Buddha Vairocana is the primordial, fundamental Buddha of the Universe – The Cosmic Buddha, and He is seen as the embodiment of the Buddhist concept of Emptiness (Sunyata). The name ”Vairocana” translates as “embodiment of light” or “luminous” in ancient Sanskrit, while in Japanese, ”Dainichi” translates as “great sun.” He is the central deity among the five primordial Buddhas or the Tathagatas. Each of the five primordial Buddhas first identifies a specific human failing and then supports us in transforming it into a positive characteristic, bringing about the spiritual evolution required for enlightenment. More specifically, He represents the conversion of ignorance into wisdom.
OM NAMO BHAGAVATE / SARVA DURGATE PARI SHODHANI RAJAYA / TATHAGATAYA / ARHATE SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA / TADYATHA / OM SHODHANI SHODHANI / SARVA PAPAM VISHODHANI / SHUDHE VISHUDHE / SARVA KARMA AVARANA VISHODHANI SVAHA
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, May all sentient beings be in equanimity, free of bias, attachment, and anger.
This is the Yera mantra or the rainbow healing blessing for the benefit of all beings. This mantra is very beneficial for use during self healing or for others. It is very good at working with the generation of life force energy and using that for benefit within the body to harmonise and balance the full spectrum of essence. This mantra is works with cultivating the light body.
Om : represents the five elements in complete harmony and balance, within and without with no sense of separation. The elements in harmonious unity. It also represents through that unity the ability to cleanse, heal and transform our body speech and mind into luminous being.
Ye : represents the eternal, primordial principle of light. This syllable is the flame and the light of heat, the wind that brings life-force. The generator of awareness is manifested with this sound.
Ra : is the sound of the particle – this syllable projects the light of Ye that beams in all directions. Using this sound we can use our will to send it places in the body. Its light purifies and transforms all it touches to harmony. The rays of clarity that shine inwardly and outwardly, receiving and sharing. The sun essence.
Ma : The sound of the healing compassion, a principle of heart centered unity the lunar essence. The light of Ra is illuminated by the winds of love and kindness and its sound carried in completeness across existence and beyond.
Sa : the grounding earthing principle that roots the being in harmony that resounds the firmament of emptiness with its stability and inherent peacefulness.
Siddhi : the sound of the life-force itself, a syllable that encompasses the energy and treasures it speaks of. An expression of totality, the gathering of the preceding syllables. A connection to our intent.
Hung : this sound represents wish fulfilling accomplishments generated by primordial self arising wisdom, and being open to receiving the blessing and acceptance that it has already taken place.
Left hand hold little finger and ring finger into palm. Bring right hand to the left and place little finger and the ring finger over the top of the left as below. Index & Middle fingers joined – with those on the left hand slightly below that of the right. Thumbs touching index fingers.
Mesha mantra : ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं लक्ष्मी नारायणाभ्यां नमः – Om Hirng Shring Lakshmi Narayanabhyam Namah – Mesha is associated with the Head and the colour blood red. The direction of East and the element of Fire, and the dosha of Pitta. The animal symbol is the Ram. The planet is Mars- and the energy is masculine. The Rashi tree for Aries is Red Sandalwood (Pterocarpus Santalinus/ रक्तचंदन).
Take ring and middle finger from both hands and weave them between one another. Then index fingers, little fingers and thumbs from each hand touching each-other.
Vrishaba mantra : ॐ गोपालाय उत्तरध्वजाय नमः – Om Gopalay Utterdhvajay Namah – Vrishaba is associated with the face and throat and the colour white. The direction is South and the element is Earth. The dosha is Vata and is associated with feminine energy. The planetary association is Venus. Animal symbol is the Bull. The Rashi tree for Taurus is Indian Devil tree, Blackboard tree (Alstonia Scolaris/ सप्तपर्णी).
Join the two hands- threading/ weaving the fingers in between one another. Hands facing downward.
Mithuna mantra : ॐ क्लीं कृष्णाय नमः – Om Kling Krishnay Namah – Mithuna is associated with the shoulders and arms, and the colour green. The direction is West and the element Air. The Dosha is mixed and the gender masculine. The planetary association is Mercury and the animal symbol is a Man with a mace or a woman with a lute. The Rashi tree for Gemini is Pala-Indigo tree (Wrightia Tinctoria/ काळा-कुडा).
Right hand over the left hand, and join the thumbs together.
Karka mantra : ॐ हिरण्यगर्भाय अव्यक्तरुपिणे नमः – Om Hiranya Garbhay Avyaktrupine Namah – associated with the Chest, and a pale red colour. The direction is North with the element of Water. Dosha is Kapha and with the feminine. The planetary association is with the Moon. The animal symbol is the crab. The Rashi tree for Cancer is Palash (Butea Monosperma/ पळस).
Hands touching both ears with the thumbs. Eyes looking upwards.
