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Shareable - able by nature to be distributable.., in the psychological sense - an emotion which could be shared 'non-destructively' as in perhaps a very universal perspective, and in the related physical sense a wave form which by it's nature could be passed without resistance among all the rest of the waves of the universe... in essence: pure symmetry. Note this requirement to reach essence and shareability seems to imply necessarily: perfect compressibility!
Anu - ultimate subatomic particle, depicted originally clairvoyantly in theosophy, (a 5 spin inside, 7 spin outside perfect little heart shaped 'slip knot") latter seemingly justified to current subatomic physics in Phillips work: www.SMPhillips.8m.com , morphically resonant (identical?) to human heart, and heart of the sun PURE SHAPE.
Slipknot - knot theory becomes consciousness theory as recursion learns to hold a wave shape.. "Kauffman" work Univ Chicago,etc. Essentially if you can see the wave shape as a boy scout variety sustainable slip knot, chances are you have the chutzpah to do it with the ethers in your heart to so create matter out of light: "slip (k)not cosmic donut maker". (Most people know what a slip knot is, however knot theory becomes profound pure wave principle of creation when we understand that this is how waves get enough of themselves going into rotation to store inertia - the ONLY way to CREATE mass... or ANYthing!).
Morphic- Resonance- Resonance or information inertia transfer among wave systems which is enabled principly or purely by SIMILARITY OF SHAPE ALONE.. (Made famous by Rupert Sheldrake, etc.). For example there is good physics to the witch creating the right kind of doll to effect a human of the same shape. Or a zodiac map of Orion having the shape of major architecture on Giza, causing a bleed thru of powerful energy.. (across spectra.).
Sub atomic level - smaller than atoms. (Referring mostly in sacred geometry studies to pure geometric models of the symmetries which link bosons - items inside the nucleus. Chemist Moon for example at Univ. Chicago showing the parts inside the nucleus arrange themselves like the platonic solids, even like the shells of the electrons...)
Fusion - point at which many waves can come to phase lock at one "node" / foci. There ALL is sorted. The potential to gather more than 3 oscillating wave systems up to infinite numbers come to ONE point - perfect FUSION - seems to depend on PHI / Golden Ratio wave ratios.
Genetic Memory - In sacred geometrics here, emphasis is on memory in genes as storeable BECAUSE fusion / implosion in DNA 'dodecahedral' perfect Golden Mean PACKING, creates VERY SHAREABLE WAVES. Think of a lightning bolt down the center zipper of blissful / ensouled genetic material able to keep constant modem contact with the morphic resonance of the whole genome central internet library. Perfect relaxion into embedding yielding hi 'baud' (info density transfer) rate to collective mind.
Squeeze - dynamics of all wave systems (all creation), seems to be rigorously describeable as pressure changes in a unversal 'jello' (ether). So how the pattern of "good squeezins" among those waves becomes cookbook to create ANYTHING. Examples: emotion is shape of hug / squeeze . Voltage is another name for pressure/tension electrically - the squeeze. Surviving death or black hole insertion or time travel seems to be simply arranging your wave to be able to survive squeezing with no destruction .. (see also 'scale invariance', & ../scaleinvariant ). Key implication here: WHY is shared compassion IDENTICAL to perfect compression.
Sustainable Wave - patterns among waves (in other words everything that is), which by virtue of symmetry - keep on waving / last forever. Sustainability in architecture for example, ultimately is a pure symmetry issue of how to make ALL structural interference NON-destructive. (Clearly points to self-embedding as the ONLY way archtecture OR data EVER become perfectly compressible and THEREFORE sustainable.)
Charge Radiant - when the emission path for charge or capacitance (or sound or light or.... any spectra).. look like the Sufi heart within heart with wings (see animation), the radiance of that charge can continue forever with no inherent resistance. Acheiving this 'perfect INSIDE is the OUTSIDE', as the mechanism of bliss, is a teachable SYMMETRY skill in how the heart learns to shape it's field. Here fabricating perfect IMPLOSION makes a fire that consumes only what is NOT shareable, and becomes the PHIRE mind 'inhabits'. When you see someone radiant, think: 'was it great caring about others' that lit the fire which sustained itself? How is the electrical solution to radiance the SAME as the psychological one?
To Inhabit: To RECURrently reenter as a wave. "Breath" of el-eye-PHI. (Similar to - to be able to self refer and thus recur.)
Ensoulment - in my view, clearly DNA makes a worm thru light speed up its core zipper. This is an important descriptor of whether memory will survive death, or dream entry, or shamanic journey. I believe soon we will understand a relationship between implosion hygiene in DNA that knows bliss, and what creates that connection to lightning's wormhole, and what religion calls SOUL. (really means: SOL - as in - having the GENETIC means to inhabit the SUN.)
Penetrate Stars - The same symmetry cookbook for waves getting 'screwed in right' to go thru stars, which were the glyphs in STARGATE movie, are the true Enochian alphabet. The gravity furnace in star cores is the only effective star entry slingshot available for gene/gland magnetics gone faster than light (souls). Once we know perfect recursion/embedding solves Einstein's dilemna of perfect implosion, we shall have the map to all heart's of gravity. Recommend keyword search on 'landscape zodiac' for examples of how star penetration is aided by magnetic maps on the land - sacred space as morphicly universal / archtypal.
Phonon Ponytail - when sound travels in liquid it is call a phonon wave. When the heart sounds trails thru living cells it leaves eddy's in the liquid current which are literally the decision tree for DNA braiding.. which looks like a loving pony tail, when there is love. DNA's decision tree selecting which codons get access to replicate, is therefore literally a (n emotional) matter of the HEART! Morphology - SHAPE ology. Morph also means to CHANGE shape.. shape 'shifting'. In our unified field cosmology we say since everything is made of the same universal substance, SHAPE (morphology) is the ONLY thing we have EVER had the privelege of NAMING. (Important to remember when you start understanding how the hearts philosopher's stone turns other atoms into gold. / biological transmutation is at heart limited only by the steerage INTENTION provides to waves!)
Vorticity - The study of what happens to all waves shortly after you pull the plug in your bathtub: a vortex forms. The shape of where each molecule goes in a path down the vortex throat is a rich study in ' how vorticity TRANSLATES movement' from a line in one plane to a circle in a perpendicular one. The perfect way to do this is GOLDEN MEAN ("yellow brick road to oz") and in my view originates the fine structure constant. Unpacking - only certain shapes can unfold perfectly forever - consult a rose for details, then steer your heart accordingly?
Gene Pools - Everyone into the POOL, the water's fine. The ocean accepts all rivers, but sets the final level. Because DNA is so implosive, it operates informationally within planetary gravity bubbles like ours, from a common library core. This is particularly true when enough relaxation happens to embed and ground.
Fractality - Amount of self-similarity. When the pattern inside is self similar to the pattern outside. Then the pattern can RECUR and recur and recur. Example: heart within heart valentine eternal zoom. Example 2: Fern tree looks like 1 branch looks like 1 leaf looks like 1 leaf tip, looks like....
Compassion / Compression - Getting the information pattern of a feeling outside your body to share a space non-destructively with an electrical feeling INSIDE your body, becomes ultimately (& 'topologically inside out'), a simple problem of perfect COMPRESSION. It is thrilling that we can now TEACH that - when HEART harmonics create the 'embedable' Golden Mean harmonics at BLISS / compassion moments!
Coherence - In a laser, when the light waves all get 'columnated' like soldiers walking in step. Makes them more able to travel further together since they lose less 'spin' on the way. Heart's get electrically COHERENT when emotion gets COHERENT. Heart feedback (2nd order frequency signatures) measure and teach this skill. ('Little Johnny you stay in the corner until your heart harmonic shows you have become coherent - emotionally intelligent- again' ) discussion:
Chaos - what happens when waves have no boundary conditions. (disorder / opposite of awareness / unable to recur). Versus:
Fractality - what happens when waves survive the ultimate boundary condition - infinite compression. (same as awareness / able to recur).
"Blue fire": the collected cellular accumulations of coherent ultra-violet or blue light. Because this blue light drives DNA and mediates the most orderly metabolism, it is in a sense an ultimate product of cell biology. When gathered among glands for whole body process or massage, this blue fire becomes the stuff of eros, orgone, and sexuality. Attention/ foreplay/ massage gathers it like a snake charmed, first to the glands around the base of the spine, the so called "blue dish" . Then, if the base of the spine is open, and properly tilted, and if the heart and gland sonics are massaging the envelope sonically, they can be pumped up the spine like a straw, exploding sweetness and growth into the upper brain and crown chakra. In addition to a sweet reward natural feedback, this precipitates a field which feeds coherent nutrient to the larger Earth grid..
Braiding: in the sense of your lovers pony tail, only certain wave(weave)lengths will fit upon the length of the tail compared to the number of hairs. If the number of weaves fit the nest, then you may be able to braid the braid... of the braid. Each time a much longer wave is nested in a disciplined or "phase locked" fashion. On biological surfaces, this means that the information of worlds of much larger size can reach their inertia into the biology which has found a way to integrate or contain wavelengths the size of... whole glands or even continents.. into living cells. This is how emotions program DNA, and even Schumann resonance Earth waves get into trees, informing Earth's biomass of the needs of Earth as a ringing bell inviting tuning.
Ecstatic process: any activity centering mind into body and perception in such a way as to bring all awareness into the present. This results in a concentric wave nesting of the "fractal attractor" of attention. This phase locks or brings to focus at one point, waves of increasing cascades of different length. In quantum or wave terms, this engages the principle of self-organization among pressure waves which occurs whenever they are brought to focus. This is because in wave interference patterns drawn to the focal point attracted by symmetry, order self replicates, and disorder SELF-destructs. Ecstatic process uses the activities of symmetry making in the geometry of awareness, to get attention/awareness so focused or phase locked that worlds within worlds of wave length and "embodiment" converge to share inertia or mind. The symmetry or pattern making activity necessary to attract this critical "mass" of awareness or wave front centers is enacted in the human condition on rollercoasters, in dance and ritual, in sexuality, tantra and kundalini, etc. When we get a handle on the inertia centers of wave fields of increasing size, we can make our feelings felt in larger worlds. The wave geometry or shape of feelings, thus get leverage eventually upon whole bioregions, planets, ... longer waves. When we attempt to gain this symmetry making power among waves externally by adding symmetry to synapse withchemically induced ecstatcy we make certain sacrifices. Unable to fabricate our own ecstacy, we induce a fraction of the chemistry which normally just mediates instead of induces the superconduction in the brain. Brain coherence without the resonance linkage and pure intention to the larger mind, is like a top spun up without first balancing the spin point. Only the heart has enough symmetry to lock/touch the pressures and prepare the field. Human cells, and human cultures cannot survive without the informing context of disciplined ecstatic process. Formerly ecstacy was taught only by religion and cults. Now, as cancer and AIDS spread exactly where cultural ecstacy and ritual are forgotten, we must teach this outer and inner spiritual dance because the lives of our children depend on it.
Coherence: (Co-here-and-see). and coherent emotion. Same meaning in math, in hydronamics (wave theory), and in poetry: all the meanings or waves fit one nest in order. Suggestive of columnation, cascading, phase locking or phase discipline. Onset coherence in light is a laser, in emotion is a piezoelectric glandular mediated real felt motion ready to waltz up and down the ladder of wave ratio between worlds. There is a relationship between the poetic, the optical, the mathematical definitions of coherence. Further, it suggests our new technique of second order FFT (frequency signature OF the frequency signature), as a powerful way to access, measure, quantify, feedback, and teach COHERENCE. Consider the heart's distribution of voltage waves as if it were a simple light beam trying hard to become so powerful as to be worthy to be called "a laser". Then our question about measuring heart coherence becomes the same one as a laser optics physicist attempting to predict themoment at which a light beam became "coherent" enough to penentrate distances like a laser. The internal "coherence" or columnation of phases within the single beam would determine how penetrating was that beam.
So too with the heart. We know that the heart electricities effect the immune system and the environment. Therefore the more sustainable these heart "waves", the more effective in bending their environment. So we need a way to teach people to make their heart "waves" sustainable, that is: able to reach further without collapsing as waves. We provide this "heartlink" as a tool to measure this "coherence", and feed it back in such a way as to make it teachable.
The first peak of the second order FFT clearly rises animatedly as a persons heart coherence or heart harmonics rise in the first fft. The key step in realizing the technical meaning of the word coherece, in this regard, is to understand that a SINGLE wave or parameter in a technical sense, does not HAVE coherence. Note below, in the physics literature: definition of coherence:
"Coherence--A mathematical algorithm expressing a quantitative measure of the spatial or temporal relationships between two or more parameters. Simple coherence is the ratio of the square of the absolute magnitude of the cross spectral density function between two parameters and the product of the power spectral densities for each individual parameter. (For a generalized definition of coherence, including multiple and partial coherence, see Goodman, 1965.)" TWO parameters usually are COMPARED to talk about coherence. So, we could not describe the ekg as a wave as having coherence IF we think of it as a single parameter. However, if we were to consider each of the sine waves arranged in the complex series we call the frequency signature or power spectra or FFT ( of the heart voltage) , THEN we could talk about the COHERENCE BETWEEN those internal harmonics. THIS is indeed what I believe this second order frequency plot (fft) does for the heartlink. Specifically, that the height or amplitude of the first peak of that plot, is a measure of whether those harmonics of the first FFT are evenly spaced (OR LITERALLY PHASE DISCIPLINED or coherent). What indeed is powerful here is that this technique of taking the second order FFT OF ANY OSCILLATOR , now can be understood as a way to quantify the INTERNAL harmonic COHERENCE OF ANY OSCILLATOR. What happens practically, is that the second FFT CHECKS to see if the space or PHASE between the harmonics of the first FFT are even or disciplined. If yes, then the amplitude of the first peak of the second FFT MEASURES THAT PHASE COHERENCE. In effect, this becomes an elegant tool to quantify and teach coherence.
