Mantra: 108 NING JYE LI
Most supreme, Performing Dharma,
the Vajra Heart,
Wheel-turning Honored One
in the Northern Accomplishment Division.
Wisdom and proper samadhi
take precepts as their root.
With great perfect enlightenment,
one is revered by people and gods.
NING means "most supreme." JYE LI means "doing of Dharma." Most supreme, Performing Dharma,
the Vajra Heart. In this secret mantra, this is the Vajra Heart Mantra. Wheel-turning Honored One
in the Northern Accomplishment Division. JYE LI also means "Wheel-turning Heart Mantra," and belongs to
the Northern Division of Accomplishment Buddha. Wisdom and proper samadhi
take precepts as their root. In cultivation, you gain great wisdom because you have proper samadhi.
Great wisdom and proper samadhi come from keeping the precepts. Precepts are the root source.
If you don't keep precepts, you won't have samadhi or wisdom. Precepts are the basic foundation.
With great perfect enlightenment, one is revered by people and gods. You can become a Buddha with great and
perfect enlightenment, at which time the gods and humans will all pay respect to you.
Will wrote:Now line 107:Mantra: 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye
Verse: The As-You-Will pearl is wonderful and inconceivable. In the Southern Division of Transformation Birth, it bestows
fearlessness. When the Heart Mantra is received and upheld, things reveal their
original shape. Li Mei and Wang Liang are drawn by its magnetic power.
The As-You-Will pearl is wonderful and inconceivable. This is the Wonderful Jewel Heart Mantra, which is like the inconceivable As-You-Will precious pearl. In the Southern Division of Transformation Birth, it bestows fearlessness. The south is the Production of Jewels Division where there are inconceivable transformations and the giving of fearlessness. With the As-You-Will pearl, one universally gives to all living beings so they obtain all the jewel treasuries.
When the Heart Mantra is received and upheld, things reveal their original shape. If you recite the Five Great Heart Mantras, no matter how fierce the goblins or demons, they must appear in their original form so that you can know them for what they are.
Li Mei and Wang Liang are drawn by its magnetic power. Whether it is a Li Mei, a Wang Liang, or any other weird creature, as soon as you recite the Mantra, it's stuck--like being stuck to a magnet. Such creatures can't undergo their transformations anymore. This Mantra is hard to meet in a hundred, thousand, ten thousand eons.
Only Sincerity Obtains a Response:
In cultivating all Dharma doors one must be sincere. It is said:
Be clear and pure in body and mind; fast, maintain morality and cleanse the body.
You should eradicate all false thinking as you cultivate Dharma doors. Then you can obtain a response with the Way, like an echo following a sound. That is called "having a response." If you aren't sincere, no matter how efficacious the Mantra is, it won't work.
So we say:
When the mind is sincere, then it's efficacious. If your mind is not sincere, it isn't magical.
What is sincerity? It means having no doubts and instead having true faith in the inconceivable power of the Mantra--faith that its power will never fail. If you can be truly sincere, then your cultivation will succeed. Sometimes people may cultivate for a long time and get no response. Then they may start to think, "Is the Buddhadharma not efficacious? What's going on? I'm not getting a response. "It's not that the Mantra is not efficacious. You are not succeeding because you are not sincere. You are merely bumbling your way through it, going through the motions. You are cheating on materials- -gold bricking--following the crowd. You have not brought forth true sincerity. So those who recite the Shurangama Mantra must be sincere and have true faith.
Will wrote:remm, Vajra Bodhi Sea, as I mentioned in this thread. Staring with issue 243 you will find the comments. See this thread for the URL for VBS online: