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The Shurangama Mantra

Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li
544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Om Namo Avalokiteshvara; Om Namo Maha Karuna Mantra, Dharani Sutra Maha Karuna
Dharma; Om Namo Dharani Sutra Assembly of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas as Vast as the Sea.

Om Namo "Sutra of the Vast, Great, Full, Unimpeded Great Compassion Heart Dharani of Avalokiteshvara the
Thousand-Handed, Thousand-Eyed Bodhisattva Who Regards the World's Sounds"
– Ven. Hsuan Hua of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, The Dharani Sutra, Burlingame, CA: Buddhist Text Translation Society,
www.BTTSonline.org, 1976: p. 1.

Verse for Opening a Sutra


The unsurpassed, profound, and wonderful Dharani Sutra and Maha Karuna Mantra,
Is difficult to encounter in hundreds of millions of eons,
And yet, I now see and hear it, receive and uphold it,
And I vow to realize the Buddha's true meaning.

The Great White Canopy Light from the Buddha's Crown Foremost Spiritual Mantra
Mwo he sa dan dwo Bwo da la
– Mwo he sa dan dwo
Bwo da la two lo ni jou
- Om Syi Dan Dwo. Bo Da La.
Shurangama Mantra First Four Lines Invocation:
Na Mwo Sa Dan Two | Su Chye Dwo Ye | E La He Di | San Myau San Pu Two Sye.
"Five Great Heart Mantras" Invocation:
Chr Two Ni | E Jya La | Mi Li Ju | Bwo Li Dan La Ye | Ning Jye Li 1

544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li


547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la
550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni
552. Ba she la bang ni pan
553. Hu syin du lu ying pan
554. Swo pe he

1
The Mantra has five divisions which correspond to the five directions – north, south, east, west, and the middle. The Eastern Division is the Vajra
Division, with Akshobhya Buddha (Medicine Buddha – Bhaisajya Guru) as the teaching host. The Southern Division is the Production-of-Jewels
Division, with Production-of-Jewels Buddha (Ratna Sambhava Buddha) as the teaching host. The Central Division is the Buddha Division, with
Shakyamuni Buddha (Vairochana Buddha) as the teaching host. The Western Division is the Lotus Division, with Amitabha Buddha (Amitayus
Buddha – Amitofou) as the teaching host. The Northern Division is the Karma Division, with Accomplishment Buddha (Amoghasiddhi Buddha) as
the teaching host. There are five divisions, because there are five huge demonic armies in this world. There are demons to the east, south, west, north,
and in the center. Since there are these five demon armies, not just five demons, the Buddhas also cover the five directions to suppress the demons. If
there were no Buddhas, the demons could appear openly in the world.
The Shurangama Sutra - Volume Six, a simple explanation by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua, publisher and translator Burlingame, California: Buddhist Text
Translation Society, Dharma Realm Buddhist University, Dharma Realm Buddhist Association, www.BTTSOnline.org, 1st ed. 1981, 2nd ed., 2002: p. 94. ISBN 0-
88139-___-_

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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li
544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Introduction to the Shurangama Mantra of Ultimate Stability:

The following pages of sacred texts contain an introductory explanation of the ineffable (indescribable) and wonderful
Shurangama (ultimately stable) with the "modern" Sanskrit and Siddham (ancient Sanskrit) versions along with English
"translations" of the Mantra.

We cannot stress enough how much it is required that during the period in one's life that one chants these mantras (true
words) that one makes vows to lead an ethical (compassionate - selfless) life and strives (does one's best) to uphold these
vows (pranidhana in Sanskrit), practices, or moral precepts (shila). At minimum, one should follow the "Ten
Commandments" of the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam); but it is best if one takes as one's fundamental
(root) moral conduct the Buddhist Five Precepts below or the Yogic Yama precepts. Chant these mantras only with a
heart of benefiting living beings to relieve their afflictions of desire/greed (windy vata), anger/hatred (fiery pitta),
ignorance/stupidity (muddled murky kapha). Never attempt to use ANY prayer, chant or especially a mantra for selfish or
greedy aims. The ends NEVER justifies the means! The ends IS the means.
The mantras contained on the following sacred pages are Dharani, meaning "true words." Thus, your most important
agreement with yourself (and with the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Sages, God(s), Goddess, Saints and, for that matter, with
all living beings) in using these mantras to serve beings (Seva) is to: "Be Impeccable with Your Word." To quote The
Four Agreements, a book of transformative Toltec wisdom - moral conduct by Don Miguel Ruiz, M.D., (San Rafael,
California: Allen-Amber Publishing, 1997), "Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak
against yourself or to gossip about others." This impeccability of word implies 1. No lying, 2. No harsh speech, 3. No
profane or vulgar speech, 4. No gossip or divisive speech, and 5. No frivolous speech (chit-chat, blah-blah-blah, or loose-
lewd speech). Ruiz affirms, "Use the power of your word in direction of truth and love" (compassion). (Ruiz, front inside cover)

Ruiz says more, "It sounds very simple, but it is very, very powerful. Why your word? Your word is the power that you
have to create. Your word is the gift that comes directly from God" (Buddha, Bodhisattvas, Goddess). "The Gospel of
John in the Bible speaking of the creation of the universe, says, 'In the beginning there was the word, and the word was
with God, and the word is God.'" The Avatamsaka Sutra says "If you wish to understand the universe, realize that it is all
created by the mind alone." Ruiz continues, "Through the word you express your creative power. It is through the word
that you manifest everything. Regardless of what language you speak, your intent manifests through the word." This is
why it doesn't matter if a mantra is chanted in modern Sanskrit, ancient Siddham Sanskrit, Hindi, Tibetan, Chinese,
Japanese, English or any language. However, some languages, such as Sanskrit and Siddham have a deeply spiritual
vibration to them. What matters is not the language, but your Word, your vow, your commitment, your pledge, your
bond, your responsibility, your giving your breath (prana or qi).

Ruiz elaborates, "What you dream, what you feel, and what you really are, will all be manifested through the word. The
word is not just a sound or a written symbol. The word is a force; it is the power you have to express and communicate,
to think, and thereby to create the events in your life. You can speak. What other animal on the planet can speak? The
word is the most powerful tool you have as a human; it is the tool of magic." The word is the tool of Dharani - which in
Sanskrit means to embrace and encompass all things and bring ultimate stability (this stability is called Shurangama in
Sanskrit). Ruiz expands, "But like a sword with two edges, your word can create the most beautiful dream, or your word
can destroy everything around you. One edge is the misuse of the word, which creates a living hell. The other edge is the
impeccability of the word, which will only create beauty, love" (universal love - that is great compassion or Maha Karuna
in Sanskrit) and heaven on Earth" (Sukhavati in Sanskrit). So be like Manjushri, the Great Wisdom Bodhisattva (Maha
Prajna), the enlightened sage who uses the adamantine (vajra) wisdom sword to slice through delusion (confusion and
ignorance) with the perfected union of compassion (maha karuna) and wisdom (prajna paramita). Ruiz asserts,
"Depending on how it is used, the word can set you free, or it can enslave you even more than you know.
Ruiz affirms, "All the magic you possess is based on your word. Your word is pure magic, and misuse of your word is
black magic." These Great Compassion mantras below are ineffably and compassionately powerful pure white magic and
must be used wisely and only if you selflessly keep your word in the profound sense spoken of above. Ruiz states, "The
word is so powerful that one word can change a life or destroy the lives of millions of people."
(Ruiz, pp. 26-27)
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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li
544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Ruiz continues, "Now let us see what the word impeccability means. Impeccability means 'without sin.' Impeccable
comes from the Latin pacatus¸ which means 'sin.' The im in impeccable means 'without sin.' Religions talk about sin and
sinners, but let's understand what it really means to sin. A sin is anything that you do which goes against yourself."
(Because there really is no self, then don't be selfish. Be selfless, since there is really no self. He explains, "Everything
you feel or believe or say that goes against yourself is a sin. You go against yourself when you judge or blame yourself
for anything. Being without sin is exactly the opposite. Being impeccable is not going against yourself." The high level
realization of impeccability is to realize (Bodhi) the state of no-self (anatman) - meaning you are truly selfless (self-less)
and see that you are the world and the world is you. You are not separate from the rest of humanity, you are humanity.
The ultimate or the perfection (paramita) of no-self is to realize (Samyaksambodhi) that there is no me, no you, no others,
and no birth and death (also spoken of as "no self, no others, no living beings, no lifespan." [Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra]) Ruiz
goes on, "When you are impeccable, you take responsibility" (respond with ability) "for your actions, but you do not
judge or blame yourself. From this point of view, the whole concept of sin changes to something commonsense." (Ruiz, p.
31)

Om Namo Maha Karuna Dharani Mantra. Om Namo Sutra of the Vast, Great, Perfect, Full, Unimpeded Great
Compassion Heart Dharani of the Thousand-Handed, Thousand-Eyed Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Who Regards
the World‟s Sounds: 42 Hands and Eyes Mantras:

Om Namo Shurangama Dharani: Hu Syin Du Lu Yung (Hum Bhrum)


―True heart, true mind, be true and even more true. True practice, true cultivation, be true and still more true. True deeds,
true actions, be true on top of true. At every thing, in every way:
be true, true, true!‖ –Verse by the Venerable Hsuan Hua - VBS 5-1998: Mantra Line 197: Hum Bhrum
1. No lying, 2. No harsh speech, 3. No profane or vulgar speech,
4. No gossip or divisive speech, and 5. No frivolous speech (chit-chat, blah-blah-blah, or loose-lewd speech)

The Venerable Buddhist Monk and Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas explains these
Mantras: ―This Dharma is most rare in the world, difficult to encounter throughout hundreds of thousands of millions of
eons of time. If you want to cultivate these Dharmas: 1. You cannot get angry. Because if you cultivate them, and you
get angry, people won‘t be able to withstand your anger – you will be too powerful for them. 2. You cannot lie if you
want to cultivate these Dharmas. These are True Words (Dharanis) and therefore everything you say should be true. 3.
You cannot harbor hatred if you cultivate these Dharmas. Don‘t carry grudges or despise or resent others. Also,
anyone who cultivates these Dharmas should adhere to the Six Great Principles of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas:
1. No greed, 2. No contention (no fighting), 3. No seeking,
4. No selfishness, 5. No pursuit of self-benefit, 6. No lying.”

―Nor should you be a ‗clay Bodhisattva‘ trying to cross the ocean of suffering of birth and death, and finding it difficult to
keep yourself together. Don‟t go out trying to use these Dharmas to „save‟ other people before your own skill is
perfected. You need to follow the advice of a Good Knowing Advisor (a ‗Kaliyana Mitra‘ in Sanskrit) and first learn to
not be greedy, to not fight, to not seek, to not be selfish, and to not seek self-benefit. You should work for the sake of
all of Buddhism – for all of humankind. Don‘t get involved in petty dealings and ‗climbing on conditions‘.‖

―Many of these Mantras are ―Dharmas of Subduing‖ and that is exactly why you cannot have thoughts of anger or
hatred when you practice them. You have to develop true patience and compassion before you attempt to use them at
all. Do not ever use them casually. Although the transmission which has been carried out here today is difficult to meet
with in hundreds of thousands of millions of eons, you have not been charged a penny for it. It has been given away free.
But don‘t look lightly upon it. Originally it belonged to you but you lost it. Now all I have done is given it back to you.
It is now up to you to uncover your own Precious Storehouse, the Dharma Jewels of your own self-nature.‖ - Spoken by
the Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua at the Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas, November 6, 1982, during the opening
Ceremonies of the Sagely City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (www.DRBA.org).

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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li
544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

How to Improve Your Memory So You Can Memorize This Shurangama Mantra to
Serve Others Selflessly:
For immense memory like Ananda (who memorized all the discourses of the Buddha), chant the 37th Hand and Eye of
Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, called the "Jeweled Sutra Hand and Eye". To assist in memorizing mantras, sutras, chants,
prayers, texts and other literature in order to teach and benefit beings and to relive their suffering, please chant line 57 of
the Great Compassion Mantra: Mwo He Syi Two Ye. As told by Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva in the Dharani Sutra: "For
much learning and extensive study, use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta-Netram Mantra 37 (lines 55-58). It goes like this:
Syi two ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa he."

NOTE WELL: In order to chant this complete Vast Memory Mantra, one must have already Taken Refuge with the Triple
Jewel (Om Namo Ratna Trayaya - I rely on the Buddha, on the Wisdom of the Buddha [Dharma], and on the Sangha - the
wise practitioners of compassionate wisdom), striving to Uphold and Protect the Five Precepts:

1. No killing [must be vegetarian ideally unless it harms one's health to do so]


2. No stealing or taking that which is not given
3. No sexual misconduct or causing your sexual desire to destroy yours or others relationships
4. No lying [also no harsh speech, no profane speech, no gossip or divisive speech, no frivolous speech]
5. No taking drugs, alcohol, or even cigarettes.

As said in Buddhist Ayurveda, Yoga and in the Shurangama Sutra (Volume 7), ideally, unless sick and in need of animal
flesh products, one should also avoid all meat, fish, eggs, and also 1. garlic, 2, onions,
3. leeks, 4. shallots, 5. chives and 6. hing (asafetida), otherwise, just chant the shorter version of the Memory Mantra:
"Syi two ye swo pe he, Mwo he syi two ye swo pe he"
(which in modern day Sanskrit is "Siddhya swaha, Maha Siddhya swaha" or
"Accomplishment (Success, Achievement, Attainment, Understanding, Insight, Realization),
Great Accomplishment, So Be It" (Auspicious, Swallow and Digest this Mantra, Amen, Blessed Be)

In the Sanghata Sutra it is stated by Shakyamuni Buddha to the Bodhisattva Mahasattva Sarvashura, "Sarvashura, anyone
who hears this Sangha Sutra Dharma-Paryaya, for 8,000 eons, they will uphold what they have heard."

Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation of any Mantra, Prayer or Text:
Often when we chant or recite mantras, prayers, or sutra texts, our mind may be scattered and have lots of "false
thinking". To eradicate this, one can chant 3x the following Mantra: "Na mo he la da na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la, Ju
zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu la, Hong, He he Su da na (Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So Po He."

Venerable Master Hsuan Hua said, "The Shurangama Mantra is an extremely efficacious text. What does that mean? It is
extremely useful and efficacious and wonderful in an inconceivable way. The Shurangama Mantra is the longest mantra
within Buddhism. Its wonderful functions can only be known by the Buddhas. Even Bodhisattvas of Equal
Enlightenment (Samyaksambodhi) do not totally understand it. So how can a very ordinary monk like me explain it?
Basically, I can't; but I'm a person with a peculiar fault. That is, I want to do what I cannot do. What I can't explain, I
want to explain. I'll try my best despite the great difficulty. What I know is like one drop of water in the great sea, but I
will express it for you with the hope that you can all enter much more deeply than that and come to understand a lot more
than I am able to teach you. This is my motto in explaining the Shurangama Mantra. Although I can't explain it, I will
still explain it. I hope that you who have an interest and faith in the Shurangama Mantra will at the very least come to
understand it better than I do." (From "Vajra Bodhi Sea" Buddhist Magazine, 11-1996)

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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li
544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Transferring the Merit and Virtue (Punya) to All Living Beings:


"I now universally transfer the merit and virtue of this Great Compassion Mantra memorization and recitation to all
beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi -- the unsurpassed proper and equal right enlightenment of a Buddha.
.
Every thought ought to arise for the sake of living beings.
Every good deed should be done for the sake of all living beings.

Master Hua says that when you recite prayers or mantras, "you should transfer the merit to all living beings; you shouldn't
just recite for your own sake. When you recite the name of a Buddha even once and dedicate the merit and virtue from
your recitation to all living beings, you thereby increase the merit and virtue of the recitation, and you make it penetrate
without obstruction." (Shurangama Sutra, Volume I, page 58)

Shurangama Mantra -- Ultimately Stable Chant


A line-by-line, word-for-word comparison of the more ancient Siddham (on the left column) with the more modern
Sanskrit (right column) with some vocabulary explained with explanation.

We know from Master Hsuan Hua's and other Good Knowing Advisor's teachings and profound healing
experiences that the "Chinese-ified" transliteration of the Sanskrit / Siddham does bring about a "response" in
the Way for those who sincerely and unselfishly read out loud, write-out, recite (from memory), protect, and
uphold the Mantra while practicing the Five Precepts, the Four Unlimited Minds (Unlimited Kindness,
Unlimited Compassion / Sympathy (Benevolence), Unlimited Joy (Sympathetic Joy), Unlimited Equanimity /
Renunciation (treat all living beings equally, poise, comportment, deportment, demeanor, dignity, decorum,
composure, calm, serenity, self control, bearing), and cultivate the Six Paramitas (Giving, Precepts, Patience,
Vigor, Dhyana Samadhi, Wisdom).

This work has been verified by the redactor based on "points de repares" (markers, guideposts, milestones) of
the Da Bei Jou (Maha Karuna Mantra) from Master Hua's Dharani Sutra commentary, on the Medicine Master
Buddha Sutra and on the Medicine Buddha Mantra plus Master Hua's Shurangama Mantra and Sutra
commentaries combined with good phonetics observations combined with having heard Chinese and Indian
people pronounce and mispronounce English, French and Sanskrit words over a ten year period.

Consider the Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin pronunciation of the Great Compassion Mantra or the
Medicine Buddha Mantra and you will see widely varying pronunciations and yet they all evoke a response if
one is sincere and follows the Five Precepts. Look at the Sanskrit, the Tibetan and the Chinese of the Medicine
Buddha Mantra (which are all still extant) and you will see the significant similarities and yet the variations and
divergences are numerous.

• Essentials of Buddhism -- Basic Terminology and Concepts of Buddhist Philosophy and Practice, by
Kogen Mizuno
• Nyanatiolka, Buddhist Dictionary -- Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Sri Lankha: Buddhist
Publication Society, 1980
• Stoothill/Hodus, A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms -- Has Sanskrit and Pali with Chinese
characters with no pinyin
• Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit (BHS)

Texts are available for purchase online at www.VedamsBooks.com (verify on www.Google.com)

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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li
544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Om Namo Avalokiteshvara;
Om Namo Maha Karuna Mantra,
Dharani Sutra Maha Karuna Dharma;
Om Namo Dharani Sutra Assembly of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas as Vast as the Sea.

Om Namo "Sutra of the Vast, Great, Full, Unimpeded Great Compassion Heart Dharani
of Avalokiteshvara the Thousand-Handed, Thousand-Eyed
Bodhisattva Who Regards the World's Sounds"

Om Namo "Sutra of the Foremost Shurangama at the Great Buddha's Summit


Concerning the Tathagata's Secret Cause of Cultivation,
His Certification to the Complete Meaning and all Bodhisattvas' Myriad Practices"
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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li
544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

The Dharani of Aryacalanatha


PRECENTOR

Throughout the ages, it is the rarely heard virtue of the Surangama that enables a Buddha to
overcome every obstacle.

ALL
It dispels my one hundred million eons of upside-down views, and by its Power, this
uncalculating monk can revere and obtain the Dharmakaya. I now resolve to obtain its fruit and
become a Precious King; thus, I can repay the Buddha by saving the numberless assembly. I
shall protect this Profound Mind, and yet also receive with respect the field of qualities. This
Correct Living is called "the activity that repays the Buddha's Blessings."

We humbly request that the Lord of the World bear witness to this Vow of Wisdom:
In the Five
Periods of the Evil World, I swear to begin entering into True Thusness, so that in the end, one
and all living beings become Buddha. Finally, I will not from this practice and wisdom grasp
Nirvana until this has been accomplished.
Greatly
Heroic! Greatly Powerful! Greatly Merciful and Compassionate One!

It is also rare that one can examine and get rid of small subtle doubts, so, this morning I will
advance the Unsurpassed Bodhi-Mind to the Ten Directions and also the underlying principle of
this Ch'an Mountain: Sunyata's Unchanging Nature can dispel and end the turning of the
Wheel that Nets the Mind into Unchanging Transformations!

Seven Praises
ALL
We praise the constantly abiding in the Ten Directions Buddha!
We praise the constantly abiding in the Ten Directions Dharma!
We praise the constantly abiding in the Ten Directions Sangha!
We praise Shakyamuni Buddha!
We praise the Buddha's Expounding of the Surangama!
We praise the Regarder of the World's Cries Kuan Shih Yin Bodhisattva!
We praise the Diamond Thunderbolt Treasury Bodhisattva!

Introduction of the Surangama Mantra


PRECENTOR
At one time the World Honored One with His Flame-shaped tuft of Hair from which spring
forth One Hundred Precious Lights caused this light to spring forth in the form of a Thousand
Petalled Lotus. He then transformed Himself and sat in the center of the Lotus, and, from the Top
of His Head, He sent forth in the Ten Directions One Hundred Precious Lights. One by one, the
Precious Lights everywhere proclaimed this manifestation in as many times and places as there
are Sands in Ten Ganges Rivers.
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

The Diamond-Thunderbolt Indestructible Deva Guardians of Vairocana sought Him out, and
having found Him, lifted up the mountain upon which He sat. As if it was a pestle, they carried it
into the empty reaches of space where He found a Great Assembly that was looking into their
equally encumbering dreads and desires.

They beseeched the Buddha to have pity on them and to protect them. Thereupon, with "one-
mind" so as to hear the Buddha, with His Invisible Mark upon His Head, they listened as the
Light-Emitting One, the Tathagata, proclaimed this Mantra:

Text of the Surangama Mantra


ALL
Give Praise to the Awakened One! The Well Come One! The Holy One!
The One With Perfect Universal Knowledge! The Great One!
The Buddha Who Sits on Ten Million Thrones!
Give Praise to all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas!
Give Praise to all the Universally Enlightened Ones! And to those who have abandoned
everything--the Sangha!
Give Praise to the Countless World Honored Arhats!
Give Praise to those who have entered the Holy Stream!
Give Praise to those who have but once more to be reborn!
Give Praise to the Countless Perfected Ones! Those who prevent the Sins of Desire!
Give Praise to the Devas and Immortals!
Give Praise to the Accomplished One! The Knowing Immortal Tara; who if looked upon with
reverence takes immediate delight in us!
Give Praise to the Jewel of Salvation!
Give Praise to Indra the Creator!
Give Praise to the Holy One! The Guardian Deva Rudra, Lord of the Storms! And His Consort
Unmada!
Give Praise to the Holy One! The Immensely Strong Nara, whose utterances are Great,
Perfect and Illuminating! Give Praise to this Completely Compassionate One!

Give Praise to the Holy One! The Buddha Mahakara! He who crossed over in previous times!
The Unfettered One! We give homage to this one of Untouched Virtue and Unsurpassed
Emancipation who wore the cast-off clothing of graveyards and who was a founder of our sect.
Give Praise to this Completely Compassionate One!
Give Praise to the Holy One! The Nobly Descended Tathagata!
Give Praise to the Nobly Descended Red Lotus!
Give Praise to the Nobly Descended Diamond-Thunderbolt!
Give Praise to the Nobly Descended Great Jewel!
Give Praise to the Nobly Descended Great Elephant!
Give Praise to the Holy One! The Sovereign Lord Sulasana, who was beyond being possessed by
Joy, this Tathagata!
Give Praise to the Holy One! Give Praise to Amitabha! The Well Come One! The
Blessed One! The One with Perfect Universal Knowledge!

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Give Praise to the Holy One! The Unmoved Buddha Aksobhya! The Well Come One!
The Blessed One! The One with Perfect Universal Knowledge!
Give Praise to the Holy One! The Lapis Lazuli Radiating Medicine Teaching Buddha
Bhaisajya Tathagata!
Give Praise to the Holy One! The Completely Empty Teacher of Caution who takes pity
on those in Hell! The Well Come One! The Blessed One! The One with Perfect Universal
Knowledge!
Give Praise to the Holy Ones! Ratnaketuraja! The Two Thousand Precious Buddhas of
the Future! The Well Come Ones! The Blessed Ones! The Ones with Perfect Universal
Knowledge!
When we are in danger, if we give praise to these Highest Ones, from their dim clouds
the World Honored Ones, the Tathagatas of the Ten Million Thrones, send down their protective
White Canopy of Purity.
Giving praise to these who are victorious over backsliding on the Three Evil Paths is the
perfect true antidote, and without this antidote we are cut off from their compassion by our
desires.

When you are in public and are called out to, or when fragrances secretly lure you, these
Protectors of the Needy will surely save you. By completely worshipping these Virtuous Ones,
all wrongdoing ends and the Heavenly Beings who proclaimed this Dharani take delight in our
behavior!

Making Obeisance to those Enduring Ones that cause our perfection, I invoke the Destroyers of
Evil! The Worthy Young Elephants who have caused the Constellations and have clearly pointed
out that which is evil!
Thus! I invoke the Destroyers of Evil. Thus! I cause the confinement of all enemies!
These words contain the antidote that excludes evil and those that wish to prevent our
passing to the Other Shore. Thus! I avoid the fire pits of Hell.
Great Moon of Nirvana! Great Purifier of Sins! Great Cause of Forbearance! Great
Guardian Against Injury! Great Hearer of the Cries of the World: Noble and Compassionate
Tara! To whom it is given to watch over us, and who is our sworn protector!

The Diamond-Thunderbolt Garland that pours down on ordinary men!


The Diamond-Thunderbolt Great Utterance of the Fully Accomplished Mind for the Removing
of Wickedness!
The Diamond-Thunderbolt Samadhi that causes the Living Devi to be sent down from the
Heights of Heaven! Great Emancipating and Nobly Compassionate Tara! The Great Guardian
Against Damnation.
The Diamond-Thunderbolt Auspiciously Adorned Ones!
The Diamond-Thunderbolt Female Devas Who Delight in Protecting Us!
The Diamond-Thunderbolt that ends our offenses and changes our dangers into a covering of
fragrant flowers, flowers that spread like a ring; created by Vairocana Buddha who exists on ten
thousand worlds and who takes myriad delights in these jewel-like creations!

The Diamond-Thunderbolt of Golden Light!

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Vairocana's Diamond Thunderbolt that overcomes the threats of Mara! This cleansing light
shines from the Buddha Vairocana and His Voice calls out, returning me to the Path of
Discipline!

Surangama Mantra, Section Two


ALL
When desire manifests itself, it can be cut off with the following far reaching Gatha:
HUM! Danger Approaches O Yellow Flowered One!
HUM! Danger Approached O Treasured One!
HUM! Danger Approaches O Beyond Accomplishments One Who Is Continually Surrounded
By Honors!
HUM! Danger Approaches O Conqueror of All Forms! To the One who has converted
multitudes of heretics, I say this danger is drawing near me!
HUM! Danger Approaches! Thus I invoke the mystic formula of the Holy and Sacred One, the
Tathagata who sits on Ten Million Thrones and who saves me from desires! The Great Savior of
the multitudes who is honored by the fortunate multitudes! The All Knowing, who makes the
earth tranquil and conveys understanding to living beings. I entrust myself to the Great Diamond
Thunderbolt Illuminating One of the Pleasing Grove's Mandala! The Dread and Desire
Overcoming One that I thus honor and who returns me to the Path of Discipline!

