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Ani Choying Drolma - Namo Ratna Traya

heybaiheybai Explorer
edited October 2011 in Arts & Writings

Namo Ratna Trayāya Namaḥ Ārya Jñāna Sāgara Vairocana Vyūha Rājāya Tathāgatāya Arhate Samyak Sambuddhaya Namah Sarva Tathagatebyah Arhatebyaḥ Samyaksaṃbuddhe Byaḥ Namaḥ Arya Avalokite Śvarāya Boddhisattvāya Mahāsattvāya Mahākāruṇikāya Tadyathā Oṃ Dhara Dhara Dhiri Dhiri Dhuru Dhuru Ite Vatte Cale Cale Pra Cale Pra Cale Kusume Kusume Vare Ili Mili Citijvala māpanāye Svāhā


  • heybaiheybai Explorer
    Here is an approximation of these lines with English translations --

    Namo Ratna Trayāya, (homage to the triple gem)

    Namah Aryā Jñāna Sāgara, (homage to the ocean of noble wisdom)
Vairocana, (the illuminator)
    Vyuharajāya (to the king of the host [also the name of a bodhisattva])

    Tathagatāya, (to the tathagata)

    Arhate, (to the arhat)

    Samyak sambuddhāya, (to the perfectly awakened one)

    Nama Sarva TathagatebhyaH (homage to all tathagatas)
ArhatebhyaH, (to the arhats)

    Samyak SambuddhebhyaH, (to the fully and perfectly awakened ones)

    Nama Aryā Avalokiteshvarāya (homage to noble Avalokitesvara)

    Bodhisattvāya, (to the bodhisattva)

    Maha Sattvāya, (to the great being)
Maha Karunikāya, (to the greatly compassionate one)

    Tadyatha (thus):
Om Dhāra Dhāra, (bearing)

    Dhīri Dhīri, (firm)

    Dhuru Dhuru (bearing a burden)

    Itte Vatte, (??)

    Cale Cale, (moving, trembling, shaking)

    Pracale Pracale, (moving, trembling, shaking)

    Kusume (in flower)

Vare, (in the circumference)

    Hili Mili (??)

    Citi Jvālam, (blazing understanding)

    Apanaye Svāhā. (leading away) hail!

  • heybaiheybai Explorer
    Wiki has what looks like a good article on the whole *Nīlakantha dhāranī* -- "The Great Compassion Mantra," in English -- from which this, the "Eleven Faced Avalokitesvara Dhāranī" is derived (or associated, not sure which).

    See the Wikipedia article here:

    In Chinese the mantra is called the Dabei Zhou -- 大悲咒
  • Another beautiful version. Same rendition, but with new video production and excellent imagery --

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