in བྷཊྚཱ) must be inserted together with BHA (བྷ, in the same ‘syllable’ between the two dots) and placed above (in the letter stack), but if a dot (tsheg) is written there, then it (ṬA) will have to be placed below. It must be written like this:

བྷཊྚཱ་ར་ཀ་

BHAṬṬĀRAKA

The two ṬA-s stacked on top of one another to form ṬṬĀ (ཊྚཱ) are not two ḌA-s (ཌྜ).

Furthermore, VĀKA (in VĀGINDRA) means ‘speech’, and INDRA (in VĀGINDRA) means ‘master’. Consequently, here (in VĀGINDRA), for the KA (the second syllable in VĀKA), the (final) –A is either omitted or disappears (when VĀKA and INDRA are joined together); and thereby it (KA) transforms into a –G. Thus it is written simply as GI (གི); and hence it is a mistake if a dot (tsheg) is written between VĀ and G.

ཝཱགིནྡྲ་

VĀGINDRA

Here, because the writing of dots between syllables (tsheg) in Tibetan for Sanskrit (words) is like a raw and fresh pith instruction2 of the great translators (Lotsāwa-s) of the past, if this (the writing of dots or tsheg) is not corrupted, then even if there were (otherwise) no complications in producing the various sounds (of the Name Mantra)3, it is certainly a pivotal point for not causing disorder; and hence caution is required. This being so, I have arranged the pronunciation according to the inmost intent of that has been laid out in the qualified translations of the scriptural teachings by the Three Great Translators: The Sun, the Moon and the Star.4

With respect to the subject at hand, due to the infallible truth of the Sublime Dharma and Dependent Arising, if disciples these days recite this [Name Mantra of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama] from within the state of an unwavering mind of faith, then, because it is clear that the heartfelt aspiration of this Guru (His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama) is solely that of the great benefit of His disciples, the stability of this Guru’s longevity is hence also a great spiritual attainment (siddhi) of the present time for His disciples. And moreover, this too (the stability of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s longevity) depends upon the accumulation of good karmic potential (or merit) by His disciples.

In particular, the fact that this Precious Guru of us children Himself (His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama), like one who has never before arisen here on this round world, still dwells each year, and moreover that He substantially contributes, in a practical way, to the spread of peace and the Mind of Enlightenment (bodhicitta) here on this great Earth is, indeed, a true wonder. And it is manifestly apparent that He has been in the process of promulgating spiritual faith, in accordance with one’s personal inclination, among the emissaries of the Divine (or ultimate source of truth5) in every tradition; including those of advanced scientists, Christians, Muslims and Hindus. Furthermore, He is an invaluable great mass of precious gems who has acted as a trailblazer, by establishing a tradition of benefiting both self and others through the mind of loving-kindness and compassion; even among those who do not adhere to any religion.

In brief, it is certain that a Guru such as this (His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama) is a wish-fulfilling gem, one which is greater than the great, for all the living beings in the world collectively; and therefore, those who recognize this gem herein have effectively utilized the significance of taking a human body.

Thus, having entered under the protection of this Sublime Great Being (His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama), and thinking about what good fortune that is; with a prayer of aspiration that His lotus feet may forever remain firm, and for the accomplishment of His desired aims without hindrance, Ngagi Wangchuk, on April 11th, 2019 CE, which in his own country, the Snowy Land (of Tibet), is the 6th day of the waxing moon in the middle of April’s Spring in the Earth Pig Year of the Sixty-Year Tibetan Astrological Cycle, by the reckoning of the P’uk system6, at the break of dawn on that (astrologically) positive day, one on which two Wind elements converge and when wishes can be swiftly fulfilled, taking the stable longevity of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as the particular focus of intent, wrote this down; as faith increased.

(Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos. Translated in mid-April 2019 and completed on April 20th, 2019.)

1 rgyal ba’i mtshan sngags

2 man ngag dmar rjen ma

3 sgra sgrub sna tshogs kyi rnyog zing med kyang

4 lo chen nyi zla skar gsum, ‘The Three Great Translators: The Sun, the Moon and the Star’. Namely, the Sun is Lotsāwa Kawa Peltsek (lo tshaa ba ka ba dpal brtsegs), the Moon is Chokro Lotsāwa, Lui Gyeltsen (lcog ro lo tshaa ba klu’i rgyal mtshan), and the Star is Lotsāwa Rinchen Zangpo (lo tshaa ba rin chen bzang po). Meanwhile, Lotsāwa Bérotsana (lo tshaa ba bai ro tsa na) is considered to be the ‘Sky’, probably signaling his primary importance in the earlier Sanskrit-Tibetan translations. Kawa Pelstek and Chokro Lotsāwas were, like Bérotsana, disciples of Padmasambhava, and hence contemporaneous with them both from roughly the mid-700s to early 800s; while Rinchen Zangpo was later and lived from 958 to 1055. The astronomical simile expressing their collective preeminence is recounted in the famous quotation by Ngok Lotsāwa Loden Sheyrab (rngogs lo tshaa ba blo ldan shes rab, 1059-1109) as follows:

Bérotsana, equal to the limits of the sky,

The duo of Kawa and Chok, the pair of sun and moon,

And Rinchen Zangpo, like unto the great star of dawn;

Compared to them, we are mere fireflies.

bai ro tsa na gnam mkha’i mtha’ dang mnyam/

ka lcog gnyis ni nyi zla zung gcig ste/

rin chen bzang po tho rangs skar chen ‘dra/

kho ba yang ni srin ‘bus me khyer bzhin/

5 dkon chog, here in the sense of ‘supreme or ultimate refuge’, with respect to the views of all religious and non-religious systems.

6 bod rab gnas sa phag phug lugs dpyid ‘bring yar tshes drug

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The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 28 – The Praise to All Tathāgatas

Chapter 28: The Praise to All Tathāgatas


 

Then the Bodhisattva Ruciraketu rose from his seat, placed his upper robe over one shoulder, planted his right knee on the ground, bowed toward the Bhagavān with folded palms; and thereupon praised the Bhagavān deeply with these verses:

Lord of Sages, you are adorned by hundreds of meritorious characteristics,
And thousands of glorious beautiful qualities.
Of exquisite appearance, you manifest supreme peace;
And your light is like a thousand suns, streaming forth in all directions.

Blazing with brilliant beams of light,

You are pervaded by light,
And replete with a variety of colors like a gemstone;
With blue, white, gleaming gold, blue sapphire, copper, and dawn-crystal colored light.

You pulverize Sumeru, the Vajra King of Mountains,
Illuminate many billions of realms,
Soothe intense sufferings hard to bear;
And satisfy sentient beings with supreme bliss.


Your physical appearance and intellectual capacities are radiant; and beautiful to observe.
One never tires of seeing your form; and all beings who behold it are filled with joy.
Your hair is as utterly lovely, as the colors of the peacock;
Like light aswarm with bees.

You are adorned with the qualities of authentically pure great compassion,
And have established transcendent love, meditative concentration, and positive potential.
Endowed with a variety of excellent attributes and colors,
Adorned with the qualities of profound concentration, and the factors of Awakening;
It is you who perfectly satisfies and brings aid to one and all.

Bringer of joy, you who manifest as the source of all joy,
Adorned with a multitude of profound qualities,
Gloriously manifesting in billions of realms;
Like bright firelight are you beautiful, with your gleaming rays of light.

In this way, you are like the full solar orb in the sky,
Imbued with all good qualities, like Sumeru,
And bringing perfect joy to all worlds,

Throughout the universe.

Like the curd of a cow, a white water lily, and the moon,
Your garland of teeth, brilliant white like the color of snow,
Beautifies your mouth,
Just like Hamsarāja, the king of geese, soaring through the airs.

Your serene face is like the waxing moon,
With your clockwise-curling urna as transcendent symbol of perfect mastery;
White radiance streams from your body, like sapphire:
You are beautiful like the sun in the center of the sky.”

FROM THE SOVEREIGN KING OF SŪTRA TEACHINGS, THE TRANSCENDENT GOLDEN LIGHT, THIS WAS THE TWENTY-EIGHTH CHAPTER: ‘THE PRAISE TO ALL TATHĀGATAS’. 

