Today’s post has something to do with reincarnation. I decided to write about this because of a recent incident that I shall share with you in the next few days.
Anyway, all of us commute to work, school, meetings, malls, restaurant, etc. And we travel, some daily some not as often but all of us will be on the road at some point in our life.
When on the road, there are times that we will encounter an accident or see an accident. It’s degree of severity may vary but when we see a grave accident with people who are hurt and are about to die or has died, it will be very well for us to help them realized they’re dead so that they can easily enter samsara or move on to the next life again.
How do we do this?
For Buddhist who knows how to take refuge, mentally do it for the dying person or for the one who died. Take the refuge, and mentally say that the merit is given to those who are involved in the accident.
Chanting some mantras and imagining its energies becoming a purple ball of fire, then you mentally throwing to the dying or newly dead should help.
The mantras that you should recite are the following (please do this in the same order as it is written):
- OM AMI DEWA HRIH (7X)
- OM MUNI MUNI MAHA MUNI YE SOHA (7X)
- TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKNADZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA (7X)
- OM MANI PADME HUM (3X)
- OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM (3X)
- OM VAJRAPANI HUM (3X)
- TADYATHA OM GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SOHA (7X)
While chanting the mantras slowly imagine that the mantras are becoming a ball of purple fire or energy. After you’ve finished chanting imagine it being thrown to the dying person or to those who just died. This will help their consciousness recognized that they just died or are dying.
In Buddhism also chanting loudly the mantras of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas will help the person attain a better next life.
If you have the Vajrapani Ruel(1) or Surangama Mantra Amulet(1), you can also put it on their chest or forehead, if the relatives or the authorities allowed you to do it, or at the very least pass it over them three times.
If you have the Vajrapani Ruel(2) and can’t remember all the mantras to chant, and does not feel comfortable approaching the dying person, hold it on your receiving hand (if you are right handed your receiving hand is your left hand and vice versa), and then chant OM VAJRAPANI HUM, while chanting imagine the energy coming from the Vajrapani Ruel(3) then slowly let it flow through your arms to your chest to move to your giving hand (which is your other hand) and then raise your giving hand, much like praying over somebody, then imagine the energy going to the dying person or newly dead one and let it’s energy clean it’s consciousness (or soul).
Wouldn’t it by doing this we are assuming that the person is dying (if not yet dead)? Yes it would, but the good thing doing this will cleanse its consciousness but it is also a healing act. They need the burst of energy and it might jolt them back to life.
I’m quite sure that a lot of you will be worried that by doing this the consciousness of the person might go after you, and you might attract the negative chi that cause the accident. By simply chanting the mantras, even if it is for them, you are already protecting yourself. And remember, there is no bad thing that will come out from a good thing.
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