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Mantra 10 (posted 04/2007, updated 11/2012)  Book information on Home page

大悲咒
The Great Compassion Mantra
Dhāraṇī of the Blue Necked One
(nīlakaṇṭha dhāraṇī)

namo ratna-trayāya | nama āryāvalokiteśvarāya bodhisattvāya mahāsattvāya mahākāruṇikāya | oṁ sarva-bhaya-śodhanāya tasya namaskṛtvā | idam_āryāvalokiteśvara tava namo nīlakaṇṭha | hṛdayaṁ vartayiyāmi sarvārtha-sādhanaṁ śubham_ajeyaṁ sarva-bhūtānāṁ bhava-mārga-viśodhakaṁ | tad-yathā oṁ ālokādhipati lokātikrānta | ehi mahā-bodhisattva sarpa sarpa smara smara hṛdayaṁ | kuru kuru karma | dhuru dhuru vijayate mahā-vijayate | dhara dhara dhāraṇī-rāja | cala cala mama vimalamūrtte | ehi ehi cīrṇa cīrṇa ārṣaṁ pracali | vaśa vaśaṁ pranāśaya | huru huru smara | huru huru sara sara siri siri suru suru | budhya budhya bodhaya bodhaya | maitreya nīlakaṇṭha [dehi me] darśanaṁ | praharāya-mānāya svāhā | siddhāya svāhā | mahā-siddhāya svāhā | siddha-yogīśvarāya svāhā | nīlakaṇṭhāya svāhā | varāha-mukhāya svāhā | nara-siṁha-mukhāya svāhā | gadā-hastāya svāhā | cakra-hastāya svāhā | padma-hastāya svāhā | nīlakaṇṭha-pāndarāya svāhā | mahātala-śaṁkarāya svāhā | namo ratna-trayāya | nama āryāvalokiteśvarāya bodhisattvāya svāhā | oṁ siddhyantu mantra-padāni svāhā (This concluding phrase appears in another version of this mantra.) ||

Compound words and their components are given below:

āryāvalokiteśvara = ārya-avalokita-īśvara
namaskṛtvā = namas-kṛtvā
ālokādhipati = āloka-adhipati
lokātikrānta = loka-atikrānta
vimalamūrtte = vimala-mūrtte
yogīśvarāya = yogi-īśvarāya

The Heart Mantra

oṁ vajra dharma hrīḥ ||