Ancient Eastern Tradition Reveals A Powerful Mantra
Mantras or “vehicle of the mind” are special words or phrases repeated in mediation via speaking, singing, or chanting, to enter a different state of consciousness. They are often used in Hinduism and Buddhism, and in reality are an important part of most, if not all, religious and spiritual practices and beliefs—even if at times they are referenced by a different name. Words used with intention can bring profound peace and change. There is one mantra that is like no other, the Shurangama Mantra. Its true ancient age is unknown, and understanding it completely is said to be impossible to the human mind.
What is even more fascinating is that there is a belief that as long as one person on the Earth is still signing this mantra 24/7, the Earth and heaven can exists. If everyone would stop at once, the world would end. The dark forces that fear the mantra would come out and destroy everything. Depending on the individual beliefs these can include demons, ghosts, and dark entities.
This mantra who keeps all of the darkness at bay is called the Shurangama Mantra. “Shurangama” means “ultimately firm and strong.” To honor this mantra, the Shurangama Sutra (or scripture) is spoken to make sure all virtues are kept whole—to make sure the Proper Dharma is followed. The scripture was first found around 8th century Japan and the translated into Tibetan in the next century. You can find it online to read.
The Power of The Shurangama Mantra
The full name of the Shurangama mantra is “Great White Canopy of Light Dharani Mantra” or ‘mo he sa dan tuo bo da la tuo lo ni zhou.’
The word canopy acts as a metaphor for a scared protective space for those who live a virtuous life. The more virtuous you are, the better you will be able to understand this mantra.
The Shurangama mantra is as incredible as its name.
Each line, each word in the mantra is said to hold incredible powers. Chanting it will remove any darkness from the individual and put them back on the track of following the Buddhist virtues.
The virtues are avoiding killing or harming others (including animals of course), avoiding stealing, keeping sexual activity sacred, staying honest, not gossiping or ill-speaking, not arguing or raising one’s voice, speaking only when necessary, being generous and not greedy, keeping thoughts pure, and keeping spiritual beliefs pure and focused.
Each line of the mantra also brings the vibration higher, making the heavens closer, and driving the evil farther away. It helps release karma not just from this life, but all past lives as well. Reciting this mantra is one of the direct ways to reach a Buddha-like enlightenment.
It will also help you get the Five Eyes and Six Spiritual Penetrations.
The Five Eyes
The five eyes in Buddhism are the Physical eye, Heavenly eye, Wisdom eye, Dharma eye, and the Buddha eye. All of these can be also achieved by meditation. The Heavenly eye sees beyond the physical realm. The Wisdom eye sees the emptiness of the universe leading to non-attachment. The Dharma eye sees that even though everything is emptiness, it is nonetheless real. This eye leads to unconditional love and compassion. And the last eye, the Buddha eye which sees the truth of the world at the highest level.
The Six Penetrations
The Six Penetrations are the heavenly eye that can see beyond this world, the heavenly ear that can hear the gods, the knowledge of others’ thoughts, the knowledge of past lives, the extinction of outflow; meaning no more bad thoughts of greed, lust of bad habits; and the complete spirit or the Penetration of the Spiritual Realm—a blissful state of being.
All of these will bring out an incredible transformation in you that you cannot even imagine.
If you start reciting this mantra daily, the following may happen:
- You will become more productive at work and personal projects. Things will start getting done and faster than ever.
- You will grow wiser naturally.
- Your hopes and dreams will start to manifest.
- Any bad situations will disappear or resolve quickly. Some may even be prevented.
- Your mind will become more pure.
- Things will go your way.
- It may even help save the world by adding to the collective consciousness.
You can find the original verses of the Shurangama Mantra together with accompanying mudras (hand gestures) posted by the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association.