Embedability (Idealized Recursion): The ability of a short wave to embed or nest non destructively in a larger one. Similar to Fractality. See how this is IMMERSIVE, in the sense it allows one biological oscillator to enter another. To begin the process is SELF RE-Entry, optimized by PHI, the Golden Mean..
Similar to : Wave geometry which can SURVIVE COMPRESSION NON-DESCTRUCTIVELY. This is a geometric wave picture of empathy and compassion. To Inhabit is to Embed, which is the same as "getting inside of" in order to steer. This empathic path actually starts with the electricity of the heart LEARNING TO MAKE THE FRACTAL WHICH STARTS WITH THE ELECTRICAL DIMPLING OR TURNING INSIDE OUT.
Fractal (fractality/fractal attractor): when the small part of a pattern contains a miniature of the whole pattern, it is said to be self-embedded, or recursive. This kind of symmetry among waves, permit the long, to cascade right into the same pattern in the short wave, creating a cascade or vortex or attractor. This IS Ability to Embed; EMBEDABILITY, which is the wave mechanic skill to center yourself in a wave form and steer it= TO INHABIT. (mathematically identical to compassion/empathy)
The self-sameness of the symmetry of the nucleus to the symmetry of the electron shell, for example permits the scalar spin vortex "translation of vorticity"(turning from long to short wave) we call gravity. The inertia which passes inside out through center, gives us identified in the wave lengths out here, the illusion that gravity's cascade goes only one way. In reality what has been folded inside out into finer order in the center of atoms and planets, in the unified field of gravity's wave cascade, becomes the bloodstream passed between planets in erotic play. This self-same scalar wave cascade "fractal attractor" by symmetry, also makes up the field nesting we call consciousness, which is born of and defined by recursion itself. The more we are occupied in our attention by the at-first-in-principle of self-embedded IAM THAT I AM, the more the fields of consciousness nest and are leveraged by our "mind". The purpose of the ONENESS when present in one node of the hologram, draws the inertia of all to it. Thus true power is self-limiting by pure intention (or symmetry) inside itself.
Fractionation: (as opposite of fractality): when the order of a complex woven kind of self organizing.. anything.. is chopped up into little pieces... which all the kings horses and all the kings men can't put back together again. Your best picture has no meaning when rendered into little pieces. How can we be nourished after we chop up all the order in our grains and vegetables before we consume them. The long wave order IS the food. Apple sauce has no tingle, only biting into the whole apple adds that kind of spin to you. Among waves, spin is the only catchment for memory. The context of the long wave is not present after the air or the water is passed through a screen or a sieve. It becomes fractionated, unbraided, and lifeless. Fractionation in cultures is called: a-part-meant, and it occurs when the long magnetic grid braids of earth are chopped up by cities where geomancy and grid engineering are unknown. The skin of Earth becomes cancerous this way. Geometry of Pressure: since the unified field tells us of only one essentially compressible medium, then the universe is literally one contiguous folded surface and a "geometry of pressure". Tesla called voltage simply tension or pressure. Electromagnetic voltage modulates the three other supposed "separate" and "fundamental" forces of physics. (Even gravity becomes magnetic in the monopole- cascade by ratio). We should not permit our physics to fractionate our awareness into the schizophrenia of imagining more than one substance to our universe. No data ever truly supported the hypothesis that more than one compressible unified field existed in the universe. We can see and feel that we the medium, are the message.
Grok: in the sci-fi sense of to encounter an idea, surround it with your beingness of attention, "consume it's perspective", and understand it all at once "of a piece".. this is the "long wave" way of knowing, as opposed to atomized, piecemeal, fractionated dissections of knowing.. short waves.
Inertia: the tendancy for movement to continue in its path. We measure the amount of inertia stored by waves when persuaded by symmetry to go in circles, and we call this mass or matter.
Lo-phi (love). When the nest of electrical and sound pressure fields around the heart converge in golden mean ratio wave nests, then unlimited information transfer between worlds can cascade. Waves find this arithmetic and geometric heterodyne or beat note non-interference pattern, most touch permissive. EL-(the turn or phase shift) (in)LO-(frequnecy)PHI-(ratio). The PHI or golden mean ratio has been found in the frequency between harmonics of the heart at the moment of sending love, and (in the "Sentics" measurements of emotion) in the ratio of the moment of maximum pressure in the shape of the hug or squeeze you give to send love. The soft V sound in love suggests the fiveness from whose square root PHI is derived, and from which the wave softness or touchability of love radiates.
Recursion/Embeddedness/ Fractality: Suppose a short little wave would like to nest cozily and non-destructively on a larger carrier wave. The ratio of that "embedding" or braiding of a short on long wave would be something like the Phi-lotactic branching algorhythmn of tree ness. In fact the first fractals looked like fern trees. The ratio of a short wave which can best embed on a long is in Phi or Golden Mean proportion. This is the best nesting algorhythmn for waves to share spin non-destructively. In a computer program, a "do loop" which can nest inside another, inside another, infinitely, could produce infinite recursion, or self-iteration. Irving Dardik calls this expression of a turn inside a turn: "super-looping". In a geometric sense when pattern or foldedness can nest inside itself layer in layer, this becomes the fingerprint of fractality.
Non-Destructive Interference: As all waves or frequencies cross each other in the universe, they are not just ships passing in the night. Each time they truly cross paths and "share spin", they have kids. The making of children among waves is called (appropriately) "conjugal" relations. This means they coming into the touch or focus point for two waves, creates a continuous SYSTEM of interference. This is called "heterodyning" or beat note interference. What's neat is that each time waves do this crossing and touching, they must ADD each others wave lengths repeatedly, if the wave lengths of those children waves is to still fit the pattern of the wave nest and not fight. When the continuous repeated adding of the wave lengths is RECURSIVE (able to always RECUR), this effectively means that in addition to adding each others wave lengths (AND velocities), that the waves begin to both ADD AND MULTIPLY each other AT THE SAME TIME. This produces the perfection of this EMBEDDING OR NESTING, which is a BRANCHING PATTERN which is repeatedly PENT (re-pents), in all PHI RATIO. This PERFECT BRANCHING in all PHI ratio in NATURE is called "PHI-llotaxis, and it the way leaves unfold in plants based on the GOLDEN MEAN, to PERFECTLY SHARE the light. (Later this branch was called SCION, or the Priori de scion.. jon, john.. perfect branching in the blood). So as all waves pack, they must arrange themselves into a symmetry (a pattern) where their inertia, their "nodes" do not cancel each other. In order to get the maximum number of wave nodes or peaks "nested" in ALL CONSTRUCTIVE interference, branching by GOLDEN MEAN ratio- ELIMINATES DESTRUCTIVE ADDING AND MULTIPLYING OF THOSE WAVES. The result is "in-PHI-knit" all CONSTRUCTIVE interference which in the long wave phi ratio (lo-phi wave) is CALLED: "permission to touch" for waves! Note that the wave form for love on the HeartLink and in the Sentic music literature appears to both use the GOLDEN RATIO interval.
Recursive or recursion: (see also non-destructive wave interference): When any system or wave is taught to re-enter itself in such a way that it keeps coming back to the same center point, that steerage for spin pattern, is said to be "able to recur". Thing of the little bit of magnetism coming out the top of your heart like a squeezed beet. When the magnetic squirt gun learns how to send the head of it's energy worm back down around the vortex donut in such a way that it is never lost on the spin path back into itself, it is then "self-embedded", or RECURSIVE. (See ANU/Heart/Heart of Sun 7/5 spin perfect implosion slop knot clairvoyance maps
This in-side out skill to steer a wave back into itself is also called SELF-reference. This is the wave geometry of self awareness. A golden mean spiral is the only way a wave can re-enter ITSELF non-destructively. So to re-cur and thus self-reenter self-aware, is the skill to make magnetism squirt into that perfect GOLDEN MEAN valentine.. the EM(bed)PATH.
Self-Not/Self: Has been used to describe the membrane of separateness or the cell wall or the human skin, which make up the immune system. As a wave mechanic, all dividing membranes are comprised of woven fields whose phase coherence or wave order determines how long till the bubble pops. Add spin and you add life to the bubble. The index to which spins can be added to the surface of a bubble, is which spins can be supoerposed on the surface of symmetry itself. Forests get a sonic skin when the bioacoustic habitat contains ALL frequencies. Emotions missing from the spectra of the cell membranes surface, tell us which wave length doorways are unlocked in the self-not self.
The Mathematical name for the principle that cell membrances are composed of only the waves which "make music"/phase lock, together, is called "Structural Stability and Morphogenesis". In human terms this means that membranes- self/not-self are neat woven blankets which occur when the waves of emotion/feeling nest in harmony. Practically, this means that if there is one harmonic missing from your voice ("Signature Sound Works"), or one harmonic missing from your brainwaves (Marty Wuttke/the end of addiction), or one emotion missing from your choice of what you can FEEL, then there is a hole in your blanket, or rather, cell membrance.
Self-Reference/Self-Awareness: You were getting angry, then you became aware, that you were AWARE you were getting angry... then you became aware that you were aware that you were aware.... you were getting angry. Each time you got outside youself to look at your self, you got more perspective or context in your understanding of your own anger. As a result you had more ability to steer the direction of your emotion with a large horizon of awareness. The only angle at which a wave can re-enter itself or refer to itself non-destructively is the phi spiral. This then is the optimal geometry of self reference or self awareness. It becomes measureable in the magnetic angle of the hearts "wings" at the moment of compassion or embedding. It becomes evident in the PHI harmonics of the brain and heart at the moments of peak awareness.
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After 9 months and 50,000 shots (only using 5.000 for the final video), my first flowers timelapse has finished. After a long work looking for flowers that would open fast, here is a list of the flowers that have been part of the timelapse: Lillium, hibiscus, carnations, orchids, dandelions, lilies, daisies, alstroemeria, peonies and nigella damask.
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Después de 9 meses y 50.000 fotografías (de las cuales solo han formado parte del vídeo final unas 5.000), mi primer timelapse de flores ha terminado de formarse. Tras un largo trabajo buscando flores que abriesen rápido, aquí esta la lista de flores que han formado parte del timelapse: Lillium, hibiscus, clavelinas, orquídeas, dientes de león, lirios, margaritas, alstroemerias, peonías y nigella de damasco.
| At its peak, the Nabataean Empire stretched from modern-day Yemen to Damascus and from western Iraq into the Sinai Desert ... at least, according to some historians. No one is really sure how large their empire really was. That is how illusive and mysterious the Nabataeans were. While their caravans traveled widely, it is hard to be certain of the borders of their kingdom, or the extent of their travel.|
Written records of the Nabataean kingdom are sparse as there are only a few surviving documents and scattered inscriptionsand graffiti. This also is strange, as the thousands of graffiti carved onto rocks and canyon walls clearly demonstrate that almost every Nabataean could read and write; even the shepherds. So, why not write their history? The Egyptians wrote on the walls of their temples, the Jews wrote on scrolls and the Babylonians wrote on clay tablets. Kings and rulers over the centuries wrote down their triumphs and exploits. The Nabataeans, however, seem to refuse to write. Their temple walls are bare. Their cities contain no libraries, and to date archeologists have found only a few scraps of writing. Why? What secrets did the Nabataeans have that they wished to withhold?
Even the ancient historians of Greece and Rome, who wished to write about the Nabataeans, recorded mostly the amazing tales that the Nabataeans invented to hide their history, their trade routes, and the sources of their goods.
And, that's not all. There are other puzzling questions. History tells us that the Nabataeans were nomads, dwelling in tents in the desert. Yet, within a few short years they built spectacular and awe inspiring monuments. The magnificent city of Petra is so impressive, that even today tourists stare in awe at the great ruins. Yet, this impressive city was hidden away in a cleft in the rock with access through a narrow crack in a mountain. The crack is over 1200 meters long and 3 to 6 meters wide, flanked by 100-meter high canyon walls. Why hide a city? Moreover, why was it built in such a hurry, only a few short years before Christ walked on this earth? Thousands of monuments and tombs were erected in this hidden city, and then suddenly, the Nabataeans handed their empire over to the Romans soldiers, and seemed to fade from the scene.
Who were these Nabataeans who suddenly appeared in history? What was it that allowed these men from the desert to profit so richly from the frankincense and spice trade? Why did they build such tremendous monuments and then disappear? These are only some of the questions that archeologists have been asking as they have dug through the sands of time. The answers they are finding are full of surprises. If you like history, you will truly enjoy the unique story of the Nabataeans.
A Starting Place
Nabataean history goes back thousands of years, but since it is so illusive, most historians start in 586 BC, when the Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar's leadership captured Jerusalem and the Jewish people were hauled off as captives to distant lands. During this time, Jerusalem lay deserted and destroyed. The emptying of Jewish lands provided an opportunity for the Edomites, the enemies of Judah from the south. With no one to stop them, the Edomites began packing up and moving from the barren hills of the southland into the rich abandoned lands of Judah to their north.
About this time, we begin to find records of Nabataeans living in Edomite territory. Did they immigrate into the area when the Edomites left or had they been present for hundreds of years, living quietly along side of the Edomites? Most historians believe that the Nabataeans must have migrated into Edomite territory when the Edomites started their move north. However, I now believe that the Nabataeans were living in Edomite territory long before this, and it was only when the Edomites left that the Nabataeans gained enough prominence to obtain a homeland that they could call their own. I also believe that Nabataeans lived in other places in the Middle East at the same time, setting up their small tent communities on the outskirts of the ancient cities of Arabia.
Modern parallels to this can be found among the Turkomen and the Gypsies of the Middle East today. These groups live in most of the countries of the Middle East, yet they have no territory that they call their own. They set up their tents outside of major cities, yet they have no cities of their own. The Turkomen buy goods from their communities in one country and sell them in other countries. Yet they have no trade agreements with any of the governments involved. They are almost invisible in today's modern world, because they move in the shadows of established civilization. Yet, they have their own culture, language, and history. So it is, that the Nabataeans keep popping up in the very ancient historical records, but historians cannot pin them down to a particular location that can be called Nabataea. In their early history they quietly carried goodsfrom one place to another, selling them at local markets, but never establishing diplomatic ties with the great historical empires. They lived on the margins of society, and people saw them as such and left them alone. But, all the while, they grew richer and richer as they traded in more and more types of goods, until finally history could ignore them no longer.