You can find the text at The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 28 – The Praise to All Tathāgatas

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The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 27 – The Praise Made by All the Bodhisattvas

Chapter 27: The Praise Made by All the Bodhisattvas


 

Then those many hundreds of thousands of Bodhisattvas went to where the Tathāgata Suvarṇaratnakaracchatrakuta was; and having gone there, they bowed their heads at the feet of the Tathāgata Suvarṇaratnakaracchatrakuta, and sat down to one side.

Then, having sat down to one side, those many hundreds of thousands of Bodhisattvas folded their palms, and deeply praised the Tathāgata Suvarṇaratnakaracchatrakuta with these verses:

The supreme body of the Conqueror resembles refined gold;
An exalted form totally imbued with the color of gold.
A golden hue like the golden king of mountains:
The White Lotus Sage is endowed with the color of gold.

With the major marks of excellence, your body is fully adorned;
With the various excellent minor marks, your body is embellished.
Your beauty, like golden light, blazing brightly:
You are utterly without blemish, serene as the king of mountains.

With the voice and pleasing tones of Brahmā, the melody of Brahmā;
The lion’s roar, and thunder, melody of the dragon’s resounding call.
Your sixty-fold melody is a pristine sound:
With the song of victory, the songs of the peacock and cuckoo.

Totally without stain, spotless, lovely with brilliant light;
Conqueror, you are adorned by the marks of a hundred positive potentials.
Your ocean of transcendent knowledge flawless and unmarred:
Conqueror, like Sumeru you are endowed with all good qualities.

With unexcelled loving compassion that benefits sentient beings;
The supreme bestower of bliss in the universe throughout all world-systems.
Conqueror, revealing the transcendent meanings:
You are the excellent one who leads into the bliss of Nirvāṇa.

Granting the joy of deathlessness,
Revealing completely the deathless ambrosial Dharma of the Jinas,
Guiding to the city of the deathless;
You are the source of all bliss, the abode of bliss.

Conqueror, you liberate wandering beings from suffering,
You free living beings from the ocean of suffering,
You perfectly guide living beings to the path of peace;
You grant living beings all happiness.

No one can equal you,
The guide of all that exists, ocean of virtue and deep wisdom,
Your great compassion for all beings laden with life;
The power of your love, your expertise and resolve.

Even in many thousands of billions of eons,
There are none, including the gods, among all beings,
Who can fully describe even a single drop of the virtue:
From the ocean of your deep wisdom and good qualities.

Showing a single drop of your good qualities,
We have briefly expounded a mere fraction of them in this way;
Through whatever positive potential we have thus gathered,
May all sentient beings reach Supreme Awakening.”

FROM THE SOVEREIGN KING OF SŪTRA TEACHINGS, THE TRANSCENDENT GOLDEN LIGHT, THIS WAS THE TWENTY-SEVENTH CHAPTER: ‘THE PRAISE BY ALL BODHISATTVAS’.

You can find the text at The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 27 – The Praise Made by All the Bodhisattvas

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The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 21 – Excellent Manifestation

Chapter 21: Excellent Manifestation
(legs par byung ba’i le’u)


 

(Volume Nine)

Then, at that moment, the Bhagavān gave teaching in these verses:

Whenever I became a world-turning king,
At those times I offered the earth with its oceans,
And even its four continents, filled with precious things,
To all Jinas of the past.

In all-encompassing search for the Dharmakāya,
There were no things, not previously dear and treasured,
Which I did not give away;
During numerous eons, I even gave away my treasured body.

Once I did this, inconceivably many eons in the past.

During the Teaching Dispensation of the Sugata Jeweled Crest;
After that Sugata had passed into Nirvāṇa,
There arose a king called Excellent Manifestation.

He was a world-turning king ruling with mastery over the four continents,
Reigning mightily with a reach as far as the oceans,
Therefore he was said to be a sovereign king:
And once, in his royal palace, that transcendent king fell asleep.

In his dream, he heard the qualities of the Buddha,
And dreamt of the Dharma teacher Jewel Abundance.
He saw him, distinctly lucid;
As he sat and expounded this King of Sūtra Teachings.

The king awoke from his sleep,
His whole body filled with joy.
Ecstatic, he excitedly came out of the royal quarters;
And went to the dwelling of the supreme Saṅgha of disciples.

There he made offerings to the disciples of the Jina,
Saying, “In this noble Saṅgha, is there one ‘Jewel Abundance’,
A monk imbued with good qualities?”;
He asked everywhere after the Dharma teacher called “Jewel Abundance”.

At that time, Jewel Abundance
Was staying in another hermitage,
Contemplating in detail this King of Sūtra Teachings;
While reciting it, and living in total happiness.

The monk Dharma teacher, Jewel Abundance,
Was powerfully blazing with brilliance, majesty and glory;
And as he sat there in that other hermitage,
At that time, he was shown to the king.

There the Dharma teacher Jewel Abundance,
Upheld the profound sphere of royal activity,
For he always taught what is known as Transcendent Golden Light:
The Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings.

Bowing down to the feet of Jewel Abundance,
King Excellent Manifestation spoke these words:

Transcendent Golden Lightthe Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings,
O one with a face like the full moon, I request you to explain.”
And thus, to King Excellent Manifestation himself;
Jewel Abundance agreed to teach.

When this occurred, in all the three thousand worlds,
All the gods became intensely joyous.
At that time, the ruler of humans, there upon that earthen ground,
Which was clean, eminently special and unusual,
Sprinkled gem water and incense water;
Spread down loose flowers, and set up a throne.

Then the king exquisitely adorned the throne with parasols and victory banners,
And thousands of tassels.
The king also thoroughly sprinkled upon that throne transcendent sandalwoods;
In all sorts of varieties.

Devas and nāgas, asuras and centaurs,
Yakṣas and great serpents too,
Brought down a rain of divine coral tree flowers;
Upon that throne, powerfully and expansively.

Those who had arrived, a thousand million billion gods wishing for the Dharma,
Beyond the reaches of thought,
As Jewel Abundance was appearing to leave;
Strewed sāl flowers with joy.

The Dharma teacher Jewel Abundance himself,
Washed thoroughly his body and dressed in clean clothes,
And proceeded to go close to that throne;
Pressed his palms together, and bowed down to it as well.

The god kings, gods and goddesses sat in the sky above,
And brought down a rain of coral tree flowers,
And hundreds of thousands of cymbals, beyond the reaches of thought;
Which resounded with power.

Then Jewel Abundance, the monk Dharma teacher,
Being mindful of the thousand million Buddhas in the ten directions,
Beyond the reaches of thought, ascended the throne with concentration;

And sat upon it.

He generated heartfelt love for all sentient beings,
And then also generated, authentically, the mind of compassion;
And then, to the king Excellent Manifestation,
At that time taught this Sūtra.

And as the king sat with joined palms,
He rejoiced in every single word.
Through the force of the Dharma, tears shed from his eyes;
And his body was filled with joy.

In order to venerate this Sūtra,
At that time, King Excellent Manifestation,
Picked up the Wish-Fulfilling Gem, the king of jewels;
And for the sake of sentient beings, made this prayer:

“May a rain of ornaments, endowed with the seven precious materials,
And precious jewels,

Which bring well-being to the sentient beings in this world,
Descend upon this Earth.”

At that time, the seven kinds of precious materials,
Armlets, necklaces and superb earrings,
And likewise food, clothing and drink also showered down,
Over the four continents comprehensively.

King Excellent Manifestation beheld this cascade of precious things,
Raining down upon the world,
And offered the gem-filled four continents;
For the Teachings of Jeweled Crest.

The Tathāgata Śākyamuni
Was the one known as King Excellent Manifestation.
It was I who, at that time, completely gave away the earth;
With its four continents, filled with precious things therein.

The one who to King Excellent Manifestation
At that time extensively taught this Sūtra,
Jewel Abundance, the Dharma teacher monk,
Became the Tathāgata Akṣobhya.

At the time I heard this Sūtra,
And rejoiced in every single word.
I, due to that very virtuous deed itself:
Listening to the Dharma and rejoicing,

Have permanently gained this body of golden hue and marks of hundredfold merits,
Lovely to behold and deeply beautiful to the eye,
Which gives strong delight to thousands of millions of gods;
And is joyful for living beings to behold.

During ninety-nine hundreds of thousands of millions of eons,
I became a world-turning king.
During many myriads of hundreds of thousands of eons,
I had the experience of being a regional king.