Surangama Mantra, Section Three


ALL
He Who is like a King!
He Who is Master of Form!
He Who is like Fire!
He Who is like Water!
He Who is Fearless!
He Who is the Teacher!
He Who is like a Powerful Wheel!
He Whose Tasks are Difficult!
He Who is Unfettered!
He In Whom the Sky Delights!
He Who Created and Send Us this Dharani!
He Who was the Dragon King!
He Who is Above Censure!
He Who is the Great Dragon!
He Who is the Knowing One!
He Who has Overcome Klesa!
He Who has Compassion for Evil Spirits!
He Who has Compassion for Malignant Demons!
He Who has Compassion for Hungry Ghosts!
He Who has Compassion for Female Spirits!
He Who has Compassion for Demons produced by Metamorphosis!
He Who has Compassion for the Demons who consume the vitality of men!
He Who has Compassion for the Female Demons who poison children!
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

He Who has Compassion for the Evil Odoured Demons!


He Who has Compassion for the Demons who injure children!
He Who has Compassion for the Demons who cause seizures!
He Who has Compassion for the Demons who cause madness!
He Who has Compassion for the Demons who defile food!
He Who has Compassion for the Demons of the Fiery Pits!
We are carried by Birth!
We are carried by Activity!
We are carried by Gaining Strength!
We are carried by Discriminating!
We are carried by Judging!
We are carried by Producing!
We are carried by Feeling the Passing of Time!
We are carried by Becoming Fearful!
We are carried by Our Ties!
We are carried by Ignorance!
We are carried by Mind!
When we have a strong impulse, All the Compassionate Ones use their Knowledge to furnish us
with the Armor of Restraint and the Power of self-control!
The Salvation from Sin knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of
self-control!
The Conquering One's knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of
self-control!
The Terrible Ash-covered Great Storm God's knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of
restraint and the power of self-control!
The Power of the Desireless One's knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and
the power of self-control!
The Great and Upright knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of
self-control!
The Greatly Illuminating Condensed knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and
the power of self-control!
The Very Penetrating Mysterious knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the
power of self-control!
The Cause of Victory, Cause of Joy One Hundred Fold Completely Pleasing knowledge that
furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of self-control!
The Preeminent Non-discriminating knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and
the power of self-control!
The Venerable Holy Knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of
self-control!
The Diamond-Thunderbolt Handed, Garland after Garland, Incomparable Lord's knowledge that
furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of self-control!
The Holy Guardian that returns me to the Path of Discipline!

Surangama Mantra, Section Four

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he
ALL
The Holy Dharani! It descends like a White Canopy to protect us!
Give Praise to the Pure and Elegant Sovereign of the Unfettered Assembly, the Master of
Salvation, the Lord Who Constantly Presides Over the Mind!
Rays of Light! Rays of Light! Shining! Shining!
The pervading illumination, the pervading brilliance that cuts through!
HUM! HUM! Moving, moving, moving, moving, moving the world!

Guardian of those who call out!


Guardian of the unfortunate!
Guardian of those who are yet unsaved!
Guardian of those who support the wise!
Guardian of those who cry out for Heavenly Knowledge!

From all the Female Devas, He guards us!


From all the Serpent Kings, He guards us!
From all the Demons, He guards us!
From all the Gods of Fragrance, Music and Sensuality, He guards us!
From all the Female Demons, He guards us!
From the Foul smelling Demons, He guards us!
From all Hostile Written Magic, He guards us!
From all Evil Eyes, He guards us!
From all the Followers of Shiva, He guards us!
From all seizures, He guards us!
From all Violent Beings, He guards us!
From all Self-Injuries, He guards us!
From all Worldly Views, He guards us! And His Triumphant Hand
Fills Us with Joy!
From all that would injure us, He guards us! And the Activities of the Sages, He protects!

The One Who Conquered the Demons' Assembly: He guards us! The Diamond-Thunderbolt that
reproaches the wicked!

The One Who Has Knowledge of All Beings: He guards us! The One Who Remembers Us in
His Great Surpassing Contemplation: He guards us! The Diamond-Thunderbolt of Heaven!

The Wisdom Enveloped Victorious Guardian! The Great Illuminating One! He Who Has
Embraced All Wisdom!
Give Praise to Him Who Acts as the Guardian!
He guards against the spread of disease!
He guards against the spread of the dissolution of the wise!
He guards against the spread of ignorance!
He guards against the spread of the Great Black Demon!
He guards against the spread of poisoning!
He guards against the spread of earthquakes!
He guards against the spread of tempests!
He guards against the spread of angry death causing spirits!
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

He guards against the spread of darkness on the surface of the earth!


He guards against the spread of the followers of Kali!
And for the freedom of mind of Hearers of the Law, He guards against the spread of celebrity!
He causes injuries to be impeded and thus returns me to the Path of Discipline!

Surangama Mantra, Section Five

For the Evil Hearted, the Disobedient Hearted, He is the Powerful One, the Praiseworthy One,
the Fierce One, the Fragrant One, the Moving One, the Engendering One, the Living One, the
Mendicant One, the Shining One, the Nurturing One, the Producing One, the Speaking One

For the Wicked Hearted, the Evil Hearted, the Iron Hearted, it is:

He who has compassion for Evil Spirits!


He who has compassion for Malignant Demons!
He who has compassion for Hungry Ghosts!
He who has compassion for Female Spirits!
He who has compassion for Demons produced by metamorphosis!
He who has compassion for Demons who consume the vitality of men!
He who has compassion for Demons who injure children!
He who has compassion for Demons who cause madness!
He who has compassion for Demons who defile food!
He who has compassion for Demons who cause seizures!
He who has compassion for those who in jure the Light of the Victorious
Ones!
He who has compassion for those who injure the Enlightened Ones!
He who has compassion for those who cling to clouds!
He who has compassion for the confused and inconsistent!
He who has compassion for those who are very happy!
He who has compassion for those who are unloved!
He who has compassion for those who become intoxicated!

He whose pleasure is the conquering of the multitude with the Light that shines in every region!
He whose pleasure is in accord with His Wishes!
He whose pleasure is to protect the fragrant earth!
He whose pleasure is to know the abandoned!
He whose pleasure is to lead the way for those who will conquer the multitude, lest they falter in
their work!
He whose pleasure is to set free!
He whose pleasure is to mark the beautiful boundary!
He whose pleasure is to descend to us from Heaven!

The Complete and Universal Conqueror of the Multitude, who exists in the same realm as the
deities and whose exhilarating knowledge pleases the wise! Produced by His Eye! Produced by
His Mouth! Produced by His Body!

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

The One who receives our devotion!

My skin, He makes firm!


My teeth, He makes firm!
My flesh, He makes firm!
My vital spots, He makes firm!
My six parts, He makes firm!
My ligaments, He makes firm!
My belly, He makes firm!
My hair, He makes firm!
My blood, He makes firm!
My breast, He makes firm!
My senses, He makes firm!
My backbone, He makes firm!
My feet, He makes firm!
My whole body, from excesses, He makes firm!

True Father of Wisdom! Conqueror of the Principle of Life! To whom the Creator of the World
presented the "Vessels that Protect the Living" as a sign of His respect for the characteristics of
this writing!

He bestows on us this excellent existence!


He bestows on us these Sacred Sounds!
He takes pleasure in our activities!
He takes pleasure in our making offerings of incense!
He bestows on us the power to destroy worldly illusions!
He takes pleasure in our coming together to repent our sins!
He anoints our thoughts and takes pleasure in His complete power of speech and action!
He bestows on us His Universal Vows!

Binding our transient thoughts! This is the antidote for demons and malignant spirits, and from
the desires of the illusory life!.
His Sacred White Canopy protects us!

The Great Diamond-Thunderbolt of Ten Million Thrones!


The Great One of Surpassing Wisdom! Who causes my feet to turn to the Conqueror, the Yellow
Robed One!
Knowing One! Who increases my compassion!
Saving One! Who increases my compassion!
He of the Surpassing Knowledge! Who increases my compassion!

The Heavenly One! AUM!

He proceeds on the wind like fire, manifesting His devotion in place after place! The Diamond-
Thunderbolt Handed One! HUM! To Him of Universal Attributes, Hail!

Source: Shasta Abbey Liturgy Book


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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Om Namo "Sutra of the Foremost Shurangama at the Great Buddha's Summit Concerning the Tathagata's Secret
Cause of Cultivation, His Certification to the Complete Meaning and all Bodhisattvas' Myriad Practices."
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra Dharani Smriti Sagara Siddhaya Swaha Maha Siddhaya Swaha
1 Na mwo 1 NAMO STATHĀ 1 NAMO SARVARTHA "Returning our lives, bowing in reverence, is the
(For Sa dan two [statha], see lines 1, 5, 94, "Homage to all Buddhas and meaning of Na mwo. All three karmas made pure is
Sa dan two 191, and 215)
Bodhisattvas." Sa Dan Two. Affliction and Bodhi appear only from
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, the mind. Confused, one is a common person,
"Give Praise to the Awakened
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49, SKT340_ enlightened, one is a Buddha." (Source of the these 4
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75, One! The Well Come One! The line verses for each line of the Mantra is the Venerable
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434], Holy One!" (Source: Shasta Abbey Shurangama_Siddham_ Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua of the City of 10,000 Buddhas,
366, 418)
Liturgy, English Shurangama Sanskrit_ Vajra Bodhi Sea -- A Journal of Orthodox Buddhism -
Translation, Line 1)
with_Ven_Hua_Verses hereafter referred to as simply VBS, November 1981 Issue)

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

2 Su chye dwo ye 1 SUGATĀYA 1 SUGATAYA "Not coming, not going, the illusion of flowers in a
"‗Well Departed' (Sugata) mirror. Neither emptiness, nor form, the obliqueness
"The One With Perfect describes one who has truly of moonlight in water. Apart from dust, cut off from
Universal Knowledge! The departed for the other shore of marks, where does one dwell? Adding a head on top
Great One!" (Shasta Abbey enlightenment and who will never of a head is to be like Yajnadatta." (Hua - VBS 12-
Shurangama Translation, Line 2) fall back into the sea of birth and 1981)
death. A Buddha is called Well
Departed for four reasons: 1. He
treads the holy way of goodness
and purity, 2. He is able to attain
immortal Nirvana (Am¶ta
Nirv±¦a), 3. He is able to realize
supreme enlightenment
(Anuttarasamyaksa§bodhi)
through mastery of the perfections
(P±ramit±), and 4. His words are
always appropriate to the occasion
(up±ya) (Mizuno, K., Essential of
Buddhism, 1996: p. 66)
3 E la he di 1 ARHATÉ 1 ARHATE "Worthy of receiving offerings from both people and
(For E lwo han [Arhat] see lines 3, Om Namo Shurangama Assembly gods, Planting blessings, nurturing wisdom, the
63, 68, 79, 84, 89 and 15, 344) of Sri Arhat Shravakas as Vast as response accordingly penetrates. Cause and effect
the Sea Namaha perfected, one is accomplished in a myriad conducts."
(Hua - VBS 1-1982)
Shurangama Sutra Verse Spoken by Avalokiteshvara
Bodhisattva and Now Vowed by me as well for the
Sake of all Beings:
"If there are those who are studying (Arhats), who
have severed the twelve causal conditions, and,
having severed the conditions, reveal a supreme
nature, and who are superior and wonderful and
manifest perfection, I will appear before them in the
body of one enlightened to conditions and speak
dharma for them, causing them to attain liberation."
(Shurangama Sutra Volume Five -- Twenty-five Means to
Enlightenment -- Page 144)
4 San myau San 1 SAMYAK 1 SAMYA-KSAM BUDDDHAYA "Treasury of Brightness in empty space and the
SAMBUDDHĀYA Dharma Realm, Greatly Wise Honored One in ten
pu two syei ii I Buddhist Disciple ______ directions and three periods, To the true nature I now
"Samyaksa§buddha can be (Dharma Name) __________ return my life in refuge, To proper knowledge and
translated as ‗Omniscient' or as solemnly vow through enlightenment in the wonderful Dharma Hall." (Hua -

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

‗One who is perfectly Bodhichitta Maha Pranidhana to VBS 2-1982)


enlightened'." (Mizuno p. 66) realize Anuttarasamyaksa§bodhi.

5 Na mwo 2 NAMO STATHĀ NAMO SARVARTHA "Believing the Holy Teaching and the doubly-
(For Sa dan two [statha], see lines 1, 5, 94, perfected Honored One, Giving inside and out is to
Sa dan two 191, and 215)
emulate the One Capable of Humaneness. Attached to
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, nothing is comfort and ease. In liberation of
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49, knowledge and views, there is no self or others."
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75,
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434],
(Hua - VBS 3-1982)
366, 418)
6 Fwo two Jyu jr 2 BUDDHĀ KOTI USNĪSĀM BUDDHĀ KOTI SNĪSĀM "A thousand million fine marks adorn his body. Great
Om Namo "Sutra of the Foremost Summit of the Buddha's Crown in secret magical
Shai ni shan Shurangama at the Great Buddha's writings. If one receives and upholds them with
(For Buddha Shai ni shan
[Ushnisha], see lines 6, 94, 173, 192, "The Buddha Who Sits on Ten Summit Concerning the diligent vigor, In taking refuge with the Dharma
216, 533)
Million Thrones!" (Shasta Abbey Tathagata's Secret Cause of Jewel, every day is new." (Hua - VBS 4-1982)
(For Jyu jr [Koti -- meaning one Shurangama Translation, Line 3) Cultivation, His Certification to
trillion], see lines 6, 12, 222) the Complete Meaning and all
Bodhisattvas' Myriad Practices"

7 Na mwo Sa pe 3 NAMAH SARVA NAMO SARVA "Paying reverence to all Mahasattvas, In the pure field
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see of blessings grow Bodhi sprouts. Nurture and water
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, them, be constantly vigorous. With merit and fruition
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49,
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75, full, you join the Dragon Flower." (Hua - VBS 5-1983)
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434],
366, 418)

For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in


Sanskrit], see 99, 109, 112; Sa pe
(Sarva) [All in Sanskrit], see 7, 128,
202, 221, 277, 320, 385, 386, 387,
388, 389, 391, 392, 394, 395, 396,
397, 398, 399, 403, 482, 502, 510.
8 Bwo two Bwo di 3 BUDDHĀ BODHI BUDDHĀ BODHI "Greatly penetrating, greatly enlightened is the Great
Hero. Teacher of people and gods, he is replete with
blessings and wisdom. As a cause, cultivate the Six
Perfections to paramita. In the fruition, fulfill a
myriad practices in wonderful enlightenment thus."
(Hua - VBS 6-1983)
9 Sa dwo Pi bi 3 SATVE BHYAH SATVE BHYAH "Above, seeking the Buddha path to wisdom. Below,
transforming beings with compassion by being of the
"Give Praise to all the Buddhas same substance. Well regulate and subdue body,
and Bodhisattvas!" (Shasta Abbey mouth, and mind. Broadly explain the supreme
Shurangama Translation, Line 4) discourses on greed, anger, and stupidity." (Hua - VBS

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he
7-1983)
10 Na mwo 4 NAMO SAPTĀNĀM, NAMO SAPTĀNĀM, "Great courageous one with a great mind for the Way,
Seven Buddhas True Words Is like a lotus flower that is not defiled by the dust. In
Sa dwo nan "Give Praise to all the Mantra for Eradicating Offenses: six periods of the day and night, he is ever watchful
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, Universally Enlightened Ones! "1. Li pe li pe di, 2. Chyou he and alert, Constantly smelting real gold right within
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49, And to those who have chyou he di, 3. Two la ni di, the fire." (Hua - VBS 8-1982)
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75,
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434], abandoned everything--the 4. Ni he la di, 5. Pi li ni di,
366, 418) Sangha!" (Shasta Abbey 6. Mwo he chye di, 7. Jen lin 1. Om Namo Vipashin Buddha of Antiquity;
Shurangama Translation, Line 5) chyan di, 8. Swo pe he." (Source: 2. Om Namo Shikhin Buddha;
Sagely City of 10,000 Buddhas Daily 3. Om Namo Vishvabhu Buddha;
Recitation Handbook, 1989: pp. 41- 4. Om Namo Krakucchanda Buddha;
42: www.BTTSonline.org) 5. Om Namo Kanakamuni Buddha;
6. Om Namo Kashyapa Buddha;
The Blame Dispersing Pure 7. Om Namo Original Teacher, Shakyamuni Buddha;
Words of the Seven Buddhas: (Source: The Repentance-Dharma of Medicine Master
"1. Calling, Calling Out! Buddha - Bhaisajya-guru-vaidurya-prabh Masa, Buddhist
2. Revealing, Revealing All!
Text Translation Society - BTTS, 1991)
3. Making Heartfelt Prayers!
4. Dissolving, Disappearing
Blame! 5. Vanishing, vanished
Blame! 6. Eminent Virtues
Appear, and, 7. All Blame is
Truly Buried and Gone by this
Power, 8. Svaha!"
(Source: Shasta Abbey Liturgy)

11 San myau 4 SAMYAKSAMBUDDHĀ SAMYA-KSAM BUDDHĀ "All Buddhas in the ten directions and the three
periods of time Renounce their lives for the Dharma
san pu two "Give Praise to all the Buddhas and amass merit and virtue. For many kalpas they
and Bodhisattvas!" (Shasta themselves practiced the Bodhisattva Way, Feeding
Abbey Shurangama Translation, the tiger, rescuing the eagle, in pursuit of Dharma."
Line 4) (Hua - VBS 9-1982)
12 Jyu jr nan 4 KOTĪNĀM KOTINAM Om Namo Shurangama Sutra Dasha Bodhisattva
(For Jyu jr [Koti -- meaning one Sangha Sagara: I eternally take refuge in the
trillion], see lines 6, 12, 222)
"Thousands of millions of Shurangama Sutra Commentary: Ten Great Bodhisattvas of the Shurangama Sutra's
Bodhisattvas and thousands of "Nayuta" is one of the fourteen Sea Vast Assembly of Bodhisattva Sages
millions of Buddhas, Are large numbers in Sanskrit. Some
superior leaders among the say it represents one trillion; 1. Om Namo Arya Manjushri Bodhisattva
sages, protectors of cultivators. others say ten trillion. In general, Mahasattvaya Maha Prajna Kaya (Great Wisdom Pure
With a true mind, seek the it's a big number. "Ganges' sands Youth Bodhisattva)
Dharma, be forever non- of kotis" is said to be equivalent to 2. Om Namo Arya Bhaisajya Raja Bodhisattva
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

retreating. In the future, it is for a trillion. Not only are the Vajra (Physician King Bodhisattva)iii and Om Namo Arya
certain one will be born in the Treasury-King Bodhisattvas in Maha Bhaisajya Bodhisattva (Superior Physician
Land of No Concern." (Hua - attendance on the Mantra, those of Bodhisattva) Mahasattvaya Maha Vaidya Kaya iv
VBS 10-1982) their lineage are also present. And (object of taste),
each member of the entire lineage 3. Om Namo Arya Samantabhadra Bodhisattva
is accompanied by a retinue of Mahasattvaya Maha Sadhana Kaya (Universal
Shurangama Sutra: "Ananda, Vajra beings. Day and night, they Worthy Bodhisattva) (ear consciousness),
you should know that eighty- are always present wherever the 4. Om Namo Arya Maintaining-the-Ground
four thousand nayutas of Shurangama Mantra is being Bodhisattva Mahasattvaya Maha Bhumi Dharana
Ganges' sands of kotis of Vajra upheld." Kaya (earth element),
Treasury-King Bodhisattvas and (Shurangama Sutra Commentary by 5. Om Namo Arya Chandra Prabha Bodhisattva
Master Hsuan Hua, Volume Six -- (Moonlight Bodhisattva) v (water element),
their descendants, each with Establishing the Bodhimanda, p. 130)
vajra multitudes as retinue, are 6. Om Namo Arya Vaidurya Bodhisattva
ever in attendance, day and Mahasattvaya Maha Vaidya Kaya (Lapis Lazuli
night, upon this mantra." Bodhisattva) vi (wind element),
(Shurangama Sutra, Volume Six -- 7. Om Namo Arya Treasury of Emptiness Bodhisattva
The Spiritual Mantra, p.130) (Akasha Garbha Bodhisattva) (space element),
8. Om Namo Arya Maitreya Bodhisattva
Mahasattvaya Maha Kshanti Kaya (Ajita Bodhisattva)
(consciousness element) and
9. Om Namo Arya Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva
Mahasattvaya Maha Bala Nama Japa Kaya
(Great Strength Bodhisattva) (element of perception),
10. Om Namo Aryavalokiteshvara Bodhisattva
Mahasattvaya Maha Karuna Kaya Om Sarva Abhaya
(Great Compassion Bodhisattva) (ear organ)
(Shurangama Sutra, Volume Five)
13 Swo she la pe jya 5 SAÀRAVAKA 5 SA'SRAVAKA "Amid deep mountains and hidden valleys, they
cultivate the mysterious Way. The myriad things are
6. Give Praise to the Countless Prat²tya-Samutp±da (12 produced and destroyed in the twelve causal
World Honored Arhats! Conditioned Links): 1. Avidy± conditions. Spring flowers spontaneously blossom;
7. Give Praise to those who (Ignorance), 2. Sa§sk±ra autumn leaves fall. Suddenly, in bright illumination,
have entered the Holy Stream! (Actions), 3. Vijñ±na they enlighten to real meaning." (Hua - VBS 11-
8. Give Praise to those who (Consciousness), 4. N±ma-r³pa 1982)
have but once more to be (Name and Form), 5. Áa¿-
reborn!" (Shasta Abbey ¨yatana (Six Sense Organs), 6. Shurangama Sutra Arhat Thus I Have Heard
Shurangama Translation, Lines 6 Sparsha (Contact), 7. Vedan± Order: vii
through 8) (Feeling), 8. T¶Ã¦± (Craving, 9. Om Namo Shariputra, Mahamaudgalyayana,
Up±d±na (Grasping), 10. Bhava Mahakaushthila, Purnamaitreyaniputra,
(Becoming), 11. J±ti (Birth), 12. Subhuti, Upanishad, and others.
Jar±-Mara¦a (Old Age and Death)
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

(Mizuno pp. 135-150)

Shurangama Sutra Arhat Twenty-Five Sages,


followed by Thus I Have Heard Order, followed by
Amitabha Sutra Order.
Om Namo Sri Ananda Arhat (our hero and
protagonist), Sri Ajnatakaundinya Arhat (sound),
Sri Upanishad Arhat (form), Sri Pure Youth Adorned
with Fragrance Arhat (smell), Sri Bhadrapala Arhat
(touch), Sri Mahakashyapa Arhat (dharmas-thoughts),
Sri Purple-golden Light Bhikshuni Arhat (dharmas-
thoughts), Sri Aniruddha Arhat (eye organ),
Sri Kshudrapanthaka Arhat (nose organ),
Sri Gavampati Arhat (tongue organ), Sri Pilindavatsa
Arhat (body organ), Sri Subhuti Arhat (Born into
Emptiness) (mind organ), Sri Shariputraviii Arhat
(eye consciousness), Sri Sundarananda Arhat
(nose consciousness), Sri Purnamaitreyaniputra Arhat
(tongue consciousness), Sri Upali Arhat (body
consciousness)and Sri Mahamaudgalyayana Arhat
(mind consciousness), Mahakatyayana,
Mahakaushthila, Revata, Suddhipanthaka, Nanda,
Rahula, Pindola Bharadvaja, Kalodayin,
Mahakapphina, Vakkula, and others.