Historians have uncovered a number of places in history where the Nabataeans seem to be mentioned. But, unfortunately, no one is sure that the Nabataeans who built Petra are one and the same with these ancient peoples.
First, Josephus the ancient Jewish historian identified the Nabataeans with Ishmael's eldest son (Genesis 25:13). He claimed that the Nabataeans lived through the whole country extending from the Euphrates to the Red Sea. He refers to this area as Nabatene, or the area that the Nabataeans ranged in. Josephus goes on to say that it was the Nabataeans who conferred their names on the Arabian nations. (Jewish Antiquities I.22, 1) By this statement, we can assume to mean that during his lifetime the word Arabs and Nabataeans had become synonomous. Josephus lived and wrote during the time that the Nabataeans were in existence, and supposedly, he obtained his information directly from the Nabataeans themselves.
David Graf, in his book Rome and the Arabian Frontier: from the Nabataeans to the Saracens believes that the Nabataeans were originally from Mesopotamia (ancient Iraq.) Assyrian records tell of King Ashurbanipal (668-663 BC) fighting with the Nabaiateans of Arabia. Are these the same people? Some years later, in 703 BC, a group of Chaldaeans and neighboring tribes rebelled against Sennacherib, the Assyrian ruler. The ancient records of Tiglathpilezeer III list, among the rebels, the Hagaranu (perhaps the descendants of Hagar, the mother of Ishmael), the Nabatu (perhaps the Nabataeans, descendants of Nebayoth, the son of Ishmael) and the tribe of Qedar. The Qedarites are mentioned in Genesis 25:13 as descendants of a son of Ishmael named Qedar. These tribes fled into the desert, and could not be conquered.
A few historians believe that the Nabataeans descended from Nabaioth, a sister of Bashemath, one of Esau's three wives. While the Edomites claimed decent from Bashemath the Nabataeans simply referred to themselves as the Nabatu, meaning 'people who draw water. The Assyrian kingdom eventually broke into two as two brothers began to rule, one the King of Babylonia and the other the King of Assyria. In 652 BC conflict broke out between these two brothers, and in support of the Babylonian king, the Qedarites invaded western Assyria, were defeated, and fled to Natnu the leader of the Nabayat for safety; as described in the records of Esarhaddan. Later the Qedarites and the Nabayat attacked the western borders of Assyria but were defeated. After their defeat, Natnu's son Nuhuru was declared the leader of the Nabatu.
Arab literature from the much later Islamic period mentions that there were at least two distinct groups of Nabataeans in the Middle East at that time. First there was a group of Nabataeans from Iraq that were known as Nabat al-'Irak (Iraqi Nabataeans). Second, there were the Nabat al-Sham or Nabataeans of Damascus. As you will discover later, the Nabataeans controlled Damascus during the time of the Apostle Paul, and perhaps these Nabataeans were descendants of the Nabataeans from Damascus. The distinction between these two groups of Nabataeans is outlined very well in an article in the Encyclopedia of Islam Volume VII, under "Nabat." The existence of several Nabataean groups helps explain the issue that is sometimes raised of how the Yezidis of Iraq and Turkey could claim connections with Nabataean, and why the Nabataeans are mentioned in Arabic literature as being in Iraq. Were these really two separate groups? Historians still aren't sure.
The Zenon papyri from 259 BC, mention that the Nabatu were trading Gerrhean and Minaean frankincense, and transporting them to Gaza and Syria at that time. They transported their goods through the Qedarite centers of Northern Arabia, Jauf, and Tayma. Early Nabataean pottery has also been found in locations on the Persian Gulf, along the coasts of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. (Tuwayr, Zubayda, Thaj, and Ayn Jawan) There are also ancient references to the Nabatu as living along the western edges of the Arabian Peninsula and in the Sinai. These Nabatu were pirates who sailed the Red Seaplundering trading vessels. Later they established bases in a number of seaports, including the port city of Aila (modern day Aqaba), which is only 120 km from present day Petra. While most of us think of the Nabataeans as people who transported goods in the desert by camel caravan, it has become increasingly obvious to me, that the Nabataeans preferred sea trade, and that they built and maintained a large and impressive merchant marine. But, more on that later, right now we are trying to figure out who these people originally were. Despite all of these occurrences in history, it is still unclear where the Nabataeans came from. Language specialists tell us that Nabataean names were Arab names, their language was old Arabic, and that they seem to be found from the borders of Iraq to the depths of the Arabian desert. However, it appears that different groups of Nabatu wrote their names in slightly different ways, so that some archeologists today are reluctant to say that they are all the same tribe, or that any one group is the original Nabataeans. We will examine these phenomena in a later chapter that looks at the Nabataean language. However, we do know that in 586 BC, as the Edomites began a gradual migration north, the tribes of Arabia also began to move northward. From their port city of Aila, (Aqaba) it was only a short move inland for the Nabatu to occupy the gradually emptying land of the Edomites, eventually making it the heart of the Nabataean Empire.
Although the chronology is not yet clear, it appears that some Edomites remained behind. Those that emigrated into Judea became known as "Idumaeans." These were some of the people that opposed the Jews during the rebuilding of the temple at Jerusalem under Ezra; and later, the rebuilding of the city walls of Jerusalem under Nehemiah.
However, in the Edomite territory, Nabataean culture quickly replaced the Edomite culture, and the Nabataeans became predominant. When did the Nabataeans actually arrive? This is hard to answer. It seems that the Nabatu had a practice of setting up their tents a few kilometers from major cities. For instance, they did this at Selah, just outside of the Edomite capital of Busheira. They did this at Meda'in Saleh, located 12 kilometers from Dedan (modern Al Ula), the ancient capital of the Thamuds and Lihynaites who lived in Saudi Arabia. They also did this at Jenysos just a few kilometers south of the ancient port city of Gaza. Even after the Nabataeans replaced and absorbed the Edomites, ties between the Idumaeans and the Nabataeans continued, as is illustrated by the family of Herod the Great, whose father was an Idumaean and his mother a Nabataean.
Building an Empire
During the years that followed Alexander the Great, and that led up to the forming of the Roman Empire, the Nabataeans managed to become one of the most successful commercial societies in the Middle East. They used their knowledge of sea routes and caravan routes so that they were able to form a solid link between eastern goods and western markets. In an amazing way, they managed to take their caravans through the desert, unaffected by the local tribes who controlled wells and grazing land. How did they do this, and leave no record of their alliances and agreements with these tribes? Perhaps there never were alliances and agreements. I believe that the mysterious Nabataeans developed a method of transporting goods in the desert, without needing to use the local water wells. Since the local tribes, who were sometimes hostile, controlled these water wells, the Nabataeans developed water collection systems that provided them with water in the desert, at places unknown to others. Using their wide spread presence and their system of caravan routes and watering stops, the Nabataeans built an impressive trade empire in the heart of Arabia.
For centuries, the Nabataeans never constructed a single house, or a single temple. When they chose the site of Petra to build their magnificent city, it was a barren canyon, and possibly a place were they buried their dead. It seems that the Edomites never occupied this site. The Edomite capital was Busheira, located south of present day Tafila. Some Nabataean had originally settled near the Edomite capital city, occupying a flat-toped mountain that was known as Selah. Since this was probably the location of previous massacres, (II Kings 14:7) the Edomites would have avoided the place, leaving the Nabataeans alone to their own devices. The Nabataeans initially made a small tent settlement atop this mountain to serve as a refuge and a safe place to store their women, children, and goods when they were away buying and selling. This mountain-top refuge, known as Selah, would play an important role in the years that followed.
When the Nabataeans did start building their city, they called it Rekem or Rekmu. This city would become so famous that its name would be recorded in the records of Chang Ch'ien, envoy to the Chinese Emperor Wu-ti, (138-122 BC) as well as in the records of the civilizations of Greece, Egypt, Rome, and Byzantium where the city was known by its Roman name,Petra. So, using the old Edomite territory as their hub, they set up a trading empire that surpassed anything seen before on the face of the earth. Through their system of merchants and trade, they began importing goods from the east and selling them in the west. In the next few centuries they would import such goods as spices, animals, iron, oil, copper, sugar, medicines, ivory, perfumes; pearls, cotton, ginger, cinnamon, silk, frankincense, myrrh and gold for the kingdoms of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. On the other hand, they exported to India and China henna, storax, frankincense, asbestos, cloth, silk gauze, silk damask, glass, orpiment, gold, and silver. They also were responsible for the transfer of ideas and inventions between the great eastern and western civilization.
What is more, it seems that the Nabataeans managed to gain a monopoly on most of these trade goods. As they pushed the prices higher, the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans began to grumble. Some complained that their empires were being bankrupted. Others mobilized their armies to crush the Nabataeans. Every time, however, the Nabataeans managed to escape, usually without entering battle. How did they do all this? It is a question that has long puzzled me. The answer has been difficult to work out as the Nabataeans carefully hid all the evidence, fearing that the Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans would discover their secrets and crush their monopolies. And, so the Nabataeans have remained a mysterious civilization, with many of their lies and deceptions lasting until this present day.
Much of what is now known about Nabataean culture comes from the writings of early historians like Strabo, Josephus, Pliny, and Diodorus of Sicily. These historians give us tantalizing glimpses into Nabataean life and culture, as well as a broad outline of their history as seen by outsiders. Few Nabataean manuscripts survive to this day, outside of the Petra Scrolls, which are records of legal dealings during the Byzantine Empire, when the Nabataean Kingdom was already in decline.
Diodorus Siculus, who wrote Bibliotheca Historica, writes the following about the Nabataeans whom, like all historians of his day, he simply calls 'Arabs':
"Here it is worth while to recount the institutions of these Arabs, by the practice of which they seem to protect their liberty. Their country has neither rivers nor copious springs from which it is possible for a hostile army to get water. They have a law neither to sow corn nor to plant any fruit-bearing plant, nor to use wine, nor to build a house. This law they hold because they judge that those who possess these things will be easily compelled by powerful men to do what is ordered them because of their enjoyment of these things. Some of them keep camels, others sheep, pasturing them over the desert. Of the Arabian tribes there are not a few who graze the desert and these are much superior to the others in the amenities of life, being in number not much more than 10,000. For not a few of them are wont to bring down to the sea frankincense and myrrh and the most costly of spices, receiving them from those who convey them from what is called Arabia Felix. They are conspicuously lovers of freedom, and flee into the desert, using this as a stronghold. They fill cisterns and caves with rainwater, making them flush with the rest of the land, they leave signals there, which are known to themselves, but not understood by anyone else. They water their herds every third day so that they do not constantly need water in waterless regions if they have to flee."
Diodorus's account of the early Nabataeans describes them as nomadic people who have arrived from the desert, and who carry with them their desert ways. Much of his descriptions also fit that of the Rechabites, a nomadic tribe who are mentioned in Jeremiah 35. The Rechabites were a nomadic people who fled to Judah in 586 BC when King Nebuchadnezzar began his conquest of the Middle East. It is interesting to notice that the Rechabites had the exact same prohibitions against agriculture, wine drinking, and living in houses as Diodorus ascribes to the Nabataeans.
Some have speculated that this must have been a typical nomadic mind-set that was common to most of the tribes in Arabia. There are even some parallels in this with the lifestyle of the Bedouin and Gypsies of the Middle East to this date.
Later, once the Nabataeans became a wealthy urban nation, they seem to have dropped these ascetic cultural aspects, while the Rechabites continued to maintain them. We learn this from early church fathers writing about events just before the Jewish Revolt (70 AD) who describe the presence of Rechabite priests in the Middle East.
These ascetic cultural aspects, however, do not necessarily make the Nabataeans righteous in any sense of the word. It is interesting to note that a collection of 2000 papyri from 259 BC makes mention of the Nabataeans. These papyri were the archives of Zenon, the business agent for one, Apollonius, the financial minister of Ptolemy II Philadelphos. In among the papyri was a document that reports the activities of two Nabataean men named Drimylus and Dionysius who made their living by selling slave-girl prostitutes. Their business extended between Joppa and Amman, and into southern Syria. The text shows no surprise at Nabataeans being this far north, or of their particular business venture: pimping prostitutes. It is also interesting to notice that the papyri also mention the purchase of Gerrhean and Minaean frankincense from a Malichus inMoab.
Another early text that mentions Nabataeans is a stele in the Damascus Museum which bears a Nabataean inscription that mentions a "king of the Nabataeans." The stele is dated to the 3rd century BC making it the oldest known Nabataean text.
While archeologists still discuss and debate the origin of the Nabataeans, it is evident that they were firmly entrenched in eastern Palestine by 300 BC. Bible scholars know of this time as the 400 silent years, when there were no prophets in Israel. History however is not silent, for during this time Greek armies swept the Middle East. A short time later, Alexander the Great's generals divided their kingdom, with Antigonus The-One-Eyed briefly in power in Syria and Ptolemy in power in Egypt.
It is against this background that the Nabataeans step firmly into written history and begin to build their empire.
How Adishesha Became Patanjali
Vishnu observed Shiva's cosmic dance Vishnu harmonized with the dance until he vibrated. The vibrations pounded heavily until Adisesha was straining from the weight of his beloved God. When the dance ceased, the weight immediately lifted.
Adisesha asked Vishnu "Why did you became unbearably heavy?" Vishnu replied that he enjoyed Shiva's dance so much he harmonized with Shiva's energy, which was great because Shiva is the god of yoga and lord of the dance.
