Enjoy! Take what is useful for you and practice it — it works!

Practices to Do for Success

1)     GIVE RISE TO BODHICHITTA. DO ALL OF YOUR ACTIONS WITH BODHICHITTA.

Make it a habit to think that all of your actions of body, speech and mind will be done for the benefit of others. Cultivate the aspiration to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings, and nurture this precious altruistic intention as dearly as a mother cares for her child.

2)     Do TONGLEN!

When you breathe out, think that you are giving everything to all sentient beings. Give all your merits of the three times and your body, like a wish-granting jewel, all your possessions, and so on. Give them to all sentient beings as you breathe out, and when you breathe in, take all beings’ sufferings and their causes, all the undesirable things, onto yourself, and destroy your self-cherishing thought.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

3)     REJOICE in the merit, happiness, virtue, positive potential, and amazing, inconceivable causes of happiness, merit, and virtue created by all the buddhas, bodhisattvas, and all sentient beings of the ten directions and three times,

and especially your root spiritual teachers, Shakyamuni Buddha, and all other great gurus, arhats, pratyekabuddhas, monks, nuns, lamas, retreatants, and all Dharma practitioners (and any other great spiritual masters with whom you have a connection).

Each time you rejoice in your own past, present, and future merits, it doubles or triples them. You collect so much merit by rejoicing, or feeling happiness about other sentient beings’ merit. If you rejoice in a sentient being’s merit, and the level of the person’s mind is lower than yours, you collect double the person’s merit. If the person’s level of mind is equal to yours, you collect the same amount of merit. If the person’s level of mind is higher than yours, then you collect half their merit. Since there are so many sentient beings, you can imagine how much merit you collect. You will want to practice rejoicing all day long, and night. If you rejoice in the merit generated by one bodhisattva in one day, you receive half of the merit. Because bodhisattvas have realized bodhicitta, they seek only the happiness of others, so whatever activity the bodhisattva does collects so much merit, every second. Can you imagine if you get half of a bodhisattva’s merit for one day? Now you can see how incredible it is …to get that kind of merit, without rejoicing, would take 13,000 years! You can see that this is a great thing to do, and is so easy to do. You can collect merit within seconds that would take 13,000 years. You don’t need to prepare anything, just your thoughts. You can do this while walking, jogging, eating, lying on the beach: any time. So, this is a really fantastic practice, if you want to have quick success, great wealth, realizations of the path, and benefit others, especially if you want to achieve enlightenment in order to liberate sentient beings from samsaric sufferings, and bring them to full enlightenment.

-Lama Zopa Rinpoche

“You should rejoice in all the virtuous things done by any person. If you can do this you will accumulate merit equal to that person. The great Dzogchen master Paltrul Rinpoche said, “If you want to accumulate merit without doing anything, rejoice in the merit of others.” You can just sleep, lie in your bed and listen. If you hear that someone is doing a good thing, rejoice in that and you can accumulate merit.”

-Garchen Rinpoche

“Rejoicing” is habituating yourself to feeling happy about all the constructive acts of the Triumphant Ones, their spiritual offspring, and all wandering beings. This is a supreme method for transforming fathomless masses of positive force into something immeasurably great.

-Longchenpa

Rejoicing in our own positive accomplishments is one of the best ways to increase the positive force built up by them. This, in turn, strengthens the happiness that will ripen from this force. In the case of rejoicing in the positive accomplishments of others, doing so builds up in us positive force either equivalent to or even greater than the positive force of the other person.”

-Dr. Alex Berzin

4) MAKE OFFERINGS to your Gurus, Lamas, Spiritual Teachers, and Spiritual Friends.

Whenever you meet someone who has the same guru as you, you can offer him or her chocolate, water, or money — anything that you have — with the thought that he or she has the same guru, and so is the same as the guru’s pores. If you offer to many Sangha members who have the same guru as you, then you are making offerings to that many pores of the guru. This is the easiest way to collect a lot of merit through offerings.

By offering just one candy, flowers, or a grain of rice to a statue of the Buddha or even a visualized Buddha, you collect a lot of merit. But making offerings to the guru’s pores collects more merit than offering to all the buddhas, Dharmas, sanghas, statues, stupas, and scriptures, not only in this continent and this world but all that exist in all the universes and all the directions. Making offerings to any pore of the guru with this attitude creates much more merit than all of these offerings.