14 Seng chye nan 5 SANGHANĀM 5 SANGHANĀM "Pratyekas and Shrotaapannas, Solitary and
"Give Praise to all the "Om Namo Shurangama Sangha Conditionally Enlightened Ones: Their meanings are
Universally Enlightened Ones! of 25 Enlightened Arya the same. Diligently do they sweep clean, with single-
And to those who have Bodhisattvas and Sri Arhat minded resolve. Superior leadership is transmitted to
abandoned everything--the Shravakas Namaha" those of future study and no study." (Hua - VBS 12-
Sangha!" (Shasta Abbey 1982)
Shurangama Translation, Line 5)
15 Na mwo Lu ji 6 NAMO LOKE 6 NAMO LOKE ARHANTĀNĀM "One worthy of offerings, killer of thieves, reaches a
ARHANTĀNĀM "The First Fruit is Shrotaapanna -- state of no birth. The field of blessings of the world
e lwo han dwo "The first three stages of Position of the Way of Seeing, must be plowed vigorously. Tend with care the
nan Arhatship, called fruit positions, The Second Fruit is Sakridagamin unsurpassed Bodhi fruit. With delusion ended, in true
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see are similar to unripened fruit on -- Position of the Way of purity the Buddha Way is accomplished." (Hua -
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21,
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49, a tree. The fourth stage, the Cultivation, The Third Fruit is VBS 1-1983)
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75, attainment of Arhatship, is called Anagamin, The Fourth Fruit is
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434], Arhat -- Position of the Way of I Buddhist Disciple ______(Dharma
366, 418) the Way position, and
Certification." (Hua - VBS 8- Name)__________ solemnly vow (Om Namo
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he
(For E lwo han [Arhat] see lines 3, corresponds to ripe, harvested 1983) Shurangama Maha Pranidhana) for infinite eons
"
63, 68, 79, 84, 89 and 15, 344) fruit." (A General Explanation of the "Give Praise to the Countless (asamkhyeya kalpas) to master the Four Noble Truths:
." (Hua - VBS -1983) Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra, p. 78) World Honored Arhats!" (Shasta 1. Duhkha (There is Suffering), 2. Samudaya (Cause-
Abbey Shurangama Translation, Accumulation of Suffering), 3. Nirodha (Extinction of
Line 6) Suffering), 4. Marga (Way to End Suffering) (Mizuno
pp. 153-158)

16 Na mwo Su lu 7 NAMO 7 NAMO SROTAPATTĀNĀM "Enter now the flow of the Sages' Dharma nature,
SROTĀPANNĀNĀM And turn your back on the common people's
dwo bwo nwo "A Shrotaapanna is a first stage wanderings through six dusts. With view delusions
nan "The first fruit is called The Arhat. Certification to the first cut off, one is certified to first fruition. Continue in
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see Position of the Way of Seeing. fruit of Arhatship, which is within vigor and sail in the Great Compassion Boat." (Hua -
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21,
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49, The second and third fruits are the Small Vehicle, comes when VBS 2-1983)
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75, called the Position of the Way of the eighty-eight categories of Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra Verse Spoken by
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434], view delusions are smashed." Shakyamuni Buddha and Subhuti Shravaka:
366, 418) Cultivation, and the fourth fruit
is called The Position of the "The first fruit is that of "Subhuti, what do you think, can a Shrotaapanna have
"Give Praise to those who Way of No Study (AÂaikÃa)." Shrotaapanna, a Sanskrit word the thought, ‗I have obtained the fruit of
have entered the Holy (Vajra Sutra Commentary, p. 78) which means "One Who Has Shrotaapanna.'?" Subhuti said, "No, World Honored
Stream!" (Shasta Abbey "One who has certified to the Entered the Flow." He opposes One. And why? A Shrotaapanna means One Who Has
Shurangama Translation, first stage Arhatship has seven the flow of common people's six Entered the Flow, and yet he has not entered anything.
Line 7) more births and deaths to dusts and enters the flow of the He has not entered forms, sounds, smells, tastes,
undergo. He is born seven times sage's dharma-nature. Entering the tangible objects, or dharmas. For that reason he is
in the heavens and seven times flow means entering the state of called a Shrotaapanna." (A General Explanation of the
among men." (Vajra Sutra the accomplished sage of the Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra, page 78)
Commentary, p. 78) Small Vehicle." (Vajra Sutra
Commentary, p. 78)

17 Na mwo Swo 8 NAMO 8 NAMO SUKRTAGĀMINĀM "Although called the Once-Returner, actually there is
SUKRTĀGĀMĪNĀM (NAMO ANĀGAMĪNAM) no returning. With thought delusions terminated, one
jye li two sits upon a lotus platform. In empty space, constantly
chye mi nan (For Swo jye li two [Sukrta], see lines 17 &
418; Do not confuse with lines 38 & 48 Syi jye
"One of the second fruit, the manifesting the eighteen transformations, In this
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see
li dwo ye [Skrtaya])
Sakridagamin, returns but once, realm and other directions, there are a million
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21,
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49,
being born once in the heavens changes." (Hua - VBS 4-1983)
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75, "Give Praise to those who have and once among men." (Vajra Sutra
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434], but once more to be reborn!" Commentary, p. 80) Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra: "Subhuti, what do you
366, 418)
(Shasta Abbey Shurangama think? Can a Sak¶d±g±min have the thought, ‗I have
Translation, Line 8) obtained the fruit of Sak¶d±g±min.'?" Subhuti said,
"No, World Honored One. And why? A Sak¶d±g±min
means One Who Returns Once More, but he actually
does not have a returning. For that reason, he is called
a Sakridagamin." (Vajra Sutra, p. 80)
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18 Na mwo Lu ji 9 NAMO LOKE 9 NAMO LOKE "Worthy and Sagely Sanghans of all the world,
SAMYAKGATANĀM SAMYA DGATANĀM Greatly Wise Honored Ones of Proper, Equal
san myau Enlightenment, I offer my life in obeisance and
chye dwo nan "Give Praise to the Countless beseech you to gather me in, So I may perfect Bodhi
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see
Perfected Ones! Those who that neither increases nor decreases." (Hua - VBS 5-
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21,
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49, prevent the Sins of Desire!" 1983)
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75, (Shasta Abbey Shurangama
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434], I Buddhist Disciple ______(Dharma
366, 418) Translation, Line 9)
Name)__________ solemnly vow (Om Namo
Shurangama Maha Pranidhana) in life-after-life for
infinite eons (asamkhyeya kalpas) to rapidly and early
on fathom and perfect (paramita) and then to exceed
the level of the Srotaapana to go to the Bodhisattva
stages and to eventually, through Bodhichitta Maha
Pranidhana realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi.

Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra: "Subhuti, what do you


think? Can an Arhat have the thought, ‗I have
obtained Arhatship.'?" Subhuti said, "No, World
Honored One. And why? Actually there is no dharma
called an Arhat. World Honored One, if an Arhat had
the thought, ‗I have attained Arhatship' that would be
attachment to self, to others, to living beings and to a
life. World Honored One, the Buddha says that in my
attainment of the No Strife Samadhi, I am the
foremost among men, that I am the foremost Arhat
free from desire. World Honored One, I do not have
the thought, ‗I am an Arhat free from desire.' If I had
the thought, ‗I have attained Arhatship' then the
World Honored One could not say, ‗Subhuti is the
foremost of those who delight in practicing Arana
(Pure Conduct).' Since Subhuti actually has no
practice, he is called ‗Subhuti, who delights in
practising Arana.'" (Vajra Sutra, p. 82)
19 San myau 10 SAMYAKPRATIPANNĀNĀM 10 SAMYA KSRATIPATTĀNĀM "Not returning to the Desire Realm (K±ma Dh±tu),
he's certified to Nirvana. He understands the myriad
chye be la dharmas and penetrates to the source. With no
consciousness, no knowing, forever is one pure. In
neither movement nor stillness, one is apart from
words." (Hua - VBS 6-1983)
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20 di bwo dwo nwo 10 SAMYAKPRATIPANNĀNĀM "To the gods and heavenly generals who protect the
Dharma City, I beseech you to let fall your blessing,
nan Reward the good, punish the evil, examine merit and
offenses, So that we will cautiously cultivate and not
chatter confusedly." (Hua - VBS 7-1983)
21 Na mwo Ti pe 11 NAMO DEVARSĪNAM 11 NAMO DEVARSINAM "Bowing to gods of the Desire Realm and Form
"Smelt the essence to transform it (K±ma Dh±tu and R³pa Dh±tu), For a long life and
li shai nan "Give Praise to the Devas and into energy; Smelt the energy to long vision, they smelt the immortal cinnabar. The
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, Immortals!" (Shasta Abbey transform it into spirit; Smelt the five energies complete their revolution and illumine
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49, Shurangama Translation, Line spirit to return it to the void; the Great Way. After nine turnings to a pure yang
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75,
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434], 10) Smelt the void to return it to body, one lives for ten thousand years." (Hua - VBS
366, 418) nothingness; From nothingness, 8-1983)
28) (26) Mwo Syi Mwo Syi Li they give rise to existence." (Hua
Two Yun - VBS 8-1983) Mashi Maha hridayam
LONG LIFE: "For the Way of "Responding to those who are ready, he appears in
the Immortals, use the Five- boundless bodies. With awesome spirit, he reveals
Colored Cloud Rishi Hasta things great and small, provisional and real. This
Mantra 23 (26): "Mwo shi mwo vajra indestructible body is forever free and at ease.
syi. Nan. " Wa dz la. J ye li la. J a s yin ja.
As his heavenly eye contemplates, his heavenly ear
listens." (p. 34)

"For the Tao one seeks immortality and long life, For
a lifespan as long as the heaven's last, neither more
nor less. Just as you wish, auspiciously, penetrations
and changes abound, with a lucky cloud of five colors
beneath your feet." (Venerable Master Hua Verse,
Dharani Sutra: p. 309)

In the Sanghata Sutra Shakyamuni Buddha stated: "The


Blessed One spoke: "Listen, child of the lineage. If anyone
who hears the Sanghata Sutra Dharma-paryaya is able to
live a lifespan of 84,000 eons, what need is there to
mentions one who has the Sanghata Sutra written out and
who reads it? Sarvashura, that one will produce an
extremely large mass of merit."

In the Sanghata Sutra it is stated: "The Bodhisattva, the


great being Sarvashura said: "Blessed One, how much is the
measure of an eon?" The Blessed One spoke: "Child of the
lineage, listen. It is as follows. To make an analogy, a man
might erect an enclosure some twelve yojanas in height, and
that enclosure is completely filled with nothing but sesame

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seeds. Then, when one hundred years have passed, that man
casts away a single sesame seed from that enclosure that is
completely filled with sesame seeds. In such a manner, even
when that man has used up all those sesame seeds, and even
the foundation and base of that enclosure no long exist, still
an eon would not have been used up."

22 Na mwo 12 NAMO SIDDHĀYA 12 SIDDHĀYA "Waiting to fill the vacant place in the Knowing
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see lines 1, 5, Contentment Heaven, they live in relaxed leisure,
Syi two ye 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38,
39, 48, 49, 51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75, With no thought, no worries, and no-hang-ups. When
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434], 366, 418) conditions ripen, they descend to be born in the Saha
realm, And universally transform the multitudes,
crossing over women and men." (Hua - VBS 9-1983)
23 Pi di ye 12 VIDYĀ 12 VIDAYĀ "The Four great Heavenly Kings observe the good
(For Pi di ye, Pi two ye, Vidya The Four Heavenly Kings are: Vast Eyes (Virupaksha) who oversees and evil, Commanding the ghosts and spirits, they
[universally enlightening], see 23, Maintaining-the-Country the Western continent Aparagodaniya; supervise day-by-day. Calamities and blessing have
103, 165, 198, 249, 278-358, 399, (Dhirtarashtra) who oversees the and Learned (Vaishravana) who
404, 410, 537, 541) no door, they are only brought forth by people. Cause
Eastern continent Purvavideha; oversees the Northern continent and effect return in kind, you should not blame
Increasing (Virudhaka) who Uttarakuru.
others." (Hua - VBS 10-1983)
oversees the Southern continent (Shurangama Sutra, V5: p, 149)
Jambudvipa (Shurangama Sutra,
V5: p, 149)

24 Two la li shai 12 DHARĀRSĪNĀM 12 DHARĀRSINAM "In the palaces of the Heaven of the Bliss from
Transformation, the changes are miraculous. Their
nan leisure and comfort s rare in the world. Clothing and
goods materialize as they wish, in exactly the right
amount. There is no affliction -- how much the less
any grief." (Hua - VBS 11-1983)
25 She pwo nu 13 ÀĀPANU 13 'SĀPANU "The Comfort from Others' Transformations has
wonders without end. In bliss profuse to overflowing,
one is quite at peace. Serene, with little greed and free
of any passion, One amasses virtue, practices
goodness, and further sets up merit." (Hua - VBS 12-
1983)
26 Jya la he 13 GRAHA 13 GRAHA "The retinue of all the gods planted the causes of
blessings. Together they cultivated the good path,
now they form a supreme kinship. You should know
that this is not the ultimate joy. One still needs to
bring forth the great resolve for Bodhi."
(Hua - VBS 1-1984)

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27 Swo he swo la 13 SAHASRAMARTHĀNĀM 13 SAHA SAMARTHĀNĀM "The heavenly immortals in the trichiliochosm, With
"Give Praise to the Sahasra means "1,000" in patience and vigor, piously cultivate the Way. We
mwo two nan Accomplished One! The Sanskrit. should take refuge with and venerate both sages and
(For Swo he Swo la or Swo he Sa
la [Sahasra -- 1,000], see lines 27, Knowing Immortal Tara; who if common mortals To banish completely our own
120, 210, 219, 220, 222) looked upon with reverence takes arrogance and pride." (Hua - VBS 2-1984)
immediate delight in us!" (Shasta
Abbey Shurangama Translation,
Line 11)
28 Na mwo 14 NAMO BRAHMANE 14 NAMO BRAHMANE "We entreat the Buddhas to use their power in aiding,
protecting, ad supporting us, Thereby enabling us to
Ba la he mwo ni (For Ba la he mwo ni [the God Brahma], see perfectly accomplish the Dharma deeds we do. May
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see lines 28, 420)
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, we swiftly reach the level of non-retreat and continue
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49, to be vigorous. In the process of selecting sage and
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75,
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434],
worthy ones, names may soon be announced." (Hua -
366, 418) VBS 3-1984)
This line of the The Earth Store Sutra states:
Shurangama has a "Furthermore, in the past, a
connection with line 30 Buddha named Krakucchanda
of the Great Compassion appeared in the world. If a man or
Mantra and with the Pure woman hears this Buddha's name
Bottle Hand and Eye This is the Kapha (water and
and sincerely beholds, worships,
Mantra of the 42 Hands: earth) principle of anabolism
or praises him that person will
32) (30) Two La Two La (birth and growth). It is the
become the king of the Great
TRI-HEAL ALL: "For birth in "operator" aspect of "G.O.D."
Brahma Heaven in the
the Brahma heavens, use the Pure (Generator- Operator-Destroyer,
assemblies of one thousand
Bottle Kundi Hasta Arogya Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva, Kapha-
Buddhas of the Worthy Eon, and
Mantra 24 (30): "Two la two la. Pitta-Vata, Anabolism-
will there receive a superior
Nan. Wa dz la. Shr chye lu. Ja Metabolism-Catabolism)
prediction."
syin ja."
"Give Praise to the Jewel of
"Those in the great Brahma Salvation!" (Shasta Abbey
heaven, pure and undefiled, Shurangama Translation, Line 12)
Great Compassion Mantra Line 30. Two La Two La
Experience wondrous bliss --
their blessed reward is full. Just This phrase is translated into "able to unite, seal and
Dhara dhara (Hold on, maintain this Kundi Hand, As hold" The portrait shows that the Bodhisattva
Hold on) you'll be born there with a Avalokiteshvara manifests the appearance of a great
"Appearing as a most lifespan as long as that of a hero who engages in ascetic practice in order to make
unusual rare and mighty mountain." (Venerable Master living beings get rid of attachment of both ego and
hero, His adorned classic Hua Verse, Dharani Sutra: p. Dharma.
features are free of any 310)
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

flaws. Using virtue to


move people, his mind
remains humble and
sincere. He is stern in
appearance, yet gentle in
nature." (p. 38)

29 Na mwo 15 NAMO INDRĀYA 15 NAMO INDRYA "Lord of Heaven, True God, or Indra, He dispenses
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see lines 1, 5, "Give Praise to Indra the the provisional for the sake of the real; he is a Great
Yin two la ye 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38,
39, 48, 49, 51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75, Creator!" (Shasta Abbey Bodhisattva. Amassing the good, cultivating
(For the Yin two la ye God Indra
[Shakra Indra Devanam] and his
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434], 366, 418) Shurangama Translation, Line 13) blessings, he practices the Six Paramitas. Brahma
consort Mye dan li [Indriye or gods and the Sagely assemblies all regard him with
Aindri], see lines 29, 424)
esteem." (Hua - VBS 4-1984)

I Now Universally
55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye Mantra for Patching
GREAT MEMORY: "For Transfer the Merit and
much learning and Flaws in the Recitation: Virtue of this Shurangama
extensive study, use the Na mo he la da na, Duo la Mantra Memorization and
Jeweled Sutra Hasta ye ye. Qie la qie la, Ju zhu
Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two Recitation to All Beings to
ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu la, realize
two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E Hong, He he Su da na Anuttarasamyaksambodhi
he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye (Sudhana), Hong, Po mo
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he
two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa he." nu, So Po He." Chant 3x

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30 Na mwo 16 NAMO BHAGAVATE 16 NAMO BHAGAVATE "Bhagavan is not translated because of its multiple
"1. Comfortable, 2. Dazzling, 3. meanings -- Comfortable, dazzling, with wonderful,
Pe chye pe di (For Bhagavate [World Honored One], see Upright and adorned, 4. upright adornments, His renown pervades and
lines 30, 34, 39, 49, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86,
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see 93, 214, 230, 362, 364) Renowned, 5. Auspicious, 6. everywhere is auspicious. Honored and noble, both
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, "There are five kinds of terms Honored and noble." (Hua - VBS gods and humans gaze up at him with admiration."
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49,
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75, not translated. These are terms 9-1984) (Hua - VBS 5-1984)
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434], that: 1. Have many meanings. 2.
366, 418) "Give Praise to the Holy One! The
Have secret meanings. 3. Do not
exist in the countries of the Guardian Deva Rudra, Lord of the
translators. 4. Are honored. 5. Storms! And His Consort
Are found in the tradition of the Unmada!" (Shasta Abbey
ancients." (Hua - VBS 5-1984) Shurangama Translation, Line 14)

31 17 RUDRĀYA 17 RUDRAYA "The retinue of heavenly spirits and leisurely


Lu two la ye "I take refuge in the World "You shouldn't think that these immortals, Earth deities and their assemblies, offer
(For the Lu two la God Rudra
[Shiva], see lines 31, 225, 292, 414) Honored Rudra, the Wrathful spirits have a very low status. up their protection; Practitioners who with one mind
and Purifying One, companion Actually, they are manifestations cultivate the true meaning Are constantly guarded and
to Uma, the One Who Brings of the Buddhas. For example, the aided so they do not give rise to anger or greed."
True Peace." (Shasta Abbey: p. 59) earth spirit is actually a (Hua - VBS 6-1984)
transformation of Vairochana
Shiva / Rudra / Shankara is the Buddha of the Center
Vata principle of catabolism (Shakyamuni)." (Hua - VBS 12-
(sickness, old-age, and death). It 1984)
is the "destroyer" aspect of
"G.O.D." (Generator- Operator- "The Guardian Deva Rudra, Lord
Destroyer, Brahma-Vishnu- of the Storms!" (Shasta Abbey
Shiva, Kapha-Pitta-Vata, Shurangama Translation, Line 14)
Anabolism-Metabolism-
Catabolism)
32 Wu mwo Bwo di 18 UMĀ PATĪ 18 UMAPATĪ "Most victorious, violent, and rapid, great wind spirit
(For the Wu mwo Bwo di "You shouldn't think that these "The wind spirit is a -- Toppling houses, uprooting trees, he is quite
[Umapati], also called Lau dan li spirits have a very low status. manifestation of the Buddha fearsome. Even the third dhyana dreads this disaster.
[Raudriye] Goddess Uma [Shiva's
Consort], see lines 32, 425) Actually, they are manifestations Jeweled Accomplishment of the With feelings of anger and hatred one does oneself
of the Buddhas." North (Amoghasiddhi in." (Hua - VBS 7-1984)
(Hua - VBS 12-1984) Buddha)." (Hua - VBS 12-1984)
This line is allied with line 54 Na mwo Chye she Jyu
"And His Consort Unmada!" la ye (Namo Garja Kulaya -- Karma Division of the
(Shasta Abbey Shurangama North of Jeweled Accomplishment Buddha --
Translation, Line 14) Amoghasiddhi Buddha and Earth Store Bodhisattva),
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

line 108 Ning jye li and line, 169 Pe jye la dwo nwo,
and line 184 Jye na.

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33 Swo syi ye ye 19 SAHEYĀYA 19 SAHEYĀYA "A blazing fire rages, its heat is hard to bear. When
"You shouldn't think that these this disaster hits, seven suns appear. The mountains
spirits have a very low status. wither, the seas dry up, no living thing remains. In
Actually, they are manifestations of becoming, dwelling, decaying, and going void, our
the Buddhas. The fire spirit is a karma is vast and boundless." (Hua - VBS 8-1984)
manifestation of Amitabha
Buddha of the West (Buddha of
Limitless Life; also called
Amitayus -- Buddha of Infinite
Life)." (Hua - VBS 12-1984)

34 Na mwo 20 NAMO BHAGAVATE 20 NAMO BHAGAVATE "Take refuge with the World Honored One, the
"When a thought moves, a hundred "When your mind stops and your Bhagavan And the inexhaustible Dharma jewels that
Pe chye pe di things happen. When thinking thinking ends, that is true wealth are wondrously deep and still, Are with the worthy
stops, the myriad things cease." and honor. When selfish desires sages of the ten directions who all assemble together
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge],
see lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, (Hua - VBS 9-1984) cease to be, that is the true field of To bow with one mind to the god among gods." (Hua
18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, blessings." (Hua - VBS 9-1984) - VBS 9-1984)
39, 48, 49, 51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60,
61, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 92, 96, "When you reach the point of not
[187, 232, 363, 434], 366, 418) seeking, then you have no worries."
(For Bhagavate [World Honored
One], see lines 30, 34, 39, 49,
(Hua - VBS 9-1984)
55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 93,
214, 230, 362, 364)
35 Nwo la ye 21 NĀRĀYAM 21 NARAYANAYA "Ruling aquatic creatures, he dwells in the dragon
(For Nwo la ye [Narayanaya], "I take refuge in the World Honored "You shouldn't think that these palace. In the vast expansive ocean, he rides the
see lines 35-36, 297) Naray±na of the five great mudra spirits have a very low status. surging waves. He moistens and irrigates the myriad
seals, along with His guardians." Actually, they are manifestations of things, Or roars in breakers, torrential swells, and
(Shasta Abbey: p. 60) the Buddhas. The water spirit is a inundating floods." (Hua - VBS 10-1984)
manifestation of Akshobhya
"Since these spirits are actually Buddha of the East (Bhaisajya
manifestations of the Buddhas, we Guru -- Medicine Master Buddha)."
people should not look down on (Hua - VBS 12-1984)
them or assume a condescending
attitude. It's for this reason that we "Give Praise to the Holy One! The
who study the Buddhadharma Immensely Strong Nara, whose
should bow to all these spirits." utterances are Great, Perfect and
(Hua - VBS 12-1984) Illuminating! Give Praise to this
Completely Compassionate One!"
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Vishnu / Narayana / Krishna / (Shasta Abbey Shurangama


Dhanvantari is the Pitta metabolic Translation, Line 15)
principle of metabolism
(sustenance, perpetuation). It is the
"operator" aspect of "G.O.D."
(Generator- Operator-Destroyer,
Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva, Kapha-Pitta-
Vata, Anabolism-Metabolism-
Catabolism)
36 Na ye 21 NĀYA 21 "You shouldn't think that these "Without shape, without appearance is Shunyata.
"The Great Thousand Worlds in spirits have a very low status. One looks but does not see it, nor can it be heard.
number like grains of sand Are but a Actually, they are manifestations of Creation, dwelling, decay, emptiness -- each take
bubble on the sea. The union of the the Buddhas. The spirit of twenty kalpas. But through it all in Vajra Samadhi, It
Six Creative and Receptive Is but a emptiness is a manifestation of has not moved an inch." (Hua - VBS 11-1984)
lightening flash across the sky." Production of Jewels Buddha of
(Hua - VBS 12-1984) the South (Ratnasambhava
Buddha)." (Hua - VBS 12-1984)
37 Pan je mwo he 22 PAÑCA MAHĀ SAMMUDRA 22 PAMCA MAHĀ MUDRA "The great Music Festival is a fusion of wondrous
"The heavens rain down flowers in "Heaven and earth cannot be in sounds. The mutes burst out in song while the deaf
san mwo two la colorful profusion. In a light wind disharmony for even a day. People listen. Blind old-timers open their eyes to behold it
under a pure moon, the grasses and cannot be without the God of all, And the very earth, woods, tiles and stones are
trees are happy. In the torrential Happiness for even a day." (Hua - jubilant." (Hua - VBS 12-1984)
rain of a violent gale, the birds and VBS 12-1984)
beasts are mournful." (Hua - VBS
12-1984)

38 Na mwo syi jye 23 NAMAH SKRTĀYA 23 NAMO SKRTĀYA "In the cloud of light of the Ocean Impression
(For Syi jye li dwo ye [Skrtaya], see lines 38, 48) "All conditioned dharmas Samadhi Are reflected the myriad things in all their
li dwo ye (For Swo jye li two [Sukrta], see lines 17 & 418;
Do not confuse with lines 38 & 48 Syi jye li dwo ye Are like dreams, illusions, bubbles, magnitude. Like dreams, like illusions, like bubbles,
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge],
see lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17,
[Skrtaya]) and reflections, Like dewdrops, like a lightening flash -- exhaustively
18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, Like dewdrops and like lightning -- analyze them this way." (Hua - VBS 1-1985)
39, 48, 49, 51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60,
61, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 92, 96,
You should contemplate it this
[187, 232, 363, 434], 366, 418) way." -- The Vajra Diamond Sutra
(Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra
39 Na mwo 24 NAMO BHAGAVATE 24 NAMO BHAGAVATE "Devoid of falseness, possessing self-mastery, he is in
"I take refuge in the World the Great Samadhi. His dazzling torch of wisdom
Pe chye pe di Honored…" (Shasta Abbey: p. 60) illumines the Brahma palaces. Upright and adorned,
his awesome deportment covers three thousand
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge],
see lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17,
(For Bhagavate [World Honored One], see lines 30, realms, Lucky is he, and wish-fulfilling, like a never-
34, 39, 49, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 93, 214, 230,
18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38,
362, 364) aging pine." (Hua - VBS 2-1985)
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he
61, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 92, 96,
[187, 232, 363, 434], 366, 418)

40 Mwo he Jya la 25 MAHĀ KĀLĀYA 25 MAHĀ KĀLĀYA "The Great Brahma King is named Great
"Mahakala, Him of the Dark Compassion. He rescues and guards all beings in their
ye Realms, who put to flight the triply- Mahâkâla (tib.: Nag po chen po) return. With his four arms and three eyes he regards
(For Mwo he Jya la ye [the God
Maha Kalaya], see lines 40, 307, fortified cities of the haughty belongs to the Dharmapalas, the the deviant and the proper, rewarding the good,
416) asuras, the Confident One, along protectors of the Buddhism. punishing the evil, and protecting the revival of
with His host of Divine Mothers Dharma." (Hua - VBS 3-1985)
"Give Praise to the Mahakala is the wrathful deity that
who dwell within the burning
Holy One! The destroys mind chatter and brings
grounds of the dead." (Shasta Abbey:
Buddha Mahakala! He our minds back into attentive focus.
p. 60)
who crossed over in There are many different colors and
previous times! The forms of Mahakala, but he
Unfettered One! We recognized universally as one of the
give homage to this great protectors of the Dharma.
one of Untouched
Virtue and Furthermore he is one of the
Unsurpassed destructive aspects of Shiva in
Emancipation who Vedic Hinduism, time being seen as
wore the cast-off the destroyer of all things.
clothing of graveyards
and who was a This Thangka shows him as the
founder of our sect." protector with the Wish Fulfilling
(Shasta Abbey Gem. White in color like a snow
Shurangama mountain, radiating light. Who
Translation, Line 16) Source: Bremer Thangka, avaloki- pacifies the destitute and the
phauba-9a-Mahakala.jpg poverty stricken.

www2.bremen.de.info/Nepal/Gallery-
2/Wrathful/5-2/C-Maha-0a.htm

41 Di li bwo la na 26 TRIPURA NAGARA 26 TRIPURA NAGARA "The great courageous king of all-pervading light, His
"Di li bwo la na is also a Great The great courageous heavenly king wisdom regards what is not empty to reveal true
Brahma King. Di li translates as is the ancient Buddha Dipankara, permanence. Dipankara, the ancient Buddha, now
‗supreme courage.'" ‗Burning Lamp,' making a provisionally appears. He is skilled at gathering
(Hua - VBS 4-1985 magnanimous provisional together all those who are ready to enter the Dharma
appearance by means of his Hall." (Hua - VBS 4-1985)
"triply-fortified cities of the haughty spiritual transformations." (Hua -
asuras, …" (Shasta Abbey: p. 60) VBS 4-1985)
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

This statue shows the Buddha


Dipankara, a deity of Mahayana
Buddhism. He is the "Enlightener"
and one of the earliest of the many
assumed predecessors of Buddha
Shakyamuni added as the twenty-
fifth. He is said to have come from
Depavati, a mythological city. At
the moment of his birth there was a
miraculous manifestation of a large
number of bright lamps (Dipa),
hence he was named Dipankara.