Its full power made the Rishis fall to the ground. It made Vishnu shake, and even Parvati, the goddess consort of Shiva, who joined them to witness her husbands dance, was overcome with fear. But the Lord danced smiling, showing his raised foot. The Rishis understood the Lord’s Divine Grace, and attained realization. They started to dance themselves and all of creation danced with them.
Adisesha was intrigued & asked Vishnu if he could be taught this dance. Vishnu predicted one day Shiva would bless him with understanding and Adisesha would incarnate as a human being to shower humanity with blessings and wisdom.
On earth people began to pray to Vishnu to restore good vibes, so Vishnu told Adisesha to reincarnate as a human and bring people the knowledge of yoga which would end their suffering. Patanjali fell from the heavens (Pata = to fall, Anjali = mudra of devotion, namaste hands).
Adishesha (the thousand headed serpent upon whom Vishnu remains in yoga nidra) keen on seeing the supreme Thandava (dance) of Siva expressed his desire to Siva who then adviced adishesha to go down to the earth and to a place known as vyagrapuram (the place where the above mentioned vyagrapadar lived) where He (siva) would be dancing His thandava sometime soon. Adishesha then went to the earth and was born as Patanjali. He then approached vyagrapadar and told him his desire to see the thandava of Siva. In due course, the supreme being Siva appeared there and bestowed His grace on the two and performed His Thandava. This story leads on to more and is also connected to the sthala purana of the chidambaram temple (where the thillai kali resides)
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Breathing Exercise (Pranayama) - Techniques to Prolong Pauses (Bandhas)
The Practice of Bandhas
- Inhalation or Puraka
- Full Pause or Abhyantara Kumbhaka (Pause After Inhaling) Full Pause
- Exhalation or Rechaka
- Empty Pause or Bahya Kumbhaka (Pause After Exhaling)
Full pause is the deliberate stoppage of the flow of air and retaining air in the lungs. This happens without any movement of lungs or any part of the body. Empty Pause, on the other hand, is deliberately prolonged and completes the breathing cycle which terminates as the pause ends and inhalation begins. Traditional techniques or Techniques are formulated in order to prolong these pauses. These involves intentional attempts to block breathing passages in such a way that air does not escape when the chest and abdominal become relaxed. These aids are called Bandhas. Bhand is a Sanskrit word related to the English words "band", "bind", "bond" and "bound". Each of the Bandha employed for prolonging Breathing Pauses binds air in our lungs or locks the air channels so that air cannot escape or enter.
The parts of the body that are mainly involved in the Bandhas are:
- lips and palate
- chin, and
The first two are more important in prolonging Full Pauses while the last two are basically more important for Empty Pauses.
The following are the Four Important Bandhas:
- Bandha involving Lips and Palate
This technique is used by swimmers. In this Bandha, you close your lips tightly so no air can escape through the mouth. Pressing the lips against the teeth may aid in tightening them. If your nostrils are clear, simply lift your soft palate against the roof of your pharynx and close the passage into the nostrils. This may be done deliberately or you may learn to allow this to happen automatically after some training. A little air pressure from your lungs may aid in holding the palate in such a closed position.
- Bandha involving GlottisYou can prevent air from leaving your lungs by closing your glottis. Your glottis closes automatically when you swallow. All you need to do is to stop your swallowing movements at that point where your trachea is closed. This may be difficult to do at first, since an automatic reflex pattern has been built into your autonomic nervous mechanisms. But a little effort in trying to attain voluntary control over your involuntary processes should give you mastery of this technique. Of course, you may combine both the lips and the palate closure with the glottis closure to produce a still, tighter lock.
- Bandha involving Chin - Jalandhara Bandha
The Jalandhara Bandha or "chin lock" is done by pressing the chin close to the chest and dropping the head to help in maintaining immobility of muscle and air movements. This position is very useful in holding an Empty Pause. The pressure of the chin against the chest pushes the base of the tongue and the larynx up into the pharynx and against the palate, thus providing aid in resisting the pressure caused by the vacuum in the lungs.
- Bandha Involving Diaphragm - Uddiyana BandhaThe fourth Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, involves raising the diaphragm and keeping it immobile during an empty pause. The abdomen must be drawn in and up as far as possible. Expel all air before using this Bandha. In order to attain complete control and more comfort, you may put forth some effort in one or more mock inhalations without admitting any air before assuming the fullest possible relaxation during this pause. You may combine both chin lock and raised diaphragm techniques in retaining an empty pause. Both of these techniques can be employed in either a standing or sitting position and they are commonly employed together during sitting postures.
These two Bandhas appear to serve as strenuous and circulation-stimulating exercises rather than muscle- and will quieting attitudes, though they do aid a person in attaining thorough mastery over his Respiration cycle. Prolonging the duration of a pause requires caution, patience and practice. Gradually lengthen the length of the pause by counting. You may use your fingers to count the duration of a pause. After each successive pause, add one pause to the rest. If you try to attain a prolonged pause on your first attempt, you are very likely to overdo it, suffer some discomfort and feel no beneficial or restful effects. When you feel the need to exert effort in order to hold a pause longer after doing a series of increasingly extended pauses, stop immediately. By constant practice, you can observe a gradual increase in the length of the pauses which may be held with comfort. Practice can be done either once a day or several times a day. The progress you make is mainly an individual matter. Some can do this much easier than the others.
The Benefits of Kevala Kumbhaka
Kevala Kumbhaka (perfectly peaceful pause) involves not only complete cessation of movement of air and muscles, but also the awareness of all such movements and tendencies. The state experienced is one complete rest. Urgency, interest, motive, will, desire, and other negative emotions all disappear momentarily along with the disappearance of specific interests and anxieties, such as those of hatred, fear, ambition, love, hunger and thirst. You will also feel detached from tendencies such as hating specific tasks, fearing a particular person or demanding specific rights, or to zealously force oneself or others to attain indicated goals. During such a peaceful pause, perfect quiescence is experienced. For anyone writhing under the pressures of multiple anxieties, the experience of the utter peacefulness of Kevala Kumbhaka, provides a very restful and blissful moment.
The experience of Kevala Kumbhaka helps in retarding progressive over-anxiety that is common in our society. Suicides and suicidal tendencies, which result from the development of unbearable anxieties, may be retarded and prevented by sufficiently assiduous practice of Yoga. The automatic mechanisms which spontaneously induce inhaling and exhaling, as well as heartbeats, hunger and thirst, can be modified and inhibited for short periods.
The experience of Kevala Kumbhaka is self-terminating and, in spite of some slight reversal of anxious tendencies, one is soon again immersed in the more usual anxieties. The experience must be repeated again and again, and even then, although it may aid in temporary reversal, it cannot be expected to overcome or counteract the much more powerful drives which nature, culture and individual ambitions have established so deeply within us. Yet, its pacifying effects should not be overlooked by anyone who has become over-ambitious and overanxious.
The power of Kevala Kumbhaka and the Breathing Exercises are effectively tapped by combining it with the benefits of undertaking the other elements of Yoga such as Asanas. Although breathing can be undertaken independently from Asanas and vice versa, the combination is many times more effective than doing each separately. The beauty of this technique is that it is available to everyone - regardless of age, sex, occupation, religion or kind of ambition. It may be convenient to do this in the morning and evening. You can also do this at your place of work. Performing it is more relaxing than going for a cup of coffee, going to the water cooler, or going for a smoke.
The Just, The Equitable
The Forgiver, The Effacing
The One, The Only One
The Last, The End and Ultimate
The Highest, The Exalted
The All-Knowing, The Omniscient
The First, The Pre-Existing
The Supreme Glory, The Most Grand
The Mighty, The Eminent
The Wonderful Originator, The Awesome Inventor
The Awakener, The Resurrector
The Everlasting, The Ever-Present
The Maker from Nothing, The Evolver
The Gracious Benefactor, The Source of Goodness
The All-Seeing, The All-Perceiving
The Expander, The Unfolder
The Hidden, The Inner
The Corrector, The Distresser
The Lord of Majesty and Generosity
The Opener, The Revealer
The All-Forgiving, The Absolver
The Forgiving, The Pardoner
The Self-Sufficient, The Independent
The Guide, The Leader on the Right Path
The Preserver, The Protector
The Judge, The Arbitrator
The Perfectly Wise, The Most Judicious
The Forbearing, The Calm-Abiding
The Praiseworthy, The Laudable
The Truth, The Only Reality
The Accounter, The Reckoner
The Ever-Living, The Alive
The Restorer, The Repairer
The Majestic, The Glorious
The Gatherer, The Uniter
The Greatest, The Most Great
The Generous, The Bountiful
The Inner-Aware, The Reality-Knower
The Humbler, The One who Softens
The Creator, The Planner
The Subtle, The Gracious, The Refined
The All-Glorious, The Majestic
The Noble, The Generous
The Master of the Kingdom
The Ruler, The King
The Preventer, The Defender
The Firm, The Steadfast
The Delayer, The Postponer
The Starter, The Beginner, The Originator
The Disgracer, The Dishonorer
The Bestower of Wealth, The Fulfiller of Needs
The Protector, The Bestower of Security
The Reckoner, The Appraiser
The Giver of Life, The Reviver
The Restorer, The Renewer
The Bestower of Honor, The Strengthener
The Fulfiller of Prayers, The Responsive
The Remover of Fear, The Giver of Tranquility
The Creator of Death, The Life-Taker
The Avenger, The Inflictor of Retribution
The Expediter, The Promoter
The Nourisher, The Sustainer
The Equitable, The Just
The All-Determining, The Prevailing
The Fashioner, The Bestower of Forms
The Supremely Exalted, The Most High
The Supremely Great, The Perfection of Greatness
The Creator of Good, The Auspicious
The Light, The Illuminator, The Enlightenment
The Withholder, The Restrainer
The Able, The Empowered, The Capable
The Ever-Dominant, The Conqueror
The Inexhaustible Strength, The Supremely Strong
The Self-Existing, The Self-Subsisting
The Holiest, The Most Pure
The Exalter, The Uplifter
The Most Merciful, The Most Compassionate
The Lovingly Beneficent, Most Kind and Gracious
The Watchful, The All-Observing
The Appointer to the Right Path, The Director
The Kind, The Tenderly Merciful and Consoling
The Supplier, The Provider
The Patiently-Enduring, The Long-Suffering
The Source of Peace, The Flawless
The Satisfier of All Needs, The Eternal
The All-Hearing, The Ever-Listening
The Witness, The Testifier
The Most Grateful, The Most Appreciative
The Acceptor of Repentance, The Oft-Forgiving
The Loving-Kindness, The Most Affectionate
The Liberal Bestower, The Giver of Gifts
The One, The Manifestation of Unity
The Finder, The Resourceful
The Trustee, The Advocate
The Sole Governor, The Friendly Lord
The Protecting Friend, The Nearby Guardian
The Inheritor of All, The Supreme Heir
The All-Embracing, The All-Pervading
The Manifest, The Evident
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,
20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29,
30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39,
40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49,
50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59,
60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69,
70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79,
What are the Vedas?
WHAT IS THE DEEPLY MYSTICAL SAIVA SECT?
WHAT IS THE MAGIC AND POWER OF SHAKTISM?
WHAT IS THE DEVOTIONAL VAISHNAVA SECT?
WHAT IS THE UNIVERSALISTIC SMARTA SECT?
COMPARING THE FOUR MAJOR DENOMINATIONS
Paths of Attainment
Is the World Honored One comfortable,
with few illnesses, few worries?
In teaching and converting living beings,
can you do so without fatigue and weariness?
And do living beings
receive instruction readily or not?
Does it not cause the World-Honored One
to become weary and spent?
Great hero, World-Honored One!
The living beings
are readily converted and saved.
They know how to inquire about
the most profound wisdom of the Buddha,
and having heard, they believe and understand it.
We are accordingly overjoyed.
Immeasurable thousands, ten thousands, millions,
a great host of bodhisattvas
such as was never seen in the past -
I beg the most honored of two-legged beings to explain
where they have come from,
what causes and conditions bring them together!
Huge in body, with great transcendental powers,
unfathomable in wisdom,
firm in their intent and thought,
with the power of great perseverance,
the kind living beings delight to see -
where have they come from?
Each one of these bodhisattvas
brings with them a retinue
immeasurable in number
like the sands of the Ganges.
Some of these great bodhisattvas
bring numbers equal to sixty thousand Ganges sands.
And this great multitude
with a single mind seek the Buddha way.
These great teachers
equal in number to sixty thousand Ganges sands
together come to offer alms to the Buddha
and to guard and uphold this sutra.
More numerous are those with zero followers or like
the sands of fifty thousand Ganges,
those with followers like the sands of forty thousand,
twenty thousand, ten thousand,
one thousand, one hundred,
or the sands of the single Ganges,
half a Ganges, one-third, one-fourth,
or only one part in a million ten thousand;
those with one thousand, ten thousand nayutas,
ten thousand, a million disciples,
or half a million-
they are more numerous still and numberless.
Those with a million or ten thousand followers,
a thousand or a hundred,
fifty or ten,
three, two or one,
or those who come alone without followers,
delighting in solitude,
all coming to where the Buddha is-
they are even more numerous than those described above.
If one should try to use an abacus
to calculate the number of this great multitude,
though he spent as many kalpas as Ganges sands
he could never know the full sum.
This host of bodhisattvas
with their great dignity, virtue and diligence -
who preached the Law for them,
who taught and converted them and brought them to this?
Under whom did they first set their minds on enlightenment,
what Buddha's Law do they praise and proclaim?
What sutra do they embrace and carry out,
what Buddha way do they practice?
possess transcendental powers and the power of great wisdom.
The earth in four directions trembles and splits
and they all emerged from out of it.
World-Honored One, from times past
I have seen nothing like this!
I beg you to tell me where they come from,
the name of the land.
I have constantly journeyed from land to land
but never have I seen such a thing!
In this whole multitude
there is not one person that I know.
Suddenly they have come up from the earth -
I beg you to explain the cause.
The members of this great assembly now,
the immeasurable hundreds, thousands, millions
all want to know these things.
