Buddhist Mantras to Benefit Animals
By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche
These mantras are extracted from How to Make Charity of Food to the Creature, Ants, available from FPMT Foundation Store as a pdf or booklet.
Translation and commentary by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, FPMT Education Services, Portland 2011.
Note: On 11 June 1997, Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised the following recitations into the ears of dogs and other animals: the mantras of Maitreya, Padmasambhava, Chenrezig, Medicine Buddha, and Milarepa, and the Heart Sutra.
OM MANI PADME HUM
Reciting just this mantra has limitless skies of benefits, most unbelievable. You can’t imagine the benefits of reciting just this mantra.
NAMO RATNA TRAYAYA / NAMA ARYA JÑANA SAGARA / VAIROCHANA VYUHA RAJAYA / TATHAGATAYA / ARHATE SAMYAK SAMBUDDHAYA / NAMA SARVA TATHAGATABHYAH / ARHATEBHYAH / SAMYAK SAMBUDDHEBHYAH / NAMAH ARYA AVALOKITESHVARAYA / BODHISATTVAYA / MAHASATTVAYA / MAHAKARUNIKAYA / TADYATHA / OM DHARA DHARA /DHIRI DHIRI / DHURU DHURU / ITTI VATTE / CHALE CHALE / PRACHALE PRACHALE / KUSUME KUSUME VARE / ILI MILI / CHITI JVALAM / APANAYE SVAHA MEDICINE BUDDHA
TADYATHA / OM BHAISHAJYE BHAISHAJYE MAHA BHAISHAJYE [BHAISHAJYE] / RAJA SAMUDGATE SVAHA
TADYATHA OM BEKANDZAY BEKANDZAY MAHA BEKANDZAY BEKANDZAY RADZA SAMUNDGATE SVAHA
OM NAMO BHAGAVATE BHAISHAJYE / GURU BAIDURYA / PRABHA RAJAYA / TATHAGATAYA / ARHATE SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA / TADYATHA / OM BHAISHAJYE BHAISHAJYE MAHA BHAISHAJYE [BHAISHAJYE ] / RAJA SAMUDGATE SVAHA
OM NAMO BAGAWATAY BEKANDZAY / GURU BAIDURYA / PRABA RADZAYA / TATAGATAYA / ARHATAY SAMYAK SAMBUDDHAYA / TA YA TA / OM BEKANDZAY BEKANDZAY MAHA BEKANDZAY [BEKANDZAY] / RADZA SAMUGATAY SOHA
By hearing the Medicine Buddha mantra, they won’t get reborn in the lower realms; they will get a higher rebirth.
NAMO RATNA TRAYAYA / OM KAMKANI KAMKANI / ROCHANI ROCHANI / TROTANI TROTANI / TRASANI TRASANI / PRATIHANA PRATIHANA / SARVA KARMA / PARAM PARA NI ME / SARVA SATTVA NANCHA SVAHA
Just by seeing the Mitrugpa mantra, the heavy negative karma of criticizing the Arya Sangha is purified, so there is no question about the benefits of actually reciting it.
OM NAMO BHAGAVATE / SARVA DURGATE PARI SHODHANI RAJAYA / TATHAGATAYA / ARHATE SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA / TADYATHA / OM SHODHANI SHODHANI / SARVA PAPAM VISHODHANI / SHUDHE VISHUDHE / SARVA KARMA AVARANA VISHODHANI SVAHA
By merely seeing the Kunrig mantra—no need to mention actually saying it—one purifies the very heavy negative karma of avoiding the holy Dharma. Avoiding the Dharma is more heavy than destroying all the statues, stupas, scriptures, and temples in this world; heavier than that. This means you think that Buddha’s teaching is not for you. From your heart, you give it up; you give up from your heart the object of devotion.
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