No matter how much money you have — even 10 billion dollars — it is nothing compared to this benefit. You will attain temporal happiness and ultimate happiness from this good karma, as well as all realizations up to enlightenment. Even after you achieve enlightenment, the many qualities of a Buddha’s holy mind still cause so many sentient beings to become enlightened. These are the benefits of just that simple act of making offerings to the guru’s pores.

These benefits should be understood, so that when you make offerings to the guru’s pores, you think correctly. This is the best business. If your business needs purification, or is short of merit, then this is what you should do to create success for your business.

By making offerings to the guru’s pores, with the remembrance that they are the guru’s pores, you collect mind-blowing merits. With this business of making merit, there is no risk, and the benefit is always there, every time, no matter what. There is no risk of deflation or loss. By making offerings, or charity, the karmic result is ongoing. There is no negative change, and it won’t go decrease due to inflation.

So, if you can make offerings to the Sangha with this in your mind, whatever you can give, even just for a few days or one week, or just give a general donation to the Sangha, the most important thing is to think that you are making offerings to the guru’s pores.

By using these methods, you can collect the most merit. If you collect a lot of merit, suddenly a miracle can happen that you won’t be able to believe — not only great success in business, but suddenly everything booms in your life. Similarly with realizations, miracles can happen. Of course, miracles do not happen without causes and conditions.

-Lama Zopa Rinpoche

5) Make offerings to all of your Spiritual Teacher’s students.

Give texts, money, food, support, friendship, time, kind words, smiles, service, and anything else that they might need or want. Making offerings to the Guru’s disciples is like making offerings to the Guru’s pores.

6) Make offerings to EVERYONE and EVERYTHING — all sentient beings.

Never pass by an opportunity for generosity — constantly look for opportunities for generosity. Seal this generosity with view of emptiness.

Practice charity even with small things, like giving food to animals and people. You can even offer charity to ants, so that you can collect as much merit as possible.

7) DO PROSTRATIONS to all the buddhas, bodhisattvas, the Gurus, and the Triple Gem.

8) Make extensive offering at your altar (or any sacred object) to the Guru, the Buddhas, the Dharma, and the Sangha, and all holy beings and holy objects such as all the lamas, yidams, deities, dakas, dakinis, Dharma protectors, bodhisattvas, arhats, pratyekabuddas, shravakas, statues, stupas, thangkas, and scriptures, all of which are of the nature of bliss and emptiness, and of the nature of your own root teachers. 

9) Keep precepts as much as possible, such as the Sojong/8 Mahayana Precepts, the 5 Lay Precepts, the Bodhisattva Precepts, and any other precepts that you have received from your teachers.

10) Recite the short “Dü Sum Sangye” Barchay Lamsel (Dispelling Obstacles from the Path) prayer to Guru Rinpoche many times.

DÜ SUM SANG-GYAY GU-RU RIN-PO-CHHÈ

NGÖ-DRUB KÜN DAG DE-WA-CHEN-PO’I ZHAB

BAR-CHHAY KÜN SËL DÜD-DÜL DRAG-PO TSÄL

SOL-WA DEB SO JIN-GYI-LAB TU SÖL

CHI NANG SANG-WA’I BAR-CHHAY ZHI-WA DANG

SAM-PA LHÜN-GYI-DRUB PAR JIN-GYI-LOB

OM ĀH HŪNG VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HŪNG

(English Translation)

Buddha of the Three Times, Guru Rinpoche:

Lord of All Spiritual Accomplishments, Sovereign of Great Bliss:

Dispeller of All Obstacles, Dynamic and Wrathful Tamers of Maras:

I pray to you — bestow your blessings!

Pacify outer, inner, and secret obstacles,

And grant your blessings that our wishes may be spontaneously accomplished!

OM ĀH HŪNG VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HŪNG

Translated by Erick Tsiknopoulos (Sherab Zangpo)

11) Recite the Diamond Cutter Sutra many times.

This is a most precious text, where Buddha showed ultimate truth. This is the way Buddha liberates sentient beings, by revealing the truth-not by washing away our negative karma with water, or by taking them from our body with his hand, and not by transferring realizations.

