Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Mantra which liberates from the Eight Great Fears


This is a very important mantra if recited can keep 8 fears at bay. It is revealed here so now it is at your discretion to make use of it in a positive manner.

ཏདྱཐཱ། དྷ་རེ་དྷ་རེ་དྷཱ་རེ་དྷཱ་རེ་དྷཱ་རེ་ཎི་རྞ་ཀ་ཏེ་ཨ་བྷ་ཡཱ་ཀ་ལ་པེ་ཀ་ལ་པ་ནི་ག་ཎེ་ཨ་ནནྟ་ཀ་ལ་པེ་ཨ་མྲི་ཏ་ཀ་ལ་པེ་ཧུཏཱ་ཤ་རེ་ཨ་ནན་ཏཱ་མུ་ཁེ་ཨ་ནན་ཏ་ཙཀྵུ་སྶ་མུད་ག་ཏེ།ཨོཾ་བྷ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ། ན་མཿསརྦྦ་བིདྱཱ་སིདྡྷྱ་ནྟུ་མེ་མནྟྲ་པཱ་ད་སྭཱ་ཧཱ།

TADYATHĀ/ DHARE DHARE DHĀRE DHĀRE DHĀRE NIRNKATE ABHAYĀ KALAPE KALAPANI GANE ANANTA KALAPE AMRITA KALAPE HUTĀ SHARE ANANTĀ MUKHE ANANTA CHAKSHU SAMUDGATE/ OM BHA SVĀHĀ/ NAMAH SARVA VIDYĀ SIDHYANTU ME MANTRA PĀDA SVĀHĀ



What are eight great fears?

Eight great fears (འཇིགས་པ་ཆེན་པོ་བརྒྱད

The eight great fears are considered to have an outer aspect and an inner aspect the mental defilements they represent. 

While the outer fears, or dangers, threaten our life or property, the inner ones endanger us spiritually by obstructing or turning us away from the path to enlightenment

They are the fears of:
  1. drowning or water 
  2. thieves 
  3. lions
  4. snakes 
  5. fire 
  6. spirits or flesh-eating demons 
  7. captivity or imprisonment 
  8. elephants.

Their respective inner counterparts are: 
  1. craving or attachment
  2. wrong or false views
  3. pride
  4. envy or jealousy
  5. hatred or anger
  6. doubt
  7. avarice 
  8. delusion or ignorance.

Another way to think of them is to consider the flood of attachment, the thieves of wrong views, the lion of pride, the snakes of jealousy, the fire of anger, the carnivorous demon of doubt, the chains of miserliness or greed, and the elephant of ignorance.

Image explanation:


Avalokiteshvara Protecting from the Eight Fears: one of twenty-six deity practices in the tradition of Purnavajra and his student Shakyarakshita. 
"Arya Avalokiteshvara is white, with Amitabha as a crown. With one face and eight hands the right hold a lion, elephant, snake, and ghost. The left [hands hold] fire, water, a chain and a person. The left leg is extended in a dancing manner [the right drawn up]; adorned with silks and jewels. In front is Yellow Tara with the two hands folded at the heart holding a jewel offered to the Lord [Lokeshvara]." (Jonang Taranata, Rinjung Gyatsa, [yi dam rgya mtsho'i sgrub thabs rin chen 'byung g.nas] pages 508-509). 

Jeff Watt 6-2009
Courtesy: 
Image courtesy: Himalayan Arts.
Mantra translation courtesy: Mr. Erik Tsiknopoulos (Sherab Zangpo)

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