Regarding the causes that govern the beginning and end
of this multitude of bodhisattvas,
possessor of immeasurable virtue, World-Honored One,
we beg you to dispel the doubts of the assembly!
Be diligent and of a single mind,
for I wish to explain this affair.
Have no doubts or regrets -
the Buddha wisdom is hard to fathom.
Now you must put forth the power of faith,
abiding in patience in goodness.
A Law which in the past was never heard
you will now be able to hear.
Now I will bring you ease and consolation -
do not harbor doubts or fears.
The Buddha has nothing but truthful words,
his wisdom cannot be measured.
This foremost Law that he has gained
is very profound, incapable of analysis.
He will now expound it -
you must listen with a single mind.
Ajita, you should understand this.
These great bodhisattvas
for countless kalpas
have practice the Buddha wisdom.
All have been converted by me;
I caused them to set their minds on the great way.
These are my daughters, These are my sons,
they dwell in this world,
constantly carrying out dhuta practices,
preferring a quiet place,
rejecting the fret and confusion of the great assembly,
taking no delight in much talk.
In this manner these daughters, and sons
study and practice my way and Law.
And in order that day and night with constant diligence
they may seek the Buddha way,
in this saha world
they dwell in the empty space in its lower part.
Firm in the power of will and concentration,
with constant diligence seeking wisdom,
they expound various wonderful doctrines
and their minds are without fear.
When I was in the city of Gaya,
seated beneath the bodhi tree,
I attained the highest, the correct enlightenment
and turned the wheel of the unsurpassed Law.
Therefore I taught and converted them,
caused them for the first time to set their minds on the way.
Now all of them dwell in the stage of no regression,
and all in time will be able to become Buddhas.
What I speak now are true words -
with a single mind you must believe them!
Ever since the long distant past
I have been teaching and converting this multitude.
In the past the Buddha departed from the Shakya clan,
left his household, and near Gaya
set under the bodhi tree.
Little time has passed since then,
yet these daughters and sons of the Buddha
are immeasurable in number!
Already for a long time they have practiced the Buddha way,
dwelling in transcendental powers and the power of wisdom,
skillfully learning the bodhisattva way,
unsoiled by worldly things
like the lotus flower in the water.
Emerging from the earth,
all display a reverent and respectful mind,
standing in the presence of the World-Honored One.
This is difficult to fathom -
How can one believe it?
The Buddha attained the way very recently,
yet those he has helped to gain success are so many!
We beg you to dispel the doubts of the assembly,
to make distinctions and explain the truth of the matter.
It is though a young man
just turned twenty-five
were to point to a hundred year old man
with gray hair and wrinkled face
and say, I sired him!'
And the old man were to say, 'This is my father!'The father youthful, the son old -
no one in the world could believe this!
World-Honored One, your case is similar.
Only very recently you attained the way.
are firm in will, in no way timid or immature.
For measurable kalpas
they have been practicing the bodhisattva way.
They are clever at difficult questions and answers,
their minds know no fear.
They have firmly cultivated a persevering mind,
upright in dignity and virtue.
They are praised by the Buddhas of the ten directions
as able and adept at preaching distinctions.
They have no wish to remain among the crowd
but constantly favor a state of meditation,
and in order to seek the Buddha way
they have been dwelling in the space under the earth.
This we have heard from the Buddha
and have no doubts in the matter.
But for the sake of future ages we beg the Buddha
to explain and bring about understanding.
If with regard to this sutra
one should harbor doubt and fail to believe,
he will fall at once into the evil paths.
So we beg you now to explain.
These immeasurable bodhisattvas -
how in such a short time
did you teach them, cause them to have aspiring minds,
and to dwell in the stage of no regression?
At that time, the Tathagata, who was sitting on his throne, intending to explain a teaching of the Total-Retention Dharani, was along with innumerable Bodhisattva-Mahasattvas, whose names are: Dharani King Bodhisattva, Treasure King Bodhisattva, Bhaisajya-Raja(Medicine King) Bodhisattva, Bhaisajya-Samudgata(Medicine Superior) Bodhisattva, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, Maha-stamaprapta(Great Strength) Bodhisattva, Avatamsaka Bodhisattva, Great Sublime Bodhisattva, Precious Deposits Bodhisattva, Virtue Store Bodhisattva, Vajragarbha Bodhisattva, Akasagarbha(Space Store) Bodhisattva, Maitreya Bodhisattva, Samantabhadra(Universal Goodness) Bodhisattva, Manjusri Bodhisattva, and so on. Such Bodhisattva-Mahasattvas are all great Dharma-Princes who had been empowered through their crowns (Abhiseka).
The Buddha was also along with innumerable great Voice-Hearers (Sravakas), all of whom were practicing the tenth stage of Arhat, headed by Maha-Kasyapa;
She was also along with innumerable gods of Brahma-Heaven, headed by Sinza-Brahma;
Also along with Her were innumerable Gods of heavens of the desire realm, headed by Gopaka-God;
Also along with Him were innumerable four-guardian-gods, headed by Dhritarastra;
Also along with Her were innumerable gods, dragons, Yakshas, Gandharvas, Asuras, Garudas, Kinnaras, Mahoragas, human beings, Amanusyas, headed by Heavenly Virtue great dragon king;
Also along with Him were innumerable goddesses of heavens of the desire realm, headed by Virginal Eye goddesses;
Also along with Her were innumerable Sunyatas(Gods of spaces), gods of rivers and oceans, gods of fountains and spring, gods of stream and pond, gods of herb, gods of forest, gods of houses, gods of water, gods of fire, gods of earth, gods of wind, gods of ground, gods of mountains, gods of rocks, gods of palaces, and so on.
They all came and gathered in the congregation.
At that time in the congregation, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva secretly emitted his sacrosanct light, thereupon, the worlds in the ten directions, along with this three-thousand-great-thousand worlds system, were all illuminated and became golden. Heavenly palaces, palaces of dragons, and palaces of all gods were all shaken. Rivers, oceans, Iron-Ring Mountains (Cakravada-parvata), Sumeru Mountains, Earth Mountains, and black mountains were also shaken. The light of suns, moons, pearls, fire, and constellations all disappeared.
Witnessing this rare scene, Dharani King Bodhisattva was more surprised than ever before, so he arose from his seat, joined his palms and asked the Buddha with a Gatha(verse):
"Who achieved the Correct-Awakening today,
emitting such great bright light universally?
The worlds of the ten directions are all golden,
so do these three-thousand-great-thousand worlds.
Who attained the ultimate freedom today,
manifesting the rare great holy power?
Innumerable Buddha-Worlds are shaken,
so do palaces of dragons and gods.
Now the entire congregation is wondering,
not knowing whose power caused these.
Is he a Buddha, Bodhisattva, or great Voice-Hearer,
or a Brahman, demon, heavenly god, or Sakra?
We pray for the Bhagavan (World Honored One)'s Great Compassion,
to tell us the source of this great supernatural power."
The Buddha told Dharani King Bodhisattva: "Virtuous man, you all should know that in this congregation there is a Bodhisattva-Mahasattva named Avalokitesvara, the Unrestricted One. He She had achieved the Great Kindness and Great Compassion since uncountable Kalpas before, and he excels at practicing countless Dharani-Gates. In order to comfort and please all living-beings, he secretly emits such great sacrosanct power.
After the Buddha said that, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva arose from her seat, tidied up his clothes, joined his palms towards the Buddha and said:
"Bhagavan, I have a mantra of Great-Compassionate Heart Dharani and now wish to proclaim it, for comforting and pleasing all living beings; for healing all illness; for living beings to attain additional lifespan; for living beings to gain wealth; for extinguishing all evil karma and weighty sins; for keeping away from hindrance and disasters; for producing merits of all White (pure) Dharmas; for maturing all virtuous-roots; for overcoming all fears; for fulfilling all good wishes. Bhagavan, please be merciful and allow me to speak."
The Buddha said: "Virtuous man, you have great kindness and great compassion, in order to comfort and please all living beings, you wish to speak the holy mantra, it is the proper time now, please speak it soon, the Tathagata approves and rejoices it, and so do all Buddhas."
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva then said to the Buddha: "Bhagavan, I remember that countless billions of kalpas ago, a Buddha, whose name was Thousand Rays King Stillness Thus Come One, appeared in the world. Because of his mercy and mindfulness towards me and all living beings, that Buddha, the World Honored One spoke this Vast, Perfect, Unimpeded, Great Compassionate Heart Dharani, rubbed my crown with his golden hand and said: 'Virtuous man, you should hold this heart-mantra to give great benefit and happiness to all living beings in the future evil age.' At that time I was just at the first Bhumi(stage of Bodhisattva), right after hearing this mantra, I exceeded the eighth Bhumi. At that time, as my heart was joyful, I vowed: 'If I will be able to give benefit and happiness to all living beings in the future, let me have one thousand hands and one thousand eyes immediately.' Instantly after the vow, I got fully one thousand hands and one thousand eyes on my body, then, the grounds of the worlds of the ten directions quaked in six ways, thousands of Buddhas of the ten directions emitted their light to my body and illuminated boundless worlds of the ten directions. From then on, from countless Buddhas and congregations, I have repeatedly heard, accepted and held this Dharani, and the joys were also repeatedly aroused from my heart, and made me greatly enthusiastic. Therefore, I transcended imperceptible births and deaths of countless billions of kalpas. Since then, I have always been reciting and holding this mantra, and have never forgotten it. Because of holding this mantra, I was always born by miraculous creation (nirmana) from lotuses in front of Buddhas, and have never been born from any womb."
"If there are monks(Bhikshus), nuns(Bhikshunis), laymen(Upasakas), laywomen(Upasikas), pure youth and maidens who wish to recite and hold(keep reciting) this mantra, they should first arouse heir great merciful and compassionate hearts for all living beings, and follow me in making these vows:
(* The pronunciation of "Namo" is [na:mo:] in international phonetic symbols)
Namo great compassionate Avalokitesvara, May I quickly know all Dharmas;
Namo great compassionate Avalokitesvara, May I soon obtain the Wisdom Eye;
Namo great compassionate Avalokitesvara, May I quickly ferry all living beings (to the shore of liberation);
Namo great compassionate Avalokitesvara, May I soon obtain virtuous skillful means (to enlighten various living beings);
Namo great compassionate Avalokitesvara, May I quickly board the Prajna Boat;
Namo great compassionate Avalokitesvara, May I soon transcend the ocean of suffering;
Namo great compassionate Avalokitesvara, May I quickly achieve precepts, Samadhi and the Way;
Namo great compassionate Avalokitesvara, May I soon ascend the mountain of Nirvana;
Namo great compassionate Avalokitesvara, May I quickly dwell in the house of non-action;
Namo great compassionate Avalokitesvara, May I soon unite with the Dharma-Nature Body.
If I go towards the mountain of knives, the mountain of knives of itself breaks up;
If I go towards the boiling oil, the boiling oil of itself dries up;
If I go towards the hells, the hells of themselves disappear;
If I go towards the hungry ghosts, the hungry ghosts of themselves become full.
If I go towards the Asuras, their evil thoughts of themselves are tamed.
If I go towards the animals, they themselves attain great wisdom."
"After making these vows, recite my name(Namo Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) with the deep-felt sincere heart, also recite single-mindedly the name of my teacher -- Amitabha Tathagata(Namo Amitabha), then recite this mantra, 5 times or more in a day, to remove from the body the weighty sins of births and deaths accumulated in hundreds of thousands of billions of kalpas."
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva then said to the Buddha: "Bhagavan, if humans or gods recite and hold the phrases of the Great Compassion Dharani, when they are about to die, all the Buddhas of the ten directions will come to receive them with their hands, and they will be reborn in whichever Buddha-World according to their wishes."
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva continued to say to the Buddha: "Bhagavan, Should any living being who recites and holds the holy mantra of Great Compassion fall into the three evil paths, I vow not to achieved the Correct-Awakening.
Should any living being who recites and holds the holy mantra of Great Compassion not be reborn in any Buddha-World, I vow not to achieve the Correct-Awakening.
Should any living being who recites and holds the holy mantra of Great Compassion not obtain unlimited Samadhis and eloquence, I vow not to achieve the Correct-Awakening.
Should any living being who recites and holds the holy mantra of Great Compassion not obtain whatever he seeks in his present life, then it cannot be called the Dharani of the Great Compassionate Heart, unless it is used by those who are not virtuous or not completely sincere.
If a woman dislikes her female body and wishes to become a male, if she recites the phrases of the Great Compassion Dharani but can not change from a female to a male, I vow not to achieve the Correct-Awakening. However, if she arouses even a slightest doubt, her wish will not be satisfied.
If any living being usurps the drinks, foods, or possessions of Sanghas (group of monks), even though one thousand Buddhas appear in the world, he will not get to repent and reform. Even if he repents, his sins will not be eliminated. But now, by reciting this Great Compassion holy mantra, his sins will be eliminated. If anyone usurps, eats, or uses the drinks, foods, or possessions of Sanghas, he must repent to teachers of the ten directions to eliminate his sins. Now, when he reties this Great Compassion Dharani, the teachers of the ten directions will come to bear witness, and then all his weighty sins and hindrances will be eliminated.
All evil karma and weighty sins such as the ten evil deeds, the five rebellious sins, slandering people, slandering the Dharmas, breaking the Abstinent-precepts (*), breaking other precepts, destroying stupas (holy towers), wrecking temples, stealing properties of Sanghas, and profaning Brahma (pure) practices, can be completely eliminated (by reciting this Dharani), except this: if one has doubts about this Dharani, then even his small sins and light karma cannot be eliminated, not to mention the weighty sins. Although the weighty sins do not disappear immediately, the reciting can still be the cause of Bodhi in the future."
(* Abstinent-precepts: The precepts of Tzie/Zhai. To observe these precepts, one must:
1. eats only vegetarian food;
2. takes only one meal before noon each day, eating after noon is prohibited;
3. also keeps the five basic precepts: no killing, no stealing, no sexual misconduct, no false speech, no consumption of alcohol.)