For eons beyond conception I was an Indra;
And likewise a lord Brahmā, the wish-fulfiller.
I have rendered service to that which never has limit:
The unfathomable Tenfold Power.

From my listening to and rejoicing in this Sūtra,
The mass of positive potential was thus most limitless;
For in accordance with my wish, I have attained Awakening:
And the transcendent Dharmakāya have I gained.

FROM THE SOVEREIGN KING OF SŪTRA TEACHINGS, THE TRANSCENDENT GOLDEN LIGHT, THIS WAS THE TWENTY-FIRST CHAPTER: ‘EXCELLENT MANIFESTATION’.

You can find the text at The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 21 – Excellent Manifestation

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The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 19 – Samjñāya, Lord of Yakṣas

Chapter 19: Samjñāya, Lord of Yakṣas


 

Then the supreme commander of the Yakṣas, Samjñāya, along with twenty-eight great Yakṣa generals, rose from his seat; and putting his upper robe over one shoulder, knelt on his right knee. Bowing with folded palms toward the Bhagavān, he addressed the Bhagavān in the following words: Lord Bhagavān, now and in future times, in whatever villages, cities, towns, valleys, monastery regions, hilly medicinal valleys or palace areas where this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light appears, Lord Bhagavān, I, Samjñāya, the supreme commander of the Yakṣas, along with the twenty-eight great Yakṣa generals, shall go to those villages, cities, towns, valleys, monastery regions, hilly medicinal valleys or palace areas.”

Creating non-physical forms, we shall protect the monk who expounds the Dharma. We shall completely guard him, look after him, protect him from punishment; and bring him peace, happiness and success.”

We will, in all ways, protect all those men, women, boys and girls who listen to the Dharma; and also all those who come to retain this Sūtra: Those who listen to even a single four-line verse, those who hear just a single word of this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light; or who hear just the name of a single Bodhisattva, or the name of a single Tathāgata from thisSovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light; and those who remember or even simply hear the name of this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light. We shall genuinely protect them, thoroughly look after them, completely nurture them, protect them from punishment; and bring them peace, happiness and success.”

We shall also, in all ways, protect all those classes of people, households, villages, cities, towns, monasteries and palace areas. We will completely guard them, thoroughly look after them, protect them from punishment; and bring them peace, happiness and success.”

Lord Bhagavān, due to what cause has my name become ‘Supreme Commander of the Yakṣas, Samjñāya’ (‘Genuine Knowledge’)? The Lord Bhagavān himself indeed clearly knows this. Lord Bhagavān, I seek all forms of experience. I thoroughly seek out all forms of experience. I comprehend all phenomena. I have direct cognition of all phenomena in all their multiplicity; of all phenomena in exactly the way they are; of how all phenomena abide; of what all phenomena are; of how all phenomena are classified. And, Lord Bhagavān, I am master of them all.”

Lord Bhagavān, the precision of my deep wisdom with respect to all phenomena is beyond the reaches of thought. The clarity of my deep wisdom is beyond the reaches of thought. The range of my deep wisdom is beyond the reaches of thought. The elements of my deep wisdom are beyond the reaches of thought. Lord Bhagavān, the application of my deep wisdom to objects is beyond the reaches of thought. Lord Bhagavān, in this way, due to the fact that I genuinely seek out, genuinely and thoroughly investigate, genuinely and thoroughly search for, genuinely and completely observe, and genuinely comprehend all phenomena, Lord Bhagavān, I have therefore come to be called ‘Supreme Commander of the Yakṣas, Samjñāya’.”

Lord Bhagavān, in order to enhance the words of the monk who expounds the Dharma, I shall strongly inspire confidence in him. How? So that the monk who expounds the Dharma does not become physically fatigued, so that his sense faculties will be well, and so that he will give rise to extreme joy, I shall always give glimmer and majesty to the hair-pores on the body of the monk who expounds the Dharma.”

“And why will I do this? So as to benefit the sentient beings who have planted roots of virtue under hundreds of thousands of Buddhas, so that this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light will remain in the world for a long time and will not quickly fade away; and so that sentient beings will also come to listen to this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Lightand thereby acquire an inconceivable accumulation of deep wisdom, become endowed with discerning insight, authentically accomplish the accumulation of positive potential, experience the inconceivable happiness of gods and humans for billions of eons into the future, accompany the Tathāgatas, and in the future attain the Unsurpassed, Perfectly Complete Manifest Awakening of Buddhahood; as well as to totally pacify all the suffering of the sentient beings born in the hells, the animal realms, and the world of Yama.”

I shall generate power, strength, and great resilience in his body. I shall make the clarity of his deep wisdom become inconceivable. I shall bring him mastery over mindfulness. I shall cause him to be exceedingly joyful.”

Then Samjñāya, the supreme commander of the Yakṣas, spoke the following words: Lord Bhagavān, I have a Dhāraṇī-Mantra; and out of heartfelt love for all sentient beings, and a wish to benefit them, I myself shall intone this Mantra before the Lord Bhagavān. The Mantra is as follows:

NAMO BUDDHĀYA/ NAMO DHARMĀYA/ NAMAH SAGHĀYA/ NAMO BRAHMĀYA/ NAMA INDRĀYA/ NAMA ŚCATURĀ / MAHĀRĀJĀNĀ/ TADYATHĀ/ HILI HILI/ MILI MILI/ GAURI/ MAHĀGAURI/ GANDHARI/ MAHĀGANDHARI/ DRIMII/ MAHĀDRIMII/ DANA KHUKHUNTI/ HA HA HA HA/ HI HI HI HI/ HU HU HU HU/ HALODHAME/ GUDHAME/ CA CA CA CA/ CI CI CI CI/ CU CU CU CU/ CANEŚVARA/ ŚIKHARA/ ŚIKHARA/

UTIṢṬHAHE BHAGAVĀN/ SAVIDJÑĀYE SVĀHĀ

Note: Another edition seems to have KHUKHUNATI for KHUKHUNTI

[Tibetan pronunciation:

NAMO BUDDHĀYA/ NAMO DHARMĀYA/ NAMAH SAGHĀYA/ NAMO BRAHMĀYA/ NAMA INDRĀYA/ NAMA SHTSATURĀ / MAHĀRĀDZĀNĀ/ TAY-YATHĀ/ HILI HILI/ MILI MILI/ GAURI/ MAHĀGAURI/ GANDHARI/ MAHĀGANDHARI/ DRIMII/ MAHĀDRIMII/ DANA KHUKHUNTI/ HA HA HA HA/ HI HI HI HI/ HU HU HU HU/ HALODHAME/ GUDHAME/ TSA TSA TSA TSA/ TSI TSI TSI TSI/ TSU TSU TSU TSU/ TSANESHWARA/ SHIKHARA/ SHIKHARA/ UTISHHAHE BHAGABĀN/ SABIDDZÑĀYE SWĀHĀ]

If anyone keeps and upholds this Knowledge Mantra, then I shall grant them all the requisites for living, such as alms, clothing, flowers, fruit, wealth, and jewels. Even if someone desires requisites such as [conversations with] boys, girls, male servants, female servants, gold, silver, jewels, and adornments, then I shall bestow each and every one upon them; in accordance with their wishes. Because this Knowledge Mantra is imbued with great power and majesty, whenever this Secret Mantra is recited, I shall come before that individual; and then accomplish everything, without obstruction.”

The ritual for accomplishing this Secret Mantra is as follows: First, in front of a form of the Great Overseer of the Yakṣas, Samjñāya, drawn at sixteen to twenty finger-breadths [in height, srid chag] and brandishing a battle axe in hand, place four vases full of honey or liquid molasses on the four corners of a Maṇḍala constructed with four sides. Burn ointments, powders and scents; and offer garlands of flowers, as well.”

And in front of that Maṇḍala, feed a mixture of butter and mustard seed into a smokeless fire, inside a dugout fire pit for the burnt offerings. Reciting the Mantra each time, make the burnt offerings upon that hearth.”

Burn one hundred and eight (108) times in this way; and thereby I shall manifestly show my body there. I will then ask what it is that you want. The practitioner should thereupon voice their desires; and I shall grant them everything they wish. Whether they wish for gold and silver, wish to find treasures, or wish for the divine sages flying through the air, they will be attained.”

