Usnisa Vijaya Dharani Sutra was translated eight times from Sanskrit to Chinese between 679-988 CE.
This powerful sutra gained wide circulation in China, and its effective practices have been used since the Tang dynasty (the 2nd largest and longest-enduring empire in China), from which it then spread to the rest of East Asia.
Usnisa Vijaya Dharani Sutra Lyrics:
”Namo bhagavate trailokya prativisistaya buddhaya bhagavate tadyatha om vishodhaya vishodhaya asama-sama samantavabhasa-spharana gati gahana svabhava vishuddhe abhisinchatu mam sugata vara vachana amirta abhisekai maha mantra-padai ahara ahara ayuh sam-dharani sodhaya sodhaya gagana vishuddhe usnisa vijaya vishuddhe sahashra-rasmi
Sam-chodite sarva tathagata avalokani sat-paramita-paripurani sarva tathagata mati dasha-bhumi prati-sthite sarva tathagata hirdaya adhisthanadhisthita maha-mudre vujra kaya sam-hatana vishuddhe sarvavarana apaya-durgati pari vishuddhe prati-nivartaya ayuh shuddhe samaya adhisthite mani mani maha mani tathata bhuta-koti parishuddhe visphuta buddhi shuddhe
Jaya jaya vijaya vijaya smara smara sarva buddha adhisthita shuddhe vajri vajragarbhe vajram bhavatu mama shariram sarva sattva’am cha kaya pari vishuddhe sarva gati parishuddhe sarva tathagata singcha me samasvasayantu sarva tathagata samasvasa adhisthite budhiya budhiya vibudhiya vibudhiya bodhaya bodhaya vibhodhaya vibodhaya samanta parishuddhe sarva tathagata hirdya adhisthanadhisthita mahamudre svaha.”
Benefits of Reciting This Sutra:
The purpose of this remarkable sutra is said to be helping all living beings in a tumultuous and troubled world. According to this ancient sutra, sentient beings will leave suffering and obtain happiness, remove karmic hindrances or obstacles, increase their longevity and prosperity, remove hatred and enmity, eliminate calamities and disasters, fulfill all aspiration and wishes, and be led onto the Buddha’s way.
Zhunti (Cundi) is a bodhisattva venerated and adored especially in the Vajrayana (also known as the Thunderbolt Vehicle or Diamond Vehicle) Buddhist school. Her devotees revere to the bodhisattva as “The Mother of Seven Million Buddhas.” In China, the bodhisattva is commonly considered a manifestation of Guanyin (the personification of perfect Compassion, Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva).
The bodhisattva is usually portrayed with 18 arms, each wielding implements which represent upaya. These 18 arms also describe the 18 merits of attaining Buddhahood as outlined in the Sutra. Moreover, the bodhisattva is attended by two dragon kings (Upananda and Nanda) who stand guard by her lotus throne.
”Namah Saptanam Samyak-Sambuddha Kotinam.
Tad-Yatha: Om, Cale, Cule, Cundi Svaha!”
Benefits Of Reciting Cundi Mantra:
”If there are bhiksunis, bhikshus, upasakas, or Upasikas who memorize and say this dharani, their negative karma in every place, created over millennia, will be entirely dissolved. In every place where they reside or born, they will always meet Bodhisattvas and Buddhas.
They will always have adequate abilities and resources to do as they wish. In any birth, they will always be able to leave the home Life and will have the capacity to maintain the pure Precepts of a Bodhisattva. They will be born in human or heavenly realms, they will always be protected by all the heavenly guardians, and they will not fall into Evil destinies” – Gautama Buddha
Kalachakra, better known as the Wheel of Time, Cycle of Time, or the Ten-fold Powerful, is commonly used to refer to a very advanced teaching and practice in Tibetan Buddhism. Although the teaching is very esoteric and advanced, there is a tradition of offering it to large public audiences.
The Kalachakra spiritual tradition revolves around the concept of time and cycles: from the cycles of human breathing to the cycles of the planets, it teaches the practice of controlling the most subtle energies within one’s body on the path to spiritual enlightenment.
”OM AH HUM HOH HAM KSHAH MA LA VA RA YA HUM PHET.”