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva continued to say to the Buddha:
"People and gods who recite and hold the Great Compassionate Heart Dharani will obtain fifteen kinds of good birth and will not suffer fifteen kinds of bad death. The bad deaths are:
1. They will not die of starvation or poverty;
2. They will not die from having been yoked, imprisoned, caned or otherwise beaten;
3. They will not die at the hands of hostile enemies;
4. They will not be killed in military battle;
5. They will not be killed by tigers, wolves, or other fierce beasts;
6. They will not die from the venom of poisonous snakes, black serpents, or scorpions;
7. They will not drown or be burned to death;
8. They will not be poisoned to death;
9. They will not be killed by mediumistic insects;
10. They will not die of madness or insanity;
11. They will not be killed by landslides or falling trees;
12. They will not die of nightmares sent by evil people;
13. They will not be killed by deviant spirits or evil ghosts;
14. They will not die of evil illnesses that bind the body;
15. They will not commit suicide;
Those who recite and hold the Great Compassion Holy Mantra will not suffer any of these fifteen kinds of bad death and will obtain the following fifteen kinds of good birth:
1. Their place of birth will always have a good king;
2. They will always be born in a good country;
3. They will always be born at a good time;
4. They will always meet virtuous friends;
5. The organs of their body will always be complete;
6. Their hearts of Way(Bodhi) will be pure and mature;
7. They will not violate the prohibitive precepts;
8. All their relatives will be kind and harmonious;
9. They will always have the necessary wealth and goods in abundance;
10. They will always obtain the respect and help of others;
11. Their possessions will not be plundered;
12. They will obtain everything they seek;
13. Dragons, gods, and good spirits will always protect them;
14. In the place where they are born they will see the Buddha and hear the Dharma;
15. They will awaken to the profound meaning of that Proper Dharma which they hear.
Those who recite and hold the Great Compassionate Heart Dharani will obtain these fifteen kinds of good birth. All gods and people should constantly recite and hold it without laziness."
After saying that, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva joined his palms and stood upright in front of the congregation, aroused his great compassionate heart for all living beings, smiled and in this way spoke the Sacrosanct Wonderful Phrases of the Vast, Perfect, Unimpeded, Great Compassionate Heart Great Dharani. The Dharani is:
Bodhi-sattvāya Maha-sattvāya Mahā-kārunikāya
Om sarva rabhaye sudhanadasya
Namo skritva imam
Namo narakindi hrih Mahā-vadha-svā-me
Sarva-sata Namo-vasat Namo-vāka mavitāto
Om avaloki-lokate-karate-e-hrih Mahā-bodhisattva
Mahi Mahi ridayam
Kuru kuru karmam
Dhara dhara dhrini
śvarāya cala cala
Mama vimala muktele
Ehi ehi śina śina
viśva viśvam prasaya
Hulu hulu mara
Hulu hulu hrih
Sara sara Siri siri Suru suru
Bodhiya Bodhiya Bodhaya Bodhaya
Maitreya narakindi dhrish-nina bhayamana svāhā
Maha siddhāya svāhā
śira simha-mukhāya svāhā
Sarva mahā-asiddhaya svāhā
Namo āryā-valokite-śvaraya svāhā
Om Sidhyantu mantra padāya svāhā
When Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva finished speaking this mantra, the earth shook in six ways. The heavens rained down precious flowers, which fell in colorful profusion. All the Buddhas of the ten directions were delighted, while the heavenly demons and Exterior-paths practitioners were so frightened that their hair stood on end. Everyone in the congregation achieved different fruitions, including the fruitions of stream-enterer (srota-apanna), once-returner (sakrd-agamin), non-returner (Anagamin), and Arhat; others achieved the first Bhumi(stage of Bodhisattva), the second Bhumi, the third, fourth, fifth ...... up to the tenth Bhumi. Innumerable living beings aroused the Bodhi-Heart (The resolve to save all living beings and help them to achieve the Correct Awakening).
Then the great Brahma heavenly king arose from his seat, tidied up his clothes, joined his palms respectfully, and said to Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva: "How virtuous, Mahasattva! I had attended innumerable Buddha-Congregations and heard myriads of Dharmas and Dharanis, but never before had I heard such Sacrosanct Wonderful Phrases of the Unimpeded Great Compassionate Heart's Great Compassion Dharani. Mahasattva, please tell us the feature and characteristics of this Dharani, all of us will be pleased to know that."
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva told the Brahma king: "For the convenience of benefiting all living beings, you have asked me this question. Now you listen carefully, and I will tell you in brief."
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva said: "It is the great merciful and compassionate heart, the impartial heart, the motionless heart, the unpolluted and unattached heart, the emptiness-observing heart, the respectful heart, the humble heart, the uncluttered heart, the non-view and non-grasping heart, and the uppermost Bodhi-Heart. You should know that such hearts are the feature and characteristics of this Dharani, you should practice according to them."
Then the great Brahma king said: "We now know the feature and characteristics of this Dharani, from now on, we will recite and hold it and will never dare to forget or loss it."
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva said: "If any virtuous men or virtuous women, who recite and hold this holy Dharani, can arouse the vast Bodhi-Heart that vow to ferry all living beings to the shore of liberation, keep the Abstinent-precepts(*) bodily, arouse the heart of equality towards all living beings, keep reciting this Dharani without interruption, reside in a clean room, wash themselves clean, wear clean clothes, hang up streamers and light up lamps, make offerings with fragrances, flowers, vegetable foods of hundreds of tastes, make their hearts stay still at one place, do not think about others, and recite and hold this Dharani according to the Dharma, then, Sunlight Bodhisattva, Moonlight Bodhisattva and innumerable gods and immortals will come to bear witness and enhance the efficacy of their recitation."
"At that time, I will illuminate them with a thousand eyes, and protect and support them with a thousand hands. From then on, they will be able to master all worldly literature, and will perfectly understand all Exterior-paths' theories and sorceries, as well as the Veda Scriptures."
"One who recites and holds this holy mantra can heal all the 84000 kinds of diseases of the world, without exception. He also can command all ghosts and spirits, vanquish heavenly demons, and tame all Exterior-paths practitioners."
"If one is reading Sutras or practicing Dhyana (Zen) in a mountain or a wild field, and some mountain-spirits, various ghosts, demons, monsters or Devas come to disturb and make him unable to concentrate, recite this mantra once, then all those ghosts and spirits will be tied up."
"If one can recites this Mantra in accord with Dharma and arouse merciful and compassionate heart towards all living beings, I will then command all virtuous gods, dragon kings, and Vajra Secret-Traces Divinities to always follow and guard him, never leaving his side, guarding him as their own eyes and lives."
Then Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva said the Gatha:
"I command the Vajra Secret-Traces Knights: Ucchusma, Kundali, Ankusa, and the eight clans' powerful knight Shankara,
to guard the Mantra-holders constantly;
I command Mahesvaras, Narayana, Kumbhiraba and Kapila,
to guard the Mantra-holders constantly;
I command Pajis, Sahassakkhas, perfect-virtuous chebuds and Kimnaras,
to guard the Mantra-holders constantly;
I command Sajamahoras, Kumbhandas, Katabhutanas, and Banjras,
to guard the Mantra-holders constantly;
I command Bhipagara kings, and morality Vitasaharas,
to guard the Mantra-holders constantly;
I command Brahma king Sambra, the five clans of pure-abode heavens and Yamarajas,
to guard the Mantra-holders constantly;
I command Sakra Devanam indra, the Lord of the thirty-three heavens, Sarasvatis, and Vardhanas,
to guard the Mantra-holders constantly;
I command Dhritarastra king, Haritis, goddess and great strength gods,
to guard the Mantra-holders constantly;
I command Virudhaka king, Virupaksa king and Vaisravana king,
to guard the Mantra-holders constantly;
I command the Golden Peacock King, and the twenty-eight clans of great immortals,
to guard the Mantra-holders constantly;
I command Manibhadra, and Pancika-imperator Phalava,
to guard the Mantra-holders constantly;
I command Nanda, Upandanda, and the Sagara dragon-king Ibhra,
to guard the Mantra-holders constantly;
I command the Asuras, Gandharvas, Karunas, Kimnaras, and Mahoragas,
to guard the Mantra-holders constantly;
I command the gods of water, fire, thunder, lightning, Kumbhanda king and Pisacas,
to guard the Mantra-holders constantly;
"Those virtuous gods, dragon-kings and goddess, each along with 500 retinues of great-strength Yaksas, will always follow and guard the holders of the Great Compassion Holy Mantra. If the Mantra-holder dwells and sleeps alone in an uninhabited mountain or wilderness, those virtuous gods will guard him by turns to eliminate misfortunes. If the Mantra-holder loses his way deep in the mountain, because of reciting this Mantra, the virtuous gods and dragon-kings will transform themselves into virtuous people and tell him the correct way. If the Mantra-holder lacks water or requires fire in a mountain, forest, or wilderness, the dragon-kings will protect him by miraculously creating water and fire for him."
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva then said a misfortune-eliminating and refreshingly cool Gatha(verse):
"When walking in wilderness, mountain or marsh,
if encountering tigers, wolves, or other fierce beasts,
or snakes, spirits, demons, monsters, ghosts,
they will be unable to harm the Mantra-holder when they hear this Mantra;
When voyaging on river or sea,
poisoned dragons, flood dragons and Makaras,
Yaksas, Rakshas, fishes, and soft-shelled turtles,
will dodge when they hear this Mantra;
If besieged by battle arrays or robbers,
or being robbed by villains,
recite the Great Compassion Dharani sincerely,
those villains will show mercy and go back;
If one is imprisoned by government official,
jailed, chained and locked,
recite the Great Compassion Dharani sincerely,
the officer will show mercy and set him free;
If entered a house of a poisonous insects raising family in a wild way,
the family purpose to venom with drinks, foods or medicines,
recite the Great Compassion Dharani sincerely,
the poison will turn to nectar;
When a woman is giving birth to a child,
evil demons comes to obstruct the birth and causing suffering and oppressive pain,
recite the Great Compassion Dharani sincerely,
the demons will disperse, leaving a safe and comfortable birth;
If evil dragons or pestilence ghosts spread poison,
people are infected by pyrexia and about to die,
recite the Great Compassion Dharani sincerely,
diseases will be healed and lives of people will be lengthen;
If evil dragons or ghosts spread the tumescent diseases,
people suffer from carbuncles, sore, abscess, ulcer and bleeding,
recite the Great Compassion Dharani sincerely,
then spit three times to the abscesses and it will be cured.
If there are muddled and wicked living beings who aroused immoral minds,
causing hatred by sending nightmares, ghosts and curses to you,
recite the Great Compassion Dharani sincerely,
then the hexes and evil spells will return to its original senders.
When Dharma is about to disappear,
the world is evil, feculent and disordered,
poeple's sexual desire are like raging fire,
their hearts are deluded and they confuse right and wrong.
They have adulteries behind their spouses,
and think of lust days and nights ceaselessly.
If they can recite the Great Compassion Dharani sincerely,
the fire of sexual desire will quench and the evil minds will extinguish.
If I glorify the effect and power of this Mantra in detail,
even one kalpa is not enough for the glorification."
Then Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva told the Brahmas: "Recite this Mantra 5 times, use threads of 5 colors to tie knots, then recite the Dharani 21 times, tie 21 knots, wear it on neck. This Mantra has been spoken by previous 9.9 billions Ganges-river-sands Buddhas.
Those Buddhas spoke this Mantra for the practitioners who practice the six Perfections (Paramita) but have not yet fulfilled them, to make them succeed quickly;
For those who have not yet aroused Bodhi-Heart, to make them arouse their Bodhi-Heart quickly;
For Sravakas who have not yet achieved fruitions, to make them achieve fruitions quickly;
For all gods and supernatural persons in the three-thousand-great-thousand worlds, who have not yet aroused the unsurpassed Bodhi-Heart, to make them arouse the Bodhi-Heart quickly;
For all living beings who have not yet gained the root of faith in Mahayana, with the mighty holy power of this Dharani, their seeds of Mahayana and Dharma-buds will grow quickly; with the power of my expedients, mercy and compassion, all of their needs will be supplied.
For those living beings of the three evil paths, who live in the gloomy regions of the three-thousand-great-thousand worlds, when they hear this Mantra, they will all be free from suffering;
For Bodhisattvas who have not yet achieved the first Bhumi, to make them achieve quickly, and make them achieve even up to the tenth Bhumi, and even up to the Buddhahood, with the thirty-two marks and the eighty minor marks achieved naturally.
If a Voice-Hearer (Sravaka) once hears this Dharani pass by his ears, if he practices and writes this Dharani, and if he settles down with straightforward heart in accord with Dharma, then he will naturally achieve the four Sramana-fruits even if he does not seek for the fruitions.
Suppose all the mountains, rivers, cliffs, and oceans in the three-thousand-great-thousand worlds can be boiled; the Sumeru mountains and Cakravada-parvata mountains can be shaken, and grinded to dust, all living beings of that magnitude will arouse the unsurpassed Bodhi-Hearts [by the power of this Dharani].
If anyone prays for any wish in his present life, he should keep the Abstinent-precepts(*) and keep reciting this Dharani for 21 days, then his wishes will certainly be fulfilled. From the verge of the previous birth-and-death to the verge of the next birth-and-death, all his evil karmas will be cleaned up. In the three-thousand-great-thousand worlds, all the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Brahmas, Sakra Devanam-Indra (heavenly lord), the four guardian gods, divinities, immortals, and dragon-kings, will bear witness."
(* Abstinent-precepts: The precepts of Tzie/Zhai. To observe these precepts, one must:
1. eats only vegetarian food;
2. takes only one meal before noon each day, eating after noon is prohibited;
3. also keeps the five basic precepts: no killing, no stealing, no sexual misconduct, no false speech, no consumption of alcohol.)
