Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Dharani Benefits?

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Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Dharani Benefits?

Postby Konchog1 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:49 pm

I'm becoming fond of this Dharani:

Namo Ratna Trayāya Namaḥ Ārya Jñāna Sāgara Vairocana Vyūha Rājāya Tathāgatāya Arhate Samyak Sambuddhaya Namah Sarva Tathagatebyah Arhatebhyaḥ Samyaksaṃbuddhe Byaḥ Namaḥ Arya Avalokite Śvarāya Boddhisattvāya Mahāsattvāya Mahākāruṇikāya Tadyathā Oṃ Dhara Dhara Dhiri Dhiri Dhuru Dhuru Ite Vatte Cale Cale Pra Cale Pra Cale Kusume Kusume Vare Ili Mili Citijvala māpanāye Svāhā

But what are the benefits? Does anyone know? The Sutra that introduced the Dharani hasn't been translated. The Chinese name is 佛说十一面观世音神咒经 and the Tibetan is Spyan-ras-gzigs-dbang-phyug-shal bcu-gcig-pa.

According to wikipedia it purifies karma and creates merit. What are the other benefits?

Thank you.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleven-Fa ... rani_Sutra
Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats

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Re: Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Dharani Benefits?

Postby KonchokZoepa » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:46 pm

hmm, i think it was lama yeshe wisdom archives that a certain amount like one mala purifies 40,000 aeons or something of negative karma. i dont remember the amount perfectly of either. 40,000 it was but years or aeons i dont remember.
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo

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Re: Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Dharani Benefits?

Postby KonchokZoepa » Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:46 pm

i just sometimes recite it to uplift my spirit and concentrate my mind on virtue
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo

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Re: Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Dharani Benefits?

Postby KonchokZoepa » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:01 am

i wish they would translate this sutra :)
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo

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Re: Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Dharani Benefits?

Postby Konchog1 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:57 am

Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats

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Re: Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Dharani Benefits?

Postby KonchokZoepa » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:50 pm

thanks for the translation of the mantra or dharani but i would be interested also in the entire sutra how this dharani came about and stuff.
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo

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Re: Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Dharani Benefits?

Postby WeiHan » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:20 pm

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)

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Re: Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Dharani Benefits?

Postby KonchokZoepa » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:42 pm

nice , thanks very much for the info :twothumbsup: :smile:
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo

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Re: Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Dharani Benefits?

Postby rory » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:56 pm

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.
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Chih-I:
The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58
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Re: Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Dharani Benefits?

Postby Konchog1 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:23 am

Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats

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Re: Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Dharani Benefits?

Postby rory » Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:55 am

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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slTlIKCxu_U
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Chih-I:
The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58
https://www.tendai-usa.org/

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Re: Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Dharani Benefits?

Postby Konchog1 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:43 am

Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats

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Re: Eleven-Faced Avalokitesvara Dharani Benefits?

Postby rory » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:23 am

Namu Kanzeon Bosatsu
Chih-I:
The Tai-ching states "the women in the realms of Mara, Sakra and Brahma all neither abandoned ( their old) bodies nor received (new) bodies. They all received buddhahood with their current bodies (genshin)" Thus these verses state that the dharma nature is like a great ocean. No right or wrong is preached (within it) Ordinary people and sages are equal, without superiority or inferiority
Paul, Groner "The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Culture"eds. Tanabe p. 58
https://www.tendai-usa.org/


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