Dipankara Buddha is believed to


have lived 100,000 years on earth.
He represented with his right hand
in Abhaya Mudra and left shows the
Varada. He is either sitting or
standing (like here) with the
monastic garment draped over the
left shoulder with pleated edges,
where as the lower garments is
pleated in a manner of flowering Manjushri Bodhisattva is, as explained in my
skirt. lectures on the Wonderful Dharma Lotus
Blossom Sutra, the spiritual grandfather of
Dipankara Buddha is very popular Shakyamuni Buddha. Sun Moon Lamp
in Nepal.
Brilliance Buddha, the last of twenty thousand
www2.bremen.de/info/ Buddhas, had eight sons, the last of whom was
Nepal/Statues/other/Dipankara.htm the Buddha Dipankara, "Burning Lamp,"
whose teacher was Dharma Master Wonderful
Light and who bestowed the prediction of
Buddhahood on Shakyamuni Buddha. The
Dharma Master, Wonderful Light, is now the
Bodhisattva Manjushri, who, consequently, is
the master of Burning Lamp Buddha. Since
Shakyamuni Buddha is the disciple of Burning
Lamp Buddha, the Bodhisattva Manjushri is
his spiritual grandfather and has greater
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seniority. Nonetheless, when Shakyamuni


Buddha appeared in the world, Manjushri
Bodhisattva came to be his disciple. Just think,
for a moment, about the state of such a
Bodhisattva, devoid of high, low, up, down,
big, or little. As it says in the Diamond Sutra,
"This Dharma is level and there is no high or
low therein." Earth Store Sutra Commentary,
p. 43.

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

42 Chye la pi two la 27 VIDRAPANA _ "The asuras have the blessings of "Heavenly soldiers, heavenly generals, and
the heavens but they don't have courageous armies, Sweep clean demonic teams and
"Why is there a need for the authority of the gods. That is quell weird energies. The Dharma Realm becomes
heavenly soldiers and generals in why they are always making war calm and pure: their merit and virtue is great, As they
the heavens? It is because there on the Lord of Heaven, also protect the proper." (Hua - VBS 5-1985)
are asuras in the heavens and known as the Jade Emperor. The
also heavenly demons and those Lord and his generals and troops
of externalists ways." (Hua - subdue heavenly bandits and
VBS 5-1985) watch over them." (Hua - VBS 5-
1985)
43 Bwo na Jya la ye 27 KĀLAYA "Jya la translates as ‗capable.' It "The heavenly monitors patrol the world in four shift.
refers to the capability to do the Observing goodness and bad violations, they are not
work of the meritorious officials biases. The year, month, day, and time are all
who work through four shifts. carefully accounted for. Cause, effect, and
Their work is to oversee the retributions are calculated down to the tip of a hair."
retributions for good and evil (Hua - VBS 6-1985)
performed by people of the
world." (Hua - VBS 6-1985)
44 E di mu di 28 ADHIMUKTO " Not Able to be Oppressed' and ‗Skilled at
(For E di mu jr dwo & E di mu di Consideration' In the Heaven of the Thirty-three
[Adhimukto], see lines 44 & 429) muster heroic awesomeness. Those who are unfilial
and rebellious within the four great continents, Can
hardly escape their evil retribution: they fall into the
turning wheel." (Hua - VBS 7-1985)
45 Shr mwo 29 KAÀ MA SĀNA NIVASINI "Jeweled Headdress and Flaming Tuft, great heavenly
spirit, Offers up the conduct of the ten good acts,
she nwo ni amassing virtue. Ghosts, immortals, and magical
beings gaze up and worship. When one actually does
one's practice cause and effect are true." (Hua - VBS
8-1985)
46 Pe syi ni "War results from quarrels over "Wherever they turn there is no enemy, they are
land and corpses fill the fields. called the Victorious Army. Those who surrender
War arises from conflicts over without a fight throw down weapons and armor. By
cities, and corpses fill the streets. using virtue to cause people to submit, calamities and
The earth is made to eat the flesh disasters are eliminated. Their very reputation
of people. Such offenses cannot scatters the troops, their protection brings peace and
be expiated by death." (Hua - tranquility." (Hua - VBS 9-1985)
VBS 9-1985)

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

47 Mwo dan 30 MĀTRGANA "You do not maintain your honor "Cloud Youth and Wood Mother drive and ride the
"…along with His host of Divine and integrity. You do not know wind. Lightening flashes and thunder claps awaken
li Chye na Mothers who dwell within the how to be cautious at all times." the blind and deaf. The myriad things mutually
burning grounds of the dead." (Hua - VBS 10-1985) interact, basically there is nothing. The true and
(For Mwo dan li jya na [Matragana] (Shasta Abbey: p. 60) mundane interchangeably function, in the original
see lines 47, 308, 417)
perfect penetration." (Hua - VBS 10-1985)
"The myriad things are mutually
created and do not harm one
another. The Way is cyclical
and yet does not contradict itself.
The four seasons take their
course and the myriad things
come into being. Such is the way
of heaven!" (Hua - VBS 10-
1985)
48 Na mwo 31 NAMAH SKRTĀYA "If you respect other people, other "The nature and appearance of the worshiper and the
people will respect you. If you worshipped are empty; The response and the Way
syi jye li dwo ye (For Syi jye li dwo ye [Skrtaya], see lines 38,
48) are polite to other people, they intertwine in silent penetration. With the heavenly
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21,
(For Swo jye li two [Sukrta], see lines 17 & will always be polite to you." assemblies in provisional and actual manifestation, I
418; Do not confuse with lines 38 & 48 Syi jye
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49,
li dwo ye [Skrtaya]) (Hua - VBS 11-1985) now take refuge forever without end." (Hua - VBS
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75,
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434],
11-1985)
366, 418)
Mantra for Patching Flaws I Now Universally
55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye in the Recitation: Na mo he
GREAT MEMORY: "For
Transfer the Merit and
la da na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la Virtue of this Shurangama
much learning and
qie la, Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la Mantra Memorization and
extensive study, use the
mo la, Hu la, Hong, He he Su
Jeweled Sutra Hasta Recitation to All Beings to
Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi da na (Sudhana), Hong, Po
mo nu, So Po He." Chant 3x
realize
two ye. Swo pe he. Mwo
Anuttarasamyaksambodhi
he syi two ye. Swo pe he.
Nan. E he la. Sa la wa
ni. Ni ye two la. Bu ni
di. Sa wa he."

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49 Na mwo 32 NAMO BHAGAVATE "From the Tushita heaven he descends to earth


and enters his mother's womb. Leaving the
Pe chye pe di (For Bhagavate [World Honored One], see lines 30, 34, 39, home-life, he accomplishes the Way: this
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], 49, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 93, 214, 230, 362, 364)
see lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, came from bitter cultivation. Extensively
18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, turning the Dharma wheel, he saves the living
48, 49, 51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61,
65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 92, 96, [187,
masses. Through Unsurpassed Bodhi the
232, 363, 434], 366, 418) Proper Dharma is revealed." (Hua - VBS 12-
1985)
50 Dwo two chye 33 TATHĀGATA KULĀYA In modern Sanskrit, "kula" or "In the Central Buddha-division is
"kulaya" means "retinue" or "family" Vairochana, the Honored One. The
dwo Jyu la or "division." Tathagata's lineage transforms the multitudes.
"The center belongs to the earth which can
ye produce the myriad things. So we see that Universally cultivate the ten thousand
(For Dwo two chye dwo ye
the Buddhas also accord with the five "Jyu la ye refers to the lineage of the conducts and all the paramitas. There is no
[Tathagataya], see lines 50, 59,
62, 67, 74, 78, 83, 88, 94) elements. The center, the Buddha Thus Come One. The lineage of the self in all dharmas: certify to perfect
Division, relates to the element earth. The Thus Come One is the faithful penetration." (Hua - VBS 1-1986)
earth can give rise to the myriad things; disciples of the Buddha."
the earth returns to the four seasons." This line is allied with line 104: Chr two ni
(Hua - VBS 1-1986) "Vairochana is a Sanskrit and line 170 of Vairochana.
it word which translates as
"Give Praise to the Holy One! The Nobly ‗Pervading All Places,' and refers to
Descended Tathagata!" (Shasta Abbey the pure Dharma body of the
Shurangama Translation, Line 18) Buddha."

"Everything is perfectly fused and


unobstructed." (Hua - VBS 1-1986)

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51 Na mwo 34 NAMO PADMA KULĀYA "In the West is Amitabha on a jeweled lotus
flower, Waiting for living beings to quickly
Be tou mwo return home. Single-mindedly hold his name
Jyu la ye and never, ever retreat. Myriads of millions of
countries are then reached within a kshana."
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], (Hua - VBS 2-1986)
see lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17,
18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39,
48, 49, 51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, This line is allied with line 105: E Jya la.
65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 92, 96, [187,
232, 363, 434], 366, 418)
(For padma [lotus] see 51, 148) "Give Praise to the Nobly Descended Red
Lotus!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama
In modern Sanskrit, Translation, Line 19)
"padma" means
"lotus."

52 Na mwo 35 NAMO VAJRA KULĀYA "All that has marks is empty and "Akshobhya Buddha is the host of the Vajra
false. To see all marks as no marks Division. When his great yaksha generals
Ba she la (For Ba she la [Vajra], see lines 52, 146, 149, 152, 161, 162, is to see the Thus Come One." (Hua each go out on patrol, The heavenly demons
Jyu la ye 164, 175, 177, 354, 408, 414, 549, 552) - VBS 3-1986) and their retinues flee, And the ox ghosts and
horse spirits stampede." (Hua - VBS 3-1986)
"Give Praise to the Nobly Descended
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge],
Medicine Master Buddha Sutra
see lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, Diamond-Thunderbolt!" (Shasta Abbey
18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, continued: "These twelve great This line is allied with line 106: Mi li ju.
Shurangama Translation, Line 20)
48, 49, 51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, Yaksha generals, each with a retinue
65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 92, 96, [187,
232, 363, 434], 366, 418) of seven thousand yakshas, raised Medicine Master Buddha Sutra continued: "In
In modern Sanskrit, "vajra" means
their voices and simultaneously whatever cities, villages, countries, or
"diamond."
saluted the Buddha saying, "World secluded forests this sutra circulates, or
Honored One. Today, relying upon wherever people receive and maintain the
From the Medicine Master Buddha Sutra:
the Buddha's awesome power, we name of Medicine Master Vaidurya Light
"At that time, twelve great Yaksha (ghost)
are able to hear the name of the Tathagata, and revere and make offerings to
generals in the assembly came forth. They
World Honored One, Medicine him, we, together with our retinues, will guard
were: General Kumbhira, General Vajra,
Master Vaidurya Light Tathagata! and protect them, deliver them from all
General Mihira, General Andira, General
As a result, we have no further fear distress and fulfill all their wishes. If there are
Majira, General Shandira, General Indra,
of the evil destinies. All of us are of illnesses or difficulties a person wishes to get
General Pajra, General Makura, General
one mind to take refuge with the rid of, he should also read or recite this
Sindura, General Chatura, and General
Triple Jewel to the end of our lives. venerated sutra and tie a five-colored skein
Vikarala.
We vow to support all living beings into knots, forming the letters of our names.
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

and do what is moral and beneficial He should untie the knots when his wishes
to them, so that they may live in have been fulfilled.""
peace and happiness."

53 Na mwo 36 NAMO MANI KULĀYA In modern Sanskrit, "mani" means "The Buddha Jeweled Birth, is Lord of the
"gem" or "jewel". Mani Division, Replete with his retinue of
Mwo ni Space-Bodhisattvas. The south is the region
"Give Praise to the Nobly Descended
Jyu la ye Great Jewel!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama
of Fire, Its fire blazes with red light,
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], illuminating the North and South." (Hua -
see lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, Translation, Line 21)
18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39,
VBS 4-1986)
48, 49, 51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61,
65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 92, 96, [187, This line is allied with line 105: Bwo li dan la
232, 363, 434], 366, 418)
ye.
54 Na mwo 37 NAMO GARJA KULĀYA "Chye She means ‗karma.' It means "Working for the Dharma, getting things done,
‗doing Dharma,' or ‗getting things in the Karma Division, The members of Earth
Chye she done.' In the Northern Division, Store's clan are many. Karmic retribution, for
"This is the Karma Division in the north,
Jyu la ye where the Buddha Amoghasiddhi is host." Earth Store Bodhisattva leads a great good or evil, is never off by a hair, For iron-
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge],
(Hua - VBS 5-1986) number of ghosts and spirits in his faced and unselfish is the Old King Yama."
see lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17,
18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39,
retinue." (Hua - VBS 5-1986) (Hua - VBS 5-1986)
48, 49, 51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61,
65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 92, 96, [187,
"Give Praise to the Nobly Descended
Great Elephant!" (Shasta Abbey In modern Sanskrit, "garja" means This line is allied with line 32 Wu mwo Bwo di
232, 363, 434], 366, 418)
Shurangama Translation, Line 22) "elephant." [Umapati], line 108 Ning jye li and line, 169
Pe jye la dwo nwo, and line 184 Jye na.
55 Na mwo 38 NAMO BHAGAVATE "The Great Honored Master of right, equal,
proper Enlightenment, Leads sentient beings
Pe chye pe di (For Bhagavate [World Honored One], see lines 30, 34, 39, into the Lotus Pool. They behold Amitabha,
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], 49, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 93, 214, 230, 362, 364)
see lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, Avalokiteshvara and Mahasthamaprapta Great
18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, "Give Praise to the Holy One!" (Shasta Strength lends a hand to hurry them along."
48, 49, 51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61,
65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 92, 96, [187, Abbey Shurangama Translation, Line 22) (Hua - VBS 6-1986)
232, 363, 434], 366, 418)

56 39 DRDHA "Li cha means ‗solid.' These are the "With a solid, non-retreating Bodhi Heart,
Di li cha heavenly storm troopers. They carry One is courageous and vigorous -- true and yet
"Di li cha means ‗the solid' Bodhi heart. It heavenly Dharma staffs that are very true again. Sprouts grow up and ascend the
also means ‗growing up,' that is, the Bodhi adorned. They are courageous other shore. Dirt, bricks, tiles, and stones turn
heart grows up." (Hua - VBS 7-1986) generals who protect the Dharma." to yellow gold." (Hua - VBS 7-1986)
(Hua - VBS 7-1986)
57 Shu la syi na 39 ÀURASENA "This phrase of the mantra also "Destroying the network of demons,
means ‗good eyes,' or ‗subtle eyes,' conquering demon troops, Striking fear in the
"Shu la syi na means ‗destroying the and simply means not looking upon hearts of the ugly ones. Awesome virtue
demon armies. The asuras are the faults of other living beings. conquers the hordes of heavenly thieves.
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

conquered." (Hua - VBS 8-1986) Instead one sees all living beings as With good eyes and wonderful vision, one
having the Buddha nature and as beholds the past and the present." (Hua - VBS
"The Sovereign Lord Sulasana" able to become Buddhas. That's the 8-1986)
(Shurasena), "who was beyond being best way to look upon living beings -
possessed by Joy, this Tathagata!" (Shasta - seeing them all equally." (Hua - VBS 8-
1986)
Abbey Shurangama Translation, Line 23)
58 Bwo la he la na 40 PRAHARANA RĀJĀYA Like Medicine Buddha Mantra "he "As-you-will, free and easy, and invincible;
la she ye" (King) Content, yet with the fierce roar of the Lion
La she ye "Bwo la means ‗as-you-will,' ‗free and King. The adornment of the woven garland
(For la she ye [rajaya] see lines
58, 73, 77, 87, 247, 400, 415) easy,' and also means ‗invincible.' ‗He la emits a rare and subtle fragrance. One who
means ‗lion.' It also means ‗weaving a can keep the precious precepts will awaken to
garland.' Na la means ‗able to uphold.' true permanence." (Hua - VBS 9-1986)
She ye means ‗victorious.'. (Hua - VBS 9-
1986)
59 Dwo two chye 41 TATHĀGATĀYA "The Thus Come One's transformations are
subtle, beyond compare. Speaking Dharma,
dwo ye expounding sutras, he saves the confused and
(For Dwo two chye dwo ye
[Tathagataya], see lines 50, 59, muddled. All who believe, accept, and
62, 67, 74, 78, 83, 88, 94) reverently practice, separate from suffering.
Mindful of the Buddha and maintaining
mantras, they see the Enlightened King."
(Hua - VBS 10-1986)
60 Na mwo 42 NAMO BAGHAVATE "Honored One of supreme, right, equal, proper
Enlightenment, The Thus Come One Worthy
Pe chye pe di "Give Praise to the Holy One!" (Shasta of Offering of Gods and Humans, One of
(For Bhagavate [World Honored
One], see lines 30, 34, 39, 49, 55, Abbey Shurangama Translation, Line 25) Clarity in Conduct, Well Gone One Who
60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 93, 214, Understands the World. Resolutely, we return
230, 362, 364)
our lives and reverently worship him." (Hua -
VBS 11-1986)

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

61 Na mwo 43 NAMO AMITĀBHĀYA "We take refuge and submit to the One of
Limitless Awakening in the West, Who has all
E mi dwo pe ye "Give Praise to Amitabha! The Well the fine marks, wisdom, and light. Proper and
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge],
see lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, Come One! The Blessed One! The One Dependent Retribution Worlds both adorned
18, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, with Perfect Universal Knowledge! " and pure, Are filled with who-knows-how-
48, 49, 51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61,
65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 92, 96, [187,
(Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation, many Sages and Worthies." (Hua - VBS 12-
232, 363, 434], 366, 418) Line 25) 1986)

62 Dwo two 44 TATHĀGATĀYA "Bowing to all the Thus Come One's


followers, With One heart, we revere the
chye dwo ye Great Heroes! We only pray that they will
(For Dwo two chye dwo ye
[Tathagataya], see lines 50, 59, compassionately pity and receive us, And
62, 67, 74, 78, 83, 88, 94) always act as our good luck charm." (Hua -
VBS 1-1987)
63 E la he di 45 ARHATE "Responsive and true, royalty among all living
(For E lwo han [Arhat] see lines beings, Born into an honored family when
3, 63, 68, 79, 84, 89 and 15, 344) past conditions are ripened, They help the
Buddha propagate and disseminate the Proper
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Dharma, And lead the dull and deluded to


escape the three destinies." (Hua - VBS 2-
1987)

64 San myau san pu 46 SAMYAKSAMBUDDHĀYA "We return our lives to the Assembly of Worthy
Sages of Proper Enlightenment, Who rescue those in
two ye the Triple Realm, and who are Worthy of Offerings.
We wish that all sentients will leaving suffering. The
heavenly demons are terrified, and even the earth
quakes!" (Hua - VBS 3-1987)
65 Na mwo 47 NAMO BHAGAVATE "The compassionate father of living beings in the nine
realms, Greatly Enlightened Honored One of the ten
Pe chye pe di (For Bhagavate [World Honored One], see lines direction worlds: Those who see his visage or hear his
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see 30, 34, 39, 49, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 93,
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 214, 230, 362, 364) name will be saved. The minute and dull organisms
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49, with sentience take him as their place of reliance."
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75, "Give Praise to the Holy One!" (Hua - VBS 4-1987)
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434],
366, 418) (Shasta Abbey Shurangama
Translation, Line 26)

66 E chu pi ye 48 AKSOBHYĀ 48 AKSOBHYA "In the east is the One of Unmoving Happy Light.
The fierce Vajra protectors subdue heavenly demons.
"The Unmoved Buddha With the two doors of suppressing and gathering in,
Aksobhya! The Well Come One! he transforms the multitudes. According and
The Blessed One! The One with opposing, the two interfunction in an indescribably
Perfect Universal Knowledge!" wonderful way." (Hua - VBS 5-1987)
(Shasta Abbey Shurangama
Translation, Line 26)

67 Dwo two 49 TATHĀGATĀYA "In bowing to and revering the Buddha, one must be
sincere. The response and the Way intertwine in
Chye dwo ye silent penetration. Be vigorous for the Dharma, and
(For Dwo two chye dwo ye
[Tathagataya], see lines 50, 59, 62, forever non-retreating, Then you will see the Thus
67, 74, 78, 83, 88, 94) Come One, in person or in a dream." (Hua - VBS 6-
1987)
68 E la he di 50 ARHATE "Although the person is in the "We bow to those truly worthy, of the kingly lineage.
(For E lwo han [Arhat] see lines 3, dust, His mind has transcended With dedicated mind we revere them, awaiting
63, 68, 79, 84, 89 and 15, 344) the dust. Planting flowers in a conditions to ripen. Merit perfected and fruition full
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

well, They do not get tarnished by accomplishes the Great Way. Abiding with the
the dust." (Hua - VBS 7-1987) Buddha in same room, one certifies to Thus
Suchness." (Hua - VBS 7-1987)
69 San myau 51 SAMYAKSAMBUDDHĀYA "I offer my life to the One of Proper Enlightenment,
the God among gods, To the sages and worthies of
San pu two ye empty space and the Dharma Realm. I wish that you
will let fall your compassion and mercifully gather
me in, And guard the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
for millions of years." (Hua - VBS 8-1987)
70 Na mwo 52 NAMO BHAGAVATE "All the Thus Come Ones of the ten directions and
three periods of time, In their basic substance share
Pe chye pe di "Give Praise to the Holy One!" the same identical Dharma Body. Not increasing or
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, (Shasta Abbey Shurangama decreasing, neither defiled nor pure, They forever act
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49, Translation, Line 27) as great bright lamps for living beings." (Hua - VBS
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75,
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434],
9-1987)
366, 418)
(For Bhagavate [World Honored One], see lines
30, 34, 39, 49, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 93,
214, 230, 362, 364)
71 Bi sha she ye 53 BHAISAIJYA "Medicine Master Crystal Light in the east, Takes all
(For Pe she she [visha - poison] see those with conditions to the other side. Increasing
lines 132, 237, 514 -- do not confuse "The Lapis Lazuli Radiating blessings, eradicating disasters, and lengthening life.
with Bi she she [Bhaisajya] in line
71) Medicine Teaching Buddha When you say his name or bow reverently, you see
Bhaisajya Tathagata!" (Shasta the Dharma King." (Hua - VBS 10-1987)
Abbey Shurangama Translation,
Line 27)

72 Jyu lu 53 GURU VAIDŪRYA In the Medicine Buddha Mantra, "Medicine Master Thus Come One has a blue-colored
this line is pronounced as "Jyu lu light, And is perfectly adorned with all fine marks.
Fei ju li ye bi liu li" Appearing in lands like motes of dust to gather in
creatures of all kinds, Only hoping that they will
hurry up and give rise to Bodhi." (Hua - VBS 11-
1987)
73 Bwo la pe 54 PRABHA RĀJĀYA "Great indeed is Prajna, the light of wisdom! It
shines throughout the Dharma Realm as the King of
La she ye the Nature. Unmoving in the Bodhimanda, one
(For Bwo la pe [Prabha -- radiance
light], see lines 73, 175, 181, 368) contemplates at ease, As the bliss of still extinction is
(For la she ye [rajaya] see lines 58, inevitably revealed." (Hua - VBS 12-1987)
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he
73, 77, 87, 247, 400, 415)
74 Dwo two 55 TATHĀGATĀYA "Praising the Thus Come Ones, and revering their
disciples, One vastly cultivate offerings everywhere
Chye dwo ye in lands like motes of dust. Repenting of karmic
(For Dwo two chye dwo ye
[Tathagataya], see lines 50, 59, 62, obstacles and ever vigorous, One rejoices in merit
67, 74, 78, 83, 88, 94) and virtue, being even more diligent yet." (Hua -
VBS 1-1988)
75 Na mwo 56 NAMO BHAGAVATE "Replete with all wisdom and perfect enlightenment,
Extending their vast, long tongues to break through
Pe chye pe di "Give Praise to the Holy One!" confusion and distortion, They speak sincere and
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, (Shasta Abbey Shurangama actual words to awaken the deaf and blind. But, hw
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49, Translation, Line 28) many can offer up their conduct in accord with the
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75,
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434],
teachings." (Hua - VBS 2-1988)
366, 418) (For Bhagavate [World Honored One], see lines
30, 34, 39, 49, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 93,
214, 230, 362, 364)
76 57 SAMPUGHĪTĀ "Supreme light pervades everywhere, From the
San bu shr bi summit of existence to the pit of nowhere. The itty-
dwo bitty creatures all get saved, And bring forth the
Bodhi heart to build the Bodhimanda." (Hua - VBS 3-
1988)
77 Sa lyan nai la 58 SĀLENDRA RĀJĀYA "Sala is a Sanskrit word which "‗Namo Sala Tree King Buddha'; One is solid and
means solid. It means that no finely attuned to establishing merit and virtue. On the
La she ye "The Completely Empty Teacher amount of troubles can disturb day when the Six Perfections and Ten Thousand
(For la she ye [rajaya] see lines 58,
73, 77, 87, 247, 400, 415) of Caution who takes pity on you. A thousand demons won't Conducts are complete, You can cause the dead to
those in Hell! The Well Come change you, and ten thousand return to life." (Hua - VBS 4-1988)
One! The Blessed One! The One demons won't make you retreat."
with Perfect Universal (Hua - VBS 4-1988)
Knowledge!" (Shasta Abbey
Shurangama Translation, Line
28)

78 Dwo two chye 59 TATHĀGATĀYA "Sincere, earnest, true in every thought, We bow to
all Thus Come One's disciples, Turning to one, not
dwo ye two, seeking to enter with depth, And perfectly
(For Dwo two chye dwo ye
[Tathagataya], see lines 50, 59, 62, realize the Way of Enlightenment, by manifesting the
67, 74, 78, 83, 88, 94) Dharma Body." (Hua - VBS 5-1988)

79 E la he di 60 ARHATE "Sincere, sincerer, and sincerest! Reverent, more


(For E lwo han [Arhat] see lines 3, reverent, and more reverent still. We bow to all
63, 68, 79, 84, 89 and 15, 344) those worthy and true In the family of living beings,
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

