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Sunday, 30 May 2010 15:53

The following is the summary of a teaching given by H.E. Serkong Rinpoche in Dharamsala at the Inji Gonpa, October1976. The translation comes from Alexander Berzin's notes (www.berzinarchives.com), edited by the administrator. These are the most basic instructions for the mantra recitation. There are more elaborate ones according to the oral tradition which are covered in some commentaries and teachings accessible only to registered users.

After you have gone through the various offerings that are made to the various people in the lineage and the praises and all these things, then comes the blessing of the rosary.

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When you do the OM A RA PA TSA NA DHI recitation you visualize that mantra [or a number of mantra lines] going around on a sun disc inside your innermost heart [= the heart of Manjushri]. Through that you receive the blessings of the body speech and mind of Manjushri. When you are finished with the OM AH RA PA TSA NA DHI recitation you want to recite as many DHIs as you can in one breath. While you are doing this visualize a DHI on your tongue emanating lights and making various offerings to the Buddhas, and thereby bringing back the enlightened qualities of the body, speech, and mind of all the Buddhas. When you have finished reciting all of these DHIs you swallow the DHI that is on your tongue [of your main face as Vajrabhairava] which then dissolves into the innermost portion of your heart. You should feel as if your wisdom has been increased.

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Once you have finished doing the OM A RA PA TSA NA DHIs in your innermost heart, you should visualize a moon disc with the syllable DHI on it and with the OM A RA PA TSA NA DHI mantra going around it. After you finish the recitation of the Manjushri mantra and the DHIs, the moon disc changes to a sun disc; now with a HUM standing in the center of it with three rings of mantras going around: (1) on the outside you have the YAMARAJA... mantra and; (2) within that [a number of lines of] the OM HRIH SHTRIH mantra; and then (3) within that [a number of lines of] the OM YAMANTAKA HUM PHAT mantra. When we have finished reciting the YAMARAJA... mantra it dissolves into the OM HRIH SHTRIH mantra; and when we have finished doing that, it dissolves into the OM YAMATAKA HUM PHAT mantra.

While doing the recitation of these mantras you visualize that light goes out of your right nostril thereby (1) making offerings to all the Buddhas, (2) ripening all beings, (3) all beings coming back, (4) dissolving back into your left nostril, back inside you in the form of Jigje, and thereby (5) getting all the blessings. While we are reciting these mantras we visualize that light comes out of our right nostril making offerings to all the Buddhas and ripening all beings. All beings come back and dissolve back into through our left nostril back inside us in the form of Yamantaka, Through that we receive all the blessings.

After that the rosaries of the mantras in the sun disc in your heart have dissolved; on the crown of your head you have a miniature Akshobya that was formed during the initiation, and within his heart you have the rosary of the Vajrasattva mantra which you recite three times. While you recite the Vajrasattva mantra nectar comes flowing down. This is right in front of the red head [=Rakshasa's head], and the nectars come down and purify you of any mistakes or anything that you have done improperly in the recitation of the mantras.

The Mantras are:

Manjushri-MantraLine

OM AH RA PA TSA NA DHIH (Manjushri)

Yamantaka-long

OM YAMARAJA / SADOMEYA / YAMEDORU / NAYODAYA / YADAYONI /
RAYAKSHEYA / YAKSHEYACCHA / NIRAMAYA / HUM HUM PHAT PHAT SVAHA (Root Mantra)

YamantakaHRIH

OM HRIH SHTRIH VIKRTANANA HUM PHAT (Action Mantra)

Yamantaka-short

OM YAMANTAKA HUM PHAT (Essence Mantra)

After you have gone through the various offerings that are made to the various people in the lineage and the praises and all these things, then comes the blessing of the rosary.
When you do the OM A RA PA TSA NA DHI recitation you visualize that mantra going around on a sun disc inside your innermost heart [= the heart of Manjushri]. Through that you receive the blessings of the body speech and mind of Manjushri. When you are finished with the OM AH RA PA TSA NA DHI recitation you want to recite as many DHIs as you can in one breath. While you are doing this visualize a DHI on your tongue ema¬nating lights and making various offerings to the Buddhas, and thereby bringing back the enlightened qualities of the body, speech, and mind of all the Buddhas. When you have finished reciting all of these DHIs you swallow the DHI that is on your tongue [of your main face as Vajrabhairava] which then dissolves into the innermost por¬tion of your heart. You should feel as if your wisdom has been increased.
When you are doing the OM A RA PA TSA NA DHIs in your innermost heart, you should visualize a moon disc with the syllable DHI on it and with the OM A RA PA TSA NA DHI mantra going around it. After you finish the recitation of the Manjushri mantra and the DHIs, the moon disc changes to a sun disc; now with a HUM standing in the center of it with three rings of mantras going around: (1) on the outside you have the YAMARAJA... mantra and; (2) within that [a number of lines of] the OM HRIH SHTRIH mantra; and then (3) within that [a number of lines of] the OM YAMANTAKA HUM PHAT mantra. When we have finished reciting the YAMARAJA... mantra it dissolves into the OM HRIH SHTRIH mantra; and when we have finished doing that, it dissolves into the OM YAMATAKA HUM PHAT mantra.
While doing the recitation of these mantras you visualize that light goes out of your right nostril thereby (1) making offerings to all the Buddhas, (2) ripening all beings, (3) all beings coming back, (4) dissolving back into your left nostril, back inside you in the form of Jigje, and thereby (5) getting all the blessings.

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