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Hayagriva mantra

Postby devilyoudont » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:57 pm

Is there a Hayagriva mantra that does not require empowerment? I know he's an esoteric deity, but I'm asking on the off chance there is such a thing. There's one mantra listed here: http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/k ... html#batou on the right, but I know nothing about it and can't make out its Sanskrit form, if any.
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Re: Hayagriva mantra

Postby conebeckham » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:20 pm

I don't think so.
Also don't recognize that mantra, from the Japanese....
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Re: Hayagriva mantra

Postby devilyoudont » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:51 am

Oh well, it was a silly idea anyway. (praying for an animal :pig: )

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Re: Hayagriva mantra

Postby eijo » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:54 am

devilyoudont wrote:Is there a Hayagriva mantra that does not require empowerment? I know he's an esoteric deity, but I'm asking on the off chance there is such a thing. There's one mantra listed here: http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/k ... html#batou on the right, but I know nothing about it and can't make out its Sanskrit form, if any.


The Sanskrit for the mantra you saw on that page (Japanese reading incorrectly given there) is

Oṃ amṛtodbhava hūṃ phaṭ svāhā.
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Re: Hayagriva mantra

Postby Kaji » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:44 am

devilyoudont wrote:Is there a Hayagriva mantra that does not require empowerment? I know he's an esoteric deity, but I'm asking on the off chance there is such a thing.

The Hayagriva mantra is in the following sutra, available for all public:

Taisho Tripitaka Indian Compilation
T20 Esoteric Teachings Division III
1184. The Dharma of Sequential Liturgy of the Eight Syllable Dharani for Cultivating the Mandala by the Great Sage, Wonderfully Auspicious Bodhisattva
1185. a. The Buddha Speaks of the Sutra of Manjushuri's Dharanis of His Dharma Jeweled Treasury
b. Manjushuri's Dharanis of His Dharma Jeweled Treasury

...so I don't think one has to be specially empowered to use this mantra. Please correct me if I'm wrong here.

The version of Sanskrit transliteration that I have come across is:
Om, amṛtod-bhava hūṃ phaṭ

Very similar to eijo's one.
Namas triya-dhvikānāṃ sarva tathāgatānām!
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Re: Hayagriva mantra

Postby Kaji » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:48 am

devilyoudont wrote:Oh well, it was a silly idea anyway. (praying for an animal :pig: )

Thanks.

I think the Horse-head Hayagriva is a manifestation of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva that has just taken a form involving a symbol of an animal. There is some difference between praying to that and praying to an actualy animal.

You actually typed "praying for an animal". And I don't see what is wrong with that. Just like we can pray for a person or a deceased relative, so can we pray for an animal, or any sentient beings for that matter.
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Re: Hayagriva mantra

Postby devilyoudont » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:40 pm

Thanks, all. :bow:
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