"If a human or heavenly being, who recites and holds this Dharani, baths in a river or a sea, the nearby living beings wet by his bath-water will have all their weighty sins cleaned and be reborn in pure-lands of other directions. They will be born through miraculous creation from lotuses, and will not undergo birth from wombs, moistures, or eggs. How much more so, for those who recite and hold this Dharani themselves!"
"If one who recites and holds this Dharani is walking, a wind blows his hair and clothes, then the living beings blown by the wind that previously touched the Mantra-holder will have all their heavy obstructions and evil karmas cleansed, will not continue to suffer from karmas of the three evil paths, and often be born in front of Buddhas. It should be known that the Mantra-holder's blessings, virtues, and fruit-repayments will be unimaginable."
"If the Mantra-holder says anything, no matter good or bad, it sounds like pure Dharma-sound to all heavenly demons, Exterior-paths practitioners, gods, dragons, ghosts, and spirits, thus they will respect the Mantra-holder as if he were a Buddha."
"As to one who recites and holds this Dharani, we should know that he is a store of Buddha-bodies, because he is cherished by 9.9 billions Ganges-river-sands Buddhas;
We should know that he is a brilliant light store, because he is illuminated by the light of all Tathagatas;
We should know that he is a store of mercies and compassions, because he constantly saves living beings with this Dharani;
We should know that he is a wonderful-Dharmas store, because this Dharani includes all Dharani-Gates;
We should know that the he is a store of Dhyana and Samadhi, because hundreds of thousands of Samadhis often appear in front of him;
We should know that the he is an Empty Spaces store, because he constantly observes living beings with wisdom of emptiness;
We should know that the he is a store of intrepidities, because he is constantly guarded by dragons, gods, and virtuous gods;
We should know that the he is a Wonderful Language store, because the Dharani-Sound come from his mouth is uninterrupted;
We should know that the he is an Eternally-Abiding store, because the three-disasters and evil-kalpas cannot harm him;
We should know that the he is a Liberation store, because heavenly demons and Exterior-paths practitioners cannot detain him;
We should know that the he is a Medicine-King store, because he constantly heals living beings with this Dharani;
We should know that the he is a supernatural power store, because he can freely travel round the Buddha-Worlds.
The glorifications for the merits and virtues of the Mantra-holder are endless."
"Virtuous men, if one tires of the sufferings of the world and seeks for happiness of long life, he should settle down in an unoccupied and clean place, make a pure Secure Boundary, recite this Dharani towards his clothing, water, foods, fragrances, or medicines for 108 times and then use them, then he will certainly gain a long life. If he can make a Secure Boundary, accept and hold the Dharani in accord with Dharma, then all things will be achievable."
"The method of making a Secure Boundary is:
Recite the Dharani 21 times towards a knife, and then countermark the ground with the knife to make a boundary;
or recite the Dharani 21 times towards some clean water, and then sprinkle it around as the boundary;
or recite the Dharani 21 times towards some white mustard seeds, and then scatter them around to mark a boundary,;
or make a boundary by mental visualisation;
or recite the Dharani 21 times towards some clean ashes(of Incense) and use them to mark a boundary;
or recite the Dharani 21 times towards a five-colored thread and then make a closed circle on the ground with the threads as a boundary.
All of these will do.
If one can accept and hold the Dharani in accord with the Dharma, he will achieve the fruit naturally."
"If anyone just hears the name of this Dharani, his weighty sins of births and deaths of countless kalpas will be eliminated, how much more so, of those who recite and hold this Mantra themselves! If anyone can know and recite this holy Mantra, we should know that he has already offered and sustained innumerable Buddhas and have widely planted his virtuous roots. If he can recite and hold the Dharani in accord with Dharma to relieve all living beings from sufferings, we should know that he is the one with the great compassionate heart, and will become a Buddha soon."
"If he recites the Dharani for all living beings that he sees, make them hear the Dharani and make it become a cause of their achievement of Bodhi, then, his merits and virtues are immeasurable, boundless, and cannot be praised completely."
"If he can, with pure sincerity, apply his heart to keep the Abstinent-precepts, repent the previous sins on behalf of all living beings, also repent his own various sins accumulated in countless past kalpas, keep reciting this Dharani and never allow the sound of recitation to be interrupted, then he will achieve the four Sramana-fruits in his present life; if he has excellent talent for Dharma (literally: sharp root) and masters the skillful means of Wisdom-Observing, then achieving the fruits of ten Bhumis is not difficult for him, not to mention those small worldly blessings. All his wishes will be fulfilled."
"If he wishes to command ghosts, he should find a skull in the wild, wash it clean, set up a Mandala(altar) in front of a statue of Thousand-Handed and Thousand-Eyed Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, and make offerings of multifarious fragrances, flowers, drinks, and vegetable foods. Do this day after day, then 7 days later, the ghost will appear and obey his orders."
"If he wish to command the four guardian gods, he should recite towards a sandalwood and burn it, then he will achieve the goal - because the power of the Bodhisattva's great compassionate vows are deep and weighty, and the power of this holy Dharani is mighty and vast."
The Buddha told Ananda: "When there are catastrophes in a country, if the king of the country can manage state affairs according to correct laws, be liberal toward people and animals, not to do anybody an injustice, absolve people from blames, and for 7 days and 7 nights, keep both his body and his mind sincere and diligent, and in this way recite and hold this Great Compassionate Heart Dharani Holy Mantra, then all the catastrophes of his country will disappear, the five kinds of crops will be abundant and his people will live in peace and happiness."
"If a country is being frequently invaded by enemies from other countries, people are unsafe and ministers are traitorous, pestilences are spreading everywhere, the rains and the droughts are unbalanced and unseasonable, or even the sun and the moon lost their accuracy, when such disasters come, the people should make a statue of Thousand-Handed and Thousand-Eyed Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva and set it facing the west, make offerings to it sincerely with fragrances, flowers, streamers, precious canopies, or vegetable foods and drinks of hundreds of tastes, and, for 7 days and 7 nights, if the king of the country can keep both his body and mind sincere and diligent, and in this way recite and hold the Sacrosanct Wonderful Phrases of this Dharani, then the foreign enemies will be tamed of themselves, they will return to their own countries and make no further disturbance. These countries will be in communication and will have friendly relations, the princes and officers will be loyal, the queen, the prince's wife, and the maids will also be loyal to the king. Dragons, ghosts and spirits will protect this country, the rains will be seasonal, the fruits will be abundant, and the people will be happy."
"If anyone in a family gets a serious evil disease, or if hundreds of monsters appear, or if ghosts, spirits, and demons deplete and demolish the family; or if some villains malign the family and plot to harm them; or if the members of the family are disharmonious, they should set up a Mandala(altar) in front of a statue of Thousand-Handed and Thousand-Eyed Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, recite the name of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva with their deep-felt sincere heart, and then recite this Dharani fully 1000 times, then all those misfortunes will disappear, the family will be peaceful forever."
Ananda asked the Buddha: "Bhagavan, what is the name of this Mantra? How should we accept and hold it?"
The Buddha told Ananda: "This holy Mantra has many names, one of them is Vast, Great, Perfect, another is Unimpeded Great Compassion, another is Relieving Sufferings Dharani, another is Lengthening Life Dharani, another is Extinguishing Evil Destinies Dharani, another is Breaking Evil Karma Hindrances Dharani, another is Wish-Fulfilling Dharani, another is The Dharani Of The Freedom In Accord With The Heart, another is Quickly Exceeding The Upper Stages Dharani. Thus should you accept and hold it."
Then Ananda asked the Buddha: "Bhagavan, what is the name of this Bodhisattva-Mahasattva, who is so good to teach us this Dharani?"
The Buddha said: "This Bodhisattva is called Avalokitesvara, the Unrestricted One, also called Nipping a Lariat, also called A Thousand Bright Eyes. Virtuous man, this Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva has unimaginable mighty and holy powers. Uncountable kalpas before, he had already been a Buddha named True Dharma Brightness Tathagata. Because of the power of his great compassionate vows, and in order to call upon all Bodhisattvas to comfort and please all living beings, he appears as a Bodhisattva. All of you, including the Bodhisattvas, Brahmas, Gods of the 33 heavens, dragons, and divinities, should show respect to him, do not despise him. All heavenly and human beings should constantly make offerings to him and recite his name absorbedly, then they will get infinite blessings and eliminate countless sins, and at the end of their lives, they will be reborn in the Pure Land of Amitabha Buddha."
The Buddha told Ananda: "This holy Mantra spoken by Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva is true, real, and not false. If you wish to invite this Bodhisattva to come, recite the Mantra 21 times towards a Guggula Incense and burn it, then this Bodhisattva will come."
"If being possessed by a soul of cat, find a dead cat's skull, burn it to ashes, mix the ashes with clean soil, and then use them to shape a cat. In front of a statue of Thousand-Handed and Thousand-Eyed Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, recite the Dharani 108 times towards a wrought iron knife, and then cut the model into 108 pieces with the knife. Recite once, cut once, and say his name once, then the cat's soul will leave and never return."
"If harmed by mediumistic insects(Gu), mix Karpura(Dragon Brain Incense) with a same bulk of Guggula Incense, add 1 bowl of Well-flower-water and decoct them into 1 bowl of decoction; when done, recite the Dharani 108 times towards the decoction in front of a statue of Thousand-Handed and Thousand-Eyed Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, then take the decoction, the illness will be healed."
(*[Note] Well-flower-water: the purest water from a well - each morning, the very first bucket of water from the well)
"If bitten by fierce snakes or scorpions, recite the Dharani 7 times towards some powder of dry gingers, apply the powder on the bite and they will be healed."
"If someone plots to harm you because of hatred and resentment, you should find some clean soil, or flour, or wax, to shape the enemy's body. In front of a statue of Thousand-Handed and Thousand-Eyed Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, recite the Dharani 108 times towards a wrought iron knife, then cut the model into 108 pieces with the knife. Recite once and cut once and say his name once, and then burn up all 108 pieces. After that, the enemy will be happy, will respect you and will like to befriend you for his entire life."
"If you have the eye-diseases of dimmed vision or blindness, or if your eyes are covered by a white haze or a red film, you should find a Haritaki fruit, an Amala fruit, and a Vihetaki fruit, and grind them into powder. During the grinding, you must guard their purity: do not be seen by women who have just given birth, or by pigs or dogs, and you should keep reciting a Buddha's name, mix the powder with white honey or human milk. The human milk must be from a mother of a boy, not from mothers of girls. When the medicine is done, in front of a statue of Thousand-Handed and Thousand-Eyed Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, recite the Dharani 1008 times towards the medicine, then apply it on the sick eyes for fully 7 days, stay in a quite room and do not be exposed to wind, then the eyes will recover, the white haze and red film will disappear, and the eyesight will be very clear."
"If you are afflicted by recurrent fevers, recite the Dharani 21 times towards the skin of a tiger, panther, or a wolf, place the skin on your body and the fever will be healed. The skin of a lion is best."
"If someone is bitten by a snake, get some earwax of that person, recite the Dharani 21 times towards the earwax, apply them on his sore, then it will be healed."
"If an evil fever enters your heart, and it is so oppressive that makes you even wish to die, in this case, you should find a peach-glue as big as a normal peach, add 1 bowl of clean water and decoct them into a half bowl of decoction. When done, recite the Dharani 7 times towards the decoction, take them all, than the disease will be healed. The medicine should not be decocted by a woman."
"If you are possessed by a ghost, recite the Dharani 21 times towards a Guggula incense and burn it to fume the nostrils, further, make 7 pills of Guggula each as big as a rabbit dung, recite the Dharani 21 times towards them and take them, then you will be cured. Be careful: do not drink alcohol, do not eat meat or the five-pungencies, and do not abuse others. If you find some Manahsila (realgar), mix it with white mustard seeds and YanSheng-salt, then recite the Dharani 21 times towards the mixture and burn it under the bed of the patient, then the possessing ghost will run away and not dare to stay.
(*[Note] The five-pungencies are: onions, leeks, garlic, chives or shallots)
"For deafness, recite the Dharani towards some sesame oil and drop the oil into ears, then the disease will be healed."
"If someone is suffering from hemiplegias, his nose is blocked and his hands and feet cannot move because of apoplexy, you should mix some sesame oil with Green-wood-spice and decoct them, recite the Dharani 21 times towards the mixture, and rub it on the body, then the diseases will forever be healed. Another prescription: recite the Dharani 21 times towards some pure cow ghee, and rub it on the body, then the diseases will also be healed."
"For dystocias, recite the Dharani 21 times towards sesame oil and apply on both the navel and the jade-gate of the woman who is giving birth, then there will be an easy birth."
"If a baby dies in a pregnant woman's womb, find one large Lerng(*) of hyssops, mix it with 2 bowls of clean water, and decoct them into 1 bowl of decoction. Recite the Dharani 21 times towards the decoction and let the woman take it, then the dead baby will come out, and the woman will not be in pain. If the placenta does not come out, let her take this medicine again and it will be fine."
(* Lerng: a Chinese measurement)
"If you have a disease that your heart is often attacked by an unbearable pain, this is called Hidden Corpse Disease. Find a Fume-Land Incense with mature nipples, recite the Dharani 21 times towards it, chew and swallow it - no matter more or less. After some time, it will cause vomiting or diarrhoea, then the disease will be healed. Do not eat any of the five-pungencies, do not eat meat, and do not drink alcohol."
"If burned by a fire, recite the Dharani 21 times towards some dung of black cows, apply them on the sores, the pain will be healed."
"If one's heart is being attacked by ascarids, recite the Dharani 21 times towards a half bowl of urine of a white horse and take it, then the disease will be healed. If the disease is serious, take more medicine up to 1 bowl, then the ascarids will come out like a linked rope."
"For a Nail-sore, find some Ling-Sil-leaves, grind them and get the juice, recite the Dharani 21 times towards the juice, apply the juice to the sore, pull the sore out by the root and it will be healed immediately."
