Ushnishavijaya Dharani

Ushnishavijaya

Ushnishavijaya Dharani from Chimé Phagma Nyingtik

The Immaculate Jewel: A dharani consecration and offering liturgy of Ushnishavijaya
from “The Heart Essence of Deathless Arya Tara” (Chimé Phagma Nyingtik) arranged in a clear and convenient form”. (無垢摩尼 : 無死聖度母心要 ( 契美帕瑪寧替 ) 之支分 一見即明之佛頂尊勝佛母陀羅尼修法與供養儀軌)
[Go to text of Ushnishavijaya Dharani] Ushinishavijaya is a manifestation of all the merit contained within the Buddha’s topknot, which is also represented as the wisdom of non-duality. The purpose of this dharani is said to be to help sentient beings in a troubled and tumultuous world. By means of this dharani, beings will obtain happiness and be free of suffering, increase in prosperity and longevity, remove karmic obstacles, eliminate disasters and calamities, remove enmity and hatred, fulfill all wishes, and quickly be led onto the path of the Buddhadharma1A longer list of the benefits and applications of this dharani includes:
• Destroy calamities and rescue those in difficulties;
• Eliminate offenses and create good deeds;
• Purify all karmic obstructions;
• Increase blessings and lengthen lifespan;
• Attain anuttarā-samyak-saṃbodhi;
• Relieve beings in the ghost realm;
• Benefit birds, animals and all crawling creatures;
• Increase wisdom;
• Revert the fixed karma;
• Eliminate various illness;
• Destroy hells;
• Ensure the safety of the households, and having children to inherit the family pride;
• Harmonise husbands and wives;
• Be able to reborn in Sukhavati or other pure lands;
• Heal sickness inflicted by pretas;
• Request for rain etc.
See: Ushishavijaya Dharani Sutra (Chinese: 佛頂尊勝陀羅尼經) in wikipedia.
. This dharani was the principal practice during the 10th Ushinishavijaya Drupchö2drupchö (Tibetan: སྒྲུབ་མཆོད་, Wylie: sgrub mchod) = an elaborate and intensive form of sadhana practice held over several days (usually three to eight days) – see drupchö. with 1000 Offerings led by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche in Taipei, Taiwan from November 19-24, 2020.

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche gave a teaching on the meaning of this dharani on November 19, 2020 during the 10th Ushinishavijaya Drupchö. He said:

This Ushnishavijaya Dharani is like a masterpiece. Every word was supposedly crafted as a masterpiece by billions of buddhas and bodhisattvas. It’s supposedly so great that even lord Mañjushri asked somebody to bring this dharani to him while he was in Mount Wutai in China. […]

Reading this dharani holds your mind together with the state of unborn, meaning shunyata. And while the method holds you to the state of shunyata, simultaneously you also emanate the omniscience, the all-knowing wisdom and unobstructed compassion at all times. […]

How I wish I had the skill of Mañjushri and the wit of Avalokiteshvara and the assertiveness of Vajrapani to explain this to you. Because this word [dharani] is so beautiful and so profound. I’m sure most of the time you [may] think “Oh, mantra is magical. Dharani is magical”. Yes, of course, that will do. If that’s what you’re satisfied with, why not? That will do. But here we are talking about incredible magic. It’s the magic of looking at something that is truth and at the same time hundreds of thousands of beings just see it as a lie. […] These seeming opposites coexisting together so harmoniously. This is the magic.

Wow, if you can really understand this. And not just understand, if you can tap into that wealth, you will be as unshakeable as Mount Meru. But at the same time, [you will be] as adaptable as the one blade of grass on the peak of a windy mountain.

Note: Please see the complete teaching on “Dharani” given on November 19, 2020.

The Ushnishavijaya Dharani below is in Sanskrit, based on the Ushinishavijaya Puja liturgy by Siddhartha’s Intent Taiwan, 2020 (中華民國悉達多本願佛學會 印製)3Note: the full Sanskrit with diacritics is included in Appendix 1 below. The Siddhartha’s Intent Taiwan website has two different versions of the dharani, one with Tibetan pronunciation of the Sanskrit and the second with a hybrid Sanskrit pronunciation and partial diacritics. Both are included in Appendix 2.. The complete liturgy is available from Siddhartha’s Intent Taiwan.