And are born from a lotus in ultimate bliss." (Hua -


VBS 6-1988)
80 San myau san pu 61 SAMYAKSAMBUDDHĀYA "Returning one's life to the Buddhas, World Honored
Ones of proper enlightenment, The compassionate
two ye and great awesome spirit of the Triple Jewel. You
should revere all worthy sages! With perfect merit
and virtue, you'll certify to the wisdom-connection."
(Hua - VBS 7-1988)
81 Na mwo 62 NAMO BHAGAVATE "Bhagavan has six meaning and so it is not
translated. The wonderful enlightenment of the Thus
Pe chye pe di "Give Praise to the Holy Ones!" Come One pervades the three thousand worlds. Free
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, (Shasta Abbey Shurangama and at ease and auspicious he roams though the
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49, Translation, Line 29) Dharma Realm. If one sees his form or hears his
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75,
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434],
name one will ultimately transcend the common lot."
366, 418) (Hua -- VBS 8-1988)
(For Bhagavate [World Honored One], see lines
30, 34, 39, 49, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 93,
214, 230, 362, 364)
82 She ji ye mu nwo 63 ÀAKYĀMUNAYE "In a forest of ten thousand trees there is bound to be
a Big Grove. The foliage of the beam-trees lends
ye shade to the clustered gems. Good wood can support
a big building, But useless timber and thorns are only
fit for the fire." (Hua - VBS 9-1988)
83 Dwo two chye 64 TATHĀGATĀYA "Seeing the Buddha, Revere the Sangha, and nourish
the root of faith. Venerating the disciples, one repays
dwo ye the teacher's kindness. Filiality is the basis of
(For Dwo two chye dwo ye
[Tathagataya], see lines 50, 59, 62, establishing virtue. A good cause brings a fine fruit,
67, 74, 78, 83, 88, 94) and the Way arises of itself." (Hua - VBS 10-1988)
84 E la he di 65 ARHATE "The Heavenly Eye penetrates "Born into noble station, the family of the Dharma
(For E lwo han [Arhat] see lines 3, 1. The pure Dharma Body without obstruction. The Flesh King, With three bodies and four wisdoms and
63, 68, 79, 84, 89 and 15, 344) Vairochana Buddha. Eye sees obstructions and doesn't wonderful observation, One has five eyes, the six
"1. The Wonderful 2. The perfect Reward Body penetrate. The Dharma Eye penetrations and success in all one does. The Great
Observing Wisdom. Nishyanda Buddha. 3. The contemplates the common. The Perfect Mirror shines and equality is reached." (Hua -
2. The Perfecting myriad Transformation bodies of Wisdom Eye understands true VBS 11-1988) "The Six Penetrations are the
Wisdom. 3. The Great Shakyamuni Buddha. emptiness. It illuminates the one Heavenly Eye, the Heavenly Ear, the knowledge of
Perfect Mirror Wisdom. (Hua VBS 11-1988) substance underlying all others' thoughts, the knowledge of past lives, the
4. The Equality Nature diversity." (Hua VBS 11-1988) penetration of the extinction of outflows, and the
Wisdom." (Hua VBS 11- penetration of the complete spirit." (Hua VBS 11-
1988) 1988)
85 San myau san pu 66 SAMYAKSAMBUDDHĀYA "One who meets the Bodhisattvas and Arhats of the
liberated Sangha, Is like a poor person who finds
two ye jewels or one who comes upon a lamp in the dark.
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

The lead living creatures to gain enlightenment, And


escape forever the turning wheel and the pit of desire
and love." (Hua - VBS 12-1988)
86 Na mwo 67 NAMO BHAGAVATE "Wisdom light shines on the world; Spiritual powers
and transformations awaken the stupid and dull.
Pe chye pe di "Give Praise to the Holy Ones!" Diligently we cultivate the Paramitas, And certify to
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, (Shasta Abbey Shurangama the great enlightenment of the Bhagavan." (Hua -
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49, Translation, Line 29) VBS 1-1989)
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75,
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434],
366, 418)
(For Bhagavate [World Honored
One], see lines 30, 34, 39, 49, 55,
60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 93, 214, 230,
362, 364)
87 Lan dan na Ji du 68 RATNA KETU RAJĀYA "Jeweled Light, Jeweled Banner, Jewel Accumulation
Buddha; Jeweled Victory Thus Come One skillfully
La she ye "Ratnaketuraja! The Two subdues the demons. Al the King's hosts can do
(For la she ye [rajaya] see lines 58,
73, 77, 87, 247, 400, 415) Thousand Precious Buddhas of battle; The side-doors and left-handed ways are
the Future! The Well Come chastened and gathered in." (Hua - VBS 2-1989)
Ones! The Blessed Ones! The
Ones with Perfect Universal
Knowledge!" (Shasta Abbey
Shurangama Translation, Line
29)

88 Dwo two chye 69 TATHĀGATĀYA "The eternally dwelling Triple Jewel: the Buddha,
Dharma, and Sangha should be revered by all, single-
dwo ye mindedly and sincerely. The Thus Come One's
(For Dwo two chye dwo ye
[Tathagataya], see lines 50, 59, 62, disciples, the Arhats, are bright lamps in the dark and
67, 74, 78, 83, 88, 94) murky night." (Hua - VBS 3-1989)
89 E la he di 70 ARHATE "All activity is impermanent, "From nothing into something and back to nothing
(For E lwo han [Arhat] see lines 3, characterized by still extinction. again, The worthy and true manifest the map to
63, 68, 79, 84, 89 and 15, 344) When production and extinction ultimate bliss; Vastly cultivate offerings and always
are extinguished, still extinction is be vigorous, and bow to all the hosts of the King's
bliss." (Hua - VBS 4-1989) clan." (Hua - VBS 4-1989)
90 San myau san pu 71 SAMYAKSAMBUDDHĀYA "." (Hua - VBS 5-1989)
two ye

55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye Mantra for Patching Flaws in I Now Universally Transfer the
GREAT MEMORY: "For the Recitation: Na mo he la da Merit and Virtue of this
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he
much learning and na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la, Shurangama Mantra
extensive study, use the Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu Memorization and Recitation
Jeweled Sutra Hasta la, Hong, He he Su da na
Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two to All Beings to realize
(Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So Anuttarasamyaksambodhi
ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi
Po He." Chant 3x
two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E
he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye
two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa
he."

Disaster Eradicating
Section from Lines 91 to
Lines 109
91 Di pyau 72 EBHYO "If you don't have enough "The hook grabs the hosts of creepy demons, The
"I am explaining this Hooking virtuous practice, they won't bright light shines everywhere, bringing the dead
Dharma, but you can't just respect you. Not only will you back to life; Vairochana is the lord who anoints the
casually employ this Dharma. If fail to get a response, but you'll crown of one's head. The supreme Vajra Master is the
you can't control yourself, you invite disaster upon yourself. Buddha's transformation." (Hua - VBS 6-1989)
can't try to control the good These aren't things you can use as
spirits of the various divisions." you feel like it." (Hua - VBS 6- "Di pyau means ‗bright light shining everywhere.'"
(Hua - VBS 6-1989) 1989) (Hua - VBS 6-1989)
92 Na mwo 72 NAMAH SKRTV "With one heart return and worship, drawing closer in
the future. Have an audience with great sages in
Sa jye li dwo number like the Ganges' sands; Repay their kindness,
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, increase your blessings, eradicate offense karma.
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49, Return to the root and go back to the source; illumine
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75,
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434],
the past and present." (Hua - VBS 7-1989)
366, 418)
93 Yi tan 73 IMĀM BHAGAVATE "The incomparable Dharma Treasury: the emptiness
of self and dharmas. Comply with the great teaching
Pe chye pe dwo to transform all creatures. Clever expression of all
(For Bhagavate [World Honored
One], see lines 30, 34, 39, 49, 55, dharma breaks through three poisons; Auspicious and
60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 93, 214, 230, venerated are the doctrines of the sages." (Hua - VBS
362, 364)
8-1989)
94 Sa dan two 74 STATHĀGATOSNĪSĀM 74 STATHĀGATO SNISĀM "Reverently bow to the jeweled flower upon the Great
(For Sa dan two [statha], see lines 1, 5, 94, 191, Om Namo "Sutra of the Foremost Buddha's Summit, To the banners and canopies and to
Chye du and 215)
Shurangama at the Great the host of other adornments. Flying, swimming,
Shai ni shan Buddha's Summit Concerning the walking, growing creatures from wombs, moisture, or
(For Tathagata, see lines 50, 59, 62, Tathagata's Secret Cause of magic All enter the Lotus Land in the fields of ten
67, 74, 78, 83,88, 94)
(For Buddha Shai ni shan
Cultivation, His Certification to thousand Buddhas." (Hua - VBS 9-1989)
[Ushnisha], see lines 6, 94, 173, 192, the Complete Meaning and all
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he
216, 533) Bodhisattvas' Myriad Practices"

95 Sa dan dwo 75 SITĀTAPATRAM 75 STĀTAPATRAM Jeweled "There are jeweled parasols and flowered canopies of
Parasol Flower Canopy Vairochana Buddha. The Heart of All Mantras
Bwo da lan "This mantra, Sa dan dwo bwo "San dan dwo means ‗jeweled subdues the demon-hordes. Covered with ten
(For San dan dwo Bwo da lan, Sa
dan dwo Be di li, Sa dan dwo Bwo da lan, is the Heart of the parasol.' Bwo da lan means thousand virtues, one obtains independence, As,
da la, Syi dan dwo Bwo da la Mantra. It is the heart of this ‗flowered canopy.' These nurturing those with potentials, the Mahayana is
[Sitatapatram), see lines 95, 365,
370, 531)
section." (Hua - VBS 1-1990) parasols and canopies cover and proclaimed." (Hua - VBS 1-1990)
protect the ten thousand things, so
This section beginning with line 91 they all attain fulfillment and take
and ends with line 108. their places in the scheme of
things." (Hua - VBS 1-1990)
"When we are in danger, if we
give praise to these Highest
Ones, from their dim clouds the
World Honored Ones, the
Tathagatas of the Ten Million
Thrones, send down their
protective White Canopy of
Purity." (Shasta Abbey
Shurangama Translation, Line
30)

96 Na mwo 76 NAMO APARAJITAM "Help me quickly gain that "I bow to the holy worthies in the present assembly,
invincible, unconquerable, and Seeking their certification to the Great Way's source,
A pe la shr dan Astanga Samgraha Ci 2/155 incomparable fruition that makes Their aid and protection in the realization of samadhi,
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, one a ‗God among gods.' That And for quick attainment of the supremacy of the God
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49, refers to realizing Buddhahood." among gods." (Hua - VBS 2-1990)
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75,
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434],
(Hua - VBS 2-1990)
366, 418) "." (Hua - VBS -
1990)
97 Bwo la di 77 PRATYUNGĪRAM 77 PRATYUDGIRAM "Quickly step up to the other shore: you, me, and
(For Bwo la di Yang chi la or Bwo them! All living beings go to their true home, Return
la dyan or Bwo la ding yang Yi chi to the root, go back to the source, gain to the ultimate,
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he
li or Bwo la jang chi or Bwo lai and Then roam at ease with happiness that knows no
jang chi lan [Pratyungiram or
Pratyungire], see lines 97, 98, 217, boundaries." (Hua - VBS 3-1990)
412, 415, 534)
98 Yang chi la 77 YUNGĪRAM "When you blow the Dharma "Blow the great Dharma conch and beat the Dharma
conch, the hateful demons drum! Smash and subdue hateful demons; leave the
"This hateful energy may cause naturally lose their hatred. It isn't pain of sickness behind. Cause all living creatures to
you to run intro calamities or get that you force them to, either. ascend the other shore. Vajrapani Bodhisattva always
various kinds of weird illnesses. They just think it over and decide wields his Vajra pestle." (Hua - VBS 4-1990)
These occur because hateful to change from evil and go
demons create them." (Hua - towards the good." (Hua - VBS
VBS 4-1990) 4-1990)

Source: Bremer Thangka, Ava-Mdl14a-VajraPani.jpg

99 Sa la pe 78 SARVA SARVA "Representing the Buddha to proclaim and teach all


For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in creatures, All the secret hosts of magical spirits
Sanskrit], see 99, 109, 112; Sa pe Protect and uphold the proper Dharma so it long
(Sarva) [All in Sanskrit], see 7, 128,
202, 221, 277, 320, 385, 386, 387, dwells in the world. Maha Prajna enlightens all with
388, 389, 391, 392, 394, 395, 396, sentience." (Hua -- VBS 5-1990)
397, 398, 399, 403, 482, 502, 510.
100 Bwo dwo 78 BHŪTA GRAHA 78 BHŪTA GRAHA "With the root-line of the Great Vehicle, the Buddhas'
"Bwo dwo refers to ‗summit,' as "Great Body and Self-born are the Summit, One vastly saves conscious creatures so they
Jye la he in the Great Buddha's Summit. ghost king's names. Strong leave the bog of pain. Empty space may come to an
(For Bwo dwo Jye la he, [Bhuta
graha - ghost grasps], see 100, 255, Jye la he means ‗line,' or enough to move mountains, he's end, but one's vows have no end. Until all ascend the
456) ‗lineage.' ‗Root line' refers to as capable as Xiang Yu. With other shore of profound Prajna." (Hua - VBS 3-1990)
those with this disposition." miraculous spiritual powers, he

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

(Hua - VBS 6-1990) skillfully transforms. Sporting


multiple heads and multiple feet,
NOTE: Do not, confuse this line he displays awesome spirit." (See
Bwo dwo Jye la he (meaning the line 255, VBS 3-2003)
Buddha's crown chakra --
summit -- ushnisha) with the
same pronunciation on lines 255
and 456 which refer to "Ghost
Grasps."

101 Ni jye la he 79 NIGRAHĀ _ "Ni means ‗leader.'" (Hua - VBS "Leader of the Three Vehicles, directs us to True
7-1990) Suchness. As head of the assembly, he makes
Buddha-plans. Those with patience and vigor are in
the line to Sagehood. Perfecting non-retreat, their
fruition comes to ripen." (Hua - VBS 7-1990)
102 Jye jya la he ni 7 KARĪM "Those of Great Seed dispositions among the five
For Jye jya la he ni vehicles, Rank as leaders and transform the crowds of
[Karim], see 102; for sentient beings. Those with thought and those without
jye li [Karim], see 108, thought are all crossed over, Together entering the
121, 124, 127. Vairochana nature and certifying to non-production."
(Hua - VBS 5-1990: p. 12)
103 Ba la bi di ye 80 PARAVIDYĀ "For the sake of others, you "Prajna's wondrous wisdom is the fruit of Bodhi. In
(For Pi di ye, Pi two ye, Vidya "In investigating the Shurangama should have a mind of self- transformation cities do not stop; reach the treasure
[universally enlightening], see 23, Mantra, first of all, you have to sacrifice. Your thought should be trove. Contemplating and illuminating Real Mark,
103, 165, 198, 249, 278-358, 399,
404, 410, 537, 541) be unselfish. Nor should you one of universally crossing over one understands substance and function. Certifying
have the thought of self-benefit. all living beings. If you're able to to proper and equal enlightenment, there is lotus after
You should have an unselfish bring forth this type of mind, then lotus." (Hua - VBS 6-1990)
mind with great regard for public in your study of the Shurangama
benefit -- a straight and proper Mantra, you will quickly attain an "This section of the Mantra is primarily concerned
mind of impartiality." (Hua - accomplishment." (Hua - VBS 6- with the Dharma of Hooking and Summoning. It
VBS 6-1990) 1990) hooks and summons the heavenly demons and those
of outside ways, draws them to this Way-Place, and
"The straight mind is the tames and subdues them." (Hua - VBS 6-1990)
Bodhimanda." (Hua - VBS 6-
1990)

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

104 Chr two ni 80 CCHEDANA Lines 104 108 are the Five Hearts "Stopping other evil mantras and magic, rending the
"The next five lines of the and are most important to demons' nets; Casting out accidental death and
Mantra belong to the Five Great memorize and chant 5x BEFORE melting disasters and obstacles; Saving all from the
Mantra Hearts, the first of which eating ANY food or drink at any karma of hate and suffering; This pure light is even
is the Avalokiteshvara Great time. more luck still!" (Hua - VBS 7-1990)
Compassion Bodhisattva As-
You-Will Heart-Mantra." (Hua - This refers to the Tathagata This line is allied with line 49: Na mwo Pe chye pe di
VBS 7-1990) Kulaya and corresponds with line (Namo Bhagavate) and 50: Dwo two chye dwo Jyu
la ye (Tathagata Kulaya -- Buddha Division of the
Center of Shakyamuni -- Vairochana.) and line 170 of
Vairochana.
105 E jye la 81 AKĀLĀ "Line 105 is the second of the "Supreme is the great compassion of the heart-seal
(For e jya la, e jya la [akala], see Five Great Heart Mantras, the language. In the Western Lotus Division is a host of
lines 105, 242, 519) Untimely Supreme Compassion Heart- spirits. Add to that kindness, joy, giving, and
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Mantra. This refers to the secret renunciation (equanimity), And its ingenious
In the Medicine Master Here is the list of the 9 Kinds of Heart-Seal Dharma." (Hua - VBS wonderful function rivals the work of creation." (Hua
Buddha Sutra, it is said, Untimely Death from Medicine 8-1990) - VBS 8-1990)
"The Bodhisattva Who Master Buddha Sutra:
Rescues and Liberates This line is allied with line 51: Na mwo Be tou mwo
answered, "Greatly Virtuous Ananda asked, "What are the Some of them believe in worldly Jyu la ye (Namo Padma Kulaya -- Lotus Division of
One, did you not hear the nine kinds of untimely death?" deviant demons, or externalists and the West of Limitless Light Buddha -- Amitabha).
Tathagata say that there are goblin-like teachers who recklessly
nine kinds of untimely The Bodhisattva Who Rescues predict fortune or misfortune. After
deaths? That is why I and Liberates said, "There may hearing this kind of wild tale, such The second untimely death is to be executed by order
exhort you to make life- be living beings who fall sick. people become fearful and disturbed, of the federal law.
prolonging banners and Although the illness is not and they can no longer maintain a The third is, by indulging in hunting, frolicking, lust,
lamps and to cultivate all serious, yet there is no doctor, no proper frame of mind. They consult wine, and debauchery, one is waylaid by nonhumans
kinds of blessings and medicine, or no one to take care which rob him of his essence (ojas or jing-qi) and life-
divination or oracles, thus bringing
virtues. Because of this of them; or they meet a doctor breath (prana).
misfortunes upon themselves. In order
cultivation of blessings, one who prescribes the wrong The fourth is to be burned by fire.
to propitiate the spirits, they kill and
medicine. As a consequence,
will encounter no more sacrifice various kinds of creatures. The fifth is to be drowned by water.
they die an untimely death which
sufferings or adversities They call upon wang liang ghosts to The sixth is to be devoured by wild beasts.
could very well have been
through his entire life." protect them. Although they wish to The seventh is falling from a steep cliff.
avoided.
prolong this life, their efforts are to no The eighth is being destroyed by poison, voodoo, evil
avail. Being ignorant and confused, mantras, or the ghosts of flying corpses.
they believe in the deviant and hold The ninth is dying from hunger and thirst.
perverse views which lead them in the
end to an untimely death and rebirth These are the nine kinds of untimely deaths generally
in the hells, where it is difficult for spoken of by the Tathagata. There are also innumerable
them to get out. This is the first other kinds which cannot all be told here.
untimely death.

106 Mi li ju 81 MRTYU "Carrying mountains, brandishing pestles, pervading


(For mi li ju, mi li du [mrtyu], see empty space, The Vajras in the East subdue the
lines 106, 243, 520) Death demon troops. Eighty-for thousand of them
constantly protect And cause the practitioner to enter
the Great Center." (Hua - VBS 9-1990)

This line is allied with line 51: Na mwo Ba she la


Jyu la ye (Namo Vajra Kulaya -- Diamond Division
of the East of Medicine Master Buddha --
Akshobhya)
107 Bwo li dan la ye 82 PRAÀAMANA "The As-You-Will pearl is wonderful and
inconceivable. In the Southern Division of
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Transformation Birth, it bestows fearlessness. When


the Heart Mantra is received and upheld, things reveal
their original shape. Li Mei and Wang Liang ghosts
are drawn by its magnetic power." (Hua - VBS 10-
1990)

This line is allied with line 53: Na mwo Mwo ni Jyu


la ye (Namo Mani Kulaya -- Jewel Division of the
South of Jeweled Birth Buddha -- Ratnasambhava)
108 Ning jye li 82 KARĪM "Most supreme, Performing Dharma, the Vajra Heart,
For Jye jya la he ni Wheel-turning Honored One in the Northern
[Karim], see 102; for Accomplishment Division. Wisdom and proper
jye li [Karim], see 108, samadhi take precepts as their root. With great
121, 124, 127. enlightenment, one is revered by people and gods."
(Hua - VBS 11-1990)

This line is allied with line 32 Wu mwo Bwo di


[Umapati], line 54 Na mwo Chye she Jyu la ye
(Namo Garja Kulaya -- Karma Division of the North
of Jeweled Accomplishment Buddha --
Amoghasiddhi Buddha and Earth Store Bodhisattva),
169 Pe jye la dwo nwo, and line 184 Jye na.
109 Sa la pe 83 SARVA "Dispelling hatred, releasing resentment, one rejoices
For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in in harmony. Wars forever cease and things return to
Sanskrit], see 99, 109, 112; Sa pe peace. All bonds and fetters melt away. The Five
(Sarva) [All in Sanskrit], see 7, 128,
202, 221, 277, 320, 385, 386, 387, Great Heart Mantras are unfathomably wonderful."
388, 389, 391, 392, 394, 395, 396, (Hua - VBS 12-1990)
397, 398, 399, 403, 482, 502, 510.

Mantra for Patching Flaws in I Now Universally Transfer the


55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye the Recitation: Na mo he la da
GREAT MEMORY: "For Merit and Virtue of this
na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la,
much learning and Shurangama Mantra
extensive study, use the Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu
la, Hong, He he Su da na Memorization and Recitation
Jeweled Sutra Hasta
Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two (Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So to All Beings to realize
ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi Po He." Chant 3x Anuttarasamyaksambodhi
two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E
he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye
two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa
he."

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

110 Pan two nwo 83 BANDHANA "Tying up the boundaries, purifying the supreme
Bodhimanda, The Dharma Assembly is adorned in
the Buddha-Recitation Hall. We speak in praise of
the Superior wheel which forever turns, And the real
truth -- principle and doctrine -- which breaks through
the vast wilderness." (Hua - VBS 1-1991)
111 Mu cha ni 84 MUKSANA "Most supreme liberation is the Dharma Jewel,
Shining through the past, glorifying the present and
extremely rare. With it one transcends all suffering
and difficulty, Quickly certifies to Bodhi, and quits
being upside-down" (Hua - VBS 2-1991: p. 14)
112 Sa la pe 84 SARVA "It dispels suffering and danger, so one gains peace
For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in and joy. It wipes out heat and affliction, so one gains
Sanskrit], see 99, 109, 112; Sa pe clarity and calm. Mantras, spells, poisonous venom,
(Sarva) [All in Sanskrit], see 7, 128,
202, 221, 277, 320, 385, 386, 387, and all deviant magic -- All of this cannot harm one's
388, 389, 391, 392, 394, 395, 396, person." (Hua - VBS 3-1991: p. 14)
397, 398, 399, 403, 482, 502, 510.

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

113 Tu shai ja 84 DUSTA "Obstacles, afflictions and other views Cover the
nature's brightness. Revealing what was hidden, One
gains a lamp in the darkness. Returning to the root,
going back to the source, One contemplates at ease.
Putting down common emotions, Buddhahood is
quickly attained." (Hua - VBS 4-1991: p. 13)
114 Tu shi fa 85 DUSVAPNA _ Eradicates bad dreams "It eradicates bad dreams and inauspiciousness,
(For Tu syi fa [dusvapna - sleep] see Afflictions turn into Bodhi, transformed into clarity
lines 114, 130) and coolness. Destroying the deviant, revealing the
proper, it glorifies the Great Teaching. From eighty-
thousand hair pores the hair-mark light pores forth."
(Hua - VBS 5-1991)
115 Bwo na ni 85 NIVARANĪM Great Wisdom "Shariputra was foremost in wisdom. With
unobstructed eloquence he fulfilled his great
39) (37) Shr Nwo Shr Nwo aspiration. This is Prajna -- ‗arrived at the other
GREAT WISDOM: "For great shore', A leader in the assembly and certified to True
wisdom, use the Jeweled Mirror Suchness." (Hua - VBS 6-1991)
Prajna Mantra 20 (37): "Shr nwo
shr nwo. Nan. Wei sa pu la.
Nwo la ge cha. Wa dz la. Man Chinda chinda (Listen, listen) "Appearing to be
cha la. Hung pan ja." good, appearing to be evil, he gathers in all beings.
Now complying, no defying, he subdues our natures.
Returning to the source involves curing our own
faults. That way, our maha prajna wisdom gets
brighter by day and by night." (p. 45)

37. Shr Nwo Shr Nwo

This phrase is translated into "great wisdom and


magnificent vows." The portrait shows that the
Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara manifests the
appearance of Kana, the Mara general in the heaven,
who transforms and benefits all heavenly beings to
refrain from harming humans with disasters and
calamities.

116 Fa la ni Great Wisdom "Wisdom and stupidity are not two marks;
Bodhisattvas and externalists are basically one

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

suchness. Common folks discriminate various


dharmas, But the Enlightened One is completely
awake and leaves the spoken word." (Hua - VBS 7-
1991)
117 Je du la 86 CATURA _ "Our enemies among people become loved ones in
(For je du lu - chatur [means the the Buddhas' lands. The Knowing One saves us from
numeral 4], see 117, 207, 325, 406) sinking beneath the wheel. Devadatta was a true
dharma protector. Subduing hatred we are not defiled
by the dust." (Hua - VBS 8-1991)
118 Shr di nan 86 ÀITĪNĀM "Doors to liberation, dispeller of disasters, bestower
of great joy, The Foremost Shurangama Dharma is
incomparable in the world. All obstacles ultimately
end in enlightenment, as one rejects the common,
ascends to Sagehood, and meshes with true
understanding." (Hua - VBS 9-1991)
119 Jye la he 87 GRAHĀ "The host of spirit troops guard a thousand worlds.
Their fierceness overwhelms and scares the ghosts
and demons. The clans of gods together go toward
the good. The weird ones and their crowd all run the
other way." (Hua - VBS 10-1992)

55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye Mantra for Patching Flaws in


GREAT MEMORY: "For I Now Universally Transfer the
the Recitation: Na mo he la da Merit and Virtue of this
much learning and
na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la,
extensive study, use the Shurangama Mantra
Jeweled Sutra Hasta Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu
la, Hong, He he Su da na Memorization and Recitation
Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two
ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi (Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So to All Beings to realize
two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E Po He." Chant 3x Anuttarasamyaksambodhi
he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye
two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa
he."

