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Texts on the theme of Mantra (sngags):
Revealed as a 'treasure' (gter ma), this short text explains the benefits and significance of Guru Padmasambhava's famous twelve-syllable mantra oṃ āḥ hūṃ vajra guru padma siddhi hūṃ.
This collection of secret mantras, compiled by Mipham Rinpoche in 1898, is said to be especially powerful in overcoming the various forms of disease and harmful influence prevalent in the current age.
- Garland of Night-Blooming Water Lilies: A Commentary on the Guru Siddhi Mantra by Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima
This profound explanation of the individual syllables of Padmasambhava's famous Vajra-Guru Mantra is written in colloquial language that is concise and easy to understand. The text is explicitly aimed at 'town-dweller mantrins' who mistakenly confuse the fundamentals of Secret Mantra.
- The Meaning of the Six Syllables of the King of Vidyā-Mantras, the Heroic Lord Mañjuśrī by Jampal Dewe Nyima
A commentary on the famous six-syllable mantra of Mañjuśrī (oṃ arapacana dhīḥ), relating each mantra syllable to aspects of generation stage (bskyed rim), completion stage (rdzogs rim) and Great Perfection (rdzogs chen) practice.
This succinct explanation of the Vajra-Guru mantra places special emphasis on the various meanings of the ‘vajra name’ by which Padmasambhava is invoked, i.e., Vajra Guru Padma.
- In Praise of the Meaning of the Main Mantras of the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö
Jamyang Khyentse elaborates on the individual syllables of the main mantra of the forty-two peaceful deities, oṃ āḥ hūṃ hrīḥ bodhicitta mahāsukha jñāna dhātu āḥ, and the main mantra of the fifty-eight wrathful deities, oṃ rulu rulu hūṃ bhyo hūṃ.