OM NAMO BHAGAVATE SARVA TRAILOKYA PRATIVISHISHTĀYA | BUDDHĀYA TE NAMA: |

TADYATHĀ | OM BHRŪṂ BHRŪṂ BHRŪṂ SHODHAYA SHODHAYA |
VISHODHAYA VISHODHAYA | ASAMA SAMANTA AVABHĀSA SPHARAṆA GATI |
GAGANA SVABHĀVA VISHUDDHE | ABHISHIÑCHANTU MĀṂ | SARVA TATHĀGATA: |
SUGATA PRAVACHANA AMRITA ABHISHEKA | MAHĀMUDRĀ MANTRAPADE: | ĀHARA ĀHARA | MAMA ĀYUS SAṂDHĀRAṆI |
SHODHAYA SHODHAYA | VISHODHAYA VISHODHAYA |
GAGANA SVABHĀVA VISHUDDHE | USHṆĪSHAVIJAYA PARISHUDDHE |
SAHASRA-RASHMI SAÑCHODITE | SARVA TATHĀGATA-AVALOKINI |
SHAṬPĀRAMITĀ PARIPŪRAṆI | SARVA TATHĀGATA MĀTI |
DASHABHŪMI PRATISHṬHITE | SARVA TATHĀGATA HRIDAYA |
ADISHṬHĀNA-ADISHṬHITE | MUDRE MUDRE MAHĀMUDRE |
VAJRAKĀYA SAṂHATANA PARISHUDDHE | SARVA KARMA-ĀVARAṆA VISHUDDHE |
PRATI-NIVARTAYA MAMA ĀYUR | VISHUDDHE SARVA TATHĀGATA |
SAMAYA ADISHṬHĀNA-ADISHṬHITE |
OM MUNI MUNI MAHĀMUNI | VIMUNI VIMUNI MAHĀVIMUNI |
MATI MATI MAHĀMATI | MAMATI SUMATI TATHĀTĀ |
BHŪTAKOṬI PARISHUDDHE | VISPHUṬA BUDDHI SHUDDHE |
HE HE JAYA JAYA | VIJAYA VIJAYA | SMARA SMARA | SPHARA SPHARA |
SPHĀRAYA SPHĀRAYA | SARVA BUDDHA-ADISHṬHĀNA-ADISHṬHITE |
SHUDDHE SHUDDHE | BUDDHE BUDDHE |
VAJRE VAJRE MAHĀVAJRE | SUVAJRE VAJRA GĀRBHE JAYA GĀRBHE |
VIJAYA GĀRBHE | VAJRA JVĀLĀ GĀRBHE |
VAJROD BHAVE | VAJRA SAṂBHAVE |
VAJRE VAJRIṆI | VAJRAM BHAVATU MAMA SHARĪRAM |
SARVA SATTVĀNĀM CHA KĀYA PARISHUDDHIR BHAVATU |
ME SADĀ SARVA GATI PARISHUDDHISH CHA |
SARVA TATHĀGATĀSH CHA MĀṂ SAMĀSHVĀSYANTU |
BUDDHAYA BUDDHAYA | SIDDHYA SIDDHYA |
BODHAYA BODHAYA | VIBODHAYA VIBODHAYA |
MOCHAYA MOCHAYA | VIMOCHAYA VIMOCHAYA |
SHODHAYA SHODHAYA | VISHODHAYA VISHODHAYA |
SAMANTĀN MOCHAYA MOCHAYA | SAMANTA RASHMI PARISHUDDHE |
SARVA TATHĀGATA HRIDAYA | ADISHṬHĀNA-ADISHṬHITE |
MUDRE MUDRE MAHĀMUDRE | MAHĀMUDRĀ MANTRAPADE: SVĀHĀ | [Go back to beginning of Ushnishavijaya Dharani]

Appendix 1

Version of Ushnishavijaya Dharani with Sanskrit diacritics:

uṣṇīṣavijayādhāraṇī
उष्णीषविजयाधारणी om namo bhagavate sarva trailokya prativiśiṣṭāya buddhāya te nama |
ओम् नमो भगवते सर्व त्रैलोक्य प्रतिविशिष्टाय बुद्धाय ते नम | tadyathā | om bhrūm bhrūm bhrūm śodhaya śodhaya |
तद्यथा | ओम् भ्रूम् भ्रूम् भ्रूम् शोधय शोधय | viśodhaya viśodhaya | asama samanta avabhāsa spharaṇa gati |
विशोधय विशोधय | असम समन्त अवभास स्फरण गति | gagana svabhāva viśuddhe | abhiṣiñcantu māṃ | sarva tathāgata: |
गगन स्वभाव विशुद्धे | अभिषिञ्चन्तु मां | सर्व तथागत: | sugata pravacana amrita abhiṣeka | mahāmudrā mantrapade: |
सुगत प्रवचन अम्रित अभिषेक | महामुद्रा मन्त्रपदे: | āhara āhara | mama āyus saṃdhāraṇi |
आहर आहर | मम आयुस् संधारणि | śodhaya śodhaya | viśodhaya viśodhaya |
शोधय शोधय | विशोधय विशोधय | gagana svabhāva viśuddhe | uṣṇīṣavijayā pariśuddhe |
गगन स्वभाव विशुद्धे | उष्णीषविजया परिशुद्धे | sahasra-raśmi sañcodite / sarva tathāgata avalokini |
सहस्ररश्मि सञ्चोदिते | सर्व तथागत अवलोकिनि | ṣaṭpāramitā paripūraṇi | sarva tathāgata māti |
षट्पारमिता परिपूरणि | सर्व तथागत माति | daśabhūmi pratiṣṭhite | sarva tathāgata hrdaya |
दशभूमि प्रतिष्ठिते | सर्व तथागत ह्र्दय | adhiṣṭhāna-adhiṣṭhite | mudre mudre mahāmudre |
अधिष्ठानअधिष्ठिते | मुद्रे मुद्रे महामुद्रे | vajrakāya saṃhatana pariśuddhe | sarva karma-āvaraṇa viśuddhe |
वज्रकाय संहतन परिशुद्धे | सर्व कर्मआवरण विशुद्धे | prati-nivartaya mama āyur | viśuddhe sarva tathāgata |
प्रतिनिवर्तय मम आयुर् | विशुद्धे सर्व तथागत | samaya adhiṣṭhāna-adhiṣṭhite |
समय अधिष्ठानअधिष्ठिते | om muni muni mahāmuni | vimuni vimuni vimahāmuni |
ओम् मुनि मुनि महामुनि | विमुनि विमुनि विमहामुनि | mati mati mahāmati | mamati sumati tathātā |
मति मति महामति | ममति सुमति तथाता | bhūtakoṭi pariśuddhe | visphuṭa buddhi śuddhe |
भूतकोटि परिशुद्धे | विस्फुट बुद्धि शुद्धे | he he jaya jaya | vijaya vijaya | smara smara | sphara sphara |
हे हे जय जय | विजय विजय | स्मर स्मर | स्फर स्फर | sphāraya sphāraya | sarva buddha-adhiṣṭhāna-adhiṣṭhite |
स्फारय स्फारय | सर्व बुद्धअधिष्ठानअधिष्ठिते | śuddhe śuddhe | buddhe buddhe |
शुद्धे शुद्धे | बुद्धे बुद्धे | vajre vajre mahāvajre | suvajre vajra gārbhe jaya gārbhe |
वज्रे वज्रे महावज्रे | सुवज्रे वज्र गार्भे जय गार्भे | vijaya gārbhe | vajra jvālā gārbhe |
विजय गार्भे | वज्र ज्वाला गार्भे | vajrod bhave | vajra saṃbhave |
वज्रोद् भवे | वज्र संभवे | vajre vajriṇi | vajram bhavatu mama śarīram |
वज्रे वज्रिणि | वज्रम् भवतु मम शरीरम् | sarva sattvānām ca kāya pariśuddhir bhavatu |
सर्व सत्त्वानाम् च काय परिशुद्धिर् भवतु | me sadā sarva gati pariśuddhiś ca |
मे सदा सर्व गति परिशुद्धिश् च | sarva tathāgataś ca māṃ samāśvāsyantu |
सर्व तथागतश् च मां समाश्वास्यन्तु | budhya budhya | siddhya siddhya |
बुध्य बुध्य | सिद्ध्य सिद्ध्य | bodhaya bodhaya | vibodhaya vibodhaya |
बोधय बोधय | विबोधय विबोधय | mocaya mocaya | vimocaya vimocaya  |
मोचय मोचय | विमोचय विमोचय  | śodhaya śodhaya | viśodhaya viśodhaya |
शोधय शोधय | विशोधय विशोधय | samantān mocaya mocaya | samanta raśmi pariśuddhe |
समन्तान् मोचय मोचय | समन्त रश्मि परिशुद्धे | sarva tathāgata hrdaya | adhiṣṭhāna-adhiṣṭhite |
सर्व तथागत ह्र्दय | अधिष्ठानअधिष्ठिते | mudre mudre mahāmudre | mahāmudrā mantrapade: svāhā |
मुद्रे मुद्रे महामुद्रे | महामुद्रा मन्त्रपदे: स्वाहा |