Simha mantra : ॐ क्लीं ब्रह्मणे जगदाधाराय नमः – Om Cling Brhmne Jagadadharay Namah – associated with the upper abdomen and the colour white. The direction is East with the element of Fire. The Dosha is Pitta with masculine energy. The planetary association is with the Sun. The animal symbol is the Lion. The Rashi tree for Leo is Indian Jujube, Indian Plum (Ziziphus Mauritiana/ बोर).
Right hand ring finger merge with left hand middle finger, and clamp down tightly with left hand index finger. Then keep the left hand ring finger behind the right hand middle finger – then again clamp this down tightly with right hand index finger. Now join the little fingers together, the middle fingers and the thumbs together straight.
Kanya mantra : ॐ नमः पीं पीताम्बराय नमः – Om Namah ping Pitambray Namah – associated with the mid abdomen and the hands and with a varigated colour . The direction is South with the element of Earth. The Dosha is Vata and the energy feminine. Planetary association is Mercury, and animal symbol is virgin in a boat with grain and a light. The Rashi tree for Virgo is Mango (Mangifera Indica/ आंबा).
Tula mantra : ॐ तत्वनिरञ्जनाय नमः – Om Tatvaniraqjnay Namah – associated with the lower abdomen and the colour black. The direction is West and the element Air. The dosha is mixed with a masculine energy. Planet association is Venus, symbol is man in a marketplace with scales. The Rashi tree for Libra is Indian Medler (Mimusops Elengi/ बकुळ).
Join the two hands with fingers alternate interlocking, then close keeping both thumbs upright.
Vrishchika mantra : ॐ नारायणाय सुरसिंघाय नमः – Om Narayanay Sursingay Namah – associated with the genitals and anus and the colour reddish-brown. The direction is North with the element of water. Dosha is Kapha with feminine energy. Planet association is Mars, and symbol is the Scorpion. The Rashi tree for Scorpio is Indian Catechu (Acacia Catechu/ खैर).
Join and interlock the fingers of both hands, index fingers joined and straight pointing forward, downward 45 degrees. Right thumb over crossing over the left. The right thumb should lock down at the base of the left thumb.
Dhanus mantra : ॐ श्रीं देवकृष्णाय उर्ध्वदन्ताय नमः – Om Shring Devkrishnay Urdhwadantay Namah – associated with the hips and thighs and the colour Tawny. The direction is East and the element is Fire. Dosha is Pitta with Masculine energy. Planet association is Jupiter. Symbol is the Centaur. The Rashi tree for Sagittarius is Peepal (Ficus Religiosa/ पिंपळ).
Right hand over left hand, right hand little finger under left thumb. Right hand thumb over left little finger.
Makara mantra : ॐ श्रीं वत्सलाय नमः – Om Shring Watsalay Namah – associated with the knees and varying colours. The direction is South and the element is Earth. Dosha is Vata with Feminine energy. Planet association is Saturn and symbol is the Crocodile. The Rashi tree for Capricorn is Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia Sissoo/ शिसम).
Join hands as if in prayer, and thumbs press down on the middle of little fingers.
Kumba mantra : ॐ श्रीं उपेन्द्राय अच्युताय नमः – Om Shring UpendrayAchyutay Namah – associated with the calves and the colour of deep brown. Direction is West and the element is Air. Dosha is mixed with Masculine energy. Planet association is Saturn and symbol is a man with a pot. The Rashi tree for Aquarius is Indian Mesquite (Prosopis Cineraria/ शमी.
Join little fingers with their thumbs, then place the index fingers over the thumbs. Then join middle and ring fingers from the two hands together. Apply some pressure with them so they straighten.
Meena mantra : ॐ आं क्लीं उध्दृताय नमः – Om Aang Cling Udhdritay Namah – associated with the feet and the direction of North. The element is Water and the Dosha Kapha. Planet association is Jupiter with Feminine energy. The symbol is two fish. The Rashi tree for Pisces is Banyan tree (Ficus Benghalensis/ वड).
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This is the Druid chant of the Awen set to a background of the sacred 528 Hz frequency. This music is intended as healing and shamanic medicine and less for entertainment. This music uses a five octave pentagon- five octaves for five elements within and without. This music uses Pythagorean intervals and the centaur microtonal tuning to help create healing and harmony. It has been recorded in the forest, in caves and by springs. Another essence of this music is like the wellspring of transformation. So this track is about finding the Awen (flowing inspiration) like a spring, then using it to transform your body, your speech and your mind.
This track is not just for the Pagan community, but for the transformation and harmony of all. The opening of the heart, the expansion and nourishing, the completion and birthing. So it is ideal for meditation, contemplation and finding inspiration and shamanic journeying.In this music you will hear the rush of wind, the flowing of springs, the call of birds and the sacred grove.
This music has been composed, recorded and created during meditation and journeying to help facilitate transformation for the listener.
