Video: Shakyamuni Buddha Mantra 1 Hour in Sanskrit: Blessings and Vast Merit Accumulation & Auspiciousness

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    The Sacred Sanskrit Syllables of Shakyamuni Gautama Buddha’s mantra bring “skies of merit” to any who chant them according to several teaching lineages.
    LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE taught, based on the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic, that this mantra’s “karmic results are multiplied one hundred million times on Buddha Days” such as Losar (this year February 10), 15 Days of Miracles (Feb 10-25) , and any of the other special Dharma Days (see below.) The mantra is:

    Om Muni Muni Mahamuni Shakyamuni Svaha



    The mantra can be chanted by anyone and is most auspicious. The sacred Sanskrit vowels also purify obscurations and obstacles, and bring a “vast accumulation of merit.

    Shakyamuni Gautama Buddha’s mantra Om Muni Muni Mahamuni Shakyamuni Svaha — which contains the essence of the Buddha Dharma if it is fully understood.

    Mipham Rinpoche said: “that by reciting this dharani only once, all the harmful actions you have committed throughout 800,000 kalpas will be purified. They say that it possesses boundless qualities such as these, and is the sacred heart-essence of Buddha Shakyamuni.”
    OM – is translated multiple ways. It’s essence is “the entire essence of Dharma” and the “body, speech and mind” of Buddha (Om is actually representative of the seeds A-U-M.) Another translation is I praise the Body Speech and Mind: OM is A-U-M the seed syllables of Enlightened Body, Speech and Mind.
    Muni — Sage
    Muni — Sage
    Maha Muni — Great Sage
    Shakya Muni — Sage of the Shakyas
    Svaha — A blessing that basically translates as: “Well Said” as in Su Ha (Su – “We’ll” Ha “to call” )

    Focusing on the mantra mindfully has the power to purify all negative Karmas from many lifetimes. This is because it contains the essence of Buddha’s teachings.

    OTHER DHARMA DATES to make a special effort to chant on are (increased merit) are:
    -Lord Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and Paranirvana: celebrated on the 15th lunar day of the 4th lunar month
    -Lord Buddha’s First Teaching: 4th day of the 6th lunar month
    – Lord Buddha’s Descent from the God Realm of Thirty Three: day 22 of lunar month 9.
    More 2024 Dharma Dates on our calendar here:

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