jay wrote:In the Last retreat over the weekend- rimpoche gave the lung for vajrasattva. I just wanted to double check i got it right:
om a hung, om a hung
finishing with a hung phat
Does anyone know if you need a seed syllable to transform?
My 2 cents,
It is ok if you just say the main mantra. You don't need a seed syllable to transform, but no harm in using one. The seed syllable is assumed to be there.
If you are feeling feisty, you can add a couple of omahhums at the beginning, as this is a universal mantra of Guu Rinpoche that can also be used for purification (as in chod.)
If you are feeling feisty, you can add a hung phet at the end which is a kind of universal seal or conclusion to a practice. I interpret its function as a kind of "let it be so."
Please don't quote me on any of this because I just make it up as I go along.
The take a way from Transmission is what functions for the individual. This is what functions for me.
Hopefully you can get the explanation from a webcast.
If you want to be exactly correct then write to ChNNR.