Furthermore, they will attain the supernormal perceptions of the divine eye, knowledge of others’ minds, and so on. They will have power over all sentient beings, in accordance with their wishes, will sever the flow of all disturbing mental states; and will attain complete liberation.”

Then the Bhagavān congratulated Samjñāya, the great general of the Yakṣas, saying: Well done. Well done! For the sake of the benefit and happiness of all sentient beings, and in order to thoroughly protect the Transcendent Dharma, you have spoken these words of Secret Mantra; and thus your positive potential has become immeasurable.”

FROM THE SOVEREIGN KING OF SŪTRA TEACHINGS, THE TRANSCENDENT GOLDEN LIGHT, THIS WAS THE NINETEENTH CHAPTER: ‘THE LORD OF THE YAKAS, SAMJÑĀYA’.

You can find the text at The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 19 – Samjñāya, Lord of Yakṣas

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The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 18 – The Earth Goddess, Dṛḍhā

Chapter 18: The Earth Goddess, Dṛḍhā


 

Then the Earth Goddess, Dṛḍhā, addressed the Bhagavān in the following words:Lord Bhagavān, now and in the future, wherever this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light exists, whether in towns, cities, villages, valleys, in the vicinities of monasteries, mountain medicinal valleys, or towns which abide in the areas of palaces, I, the Earth Goddess Dṛḍhā, will go to those cities, villages, valleys, vicinities of monasteries, mountain medicinal valleys, or palace areas.”

 

Lord Bhagavān, wherever this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light is expounded authentically and thoroughly, in any location whatsoever where the Dharma throne is arranged for the monk who expounds the Dharma, wherever the monk who expounds the Dharma takes his seat, and authentically and thoroughly teaches this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light; Lord Bhagavān, I, the Earth Goddess Dṛḍhā, will come to those very locations.”

 

Without the presence of a physical body, I will go underneath the Dharma throne; and with the transcendent appendage of the head, I will support the soles of the feet of the monk who expounds the Dharma. I also will listen to the Dharma; and will be satisfied by this ambrosial juice of Dharma. I will show my respect authentically. I will make offerings authentically. I will be satisfied. I will engage in many acts of honor.”

 

Being totally pleased, I will greatly enrich the vital nutrients of the earth; from the mass of earth sixty-eight thousand leagues in extent to the diamond base of the ground. Genuinely, I shall render honor. I shall totally consummate it.”

 

Above as well, I will moisten this earth sphere to the limits of the oceans with the essential oil of the earth. I will make this great earth be imbued with radiant luster.”

 

Then, on this planet Earth, the different kinds of grasses, bushes, medicinal herbs and forests will grow to be extremely lustrous. All varieties of parks, woods, stately trees, leaves, flowers, fruit and crops will become extremely lustrous, too. They will be endowed with intense fragrance, imbued completely with oils, and have a delicious taste. They will be gorgeous to behold. They will become very great in size.”

 

The sentient beings will seek rich varieties of drink and food; and using these, their longevity, complexion, strength and sense-powers will flourish. Growing in majesty, strength and complexion, and possessing robust bodies, they will work to accomplish many hundreds of thousands of different kinds of various necessities on this earth. They will persevere. They will strive. They will perform actions that lend strength.”

 

Lord Bhagavān, due to this cause, all of planet Earth will be at peace, have good crops, prosper, abide in the state of even-minded joy; and become full of sentient beings and humans. All beings on planet Earth will be happy; and shall experience all kinds of delight. These beings will have great charisma, strength, complexion and robust bodies.”

 

For the sake of this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light, I will go toward the monk, nun, layman or laywoman who upholds thisSovereign King of Sūtra Teachingsand who sits upon the Dharma seat. Having gone there, I will supplicate those expounders of the Dharma with an extremely lucid mind, for the sake of the welfare, benefit and happiness of all sentient beings; and so that this King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Lightwill be explained extensively, authentically and thoroughly.”

 

Why is that? Because, Lord Bhagavān, if this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light is fully explained, then I, the Earth Goddess Dṛḍhā, along with my attendants, will be endowed with utter majesty; and imbued with vigorous strength. In our bodies, strength, resilience and might will be generated. Our bodies will gain excellence, charisma and glory.”

 

Lord Bhagavān, I, the Earth Goddess Dṛḍhā, will be satisfied by this ambrosial nectar of Dharma. Upon attaining majesty, strength, resilience, power and great might, the vital essence of the earth will make this planet Earth, of seven thousand great grounds, prosper completely. The great Earth shall be imbued with majestic brilliance.”

 

Lord Bhagavān, all the sentient beings, without exception, who depend on the Earth will expand in abundance and prosperity; and will broaden in extent, as well. Even as those sentient beings living on the Earth become great, they will experience a variety of enjoyments and delights. They will also experience bliss. For all of them, without exception, all kinds of food, drink, prepared food, clothes, bedding, seats, dwellings, houses, mansions, parks, rivers, ponds, springs, small lakes, large lakes, pools and all kinds of useful and pleasant things such as these will be experienced by those who abide on the Earth, who come from the Earth; who depend upon the Earth.”

 

Lord Bhagavān, due to that cause, all those sentient beings will feel gratitude to me; and seeking to repay my kindness, will honor this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Lightand will venerate it. They will treat it as a Guru. They will hold services for it. They will make offerings to it.”

 

Lord Bhagavān, whenever those sentient beings go to be in the presence of the Dharma expounder, they will come out from their different families and different homes; and having gone there, they will listen to this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light. Having heard it, they will return to their own different families, homes, towns and villages. Those in their own households will say to one another these words: Today, we listened to the Dharma, and heard the profound. Today, we hold a mass of positive potential, one beyond the reaches of thought. Through our act of listening to the Dharma, many hundreds of thousands of billions of Tathāgatas were delighted. Through our listening to the Dharma today, sentient beings will be totally freed from hell. They will be totally freed from animal rebirths, the world of Yama, and the spheres of ghosts. Through our listening to the Dharma today, in future times, for many hundreds of thousands of rebirths, we will take birth as gods and humans.’”

They will converse like that. If those who reside in separate homes were to express to other sentient beings even just one example from the Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light, or were to make other sentient beings hear just one chapter from the Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light, one account of past events, the name of just one Bodhisattva, the name of one Tathāgata, just one stanza of four lines, or just a single word; or even if they were to fully teach to others even just the name of theSovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light, or, Lord Bhagavān, if any of these different kinds of sentient beings in various kinds of places were to state to another being this Sūtra’s various lines of reasoning, such as these, one by one, make them hear them, or relate an account of them, then, Lord Bhagavān, all those places will become extremely lustrous; and extremely luminous. For the sake of all those areas on the Earth and their sentient beings, the various kinds of essential nutrients of the Earth, and all useful things, will grow profusely; they will increase fully and expand to the utmost. All living beings will, in turn, be in a state of wellness. They will have great wealth and great resources; and be inclined to generosity. They will have deep faith in the Triple Gem.”

She spoke those words; and the Bhagavān gave teaching to Dṛḍhā the Earth Goddess in the following words: Earth Goddess, if any sentient being listens to even a single word from this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light, then after dying and passing away from this human world, they will be born among the gods in the heaven of the thirty-three; and in other suitable heavens.”

 

Earth Goddess, if any sentient beings, in order to make offerings to thisSovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light, decorate their places elegantly, or even raise a single parasol, a single flag, or a single piece of cloth, then, Earth Goddess, those places which are constantly decorated will turn into immeasurable mansions, made of the seven precious materials, adorned with every ornament; amid the seven classes of gods in the desire realm. When those beings transmigrate from this world of humans, they will be born in those immeasurable mansions made of the seven precious materials; and at that time, Earth Goddess, those beings will be reborn, seven times, in each of theimmeasurable mansions made of the seven precious materials. They will experience

inconceivable divine bliss.”

He spoke those words, and the Earth Goddess Dṛḍhā addressed the Bhagavān in the following words: Lord Bhagavān, therefore I, the Earth Goddess, Dṛḍhā, will dwell in any of those regions of the Earth which abide under the Dharma seat, whenever the monk who expounds the Dharma arrives at the Dharma Throne. Always and ever, for the sake of those sentient beings who have planted roots of virtue under hundreds of thousands of Buddhas, so that this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light may last for a long time, and not disappear quickly on this planet Earth; so that sentient beings may also come to listen to this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light, so that in future times, for many hundreds of thousands of millions of eons, they may experience inconceivable bliss and associate with Tathāgatas; so that in future times they may attain the Unsurpassed, Perfectly Complete Awakening of Manifestly Complete Buddhahood; and so that the suffering of the sentient beings in the hells, places of animal rebirth, and the world of Yama may be completely cut off, I will arrive without the presence of a physical body; and I will support the feet of the monk who expounds the Dharma with my head: The transcendent appendage.”

Then the Earth Goddess Dṛḍhā spoke in the following words: Bhagavān, I have the heart-essence of a Mantra, one which brings benefit and happiness to all gods and humans. And if any male, female, or anyone among the fourfold retinue [of monks, nuns, laymen and laywomen] wants to see me directly, desires wealth, precious jewels, gemstones and the like, wishes for long life through excellent medicine and freedom from illness, and aspires to banish all opposing enemies and all hostile forces, then they should construct a Maṇḍala in an isolated place, wash themselves, wear new clothes; and sit atop a grass carpet. Then, in front of a statue which has relics, or in front of a Stūpa which has relics, they should make offerings with all kinds of flowers, scents and food. And on the eighth day of the lunar month, in conjuction with the constellation Puya (skar ma rygal), they should recite this Dhāraṇī-Mantra with one-pointed mind; and I shall be summoned. The Mantra is as follows:

TADYATHĀ/ CILI CILI/ CURU CURU/ KURU KURU/ KUU KUU/ TOU TOU/ VAHA VAHA/ VARIŚE/ VARIŚE SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

TADYATHĀ/ TSILI TSILI/ TSURU TSURU/ KURU KURU/ KUU KUU/ TOU TOU/ BAHA BAHA/ BARIŚE/ BARIŚE SWĀHĀ]

 

Bhagavān, if anyone among the fourfold retinue [of monks, nuns, laymen and laywomen], in order to summon me, recites these syllables of Mantra one hundred and eight (108) times, then I shall come before them.”

 

Moreover, Bhagavān, if any sentient being seeks to meet and talk with me, then they should make arrangements in the manner of the previous ritual; and then recite this Mantra:

TADYATHĀ/ AÑCANI/ KYALI KANI/ ŚIŚI DHARI/ HA HA/ HI HI/ KURU VARE SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

TAY-YATHĀ/ AÑTSANI/ KYALI KSHANI/ SHISHI DHARI/ HA HA/ HI HI/ KURU BARE SWĀHĀ]

 

Bhagavān, if these syllables of Mantra are recited one hundred and eight (108) times, and if the previous Mantra is recited [also], then I shall reveal my body in front of that individual; and I will definitely bring their wishes to fulfillment.”

 

“In order to guard the bodies of whoever desires to recite the previous Mantra, I shall intone this Mantra:

TADYATHĀ/ ŚIRI ŚIRI/ VĀŚAKATI/ TATI/ KUI/ PŪTA/ PŪDERI/ PUDERIIE/ PUI KUKUI/ KAVACILI SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

TAY-YATHĀ/ SHIRI SHIRI/ BĀSHAKATI/ TATI/ KUṬṬI/ PŪTA/ PŪDERI/ PUDERI IE/ PUI KUKUI/ KABATSILI SWĀHĀ]

 

Bhagavān, when this Dhāraṇī-Mantra is practiced, tie a knot with string of five colors for each time the Mantra is cast [recited]. Recite in such a way twenty-one (21) times. Thereafter, if it is fastened [the string of five colors] to one’s left shoulder, then all dangers will be dispelled; and one’s body will be guarded. If this Mantra is recited with an undistracted mind, then all wishes will be accomplished.”

“I pray that I, and these undeceiving words of mine, be beheld directly and considered by the Supreme Gem of the Buddha, the Supreme Gem of the Dharma, and the Supreme Gem of the Saṅgha.”

Then the Bhagavān bestowed a confirmation of excellence upon the Earth Goddess Dṛḍhā, by saying: “With respect to your endeavor to guard thisSovereign of Sūtra Teachings and the expounders of this Dharma by means of your true syllables of Mantra: Well done. Well done! And due to this, you too have been imbued with an immeasurable gathering of positive potential.”

FROM THE SOVEREIGN KING OF SŪTRA TEACHINGS, THE TRANSCENDENT GOLDEN LIGHT, THIS WAS THE EIGHTEENTH CHAPTER: ‘DHĀ, THE EARTH GODDESS’.

You can find the text at The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 18 – The Earth Goddess, Dṛḍhā

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The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 17 – Vast Increase in Wealth by the Great Goddess Śrī

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Chapter 17: Vast Increase in Wealth by the Great Goddess Śrī


 

Then the Goddess Mahāśrī spoke the following words to the Bhagavān:Bhagavān, I dwell not far from here in the northern direction, in the retinue of the palace of Vaiśravaṇa, the Heavenly World called ‘Interwoven’, in the transcendent pleasure garden called ‘Flower Light of Positive Potential’; in the mansion made of the seven precious materials called ‘Golden Victory Banner of the Golden Transcendent Lotus’.”

 

All those who wish to increase their stock of grain should sweep their homes well, clean them thoroughly, don clean white clothes, and wear garments of extremely delectable scent; and then prostrate to the Tathāgata, the Arhat, the SamyaksabuddhaRatnakusumagunasāgaravaidūryakāncañasuvarṇakanakābhāsaśrī, reciting his name three times.”

 

With the grain of the Great Goddess Śrī that you actually have in hand, make offerings to the Tathāgata. Offer flowers, scents and incense, as well; and a variety of delicious tastes, too.”

 

You should also recite the name of this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light (Suvarṇaprabhā Sottama Sūtrendra Rāja Sūtra) three times; and recite Words of Truth (bden pa’i tshig), as well. Furthermore, by making offerings of flowers, scents, perfumes, and all kinds of delicious tastes to the Great Goddess Śrī, throughout one’s lifetime, by the power of this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light, she will keep that household in mind; and its store of grain will greatly increase.”

 

Those who wish to invoke the Great Goddess Śrī should bear in mind these Secret Knowledge Mantras:

HOMAGE TO ALL PAST, FUTURE, AND PRESENT BUDDHAS.

HOMAGE TO ALL BUDDHAS AND BODHISATTVAS.

HOMAGE TO THE BHAGAVĀN, THE TATHĀGATA RATNAŚIKHĪ.

HOMAGE TO THE BHAGAVĀN, THE TATHĀGATA VIMALOJVALANARATNARASHMIPRATIBHĀSAKETU (‘PINNACLE OF STAINLESSLY BLAZING RAYS OF JEWEL LIGHT’).

HOMAGE TO THE TATHĀGATA JAMBŪSUVARṆADHVAJAKANAKĀBHĀSA (‘GOLDEN RADIANCE OF THE GOLDEN VICTORY BANNER OF PLANET EARTH’).

HOMAGE TO THE TATHĀGATA SUVARṆABHASAGARBHA (‘ESSENCE OF RADIANT GOLDEN LIGHT’).

HOMAGE TO THE TATHĀGATA SHATASŪRYARASHMIPRABHĀSAGARBHA (‘ESSENCE OF THE BRILLIANT LIGHT RAYS OF A HUNDRED SUNS’).

HOMAGE TO THE TATHĀGATA KAÑCANARATNĀKARACHATTRAKUTA
(‘MULTILAYERED PARASOL SOURCE OF THE PRECIOUS GOLDEN MOUNTAIN’).

HOMAGE TO THE TATHĀGATA CAMPAKAJVALANARASHMIKETU (‘CREST ORNAMENT OF THE BLAZING LIGHT RAYS OF GOLDEN FLOWERS’).

HOMAGE TO THE TATHĀGATA MAHĀPRADĪPA (‘GREAT LAMP’).

HOMAGE TO THE TATHĀGATA RATNAKETU, JEWELED CREST ORNAMENT.

HOMAGE TO AKṣOBHYA, THE TATHĀGATA OF THE EASTERN DIRECTION.

HOMAGE TO RATNAKUTIN, THE TATHĀGATA OF THE SOUTHERN DIRECTION.

HOMAGE TO AMITĀYUS, THE TATHĀGATA OF THE WESTERN DIRECTION.

