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The Sadhana: The title of this practice is Manjushri that dispels the darkness of ignorance. Every practice can be divided into four parts: First is taking refuge, the second is generating bodhicitta, third is the main part and fourth is the conclusion that is dedication. Taking refuge: The first two lines in the practice are going for refuge. It says Namo! "Namo" means I make prostrations, so you pay homage. Next, you make prostration to Manjushri, who embodies the three jewels - the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. You take refuge perpetually, continuously through all the times. Generating bodhicitta: Next line is generating bodhicitta. The meaning of what you say is: "For the sake of all living beings I will accomplish the practice of the Victorious One," that is Manjushri. The visualization that goes with it is that in front of you in the sky you imagine Manjushri. He is surrounded by all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. The Buddhas and Bodhisattvas then dissolve into light; you can image they dissolve into Manjushri and then they dissolve into you. This gives you the ability to visualize your body as the deity and rest in samadhi. Speech is the mantra, the body is Manjushri and mind is samadhi of Manjushri. This is the explanation of going for refuge and generating bodhicitta. Visualization of Manjushri: Now we are coming into main section of the text that includes mantra repetition. On the top of blue lion from the letter PAM comes a lotus. On top of that appears a white letter AH from which comes the moon disk. From the letter DRAM comes the disk of a sun. On top of that is one's own consciousness in the form of a letter DHIH. The color of the letter is as color of Manjushri golden orange. From letter DHIH infinite immeasurable light rays radiate and clear away darkness and ignorance measureless number of sentient beings. The lights dissolve back into the letter DHIH and it transforms into you as Manjushri. His body is a saffron color and brilliant light rays radiate like innumerable suns. He is 16 year old, in full bloom of youth. He has one face and two hands. His hands are holding the stands of utpala flowers at his heart in the mudra of teaching dharma. The utpala lotus is fully opened flower. On these utpala flowers that lay on his shoulders in his right hand is a sword of wisdom and it is marked with letter DHIH. The left hand holds a volume of Prajnaparamita sutras, the perfection of wisdom. He is residing in a very gracious pose with a peaceful smile. His hair is black and divided into parts. One part is bended on the top of his head. The text says the hair is tide with red ribbon but it is probably saffron color. On the top of his hair that is bend is a wish-fulfilling jewel, the king's most royal jewel. The other two parts of his hair are not bound on the top of his head but fall down in front of his shoulders and the last two fall behind on his back. He is adorned with many beautiful silks and jewels. In your heart you visualize the syllable DRUM. This syllable then transforms into a wheel with four spokes. The spokes on the wheel go in the four directions. In the middle of the spokes is a sword. The sword looks just like the one on the lotus. The size of the sword in the heart is four fingers. Set around of the wheel is the mantra. The mantra is set up going counterclockwise. So when it turns it goes clockwise. Visualisation of Sarasvati (Yang Chenma). In front of you visualize a lotus flower and a moon disk from a blue letter HRIH. From that lights radiates to all directions. These lights as radiate clear away an ignorance of all sentient beings and when they came back the letter is transformed into a sword. That sword is marked by blue HRIH and is just like a sword of Manjushri. Instead if DHIH letter Manjushri you have HRIH letter that is Yang Chenma. Then it transforms into blue Sarasvati. She is standing in front facing you as Manjushri. Her hands are in the same teaching mudra as Manjushri, she is holding two utpala flowers open wide. In her right hand is a sword standing and in her left a volume of Prajnamaramita sutras. Both of them,
Manjushri and Sarasvati. the earth. Finally there are eight auspicious symbols: umbrella. the wheel and the jewel. are adorned with multiple beautiful silks and jewels. perfumed). vase. All the teachings of the three baskets (Tripitaka) . little bit like bamboo). the sutras and Abhidharma and the four classes of Tantra . victory banner. it is very unusual grass with joints. They are coming in two forms. Pratyekabuddhas and all ordinary sentient beings. Commentary given by ven. Request: Next comes the request to Manjushri and Sarasvati. Next are the seven royal emblems that are the queen. the general. eternal knot. Eight auspicious substances that is the mirror. One form is as Manjushri and the other is as Sarasvati. vermilion (brilliant red) powder. Then you recite the mantra as much as you can. incense. Making offerings: The next section is making offerings both to Manjushri and Sarasvati. not all the elephants have it).Vinaya. delicious taste and so on. the durwa (sometimes it is called kusha) grass (it is the grass the Buddha sat on when he become enlightened. (Manjushri has DHIH). Dedication The last you do the dedication that is not in this practice but you can add one from Chenrezig practice. and wheel. The offering goddesses bring the offerings to two deities. in the middle of that is four fingers white sword. Light radiates out from your heart and you invite the wisdom deities to come. Carya. In other words it gathers the wisdom of the Universe in the condensed form of light. the minister. medicine (elephant brain. fruit. you might focus on the mantras that turns clockwise or counterclockwise (in your heart or the heart of Sarasvati) or you can shift the focus onto yourself as Manjushri. You focus on the sword in your heart. In female deity you set up the mantra clockwise. the speech and the mind. light and a beautiful sound. Next you praise to Manjushri and Sarasavati. fire and air are gathered together and dissolve into your heart. Yoga and Anuttara Yoga teachings are gathered together and dissolve into your throat. Next are sense offerings: squeezing objects that appease sense faculties like smell.the Kriya. Wisdom deities dissolve into the respective forms. the supreme horse. You request that Manjushri grants you the wisdom that knows without hindrance: the Buddhas words and all the commentaries on them. Bardor Tulku Rinpoche in March. They offer the seven outer enjoyments (offerings): three kinds of water (water for drinking. In the heart of Sarasvati is a four-petalled lotus (four-spoked wheel in Manjushri's heart). lotus. Visualizing that way you refresh your practice. so when it turns it goes counterclockwise. The benefit of the practice is explained at the end of the sadhana. flowers. right turning conch shell. those in the form of Manjushri dissolve into you as Manjushri and those in the form of Sarasvati dissolve into Sarasvati visualizing in front of you. it is a special substance. the supreme elephant. Then from your heart as Manjushri lights radiate and gather all the wisdom of the Buddhas. The courtesans of the sun and moon and all the jewels and the core elements. a white conch shell. washing. Panditas (scholars) and also gather the wisdom of the Shravakas. That light dissolves into you through the crown of your head. It has the letter HRIH just above the handle on the sword. water.2005 Translation by Michel Martin 2 . yogurt. the white sesame seed. Bodhisattvas. You as Manjushri emanate all kinds of offering Goddesses that fill the whole sky. You imagine the infinite amount of offerings that offering goddesses bringing to Manjushri and Sarasvati. golden fishes. So there are three types of blessing that are coming to you: the body. While you recite the mantra every once in a while you take a brake in focusing on the mantra.
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