For a version of the Vajra Cutter Sutra, go here:

http://www.lamayeshe.com/otherteachers/buddha/diamond/vajra_cutter.shtml

12) Recite the Arya Sanghata Sutra many times.

When you recite the text, you will understand how much merit you collect by printing this sutra. It can bring miracles.

 -Lama Zopa Rinpoche

For a version of the Arya Sanghata Sutra, go to:

http://www.fpmt.org/teachers/zopa/advice/pdf/sanghatajan07llttr.pdf

13) Recite the Sutra of Golden Light many times.

For a version of the Sutra of Golden Light: The 21 Chapter Version, go to:

http://www.fpmt.org/teachers/zopa/advice/pdf/sutragoldenlight0207lttr.pdf

For the 29 and 31 Chapter Versions of the Sutra of Golden Light, go to:

and http://www.sutraofgoldenlight.com 

14) Recite the Heart Sutra many times.

For a version of the Heart Sutra, go to:

http://www.lamayeshe.com/otherteachers/buddha/heart_sutra.shtml

15) Print out many copies of the Diamond Sutra, Arya Sanghata Sutra, Sutra of Golden Light, and Heart Sutra, and give them away to others.

After you have printed these texts, keep them respectfully in a high, clean place. You can also give copies to people. If you keep some in your house, you can make offerings and prostrations to them, and in this way collect incredible merit. If you have many copies, when a stupa or large statue is built, these extra texts can go inside them. It has to be the complete text, with no missing pages.

You are so fortunate even to see these texts. There is incredible benefit to having them in your house. According to the texts, if you even have one copy of them in your house, your house becomes a holy object, and all the devas of the three times come there and protect your house. This is what you should do to make your life easier.

-Lama Zopa Rinpoche

19) Recite this mantra many times:

The Extremely Secret Mantra of the Vast Celestial Palace of Jewels

OM BIBULA GARBHE MANI PRABHE TATHAGATA NIRADESHANE MANI MANI SUPRABHE VIMALE VIMALE SAGARA GAMBHIRE HUNG HUNG JVALA JVALA BUDDHAVILOKITE GUHYA ABDHISHTHITE GARBHE SVĀHĀ

The Heart Mantra:

OM MANI VAJRA HŪNG

The Quintessence Mantra:

OM MANI DHIRI HŪNG PHAT

[Through reciting this,] all wishes will be fulfilled, and so on; the benefits are inexpressible.

Translated by Erick Tsiknopoulos (Sherab Zangpo).

Generally, in the text, it says to recite it three times a day, but you could recite it two times, and keep the text in your wallet or car or somewhere handy. This can help in business and bring wealth.

Buddha taught such things because his omniscient mind knows the various ways to help others. He knows exactly which methods fit each sentient being. Out of great compassion, the Buddha gave various mantras to help to remove suffering. He taught these various methods while showing the unmistaken path to be free from samsara, to achieve liberation, and to achieve enlightenment.

This mantra is much more valuable than a sky filled with diamonds, gold, and wish- fulfilling jewels. This ordinary kind of wealth is nothing compared to the benefits of this mantra. Just seeing this mantra directs you to enlightenment. Your life becomes irreversibly led toward enlightenment. The mantra can purify the ten non-virtuous actions and the five heinous actions. It can prevent you from being born in the three lower realms. The same is true of touching, keeping the mantra, and also hearing the mantra. Just remembering the mantra becomes an offering to all the buddhas.

This mantra is called the “Great Increasing Jewel Fathomless Celestial Mansion Extremely Well-Abiding Secret Holy Mantra.” See if you can recite it just ten times a day. It is a very, very special mantra.

Buddha taught these mantras because different sentient beings appeared at different times with different problems, and requested Buddha for help. Buddha gave various methods, even manifesting as different deities. By using these means for the Buddha and others you are repaying the Buddha’s kindness.

-Lama Zopa Rinpoche 

20) Recite this sutra many times:

The Maha-Lakshmi Sutra

In the Indian Language [Sanskrit]: Mahashri Sutra [or Mahalakshmini Sutra[i]]

In the Tibetan Language:  Pälchhenmo’i Do [dpal chen mo’i mdo]

In the English Language: The Maha-Lakshmi Sutra

HOMAGE TO ALL THE BUDDHAS AND BODHISATTVAS!

