We always kill insects while walking, driving or doing agricultural farming unknowingly. As His Eminence Garab Rinpoche said “ killing of small tiny insect is same as killing big animal as both has life”. Rinpoche don’t even kill mosquitos, he drives them away. We must ensure as far as possible that we don’t kill insects intentionally.
Unfortunately, we don’t realize there are thousands of such creatures that we can’t even see by our naked eyes and daily we kill them. Just imagine how many insects we all must have crushed under our legs and tyres by now.
Fortunately, there is a specific sacred mantra to liberate them.
OṂ KHRETSA RAGHANA HŪṂ HRĪ SWĀHĀ (7 times)
It is taught that any insects that die under your feet will be reborn as devas in the Realm of the Thirty-Three if you recite the mantra seven times and then spit on the soles of your feet.
As per Lama Zopa Rinpoche this mantra can also be used to bless the wheels of vehicles and other things that can crush and kill sentient beings.
It should be recited when the specific need arises such as having to walk on ground where there are many insects or other small creatures and when driving a car, riding a bicycle, and so forth.
Kindly note that you can’t keep on killing insects by reciting this Mantra.