Upholding the Great Secret Mantra

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The tantra known as Upholding the Great Secret Mantra (Skt. Mahā­mantrānudhāraṇi; Tib. གསང་སྔགས་ཆེན་པོ་རྗེས་སུ་འཛིན་པ་, sang ngak chenpo jesu dzinpa, Wyl. gsang sngags chen po rjes su 'dzin pa) is found in the Kriya Tantra section of the Tibetan Kangyur (Toh 563).

This tantra is one of five texts that together constitute the Pañcarakṣā scriptural collection, popular for centuries as an important facet of Mahayana-Vajrayana Buddhism’s traditional approach to personal and communal misfortunes of all kinds. It addresses a range of human ailments, as well as misfortunes such as robbery, natural disaster, and criminal punishment, thought to be brought on especially through the animosity of non-human spirit entities.

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