Thus have I heard: at one time, the Transcendent and Accomplished Conqueror was abiding in Sukhavati, the Land of Bliss.

Then, the Bodhisattva Mahasattva, the Noble Lord Avalokiteshvara, went to the place where the Blessed One was, and having gone there, he fully prostrated at the feet of the Transcendent and Accomplished Conqueror, and, circumambulating the Transcendent and Accomplished Conqueror three times, he sat down to one side.

Then, the Transcendent and Accomplished Conqueror gazed at Maha-Lakshmi, and spoke the following words to the Noble Lord Avalokiteshvara:

“If any monk, nun, layman, laywoman, or anyone else comes to know, keep, read, write out, or have others write out the Twelve Names of Maha-Lakshmi, then their poverty will be eliminated, and they will become rich. “

Then, all of the gathered assemblies prayed deeply, saying, “May it be so!”

Then, the Transcendent and Accomplished Conqueror uttered the Twelve Names of Maha-Lakshmi:

PEL-DEN-MA
PEL-TRI-MA
PAY-MAY-T’HRENG-WA-CHEN
NOR GYI DAG-MO
KAR-MO
DRAG-PA-CHHEN-MO
PAY-MAY-CHEN
JEY-PA-MO
ÖD-CHHEN-MO
ZAY-JIN-MA
RIN-PO-CHHÈ RAB-JIN-MO
PEL-CHHEN-MO

(In English)

She Who Is Imbued with Glory
She Who Is Enveloped in Splendor
Holder of a Rosary of Lotuses

Sovereign Lady of Wealth
She Who Is White
She of Great Renown
Lotus Eye
She Who Is Efficacious
She of Great Light
She Who Gives Food
She Who Wholeheartedly Gives Precious Gems
She of Great Resplendence

(The mantra)

SYĀDYATHEDANA/ JINI GRINI/ SARVA ARTHA SADHANI/
SHASHINA ALAGA SHIMANA/
N
ĀSHAYA SIDDHANATU MANTRA PADAI SVĀHĀ/
OM BIGUNI BARAMASU BHAGE SV
ĀHĀ

If anyone recites this during the three times of the day[ii], then they will be victorious over all unpleasant circumstances. They will be endowed with excellent fortune. They will be endowed with not knowing the exhaustion of wealth.

Furthermore, everyone will perceive them as being like their children, will be delighted by them, and will act exactly in accordance with their bidding.

If one always reads this out-loud continuously, then even if Brahma commits wrathful actions one will be not be harmed, and will moreover come to serve under many Buddhas!”

The Transcendent and Accomplished Conqueror gave that teaching, and the Bodhisattva Mahasattva, the Noble Lord Avalokiteshvara rejoiced, and deeply praised what had been spoken by the Bhagavan, the Transcendent and Accomplished Conqueror.

THE MAHA-LAKSHMI SUTRA IS COMPLETE.

Translated by Erick Tsiknopoulos (Sherab Zangpo)


[i]Although some versions of this sutra list the Sanskrit title as ‘Mahashri Sutra’, according to the Derge Kangyur version of this sutra, the title in Sanskrit is the ‘Mahalakshmini Sutra’. Also, the goddess in this text (Pelchenmo, “She of Great Glory”) is almost definitely a Buddhist version of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi, so for these two reasons I have chosen to go with ‘Maha-Lakshmi’ in this translation. This is an updated and revised version of my previous translation of the same text, entitled ‘The Mahashri Sutra’.

[ii] Morning, afternoon, and night.

This practice is for overcoming financial difficulties, especially if someone is causing you financial problems, but also to empower financial endeavors that are dependent on others to bring success.

This can be given to anybody who has difficulties such as not having wealth. Also, those who are having great difficulties finding a job and who have no money, or who have a lot of debt, a difficult life, and who are unable to pay [their bills].

Doing this practice is one method, one solution. Especially if the person has the karma, it is possible that this practice could make a difference. It could help those who have financial difficulties or difficulties with wealth.

