Calling all Buddhas!
10 Wednesday Sep 2014
Written by Sam Webster in Ritual
One of the most useful and powerful Buddhist mantras is the 100 Syllable Mantra of VajraSattva, the Diamond (or Lightning) Being. This is the principal god-form of the Nyngma school of Tibetan Buddhism. Practitioners would recite this manta 100,000 times to prepare and purify themselves for more advanced work. IT is also use much like a banishing ritual in the West to clear and prepare the working space. If you read the text in translation you quickly realize that besides invoking VajraSattva, it (subtly) invokes all the Buddhas to come and help. And we could all use a little help, don’t you think?