Appendix 2

Version of Ushnishavijaya Dharani with Tibetan pronunciation from Ushnishavijaya liturgy “The Immaculate Jewel” (無垢摩尼) © Siddhartha’s Intent Taiwan 2020:

OM NAMO BHAGAVATE SARVA TRAI LO KYA PRATI BISHIS TAYA BUDHAYA TE NAMA
TADYATHA OM BHRUM BHRUM BHRUM SHODHAYA SHODHAYA BESHODHAYA BESHODHAYA
ASAMA SAMANTA AVA BHASA SPHARANA GATI
GAGANA SVABHAVA BISHUDHE
ABHI SHIN TSANTU MAM
SARVA TATHAGATA SUGATA PRAVACHANA AMRITA ABHISHEKAIR MAHAMUDRA MANTRAPADE
AHARA AHARA
MA MA AYUSENDHARANI
SHODHAYA SHODHAYA
BESHODHAYA BESHODHAYA
GAGANA SVABHAVA BISHUDHE USHNISHYVIJAYA PARISHUDHE SAHA SRA RASHMI SANCHO DI TE
SARVA TATHAGATA AVALOKE NI
SHAT PARAMITA PARIPURANI
SARVA TATHAGATA MATE
DASHA BHUMI PRATISH THITE
SARVA TATHAGATA HRIDAYA
ADISH THANA ADISH THITE
MUDRE MUDRE MAHAMUDRE
VAJRAKAYA SAMHA TANA PARISHUDHE
SARVA KARMA AVARANA BISHUDHE
PRATI NIVARTAYA MA MA AYUR BISHUDHE SARVA TATHAGATA SAMAYA ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTHITE
OM MUNI MUNI MAHA MUNI BIMUNI BIMUNI MAHA BIMUNI MATI MATI MAHA MATI
MA MATI SUMATI TATHATA BHUTAKOTI PARISHUDHE BISPHUTA BUDDHI SHUDHE
HE HE JAYA JAYA VIJAYA VIJAYA SMARA SMARA SPHARA SPHARA SPHARAYA SPHARAYA SARVA BUDDHA ADHISH THANA ADHISH THITE SHUDHE SHUDHE
BUDDHE BUDDHE
VAJRE VAJRE MAHA VAJRE
SUVAJRE VAJRA GARBHE JAYA GARBHE VIJAYA GARBHE VAJRA JVALA GARBHE
VAJROD BHAVE VAJRA SAMBHAVE VAJRE VAJRI NI VAJRAM BHAVATU MA MA SHARI RAM SARVA SATTVA NANGCHA KAYA PARISHUDHIR BHAVATU MESADA SARVA GATI PARISHUDHISH CHA SARVA TATHAGATASH CHA
MAM SAMA SHVA SA YAN TU BUDDHAYA BUDDHAYA SIDDHYA SIDDHYA
BODHAYA BODHAYA
BIBODHAYA BIBODHAYA
MOCHAYA MOCHAYA BIMOCHAYA BIMOCHAYA
SHODHAY SHODHAYA BISHODHAYA BISHODHAYA SAMANTANA MOCHAYA MOCHAYA
SAMANTA RASHMI PARISHUDHE
SARVA TATHAGATA HRIDAYA ADHISH THANA ADHISH THITE. MUDRE MUDRE MAHAMUDRE MAHAMUDRA MANTRA PADAI SVAHA

Version of Ushnishavijaya Dharani with hybrid Sanskrit pronunciation and partial diacritics from Ushnishavijaya Dharani © Siddhartha’s Intent Taiwan 2020:

