Sunday, April 5, 2009

Prajnaparamita Sutra

Prajnaparamita, Java In previous post you have read about What is Mantra?. In this post i would like to share about Prajnaparamita Sutra also known as perfection of Wisdom Mantra or Hridaya (heart) Sutra. Paramita refers to the perfection of which ferries one beyond the sea of suffering and mortality to Nirvana. There is Six Paramitas as following: (1) Dana, charity or giving, including the bestowing of truth on others; (2) Sila, keeping the discipline; (3) Ksanti, patience under suffering and insult; (4) Virya, zeal and progress; (5) Dhyana, meditation or contemplation; (6) Prajna, wisdom, the power to discern reality or truth. It is the perfection of the last one -- Prajna -- that ferries sentient beings across the ocean of Samsara (the sea of incarnate life) to the shores of Nirvana. Listen Prajna Paramita Mantra By Ani Tsering Wangmo

Prajnaparamita Sutra
"Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone utterly beyond, Enlightenment hail!"

Prajnaparamita (perfection of Wisdom)
Prajnaparamita Prajnaparamita, Lady of Immeasurable Wisdom, is the great emptiness out of which all form comes. As such She is known as the mother of all the Buddhas, because She embodies the essence of all the Buddhas’ sublime wisdom.

Heart Sutra is also Known as Prajnaparmita Sutra or Mantra, but People are often surprised to find that Prajnaparmita has her own Mantra

om namo bhagavatyai ārya prajñā pāramitā yai
Om homage to the blessed noble perfection of wisdom

By listening or reciting Heart Sutra with faith, one creates antidotes for the affliction of ignorance in one's mind and great wisdom arises. Through the power of this great wisdom, one fully realizes their highest potential -- complete and perfect enlightenment.

There are many mantras or Chants Posted in this Blog. Mostly meanings and chants are collected from Different blogs and websites. For this post I search many websites and Blogs. you may like to read some blogs releted with this sutra, so for further read i recommend to visit
Visible Mantra
The Heart Sutra
Translated by Geshe Michael Roach (PDF File)
Video is edited and uploaded by myself, you can listen this mantra in Album "Immeasurable JOY" by Ani tsering Wangmo. There is another Chenrezig Mantra by Ani Tsering Wangmo. If you like this video also watch my other video in this blog.

What Is Mantra?

INNER PEACEWe have read many mantra in this blog. Before we start this post I would like to share few words about Mantra
What is Mantra?
Buddhism in general and Vajrayana in particular, believe that thrugh three factors one can actualize the true accomplishment of Buddha hood. These are through the symbolic gesture known as Mudra and through meditative absorption.

Mantra here refers to the recitation of the essence words of the practice of the rituals of the deities.

Mantra is the essence of prayer that assures the receptiveness of the respective enlightened Deities. Mantra is request and the means through which one invokes the deities. It is the bridge between oneself and the deities.

Mantra is the common Language that both you and your savior deity have access to. mantra is the Memorable slogan you chant to have your request heard and answered by your savior deity. Thus, chanting mantra is tantamount to reciting whole texts or treatises of teachings relating to your Savior deity.
When the words mantra is separated in ti two segments, it revels the inner meaning of salvaging one's mind from conceptualization, concept and fear. The Word Man in Sanskrit means mind, and Tra in Sanskrit means to protect.

Reciting Such Mantras will assuredly bring the blessings of the deities more swiftly to your life and the lives of your loved ones.
Prajnaparamita (perfection of Wisdom) Sutra


INNER PEACESource: Album Inner Peace by Ani choying Drolma. Above paragraphs ( What is Mantra? ) are printed on the booklet of Album. In this booklet you can read, What is Mantra?, an answer to the question, why mantra are Sung in melody? by Jhampa Losal Beru, for Ani choying Drolma La. Words edited by: Noah Gordon .

This albums contains nine mantras in 4 different titles. This booklet also tell you the meaning of these mantras.
#1 Namo Ratna Traya ya.. Long Mantra of Avlokiteshwor
#2 Om Amarani Jeven Teye Soha.. (6 mantra in 1 title)
a)Om Amarani Jeven Teye Soha... Aparmita Mantra
b)Om Mani Padme Hum Hrih.. ChenreZig Short Mantra
c)Om Ah Hung Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hung... Guru Padmasambhava Mantra
d)Om Ah Hung Vajra Guru Padma Thotreng Tsal Vajra Samaya Dza Siddhi Phalla Hung Ah..
Guru Padmasambhava activity Mantra of the retinue of Guru.
e)Om Bodhichitta Maha Sukha Gyana Dhatu Ah Om Rulu rulu Hung Bjoh Hung... The Essence Mantra of the 100 peaceful and Wrathful deties.
f) Om VajraSatva Ah... Vajrasatva Mantra.
#3 Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha .. Tara Mantra
#4 Om Mani Padme Hum... Chenrezig (Four Arm Avlokiteshwor) Mantra

Highly Recommend to buy This Cd "Inner Peace". Samples Songs you can listen at this blogs click on your right sidebar Label: Ani Choying Drolma or Mantra or Chants. Or see This Chant Namo Ratna Traya. Also this CD "Inner Peace" was made to support Nuns Welfare Foundation Of Nepal.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ganesha Symbolism

Ganesha is worshipped as lord of wisdom, success, patron of arts and sciences, beginnings and as the lord of defender. Also Ganesha regarded as remover of all kind of obstacles from devotee's way ( Read my Previous Post Ganesha The God of Wisdom). I think most of you know about it. Did you read the post about 32 forms of Ganesha? If not I will recommend you to read 32 Forms Of Ganesh Book in this blog, because today i am going to share some Symbol meaning of the body parts and gestures of Lord Ganesha.

All of us know that Ganesha has elephant head with only one tusk, fat and has big belly, his mount is rat (mooshika) and many more. Have you ever think what is the meaning of the these symbols? Many of us don't know what is the meaning of all this things. So Lets see the pictures below

Ganesha Symbolism
Big Head: - Think Big
Large Ears: - Listen More
Small eyes: - Concentrate
Small Mouth: - Talk Less
Trunk: - high efficiency and adaptability
Large Stomach – Peacefully digest all good and bad in life.
One tusk: - retain good throw away bad
Sweets or Modaka: - rewards of Sadhana , a symbol of what He loves most, moksha, liberation, the sweetest of all things sweet.
Blessing: - Bless and protects on spiritual path to supreme
Axe: - To cut off all bonds of attachment
Rope: - To pull you nearer to the highest goal
Prasad: - The whole world is at your feet and for your asking
Mouse: - Desire, unless under control can cause havoc you ride the desire and keep it under control and don’t allow it to take you for a ride. The mouse has a keen sense of smell. The mouse also symbolizes the darkness of night. The mouse can see well in the dark. As Vinayaka's vehicle the mouse signifies an object that leads man from darkness to light. Picture above Ganesha Symbolism Source Angel Fire

GANESHA Battle With ParshuRam
GANESHA Battle With ParshuRam
Ganesha said to have lost his one tusk in a fight with Parashuram
9 Ganesha form out of 32 Ganesha
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