HOMAGE TO DUNDHUBISVARA, THE TATHĀGATA OF THE NORTHERN DIRECTION.

HOMAGE TO THE BODHISATTVA MAITREYA (‘LOVE’).

HOMAGE TO THE BODHISATTVA RUCIRAKETU (‘PINNACLE OF BEAUTY’).

HOMAGE TO THE BODHISATTVA SUVARṆAPRABHĀSOTTAMA, (‘TRANSCENDENT GOLDEN LIGHT’).

HOMAGE TO THE BODHISATTVA SUVARṆAGARBHA (‘ESSENCE OF GOLD’).

HOMAGE TO THE BODHISATTVA SADAPRARUDITA (‘EVER WEEPING’).

HOMAGE TO THE BODHISATTVA DHARMODGATA (‘EXALTED DHARMA’).

HOMAGE TO THE BODHISATTVA SUPRATISHTHĀ (‘CONSECRATION’).

After prostrating to them, employ the following Knowledge Mantras [by reciting as follows]:

RIK-NGAK DI DAK LA JOR-WAR GYUR CHIK

“May this Mantra of Knowledge bring me prosperity.”

SĀDYATHEDAN/ PRATIPŪRACARE/ SAMANTĀ DARŚAE/ MAHĀBIHĀRAGATI/ SAMANTA/ VIMĀNAGATE/ MAHĀKĀRYA/ PRATIPRĀVAI/ SATVĀ/ ARTHA SAMATĀNŪ/ PRAPŪRE/ AYĀNA DHARMATĀ/ MAHĀBHOGINI/ MAHĀMAITRI/ UPASAHITE/ HITAII/ SAṄGṚHĪTE/ SAMARTHĀNŪ PĀLANE SVĀHĀ1

[Tibetan pronunciation:

SĀDYATHEDAN/ PRATIPŪRATSARE/ SAMANTĀ DARSHAE/ MAHĀBIHĀRAGATI/ SAMANTA/ BIMĀNAGATE/ MAHĀKĀRYA/ PRATIPRĀBAI/ SATWĀ/ ARTHA SAMATĀNŪ/ PRAPŪRE/ AYĀNA DHARMATĀ/ MAHĀBHOGINI/ MAHĀMAITRI/ UPASANG-HITE/ HITAISHI/ SANG-GṚIHĪTE/ SAMARTHĀNŪ PĀLANE SWĀHĀ]

“These are infallible syllables of true reality, which grant the authentic accomplishment of Suchness (tattvam) in a single phrase of the Secret Mantra of Dharma Nature (dharmatā), which confers Empowerment (ābhiṣekafrom the crown.”

Sentient beings whose conduct is middling, whose roots of virtue are free from unspeakable negativity, should chant [this Mantra] for seven (7) years; and those upholding it should receive the Eight-Limbed Fasting Ritual (yan lag brgyad pa’i bsnyen par gnas pa).”

“So that you and all sentient beings may bring the thorough perfection of the deep wisdom of comprehensive understanding to thorough perfection, morning and afternoon, make offerings to the Buddhas with flowers and incense [and then say]:

 

DEY DAK GI SAM-PA DI JOR-PAR GYUR CHIK

“Through this, may my wishes be acquired.”

NYUR-DU JOR-WAR GYUR CHIK

“May they swiftly be acquired.”

 

Whether in a temple or a place of hermitage, render that home extremely clean; thereafter, create a Maṇḍala of cow dung, and there offer incense and scents, as well. In addition, spread out clean seats. Strew scattered flowers upon the ground; and then sit down.”

“Then, in that very instant, the Great Goddess Śrī will come there; and will stay there. Thenceforth, she will never forsake that household, village, city, town, temple or place of hermitage; and its poverty will disappear. It will be prosperous in shells, gold, jewels, wealth, grain and all requisites; made happy by everything that composes happiness.”

 

“Of all those roots of virtue accomplished therein, the foremost portion should be given to the Great Goddess Śrī. For those who do so, as long as they live, she will remain there. They will not be poor. All their wishes shall be thoroughly fulfilled.”

FROM THE SOVEREIGN KING OF SŪTRA TEACHINGS, THE TRANSCENDENT GOLDEN LIGHT, THIS WAS THE SEVENTEENTH CHAPTER: ‘VAST INCREASE IN WEALTH BY THE GREAT GODDESS ŚRĪ’.

1 Another edition appears to have SĀDYATHEDANA for SĀDYATHEDAN, UPASADAHITE for UPASAHITE, and SAMARATHĀNŪ for SAMARTHĀNŪ, but some of these may be printing errors.

You can find the text at The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 17 – Vast Increase in Wealth by the Great Goddess Śrī

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The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 16 – The Goddess Śrī

Chapter 16: The Goddess Śrī


 

Then the Great Goddess Śrī spoke the following words to the Bhagavān: Lord Bhagavān, always and ever, I, the Great Goddess Śrī, shall bring an abundance of all necessary items to the monk who expounds the Dharma. He will have freedom from busy work and poverty, attain an expansive mind; and have a blissful mind, day and night. Coming to an authentic understanding of all the various words and syllables of this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light, he will realize them in full, and will utter them genuinely for the sake of sentient beings who have planted roots of virtue under hundreds of billions of Buddhas; so that this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light remains in the world for a long time and does not fade quickly; so that sentient beings will listen to this Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light, experience the happiness and gods and humans for many hundreds of thousands of millions of billions of eons, be free from famine, and have excellent crops; so that those sentient beings too become blissful through all that promotes happiness, can associate with the Tathāgata, and manifestly and completely awaken to Unsurpassed, Perfect Awakening (anuttarā-samyak-saṃbodhi); and so that the entire stream of suffering for sentient beings in the hells, the animal kingdom, and the world of Yama may be completely cut off.”

 

For example, I shall delight the monk who expounds the Dharma with clothing, food, bedding, seats, medicines for illness, healing substances, tools and all kinds of other provisions, as well.”

 

The Great Goddess Śrī has generated roots of virtue under one known as the Tathāgata, the Arhat, the Samyaksaṃbuddha, Ratnakusumaguasāgaravaidūryakānchañasuvarakanakābhāsaśrī. Because of that, she now directs her thought into all kinds of directions, watches over all kinds of directions, and travels in all kinds of directions; and in all those directions where she goes, she brings happiness to many hundreds of thousands of millions of billions of sentient beings; causing them to never have a shortage of food, drink, wealth, grain, shells, gold, gems, pearls, blue sapphire, conches, crystals, coral, silver and unwrought gold, and other useful things as well. Those sentient beings receive everything they need.”

 

Pay homage to that Tathāgata (Ratnakusumaguasāgaravaidūryakānchañasuvarakanakābhāsaśrī), by the power of the Goddess Śrī. Offer scents, flowers and incense, as well. For those who recite the name of the Great Goddess Śrī (Mahādevi Śrī) three times; and thereupon offer incense, scents, flowers and a variety of tastes, as well, their accumulated store of grain will greatly increase. It is therefore said:

Wax shall the earth nutrients in the ground,
Ecstatic shall the gods ever be.
Flourish shall the fruits, crops, shrubs and woods;
And manifold harvests, indeed.

 

The great goddess Śrī thinks about those sentient beings who say [or intone] the name of the Sovereign King of Sūtra Teachings, the Transcendent Golden Light(Suvarṇaprabhā Sottama Sūtrendra Rāja Sūtra); and accords them great glory.”

Then the Bhagavān congratulated the Great Goddess Śrī, saying: Well done. Well done! Because you, O Goddess, recounted your previous activities, you have thereby made offerings to the Tathāgatas, helped limitless sentient beings, and benefited them with happiness; and you will never experience exhaustion of the positive potential that comes from widely spreading this Sūtra.”

FROM THE SOVEREIGN KING OF SŪTRA TEACHINGS, THE TRANSCENDENT GOLDEN LIGHT, THIS WAS THE SIXTEENTH CHAPTER: ‘THE GODDESS ŚRĪ’.

You can find the text at The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 16 – The Goddess Śrī

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The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 14 – The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel Dhāraṇī

Chapter 14: The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel Dhāraṇī


 

Then the Bhagavān gave this teaching to the Venerable Ānanda: Ānanda, all lightning is warded off by you [oneself]. All previous Samyaksaṃbuddhas, appearing individually, one following the other, have taught this; and so I, too, shall now explain it. Please bear it in mind.”

