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Buddhist Mantras

see also Buddhist Tantra Sadhanas

From here you can see mantras for Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and other archetypal Buddhist figures; mantras associated with historical figures and teachers; miscellaneous mantras associated with peace, Śunyata, or purity, and some chants mostly from the Pāli.

Click on a name to see mantras and seed-syllables in a variety of scripts as well as some background information.

Buddha Mantras

Śākyamuni = Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra - Shakyamuni

Vajrasattva Mantra - Vajrasattva

Bhaiṣajyarāja / The Medicine Buddha

Mantras of the Five Jinas

   Vairocana
   Akṣobhya
   Ratnasambhava
   Amitābha / Amitāyus
   Amoghasiddhi

Mantras of the Female Buddhas

(aka Consorts or Prajñās of the Five Jinas)

   Ākāśadhātvīśvarī
   Locanā
   Māmakī
   Paṇḍāravāsinī
   Tārā

These mantras come from sadhanas composed by various masters.

Mantras of Highest Yoga Tantra
Guhyasamajya Mantras
Heruka Mantras
Vajrayogini Mantras
Bodhisattva Mantras

   Ākāśagarbha
   Avalokiteśvara / Kuan Yin
   Green Tārā
   Kṣitigarbha
   Maitreya
   Mañjuśrī / Mañjughoṣa - see also the arapacana alphabet
   Prajñāpāramita
   Vajrapāṇi
   White Tārā

Mantras of Mythic Beings

Other kinds of important mythic (ie non-historical) beings who play important roles in Buddhism.

   Acala-vidyārāja / Fudō-myōō (不動明王)
   Caturmahārāja : The Four Great Kings
   Kurukullā
   Vajrayoginī Ḍākiṇī

Mantras of Historical Figures and Teachers of the Past

   Kūkai / Kōbōdaishi
   Milarepa
   Padmasambhava
   Ānanda - thus have I heard...

Miscellaneous Buddhist Mantras

   Heart Sutra Mantra - gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā
   Śanti - Peace Mantra - oṃ śanti śanti śanti
   Śuddha Mantra (aka "the Śunyata Mantra") - oṃ svabhāva śuddhāḥ sarvadharmāḥ svabhāva śuddho 'haṃ
   Śunyata Mantra - oṃ śūnyata jñāna vajra svabhāvātmako 'haṃ
   Supratiṣṭha Mantra - oṃ supratiṣṭha-vajraye svāhā
   oṃ āḥ hūṃ - see seed syllable āḥ

Buddhist Sūtras

   The Buddha's Last Words - Mahāparinibbāna Sutta, Dīgha Nikāya 16.6.8.
   Dhāraṇī of Holy Infinite-Life Resolute Radiance King Tathāgata
   The Doors to the Deathless are Open - a verse from the Lalitavistara.
   Karanīya Metta Sutta - Pāli in Siddhaṃ and roman, and translation.
   Karaṇḍamudrā dhāraṇī and bīja stryi
   Heart Sutra Text - oṃ namo bhagavatyai ārya prajñāpāramitāyai!
   Nīlakaṇṭha Dhāraṇī
   Ratnaguṇasaṁcayagāthā - verse one.
   Thus have I heard... - Ānanda

Buddhist Chants & Phrases

   Causation - ye dharma hetuprabhava hetuṃ teṣāṃ tathāgataḥ hyavadat...
   Dharma doors - akāro mukhaḥ sarvadharmāṇāṃ ādyanutpannavāt
   May all beings be happy - sabbe sattā sukhi hontu
   Noble Truths - ārya satyā: duḥkha samudaya nirodha mārga
   This being, that becomes... - imasmiṃ sati idaṃ hoti...
   Three Refuges - buddhaṃ śaraṇaṃ gacchāmi...

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