Ksitigarbha mantra

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Ksitigarbha mantra

Postby gambitx92 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:17 am

I heard that a bad karma erasing mantra associated with Ksitigarbha (kind of like how om mani padme hom is associated with Avalokiteśvara) is "om ha ha ha vishmaya svaha". Does anyone know anything about this? If so, would you happen to know the translation for this mantra in Sanskrit?

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Ksitigarbha mantra

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:06 pm

From the Vairocanabhisambodhi Sutra, the Mystic Seals (mudras) chapter, page 109:

The mantra is: Namaḥ samantabuddhānāṃ, ha ha ha vismaye svāhā. (Homage to all Buddhas! Ha ha ha! O wondrous one! svāhā!)

This sutra is at the BDK Numata site under Digital Texts - for free.

http://www.bdkamerica.org/digital/dBET_ ... a_2005.pdf
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Re: Ksitigarbha mantra

Postby vinodh » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:37 pm

The Mahavairocana AbhiSambodhi Sutra is a esoteric text. Its not to be used for general chanting.

I presume, you require proper initiation to chant the Mantra.


yo dharmaṁ paśyati, sa buddhaṁ paśyati

One who sees the Dharma, sees the Buddha
śālistamba sūtra

na pudgalo na ca skandhā buddho jñānamanāsravam
sadāśāntiṁ vibhāvitvā gacchāmi śaraṇaṁ hyaham

Neither a person nor the aggregates, the Buddha, is knowledge free from [evil] outflows
Clearly perceiving [him] to be eternally serene, I go for refuge [in him]

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