”This is the main mantra for purifying and liberating from the lower realms, purifying negative karma (action) by putting the mantra on the body of a person who has died or you can recite it for a person who has died.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche
This mantra is practiced to increase merit, longevity, and wisdom, and particularly to clear the hindrances of untimely death.
This three-faced Goddess with eight arms is incredibly powerful for granting long life through the recovery of physical problems and avoiding premature death through disasters and accidents. In addition, the mantra is very potent and very beneficial to anyone who listens.
Namgyalma Bodhisattva is one of the 3 deities of longevity. Her middle face, body and 8 arms are white in color, signifying the elimination of all misfortunes. Her right face manifests the Bodhisattva compassion for all sentient beings and her left face represents her skill at cutting through ignorance through wrathful means.
She is usually depicted holding a double dorje in one hand and a rope on the other hand at heart chakra level, while the palm of her lower right hand is facing the front to gratify devotee’s aspirations and wishes.
On the left side, her first hand is tilting upward, while her second hand is grasping a bow and her lower left hand is holding a pot of ambrosia with a flower in bloom.
Long mantra complete lyrics:
”OM NAMO BHAGAVATE SARVA TRAILOKYA PRATIVISHISHTAYA / BUDDHAYA TE NAMA / TA YA THA / OM BHRUM BHRUM BHRUM SHODHAYA SHODHAYA / VISHODHAYA VISHODHAYA / ASAMA SAMANTA AVABHASA SPHARANA GATI GAGANA SVABHAVA VISHUDDHE / ABHISHINCHANTU MAM / SARVA TATHAGATA SUGATA VARA VACHANA AMRITA ABHISHEKARA / MAHAMUDRA MANTRA PADAI / AHARA AHARA / MAMA AYUS SAMDHARANI / SHODHAYA SHODHAYA / VISHODHAYA VISHODHAYA / GAGANA SVABHAVA VISHUDDHE / USHNISHA VIJAYA PARISHUDDHE / SAHASRA RASMI SANCHO DITE / SARVA TATHAGATA AVALOKINI / SHAT PARAMITA PARIPURANI / SARVA TATHAGATA MATE / DASHA BHUMI PRATISHTHITE / SARVA TATHAGATA HRIDAYA / ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTHITE / MUDRE MUDRE MAHA MUDRE / VAJRA KAYA SAMHATANA PARISHUDDHE / SARVA KARMA AVARANA VISHUDDHE / PRATINI VARTAYA MAMA AYUR / VISHUDDHE SARVA TATHAGATA / SAMAYA ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTHITE / OM MUNI MUNI MAHA MUNI / VIMUNI VIMUNI MAHA VIMUNI / MATI MATI MAHA MATI / MAMATI SUMATI TATHATA / BHUTA KOTI PARISHUDDHE / VISPHUTA BUDDHE SHUDDHE / HE HE JAYA JAYA / VIJAYA VIJAYA / SMRARA SMRARA / SPHARA SPHARA / SPHARAYA SPHARAYA / SARVA BUDDHA ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTHITE / SHUDDHE SHUDDHE / BUDDHE BUDDHE / VAJRE VAJRE MAHA VAJRE / SUVAJRE VAJRA GARBHE JAYA GARBHE / VIJAYA GARBHE / VAJRA JVALA GARBHE / VAJROD BHAVE / VAJRA SAMBHAVE / VAJRE VAJRINI / VAJRAMA BHAVATU MAMA SHARIRAM / SARVA SATTVA NANCHA KAYA PARISHUDDHIR BHAVATU / ME SADA SARVA GATI PARISHUDDHISHCHA / SARVA TATHAGATASHCHA / MAM SAMASHVAS YANTU / BUDDHYA BUDDHYA / SIDDHYA SIDDHYA / BODHAYA BODHAYA / VIBODHAYA VIBODHAYA / MOCHAYA MOCHAYA / VIMOCHAYA VIMOCHAYA / SHODHAYA SHODHAYA / VISHODHAYA VISHODHAYA / SAMANTANA MOCHAYA MOCHAYA / SAMANTA RASMI PARISHUDDHE / SARVA TATHAGATA HRIDAYA / ADHISHTHANA ADHISHTHITE / MUDRE MUDRE MAHA MUDRE / MAHAMUDRA MANTRA PADAI SVAHA”
Namgyalma Mantra short version:
”OM BHRUM SVAHA
OM AMRITA AYUR DA DAI SVAHA.”
Mantra chanting benefits:
Chanting the mantra is a very powerful method for purification of the body and of the soul. Gautama Buddha taught his followers of the many health benefits that can come from chanting the mantra. The mantra can increase your lifespan, purify your obscurations, help to free you from illness, and ultimately help you to achieve spiritual liberation.
Furthermore, it is said that this mantra is so powerful that anybody who hears it will never again be born from the womb. Thus, if animals hear it, they will never again be reborn in the lower realms.