The Dharani Endowed with the Attributes of All the Buddhas

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The Dharani Endowed with the Attributes of All the Buddhas (Skt. Sarvabuddhāṅgavatīdhāraṇī; Tib. སངས་རྒྱས་ཐམས་ཅད་ཀྱི་ཡན་ལག་དང་ལྡན་པའི་གཟུངས། , Wyl. sangs rgyas thams cad kyi yan lag dang ldan pa’i gzungs) details a brief exchange between Shakyamuni Buddha and the four guardian kings of the world, that is, the four divine beings who rule over the cardinal directions in the Indian Buddhist tradition. Pursuant to a description of the fears that plague mankind, the Buddha declares that he will provide remedies for them. Invoking the presence of numberless buddhas in the limitless world systems described in Buddhist cosmology, the Buddha and the four kings provide several mantras of varying lengths meant for daily recitation, with the stated benefits not only of averting all manner of calamities—untimely death, illness, and injury chief among them—but of attracting the attention and blessings of all the buddhas and bodhisattvas, and ensuring good health and benefit for the practitioner and all beings.[1]

Text

The Tibetan translation of this text can be found in the Compendium of Dharanis section of the Tibetan Dergé Kangyur, Toh 856. It is also catalogued as Toh 513 in the Action Tantra section of the Tantra Collection,

References

  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.