Vairocana Buddha Mantra – Great Brightness Mantra

Buddhist Mantras

Vairocana Buddha Mantra lyrics in Sanskrit:

„Om namo bhagavate sarva durgati parisodhana rajaya tathagatayarhate samyaksambudhaya tadyatha Om sodhane sodhane sarva papam visodhana suddhe visuddhe sarva karmavarana visodhanaye svaha!”

Vairocana (Kunrig) Buddha Mantra translation in English:

„May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes,

May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its causes,

May all sentient beings never be separated from bliss without suffering.”

This mantra is also called „Great Initiation Light of Infallible Lasso Buddha Vairocana Dharani”, originated from the Sutra of the Mantra of the Unfailing Rope Snare of the Buddha Vairocana’s Great Baptism (or Amoghapasakalparaja Sutra).

Vairocana Buddha represent the totality of mental and physical creation, in this dynamic whole, each element is linked to others. He is also viewed as the embodiment of the Buddhist concept of emptiness or shunyata.

In the syllables of this healing mantra is the entire power of the omnipresent Buddha Vairocana. When we chant this mantra with a sincere heart, the Light of Vairocana Buddha embrace us.

This dharani (is a long mantra) is used in Tendai, Shingon, and Zen spiritual traditions, in China, Tibet, Japan and Korea.

According to the Dharma, by chanting and offering of the Mantra and Sutra, perfect and excellent merits could be acquired. As mentioned in the Amoghapasakalparaja Sutra: „any of the 10 evil actions, 5 gravest transgressions and 4 heavy sins which one committed in the past, will be eliminated. If a sentient being, hears this Great Initiation Light Dharani anywhere, 2, 3 or 7 times, all bad karmas will be completely removed.

… by the blessing of the extraordinary power of all Infallible Buddhas’ and Infallible Vairocana Buddha’s true vows of the Great Initiation Light Dharani, instantaneously, one’s path will be brighten, the effect from the bad karma will be dissolved and to be liberated from the existence of sufferings, will reborn into the Western Pure Land from a Lotus flower till attaining the state Enlightenment, and never be degenerated to the undesirable states.”

The Vairocana statue in Nara’s Todai-ji in Japan was the biggest bronze image of Vairocana Buddha in the world. The larger of the monumental statues that were shattered at Bamyan, the capital of Afghanistan, was also a depiction of Vairocana.

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