-Lama Zopa Rinpoche

21) Recite mantras! All mantras create merit when recited. Here are some special mantras for success:

The Essence of the Six Far-Reaching Perfections Dharani  (The Essence of the Six Paramitas Dharani)

NAMO DHARMAKĀYA SAMBHOGAKĀYA NIRMANAKĀYA/ TADYATHĀ/ DĀNA PĀRAMITĀ/ SHĪLA PĀRAMITĀ/ KSHANTI PĀRAMITĀ/ VĪRYA PĀRAMITĀ/ DHYANA PĀRAMITĀ/ PRAJÑĀ PĀRAMITĀ SARVA DHARMA SHŪNYATĀ SVĀHĀ

Translated by Erick Sherab Zangpo.

(recite six times daily)

The Mantra for Accomplishing Activities

NAMO HARI DHIYE HARI DHIKU MĀRI GAURI GANDHARI CHANDALI MATI GIKA LIKA LIMO HEHI KHARA KHARA PACHA PACHA ABADHAYE MŪRCHĀYA MASHA MANĀYA SVĀHĀ/ OM BHŪRA BHŪPA JVĀLA JVĀLA JVĀLI JVĀLI MANĀNI/ DEVI SARVA SAMSKARA KARINI JA/ TALE TALE JVĀLA JVĀLA SVĀHĀ

Translated by Erick Sherab Zangpo.

Merely by reading this [the Mantra for Accomplishing All Activities] all actions will be successful. Brain sicknesses (headaches), heavy contagious diseases, zombies, and all spirit possessions will be defeated. Merely by remembering this mantra, all of them will let go and will let you go. If you are hungry, you can go into town, recite this seven times, blow on your hand, then wipe your face, and you will find food.

You can recite it over water or face cream and then wash your face with the water or put the cream on your face. If you do this recitation, you will be able to answer when there is an argument, e.g. when others are talking about your mistakes. If you chant this mantra on flowers or fruit, then whoever you give these to, that person will like you.

The Amitayus Long Life Mantra

(especially for the long life of your gurus):

OM AMARANI JIVANTAYE SVĀHĀ

The Akashagarbha Mantra

OM SVASTI KAMĀLĀ KSHIVI PULA SAMBHAVA/ DHARMADHĀTU GOCHARA SVĀHĀ

Translated by Erick Tsiknopoulos (Sherab Zangpo).

This mantra [the Akashagarbha Mantra] has unbelievable benefits. It is the bodhisattva Akashagarbha mantra, Bodhisattva “Essence of Sky”. You can recite it and wear it.

You can wear the mantra all the time, except at nighttime, because it might fall under the body, under the arms or shoulders, and this will result in negative karma. Otherwise, you can wear it all the time, especially if you are going to request something, or at any time when success is important. Of course, just wearing the mantra, without meditating, will not bring extensive realizations and enlightenment. From one’s own side, you have to have good karma. Good karma for success is like a big fund. Merit, good karma, is like the seed for the crops, and the mantra is like the water and soil. The mantra helps the good karma, if it’s there, to ripen quickly.

The Mantra for All Success

TADYATHA NAKSHEDE SAPHA DITTHI MUTENA SHATRANI MESA MITA DAHNI BAHPHENTU SVAHA

The Essence of Ganapati, the Lord of Gatherings

TADYATHĀ/ NAMAH STUTE MAHĀGANAPATAYE SVĀHĀ/ OM GAH GAH GAH GAH GAH GAH GAH GAH OM GANAPATAYE SVĀHĀ/ OM GANĀDHIPATAYE SVĀHĀ/ OM GANESHVĀRAYA SVĀHĀ/ OM GANAPATI PŪJITĀYA SVĀHĀ/ OM KATA KATA MATA MATA DARA DARA BIDARA BIDARA HANA HANA GRIHNA GRIHNA DHĀBA DHĀBA BHAÑJA BHAÑJA STAMBHA STAMBHA JAMBHA JAMBHA MOHA MOHA DEHI DEHI DĀPAYA DĀPAYA DHĀNA DHĀNYA SIDDHI ME PRAYACCHA SAMAYA MANUSMARANA NAMAH STUTE MAHĀRUDRA BACHANĀYA SVĀHĀ/ OM KURU KURU SVĀHĀ/ OM TURU TURU SVĀHĀ/ OM MURU MURU SVĀHĀ/ PĀPA SHĀNTI BASU PUSHTIM KURU SVĀHĀ/ OM ANG BHUTA BIDUKSHU BHITA CHITTA MAHĀBIDĀRAH SAMA GACCHATE MAHĀBHAYA MAHĀBALA MAHĀBAKRA MAHĀHASTI MAHĀRAKSHINIYA PRACHITAYĀMI SVĀHĀ/ OM KURU KURU CHURU CHURU MURU MURU/ OM GAH GAH GAH GAH GAH GAH GAH GAH OM NAMO NAMAH SVĀHĀ

