The benefits of reciting Chenrezig mantra are inconceivable. Reciting the long mantra one time, according to the texts, purifies the heavy negative karma of the four root downfalls of pratimoksha (individual liberation). This means it purifies the heavy negative karma of a fully ordained person who has broken a root vow (the morality of abstaining from killing, stealing, sexual intercourse, as well as telling a great lie). So, this very heavy negative karma is completely purified. It also purifies the very heavy negative karma of killing one’s father and mother, drawing blood from a Buddha, killing an arhant and causing disunity among the Sangha. If any of these heavy negative karmas are created, then without break (of taking another rebirth), immediately after we die we are reborn in the lowest hot hell, and we have to experience this heavy suffering for an inexhaustible amount of time.
By reciting this mantra one time, we also purify the negative karma of the ten nonvirtues (killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying, slander, gossip, harsh speech, covetousness, ill will and heresy).
Reciting the long mantra seven times purifies 100 lifetimes of negative karma. Reciting the long mantra 21 times purifies 1,000 eons of negative karma. Reciting the long mantra 108 times (one mala) purifies 40,000 eons of negative karma.
This is just to give you a very rough idea of the benefits and the power of this mantra. Not only does it purify all this negative karma, but it also fulfills all our wishes for happiness, to achieve enlightenment, to be able to liberate numberless sentient beings from the oceans of samsaric suffering and its causes, karma and delusion, and to bring each and every sentient being to the peerless happiness—full enlightenment. There is no greater success then this in our life. By the way, we achieve liberation from the oceans of samsaric sufferings; by the way we achieve all the happiness of future lives, and by the way we achieve all the happiness of this life, as well as all our needs.
KonchokZoepa wrote:i wish they would translate this sutra
Thank you so very much! Is there a minimum requirement or a certain amount needed to be recited?WeiHan wrote:The benefits are:
一、身常无病 (body has no sickness, i.e healthy)
二、诸佛摄受 (Blessing from all Buddhas)
三、财宝衣食受用无尽 (possess wealth and never lack of food and clothes)
四、能伏怨敌而无所畏 (can subdue enemies without fear)
五、能令众生皆生慈心 (can cause compassion to arise in all sentient beings)
六、蛊毒鬼魅不能中伤 (cannot be harmed by curses, poison, ghosts or spirits)
七、一切刀杖所不能害 (cannot be harmed by knifes or weapons)
八、水不能溺 (cannot be drown by water)
九、火不能烧 (cannot be harmed by fire)
十、不受一切横死 (won't die of untimely accident)
I love this song. I love Imee Ooi.rory wrote:And here is wonderful Imee Ooi chanting it in Sanskrit Arya Ekadasa-Mukha Dharani
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMy-KI-r ... izVc2CLUZC
This Dharani was/is chanted in Japan as well.
I compared it to this version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GICB7Jo0xWIrory wrote:And here is Ani Choying Drolma version with Sanskrit lyrics, very beautiful. Even though the video is titled "Great Compassion Mantra" it is really Ekadasa Mukha Mantra.