Kanzeon Kanji

觀 世 音 kan ze on Kuan Shi Yin 南 無 佛 na mu butsu Homage to the Buddha 與 佛 有 因 yo butsu u in There is a cause connecting me to Buddha 與 佛 有 縁 yo butsu u en There is a condition connecting me to Buddha 佛 法 僧 縁 […]

Sitting Quietly Doing Nothing, Spring Comes and the Grass Grows By Itself

兀然無事坐、春夾草自生 兀然 wù rán “quietly” (can also mean “dazed”, “bewildered”, “suddenly”, “unexpectedly”, or “abruptly”) 無事 wú shì “nothing happening” 坐 zuò “sitting” 春 chūn “spring” 來 lái “come, arrive, happen, occur” 草 cǎo “grass” 自 zì “oneself” 生 shēng “live, grow” From the “Zen Sand” (aka “Zenrin-kushū”, “Zen Phrase Book”, 禪林句集). See the very nice […]


Great Compassion Mantra in Siddham: http://www.siddham.org/yuan_english/mantra/emantra_84s_s.pdf Aksharamukha: Script Converter: https://aksharamukha.appspot.com/input/Siddham Proposal to Encode the Siddham Script in ISO/IEC 10646 by Anshuman Pandey: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/1zx6t75q The Siddham script (Chi. 悉曇文字 xītán wénzì; Jap. 悉曇 shittan; Kor. 실담 siltam) is a Brahmi-based script historically used for writing Sanskrit in China, Japan, and Korea. It is also known in […]

Great Dharani Resources

Here is a collection of resources that will hopefully be helplful to anyone who wants to know more about “The Great Dharani”. Lokesh Chandra •  Lokesh Chandra’s book-length study of the Great Dharani: “Thousand-armed Avalokitesvara”: https://www.namsebangdzo.com/Thousand-Armed-Avalokitesvara-p/12549.htm •  Lokesh Chandra paper: “Origin of Avalokitesvara of Potala”: http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/kailash/pdf/kailash_07_01_01.pdf •  Another Lokesh Chandra paper: “Origin of Avalokita-svara/Avalokite-svara”: http://www.asiainstitutetorino.it/Indologica/volumes/vol13/vol13_art13_CHANDRA.pdf […]

Kwan Seum Bosal Chanting Part Five: “Misfortune is derived from the mind and is extinguished by the mind”

Introduction Up to this point we have (1) taken refuge in the Triple Gem, (2) called upon the name of Kwan Seum Bosal, (3) recited Kwan Seum Bosal’s mantra for eliminating “karmic obstructions”, and (4) recited the mantra for achieving our “great aspiration” as Bodhisattvas. It’s a hard act to follow! The fifth part of […]

True Words (眞言)

Please note: this is just a jumbled brain dump of materials related to various mantras and dharanis ………………………….. Gwanseeum’s Mantra for Extirpating Karmic Hindrances (觀世音菩薩滅業障眞言) 唵    阿    嚕    勒    繼    娑    婆    訶 om   a     ro  reuk gye   sa     ba   ha Jijang Bodhisattva’s Mantra for Eliminating […]

Mantra of the Correct Origins of Gwanseeum (正本 觀自在菩薩 如意輪呪)

Mantra of the Correct Origins of Gwanseeum 正本 觀自在菩薩 如意輪呪 Namu motdaya namu dalmaya namu seunggaya namu ariya barogije saraya mojisadaya maha sadaya sagara mahagaro nigaya haridaya mandara danyata gagana barojijinda mani mahamudarye ruroruro jitta haridaye bisaye om budana budani yadeung 정본 관자재보살 여의륜주 나무 못다야 나무 달마야 나무 승가야 나무 아리야 바로기제 사다야 모지사다야 […]

Sublime Dhāraṇī of Gwanseeum Issuing from the Most Profound Heart of the Buddha 佛頂心 觀世音菩薩 陀羅尼

Sublime Dhāraṇī of Gwanseeum Issuing from the Most Profound Heart of the Buddha 佛頂心 觀世音菩薩 陀羅尼 Namora danadara yaya namak ariya barogidye sabaraya moji sadabaya mahasadabaya mahagaronigaya danyata abada abada baribadye inhyehye danyata salbadarani mandaraya inhyehye barimasuda motdaya om salbajaksugaya darani injiriya danyata barogije saebaraya salbadotta ohayami sabaha 나모라 다나 다라 야야 나막 아리야 바로기제 […]

om ah hum

oṃ āḥ hūṃ 唵 阿 吽 ॐ आः हूँ A short and sweet article at the Samye Institute: Oṃ āḥ hūṃ: The Three Syllables Another good article at VisibleMantra.Org: The Seed Syllable āḥ – and oṃ āḥ hūṃ