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oṃ āḥ hūṃ vajra guru padma siddhi hūṃ
 
oṃ āḥ hūṃ vajra guru padma siddhi hūṃ
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It is pronounced om ah hung benza guru péma siddhi hung by Tibetans.
  
 
==Commentary==
 
==Commentary==
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[[Sogyal Rinpoche]] says:
 
[[Sogyal Rinpoche]] says:
  
:The Vajra Guru Mantra is the very heart essence of Padmasambhava. It is also the mantra of all the Masters, [[Buddha]]s, [[Yidam]]s, [[Daka]]s, [[Dakini]]s, and Protectors. When you chant it, you are invoking the very embodiment of Padmasambhava. <ref>[[Dzogchen and Padmasambhava]]</ref>
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:The Vajra Guru Mantra is the very heart essence of Padmasambhava. It is also the mantra of all the Masters, [[buddha]]s, [[yidam]]s, [[daka]]s, [[dakini]]s, and [[Dharma Protectors|protector]]s. When you chant it, you are invoking the very embodiment of Padmasambhava. <ref>[[Dzogchen and Padmasambhava]]</ref>
  
 
[[Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo]] says:
 
[[Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo]] says:
  
:It begins with '''OM AH HUNG''', which are the seed syllables of the three vajras (of body, speech and mind).
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:It begins with '''OM AH HUNG''', which are the seed syllables of the [[three vajras]] (of body, speech and mind).
 
:'''VAJRA''' signifies the [[dharmakaya]] since [like the adamantine vajra] it cannot be “cut” or destroyed by the elaborations of conceptual thought.
 
:'''VAJRA''' signifies the [[dharmakaya]] since [like the adamantine vajra] it cannot be “cut” or destroyed by the elaborations of conceptual thought.
 
:'''GURU''' signifies the [[sambhogakaya]], which is “heavily” laden with the qualities of the [[seven aspects of union]].
 
:'''GURU''' signifies the [[sambhogakaya]], which is “heavily” laden with the qualities of the [[seven aspects of union]].
 
:'''PADMA''' signifies the [[nirmanakaya]], the radiant awareness of the wisdom of discernment arising as the [[lotus family]] of enlightened speech.
 
:'''PADMA''' signifies the [[nirmanakaya]], the radiant awareness of the wisdom of discernment arising as the [[lotus family]] of enlightened speech.
  
:Remembering the qualities of the great Guru of Oddiyana, who is inseparable from these three kayas, pray with the continuous devotion that is the intrinsic display of the nature of mind, free from the elaboration of conceptual thought.
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:Remembering the qualities of the great Guru of Oddiyana, who is inseparable from these [[three kayas]], pray with the continuous devotion that is the intrinsic display of the nature of mind, free from the elaboration of conceptual thought.
  
 
:All the supreme and ordinary accomplishments—'''SIDDHI'''—are obtained through the power of this prayer,
 
:All the supreme and ordinary accomplishments—'''SIDDHI'''—are obtained through the power of this prayer,
:and by thinking, “'''HUNG'''! May they be bestowed upon my mindstream, this very instant!”[http://www.lotsawahouse.org/illuminating.html]
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:and by thinking, “'''HUNG'''! May they be bestowed upon my mindstream, this very instant!”<ref>[http://www.lotsawahouse.org/illuminating.html ''Illuminating the Excellent Path'' — Notes on the Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo on Lotsawa House]</ref>
  
 
==Benefits of the Vajra Guru Mantra==
 
==Benefits of the Vajra Guru Mantra==
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[[Trulshik Rinpoche]] says:<br>
 
[[Trulshik Rinpoche]] says:<br>
  
:"For the practice of approach it is generally said that one should recite the mantra of Guru Rinpoche 1,200,000 times. If we can accomplish these 1,200,000 recitations, it is said that we will receive the blessing of Guru Rinpoche. It is also said, “With ten million siddhis, you will reborn in a place of vidyadharas.” This means if you recite the Vajra Guru mantra ten million times, you will be reborn in a realm of vidyadharas. It is even said that if you recite the 1,200,000 accumulation seven times, you will become the same as Guru Rinpoche in this very life. By reciting the mantra ten million times (literally ‘one hundred times one hundred thousand times’) you will reach the stage from which you can never turn back. So the benefits of reciting the Vajra Guru mantra are truly inconceivable."
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:"For the practice of [[approach]] it is generally said that one should recite the mantra of Guru Rinpoche 1,200,000 times. If we can accomplish these 1,200,000 recitations, it is said that we will receive the blessing of Guru Rinpoche. It is also said, “With ten million [[siddhi]]s, you will reborn in a place of [[vidyadhara]]s.” This means if you recite the Vajra Guru mantra ten million times, you will be reborn in a realm of vidyadharas. It is even said that if you recite the 1,200,000 accumulation seven times, you will become the same as Guru Rinpoche in this very life. By reciting the mantra ten million times (literally ‘one hundred times one hundred thousand times’) you will reach the stage from which you can never turn back. So the benefits of reciting the Vajra Guru mantra are truly inconceivable."
  
 
===Notes===
 
===Notes===
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==Further Reading==
 
==Further Reading==
*''[[The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying]]'' Appendix Four, pp.393-6.
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*''[[The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying]]'' Appendix Four, pages 393-396.
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==

Revision as of 08:34, 5 September 2008

Vajra Guru mantra

Vajra Guru mantra - the twelve syllable mantra of Guru Padmasambhava is:

oṃ āḥ hūṃ vajra guru padma siddhi hūṃ

It is pronounced om ah hung benza guru péma siddhi hung by Tibetans.

Commentary

Sogyal Rinpoche says:

The Vajra Guru Mantra is the very heart essence of Padmasambhava. It is also the mantra of all the Masters, buddhas, yidams, dakas, dakinis, and protectors. When you chant it, you are invoking the very embodiment of Padmasambhava. [1]

Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo says:

It begins with OM AH HUNG, which are the seed syllables of the three vajras (of body, speech and mind).
VAJRA signifies the dharmakaya since [like the adamantine vajra] it cannot be “cut” or destroyed by the elaborations of conceptual thought.
GURU signifies the sambhogakaya, which is “heavily” laden with the qualities of the seven aspects of union.
PADMA signifies the nirmanakaya, the radiant awareness of the wisdom of discernment arising as the lotus family of enlightened speech.
Remembering the qualities of the great Guru of Oddiyana, who is inseparable from these three kayas, pray with the continuous devotion that is the intrinsic display of the nature of mind, free from the elaboration of conceptual thought.
All the supreme and ordinary accomplishments—SIDDHI—are obtained through the power of this prayer,
and by thinking, “HUNG! May they be bestowed upon my mindstream, this very instant!”[2]

Benefits of the Vajra Guru Mantra

Trulshik Rinpoche says:

"For the practice of approach it is generally said that one should recite the mantra of Guru Rinpoche 1,200,000 times. If we can accomplish these 1,200,000 recitations, it is said that we will receive the blessing of Guru Rinpoche. It is also said, “With ten million siddhis, you will reborn in a place of vidyadharas.” This means if you recite the Vajra Guru mantra ten million times, you will be reborn in a realm of vidyadharas. It is even said that if you recite the 1,200,000 accumulation seven times, you will become the same as Guru Rinpoche in this very life. By reciting the mantra ten million times (literally ‘one hundred times one hundred thousand times’) you will reach the stage from which you can never turn back. So the benefits of reciting the Vajra Guru mantra are truly inconceivable."

Notes

Further Reading

External Links