Prayer to Namgyalma

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Prayer to Namgyalma

Post by phantom59 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:35 am

Namgyalma is a deity for long life and purification. Her mantra has infinite benefits. It is said to be so powerful that anybody who hears it will never again be born from the womb. Therefore, if animals hear it, they will never again be reborn in the lower realms.

There is a story from the time Guru Shakyamuni Buddha was on earth concerning a deva called Paripu Denpa. Due to karma, when devas start experiencing the signs of death, they spontaneously remember their previous lives and see their future lives; they perceive that they are about to be reborn in the lower realms and so forth. Since their realm has unbelievable enjoyments thousands of times better than those of the richest country on earth, when they realize that they are about to leave a life of such pleasure and be reborn where there is incredible suffering, their minds suffer greatly.

Thus, as he was dying, the deva Denpa saw that he was about to be reborn as six types of animal—dog, monkey and so forth. Very worried, he asked King Indra what to do. King Indra suggested that he see the Buddha, which he did. Buddha manifested as the deity Namgyalma and gave him the mantra. Denpa recited it six times daily and in seven days completely changed his karma so that he did not have to be reborn as those six types of animal. The Namgyalma mantra is unbelievably powerful for purification. I have translated its benefits and explained how to recite it for people who have cancer and other diseases.

The kind, compassionate Guru Shakyamuni Buddha taught the benefits of reciting the Namgyalma mantra to the Four Guardian Kings. Even if you are in danger of dying because the karma that determines your life-span is running out, if you wash your body, wear clean clothes and, abiding in the eight precepts, recite the Namgyalma mantra one thousand times, you can increase your life-span, purify your obscurations and free yourself from disease.

If you recite the Namgyalma mantra into the ear of an animal, you ensure that this is its last animal rebirth. If somebody suffering from a heavy disease that doctors cannot diagnose does the practice Lord Buddha taught to the deva Denpa, he or she will be liberated from that disease, bring to an end all future rebirths in the lower realms, and after death be reborn in a blissful pure land. For humans, the present life will be their last rebirth from the womb.

If you recite this mantra twenty-one times, blow upon mustard seeds and throw them onto the bones of even extremely evil beings who have created many heavy negative karmas, those beings will immediately be liberated from the lower realms and be reborn in a higher realm, such as that of a deva. Throwing seeds blessed by the Namgyalma mantra onto the bones or body of a dead being purifies that being’s consciousness, and even though that being may have been reborn in hell or any other lower realm, that being can be reborn in a deva realm.

If you put this mantra in a stupa or on a banner inside your house or above the roof, whoever is touched by even the shadow of that stupa or banner will not be reborn in the lower realms. Also, any being touched by a breeze that has first touched a stupa, banner or statue containing this mantra is purified of the karma to be reborn in the lower realms. What need is there to mention, therefore, how great the purification experienced by those who recite this mantra or keep it on their body.

OM NAMO BHAGAVATE SARVA TRAILOKYA PRATIVISHISHTAYA BUDDHAYA TE NAMA TA YA THA OM BHRUM BHRUM BHRUM SHODHAYA SHODHAYA VISHODHAYA VISHODHAYA ASAMA SAMANTA AVABHA SPHARANA GATI GAGANA SVABHAVA VISHUDDHE ABHISHINTSANTU MAM SARVA TATHAGATA SUGATA VARA VACANA AMRITA ABHISHEKERA MAHAMUDRA MANTRA PADAIH AHARA AHARA MAMA AYUS SANDHARANI SHODHAYA SHODHAYA VISHODHAYA VISHODHAYA GAGANA SVABHAVA VISHUDDHE USNISHA VIJAYA PARISHUDDHE SAHASRA RASMI SANYTSODITE SARVA TATHAGATA AVALOKINI SAT PARAMITA PARIPURANI SARVA TATHAGATA MATE DASHA BHUMI PRATISHTHITE SARVA TATHAGATA HRIDAYA ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTHITE MUDRE MUDRE MAHA MUDRE VAJRA KAYA SAMHATANA PARISHUDDHE SARVA KARMA AVARANA VISHUDDHE PRATINI VARTAYA MAMA AYUR VISHUDDHE SARVA TATHAGATA SAMAYA ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTHITE OM MUNI MUNI MAHA MUNI VIMUNI VIMUNI MAHA VIMUNI MATI MATI MAHA MATI MAMATI SUMATI TATHATA BHUTAKOTI PARISHUDDHE VISPHUTA BUDDHI SHUDDHE HE HE JAYA JAYA VIJAYA VIJAYA SMARA SMARA SPHARA SPHARA SPHARAYA SPHARAYA SARVA BUDDHA ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTHITE SHUDDHE SHUDDHE BUDDHE BUDDHE VAJRE VAJRE MAHA VAJRE SUVAJRE VAJRA GARBHE JAYA GARBHE VIJAYA GARBHE VAJRA DZOLA GARBHE VAJRODBHAVE VAJRA SAMBHAVE VAJRE VAJRINI VAJRAM BHAVATU MAMA SHARIRAM SARVA SATTVANANYTSA KAYA PARISHUDDHIR BHAVATU ME SADA SARVA GATI PARISHUDDHISHTSA SARVA TATHAGATASHTSA MAM SAMASVASAYANTU BUDDHYA BUDDHYA SIDDHYA SIDDHYA BODHAYA BODHAYA VIBODHAYA VIBODHAYA MOTSAYA MOTSAYA VIMOTSAYA VIMOTSAYA SHODHAYA SHODHAYA VISHODHAYA VISHODHAYA SAMANTENA MOTSAYA MOTSAYA SAMANTA RASMI PARISHUDDHE SARVA TATHAGATA HRIDAYA ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTHITE MUDRE MUDRE MAHA MUDRE MAHAMUDRA MANTRA PADAIH SOHA