 

Ānanda, in the eastern direction, there is the lightning known as Approaching. Ānanda, in the southern direction is the lightning known as Hundred Voices. Ānanda, in the western direction is the lightning known as Equal Light; and Ānanda, in the northern direction is the lightning known as Sovereign of Continuity.”

 

Ānanda, if anyone should know the names of these lightnings, and know the directions in which they exist, then all dangers of lightning shall come to disappear. If one writes out in letters the names of these lightnings, then in any place one dwells, lightning will not strike.”

Then the Bhagavān, at that time, gave teaching on these syllables of the Secret Mantra of Drāviḍa:

TADYATHĀ/ NIMI NIMI/ NIMINDHARI1

[Tibetan pronunciation:

TAY-YATHĀ/ NIMI NIMI/ NIMINDHARI]

JIK-TEN SUM-PA NANG-WAR JEY-PA

May the illuminator of the three worlds,

LAK NA TSÉ-SUM-PAY CH’OK DIR LOK T’AM-CH’AY LAY DAK LA S’UNG SHIK S’UNG SHIK: SWĀHĀ
With trident in hand, here in this region, from all lightning guard me, guard me:
SVĀHĀ.

And at that time, the Bodhisattva Mahāsattva, the Mighty Master Ārya Avalokiteśvara, had gathered in that very assembly; and as he was sitting, addressed the Bhagavān in the following words: Bhagavān, for this Dharma Discourse, I too shall intone syllables of the Secret Mantra of Drāviḍa:

TADYATHĀ/ KAE VIKAE/ NIKAE PRATYARTHIKE/ PRATYAMITRE/ŚUDDHE/ MUKTE/ VIMALE/ PRABHĀSVARE/ ANARE/ PANARE/ ŚVETE/ PANARAVĀSINI/ HARI KANARI/ KAPILI/ PIGALA/ AKI DADHI MUKHI

[Tibetan pronunciation:

TAY-YATHĀ/ KAE BIKAE/ NIKAE PRATYARTHIKE/ PRATYAMITRE/SHUDDHE/ MUKTE/ BIMALE/ PRABHĀSWARE/ ANARE/ PANARE/ŚWETE/ PANARABĀSINI/ HARI KANARI/ KAPILI/ PING-GALA/ AKSHI DADHI MUKHI

DÜ-MA-YIN-PAR CH’I-WA T’AM-CH’AY LAY DAK LA S’UNG SHIK S’UNG SHIK

From all untimely death, guard me, guard me.

P’AK-PA CHEN-RAY-ZIK WANG-CH’UK GI ZI-JIY KYIY/

Through the majestic radiance of the Mighty Master Ārya Avalokiteśvara,

DAK DÜ-MA-YIN-PAR CH’I-WA T’AM-CH’AY T’ONG-WAR MA-GYUR CHIK:SWĀHĀ.

May I never behold all death which is untimely: SVĀHĀ.

Then the Lord of Secrets, Vajrapāṇi, bowed with folded palms in the direction where the Bhagavān was; and thereupon addressed the Bhagavān in the following words: Bhagavān, for this Dharma Discourse, I too shall intone syllables ofDhāraṇī:

TADYATHĀ/ MUNI MUNI/ MUNI NADHARI MUNI/ MATI MATI/ SUMATI/ MAHĀMATI/ HĀ HĀ HĀ HĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

TAY-YATHĀ/ MUNI MUNI/ MUNI NADHARI MUNI/ MATI MATI/ SUMATI/ MAHĀMATI/ HĀ HĀ HĀ HĀ]

KHYÖ LA DIK-PA MEY KYIY MA-JIK SHIK CHEY LAK-NA-DOR-JÉY M’AY KYIY DRĀ-BI-ḌA: SWAHA

“When you are free of negativity, fear not”: Thus goes the Drāviḍa expounded by Vajrapāṇi: SVĀHĀ.

 

Bhagavān, if anyone keeps in their hearts this protection of mine, which cannot be defeated by others, or writes out its letters, then I will always constantly guard them from all dangers. I shall save them from all untimely demise.”

Then Brahmā, Overseer of the Sahā World System, addressed the Bhagavān in the following words: Bhagavān, I too, so as to give rise to the welfare, benefit, and happiness of all sentient beings, for this Dharma Discourse, shall intone words of Secret Mantra Dhāraṇī:

TADYATHĀ/ HILI MILI/ CILI SVĀHĀ/ BRAHMAPŪRE SVĀHĀ/ BRAHMASVARE SVĀHĀ/ BRAHMABHISUGARBHE/ PUPA SASTARE SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

TAY-YATHĀ/ HILI MILI/ TSILI SWĀHĀ/ BRAHMAPŪRE SWĀHĀ/ BRAHMASWARE SWĀHĀ/ BRAHMABHISUGARBHE/ PUSHPA SANG-STARE SWĀHĀ]

Bhagavān, as for this, it is my protection called ‘Brahmā’s Promise’. It thoroughly guards against untimely demise; and powerfully pacifies all misdeeds, indeed.”

Then Indra, Master of the Gods, bowed with folded palms in the direction where the Bhagavān was; and addressed the Bhagavān in the following words:Bhagavān, I too, for this Dharma Discourse, shall intone syllables of Secret Mantra Dhāraṇī:

TADYATHĀ/ NIVARĀNI/ BANDHA MĀRANTE MATITI/ TITI/ GAURĪ/ GANDHARI/ CANĀLI/ MĀTAGI/ PARALE/ HINA MADHYA MADHARIIMALANI/ DALAMADADE/ CAKRA VĀKRĪ/ ŚAVARI/ ŚAVARI SVĀHĀ

 

Note: Another edition has MĀDANTE for MĀRANTE.

[Tibetan pronunciation:

TAY-YATHĀ/ NIBARĀNI/ BANDHA MĀRANTE MATITI/ TITI/ GAURĪ/ GANDHARI/ TSANĀLI/ MĀTANG-GI/ PARALE/ HINA MADHYA MADHARI IMALANI/ DALAMADADE/ TSAKRA BĀKRĪ/ SHABARI/ SHABARI SWĀHĀ]

Lord Bhagavān, as for this, it is called my ‘Vajra Tongue-Lashing Knowledge Mantra’. It serves to liberate from all dangers; and thoroughly protects from untimely demise, indeed.”

Then the Great Kings Dhṛtarāṣṭra, Virūḍhaka, Virūpākṣa, and the Great King Vaiśravaṇa bowed with folded palms in the direction where the Bhagavān was; and addressed the Bhagavān in the following words: Bhagavān, we too, for the sake of benefiting many people, for the happiness of many people, and out of heartfelt love for the world, for this Dharma Discourse shall intone syllables of Secret Mantra Dhāraṇī:

TADYATHĀ/ PUPE SUPUPE/ DHUMA PARIHĀRE/ ĀRYA PUŚASTE/ ŚĀNTI/ NIRMUKTE/ MAGALYA/ HIRAYAGARBHE STUTE/ STAVITE/ SVĀHĀ

 

[Tibetan pronunciation:

TAY-YATHĀ/ PUSHPE SUPUSHPE/ DHUMA PARIHĀRE/ ĀRYA PUSHASTE/ SHĀNTI/ NIRMUKTE/ MANG-GALYA/ HIRAYA GARBHE STUTE/ STABITE/ SWĀHĀ]

 

Lord Bhagavān, as for this, it is the protection of us, the Four Great Kings, called ‘Absence of Danger’. It turns all dangers into non-dangers. A protector of longevity, it thoroughly protects against all untimely demise, indeed.”

Then the Nāga King Ocean, the Nāga King Lightning Light, the Nāga King Never Warm, the Nāga King Lightning Tongue, and the Nāga King Hundred Light Rays bowed with folded palms in the direction where the Bhagavān was; and addressed the Bhagavān in the following words: Lord Bhagavān, our great protection is called ‘Wish-Fulfilling Jewel’. It wards off all lightning, dispels all untimely demise, neutralizes all poisons; and pacifies dangers of antagonists, magical curses, zombies, and misfortune.”