120 Swo he sa la 87 SAHASRĀNAM Sahasra means "1,000" in "In the land that must be borne, be solid and
Sanskrit. unretreating. All are led to return and rely, or else the
rau she end up in chains. These good and faithful ones who
(For Swo he Swo la or Swo he Sa
la [Sahasra -- 1,000], see lines 27, take refuge in the Triple Jewel form a Dharma
120, 210, 219, 220, 222) Assembly that is made auspicious by the
Mahasattvas." (Hua - VBS 11-1991)
121 Pi dwo beng 88 VIDHVAM SANA KARĪM Be sure to type in pages 49 "Leveling obstacles and hardships or enforcing
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Swo na Jye li and 50 -- awesome discipline, Makes everything as-you-will and


For Jye jya la he ni guidelines from Master auspicious too. Spirits from a thousand worlds
[Karim], see 102; for denounce demonic threats As all are caused to submit
Hua on Mantra efficacy. and bow to the one ‗Able to Be Humane.'" (Hua -
jye li [Karim], see 108,
121, 124, 127. VBS 12-1991)
122 E shai ja bing 89 ASTABIM ÀATĪNĀM "Protecting the precepts, protecting the Dharma, and
protecting the Sangharama, Their limitless colored
She di nan lights illumine the great thousand worlds, So all
accomplish the foremost wonder, obtain freedom and
ease, And certify to the permanence, bliss, true self,
and purity of Nirvana." (Hua - VBS 1-1992)
123 Na cha cha dan 90 NAKSATRĀNĀM "Chains, locks, and blazing purple light Indicate the
"Free us ." (Shasta Abbey: p. 60) great Vajra presence of the Power-Knights. Saving
la rau she beings from danger, disasters and difficulties, They
gather them in for a visit to the Dharma King." (Hua
Purify the eight and twenty - VBS 2-1992)
mansions wherein the
Moon of our Original
Nature abides.
124 Bwo la sa two 91 PRASADANA KARĪM "Single-mindedly cultivating the Wonderful Dharma,
one reaches the other shore. Bringing forth a
na Jye li courageous vigorous heart, one seeks Bodhi." (Hua -
For Jye jya la he ni VBS 3-1992)
[Karim], see 102; for
jye li [Karim], see 108,
121, 124, 127.
125 E shai ja nan 92 ASTANAM It makes sense that this line is "The Vajra Jeweled Hand has deep Dharma power.
pronounced in modern Sanskrit as The Jeweled Palm and Jeweled Fist topple the demon
"Hastanam" meaning hand. troops. Merit and virtue must be lofty indeed and
spiritual penetrations mighty. When with body and
mind one actually practices then in ever aspect one is
real." (Hua - VBS 4-1992)
126 Mwo he 93 MAHĀ GRAHĀNĀM "The Protecting Spirits of the five directions ad a host
of commanders and troops Use the Great Vehicle
Jye la he rau she seed-nature to manifest heir awesome magic. Their
Vajras' brilliant light shines on heaven and earth As
with one Hand they can switch around the sun, moon
and stars." (Hua - VBS 5-1992)

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127 Pi dwo beng 94 VIDHVAM SANA KARIM 94 VIDHVAM SANAKARI "Smashing through those out to harm, they insure
peacefulness. In doing this the Vajra Spirit Generals
Sa na Jye li fight to be first. With reprimands of many sorts they
For Jye jya la he ni quell the creeps and goblins. Dispensing with the
[Karim], see 102; for deviant in support of the proper, the fill the universe."
jye li [Karim], see 108, (Hua - VBS 6-1992)
121, 124, 127.

The key Healing


Mantra for Patching Flaws in I Now Universally Transfer the
Section starts at line the Recitation: Na mo he la da
128 and ends at line Merit and Virtue of this
na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la,
145 Shurangama Mantra
Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu
la, Hong, He he Su da na Memorization and Recitation
(Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So to All Beings to realize
Po He." Chant 3x Anuttarasamyaksambodhi

128 Sa pe She du luix 95 SARVA ÀATRU In modern Sanskrit, "sarva" "With all good Dharmas one eradicates evils. In As-
means "all." You-Will splendid joy, one is rescued from illnesses.
For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in Inauspiciousness is gone and one knows only peace.
Sanskrit], see 99, 109, 112; Sa pe How great are these magic phrases -- the true agata."
(Sarva) [All in Sanskrit], see 7, 128,
202, 221, 277, 320, 385, 386, 387, (Hua - VBS 10-1992)
388, 389, 391, 392, 394, 395, 396,
397, 398, 399, 403, 482, 502, 510.
129 Ni pe la rau she 95 NIVARANĪM "Vajra Leading Lords control the angry demons.
Those who inflict harm on beings are caught in their
trap. As to all the fiery poisons which infect and make
plagues, Transmit, hold, read, and recite this line and
the dead can come back to life." (Hua - VBS 11-
1992)
130 Hu lan Tu syi fa 96 GURĀM DUSVAPNANĀM _ 96 GURĀM DRASVAPNANĀM "Reverent and kindly, dispelling the multitudes'
(For Tu syi fa [dusvapna - sleep] see suffering death, So awesome are the heavenly spirits,
lines 114, 130) wielding their staves, that all quietly follow." (Hua -
VBS 12-1992)
131 Nan je na She ni 96 CANĀ ÀARNĪM CANĀ ' SARNI "The water spirit's name is ‗wonderful without end.'
On sicknesses connected with water it has a strange
effect. It can remove the hardships of sickness, birth,
and death, And eradicate all disasters as if they were
dust." (Hua - VBS 11-1992: p. 9)
132 Pe sha she 97 VISA _ VISA'SARAPRA Medicine "Empty space and wonderful medicine cure the
(For Pe she she [visha - poison] see Buddha Mantra Bhaisajya or demonic plagues. Illnesses due to wind, cold, heat,
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he
lines 132, 237, 514 -- do not confuse "visha" meaning poison. Cures moisture, dryness, and fire are cured. Seasonal
with Bi she she [Bhaisajya] in line
71) contagious diseases, plagues. contagious diseases are put to an end. Upholding the
"Most diseases are caused by Mantra one eradicates then all -- swo pe he! (Swaha =
demonic ghosts, plagues are swallow [the mantra medicine]) (HuaSC v3:64-65)
caused by a whole slew of (Hua - VBS 2-1993)
ghosts."
133 Syi dan la 97 ÀASTRA "The earth spirit "Solid Maintainer" protects the Saha
(For Syi dan la, and She sa dwo la World. When the mountains are toppled, the Earth
[shastra], see lines 133, 238) rent, and many disasters descend, He cures all ills
and infectious diseases related to those calamities.
The Heart Mantra casts out the multitude of
illnesses." (Hua - VBS 3-1993)
134 E ji ni 98 AGNI _ "The fire spirit vowed to eradicate fiery poisons And
(For E chi ni [agni] see lines 134, do away with all feverish diseases. Afflictions and
235, 421, 515) hatred disappear without a trace, So one is refreshed
by sweet dew and gets a new lease on life." (Hua -
VBS 4-1993)

135 Wu two jya la 98 UDAKA UTRĀNĪM "It casts out watery poisons and cures rheumatism,
Paralysis, debility, ulcers of kidneys and intestines.
rau she Obesity, swellings, scabies, ringworm, other skin
diseases And all such pain is transformed into
auspicious prognostications." (Hua - VBS 5-1993)

136 E bwo la shr dwo 99 APARAJITĀ GURĀ "Compassionate Clan, Brave and Bold, Invincible,
With a capacity like empty space that includes
Jyu la everything, Adorns te Sagely Assembly as well as
protecting it." (Hua - VBS 6-1993)
Mantra for Patching Flaws in I Now Universally Transfer the
the Recitation: Na mo he la da Merit and Virtue of this
na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la, Shurangama Mantra
Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu Memorization and Recitation
la, Hong, He he Su da na
to All Beings to realize
(Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So
Po He." Chant 3x Anuttarasamyaksambodhi
137 Mwo he Bwo la 100 MAHĀ BALA CANDA 100 MAHĀ CANA PRACANNI "The one with the great Mind of the Way saves all in
the Saha world. Moonlight Bodhisattva rescues us
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Jan chr from the river of love. Helping us escape rebirth and
the sea of pain, With Four Vast Vows he even tries to
deliver all the demons." (HuaSC v3:70-71) (Hua -
VBS 7-1993)
138 Mwo he 101 MAHĀ DĪTĀM MAHĀ DĪPTĀM "Fire Head Vajra, the Great General, With a pure
mind stopped desire and left the red dust. Holding to
Dye dwo The Shurangama Sutra, Volume proper thought, he practices True Dharma. As a
5, pp. 95-97 tells the Shurangama Sutra continued: ―A model of comportment for the assembly, he detects
enlightenment cultivation spiritual light coalesced inside good and evil.." (Hua - VBS 8-1993)
method of Fire Head Vajra: and transformed my thoughts of
"Ucchushma came before the excessive lust into the fire of
Buddha, put his palms together, wisdom. After that, when any of Shurangama Sutra continued: "The Buddha asks
bowed at the Buddha‘s feet, and the Buddhas summoned me, they about perfect penetration. I used attentive
said to the Buddha, 'I can still used the name ‗fire-head.' (huo contemplation of the effects of heat in my body and
remember how many kalpas ago tou jin gang) "From the strength mind, until it became unobstructed and penetrating
I was filled with excessive greed of the fire-light samadhi, I and all my outflows were consumed. I produced a
and desire. There was a Buddha accomplished Arhatship. I made a blazing brilliance and ascended to enlightenment.
in the world named King of great vow that when each of the This is the foremost method."
Emptiness. He said that people Buddhas accomplishes the way, I
with too much desire turn into a will be a powerful knight and in
raging mass of fire. He taught me person subdue the demons‘
to contemplate the coolness and hatred."
warmth throughout my entire
body.'

139 Mwo he Di she 102 MAHĀ TEJAM MAHĀ TEJAM "With a capacity so vast it encompasses the
Similar to Agni Storehouse of Emptiness, All the Dharma Realms are
In modern Sanskrit, "maha" contained and fused within him. Upon gods, humans,
means "great" and "tejas" or asuras, and the hordes of hungry ghosts As well as
"tejam" meas "fire" or implies animals ad hell-beings, a pure light shines." (Hua -
"pure light" or "clear light." VBS 9-1993)
140 Mwo he 103 MAHĀ SVETĀM JVALA MAHĀ SUETĀM JVALA "Contemplating the light of self-mastery is the
Venerable One in White. Transformations without
Shwei dwo Refers to White Robes Guan Yin end come from wonderful spiritual powers. Rescuing
She pe la never resting in her saving of all beings everywhere with no rest day or night, He is
(For Shwei dwo [Sweta - white], see living beings. always fearful lest some being fall into the pits of
lines 140, 158, 178)
fire." (HuaSC v3:75) "." (Hua - VBS 10-1993)
141 Mwo he Ba la 104 MAHĀ BALĀ "Contemplating the light of self-mastery is the
PANDARAVASINĪM Venerable One in White. Transformations without
Pan two la end come from wonderful spiritual powers.
Rescuing all beings everywhere with no rest day or
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

night, He is always fearful lest some being fall into


the pits of fire." (Hua - VBS 11-1993)

55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye Mantra for Patching Flaws in


GREAT MEMORY: "For I Now Universally Transfer the
the Recitation: Na mo he la da Merit and Virtue of this
much learning and
na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la,
extensive study, use the Shurangama Mantra
Jeweled Sutra Hasta Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu
la, Hong, He he Su da na Memorization and Recitation
Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two
ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi (Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So to All Beings to realize
two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E Po He." Chant 3x Anuttarasamyaksambodhi
he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye
two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa
he."

142 Pe shi ni "Victorious Army, delighted, answers the multitude


of queries. At the time of Dragon Light King Buddha
he was a Fourth Ground official. With wisdom and
eloquence he resolves difficult questions And
skillfully teaches and transforms all with sentience."
(Hua - VBS 12-1993)
143 E li ye dwo la 105 ARYA TĀRĀ "The sagely ones thrash it out at a question-and-
(For E li ye dwo la [Arya Tara], see "." (Shasta Abbey: p. 61) answer session. They minutely dissect each section
lines 143, 159) down to the finest hair. Upholding-the-Earth
Bodhisattva acts as a certifier. Everyone is elated and
experiences bondless joy." (Hua - VBS 1-1994)
144 Pi li jyu jr 106 BHRKUTIM 106 BHRKUTI (Vikruti of Ayurveda) "Supreme is the vaidurya light of the Dharma Prince.
Translucent, transparent Medicine King tasted the
herbs himself. Inner and outer both clearly visible, he
knew the bitter and hot, For Shen Neng all this
manifested as clearly as day." (HuaSC v3:81-82)
(Hua - VBS 3-1994)
145 Shr pe Pi she ye 107 CEVA VIJAYA 107 JIVA CEVAJAM "All illnesses are deftly cured by the King of
Physicians. Medicine King, with Medicine Superior,
emits bright light. He burned his body as an offering
to the Buddha. ‗This is true vigor!' With no
attachment to anything he pervades the ten
directions." (HuaSC v3:82-86) (Hua - VBS 4-1994)

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he
55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye Mantra for Patching Flaws in I Now Universally Transfer the
GREAT MEMORY: "For the Recitation: Na mo he la da Merit and Virtue of this
much learning and na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la,
extensive study, use the Shurangama Mantra
Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu Memorization and Recitation
Jeweled Sutra Hasta
la, Hong, He he Su da na
Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two to All Beings to realize
ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi (Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So
Po He." Chant 3x Anuttarasamyaksambodhi
two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E
he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye
two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa
he."

146 Ba she la 108 VAJRA MALETI 108 VAJRA MALCETI "The spirits of the Vajra Realm, one of the five
divisions, Topple demons and externalist ways,
Mwo li di showing rare talent. 'Not empty work' and 'great joy'
(For Ba she la [Vajra], see lines 52,
146, 149, 152, 161, 162, 164, 175, are the meanings of this phrase, Referring to the
177, 354, 408, 414, 549, 552) spirits who save creatures from the sea of suffering."
(Hua - VBS 5-1994)
147 Pi she lu dwo 109 VIÀRŪTĀM 109 VISTRŪTAM "Transformation in movement and stillness turns
from evil to the good, As in the giant furnace true
essence is smelted. Vairochana Buddha, the Vajra
Host, For the sake of saving us all acts as an iron
Arhat." (Hua - VBS 6-1994)
148 Bwo teng 110 PADMA KMAM 110 PADMA YONICA "'Buddha, World Honored' is the name of a
protecting spirit. Guarding the Way, protecting the
Wang jya virtuous, he is resolved to maintain an equilibrium.
(For padma [lotus] see 51, 148)
He subdues all deviant and strange demons, Who
take refuge with the Proper Teaching and follow his
lead in practice." (Hua - VBS 7-1994)
149 Ba she la 111 VAJRA JIHVA CAH 111 VAJRA JIHVA CAH "Pitying the suffering beings, he helps them escape,
So they get rid of Ch'an samadhi's traces and was off
Jr he nwo e Je confusion's dust, So they cast out demonic
(For Ba she la [Vajra], see lines 52,
146, 149, 152, 161, 162, 164, 175, obstructions and sever desire and pride. He
177, 354, 408, 414, 549, 552) mindfully protects and save them from all sickness."
(Hua - VBS 8-1994)
150 Mwo la jr pe 112 MALA CEVĀ 112 MALA CEVĀ "Their vajra pestles cut off the demonic obstacles that
arise from desire, As they set up the Dharma banner
to save living beings. Accomplishing the mark of
virtue while eradicating evil habits, The spirits of the
Crown-Anointing Division always protect and guard
you." (Hua - VBS 9-1994)
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

151 Bwo la jr dwo 112 PRĀJITAH 112 PARĀJITĀM "Invincible wisdom smashes the demonic hordes.
With the Blue, White, and Purple ones, you can
Blue Lotus Hand: White Lotus Hand: contemplate with ease. Although one is fated to die,
Red Lotus Hand: 28) (26) Mwo Syi Mwo Syi Li one can return to life!" (Hua - VBS 10-1994)
72) (70) Bwo Two Mwo Two Yun 29) (27) Jyu Lu Jyu Lu Jye Meng
Jye Syi Two Ye HEAL REBIRTH: "For rebirth in Purple Lotus Hand:
"For rebirth in all the pure lands of the ten "For all kinds of merit and virtue, 42) (40) Fwo La She Ye
heavenly palaces, use the directions, use the Blue Lotus use the White Lotus Punya Hasta "For meeting the Buddhas of the ten directions, use
Red Lotus Rakta Padma Nila Padma Hasta Netram Mantra 18 (27): "Jye meng. Nan. the Purple Lotus Hasta Mantra 21 (40): "Fwo la she
Hasta Mantra 25 (70): Mantra 19 (26): "Li two yun. Wa dz la. Wei la ye. Sa wa he." ye. Nan. Sa la sa la. Wa dz la jya la. Hung pan ja."
"Bwo two mwo jye syi Nan. Jr li jr li. Wa dz la. Bu la
two ye. Nan. Shang jye pan two. Hung pan ja." Kuru Kuru karmam Mighty Pré saya "Contemplating Sounds' teacher is the Host,
li. Sa wa he." Mashi Maha hridayam celestial general Amitabha Buddha, Whose forty-eight vows
"My body and mind are empty, transform the Saha world. Ultimate Bliss is reached
"The joys of the heavens "Responding to those who are the world is empty too. A mighty through nine kinds of rebirth on three levels. The
surpass those of ready, he appears in boundless celestial general leads his celestial Mahayana is expressed in the flowing water and
humankind. Between the bodies. With awesome spirit, he troops. Patrolling in many lands, blowing wind." (p. 48)
vow for heavenly birth reveals things great and small, they investigate good and evil as
and its fulfillment lie provisional and real. This vajra they roam, Rewarding merit,
many difficulties. But indestructible body is forever punishing transgressions precisely 40. Fwo La She Ye
only maintain this Red free and at ease. As his heavenly with no mistake." (p. 35)
Lotus Hand, And you'll eye contemplates, his heavenly This phrase is translated into "elephant teaching"
be reborn there in a ear listens." (p. 34) which means the "lofty elephant prince with an
finger-snap, without 26. Mwo Syi Mwo Syi Li Two 27. Jyu Lu Jyu Lu Jye Meng enlightened heart" The portrait shows the appearance
waiting around." Yun of Buddha Amitabha. If living beings are always
(Venerable Master Hua This phrase is translated into mindful of Buddha, they are not far away from the
Verse, Dharani Sutra: p. This phrase is translated into "the "adorned merit and virtue". The Buddha and they are sure to see the Buddha in the
311) heart of lotus flower at great portrait shows that the future.
ease" The portrait shows that the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara
Padma hastaya (Lotus in Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara manifests the appearance of "With the miraculous, inconceivable Purple Lotus
the hand) manifests the appearance of Bodhisattva Empty Body who Flower, We attain Bodhi quickly, the Dharma of
"Having nothing to do, Buddha Amitabha who vows to leads millions of heavenly army liberation. We meet the Buddhas of the ten
Bodhisattvas go looking be reborn together in the land of to transform and ferry over directions, And never again descend into the homes
for some work. As they ultimate bliss at the end of life. limitless living beings. of six paths." (Venerable Master Hua Verse, Dharani
sit on exquisite lotuses, Sutra: p. 307)
their brilliant light "Mindful of the Buddha, the "With the white-hued, white light
radiates. Bestowing Dharma, and the holy Sangha, of the White Lotus, One's good
predictions of full One may ascend to the jeweled merit and excellent virtue are
enlightenment on all lotuses in the pure lands of the boundlessly great. If one
beings, They perfect ten directions. When the flower diligently cultivates and practices
Nirvana that is certified blooms, the Buddha appears, this Hand and Eye, How can one
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

to be without residue." perfecting the fruit of worry about not arriving at the
(p. 78) enlightenment, Coming and home of Dharma King?"
going freely in the space of an (Venerable Master Hua Verse,
instant." (Venerable Master Hua Dharani Sutra: p. 304)
Verse, Dharani Sutra: p. 305)

70. Bwo Two Mwo Jye


Syi Two Ye

This phrase is translated


into "red lotus or
accomplishment by
virtuous victory". The
portrait shows the
Bodhisattva
Avalokiteshvara
manifests the appearance
of Bodhisattva
Efficacious Incense who
holds an incense-burner
in the shape of a Shu Yi
(as your will) to support
and protect human
beings.

The Earth Store Sutra


states: "Furthermore, in
the past, a Buddha named
Padma Victory Thus
Come One appeared in
the world. If a man or
woman hears this
Buddha's name, as it
passes through his or her
ear faculty, that person
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

will be reborn one


thousand times in the
six desires heavens.
How much more will this
be true if he or she
sincerely recites the name
of that Thus Come One."
Hence, one can chant 5x
"Om Namo Padma
Vijaya Tathagata
Swaha."

152 Ba she la 113 VAJRA DANDI 113 VAJRA DANDI "The Vajra Jeweled Sword's energy can fill up the
Jeweled Sword Subdue Bhuta heavens. To the ends of the vertical expanse, to the
Shan chr Hasta Mantra 4 (50): "Di li shai bounds of the horizon, it encompassed the universe.
(For Ba she la [Vajra], see lines 52,
146, 149, 152, 161, 162, 164, 175, ni nwo. Nan. Hung pan ja."
Dis hr di re. Du wei ning. Du ti s wo two ye. Slicing weird creatures, dispelling the deviant, it
177, 354, 408, 414, 549, 552) protects the Proper Dharma. With the Liberation of
No-Birth, one lives a millions years." (Hua - VBS
11-1994)

Dharsinina
"Wearing a necklace of human skulls, he chants this
mantra. Wielding an iron spear, he makes his rounds
day and night. He awakens beings to do every kind of
good deed And not to fall into the boundless sea of
suffering." (p. 58)

50. Di Li Shai Ni Nwo

This phrase is translated into "Vajra solid and sharp".


The portrait shows that the Bodhisattva
Avalokiteshvara manifests the appearance of
Bodhisattva Jeweled Banner who makes seal with one
hand and holds a gold fork with other hand to benefit
and ferry over living beings.

153 Pi she la je 114 VIÀALACA 114 VI'SALACA "The heavenly spirit is a power-knight with great
awesome virtue. He can quell multitudes of demons
and subdue mountains and rivers. The five grains
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

grow in abundance and people are all happy. The


four seasons are in accord and humaneness and
kindness prevail." (Hua - VBS 12-1994)
154 Shan dwo she 115 ÀANTĀ 115 'SANTĀ "The power-knight of genius puts accidents to rest.
Water, fire, wars, armies, and thieves are banished.
Unlucky events become joyous occasions as High
above, shines a lucky star and among people on
every face is a smile." (Hua - VBS 12-1994)
155 Pi ti pe 115 VAIDEHA 115 VAIDE "Hooking with good words, he first issues a warning.
Those who follow his orders find their offenses
pardoned. If one can change from the deviant and
cultivate the proper path, Mahaprajna will naturally
appear!" (Hua - VBS 1-1995)
156 Bu shr dwo 115 PUJITĀH 115 HAPUJITĀH "Being taught, transformed, opened up, and guided,
the clever and dull alike Increase in benefit, so that
even wastelands of wilderness become productive.
With one mind, they sow and till, not thinking of the
harvest. They diligently cultivate precepts, samadhi,
and wisdom and store up a treasury of wisdom."
(Hua - VBS 2-1995)
157 Su mwo Lu bwo 116 SAUMI RUPĀ 116 SOMARUPĀ "If you cherish others, and thy don't draw near to you,
take a look at your kindness; If you respect others,
but they don't reciprocate, your reverence is not yet
true. Turn the light to illumine within, and seek the
answer inside. The response and the Way intertwine;
don't confuse this with God." (Hua - VBS 3-1995)
158 Mwo he shwei 117 MAHĀ ÀVETA 117 MAHĀ SUETĀM "In the palaces of sun, moon, and stars, the gods
dwell. The white-robed Holy One saves the flocks of
dwo confused beings. In both according and opposing
(For Shwei dwo [Sweta - white], see
lines 140, 158, 178) states, remain unmoving. Mahaprajna paramita!"
(Hua - VBS 4-1995)
159 E li ye Dwo lax 118 ARYA TĀRĀ 118 ARYA TĀRĀ "The God of Sunlight illuminates the universe of a
(For E li ye dwo la [Arya Tara], see billion worlds -- The four cardinal points, the four
lines 143, 159)
"Great Moon of Nirvana! Great intermediate directions, and the four boundlessnesses.
Purifier of Sins! Great Cause of The moon palace where Chang-e resides is like a cool
Forbearance! Great Guardian and clear canopy, With twenty-eight constellations
Against Injury! Great Hearer of attending to the front and back." (Hua - VBS 3-1995:
the Cries of the World: Noble p. 10)
and Compassionate Tara! To
whom it is given to watch over

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

us, and who is our sworn


protector!" (Shasta Abbey
Shurangama Translation, Line
36)

160 Mwo he Pe la 119 MAHĀ BALĀH APĀRĀ 119 MAHĀ VALĀH APARA "Sun, moon, stars, and constellations emit far-
reaching light, Which horizontally spans, vertically
E bwo la pervades, until it's hard to escape from it. The God
Universal Fragrance need but issue a command, To
send the demons, ghosts, and goblins running every
which way." (Hua - VBS 6-1995)
161 Ba she la 120 VAJRA SANKALA CEVAH 120 VAJRA 'SAKĀLĀ CEVAH "Faced with those vajra-like triumphantly-armored
beings, it's hard to keep one's eye's open. Extremely
Shang jye la "The Diamond-Thunderbolt virtuous the are indeed! Their magnificent power is
Jr pe Garland that pours down on without end. They smash the flocks of deviant ones,
(For Ba she la [Vajra], see lines 52, ordinary men!" (Shasta Abbey so even their traces are cut off. The five grains are
146, 149, 152, 161, 162, 164, 175,
177, 354, 408, 414, 549, 552)
Shurangama Translation, Line abundant, and peace and prosperity abound." (Hua -
37) VBS 7-1995)

162 Ba she la 121 VAJRA KAUMĀRIH Kaumari means Pure Youth in "The Vajra Pure Youths are heaven-true. Without
Sanskrit. even thinking, they can distinguish good and evil. In
Jyu mwo li a kshana, they pervasively roam throughout the three
(For Ba she la [Vajra], see lines 52, "The Diamond-Thunderbolt
146, 149, 152, 161, 162, 164, 175, thousand realms; In one thought, they illuminate the
177, 354, 408, 414, 549, 552) Great Utterance of the Fully minds of living beings." (Hua - VBS 8-1995)
Accomplished Mind for the
Removing of Wickedness!"
(Shasta Abbey Shurangama
Translation, Line 38)

163 Jyu lan two li 122 KULANDHARĪ "Far apart from bondage, one draws near to virtue.
The Vajra Rakshasas transform the Saha World.
Adorning the Bodhimanda so it becomes supreme,
The Heavenly Mother's merit and virtue is amassed in
Prajna." (Hua - VBS 9-1995)
164 Ba she la 123 VAJRA HASTĀCA "The gigantic vajra hand has five wheeled fingers.
Near and far the weird energies must all hide away. It
He sa dwo je protects and supports sentient beings, so they can
(For Ba she la [Vajra], see lines 52, "The Diamond-Thunderbolt
146, 149, 152, 161, 162, 164, 175, realize the Great Way. According to their wishes,
177, 354, 408, 414, 549, 552) Samadhi that causes the Living their vows are fulfilled as they go forward on the
Devi to be sent down from the path." (Hua - VBS 8-1995: p. 10)
Heights of Heaven! Great
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Emancipating and Nobly


Compassionate Tara! The Great
Guardian Against Damnation."
(Shasta Abbey Shurangama
Translation, Line 39)

165 Pi di yexi 124 VIDYA "Universally enlighten all living beings in the world.
(For Pi di ye, Pi two ye, Vidya With skillful speech, teach and transform them so
[universally enlightening], see 23, they stay far away from defilement. Vigorously go
103, 165, 198, 249, 278-358, 399,
404, 410, 537, 541) forward and ascend the other shore; Then turn the
boat of compassion around and save the suffering
masses." (Hua - VBS 9-1995: p. 10)
166 Chyan je nwo 124 KĀMCANA "The Four Great Heavenly Kings protect the proper
rules. Their princes and retinues are regal and
imposing. Recording merits and offenses, good and
evil, in the three realms, Day and night, the are
patrolling, always on the alert." (Hua - VBS 10-1995)
167 Mwo li jya 124 MALIKAH "The heavenly kings of three lights have many in their
retinue. Upon the will-o'-the-wisp, the sun of
paramita shines. Great and powerful vajra beings get
rid of all traces of filth, Protecting and upholding
practitioners so they can escape the river of love."
(Hua - VBS 11-1995: p. 10)
168 Ku su mu 125 KUSUMBHA _ Guan Yin is Avalokiteshvara, "Moonlight shines on the hearts of living beings
Great Compassion Bodhisattva. everywhere, Clear, pure, free, clean, without a speck
Shi Chi is Mahasthamaprapta of dust. Amita Buddha is te Dharma Host;
Great Strength Bodhisattva. Bodhisattvas Guan Yin and Shih Chih are or closest
relatives." (Hua - VBS 2-1996)
169 Pe jye la 125 RANA CEVA "This refers to Accomplishment "When the crooked mind goes straight, one's Way-
Buddha (Amoghasiddhi) in the Mind is true. Accomplishment in the Bodhimanda
Dwo nwo "Most supreme, Performing Northern Karmavachana takes virtue as its neighbor. In the north the Host of
Dharma, the Vajra Heart, Wheel- Division." (Garja Kulaya) (Hua - Sages protects and upholds one. The Youth Water
turning Honored One in the VBS 3-1996) Light renews himself each day." (Hua - VBS 3-1996)
Northern Accomplishment
Division. Wisdom and proper "Working for the Dharma, getting This line is allied with line 32 Wu mwo Bwo di
samadhi take precepts as their things done, in the Karma [Umapati], line 54 Na mwo Chye she Jyu la ye
root. With great enlightenment, Division, The members of Earth (Namo Garja Kulaya -- Karma Division of the North
one is revered by people and Store's clan are many. Karmic of Jeweled Accomplishment Buddha --
gods." (Hua - VBS 11-1990) retribution, for good or evil, is Amoghasiddhi Buddha and Earth Store Bodhisattva),
never off by a hair, For iron-faced line 108 Ning jye li and line, and line 184 Jye na.
and unselfish is the Old King
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Yama." (Hua - VBS 5-1986)

170 Pi lu je na 126 VAIROCANA 12) (12) Na mwo Nwo La Namo Nila kantha Vairochana Buddha
(For the Tathagata Family Jin Chr (Hail the Blue Necked One) "Clear, pure Dharma-
[Tathagata Kulaya], see lines 40 and
50) This line is allied with line 49: Na body Vairochana Buddha Rescues vast numbers of
mwo Pe chye pe di (Namo beings here in the Saha world. Developing Vajra-like
Bhagavate) and 50: Dwo two chye rock-solid tough physiques, We can climb up onto
dwo Jyu la ye (Tathagata Kulaya the other shore and reach paramita." (p. 20 of Master
-- Buddha Division of the Center Hua's Great Compassion Mantra Commentary pink
of Shakyamuni -- Vairochana.) colored book - Excepted from 1976 Dharani Sutra
Commentary)
The Five Turbidities are: 1. the
Turbidity of the Kalpas (time). 2. "The many lights shine upon those of great awesome
the Turbidity of Views. 3. the virtue. Rapid thunder and violent wind speak by
Turbidity of Afflictions. 4. the transformation, Conquering those of outside ways, so
Turbidity of Living Beings. 5. the they return to Proper Dharma, One forever leaves the
Turbidity of Lifespans." (Hua - traps of the Five Turbidities." (Hua - VBS 4-1996)
VBS 5-1996)
171 Ju li yexii 127 KUDARTHO_ "The most superior, supreme birth, complete with the
power of Dharma, All the classes of beings are
entirely contains within. Chuang-Tsu hit the pan and
realized the Great Way. See through it and put it
down; ascend the boat of compassion." (Hua - VBS
5-1996)
172 Ye la tu "Limitless is the light and purity of all the Thus Come
Ones. Those in the region of the Hosts of Heavenly
Kings protect the Lotus Platform. Too bad we can't
see the wonderful marks on the crowns of Buddhas'
heads Which cause the Bodhisattvas , the Great
Lords to smile." (Hua - VBS 6-1996)
173 Shai ni shan SNĪSA Om Namo "Sutra of the Foremost "The mark of the crowns, the flesh cowl, has a
(For Buddha Shai ni shan (see lines 2,74, 127, 141, 165, Shurangama at the Great hundred jeweled lights. On thousand-petalled lotuses
[Ushnisha], see lines 6, 94, 173, 192, 412) Buddha's Summit Concerning the sit the Dharma Kings, Proclaiming infinite and
216, 533)
Tathagata's Secret Cause of many-layered meanings Of Vairochana Buddha's
Cultivation, His Certification to sweet-dew nectar." (Hua - VBS 7-1996)
the Complete Meaning and all
Bodhisattvas' Myriad Practices"

174 Pi je lan pe 128 VIJRMBHA MĀNACA "Rakshasa ghosts and spirits may be good or evil; By

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Mwo ni je subduing or accepting, they transform those in the


turbid 'endured' world. Since stubborn living beings
are hard to tame, There suddenly appear demons and
suddenly Buddhas." (Hua - VBS 8-1996)

175 Ba she la 129 VAJRA KANAKA PRABHĀ "The Vajra Treasury Kings practice the awesome art
of subduing. Without the mark of speech, they
Jya na jya enlighten sentient beings. With merit and virtue and
Bwo la pe wonderful wisdom, the turn the Dharma Wheel, So
(For Bwo la pe [Prabha -- radiance all enter Nirvana, and strife is put to an end." (Hua -
light], see lines 73, 175, 181, 38)
(For Ba she la [Vajra], see lines 52,
VBS 9-1996)
146, 149, 152, 161, 162, 164, 175,
177, 354, 408, 414, 549, 552)
176 Lu she na 130 LOCANAH 130 LOCANAH "Light Illumining Everywhere Nishyanda fills three
"Lu she na is referring to thousand realms, The arisings of thoughts, the
Nishyanda Buddha. 'Nishyanda' moving of minds, appear on the tip of a hair.
translates as 'Light Illuminating Extinguishing all the habits amassed and smashing
Everywhere,' and also as 'Filling through the darkness, Sentient beings become far-
with Purity.'" (Hua - VBS 10- removed from being upside-down." (Hua - VBS 10-
1996) 1996)

177 Ba she la 130 VAJRA TUNDICA 130 VAJRA TUNDĪCA "When those in the Vajra Assembly hold aloft
mountains and brandish pestles, The heavenly
Dwun jr je demons and those of outside ways run far away.
(For Ba she la [Vajra], see lines 52,
146, 149, 152, 161, 162, 164, 175, Subdued, the ghosts and spirits rely on the Triple
177, 354, 408, 414, 549, 552) Jewel. How awesome the virtue of these Vajra
beings! How busy are they, day and night!" (Hua -
VBS 11-1996)

178 Shwei dwo je 131 ÀVETA 131 SUETA 178: Shwei Dwo Je: "The white color and white light
(For Shwei dwo [Sweta - white], see of the white lotus flower Shines on heaven, shines on
lines 140, 158, 178) earth, shines on all dark shadows. Mountains
tremble, seas roar. The sounds are awesome and far-
reaching. With happy minds and sincere submission,
being rely on Proper Dharma." (HuaSC v4:50-51)
(Hua - VBS 12-1996)
179 Jya mwo la 131 KAMALA 131 CAKA MALA "
179: Jya Mwo La: "Upon the lotus flower throne is
the Great Dharma King. Those to the east, west,
south, and north guard the Middle One. All the
Boundary-protecting Spirits apply increasing effort.
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

In the five directions are the Five Divisions, with five


Buddhas' lights." (HuaSC v4:51-54) "." (Hua - VBS
1-1997).
180 Cha che shr 132 'SA'SI 132 KSA 'SASI "With awesome virtue they manifest as Great
Knights, Each upholding banners and jeweled
canopies. They teach and guide living beings so the
cultivate Enlightenment's Way, And all mount the
boat of the perfect Dharma." (Hua - VBS 2-1997)
181 Bwo la pe 132 PRABHĀ 132 PRABHĀ "Power Knights as many as Ganges sands manifest
(For Bwo la pe [Prabha -- radiance "The watch over the Southern large bodies. Their bright light shines afar,
light], see lines 73, 175, 181, 368) Production of Jewels Division." wondrous beyond compare. Protecting and
(Hua - VBS 3-1997) patrolling, they guard the southern boundary. So that
the evil must fall, and the good can ascend." (Hua -
See related Lines 36, 53, 107 VBS 3-1997)
182 Yi di yi di 133 ITYETE 133 ITE GATE "Liberated, Vigorous, and Diligent Bodhisattva
"The three disasters are those of guards the ten directions, So beings can escape the
wind, water and fire." (see related harm of the three disasters and eight difficulties.
Lines 32, 35, and 34 respectively Then the world will be peaceful, the citizens secure,
-- 32 Wind Umapati And all can cultivate together and become certified in
Amoghasiddhi, 35 Water Bodhi's Hall." (Hua - VBS 4-1997)
Narayana Bhaisajya Guru, 34
Fire Saheyaya Amitabha Eight
Difficulties "The eight
difficulties are: 1. being born in
the hells; 2. being born as a
hungry ghost; 3. being born as an
animal; 4. being born in the
Heaven of Long Life; 5. being
born in the northern continent of
Uttarakuru; 6. being blind, deaf,
or mute; 7. possessing worldly
intelligence and argumentative
skill; and 8. being born either
before or after a Buddha." (Hua -
VBS 4-1997)
183 Mu two la 134 MUDRA 134 MUDRA "The wisdom of the Seal Samadhi is the King of
"Mu two la is 'wisdom-seal'" concentrations, The wondrous universal
according to Master Hua, hence it accomplishment of the Great Way Place. The hearts
is a Mudra or spiritual gesture. of all living beings are replete with it. With sincere
(Hua - VBS 5-1997) seeking, light naturally comes forth." (Hua - VBS 5-
1997)
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

184 Jye na 134 GANAH 134 GANAH "Dharma of enactment and doing what should be
"Je na means 'Dharma of "If you can repent, you will be done make one's wisdom abundant. Spiritual light
enactment,' 'doing what shold be practicing the conduct of a great protects the Northern Realm. Vajra Vairochana
done,' and 'karma vachana,' hero. It is also said, 'The faults of manifests from the mind. Relying on the teaching to
which all refer to repentance and the superior person are like cultivate, there is no decreasing or increasing." (Hua
reform. Repenting of faults eclipses in the sun and moon; All - VBS 6-1997)
show that people who have can see them. When he changes
created offenses realize they for the better, All look up to him.' "From repentance and reform one gains abundant
should change. If they do not, Repent in front of the Assembly wisdom. Spiritual light protects the Northern Realm.
then their offenses increase and or a Good Knowing Advisor There are spirits in the Northern Karma Division.
get deeper and thicker day-by- (Kaliyanamitra). Do what should They watch over karma vachana matters such as
day. So the ancients said, 'When be done, perform the karma repentances. Protecting the Northern Karmavachana
faults are changed, the disappear; vachana of formally repenting. Division, the Vajra Store Bodhisattvas carry on this
To cover one's mistakes only Once that is done, a person can work." (Hua - VBS 6-1997)
aggravates them." (Hua - VBS truly become one of great
6-1997) wisdom." (Hua - VBS 6-1997) This line is allied with line 32 Wu mwo Bwo di
[Umapati], line 54 Na mwo Chye she Jyu la ye
(Namo Garja Kulaya -- Karma Division of the North
of Jeweled Accomplishment Buddha --
Amoghasiddhi Buddha and Earth Store Bodhisattva),
line 108 Ning jye li and line, and line 169 Pe jye la
dwo nwo.
185 Swo pi La chan 135 SARVE RAKSAM 135 SARVE RAKSAM "Seeking certification to repentance of body, mouth,
(For He la cha swo & La chan "The line, Swo pi La chan, "If you repent of offenses of the and mind, The three karmas become pure and
[Rakshasa ghosts] see lines 185, concludes this section on seeking body, there should be no killing, flawless. One holds precepts purely and strictly,
203, 213, 252, 361)
certification. Even such stealing, or sexual misconduct, until one is like the full moon. Then in an instant one
efficacious Dharmas as the Great nor should there be any thoughts gains a response and leaps across the Ten Grounds."
Compassion Mantra or the of these three evil deeds in your (Hua - VBS 7-1997)
Shurangama Mantra won't be mind. If wit one's mouth one
magical if you three karmas are doesn't abuse people, engage in "If one can get rid of greed, hatred, and stupidity in
not pure. In seeking certification loose speech, double-tongued one's mind, then one's mind karma will become pure."
turn the light around and look at speech, or lying -- the four evil of (Hua - VBS 7-1997)
your body, mouth and mind - are the mouth -- then one's mouth
they pure?" (Hua - VBS 7-1997) karma will be pure. Loose speech
means to speak in ways that
delude or defile others, saying
things that are not in accord with
principle, things that are defiled
and not pure." (Hua - VBS 7-
1997)

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186 Jywe fan du 136 KURBBANTU 136 KURDHVANTU "The Buddhas, World Honored Ones, have great
"The Buddhas use various "This line, Jywe fan du, means compassion. With expedient provisional means, they
expedients and clever provisional 'Buddha,' 'Thus Come One,' save beings from the turning wheel, So they cast
devices. If you like candy, they 'World Honored One.'" (Hua - aside the deviant, return to the proper, and are always
give you a little candy. The VBS 8-1997) vigorous. Because at last they realize that in the
same goes for hot, sour, bitter, future, they have a chance to make amends." (Hua -
salty -- whatever you like, you VBS 8-1997)
get. Then, when you are really
happy, they speak the Buddha
Dharma so you understand that
the world is impermanent." (Hua
- VBS 8-1997)
187 Yin tu na 137 MAMA INSONA 178 MAMA INSONA MAMĀ SYĀ "A seal of approval certifies what I do. Time once
wasted is hard to get back again. From now on, I
Mwo mwo Sye MAMĀ SYĀ "Vairochana's Diamond shall carefully cultivate the Sagely Way,
(See lines 187, 232, 363, 434)
(For Na mwo [Namo -- Refuge], see Thunderbolt that overcomes the Respectfully follow precepts, and guard the pure
lines 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, "Vairocana's Diamond threats of Mara! This cleansing rules." (Hua - VBS 9-1997)
22, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 48, 49,
51,52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 65, 70, 75, Thunderbolt that overcomes the light shines from the Buddha
81, 86, 92, 96, [187, 232, 363, 434], threats of Mara! This cleansing Vairochana and His Voice calls "Recite, uphold, be silently mindful; keep thoughts
366, 418) out, returning me to the Path of and words few. Reveal the teaching by bringing
light shines from the Buddha
Vairocana and His Voice calls Discipline!" (Shasta Abbey benefit and joy; transform those in the universe.
out, returning me to the Path of Shurangama Mantra Recitation) Whatever Dharma deeds we do will be done to
Discipline!" (Shasta Abbey ultimate perfection. Without increasing anything or
Shurangama Translation, Line decreasing anything, we reach Nirvana." (Hua - VBS
44) 4-2001)

55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye I Now Universally Transfer the


Mantra for Patching Flaws in Merit and Virtue of this
GREAT MEMORY: "For
the Recitation: Na mo he la da "When we chant the Shurangama Mantra,
much learning and Shurangama Mantra
extensive study, use the na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la, the power and the merit and virtue generated
Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu Memorization and Recitation
Jeweled Sutra Hasta cannot be described in words. It could never
Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two la, Hong, He he Su da na to All Beings to realize
ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi (Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So Anuttarasamyaksambodhi be expressed in words." (Hua - VBS 10-1997: p.
two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E Po He." Chant 3x 11)
he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye
two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa
he."

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SECTION II
188 Wu syin 138 ŌM 138 ŌM "The light from the white hair-mark at Vairochana
"Wu Syin is the syllable Nan Buddha's summit Surprises the deaf, shakes the
(Om). Nan has many meanings: blind, and startles the stupid. Those with
1. ‗Encouraging production' of all consciousness all become enlightened, And quickly
kinds of merit and virtue. 2. tend towards the unsurpassed Bodhimanda." (Hua -
‗Subduing' all he heavenly VBS 11-1997)
demons and those of externalist
ways. 3. ‗Protecting' all proper "When ghosts and spirits hear the sound Nan recited,
Dharmas. 4. ‗The Three Bodies,' they must put their palms together and be respectful.
which refers to repleteness with The must obey the commands given them. If they
the Dharma Body, the Reward don't, the are punished." (Hua - VBS 11-1997)
Body and the transformation
bodies." (Hua - VBS 11-1997)
189 Li shai jye na 139 RSĪ GANA 139 JHASIGANA "This wisdom-light which securely dwells on the
invisible summit Pertains to the Bodhisattvas of the
hosts of the Vajra and Jeweled Divisions. Among
them the leader is Empty Space Treasury, Who
commands all the spirits to protect the Proper
Dharma." (Hua - VBS 12-1997)
190 Bwo la PRA'SASTA 140 PRA'SASTA "Wisdom arrived at the other shore is the mother of
"She syi dwo is also pronounced "Good at being able to help all all Buddhas. The Lotus Flower Dharma Division is
She syi dwo su syi di and translated means beings perfect their good karma; subtle and wonderful. How good when we
‗good success.'" (Hua - VBS 10- good at helping them perfect successfully amass accumulated superior karma And
1997: p. 11) superior karma; good at helping head straight for the treasure trove, as the provisional
their vows succeed so they can reveals the actual." (Hua - VBS 10-1997: p. 11)
reach their goals. Their ultimate
goal is Nirvana." (Hua - VBS 10-
1997: p. 11)
191 Sa dan two "We gods and immortals bow to the Buddha's
(For Sa dan two [statha], see lines 1, summit, Respectfully making offerings to the sages
5, 94, 191, and 215) and worthy ones. Cultivating blessings ad increasing
wisdom we repent of karmic obstacles, Seeking to be
born in the West -- the Land of Utmost Happiness."
(Hua - VBS 11-1997)
192 Chye du 141 TATHĀGATOSNĪSĀM 141 TATHAGATO SNĪSĀM "The appearance atop the invisible summit is the
(see lines 2,74, 127, 141, 165, Om Namo "Sutra of the Foremost foremost Shurangama. In the center is the Buddha
Shai ni shan 412) Shurangama at the Great Division which saves those ‗hanging upside down.'
(For Buddha Shai ni shan
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he
[Ushnisha], see lines 6, 94, 173, 192, Buddha's Summit Concerning the Vairochana Buddha pervades all places: Because of
216, 533)
"When desire manifests itself, it Tathagata's Secret Cause of that he is always here with you and me." (HuaSC
can be cut off with the following Cultivation, His Certification to v5:192-193) (Hua - VBS 12-1997)
far reaching Gatha:" (Shasta the Complete Meaning and all
Abbey Shurangama Translation, Bodhisattvas' Myriad Practices"
Line 45)

193 Hu syin du lu 142 HŪM 142 HŪM "The Dharani true words Nan Ya Hung are
143 BHRŪM 143 BHRŪM Vairochana, Amitabha and Akshobhya Medicine
yung Buddha. The Dharma, Reward and Transformation
bodies' three great meanings: All sages and worthies
of the ten directions come forth from these." (Hua -
VBS 1-1998)
194 Jan pe na 144 JAMBHANA 144 JAMBHANA "Upon the golden-yellow flowers on a tall tree Sits
the great garuda bird abiding in the Buddhas' sagely
"HUM! Danger Approaches O Way. The fragrance of the Dharma Body pervades
Yellow Flowered One!" (Shasta realms as numerous as Ganges' sands. In non-
Abbey Shurangama Translation, retreating Bodhi one joyfully roams afar." (Hua -
Line 46) VBS 2-1998)

195 Hu syin du lu 145 HŪM 145 HŪM "The wonder of the true words and the Mantra's
146 BHRŪM 146 BHRŪM power is hard to conceive of. With the aid of
yung samadhi, one's thoughts are focused. Heated
afflictions change to a potion of clarity and coolness,
As the supreme Buddha Jewel ever protects us."
(Hua - VBS 3-1998)
196 Syi dan pe na 147 STAMBHANA 147 STAMBHANA "This auspicious Dharma makes all entirely perfect.
"This line is an auspicious "If you seek something, you will Gathered and contained within it is a treasury of
Dharma, meaning that everything obtain it. It is said, ‗Those who endless jewels. The many kinds of paramitas are
will be auspicious and one will seek riches and nobility will brought to perfection. How upright and proper are
obtain supreme benefit. receive riches and nobility; those those who sit on purple lotuses." (Hua - VBS 4-1998:
Auspicious Dharma is Dharma who seek honor and prestige will p. 11.)
that allows all to be as-you-wish receive honor and prestige; those
and t gathers in and includes a who seek sons and daughters will
treasury of infinite gems." (Hua receive sons and daughters.' All
- VBS 4-1998: p. 11.) of this is inconceivable." (Hua -
VBS 4-1998: p. 11.)

"HUM! Danger Approached O


Treasured One!" (Shasta Abbey
Shurangama Translation, Line
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47)

197 Hu syin du lu 148 HŪM 148 HŪM "True heart, true mind, be true and even more true.
149 BHRŪM 149 BHRŪM True practice, true cultivation, be true and still more
yung true. True deeds, true actions, be true on top of true.
At every thing, in every way: be true, true, true!"
(Hua - VBS 5-1998)
198 Bwo la Shai di ye 150 PARAVIDYĀ _ 150 PARAVIDYA "To attract all demons to cultivate proper teachings,
(For Pi di ye, Pi two ye, Vidya "Bo la Shai di ye translates as "And so you shouldn't take Perfect your practice of specifics and principle
[universally enlightening], see 23, ‗endless rescuing,' and also as demons so seriously. Sometimes through endless rescuing. Then birth, death, and
103, 165, 198, 249, 278-358, 399,
404, 410, 537, 541) ‗attracting all demons to cultivate demons aid people in their afflictions are brought to and ultimate end. Eternity,
proper teachings.' If the demons cultivation. However, they help joy, true self, and purity are proof of Bodhi." (Hua -
can change from being deviant you in reverse, causing you to VBS 6-1998:p. 11.)
and return to the proper, if they cultivate. They act as augmenting
can change what is bad and turn conditions by testing you in your
to the good, then the too can cultivation. They test you to see
cultivate, the too can certify to if you have skill and patience."
sagely fruition." (Hua - VBS 6- (Hua - VBS 6-1998:p. 11.)
1998:p. 11.)
199 San bwo cha 150 SAMBHAKSANA KARA 150 SAMBHA "In true, right fulfillment of the Bodhisattva practice,
The Five Eyes and Six Penetrations completely
"HUM! Danger Approaches O manifest. With the sublimely wondrous liberation
Beyond Accomplishments One and perfect blessings and wisdom Of supreme Equal
Who Is Continually Surrounded Enlightenment, one can save the flocks of worthies."
By Honors!" (Shasta Abbey (Hua - VBS 7-1998)
Shurangama Translation, Line
48)

200 Na jye la 150 KSANAKARA "The Dharmas I practice are basically empty in
nature. True Suchness is freedom and ease -- fair and
just. The supreme field of blessings should be
diligently tilled and planted. Enlighten yourself,
enlighten others and go east or west." (Hua - VBS 8-
1998: p. 11.)
201 Hu syin du lu HŪM 151 HŪM "Sincerely and honestly receive, uphold, and be
BHRŪM 152 BHRŪM mindful of the Mantra. Eventually you will
yung accomplish the samadhi that is wonderful beyond
words. Inside a sage, outside a king, foster your merit
and accomplishments. Perfecting Bodhi you can
reach the Heaven beyond the heavens." (Hua - VBS
9-1998)
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