OM DHRUM SOHA OM AMRITA AYUR DADE SOHA

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Re: Prayer to Namgyalma

Post by Monlam Tharchin » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:22 pm

Bumping this old topic because of the wonderful information it contains.

I don't practice Gelug.
I hadn't heard of Namgyalma until browsing the FPMT online store.
The beautiful circular design caught my eye... and it's free to download!

I've long had a problem with insomnia, as well as waking up exhausted and depressed every morning without fail.
I printed a large copy and put it on my bedroom wall, where I can bow to it upon retiring and waking.
Since then, I no longer suffer from insomnia. I fall asleep quickly. Most amazingly, I wake up happy and refreshed.
Instead of taking me 30-45 minutes to get out of bed every morning, I'm up in less than 5.

Encouraged by this, I gave a small pocket-sized copy to a friend when he went into rehab.
He kept it in his pocket, looking at it now and then.
His recovery has been amazing to see, surpassing the expectations of his counselors and doctors.

I continue to be astonished and humbled by the compassion of these beings.
When a connection is made, wonderful things can happen :bow:
Amitābha Buddha!

The Buddhas and Bodhisattvas have unobstructed vision in all directions. Everything is in their presence; and I stand in front of them. -- Shantideva

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Re: Prayer to Namgyalma

Post by kirtu » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:37 pm



Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Prayer to Namgyalma

Post by Ignorant_Fool » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:11 am

Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:22 pm
I don't practice Gelug.
I hadn't heard of Namgyalma until browsing the FPMT online store.
The beautiful circular design caught my eye... and it's free to download!
I have this same image framed and hung above my front door!

I don't practice Gelug either but I'm drawn to Namgyalma. I believe she's also one of the 21 Taras - Tsugtor Namgyalma. At least, I think it's the same deity (Ushnisavijaya).

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Re: Prayer to Namgyalma

Post by yan kong » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:51 pm

Namgyalma isn't exclusive to Gelug.

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Re: Prayer to Namgyalma

Post by Empty Desire » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:58 pm

Monlam Tharchin wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:22 pm
Bumping this old topic because of the wonderful information it contains.

I don't practice Gelug.
I hadn't heard of Namgyalma until browsing the FPMT online store.
The beautiful circular design caught my eye... and it's free to download!

I've long had a problem with insomnia, as well as waking up exhausted and depressed every morning without fail.
I printed a large copy and put it on my bedroom wall, where I can bow to it upon retiring and waking.
Since then, I no longer suffer from insomnia. I fall asleep quickly. Most amazingly, I wake up happy and refreshed.
Instead of taking me 30-45 minutes to get out of bed every morning, I'm up in less than 5.

Encouraged by this, I gave a small pocket-sized copy to a friend when he went into rehab.
He kept it in his pocket, looking at it now and then.
His recovery has been amazing to see, surpassing the expectations of his counselors and doctors.

I continue to be astonished and humbled by the compassion of these beings.
When a connection is made, wonderful things can happen :bow:
Garchen Rinpoche gives the Empowerment sometimes.
No Beginning, No End, Just Mind......

Attachment's True Face is Aversion....

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Re: Prayer to Namgyalma

Post by Monlam Tharchin » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:59 pm

:thanks: for the two replies above. Much appreciated.
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Re: Prayer to Namgyalma

Post by pemachophel » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:28 am

Namgyalma is not a "Gelug" Deity. She is worshipped by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Her dharani comes from the Sutras. So nothing sectarian about Her.
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Re: Prayer to Namgyalma

Post by conebeckham » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:57 am

Indeed.

In my tradition we recite NamJom and NamGyalma zungs before any major drupcho. Most Karma Kagyu associated lamas and monks have it by heart.
དམ་པའི་དོན་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།
རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
སྐལ་ལྡན་ལས་འཕྲོ་ཅན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་པ་སྟེ།
དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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