The ‘difficulty’ in chanting a mantra is only at the start of doing it, but once you get used to it chanting it is going to be a breeze. However, what takes time to master is chanting it under deep meditation. Nevertheless, constantly doing should do the job, but you’re biggest battle is fighting frustration, because it might be difficult to achieve that level. But mantras are so powerful that even if you don’t achieve that level, you’re still bound to get some benefit.
These mantras that I’m about to share now is one of the most powerful mantras that I chant everyday. Even though I don’t particularly wish for anything, I still chant this mantra because it helps attract positivity and good energy. It’s partner mantra is a powerful mantra that erases long term negative karma. These two mantras should be chanted together, right after the other for it to be truly effective.
I’m talking about the WISH FULFILLING MANTRA and NEGATIVE KARMA CLEANSING MANTRA. Simply seeing the symbolic script of these mantras is considered auspicious. And chanting them will cleanse you from negative karma and attract wonderful positive energies and fulfill your wishes.
I have written about these mantras and you can read the post – RECEIVE SHOWERS OF BLESSINGS BY TAPPING TWO OF THE MOST POWERFUL MANTRAS – to understand it better. But what I would like to add is that chanting these mantras in conjunction with the mantra of the Bodhisattva Vajrapani – OM VAJRAPANI HUM – or by holding or carrying that Vajrapani Ruel will double or even triple the powerful of these mantras.
The mantras are:
OM PADMO USHNISHA VIMALE HUM PHAT
OM HANU PASHA BHARA HEYE SOHA
You can also read other posts in the Chant – A – Mantra series:
In my preceding post, which is also the 1st part of this post, I talked about what I call the ‘Fifteen Merit Days’ that will happen on Feb. 8, 2016 to Feb. 22, 2016. As mentioned in that post, it is very rarely that the Chinese New Year and Tibetan New Year will happen at the same time, and because of this it created a special Fifteen Merit Days that can help protect us from the ill effects of the year and also create good karma for us.
Any good deeds are going to be have doubled or tripled merits.
But today, allow me some of the traditional way to earn merits on the said 15 Merit Days.
Chant the following mantras and Buddha or Bodhisattva names:
Amitabha Buddha Mantra (OM AMI DEWA HRIH)
Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra (OM MUNI MUNI MAHAY MUNI YE SOHA)
Medicine Buddha Mantra (TADYATHA OM BHEKANDZYE BHEKANDZYE MAHA BHEKANDZYE RADZA SAMUGATE SOHA)
Mantra of the Compassionate Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara / Kuan Yin (OM MANI PADME HUM)
Mantra of Ksitigarbha Buddha (OM AH KSITIGARBHA THALENG HUM)
Name of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva (NAMO TA XING PU XIEN PUSA)
Mantra of Bodhisattva Manjushri (OM A RA PA TSA NA DHIH)
Wish Fulfilling Manta and Negative Karma Cleansing Mantra (OM PADMO USHNISHA VIMALE HUM PHAT & OM HANU PASHA BHARA HEYE SOHA)
Mantra of Bodhisattva Vajrapani (OM VAJRAPANI HUM)
Mantra of Bodhisattva Vajrasattva (OM VAJRASATTVA HUM)
Recite the following Sutras:
The Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra (Heart Sutra)
The Diamond Cutter Sutra
Sutra of the Medicine Buddha
The Noble Stack of Auspiciousness Sutra
The Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra
The Sutra on Impermanence
To do all these, it usually takes me 2 hours to finish all. You can omit some of the mantras or sutras mentioned on the list. However, remember the more you are able to do the more merit you’ll get. I especially recommend this to people who are sick or have a family who are sick and people born under the sign of the Ox and Tiger and also those who stay in the Northeast.
It will also be good if you can make vegetarian and fruit offering in the temple, as well as light and incense offering. Prostrating in front of an image of a Buddha or Bodhisattva will also likewise add some merits.
Please note that you can add other mantras or sutras. Especially the Mantra of Goddess Tara, Yellow Dzambhala, and Maitreya Buddha.
Again to better understand the 2016 Year of the Fire Monkey it will be good to read all the forecast. I know it is quite long but it is important for you to see the big picture.