Nemo wrote:Kanjur (Peijing # 338) Volume NG
Homage to all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
Thus have I once heard: The Blessed One was dwelling in Rajagriha together with a great community of 1250 monks and of Boddhisattva-Mahasattvas. At that time the Blessed One spoke to the Venerable Ananda: “O Ananda, the tasks of anyone who comprehends the Essence of Ganapati-Ganesvara will all be accomplished. One’s wishes are fulfilled by comprehending it and every mantra will bring attainment:
“Tadyatha/ Namo stute-maha-ganapataye svaha/Om kata kata/ Mata mata/ Dara dara/ vidara vidara/Hana hana/ Grihna grihna/ Dhava dhava/ Bhamja Bhamja/Stambha stambha/ Jambha jambha/ Moha moha/ Dehi dehi/Dapaya Dapaya/Dhana dhanya sidhi me prayaccha samaya-manu-smara maharudra vacaniye svaha/Om kuru kuru svaha/ Om turu turu/ Om muru muru svaha/Om bava samti vasu pushtim kuru svaha/Adguta bindu kshabhita mahavidara/ Sama-gacchati mahabaya/Mahabala/ Mahavarakra/ Mahahasti/ Maha-dakshini-ya praci-dayami svaha/Om kuru kuru/ Curu curu/ Muru muru/ Om ga ga ga ga ga ga ga ga/Om namo nama svaha/”
O Ananda, when any son of noble family, daughter of noble family, monk, nun, lay man or lay woman goes to a place of worship other than where the Three Jewels (are worshipped) or enters the palace retinue of a king and practices the mantras (recited in that place) and begins with this Essence of Ganapati-Ganesvara all one’s tasks will be accomplished. Have no doubts about it. If one is mindful (of this mantra) in fights, arguments, confusions, and wars, they will all be pacified. If you get up early each morning and recite it, you will attain learnedness. Yakshas, rakshasa and dakini will not rob your health but will promise to stay far away."
After the Blessed One proclaimed these things, the gathering and everyone in it, along with the world with its gods, men, demigods, and gandharvas, rejoiced and praised the Blessed One’s teaching.
This completes the Essence of Ganapati-Ganesvara Sutra.
Kanjur (Pejing#338) Vol NG
I cannot understand why the Buddha would expound a sutra to worship a god, isn't this something he debunked before? But in this sutra, Ganesh isn't in the same vain as he is in Hinduism right? confused