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 … Continue reading Yellow, Red and Black Parṇaśavarī Mantra Practices for Pacifying the Pandemic
༈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 … Continue reading A Special Mantra for Overcoming Pandemics, by the 4th Dodrupchen Rinpoche
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; … Continue reading A Practice of Yakṣiṇī Döndrupma to Dispel Pandemics, by the 5th Dalai Lama
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The creator of delusion and liberation in Saṃsāra and Nirvāṇa is one’s own mind.
TADYATHĀ/ OṂ MUNE MUNE MAHĀMUNAYE SVĀHĀ
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).
OṂ ĀḤ GURU VAJRADHARA BHAṬṬĀRAKA MAÑJUŚRĪ VĀGINDRA SUMATI JÑĀNA ŚĀSANADHARA SAMUDRA ŚRĪBHADRA SARVA SIDDHI HŪṂ HŪṂ
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 … Continue reading The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 28 – The Praise to All Tathāgatas
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 … Continue reading The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 27 – The Praise Made by All the Bodhisattvas
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 … Continue reading The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 21 – Excellent Manifestation
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 … Continue reading The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 19 – Samjñāya, Lord of Yakṣas
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 … Continue reading The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 18 – The Earth Goddess, Dṛḍhā
Photo by Fancycrave.com on Pexels.com 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 … Continue reading The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 17 – Vast Increase in Wealth by the Great 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 … Continue reading The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 16 – The Goddess Śrī
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 … Continue reading The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 14 – The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel Dhāraṇī
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.” … Continue reading The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 13 – The Dhāraṇī of Non-Attachment
Chapter 11: The Meticulous Observation of Gods and Humans By the Four Great Kings Then the Great King Vaiśravaṇa, the Great King Dhṛtarāṣṭra, the Great King Virūḍhaka, and the Great King Virūpākṣa rose from their seats, put their upper robes over one shoulder, kneeled placing their right knee on the ground, bowed with joined … Continue reading The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 11 – The Meticulous Observation of Gods and Humans By the Four Great Kings
Chapter 9: Voidness Then after the Bhagavān had taught that Dhāraṇī, for the benefit and happiness of those assembled retinues of Bodhisattva Mahāsattavas, gods, humans and so on, in order to demonstrate the characteristics of voidness, the ultimate truth, at that time he spoke the following verses: In inconceivably many other Sūtras, I have … Continue reading The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 9 – Voidness
Chapter 8: The Dhāraṇī Called ‘Golden’ Then the Bhagavān gave teaching to the Bodhisattva Mahāsattva Sukhavihāra (‘Abiding in Bliss’), who was in that retinue, in the following words: “Good son, as for the Dhāraṇī called ‘Golden’, if any good son or good daughter wishes to render offering and service to all the past, present and … Continue reading The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 8 – The Dhāraṇī Called ‘Golden’
Chapter 7: The Praise to All Dominions of the Perfectly Complete Buddhas Who Arise Throughout the Past, Future and Present Then, the Bhagavān granted teaching in the following words to that good goddess, Bodhisamuccaya: “Good goddess, at that time, at that moment, a king called Suvarṇabhujendra honored all Tathāgatas, deeply praising the Buddha Bhagavāns … Continue reading The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 7 – The Praise to All Dominions of the Perfectly Complete Buddhas Who Arise Throughout the Past, Future and Present
Chapter 2: The Teaching on the Lifespan of the Tathāgata Then, at that time, at that moment, in the great city of Rājagṛiha, the Bodhisattva Mahāsattva known as Ruciraketu, one who had performed altruistic deeds under previous Jinaous Ones, and who had generated roots of virtue and rendered service to hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 2 – The Teaching on the Lifespan of the Tathāgata
Chapter 1: The Preamble (Volume 1) HOMAGE TO ALL BUDDHAS, BODHISATTVAS, PRATYEKABUDDHAS, AND ĀRYA ŚRĀVAKAS OF THE PAST, FUTURE, AND PRESENT. Thus have I heard, at one time. The Bhagavān was in Rājagṛha, on the summit of Vulture’s Peak Mountain, abiding within the profound basic space of phenomena (dharmadhātu), entirely and utterly pure: The transcendent experiential … Continue reading The Sūtra of Golden Light: The 29 Chapter Version, Chapter 1 – The Preamble
United embodiment of the compassion of all Victorious Ones,
Manifesting here and now as a Sublime One diligent in the vows;
Ensuring the establishment of the world in the splendor of peace and happiness:
I pray that the noble feet of the Sovereign of the Teachings, in their thorough completeness, remain firm.
If you are attached to this life, you are not a Dharma practitioner. If you are attached to the Three Realms [of Saṃsāra], you do not have renunciation. If you are attached to your own self-interest, you do not have Enlightenment Mind (bodhicitta). If you engage in grasping, you do not have the View.
O Defender, through the light-lasso of your exalted understanding and love,
You ensure illumination of the good path which liberates all living beings;
And open the hundred gates to the ocean of benefit and happiness:
To the Sublime Yogin of the Great Perfection, I supplicate.
The Defender Amitāyus, the Deathless Padmasambhava,
Uṣṇīṣavijayā, White Tārā and the rest;
Through the blessings of the Vidyādhara Deity Assemblies of Longevity,
May the lifespan of the Glorious Guru be prolonged.