By the Trikāya Translation Committee.

The Blazing Ushnisha Dharani

The Blazing Ushnisha Dharani


 

In the Indian Language (Sanskrit): Arya Ushnisha Dvala Nama Dharani

In the Tibetan Language: Phagpa Tsugtor Barwa Zheyjawa’i Zung

In the English Language: The Blazing Ushnisha Dharani

HOMAGE TO THE THREE JEWELS!

NAMA SMAMANTA BUDDHA NAM/ APRATIHATA SHASANA NAM/ OM KHA KHA KHAHI KHAHI/ HUNG HUNG JVALA JVALA/ PRAJVRALA PRAJVALA/ TISHTHA TISHTHASHTI/ SARVA DURANI MITADU SVABANA SHANTI KURU SVAHA

This, which is the speech of one thousand buddhas, is renowned as the Blazing Ushnisha Dharani. Through it, all kinds of karmas: the 1000 karmas, the 80 karmas, the 905 karmas, and all of the various categories and classifications of karmas will all become karmas of auspiciousness, glory, and renown. By reciting this one time, bad dreams and bad omens are cleared away, all obstacle-creating forces without exception become extremely terrified, and life-span and merit increase.

Translated by Erick Tsiknopoulos (Sherab Zangpo)

Copyright © Erick Tsiknopoulos (Sherab Zangpo/Eric Neiss). All rights reserved. This work may not be used for publication or sale in any form without the direct permission of the translator.

Ushnisha-sitatapatra, 1800–1900. Tibet. Thangka; colors on cotton. The Avery Brundage Collection.  Ushnisha-Sitatapattra, The Goddess of the White Umbrella is one of many powerful female deities. She manifests her power with her thousand heads, arms, and legs. She has eyes on the palms of each of her hands and soles of her feet, and each head has three eyes. Standing triumphantly within an aureole blazing with the fire of wisdom, the goddess

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