202 Sa pe yau cha 153 SARVA YAKSA 153 SARVA DUSTHANĀM "Subduing all the armies of evil ghosts, The
For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in STAMBHA NAKARA courageous kings of ghosts obey commands.
Sanskrit], see 99, 109, 112; Sa pe Protecting and supporting those who are good,
(Sarva) [All in Sanskrit], see 7, 128,
202, 221, 277, 320, 385, 386, 387, diligent, and vigorous, With kindness and
388, 389, 391, 392, 394, 395, 396, compassion they save and transform all beings."
397, 398, 399, 403, 482, 502, 510.
(Hua - VBS 10-1998)
(For Yau cha [Yaksha ghosts] see
lines 202, 251, 387, 452, 526)
203 He la cha swo 153 RAKSASA 153 SARVA YAKSA RĀKSASA "Many great and supreme Dharmas make up the
(For He la cha swo & La chan La cha swo is the "rakshasa Mahayana. Speedy ghosts and all the rest race around
[Rakshasa ghosts] see lines 185, "He is the ha of maha and means ghosts." Basically, rakshasa like mad. With compliant and opposing teachings the
203, 213, 252, 361)
‗Great, many and supreme.'" ghosts are very evil, but after they Buddhas' transformations spread. Myriad kinds
(Hua - VBS 11-1998: p. 11.) take refuge with the Buddha, they return to the source, as those of the Saha are saved."
become a good army and are (HuaSC v5:22-23)
known as "speedy ghosts." They
can travel both in space and on "Great, many, and supreme Dharmas comprise the
the earth. They can also go up to Mahayana. Speedy ghosts and all the rest race around
the heavens. Rakshasa ghosts are Using encouragement and exhortation to teach and
used to teach these living beings spread Buddhism. All kinds of beings return to the
so that they can bring forth fear in source, getting out of the Saha world." (Hua - VBS
their hearts and are moved to 11-1998: p. 11.)
change from bad to good.
(HuaSC v5:22-23)
204 Jye la he rau she 154 GRAHĀNĀM 154 GRAHANAM 204: Jye La He Rau She: "All those earth and space
traveling ghosts and their retinues multiply into
boundless, different sorts: Yaksha and rakshasa
parents and offspring, older and younger brothers,
generals, and various servants and officials." (HuaSC
v5:23-25) (Hua - VBS 2-1999)
205 Pi teng beng 155 VIDHVAM SANAKARA 205: Pi Ten Beng Sa Na Jye La: "The two kinds of
spirit kings have profound, awesome power. They
Sa na jye la "HUM! Danger Approaches O break through all hate and cast out calamities. Saving
(see lines 205, 211)
Conqueror of All Forms! To the all from suffering and misery, they return their lives
One who has converted to the teaching host, Shakyamuni Buddha." (HuaSC
multitudes of heretics, I say this v5:25) (Hua - VBS 1-1999: p. 12)
danger is drawing near me!"
(Shasta Abbey Shurangama The various spirit kings among the yakshas and
Translation, Line 49) rakshasas have great, awesome spiritual power. They
break up all hateful toxins and disasters. They get rid
of all pain and adversity. They take refuge with the
Buddha and offer their protection to every Way Place.
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(HuaSC v5:25) (Hua - VBS 1-1999: p. 12)


206 Hu syin du lu 156 HŪM 15 HŪM "With earnest recitation of this, wonderful samadhi is
157 BHRŪM BHRŪM gained. Sincere intent and vigor bring proof that
yung nothing arises. But when good and evil are mixed,
half defiled, half pure, We toss in the sea of suffering
-- how hard to ever get out!" (Hua - VBS 2-1999: p.
11)
207 Je du la 158 CATURĀ "I now warn the host of eighty-four thousand And
(For je du lu - chatur [means the every great, powerful vajra spirit king: Quell disasters
numeral 4], see 117, 207, 325, 406) and harm, the treacheries of demons. With this bow
and arrow of wisdom, rise in official rank." (Hua -
VBS 3-1999: p. 12.)
208 Shr di nan 'SITINĀM "This line of the Mantra means "The swords of the vajra-wielding spirits are sharp
‗Vajra spirit.' Shi di nan is also and pointed. Entering samadhi, they quell the
translated as ‗arrows' or ‗swords.'" disruptive vibrations of goblins And subdue all kinds
(Hua - VBS 4-1999: p. 12.) of ghosts, demons, and their like, So they change their
evil into goodness and start anew." (Hua - VBS 4-
1999: p. 12.)
209 Jye la he GRAHĀ "The meanings are wondrous, auspicious, and also
courageous in giving. Vajra Treasury Kings quell the
deluded and deviant. Killer of thieves, worthy of
offerings, they lead many knights. All retinues
become harmonious, abiding forever in peace." (Hua
- VBS 5-1999: p. 12.)
210 Swo he Sa la nan SAHASTRANAM Sahasra means "1,000" in "Vajra spirits to the ends of the Great Thousand
(For Swo he Swo la or Swo he Sa Sanskrit. Worlds, More than calculation or analogies can
la [Sahasra -- 1,000], see lines 27, clearly count, Protect those who practice, cultivating
120, 210, 219, 220, 222)
wholesome Dharmas. When merit and virtue are full,
the Way is realized naturally." (Hua - VBS 6-1999:
p. 12.)
211 Pi teng beng 160 VIDHVAM SANA KARA VIDHVAM SANAKARA "Screening off demonic harm bestows peace and
(see lines 155, 160) quiet. Potential misfortune turns to luck; past karma
Sa na la melts away. We escape from danger unscathed; in
(see lines 205, 211)
dreams, we have nothing to fear. Congratulations to
all! The clouds have parted; the sky is clear!." (Hua -
VBS 7-1999: p. 13.)
212 Hu syin du lu 161 HŪM HŪM "Concentration brings responses; being scattered
162 BHRŪM BHRŪM leads to ruin. Recite with extreme sincerity and never
yung "This line represents reciting nan change. In time your skill will deepen; samadhi will
ya hong, purifying your three be gained. Having certified to Bodhi, you will neither
karmic vehicles of body, mouth, come nor go." (Hua - VBS 8-1999: p. 12.)
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

and mind, and creating a


platform. At that time you must
be concentrated." (Hua - VBS 8-
1999: p. 12.)

55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye Mantra for Patching Flaws in


GREAT MEMORY: "For I Now Universally Transfer the
the Recitation: Na mo he la da Merit and Virtue of this
much learning and
na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la,
extensive study, use the Shurangama Mantra
Jeweled Sutra Hasta Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu
la, Hong, He he Su da na Memorization and Recitation
Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two
ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi (Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So to All Beings to realize
two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E Po He." Chant 3x Anuttarasamyaksambodhi
he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye
two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa
he."

213 La cha 163 RAKSA RAKSA 163 RAKSA MAM "Each of the heavenly Vajra immortals does guard
duty, Bestowing wealth and benefit upon those on the
scary path, by gathering in and subduing hundreds of
thousands of myriad beings. With infinite, awesome
virtue, blessings and wisdom are fulfilled ." (HuaSC
v5:39-40)

La cha means "all the Vajra heavenly immortals."


Each of them watches over the Bodhimanda and the
cultivators, bestowing wealth and benefit upon those
on the scary path. This lines also means "wealth and
goods." The Vajra immortals are very rich and
endowed with abundant blessings, and so they are
able to benefit living beings.
La Cha also means "frightening," referring on the one
hand to the terrifying paths of rebirth that living
beings are caught up in, and on the other hand to the
great awesome virtue of the Vajra immortals. With
their awesome virtue, the immortals are able to make
the demons and ghosts afraid. Once the demons and
ghosts become afraid, they are willing to change their
evil and go toward the good. (Hua - VBS 10-1999)
214 Pe che fan 164 BHAGAVAM 164 BHAGAVAM "We rely on the World Honored Ones of awesome
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he
(For Bhagavate [World Honored spiritual power as we rescue and protect all upside-
One], see lines 30, 34, 39, 49, 55,
60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 93, 214, 230, down living beings. May they all leave suffering and
362, 364) obtain peace, and establish a foundation so that they
may soon obtain the Enlightened Way." (HuaSC
v5:41-43)

"Relying on the World Honored One's awesome


spiritual might, They rescue and protect all inverted
sentient beings. They universally vow that living
beings will leave suffering and attain bliss, And early
on set a foundation for the Way of Enlightenment.
(Hua - VBS 10-1999: p. 10)

PE CHYE FAN, Bhagavan, is one of the ten titles of


the Buddhas. There are six meanings of the title
Bhagavan, and so the word is not translated. Yet
another meaning is included here. It refers to how all
Dharma protectors rely on the awesome spiritual
penetrations of the Buddhas of the ten directions. The
awesome spiritual power of the World Honored Ones
is infinite, and so all the Bodhisattvas and Dharma
protectors draw on that power to aid and protect them
in their work. They go to all worlds to teach and
transform living beings. (HuaSC v5:41-43) (Hua -
VBS 11-1999)
215 Sa dan two 165 STATHĀ "Returning our lives, bowing in "The unending eternally-abiding sages of the ten
(For Sa dan two [statha], see lines 1, reverence, is the meaning of Na directions And all who protect the Dhara f the Great
5, 94, 191, and 215) mwo. All three karmas made Bright Lamp Use the two methods of subduing and
pure is Sa Dan Two. Affliction gathering in to skillfully rescue us. Vajra secret
and Bodhi appear only from the traces transform all beings." (Hua - VBS 11-1999: p.
mind. Confused, one is a common 11.)
person, enlightened, one is a
Buddha." (Hua - VBS 11-1981)
216 Chye du shai ni 165 GATOSNĪSA Om Namo "Sutra of the Foremost "I now take refuge with the Greatness of the Buddha's
(see lines 2,74, 127, 141, 165, Shurangama at the Great Summit -- The Inexhaustible Treasury of Dharma
shan 412) Buddha's Summit Concerning the and the Light of Wisdom. I vow to understand the
(For Buddha Shai ni shan
[Ushnisha], see lines 6, 94, 173, 192, Tathagata's Secret Cause of wonderful Dharani And to respectfully uphold the
216, 533) Cultivation, His Certification to meanings spoken by the Thus Come Ones." (Hua -
the Complete Meaning and all VBS 12-1999)
Bodhisattvas' Myriad Practices"

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

217 Bwo la dyan 166 PRATYŪNGIRE "The Dharma Light shines everywhere; the sound is
(For Bwo la di Yang chi la or Bwo masterful. We bow sincerely in respect to the secret,
la dyan or Bwo la ding yang Yi chi magic phrases, Hoping to evoke the power of
li or Bwo la jang chi or Bwo lai
jang chi lan [Pratyungiram or responses that tally with the Way, We are intent upon
Pratyungire], see lines 97, 98, 217, returning to our origin and being certified to Bodhi."
412, 415, 534)
(Hua - VBS 1-2000)
218 She ji li "Bow without dwelling; transformations occur life
and life. How infinite and endless the meanings, full
and profuse. Tathagatas in ten directions gather us in
an receive us. Leaving suffering, we attain bliss and
escape the fiery pit." (Hua - VBS 2-2000)

55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye Mantra for Patching Flaws in


GREAT MEMORY: "For I Now Universally Transfer the
the Recitation: Na mo he la da Merit and Virtue of this
much learning and
na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la,
extensive study, use the Shurangama Mantra
Jeweled Sutra Hasta Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu
la, Hong, He he Su da na Memorization and Recitation
Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two
ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi (Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So to All Beings to realize
two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E Po He." Chant 3x Anuttarasamyaksambodhi
he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye
two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa
he."

219 Mwo he 167 MAHĀ SAHASRA 167 MAHĀ SAHA STRĀ "Supreme and Mighty is a Vajra spirit courageous and
Sahasra means "1,000" in heroic. He grinds up demons and externalists,
Swo he Sa la Sanskrit. quelling their weird vibrations. Patient and firm, he
(For Swo he Swo la or Swo he Sa
la [Sahasra -- 1,000], see lines 27, removes the obstacles of afflictions. For the sake of
120, 210, 219, 220, 222) teaching, he toils to establish outstanding merit."
(Hua - VBS 3-2000)
220 Bwo shu 168 BHŪJE SAHASRA 168 BHUJE SAHA STRA "Wielders of Vajra can brandish their demon-
"Translates as ‗wielders' and as Sahasra means "1,000" in subduing swords So that we can be born by
Swo he Sa la ‗flowers." (Hua - VBS 4-2000) Sanskrit. transformation from lotuses in seven-jeweled pools.
(For Swo he Swo la or Swo he Sa
la [Sahasra -- 1,000], see lines 27, Shakyamuni Buddha realized the Way beneath the
120, 210, 219, 220, 222) Bodhi tree And goes on saving beings everywhere,
lifting us out of the mire." (Hua - VBS 4-2000)
221 Shr li sha 168 'SIRSA 168 'SIRSA "Wonderful Leader Luck is a great Vajra spirit. His
renown alone can inconceivably transform beings.
Changing their evils, they go toward the good,
lessening their errors, Until straightaway they enter
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the Dharma Realms' Ten Thousand Buddhas' Hall."


(Hua - VBS 5-2000)
222 Jyu jr Swo he 169 KOTI 'SATA SAHASRA 169 KOTI SAHA STRANETRE "Hook and Treasury are both names of Vajra Spirits.
Bones of the body can form sharira, derived from
sa ni NETRE
precepts' virtue. Samadhi and wisdom create
embellishments in five colors. Solid, and unable to be
(For Jyu jr [Koti -- meaning one
"HUM! Danger Approaches! destroyed, they blaze with eternal light." (Hua - VBS
trillion], see lines 6, 12, 222) Thus I invoke the mystic formula 6-2000)
of the Holy and Sacred One, the
(For Swo he Swo la or Swo he Sa
la [Sahasra -- 1,000], see lines 27, Tathagata who sits on Ten
120, 210, 219, 220, 222) Million Thrones and who saves
me from desires! The Great
Savior of the multitudes who is
honored by the fortunate
multitudes!" (Shasta Abbey
Shurangama Translation, Line
50)

55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye Mantra for Patching Flaws in I Now Universally Transfer the
GREAT MEMORY: "For the Recitation: Na mo he la da
much learning and Merit and Virtue of this
na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la, Shurangama Mantra
extensive study, use the
Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu
Jeweled Sutra Hasta Memorization and Recitation
Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two la, Hong, He he Su da na
(Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So to All Beings to realize
ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi
two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E Po He." Chant 3x Anuttarasamyaksambodhi
he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye
two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa
he."

223 Di li e bi ti Shr 170 ABHEMDYA JVALITA 170 ASIDYA JVALITA "We respectfully pay homage to the Great Wheel
Vajra Spirit, One honored with a thousand heads, a
pe li dwo thousand hands, and a thousand eyes. Awesome
virtue nurtures and moistens, anointing the crowns of
heads. In protecting and upholding cultivators this
spirit is unsurpassed." (Hua - VBS 7-2000)
224 Ja ja ying jya 171 NATANAKA 171 NATANAKA "When we are free of obstacles and actively
practicing, breakthroughs can happen. All dharma
"The All Knowing, who makes will be unobstructed when we reach Noble Birth.
the earth tranquil and conveys Bright light shines everywhere, protecting the Triple
understanding to living beings." Jewel. We spirits of the precepts rescue confused
(Shasta Abbey Shurangama beings who are as if drunk." (Hua - VBS 8-2000)

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Translation, Line 50)


225 Mwo he ba she 172 MAHĀ VAJRA 172 MAHĀ VAJRO DARA "The multitudes of great vajra beings protect
"Everyone who upholds the practitioners. By letting out the lion's roar and rolling
lu two la DĀRA Shurangama Mantra receives the Dharma's thunder, They effectively enable
(For the Lu two la God Rudra "These are the 84,000 great vajra protection from these vajra treasury
[Shiva], see lines 31, 225, 292, 414) sentient beings to escape their obstacles. Crossing
treasury Bodhisattvas. They Bodhisattvas." (Hua - VBS 9-2000) beyond all suffering, we can reach the depths of
continually follow people who
accept and uphold the Shurangama
Prajna." (Hua - VBS 9-2000)
Mantra in order to protect them."
(Hua - VBS 9-2000)

"I entrust myself to the Great


Diamond Thunderbolt
Illuminating One of the Pleasing
Grove's Mandala!" (Shasta
Abbey Shurangama Translation,
Line 50)

226 Di li pu pe na TRBHUBANA 173 TRBHUVANA "We take refuge with all Buddhas of the three periods
Like Tribhuvan Kirti. of time, And with utmost earnestness bow to all sages
"Enlightened One." and worthy ones. Eighty-four thousand Vajra
Treasury Bodhisattvas Safeguard cultivators, helping
them escape confusion." (Hua - VBS 10-2000)
227 Man cha la 174 174 MANDALA "The Enlightened Ones certify the setting up of the
MANDALA "We set up the platform for chanting Dharma Platform, We soon attain samadhi and then
"Man da la is he platform. When we the Shurangama Mantra by reciting
chant the mantra, we need a
rescue those suspended upside-down. Gathering them
nan ya hung." (Hua - VBS 11-2000) in, we help beings get free of their pain and suffering.
platform." (Hua - VBS 11-2000)
The Great Shurangama Samadhi is always with us."
(Hua - VBS 11-2000)

228 Wu syin 175 ŌM 175 ŌM "Another command to the hosts of Dharma protectors;
An order to all divisions of spirit-youths: Always
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

follow those who practice and cause them to wake up,


So all can go together to the Dragon Flower
Assembly." (Hua - VBS 12-2000)
229 Swo syi di 176 SVASTIR_ 176 SVASTIR_ "Becoming accomplished in all Dharmas, we abide in
"The Three Virtues are 1) the virtue Proper Samadhi. Those perfecting the Three Virtues
of the Dharma Body, 2) the virtue of are the honored ones who gain wonderful
prajna, 3) the virtue of liberation." enlightenment. Saving ourselves and saving others is
(Hua - VBS 1-2001) the practice of Bodhisattvas. Climbing to the top of
Nirvana Mountain, we can reach Prajna Peak." (Hua
- VBS 1-2001)
230 Bwo pe du 176 BHAVATU 176 BHAVATU "This line means Bhagavan, Buddha, World Honored
(For Bhagavate [World Honored "If you seek to be reborn in the "Whatever we seek will be ours; that One. Other translations include ‗perfect' and
One], see lines 30, 34, 39, 49, 55, heavens, then you will not fall into is the meaning of ‗according with our ‗according with our intent.' ‗Wholesome and happy'
60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 93, 214, 230, the hells. If you seek a son, you ca intent.'" (Hua - VBS 2-2001)
362, 364) tells us how we must be to enter the Shurangama
have a son. If you seek a daughter, Samadhi. And from within all that, infinite wisdom
you ca have a daughter."
will surely emerge." (Hua - VBS 2-2001)
(Hua - VBS 2-2001)
231 Mwo mwo 177 177 MAMA "We entreat the Buddhas to use their power in aiding,
MAMA "May whatever Dharmas we protecting, ad supporting us, Thereby enabling us to
"We are praying that whatever cultivate, such as the Shurangama
Dharmas we practice will swiftly be
perfectly accomplish the Dharma deeds we do. May
Dharma of upholding the Shurangama we swiftly reach the level of non-retreat and continue
perfected." (Hua - VBS 3-2001) Mantra, be carried to complete to be vigorous. In the process of selecting sage and
perfection." (Hua - VBS 3-2001)
worthy ones, names may soon be announced." (Hua -
VBS 3-2001)
232 Yin tu na 178 INSONA MAMĀ 178 INSONA MAMĀ SYĀ "Recite, uphold, be silently mindful; keep thoughts
"If you are not proper or sincere, and words few. Reveal the teaching by bringing
Mwo mwo Sye SYĀ but have deviant knowledge and benefit and joy; transform those in the universe.
(See lines 187, 232, 363, 434) "In studying mantras, you must views and try to hurt people, then Whatever Dharma deeds we do will be done to
be sincere in your intent. If your you are practicing the dharmas of ultimate perfection. Without increasing anything or
mind is not proper, then no a demon king Demons hurt decreasing anything, we reach Nirvana." (Hua - VBS
matter what you stud, it will be people. Those who really want to 4-2001)
deviant. If your mind is proper, cultivate the Dharma never hurt
then there is a response. If your people under any circumstances. "Cultivate the paramita of patience; do not try to get
mind, is proper, it must also be They always benefit people and even with anyone. This kind of doctrine of
sincere and attentive in every don‘t' recite mantras with the forgiveness is what makes Buddhism higher than all
thought. If your are not the least thought of controlling demons or other doctrines. It is the outstanding characteristic of
big sloppy, if you do not skimp of conquering their enemies. In Buddhism. Although Christians say, 'Love your
on materials and try to get off Buddhism, one has no enemies. enemy,' they are just talking. They take Buddhism as
easy, then you will have a You never try to get even with their enemy and they always refer to it as demonic.
response." (Hua - VBS 4-2001) people. No matter how harmful Buddhism's most important point is that we don't even
someone is towards you, you hurt demons. We still gather them in and refuse to

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

"The Dread and Desire must bear it." (Hua - VBS 4- become enemies with them. This point is what makes
Overcoming One that I thus 2001) Buddhism a special teaching. All living beings are
honor and who returns me to the viewed with compassion and never harmed." (Hua -
Path of Discipline!" (Shasta VBS 4-2001)
Abbey Shurangama Translation,
Line 50)

55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye Mantra for Patching Flaws in I Now Universally Transfer the
GREAT MEMORY: "For the Recitation: Na mo he la da Merit and Virtue of this
much learning and na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la,
extensive study, use the Shurangama Mantra
Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu Memorization and Recitation
Jeweled Sutra Hasta
la, Hong, He he Su da na
Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two to All Beings to realize
ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi (Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So
Po He." Chant 3x Anuttarasamyaksambodhi
two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E
he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye
two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa
he."

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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

"The third assembly of the mantra is "For example, if someone tries to cast a hex on you or
Eradicating for eradicating all disasters, including recites an evil mantra to harm you, you can
Part III Disasters Section trouble with the law, robbery, floods, completely destroy and wipe out all of his deviant
fires, hurricanes, spells" poisons, dharmas by reciting this section of the Shurangama
weapons, and war. (Hua - VBS 5-
Mantra." (Hua - VBS 5-2001)
2001)
233 179 RĀJA BHAYA 179 RĀJABHAYA "This line resolves all sorts of problems with the law.
La shr "This Bodhisattva is replete with It also aids lonely elders and orphaned children. The
Means ‗Most Supreme Honored
Pe ye One' and ‗Benefit and Joy.' (Hua -
awesome virtue, intimidating might most supreme honored one brings benefit and joy,
(King -- see 233) and venerable virtue. He can eradicate Inspires awe, dispels disasters, and augments wisdom
VBS 5-2001)
disasters, increase all blessing, and and blessings." (Hua - VBS 5-2001)
unveil wisdom " (Hua - VBS 5-2001)
"He Who is like a King!"
(Shasta Abbey Shurangama
Translation, Line 51)

234 Ju la 180 CORA BHAYA 180 CORABHAYA "This mantra resolves difficulties made by thieves and
"This is a hooking and summoning plunderers, And ties up eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body
"Cora means thief." (Monier-
Ba ye Williams Sanskrit-English
Dharma." The sense organs are and mind. The superior master Vairochana heads the
thieves. (Hua - VBS 6-2001) Buddha division. The World Honored One taught
Dictionary, p. 400.)
Dharma; we should study it well." (Hua - VBS 6-
"He Who is Master of Form!" 2001)
(Shasta Abbey Shurangama
Translation, Line 52)

235 182 AGNI 181 AGNIBHAYA "Repetitive Verses,' or a spirit's name, dispels the
E chi ni "Translates as ‗repetitive verses.' In difficulty with fire. The white-robed one is in the
Pe ye BHAYA the Sutras, repetitive verses follow south. Sentient beings are rescued so they leave
(For E chi ni [agni] see lines 134, and reiterate the meanings stated in heated afflictions. And all gain clear coolness and the
235, 421, 515) the prose." (Hua - VBS 7-2001)
"He Who is like Fire!" (Shasta brightness of their lamp." (Hua - VBS 7-2001)
Abbey Shurangama Translation,
Line 53)

236 Wu two jya 181 UDAKA 182 UDAKABHAYA "The Six Desire Heavens have the Five Signs of
BHAYA Decay: Even the Third Dhyana undergoes the disaster
Pe ye "If you recite this line of the mantra, Udaka means water in Sanskrit, as of wind. Although through cultivation we can reach
you can dispel wind disasters like in the Ayurvedic "udaka vaha Neither Though Nor Non-Thought, It would be better
windstorms." (Hua - VBS 8-2001) srotas." to go to the Western Land and then come back again."
(Hua - VBS 8-2001)
"He Who is like Water!" (Shasta
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544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Abbey Shurangama Translation,


Line 54)

237 183 VISA 183 VISABHAYA "This mantra can dispel the poison in any concoction,
Pi sha "If you recite this mantra often, you In vegetation, wood, and chemicals that harm people.
Pe ye BHAYA will not be poisoned." "When you All such toxins are completely neutralized. We can
(For Pe she she [visha - poison] see "This line is for dispelling all recite this line of the mantra, the leaving suffering, attain bliss, and be liberated." (Hua
lines 132, 237, 514 -- do not confuse poisonous drugs. You can dissolve poisons turn into sweet dew."
with Bi she she [Bhaisajya] in line - VBS 9-2001)
71)
any toxin." (Hua - VBS 9-2001) (Hua - VBS 9-2001)
238 184 'SASTRA BHAYA 184 'SASTRABHAYA "The Vajra spirits are well able to benefit beings.
She sa dwo la "Avert the difficulty with knives, Their unhindered eloquence can stop knife blades.
Because of the power of the Sutras
Pe ye and Shastras (commentaries) no
guns, all kinds of bombs. What does Stocks, bonds, handcuffs, and chains come unlocked.
(For Syi dan la, and She sa dwo la the alleviating? It is the power of the Disasters are quelled, difficulties ended, and disputes
[shastra], see lines 133, 238)
fighting occurs.
Sutras and Shastras." (Hua - VBS 10- resolved." (Hua - VBS 10-2001)
2001)

57) (55) Mwo He Syi Two Ye


GREAT MEMORY: "For much Maha Siddhaya
learning and extensive study, use "When the massive bright light he emits shines on the
the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra whole world, Those born from wombs, eggs,
37 (53-56): Syi two ye. Swo pe transformation, or moisture no longer hand upside
he. Mwo he syi two ye. Swo pe down. Beings in nine realms achieve Proper
he. Nan. E he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni Enlightenment. Now lofty, Eternity, Bliss, True Self,
ye two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa he." and Purity are!" (p. 63)

"First place in erudition goes to Ananda;


For broad learning and fine memory,
there's Confucius' Yen Yuan.
Reading and reciting the Great Vehicle's
profound Prajna,
In the Sanghata Sutra it is stated
One's wisdom flows forth
by Shakyamuni Buddha to the
just like a bubbling spring."
Bodhisattva Mahasattva
(Venerable Master Hua Verse, Dharani Sutra: p. 323)
Sarvashura, "Sarvashura, anyone
who hears this Sangha Sutra
Dharma-Paryaya, for 8,000 eons,
55. Mwo He Syi Two Ye
they will uphold what they have
heard."
This phrase is translated into "great accomplishment".
The portrait shows that the Bodhisattva
Avalokiteshvara manifests the appearance of
Bodhisattva Emitting Light who holds a jeweled
banner on hands and emits bright light to benefit and
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ferry over living beings.

239 185 PARACAKRA 185 PARACAKRABHAYA "Discussions and Dharma deeds keep the wonderful
Pe la Jya jye la wheel turning. Vajra generals appease the war-like
Pe ye BHAYA "This line means ‗discussions," also atmosphere. Troops obey orders, and armed conflicts
"If we want the world to be free of the ‗treasury of Shastras,' and are stopped. Weapons and armor are thrown off;
war, we should always recite this ‗Karmavachana." celebrations of peace ensue." (Hua - VBS 11-2001)
line of the mantra." (Hua - VBS 11-
2001)

"He Who is like a Powerful


Wheel!" (Shasta Abbey
Shurangama Translation, Line
57)

240 Tu shai cha 186 DURBHIKSA 186 DRAKSABHAYA "Those who can hold precepts will leave suffering and
BHAYA hardship. Immune from the distress