“Bhagavān, that being so, we have come out from the birthland of the Nāgas; and in order that we may abandon miserliness, please consider us with heartfelt love, and thereby accept this. Why? Bhagavān, as for us Nāgas, we are miserly; and because of miserly minds, we are those who cycle around, indeed.”

TADYATHĀ/ ĀRYA JE AMARE AMTE/ AKAYE/ ABHIYE/ PUYAI/ VARYAPATE/ SARVA PĀPA/ PRAŚAMĀNIYE SVĀHĀ/ ĀRYA PUYA SOPĀKĪYE SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

TADYATHĀ/ ĀRYA DZE AMARE AMṚITE/ AKSHAYE/ ABHIYE/ PUYAI/ BARYAPATE/ SARBA PĀPA/ PRASHAMĀNIYE SWĀHĀ/ ĀRYA PUYA SOPĀKĪYE SWĀHĀ]

 

Lord Bhagavān, it should be known that if any male or female chants these syllables of Secret Mantra out loud (‘by tongue’), or writes down its letters, then all dangers of lightning will cease to exist. If they have taken a root poison, tusk poison, gemstone poison, or furthermore any poisons formed from components of those, then doing so will not bring about their moment of demise. May happiness and goodness triumph over all danger, and all harm.”

Then the Bhagavān bestowed a confirmation of excellence upon Indra, Brahmā, those Protectors of the Universe and Kings of Nāgas, by saying: Well done. Good sirs, in order to benefit many people, and bring happiness to many people, you have reported in; and so that this Dharma Discourse may later be thoroughly retained, you have explained syllables of the Secret Mantra of Drāviḍa. Well done. Well done! It guards the directions against drowsiness, madness, and insanity.”

The Bhagavān spoke those words, and thereupon those monks, Indra, Brahmā, those Protectors of the Universe, those Nāga Kings, and the world, with its Devas, Men, Asuras and Gandharvas, rejoiced; and deeply praised what had been spoken by the Bhagavān.

FROM THE SOVEREIGN KING OF SŪTRA TEACHINGS, THE TRANSCENDENT GOLDEN LIGHT, THIS WAS THE FOURTEENTH CHAPTER: ‘THE DHĀRAṆĪ OF THE WISH-FULFILLING JEWEL’.

1 Another edition has TADYATHĀ/ NIMI NIMI/ NIMI NIDHARI

You can find the text at The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 14 – The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel Dhāraṇī

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The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 13 – The Dhāraṇī of Non-Attachment

Chapter 13: The Dhāraṇī of Non-Attachment


 

The Bhagavān then gave this teaching to the Venerable Śāradvatiputra:Śāradvatiputra, it is a fact that this Dharma Discourse known as ‘The Dhāraṇī of Non-Attachment’ is the mother of Bodhisattvas who meditate on all Dharmas, is the preliminary conduct of the Bodhisattvas; and is thoroughly retained by the Bodhisattvas.”

He spoke those words, and the Venerable Śāradvatiputra replied to the Bhagavān as follows: Bhagavān, as for the so-called “Dhāraṇī”, if it does not abide in an objective field, and indeed does not abide in a spatial direction, then Bhagavān, what is the meaning of the word ‘Dhāraṇī’ which is expressed thus as “Dhāraṇī, Dhāraṇī””?

He spoke those words, and the Bhagavān replied to the Venerable Śāradvatiputra in the following words: Śāradvatiputra, just as you abide in the Great Vehicle (Mahāyāna), have interest in the Great Vehicle, and perform altruistic acts for the Great Vehicle, Śāradvatiputra, in just this way, although it is indeed taught, as you said, that ‘Dhāraṇī’ is a phenomenon that does not abide in an objective field, that also does not abide in a spatial direction; and that is also not a phenomenon, that is also not a non-phenomenon; that is also not in the past, that is also not in the future, that is also not in the present; that is also not a substantial entity, that is also not a non-substantial entity; that has also not arisen from conditions, that has also not arisen from a lack of conditions; that has also not arisen from a life form, that has also not arisen from that which is not a life form; that is also not a production of any phenomenon, and is also not a cessation; for the benefit of the Bodhisattvas, it is just like this: Namely, it is like the qualities of the Buddha, the ethical conduct of the Buddha, the practices of the Buddha, the intent of the Buddha, and the arising of the Buddha. It is like this.”

“This Dharma Discourse called ‘The Dhāraṇī of Non-Attachment’ is the appropriate path to accomplishment; and it is that which points out the abode of power. Indeed it is; indeed it is.”

He spoke those words; and the Venerable Śāradvatiputra then spoke to the Bhagavān in the following words: Bhagavān, it is like this: Please bestow a Dharma Discourse on that Dhāraṇī, through the attainment of which, one never turns away from the Unexcelled, Perfectly Complete Awakening of the Bodhisattva, one holds commitments correctly wherever one stays, one dwells authentically with teachers learned in the unsupported nature of phenomena; and one abides on the Path intensively. Sugata, please explain it!”

Thus he spoke; and the Bhagavān replied to the Venerable Śāradvatiputra in the following words: Śāradvatiputra, well done. Well done! Śāradvatiputra, it is just like that. A Bodhisattva who attains Dhāraṇī should be called the Buddha himself. Śāradvatiputra, whoever renders service to a Bodhisattva who has attained Dhāraṇī, treats them as a Guru, honors them, and make offerings to them, by that do they render service to the Buddha.”

 

Śāradvatiputra, since whoever listens to this Dhāraṇī, upholds this Dhāraṇī, and venerates it will never be separate from the Mind of Awakening (bodhicitta), it is precisely in that way that they make offerings to the Buddha.”

 

Śāradvatiputra, as for this Dhāraṇī, it is this:

TADYATHĀ/ SANDHĀRAĪ UTDHĀRAĪ/ SUSA PRATITITE/ SUNĀMA/ SUPRATITITE/ VIJAYA BALA/ SATTYA PRATIJÑĀ/ SU ĀROHA/ JÑĀNAPRATI/ UTPĀDANI/ AVANĀVANI/ ABHIIÑCANI/ ABHIVYĀHĀRA/ŚUBHAVATI/ SUNIH ŚRITA/ VAHUGUBHA/ ABHIPADĀ SVĀHĀ

[Tibetan pronunciation:

TAY-YATHĀ/ SANDHĀRAĪ UTDHĀRAĪ/ SUSA PRATISHTITE/ SUNĀMA/ SUPRATISHTITE/ BIJAYA BALA/ SATTYA PRATIDZÑĀ/ SU ĀROHA/ DZÑĀNAPRATI/ UTPĀDANI/ ABANĀBANI/ ABHISHIÑTSANI/ ABHIBYĀHĀRA/ SHUBHABATI/ SUNIH SHRITA/ BAHUGUBHA/ ABHIPADĀ SWĀHĀ]

 

Śāradvatiputra, if any Bodhisattva endeavors to dwell intensively upon, and retain the words of, this Dhāraṇī of Non-Attachment, and thereby wield it; then for an eon, or for more than an eon, or for a thousand eons, and even for one hundred thousand eons, their prayers of aspiration will never be exhausted. Moreover, their body will not be damaged by weapons, will not be poisoned; and will not be damaged by snakes.”

 

Why is that so? Śāradvatiputra, this Dhāraṇī of Non-Attachment is the mother of the Buddhas of the past, the mother of the Buddhas of the future, and the mother of the Buddhas of the present. And so it is: It is the Dharma Discourse called The Dhāraṇī of Non-Attachment.”

 

Śāradvatiputra, if one were to fill the ten uncountable worlds of the trichiliocosm with the seven precious materials, make offerings of them to the Buddha Bhagavāns, and for incalculable eons, attend upon them excellently with clothing and food, then by comparison, any sentient being who acts to uphold merely a single word of this Dharma Discourse of The Dhāraṇī of Non-Attachment will generate far greater positive potential than that.”

“Why is this so? Venerable Śāradvatiputra, it is because this Dharma Discourse of the Dhāraṇī of Non-Attachment is the mother of all Buddhas.”

FROM THE SOVEREIGN KING OF SŪTRA TEACHINGS, THE TRANSCENDENT GOLDEN LIGHT, THIS WAS THE THIRTEENTH CHAPTER: ‘THE DHĀRAĪ OF NON-ATTACHMENT’.

You can find the text at The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 13 – The Dhāraṇī of Non-Attachment

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