It is good to recite the following mantras
in the morning, to prepare for the day's activities:
Audio for multiplying mantra: download mp3
The following prayer was recorded by the Sravasti Abbey Sangha in April 2010 and is included here in high-quality mp3 format.
om sambhara sambhara bimana sara maha dzawa
hung/ om mara mara bimana kara maha dzawa hung
The parinata-cakra-sutra says that if this
is recited seven times, whatever virtuous actions one does that
day will be multiplied by 100,000.
om rutsira mani prawa taya hung
In the Palace of Vast Jewels, it says to
recite this seven times and then blow on the rosary to increase
the power of subsequent recitations.
Blessing the feet
om kraytsara ghana hung hri soha
By reciting this three times, then spitting
on the soles of your feet, it helps any living creature that dies
beneath your feet that day to be reborn in the god realm of the
To the Three Jewels I go for refuge. May
I become Buddha for the benefit of migrating beings.
I am the deity. On my tongue from
an AH comes a moon disc.
On it is a white OM.
Around that are the white Sanskrit
vowels standing clockwise. Around that are the red Sanskrit consonants
standing anticlockwise. Around that are the blue syllables of the
heart of dependent arising mantra, standing clockwise. Visualizing
this, I recite these in succession, beginning with the innermost.
Sanskrit vowels: om
a a i i u u ri ri li li e ai o au am ah soha*
Sanskrit consonants: om
ka kha ga gha nga/ cha chha ja jha nya/ tra thra dra dhra nra/ ta
tha da dha na/ pa pha ba bha ma/ ya ra la wa/ sha shha sa ha ksha
Heart of Dependent Arising:
om ye dharma haytu prabhava haytunte shan
tatagato hyawadat/ teshan tsayo nirodha ewam wadi maha shramanaye
Light from the OM and the mantra
garlands summons inspiring power of speech, worldly and supermundane,
in the form of the three mantras, the seven perfect royal treasures
and the eight auspicious signs. These dissolve into the OM
and the mantra garlands. Then the Heart of Dependent Arising mantra
dissolves into the Sanskrit consonants, that into the Sankrit vowels,
that into the OM, and that into the moon disc. This transforms
into an AH, which melts into white and red nectar and dissolves
into the tongue, making it the nature of vajra.
The benefits of this practice are: the
ability of one's speech is perfected, one's recitations are multiplied
in strength ten million times; the power of one's mantra recitation
is not diminished by eating non-vegetarian food; one's idle talk
becomes like recitation, and one does not accumulate so much negative
karma from idle talk.
om ahbirakay tsara hung
Recite this seven times over the meat to
stop the fault of eating meat and to help the sentient beings whose
flesh it was to be reborn in a happy realm.
tayata om bhaykandze bhaykandze maha bhaykandze
bhaykandze radza samudgate soha
tayata om bhaykandze bhaykandze maha
bhaykandze radza samudgate soha [Download