Wish Fulfilling Dharani


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.

This Wish-Fulfilling Dharani can be found here in the Great Compassion Dharani Sutra.

This Mantra has been spoken by previous 9.9 billion Ganges-river-sands Buddhas.  Recite this Dharani mantra five 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. The Dharani is:

NAMO RATNA-TRAYAYA NAMO ARIYA-VALOKITE –SHVA-RAYA
BODHI-SATTVAYA MAHA-SATTVAYA MAHA-KARUNI-KAYA
OM SARVA-RABHA-YE SUDHANA-DASYA NAMO SKRITVA-IMAM
ARYA-VALOKITE-SHVA-RA RAM-DAVA NAMO NARA-KINDI-HRIH
MAHA-VADHA-SVAME SARVA AR-THA-TO SHUB-HAM AJE-YAM
SARVA-SATA NAMO-VASAT NAMO-VAKA-MAVI-TA-TO
TADYATHA OM AVALOKI-LOKATE KARATE-E HRI
MAHA-BODHISATTVA SARVA SARVA MALA MALA MAHI MAHI
RIDAYAM KURU KURU KAR-MAM DHURU DHURU
VIJAYATE MAHA-VIJAYATI DHARA DHARA DHRI-NI
SHVA-RA-YA CALA CALA MAMA VIMALA MUKTELE
EHI-EHI SHINA SHINA ARSAM PRASARI VISHVA-VISHVAM
PRASAYA HULU-HULU MARA HULU-HULU HRI SARA-SARA
SIRI-SIRI SURU-SURU BODHIYA-BODHIYA BODHAYA-BODHAYA
MAITREYA NARA-KINDI-DHRISH NINA-BHAYA-MANA SVAHA
SIDDHAYA-SVAHA MAHA SIDDHAYA-SVAHA SIDDHA-YOGE
SHVARAYA-SVAHA NARAKINDI-SVAHA MARANARA-SVAHA
SHIRA-SIMHA MUKHAYA-SVAHA SARVA MAHA-ASIDDHAYA-SVAHA
CAKRA ASIDDHAYA-SVAHA PADMA KASTAYA-SVAHA
NARAKINDI-VAGALAYA-SVAHA MAVARI-SHANKARAYA-SVAHA
NAMO RATNA-TRAYAYA NAMO ARYA-VALOKITE-SHVARAYA-SVAHA
OM-SIDHY-ANTU MANTRA-PADAYA-SVAHA

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:

  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 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.

UPDATE: To listen how to pronounce the words click these YouTube videos:

  1. Sanskrit version – Mahakaruna Dharani (long)
  2. Tibetan song – Heart Dharani (short)
  3. Vietnamese song – Mahakaruna Dharani (short)
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One response to “Wish Fulfilling Dharani

  1. Bill

    For serious practioners, there is not only a longer version of this mantra. The mantra had two other mantras accompanying it , namely the Sunlight Bodhisattva Mantra and the Moonlight Bodhisattva Mantra.

    The above (Great Compassion Mantra) require five times of recitals a day for benefits to come (according to the sutra)

    There are also a very effectious 42 Mudras (hand gestures) Technique that comes with this mantra. Each mudra has the function to grant the practitioner a wish, from seeing the Tathagata(Buddhas) to subduing ghosts. Vernerable Master Hsuan Hua himself knows and have talked about these set of Mudras.

    If you can remember these three mantras, and seek guidance about the 42 mudras froma lineages Buddhist monk, it would be the most complete proper way of practice I can yet think of.

    In China alone, this mantra has a vast number of unwritten testimonies.
    For example,

    1. A guy had cancer in his nose and was hospitalised.
    He was reciting this mantra (but a longer version)
    A person came into his room to give him water to drink.
    When drinking he realised that the door was locked and nobody could have came him.
    By the time he finished drinking, he nauseated and flush out a dark colour fluid stick lump from his nose. He asked the doctor to preform the testing knowing that the cancer was gone. The results confirmed the miraculous cure.

    2. When Buddhist Master Hsuan Hua was in Hong Kong. A temple had no water supply. Because it was very far away from water supply and people had not enough money and resources to bring water there everyday (at that time) the Master decided to help them.
    Similar to many of his previous meditative practices, he seated in a grass place for three days without drinking or eating or sleeping only saying this mantra, when his was in Samadhi(a state of trance/concentration).
    Everyday he keeped reciting the grass place became wetter.
    Eventually at the end, a very small water (fountain/flow) was miracolously established for the water supply for that temple. The water tasted slightly sweet and was adequate for temple use.

    When people ask Master how we should practice it. He said, if you play martial arts everyday, no matter how bad you do, there has to be some improvement and accomplishment from your effort. Therefore practice as often as you can in a sustained manner. If you practice it everyday, there has to be something accomplished.

    3. A person was in a haunted place known for ghosts. He could hear from far that invisible person was walking towards him but infant he saw nothing coming. he quickly sat down to recited the mantra. After a few recitations, those footsteps, which was walking towards him stopped.

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