Translated by Erick Tsiknopoulos (Sherab Zangpo)

The Dharani of Ganapati’s Monkey Emanation

And thus, if you recite this dharani of Ganapati’s Monkey Emanation many times, you will not lack for food and resources.

OM NAMO GANAPATI JAYABARANE JIVANTIYE SVAHA

If you recite this heart-essence all the time, at those very times, you will find a great treasury of wealth. You will become equal in fortune to a world-turning universal monarch.

22) Recite the following wealth sutras:

Ganapati’s Exalted Heart-Dhārani

In the Indian Language [Sanskrit]: Ārya Ganapati Hridāya

In the Tibetan Language: Phakpa Tsokdakpo’i Zung 

In the English Language: The Exalted Ganapati’s Heart-Dhārani

HOMAGE TO ALL THE BUDDHAS AND BODHISATTVAS!

Thus have I heard: at one time, the Transcendent and Accomplished Conqueror was in Rajagriha, on Vulture’s Peak Mountain, abiding together in one company with an enormous Sangha of fully-ordained monks.

Then, the Blessed One said to the Venerable Ananda:

“Retain this, the Heart of Ganapati! Those people who read this will accomplish all of their endeavors. All the aspirations they hold in their minds will be accomplished, as well. They will accomplish all of the secret mantras, too. All of their wealth and resources will become abundant. Without asking or searching, whatever food and riches they want will be found. For this, one must recite this mantra!”

TADYATHĀ/ NAMO TUDDHE/ GANAPATI/ KATA KATA/ KITI KITI/ KUTA KUTA/ MATRA MATRA/ DARA DARA/ DHAHA DHAHA/ GHRINA GHRINA/ DABĀ DABĀ/ JAMBHA JAMBHA/ SAMAYA MANUSMARANA TUDDE TUDTRA/ BACHANAYE SVĀHĀ/ ABUTE BHIDUKSHABANCHA TANA/ BASAMA GARACHHA/ THAMAHABHAYA/ MAHĀBAYĀ/ MAHETETA KSHINIYA/ PRAKOMPAYASI/ TADYATHĀ/ OM KURU KURU/ MURU MURU/ CHURU CHURU/ NAMA NAMA SVĀHĀ

“Ananda! If any son or daughter of noble spiritual lineage, fully-ordained monk, fully-ordained nun, layman, laywoman, or anyone else intones this Heart-Essence of the Lord of Gatherings every day, then that person will be endowed with bliss and happiness in this life. They will be endowed with riches and resources. The sufferings of poverty and destitution will not occur. They will be pleasing and delightful to all people. They will accomplish all of their endeavors, no matter what they are, and their aspirations as well. Both in this life and their next life too, they will not lack wealth and resources.”

“Waking up daily early in the morning in one’s home, if this dhārani is chanted three or seven times, then one will retain what has been heard. All malevolent gods, harmful spirits, demons, and dakinis will not snatch away one’s radiance and luster. That person will be guarded and protected.”

The Transcendent and Accomplished Conqueror spoke thus, and the entire retinue, the whole universe with its gods, humans, demi-gods, and gandharvas rejoiced, and deeply praised what had been spoken by the Bhagavan, the Transcendent and Accomplished Conqueror.

THE EXALTED DHĀRANI OF GANAPATI, THE LORD OF GATHERINGS, IS COMPLETE.

Translated by Erick Tsiknopoulos (Sherab Zangpo). 

