Vajrasattva mantra is one of the most effective and popular mantras in Tibet and India. It contains a perfect combination of sacred sounds, grouped in a hundred syllables. This mantra has a powerful effect on the subtle bodies and provokes giant changes on the physical plane.
Vajrasattva In Buddhism And Hinduism
Vajrasattva is a cosmic Buddha, the embodiment of purity. This image in Buddhism symbolizes sincerity, sinlessness, and freshness.
Vajrasattva is depicted as a royal celestial Buddha, wearing a crown studded with jewels and with an aura of five colored lights – red, blue, white, green, and yellow – around his head This signifies the union of the five Dhyani Tathagatas, so Vajrasattva embodies all of their combined wisdom.
In his right hand, he holds a vajra (thunderbolt) – a symbol of steadfastness and compassion. With his left hand, Vajrasattva holds a silver bell – a symbol of spirituality and wisdom. The two symbols of Vajrasattva – the thunderbolt and the bell – are like the yin and yang of the enlightenment experience; the union of compassion and emptiness.
Vajrasattva Mantra Benefits
This mantra is also called “100-syllable mantra”. It has been known since ancient times. Vajrasattva mantra was used by Buddhist monks to cleanse their souls of sins, heal karma and move to a new level of perception. The power of this mantra is so great that it can even heal the karma from past incarnations.
Through the 100-syllable mantra practice you can achieve the following results:
- get rid of chronic diseases;
- alleviate the emotional suffering;
- get rid of immoral thoughts;
- calm down;
- achieve enlightenment;
- get rid of the mental blocks – anger, envy, jealousy;
- understand your purpose and mission;
- cleanse yourself from the black magic influence;
- heal your karma;
- reach clarity of your mind and memory;
- increase in your intuition;
- improve your health.
However, you can experience the benefits of this mantra only if you sincerely want to get rid of your own negativity, and if you are committed to the attainment of wisdom and enlightenment. Without a sincere, pure heart, spiritual evolution is impossible.
The Text of the 100-syllable Mantra
The following 100-syllable mantra should be recited 21 times:
om vajrasattva samaya manu palaya
vajrasattva denopa tita, dido may bhawa,
suto kayo may bhawa, supo kayo may bhawa
anu rakto may bhawa
sarva siddhi may prayatsa,
sarwa karma su tsa may
tsitam shriyam kuru hum,
ha ha ha ha ho
bhagawan – sarwa tatagata,
vajra ma may muntsa
vajra bhawa, maha samaya sattva
ah hum pey
When there is not enough time, you can chant a short version of this mantra:
Om Vajrasattva Hum
A short version should be recited 28 times.
The Meaning of Vajrasattva Mantra
Oṃ Vajrasattva! Preserve the bond!
As Vajrasattva stand before me.
Be firm for me.
Be greatly pleased for me.
Deeply nourish me.
Love me passionately.
Grant me siddhi in all things,
And in all actions make my mind most excellent.
Blessed One! Vajra of all the Tathāgatas! Do not abandon me.
Be the Vajra-bearer, Being of the Great Bond!
Note: This is not a literal translation of the individual Sanskrit words of the mantra.
How to Practice Vajrasattva Mantra?
You can listen to the recording of this mantra, sing it or chant it.
For making your mantra practice more effective and powerful, you need to take a cleansing shower or bath, light the sandalwood or lotus incense, and get into a meditative state. Incense will help your astral body to adjust to the perception of transcendental vibrations.
At the beginning of the practice, you can just listen to the words in the recording, then try to repeat aloud.
When learning the text of the mantra, chant it along with the record. Further, try to practice the mantra on your own, using rosary beads.
While chanting the mantra you need to visualize Vajrasattva.
For practicing Vajrasattva visualization, you need to imagine Vajrasattva seated on an open white lotus on a Moon disk above his head. He is white, translucent, and adorned with beautiful ornaments and clothes.
His right hand holds a vajra which symbolizes great bliss. His left hand holds a bell which symbolizes the wisdom of emptiness. These two attributes signify his attainment of the unified state of enlightenment.
Imagine the seed-syllable HUM at Vajrasattva’s heart. Visualize how the letters of his 100-syllable mantra run clockwise around its edge.
The light radiates in all directions from the HUM syllable at Vajrasattva’s heart. This light is asking the Buddhas to bestow their blessings. They send white rays of light, which are absorbed into the HUM and the letters of the mantra at Vajrasattva’s heart. They fill his whole body, enhancing the magnificence of his appearance and the brilliance of his mantra.
Before you start practicing Vajrasattva mantra you have to commit to following the path of wisdom and purity. This mantra is a powerful tool to heal and purify your karma. From my personal experience, I can tell you that the first benefit I noticed from regular Vajrasattva mantra practice was receiving extra energy so I easily cut down a couple of hours of sleep. Then I felt the intuition increase and my health improved. So I can promise you that by practicing this mantra you will surely see the benefits. All you need is pure intention and discipline!