Mantras of the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities
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In Praise of the Meaning of the Main Mantras of the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities
by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö
Oṃ – enlightened form with the five wisdoms.
Āḥ – enlightened speech with melodious sound.
Hūṃ – the vajra of the enlightened mind.
Hrīḥ – the vajra of primordial wisdom.
Bodhi – ultimate awakening.
Citta – the essence of dharmas.
Mahā – the great wisdom sphere.
Sukha – the embrace of supreme bliss.
Jñāna – the wisdom of inner luminosity.
Dhātu – within the empty dharma sphere.
Āḥ – the fourth time’s great spontaneous perfection.
Oṃ – the five herukas of transformation.
Ru – the uprooting of attachment.
Lu – liberation from the realm of saṃsāra.
Ru – the great blood of the three poisons.
Lu – offering to mouths of awesome wrath.
Hūṃ – the overpowering of destructive forces.
Bhyo – the intoxication of the hosts of yoginīs.
Within the primordially pure three worlds of Hūṃ,
The great blood-drinking heruka of liberation: Hoḥ!
Through these brief remarks on the definitive secrets
Of the main mantras of peaceful and wrathful deities,
May we realize the points of the vast and profound
And attain the supreme peace and wrath of great bliss!
Thus, Lodrö Gyatso wrote this during a drupchö (accomplishment offering practice) of the peaceful and wrathful deities according to Droltik.
| Translated by Adam Pearcey with the generous support of the Khyentse Foundation and Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2021.
'Jam dbyangs chos kyi blo gros. "zhi khro rtsa sngags don bstod/" in ’Jam dbyangs chos kyi blo gros kyi gsung 'bum. 12 vols. Bir: Khyentse Labrang, 2012. W1KG12986 Vol. 2: 491
i.e., Droltik Gongpa Rangdrol (grol thig dgongs pa rang grol). ↩