"If one's eyes were bitten by flies, find some new dung of donkey, filter it and get the liquid, recite the Dharani 21 times towards the liquid, drop it into the eyes when lying on the bed at night, then the disease will be healed."
"For bellyaches, mix Well-flower-water with YanSheng-salt to make 21 pellets, recite the Dharani 21 times towards them, take half a bowl of the medicine, then the disease will be healed."
"For red-eyed diseases, or neoplasms in eyes, or cataracts, find some leaves of Chinese-wolfberry (Gau-Gey), grind them and get their juice, recite the Dharani 21 times towards the juice, soak a bronze copper coin in the juice overnight, recite the Dharani towards it 7 more times, drop the juice into the eyes, then the disease will be healed."
"If someone is afraid and not peaceful at night, and he may even be frightened when entering or leaving a house, he should make a rope with white threads, recite the Dharani 21 times towards it, tie it into 21 knots, and wear it on his neck, then the fear will disappear. Not only will his fear disappear, his sins will also be eliminated."
"If some unexpected calamities come to your household, find a guava branch, cut it into 1008 segments, smear some ghee and honey on both ends of them, recite the Dharani once and burn one segment, burn up all 1008 segments in this way, then all calamities will disappear. This must be done in front of a Buddha."
"If you recite the Dharani 21 times towards a white flagleaf and tie it to your right arm, you will always win others in all fighting places and debating places."
"If you find some leaves and branches of Sami(*), cut them into 1008 segments, smear some true-cow-ghee and white-honey-cow-ghee on both ends of them, recite the Dharani once towards each segment and burn it, and burn up all 1008 segments in this way. Do this 3 times each day, 1008 times each time, for 7 days, then you, as a Mantra-master, will realize the Through-Wisdom of yourself."
(* Sami: Chinese wolfberry / medlar)
"If you wish to tame powerful ghosts or spirits, find some Wood-Wan-Tzee, recite the Dharani 49 times towards them, smear some ghee and honey on them, and burn them up. This must be done in front of a statue of Great Compassionate Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva."
"If you put 1 large Lerng of bezoar(Cow yellow) into a lapis-lazuli bottle, then put the bottle in front of a statue of Great Compassionate Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, recite the Dharani 108 times toward it, apply the bezoar on your body and dot it on your forehead, then all gods, dragons, ghosts, spirits, human and non-human beings will be pleased."
(* Lerng: A Chinese measurement)
"If being chained and locked, find some dung of white pigeons, recite the Dharani 108 times towards them, smear them on your hands and rub the chains and locks, then the chains and locks will open of themselves."
"If a husband and wife have a disharmonious relationship and their situation is like that of water and fire, find some feathers of the tail of mandarin ducks, in front of a statue of Great Compassionate Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, recite the Dharani 1008 times towards the feathers and let the couple wear them, then the couple will be delightful, and will love and respect each other unto the end of their lives."
"If the seeds and fruits in your farm are being eaten by insects, find some clean ashes, or clean sands, or clean water, recite the Dharani 21 times towards them, sprinkle them around the farm and the seedlings, then the insects will quit. If you sprinkle some Mantra-water on the fruit trees, the insects will not dare to eat the fruits."
The Buddha told Ananda: "
For richness, treasures, or various valuables and necessities, use the Wish-Fulfilling Pearl Mudra(gesture).
For seeking stable life in various unstable situations, use the Pasa(lasso / lariat) Mudra.
For various diseases in abdomen, use the Precious Bowl Mudra.
For vanquishing all demons, monsters, ghosts, and spirits, use the Precious Glave(double edge sword) Mudra.
For vanquishing all heavenly demons and deities, use the Vajra Mudra.
For taming all enemies, use the Vajra Pestle Mudra.
For eliminating all fears in any situation, use the Fearless-Giving (Abhayam-dada) Mudra.
For healing dim eyes, use the Sun-Quintessence Mani Mudra.
If one has a disease caused by the poison of heat and seeks for refreshing coolness, he should use the Moon-Quintessence Mani Mudra.
For high positions and promotions, use the Precious Bow Mudra.
For meeting all virtuous friends as soon as possible, use the Precious Arrow Mudra.
For healing various diseases on one's body, use the Willow Branch Mudra.
For eliminating evil obstacles and misfortunes of one's body, use the White Whisk Mudra.
For good harmony among all relatives, use the Precious Vase Mudra.
For evading all tigers, wolves, jackals, panthers, and other fierce beasts, use the Shield Mudra.
For always resting in peace and avoiding being imprisoned, use the Axe-Tomahawk Mudra.
For commanding men and women, use the Jade Bracelet Mudra.
For various merits and virtues, use the White Lotus Mudra.
For rebirth in pure lands of the ten directions, use the Blue Lotus Mudra.
For great wisdom, use the Precious Mirror Mudra.
For personally meeting all Buddhas of the ten directions, use the Purple Lotus Mudra.
For underground precious deposits, use the Precious Box Mudra.
For achieving the Way(Tao) of immortals, use the Five Colored Cloud Mudra.
For rebirth in Brahma heaven, use the Bath Bottle Mudra.
For rebirth in heavenly palaces, use the Red Lotus Mudra.
For vanquishing traitors of other places, use the Precious Halberd Mudra.
For summoning all virtuous heavenly gods, use the Precious Trumpet Shell Mudra.
For commanding all ghosts and spirits, use the Skull Staff Mudra.
For the Buddhas of the ten directions coming to receive you with their hands quickly, use the Prayer Beads Mudra.
For achieving all superior wonderful Brahma sounds, use the Precious Bell Mudra.
For the ability of eloquent, clever, and wonderful speech (mouth karma), use the Precious Seal Mudra.
To be constantly guarded by virtuous gods and dragon kings, use the Kusinagara Iron Hook Mudra.
For mercifully sheltering and protecting all living beings, use the Tin Staff Mudra.
For making all living beings always respect and love each others, use the Joining Palms Mudra.
For always being reborn beside Buddhas for all lifetimes, use the Nirmana(Miraculously Created) Buddha Mudra.
To be always reborn in the palaces of Buddhas for all lifetimes, and never be born from a womb, use the Nirmana-Palace Mudra.
For eruditeness, use the Precious Sutra Mudra.
If you wish that from your current incarnation(lifetime) to the incarnation that you are a Buddha, you will never retrogress from or lose the Bodhi-Heart, use the Non-retrogression Gold Wheel Mudra.
If you wish that the Buddhas of the ten directions will come quickly to rub your summit and award you the mark of future Buddhahood, use the Summit Nirmana Buddha Mudra.
For fruits, melons, and various crops, use the Grape Mudra.
There are thousands of such requesting Mudras, now I have just briefly said some of them."
Sunlight Bodhisattva then spoke a great holy Mantra for those who accept and hold the Great Compassionate Heart Dharani to protect them:
"Namo Buddha Kunami, Namo Dharma Mahadi, Namo Sangha Tayeni, DhriBhuBhi Sattva Yam Namo"
"This Mantra can extinguish all sins, and can evade demons and natural disasters. If one can recite the Dharani once and bow to the Buddhas once, 3 times daily, recite the Dharani and bow to the Buddhas, then in his next lifetime, he will gain the delightful fruit-repayment that all of his facial features are handsome."
Moonlight Bodhisattva also spoke a Dharani to protect practitioners:
"Sumdhidi Tusuza Ahjamidi Uduza SumKiza Bolaidi Yemijaza Uduza Kuladiza Kimoza Svaha"
(* in the above sentence, the 'z' should be pronounced as [tz])
"Recite this Mantra five times, making a Mantra-Rope with five colored threads, and wear it on where it is sore. This Mantra had been spoken by the previous 40 Ganges-river-sands Buddhas, now I also speak it, for supporting all practitioners, for eliminating all obstacles and calamities, for healing all serious diseases and relieving all sufferings, for accomplishing all virtuous Dharmas, for eliminating all fears."
The Buddha told Ananda: "You should accept and uphold this Great Compassion Dharani with a deeply pure heart, spread it abroad widely throughout Jambudvipa and never allow it to be lost. This Dharani can greatly benefit all living beings of the Three Realms of Transmigrations, all living beings suffering from diseases can use this Dharani to heal their diseases. Even a withered tree can grow new branches, flowers and fruits when someone recites this great holy Dharani towards it. Thus, it is impossible that any diseases of sentient and conscious beings cannot be healed by this Dharani."
"Virtuous man, the mighty and sacrosanct power of this Dharani is unimaginable, is unimaginable, and one will never be able to fully praise it. If one has not extensively planted virtuous roots since the long distant past, he is not able to hear even the name of this Dharani, much less that he could see it. All of you in this congregation -- the gods, human beings, dragons, spirits, should accordingly rejoice when hearing my praise. Slandering this Dharani is equal to slandering those 9.9 billion Ganges-river-sands Buddhas.
If anyone doubts, or disbelieves this Dharani, we should know that he loses great benefits forever. For billions of kalpas, he will constantly fall into the evil categories (of hell beings, hungry ghosts, and animals) and unable to escape; he will always be unable to see the Buddhas, unable to hear the Dharmas, and unable to see the Sanghas."
After hearing the Buddha praise this Dharani, the whole congregation -- the Bodhisattva-Mahasattvas, Vajra Secret-Traces Divinities, Brahmas, Sakra, gods, the four heavenly kings, dragons, ghosts, and spirits, were all delighted, they accepted the teaching respectfully and started practicing it.
A Demon named Ruru was a great devotee of the Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu and Lord Shiva). The trio were so pleased by his worship and deeds, that they blessed him immensely and gave an assurance that their blessings and protection will always be on him and his family. Ruru had a son named Durg. Durg was a very ambitious demon. He grew up to be a powerful being. Shukracharya advised him to do penance to gain the heaven. He got to know about the boons asked by various demons like Tarakasur and Mahishasur. Shukracharya warned him to be careful while asking for any boon. Durg also got to know about the Vedas in which all the worldly knowledge is present and the Vedas were present with Lord Brahma. Hence to gain the Vedas from Brahma, he started to worship Brahma. Finally, Lord Brahma appeared before him. Durg asked for the Vedas or immortality as a reward for his penance. Brahma had no other option and unwillingly had to give the Vedas to him. As Vedas went in the hands of Durg, Brahma was then unable to do his work of creation without the Vedas and also the human beings became devoid of religious values. Hence, they stopped doing rituals and venerations as a result of which, Gods become weak. At this very time, Durg attacked over the heaven. The weakened Gods no longer possessed the power to battle the demons and hence left from the heaven at once. From then Durg came to be known as Durgamasur. The condition over the earth became worst as in the absence of moral values and knowedge, everything came to a standstill. Earth had become completely dry as biscuit. Rain God could not shower the rains as a result of which nothing grew that could be eaten. Extreme drought conditions were faced by the human beings. Trinity were helpless due to the assurance of protection, they had given to Durgamasur's father and his family. There, Goddess Parvati went to Himalayas where Gods were praying to her. Gods informed her about the droughtful condition over the earth. Seeing the dreadful condition of the earth, Parvati started crying with uncountable eyes and all of sudden, rivers started flowing full of water. This form of Goddess is called as Satakshi Devi, she rained her tears to bring back all the rivers for thirst. Soon after which Goddess Parvati took form of Goddess Shakambhari and presented back the greenery to the earth and natural food like fruits, grains, vegetables etc grew in milliseconds. Parvati got to know about Durgamasur's evil intentions, so she appeared to him in the form of a lady messenger to make him to give the Vedas back to Brahma and also to give back the heaven to Indra. Durgamasur didn't want to, so he sent in a huge army to kill the messenger, Parvati liberates herself from the lady messenger, and she, with Durgamasur's army came on the warfield. From Parvati's body, emerged out all of the female forms of the feminime cosmos namely as Kali, Tarini, Shodashi (Lalita/Tripursundari), Bhuvaneshwari, Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi, Kamalatmika, Shailputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri, Siddhidatri, Brahmani, Vaishnavi, Maheshwari, Kaumari, Indrani, Varahi, Narasimhi, Shivduthi, Chamundai, Yogmaya, Jaya, Vijaya, Savitri, Trishi, Dhiriti, Bhima, Rakta Chamunda, Kauberi, Mrityu, Jambhini, Mohini, Tripur, Rudrani, Gayatri, Bhramari, Akhilandeshwari, Mahakali, Bhadrakali, Guhyakali, Sheetala, Vindhyavasini, Adi Parashakti, Mahashakti, Bhagawati, Sherawali, Bahuchar, Khodiyar, Amba, Chandika, Shakti, Adi Shakti, Ramchandi, Meenakshi, Kamakshi, Kaushiki, Mahadurga, Parameshwari, Devi, Gauri, Jagadamba, Tridevi, Mahadevi, Uma, Bhavani, Mateshwari, Vyaghravahini, Narayani, Mahamaya, Manasa, Ganeshi, Rajarajeshwari, Shaambhavi, Prathyangira, Ishwari, Agneyi, Varuni, Rohini, Prakriti, Kalika, Jumadi, Uma, Yudhadevi, Jagatmata, Aparajita and Chandavigrah. A fierce battle started between the huge army of Durgamasur and the forms of Parvati. After a long battle, the female forms of Parvati had destroyed the huge army of Durgamasur, they felt highly victorious. Durgamasur came to the battlefield, on fearing the extent that Durgamasur was about to delete Parvati's female forms, they all ran back inside her body, one by one. Parvati Maa Shakambari, killed Durgam with her trident and recovered The Veda from his possession. At that very moment all the mantras and japas that were performed by the rishis, munis and devtas had performed earlier but were absorbed by the demon Durgam due to his boon, transformed into a bright light of a 10000 Suns and entered the Devi. From Her body Maa Shakambari manifested the ten most powerful powers who has never been in universe before called "Dashamahaavidya" and 64000 other goddesses. She then handed over The Vedas to Lord Brahma and the heavens to Lord Indra.
Therefor Adi parashakti is known as Durga as she had killed the demon Durgam .