Why do many Buddhists consider purification practice to be the ultimate meditative practice? Why do Tibetan Buddhists consider Buddha Vajrasattva practice to be the most perfect and complete of purification practices? Do I need special instruction to practice this most profound purification and healing practice? We answer these questions and more in this presentation. Then, take a visualized meditative journey of body, speech and mind with our editor Lee Kane as he describes a simple purification visualization and ends with 108 repetitions of the profound 100-syllable mantra of Vajrasattva.
01:00 The Goal in Buddhism of Purification of the Five Aggregates
01:11 Shakyamuni Buddha battles Mara under the Bodhi Tree (animation)
02:31 Buddha’s example of purification
02:49 Methods of purification including Vajrasattva Practice, the ultimate purification
03:28 Sound Psychological Concept of Buddhist Purification
05:13 The 100-syllable mantra introduction
05:53 Vajrasattva is a complete practice in itself
06:32 Why is it so powerful?
07:19 How do we know it works?
08:27 How to pronounce mantra in Sanskrit 3 times (non-musical) (see mantra below)
10:21 Detailed meaning/translation of mantra from Lati Rinpoche
13:03 “Mechanics of Vajrasattva Practice” a How-to
14:03 The Four Opponent Powers: Dependence, Regret, Remedy, and Restraint
15:13 VISUALIZATION BEGINS (Painting by Thomas Edwards art and animations)
19:53 Seven non-musical repetitions of Vajrasattva 100-Syllable Mantra
MANTRA in Sanskrit (pronunciation guide at 08:27)
OM VAJRASATTVA SAMAYA MANUPALAYA
DRIDHO ME BHAVA
SUTOSHYO ME BHAVA
SUPOSHYO ME BHAVA
ANURAKTO ME BHAVA
SARVA SIDDHIM ME PRAYACCHA
SARVA KARMA SU CHAME
CHITTAM SHRIYAM KURU HUM
HA HA HA HA HO
BHAGAVAN SARVA TATHAGATA
VAJRA MA ME MUNCHA
VAJRA BHAVA MAHA SAMAYA SATTVA
AH HUM PHAT!
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Lee Kane is the editor of Buddha Weekly, since 2007. His main focuses as a writer are mindfulness techniques, meditation, Dharma and Sutra commentaries, Buddhist practices, international perspectives and traditions, Vajrayana, Mahayana, Zen. He also covers various events.
Lee also contributes as a writer to various other online magazines and blogs.