om namo bhagavate sarva trailokya prati-vi-shii-shtāya | buddhāya te nama:| tadyathā | om bhrūm bhrūm bhrūm shiodhaya shiodhaya | vishiodhaya vishiodhaya | asama samanta-avabhāsa spharaṇa gati | gagana svabhāva vishiuddhe | abhishiñtsantu māṃ | sarva tathāgatā: | sugata pravatsana amrita-abhishaikair | mahāmudrā mantra padai: | āhara āhara | mama āyus saṃdhāraṇi | shiodhaya shiodhaya | vishiodhaya vishiodhaya | gagana svabhāva vishiuddhe | ushṇīsha vijaya parishiuddhe | sahasra-rashimi sañtsodite | sarva tathāgata-avalokini | shaṭpāramitā paripūraṇi | sarva tathāgata māte | dashia bhūmi pratishṭhite | sarva tathāgata hridaya | adhishṭhāna-adhishṭhite | mudre mudre mahāmudre | vajrakāya saṃhatana parishiuddhe | sarva karma-āvaraṇa vishiuddhe | pratinivartaya mama āyur | vishiuddhe sarva tathāgatā | samaya-adhishṭhāna-adhishṭhite | om muni muni mahāmuni | vimuni vimuni mahāvimuni | mati mati mahāmati | mamati sumati tathatā | buūta koṭi parishiuddhe | visphuṭa buddhi shiuddhe | he he jaya jaya | vijaya vijaya | smara smara | sphara sphara | sphāraya sphāraya | sarva buddha-adhishṭhāna-adhishṭhite | shiuddhe shiuddhe | buddhe buddhe | vajre vajre mahāvajre | suvajre vajra garbhe jaya garbhe | vijaya garbhe | vajra jvālā garbhe | vajrodbhave | vajra saṃbhave | vajre vajriṇi | vajraṃ bhavatu mama shiarīram | sarva sattvā nāñtsa kāya parishiuddhir bhavatu | me sadā sarva gati parishiuddhishi-tsa | sarva tathāgatāshi-tsa māṃ samāshivāsayantu | buddhya buddhya | siddhya siddhya | bodhaya bodhaya | vibodhaya vibodhaya | motsaya motsaya | vimotsaya vimotsaya | shiodhaya shiodhaya | vishiodhaya vishiodhaya | samantān motsaya motsaya | samanta rashimi parishiuddhe | sarva tathāgata hridaya | adhishṭhāna-adhishṭhite | mudre mudre mahāmudre | mahāmudrā mantra padai: svāhā |


Appendix 3

An English translation of the Ushnishavijaya Dharani by the great Zen scholar D. T. Suzuki (from “The Manual of Zen Buddhism”, first published in 1934).

DHARANI OF THE VICTORIOUS BUDDHA-CROWN

Adoration to the Blessed One who is the most excellent one in the triple world!
Adoration to the Enlightened One, to the Blessed One!
Namely:
Om! Cleanse [us], cleanse [us]! O one who is always impartial! One who, being in possession of all-pervading, all-illuminating light, is pure in his self-nature, cleansed of the darkness of the five paths of existence!
Baptize us, O Sugata, with an immortal baptism which consists of the best words, of the great true phrases!
Remove disasters, remove disasters, O one who holds an eternal life!
Cleanse us, cleanse us, O one who is as pure as the sky!
O one who is as pure as the victorious Buddha-crown!
O one who is inflamed with a thousand rays of light!
O all the Tathagatas who look over [the entire world]!
O one who is perfect in the Six Paramitas!
O one who holds the great seal empowered with the spiritual power which emanates from the heart of every Tathagata!
O one whose body is as hard and pure as Vajra!
O one who is thoroughly pure, cleansed of all impediments, all fears, and all the evil paths!
Turn us away [from evils] O one who enjoys a purified life!
O one who empowers us with [the power of] the original covenant! O jewel, jewel, the great jewel! O Suchness which is reality-limit and absolute purity!
O one who is pure in his evolved enlightenment!
Be victorious, be victorious, be ever victorious, be ever victorious!
Bear in mind, bear in mind!
O one who is pure being empowered by all Buddhas!
O Vajragarbha who holds the Vajra! Let my body be like Vajra! Let those of all beings too be like Vajra!
O one who is in possession of an absolutely pure body! O one who is absolutely pure from all the paths of existence! And let me be consoled by all the Tathagatas!
O one who is empowered with the consoling power of all the Tathagatas!
Be enlightened, be enlightened, be ever enlightened, be ever enlightened!
Have them enlightened, have them enlightened, have them ever enlightened, have them ever enlightened!
O one who is most pure in a most thoroughgoing way!
O one who holds a great seal empowered with the spiritual power which emanates from the heart of every Tathagata!
Hail!
• DJKR teaching: “Dharani” given on the first day of the 10th Ushnishavijaya Drupchö, Taipei, Taiwan on November 19, 2020
• see also: Ushnishavijaya (on Tibetan + Sanskrit page)
• external links: (Ushnishavijaya Dharani): Ushnishavijaya liturgy “The Immaculate Jewel” (無垢摩尼) © Siddhartha’s Intent Taiwan 2020 / Ushnishavijaya Dharani © Siddhartha’s Intent Taiwan 2020 / translation by master Buddhapala (Tang Dynasty); (Ushnishavijaya dharani sutra): wikipedia; (Chimé Phagma Nyingtik): rigpawiki / Lotsawa House

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