This track is a sound healing meditation using a 5 octave pentagon of the Earth Day tone of 194.18hz. 5 octaves for 5 elements. This track is especially created to facilitate the listeners journey into connection with the earth, with the elements, and to bring forth the harmony of grounded connection to mother earth both within ourselves and the universe of all sentient beings.
Also used accompanying the earth day tone- we have the seed syllable mantra for earth being chanted alongside the Matri or Great Heart Mantra. Out of elements, the divine loving mother of wisdom arisen from the silence, gives birth to the child of absolute compassion and loving kindness. Through the dynamic practise of the blossoming of self-arising awareness we allow the transformation of the heart and the listening ear. Om Ma Tri Mu Ye Sa Le Du is the Mantra of Compassion within the Tibetan Bon Tradition.
Of the 3 kayas, it represents the Sambhogakaya, or subtle form body of the Buddha. There are 8 seed syllables within the mantra.
represents Tonpa Shenrab, the founder of Bön.
There are 5 parts to the Bonpo OM, along with 5 related symbolisms:
– The central white A represents the wisdom of emptiness and the embodiment of the dharmakaya.
– The naro (yellow gull-like figure) represents the mirror-like wisdom and the embodiment of the sambhogakaya.
– The red crescent moon symbol represents the discriminating wisdom and the embodiment of the nirmanakaya.
– The green round symbol at the top represents the wisdom of equanimity and the essential embodiment.
– The little blue AH below the main A represents the all-accomplishing wisdom and the ultimate embodiment.
Each part of the OM is drawn in one of the colors that represent the 5 elements. In its totality, the OM represents the 5 universal qualities. In Buddhism and Hinduism the syllable OM is used, but it is not drawn with all five parts, nor is it understood to have this meaning.
The red MA
represents Sherap Chamma, the loving mother who is the counterpart to Tonpa Shenrab. MA also symbolizes clarity, and OM emptiness. Or OM can represent method and MA wisdom. From the union of these 2 seeds emanate the guide Buddhas of the 6 realms of existence, which follow as the next 6 seed syllables of the mantra:
represents Mucho Demdrug, the guide Buddha of the hell realm that is associated with the color indigo. Anger and causing harm to others leads to rebirth or experience of the hell realms. Mucho Demdrug brings us the antidote of complete and unconditional love.
represents Sangva Nangring, the guide Buddha of the hungry ghost realm. The primary cause of rebirth in the hungry ghost realm is greed, or lack of generosity to those who are in much greater need than oneself, or stinginess towards the dharma. It is said that the body if of a hungry ghost has a mouth the size of a seed, a throat the width of a hair, a stomach the size of the ocean, and legs like blades of grass. These beings have enormous need, but are unable to satiate their endless desires. This image should be understood as a metaphor of the way we relate to our own existence. Sangva Nangring offers the antidote of total generosity.
is related to Tisang Rangzhi, the guide Buddha of the animal realm and the color green. The primary cause to be born in the animal realm is said to be ignorance. The suffering of animals is related to their inability to verbally communicate. Tisang Rangzhi brings the antidote of self-arising wisdom.
represents Dagin Donpung, the guide Buddha of the human realm, and is related to the color yellow. It is said that the primary cause to be born in the human realm is jealousy. Jealousy can be related to wealth, clothing, or relationship, but at its core is the inability to accept what other people enjoy. Dagin Donpung brings the antidote of complete openness.
The blue LE
represents Chegyal Parti, the guide Buddha of the demi-god realm. The primary cause to be born in this realm of strife is pride. This can be pride of what you have, or pride in not having a quality or object. The main suffering of this realm is continual war, but through Chegyal Parti the antidote of peacefulness may relieve that suffering.
The white DU
represents Yeshen Tshugphud, the guide Buddha of the god realm. The god realm can also be said to be associated with pride. Legend has it that there is a great tree that has its roots in the demi-god realm, but the fruits of the tree fall in the god realm. The demi-gods are constantly challenging the gods to war in order to gain the fruits of this wonderful tree. But the demi-gods always lose the battle, for the gods are quite difficult to kill. Yeshen Tshugphud brings the antidote of absolute compassion.
Seen in this light, and understanding these meanings, reciting this mantra is a way of helping all the beings of the 6 realms of existence. Reciting this mantra invokes the guide Buddhas of the 6 realms and their sources, Tonpa Shenrab and Sherap Chamma. Through their enlightened power, our negative emotions are dissolved and all the positive, pure, and virtuous qualities of love, generosity, wisdom, openness, peacefulness, and compassion are invoked in us. Reciting this mantra helps us to connect with and reinforce those qualities within ourselves. It is not necessary to know all the legends of the various realms to gain benefit from this great mantra, but it is important to make a connection within ourselves to the virtuous qualities held by these seed syllables and come to embody those qualities.