Mantras

1. The Mantra of Shakyamuni

(釋迦牟尼佛本尊心咒)

OM MOU NI MOU NI MA HA MOU NI YE SUO HA

此咒是人生飢渴旅途的甘露清液。念诵时专注于释迦牟尼佛像。念誦一遍即可净化百千万劫所造一切罪业,往生安樂淨土。


2. The Mantra of Avalokiteshvara

(Avalokiteshvara – The Buddha of Compassion)

(观世音菩萨心咒)

OM MANI PADME HUM

(Om Ma Ni Bei Mei Hong)

Reciting this mantra purifies completely the six poisonous emotions – pride, jealousy, desire, ignorance, greed, and anger; meanwhile it perfects the six sublime qualities – generosity, harmony, endurance, enthusiasm, concentration, and insight; it grants strong protection against all kinds of negativity and illness.

第一个字“唵”,象征五智,是一个吉祥之字; “嘛呢”的意思是宝,“叭咪”代表莲花,“吽”字则是迎请观世音菩萨的遍知。全咒可译为:“您,莲花宝,請赐予一切的遍知。” 透过不断持诵六字大明咒,我們迎请观世音菩萨的无尽功德,彷佛从远处呼唤他,他會馬上示现慈悲来响应,圆满我們一切愿望。

此咒又稱六字大明咒、六字箴(真)言,是诸佛慈悲和智慧的音声显现,凝聚了八萬四千佛法之精義; 蕴涵了全宇宙的大能量、大智慧、大慈悲。我們不能在此生听闻和修持所有佛法,但是一切都归纳在六字大明咒里,只要我们一心一意念诵這六字箴言,就能超度我们自己和所有生靈。

大悲咒是观音菩萨长咒,此六字大明咒是观音菩萨心咒,亦为大悲咒之心咒。精勤念誦此咒,观世音菩萨便時刻同在,既能消灾延寿、救贫增富、有求必應; 亦能破諸闇、开智慧、灭贪嗔痴、堵六道門、斷轮回路、得證菩提; 而且历代眷属俱得超生,腹肠诸虫亦得证果,一切金刚护法天龙八部悉皆欢喜拥护,命终时更由十二佛陀、八大菩萨引路往生极乐世界。


3. The Mantra of Padmasambhava

(Padmasambhava – The founder of Tibetan Buddhism and the Buddha of our time)

(莲花生大士心咒; 金剛上師咒)

OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUM

(Om Ah Hung Benza Guru Pema Siddhi Hung)

Recite this mantra with faith and devotion, let it purify your inner state, your subtle channels and energy flows; let it purify all the negative karmas you committed in the past through your mind, body, or speech.

It also purifies the environment you live in and all other beings around you.

Through reciting it, you receive the wisdom, compassion, and blessing of Padmasambhava and all the buddhas, and ultimately you are liberated from samsara.

莲花生大士,是阿弥陀佛、观世音菩萨、释迦牟尼如来,身口意三密金刚之化身。释迦牟尼佛在世时预言,以后將以莲花生大士之身应世。時常念诵此咒,可消灾延寿、驅魔健身、净化环境、净化自己、淨化众生,達致圆满证悟境界。

Padmasambhava, the Precious Master

“Padmasambhava has the power to give his blessing instantly to whoever prays to him, and whatever we may pray for, he has the power to grant our wish immediately.

Fix this picture at your eye level and lightly set your attention on his face, especially on the gaze of his eyes. There is a deep stillness in the immediacy of this gaze, which almost bursts out of the photograph to carry you into a state of awareness without clinging, the state of meditation. Then leave your mind quietly, at peace, with Padmasambhava.”

~ from The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying (by Sogyal Rinpoche)