OM A MI DE VA HRIH

OM

Guru

A

Buddha

MI

Dharma

DE

Sangha

VA

the union of wisdom and compassion

HRIH

pierces through all obscurations

 

OM

going for Refuge

A

generating the mind of enlightenment

MI

confessing all transgressions

DE

rejoicing in virtue

VA

beseeching the Buddhas to remain

HRIH

dedicating all merit

 

OM

the body of the Buddha Amideva

A

the speech of the Buddha Amideva

MI

the mind of the Buddha Amideva

DE

the qualities of the Buddha Amideva

VA

the activities of the Buddha Amideva

HRIH

the Pure Land of the Buddha Amideva

 

OM

purifies the body

A

purifies speech

MI

purifies the mind

DE

purifies emotions

VA

purifies habitual tendencies

HRIH

purifies obstructions to wisdom

OM

the perfection of generosity

A

the perfection of morality

MI

the perfection of patience

DE

the perfection of effort

VA

the perfection of concentration

HRIH

the perfection of wisdom

 

OM

boundless benefit to others

A

boundless loving-kindness

MI

boundless compassion

DE

boundless joy

VA

boundless equanimity

HRIH

boundless wisdom

 

OM

the Five Precepts

A

the Bodhisattva Vows

MI

the Eight Mahayana Vows

DE

the Lay Ordination Vows

VA

the Monastic Ordination Vows

HRIH

the Tantric Samaya

 

OM

purifies pride and indolence

A

purifies jealousy and strife

MI

purifies struggle and desire

DE

purifies stupidity and violence

VA

purifies greed and miserliness

HRIH

purifies hatred and intolerable pain

 

 

OM

closes the god realm

A

closes the human realm

MI

closes the animal realm

DE

closes the ghost realm

VA

closes the hell realm

HRIH

opens the Pure Land

 

OM

pacifies attachment

A

pacifies aversion

MI

pacifies indifference

DE

pacifies jealousy

VA

pacifies pride

HRIH

pacifies ignorance

 

OM

unobstructed wisdom

A

mirror-like wisdom

MI

wisdom of equality

DE

discriminating wisdom

VA

wisdom of activity

HRIH

self-arisen wisdom

 

OM

pure universal ground

A

unobstructed path

MI

liberation

DE

enlightenment

VA

return to samsara

HRIH

pure separated result

 

 

OM

dharmakaya

A

sambhogakaya

MI

nirmanakaya

DE

svabhavikakaya

VA

abhisambodhikaya

HRIH

vajrakaya

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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5 Responses to OM A MI DE VA HRIH

  1. Blue Garuda says:

    Wonderful, Tashi-la. Believe it or not, I was wondering about the facets of this mantra yesterday, in connection with the Boston bombs. Thank you for such clarity and kindness. 🙂

  2. talesfromthelou says:

    Reblogged this on Zen Flash.

  3. Dharma fool says:

    Wonderful, Tashi la. What is abhisambodhikaya?

    • Tashi Nyima says:

      Abhisambodhikaya is the fifth of the five kayas (bodies or forms) of Buddhahood, defined by Jamgön Kongtrül in his Treasury of Knowledge as “manifold manifestation in accordance with the karma of those to be influenced, without departing from dharmakaya, that appears because the other four kayas are spontaneously complete within awareness wisdom.”

  4. Dharma fool says:

    I see — conceptually for now. — thank you.

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