The Exalted Manibhadra’s Dhārani

In the Indian Language (Sanskrit): Ārya Manibhadra Nāma Dhārani

In the Tibetan Language: Phakpa Norbu Zangpo’i Zung Zheyjawa

In the English Language: The Dhārani of the Exalted Manibhadra

HOMAGE TO THE THREE JEWELS!

Thus have I heard: at one time, the Transcendent and Accomplished Conqueror was abiding in Shravasti in King Jetavana’s Grove, in the contemplative garden of Anathapindada.

Then, the great general of the yakshas, Manibhadraputra, went up to the Transcendent and Accomplished, and having gone there,  he bowed his head at the feet of the Transcendent and Accomplished Conqueror, and sat down to one side.

Having sat down to one side, the great general of the yakshas Manibhadraputra spoke the following words to the Transcendent and Accomplished Conqueror:

“Venerable Sir, if any fully-ordained monks, fully-ordained nuns, laymen, laywomen, or anyone else recites this heart-essence every day during the three parts of the day, then I will always follow after that person, do everything that person needs, seek out food, riches, gold, jewels, grain, and silver for them, accomplish all of their aims, put all sentient beings under their power, instantaneously accomplish all the various activities of that person, and they will be apart from association with depravity.”

NAMO RATNA TRAYĀYA/ NAMO MANIBHADRĀYA/ MAHĀYAKSHA SENĀPATAYE/ SYĀDYATHEDANA/ HILI MANIBHADRA/ HILI HILI MANIBHADRA/ KILI MANIBHADRA/ KILI KILI MANIBHADRA/ CHILI MANIBHADRA/ CHILI CHILI MANIBHADRA/ CHULU MANIBHADRA/ CHULU CHULU MANIBHADRA/ TURU MANIBHADRA/ TURU TURU MANIBHADRA/ KURU MANIBHADRA/ KURU KURU MANIBHADRA/ CHURU MANIBHADRA/ CHURU CHURU MANIBHADRA/ SURU MANIBHADRA/ SURU SURU MANIBHADRA/ SARVA Ā-ARTHA MAME SANGHAYA SVĀHĀ/ TADYATHĀ/ PŪTANE SUPŪTANE SURUME SUMĀTE/ SURATHE/ SUSMABATE/ HILEKE HILAKALI/ PUNYA SIDDHI BHADRA/ HILI HILI SVĀHĀEHIKO NIKSHE/ EHIKO NIKSHE SVĀHĀ

“If you recite this seven times, there will be accomplishment.”

“The ritual of this dhārani is this: If on the 15th day of the waxing moon ones clean oneself,  scents with the smoke of aloe-wood [akaru] during the three times of the day, and recites this dhārani 7,000 times, then gold will be found.”

THE EXALTED DHĀRANI OF MANIBHADRA IS COMPLETE.

Translated from Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos (Sherab Zangpo).

***

Inspired by the teachings of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche.

This work is dedicated to all beings – may they always have success!

Compiled by Erick Tsiknopoulos (Sherab Zangpo) 

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14 thoughts on “Practices for Success: Buddhist Keys to Abundance and Good Fortune

  1. Thanks for all the good advice on generating good merit to have prosperity, it’s specially good to practice it in this tough times.

  2. _/|\_
    Thank you for your generous posting of dharma and the prosperous way to go.
    May all beings find inner and outer wealth, and the causes for inner and outer wealth.

    Anumodana!

  3. Thank you so much for posting all this. For me its very precious. I will certainly use it. May all be well wit You.

  4. with Bodhicitta motivation, all becomes possible! Offering up the wonderful gifts displayed here — your generosity is wonderful, let it multiply and multiply

  5. Thank you for your great generosity! May your merit and wealth ever increase and likewise that of all beings.

  6. Hi, does anyone know where the The Mantra for Accomplishing Activities comes from, I mean the original source of the text, is it a Sutra or a Tantra?Thanks!!

  7. Thank you for your efforts and great generosity. Regarding Manibhadra’s Dhārani, when is the 15th day of the waxing moon?

  8. Thank you. May the Victorios Ones grants Lama Zopa Rinpoche long life to continue to turn the dharma wheel for the sake of sentient beings.
    Namo Amituofo.

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